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Yoga Teacher Training with Ashtanga Vinyasa Instructor Caroline Klebl

The focus of this course is the practice and method of teaching the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. The Primary Series includes over 70 asanas(postures), linked sequentially by Vinyasa(breath-initatied movements between the asanas). The course begins with detailed instruction in the practice of the Primary Series and then continues with a morning Mysore style or Led Primary Series class for the remainder of the course. The Intermediate Series is taught on an individual basis to those students who have completed the postures of the Primary Series.

The ability to give adjustments and to assist students in deepening their postures and practice is developed throughout the course. The Sanskrit names of the postures are introduced and how to teach an Ashtanga Yoga Led class effectively is evaluated in detail. The benefits of the specific sequencing and the principles of Vinyasa(the movements between postures), Ujjayi Pranayama(the sound induced breath), Drishti(the gaze) and Bandhas(the three locks or seals) are included as essential elements of the practice and teaching of Ashtanga Yoga. The importance of encouraging students to continue with a regular practice and preparing them for Mysore style is emphasized. Basic yoga philosophy, including the translation and chanting of the Yoga Sutras as well as the Anatomy most relevant to yoga practice is introduced. The course also includes an introduction to Ayurveda and Meditation instruction. Maintaining a vegetarian diet and a lifestyle, which is conducive to yoga practice is encouraged throughout the course. Each participant has the opportunity to teach, assist and give adjustments. This teacher training course explores the depth of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice by revealing it’s teaching techniques.

Topics Include:
• Practice of the postures of the Primary Series
• The principles of Vinyasa, Bandhas, Drishti and Ujjayi Pranayama
• Adjustments and Teaching Techniques
• Assisting and supervised teaching
• The Anatomy of the postures of the Primary Series
• Introduction to Ayurveda
• Meditation instruction
• The Chanting and Philosophy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Daily Schedule:
• Mysore style or Led Primary Series Asana Class
• Teaching skills workshop
• Philosophy, Anatomy, Ayurveda, Meditation & Chanting

Advanced 500 hour Certification:

Those who have completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training are encouraged to continue their training on an annual basis, in order to improve their teaching skills and practice of the asanas of the Primary as well as learn the Asanas of the Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga. The Intermediate series will be taught on an individual basis, within the Mysore style classes of the Yoga Teacher Training. Those who have completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training will receive the 500 hour Certification by completing six weeks or 300 additional hours of training, by attending any of the scheduled Yoga Teacher Training programs or retreats.

Caroline Klebl offers Yoga Teacher Training courses, which fulfill and surpass the 200 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training standards of the Yoga Alliance. Her courses are open to all levels of yoga practitioners, who wish to deepen their practice and understanding of Ashtanga Yoga. The Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, with which one can register with the Yoga Alliance as a 200-RYT or 500-RYT, is issued at the end of the course. Graduates can teach Yoga anywhere in the world.

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