200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

March 25 - April 22, 2018


What’s the most important thing when choosing a Yoga Teacher Training? The teacher. The Ubud Yoga House is offering an affordable 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with top 5 star rated teachers in a spectacular location overlooking the rice fields of Ubud. Trip Advisor ranks Ubud Yoga House as the number one yoga studio in Ubud. Read the reviews about our teachers and location at www.tripadvisor.com.


Required Textbooks:

  • Iyengar Yoga for Beginners (BKS Iyengar): Basic textbook for the course
  • Light on Yoga (BKS Iyengar): Reference for all yoga poses
  • Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit (Donna Farhi): A Return to Wholeness
  • Key Poses of Yoga (Ray Long): Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga
  • Key Muscles of Yoga (Ray Long): Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga
  • Light on Life (BKS Iyengar): Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace & Ultimate Freedom

Optional Reading:

  • Yoga The Path to Holistic Health: BKS Iyengar: The definitive illustrated guide by the world’s leading yoga teacher
  • The Woman’s Book of Yoga & Health:  Patricia Walden: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness
  • Yoga as Medicine (Timothy McCall, M.D.): Yoga Prescription for Health & Healing
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Various translations available.
  • Awakening the Buddha Within (Lama Surya Das): Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World

Ubud Yoga House Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

Yoga Practice: 100 hours:  
Instruction in Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, & Restorative yoga and Mindfulness Meditation. The basic yoga poses and yoga styles will be explained and demonstrated. The textbooks used are Iyengar Yoga for beginners and Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar. Each style will be demonstrated with sequenced yoga poses. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the yoga poses and the various styles by teaching a sequence of each style. Proper alignment and appropriate ways to modify yoga postures using blocks, bolsters, straps and blankets will be explained and demonstrated. Students will demonstrate their understanding of alignment and how to modify poses by demonstrating the basic yoga poses with appropriate cues for teaching proper alignment and using modification. Students will study and understand cautions to take when teaching each pose and the benefits and effects of each pose on the mind and body. The concepts and fundamentals of Mindfulness Meditation based on the technique of Jon Kabat-Zinn will be explained and practiced in class. Students will have a daily Mindfulness Meditation session to calm and stabilize the mind.

Teaching Methodology: 25 hours:
Based on sound educational philosophy and pedagogy and Sheila’s 30 years of teaching experience, students will learn to set learning objectives for each class;  how to motivate students using positive reinforcement; how to create a “safe” learning environment; how to differentiate each class for various learning styles in a multi ability classroom and how to motivate students to reach their full potential by building self esteem and confidence when teaching and correcting postures. Emphasis will be placed on how to differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of all students in a mixed ability class making yoga accessible for every body.  We will look at sequencing and how to plan a yoga class with appropriate warm up, sequencing, cool down and savasana for Every Body.

Anatomy & Physiology: 20 hours:
Students will study the basics of their musculoskeletal system. The key anatomic structures will be studied as they relate to yoga. Knowledge of these structures will be applied to optimize yoga practice and avoid injuries. Students will learn the benefits of yoga and study the interplay between the skeletal, endocrine, and excretory systems which affect the parathyroid gland, kidneys, intestines, skin, liver and bones. A study of fundamental bones, the axial and appendicular skeletons, the shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle and the vertebral column will be studied. The joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons will also be covered. The six basic movements of the body will be studied and demonstrated with various yoga poses.  A breakdown of the basic yoga poses focusing on anatomy and the effects of each pose on various parts of the body will be demonstrated and then explained in a demonstration by the students.  Students will also study how yoga poses improve the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and hormonal systems and activate glands and vital organs by supplying fresh blood to the brain making it alert but relaxed.  

Yoga Philosophy: 30 hours: Yoga Sutras, Aims, Philosophy, Meaning of Yoga, Chakras  
The philosophy of yoga is that yoga is the union of the individual self with the universal self. Students will study the basic philosophy of yoga focusing on the primary aim of yoga which is to restore the mind to simplicity and peace and free it from confusion and stress. Thus, the goal of yoga is harmony between the body and the mind. Yoga philosophy includes the understanding that yoga postures strengthen bones and muscles, correct posture, improve breathing, and increase energy and it is this physical well being that strengthens and calms the mind. Asanas are one of the major tools of yoga and help the student to develop physically and spiritually. Yogic philosophy looks at the body as being made up of three layers ( causal body, subtle body and gross body) and five sheaths (anatomical, life force, psychological, intellectual, sheath of bliss) which will be studied.  To better understand this philosophy, students will study the yoga sutras of Patanjali which explain that the aim of yoga is to calm the mind and that only yoga disciplines the mind, emotions, intellect and reason.  Students will also study the 8 limbs of yoga including explanation and discussion of the yamas, niyamas, asanas, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana dhyana and samadhi. The ethical principles and ethical practices will be addressed by studying the yamas and niyamas. We will also examine the role of the seven main chakras located in the spinal column.  
Practicum: 10 hours:
Through assisting in regular yoga classes at the Ubud Yoga House students will demonstrate their understanding of alignment, modifications and how to use props with required written feedback after each class. Students will also demonstrate their understanding of how to sequence yoga poses with proper alignment and modifications by  practice teaching in pairs and small groups. Each participant will teach a one hour yoga class to the participants in the teacher training. Each participant will also teach 5 one hour regularly scheduled classes for the general public at the Ubud Yoga House.

Electives: 15 hours:
Reading, self practice, writing, etc. Hours accumulated outside of teacher training hours as ‘non-contact’ hours.


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Sunday March 25, 2018: 9:00-12:00: Opening Ceremony & Orientation
Sunday April 22, 2018: 9:00-12:00: Closing Session & Presentation of Certificates

Daily Schedule:  Monday-Saturday

Week 1:  March 25 - 31, 2018 : Monday-Friday Morning

Please eat light breakfast before class

07:30-09:00 Class with Sheila: Asana/Finding Your Voice     
09:00-10:30 Morning Flow Mon. Tues Wed    Yoga for Beginners Thurs. Fri.
Snack:Fresh coconut, fruit salad, tea & coffee provided     
11:00-12:30 Mon/Thurs/Fri Gentle Yoga     Tues/Wed   Class with Sheila  
12:30-14:30 Lunch Break
Studio is closed during lunch break. We will re-open at 2:30.
Monday Afternoon:
14:30-16:00 Introduction to texts: Iyengar Yoga for Beginners & Preliminary Series.
FOCUS: 8 Fold Path, Aims & Meaning of Yoga, Philosophy of yoga      
16:00-16:30 Restorative Yoga/Pranayama/ Meditation/Mudras
18:00-19:00 Sound Meditation

Tuesday Afternoon:
14:30–16:00 Yoga Unveiled: Film, Books, Discussion                    
16:00-16:30 Restorative yoga/Pranayama/ Meditation/Mudras
Wednesday Afternoon:
14:30-16:00 Yoga Unveiled: Film, Books, Discussion
16:00-16:30 Restorative Yoga/Pranayama/ Meditation/Mudras
Thursday Afternoon:
14:30-16:00 Yoga Unveiled: Films, Text, Discussion
16:00-16:30 Restorative Yoga/Pranayama/Meditation/Mudras

Friday Afternoon:
14:30-16:00 Yoga Unveiled
16:00-16:30 Restorative yoga/Pranayama/Meditation/Mudras

Saturday Morning
7:30-9:00 Iyengar Inspired Hatha Yoga
9:00-10:30 Morning Flow or Yoga for Beginners
11:00-12:30 Gentle Yoga (optional)

Week 2: April 1 - 7: Monday-Friday Morning

07:30-09:00 Class with Sheila    
09:00-10:30 MWTF YFB or Morning Flow    Tues Asthanga Workshop
Snack : Fresh Coconut, fruit salad,  tea & coffee provided
11:00-12:30 Gentle Yoga
12:30-14:30 Lunch Break

Monday afternoon
14:30-16:30   Introduction to Ayurveda: Dr. Sugatha @Ayurvedic Clinic         

Tuesday afternoon
14:30-16:00 Sequencing Workshop
16:30-17:30 Vinyasa Flow (optional)
18:00-19:00 Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday afternoon
14:30-16:30 Anatomy: Dr. Sugatha
Thursday afternoon
14:30-16:00 Chakra Workshop
16:30-17:30 Vinyasa Flow: Optional

Friday afternoon
14:30-16:30 Anatamy: Dr. Sugatha
Saturday Morning
07:30-09:00 Hatha Yoga
09:00-10:30 Morning Flow or Yoga for Beginners
11:00-12:30 Gentle Yoga
Week 3: April 8 - 14 :  Monday-Friday Morning
07:30-09:00 Class with Sheila: Practice Sequencing/  Adjusting
09:00-10:30 Morning Flow or YFB     
Snack: Fresh Coconut, fruit salad, tea & coffee provided
11:00-12:30 MWF Gentle Yoga   Tues/Thurs Arm Balances/Inversions
12:30-14:30 Lunch

Monday Afternoon
14:30-16:00 Practice Sequencing and teaching to a partner & the group
16:30-17:30 Vinyasa Flow: Optional
Tuesday Afternoon
14:30-16:30 Yin Yoga Workshop
16:30-17:30 Vinyasa Flow: Optional  

Wednesday Afternoon
14:30-16:00 Adjusting/Assisting Workshop
16:30-17:30 Vinyasa Flow: Optional
18:00-19:00 Yoga Nidra/Tibetan Bowl Meditation

Thursday Afternoon
14:30-16:00  Practice teaching Sequence/Adjusting  
16:30-17:30  Vinyasa : Optional  

Friday Afternoon
14:30-16:30 Kumare

Saturday Morning
07:30-09:00 Hatha Yoga
09:00-10:30 Morning Flow or YFB
11:00-12:30 Gentle Yoga (optional)
Week 4 April 15 - 22: Monday-Friday Morning
Assisting, Observing or Participating in morning yoga classes (7:30, 9:00 & 11:00)
12:30-14:30 Lunch

Monday -Thursday Afternoon
14:30-16:30   Teaching a one hour sequence to group
16:30-17:30  Vinyasa Flow ( Optional)

Thursday Evening: 18:00-19:00 Moonlight/Candlelight Yoga
Final Written Exam on Friday afternoon.

Saturday is off. See you on Sunday for our presentation of certificates and closing ceremony         

“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” BKS Iyengar


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