Teacher Training 200HRS

Natayog

Natayog is a form of Yoga that combined the two diving states of Lord Shiva: Adiyogi and Nataraja.

Adiyogi means “the first yogi”, as Shiva is known as the originator of yoga. In another divine state Lord Shiva is known as Nataraja – the Lord of Dance. Dance is ‘Nata’ in Sanskrit and Raja means ‘Lord’.

Shiva expounded 112 ways through which human beings can transcend their limitations and reach their ultimate potential. Adiyogi’s offerings are tools for individual transformation, as individual transformation is the only way to transform the world. His fundamental message is that “In is the only way Out” for human wellbeing and liberation.

On another level, when we say “Shiva,” we are referring to the Adiyogi or the first yogi, and also the Adi Guru, the first Guru, who is the basis of what we know as the yogic science today. Yoga does not mean standing on your head or holding your breath. Yoga is the science and technology to know the essential nature of how this life is created and how it can be taken to its ultimate possibility.

As the Nataraja, Shiva performs the Ananda Tandava (dance of bliss), the dance in which the universe is created, maintained, and dissolved; encompassing all “creation, destruction and all things in between”.

  • First, it is seen as the image of his rhythmic or musical play which is the source of all movement within the universe. This is represented by the circular or elliptical frame surrounding Shiva.
  • Secondly, the purpose of his dance is to release the souls of all men from the snare of illusion.
  • Lastly, the place of the dance, which is portrayed as the center of the universe, is actually within the heart.

The Nataraja iconography incorporates contrasting elements, a fearless celebration of the joys of dance while being surrounded by fire, untouched by forces of ignorance and evil, signifying a spirituality that transcends all duality.

We at YOGDAN, believe that there is a strong universal connection between the two states of Lord Shiva, and therefore between Yoga and Dance. We are fusing these forms as a medium to find bliss and finally find an answer to the question; “Is Dance the purest Vinyasa?”. By this philosophy a new form of yoga was created: NATAYOG.

 

The aim of this teacher training course is to create a solid basis for you, in order to help you pursue a career as a certified yoga teacher. The training focuses on quality in all aspects, ranging from well designed and comprehensive courses, teaching methodologies, a team of experienced teachers, comfortable  accommodation and a healthy diet in a magnificent and  natural forest  environment.

The main aim of this course is to teach physical and spiritual practices that lay down the foundation to become a well rounded and successful yoga teacher. The program is also suitable for anyone who is not aiming to become a teacher but wishes to adopt the path of yoga. It is a very beneficial course for self-healing, growth and gaining optimum health.

The course covers a wide range of topics, including asanas, basic meditation techniques, pranayamas, shatkarma, body alignment techniques, how to teach individual and group sessions, how to create your own routine, yogic philosophy, anatomy, yoga business ethics, and many others.

Classes are held Sundays to Fridays from 06:00 to 19:00. Saturday is day off.

During the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will:

  • Build up a knowledge of asanas and dance poses and their benefits
  • Increase your strength and flexibility
  • Become confident in teaching and adjusting
  • Develop inner peace and poise

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 06:00 – 06:45 Shatkarma
  • 07:00 – 08:00 Pranayama and meditation
  • 08:15 – 09:45 Natayog class
  • 09:45 – 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Anatomy class
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Philosophy class
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 16:00 Study time and Karma Yoga
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Adjustment and Alignment
  • 18:00 – 19:30 Yoga class
  • 19:30 – 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Pricing
Included are accommodation, tuition fee & 3 meals a day

€1600 per person in the dorm, 10 person occupancy
€1800 per person in quadruple room with 2 double beds or four single beds
€2000 per person in double room with 1 double bed or two single beds
€2300 per person in single room with single bed or queen size bed

Course curriculum

1) Natayog Class

You will be introduced to the various asanas and dance poses in a systematic manner with progressively increasing level of difficulty. Once the basics are mastered, flows, adjustments and subtle aspects of breath & awareness will be brought into focus.

2) Adjustment & Alignment 

You will learn how to adjust the asanas and poses and understand how adjustment can deepen your practice. You will cover their benefits, modifications and cautions.

3) Pranayama (breathing techniques)

You will learn techniques to work with vital energy, prana, centers in the body with a goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to your students.

4) Shatkarma (cleansing techniques)

We will start everyday with alternating yogic cleansing practices which will work in conjunction with the practices.

5) Meditation

You will cover a range of meditation techniques that will help build concentration and focus in your daily practice.

6) Anatomy

You will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen the classroom explanations, cues, and corrections. During this 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Yoga and skeletal system,  brain & nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, cardiovascular system
  • Effects of pranayama, asanas and meditation for various disorders.
  • Subtle body anatomy of the chakras, nadis and the application of chakras energy in the practice of yoga.
  • Introduction to Ayurveda & yogic diet.

7) Yoga Philosophy

This class will focus on introducing you to the basic philosophy, concepts and history of yoga. It will cover the various traditional philosophies and viewpoints, insights from modern research and ways in which the essence of this holistic life-view can be integrated into a modern lifestyle. During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Yoga Sutras: parts of the Patanjali’s yoga Sutra
  • 8 limbs of yoga
  • The philosophy behind Natayog
  • Parts of the Bhagavad Gita

8) Art of teaching 

This class will give the necessary building blocks to devise your own yoga class. Learn how to motivate students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities that you may be faced with.

9) Yoga teaching practicum 

Starting from the third week of the program you will get Teaching Practicum. During Teaching Practicum you will:

  • Practice teaching with lead teacher
  • Receive/give feedback
  • Prepare your own class
  • Teach your own class
  • Adjust your students correctly