200-hours Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course (Mon to Fri, Morning to Afternoon) - Online Class option available - [ 20th January 2021 ~ 05th February 2021]

200-hours Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course

20th January 2021  – 5th February 2021

Schedule Breaks: No Break

Please see the attached file for the tentative course  schedule – 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course 20 Jan 2021 Full-Time batch

COVID – 19 Safety Measures for our ongoing and upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Courses – Class Arrangements

The safety of our members and staff is our top priority.

All our Teacher Training courses and recommended group classes are currently being held in the studio. Students have the option to attend the Teacher Training classes online.  All YTT classes are live streamed to enable students who prefer to study via online learning mode to do so at the comfort of their home.

Please note the following options are available to Teacher Training students.

  • Students have the option to attend the teacher training classes online and/or at the studio.
  • Students have the option to attend the recommended group classes and Andiappan yoga classes online and/or at the studio.
  • Practical assessment of the teacher training can be arranged and completed online.
  • Students can complete and submit the written assignment online and complete the course.

In any case, should there be a requirement for temporary closure of the studio due to the government’s social distancing COVID- 19 measures, the Teacher Training classes and all our group and Andiappan yoga classes will continue to run online to ensure students enjoy a smooth learning experience.

During the closure period, should the current YTT students prefer to wait for the studio to reopen and to attend the Teacher Training classes,  there is an option to arrange for a batch transfer to another batch of the remaining Teacher Training classes at the studio once the studio is reopened. The batch transfer fee will be waived for this group of students.

Once the Hong Kong government relaxes the measure, we will plan to move the Teacher Training classes back to the studio in accordance with Government guidelines.

At Anahata, we strive to give the best learning experience possible and to help you stay inspired on your yoga journey.


Who we are

Anahata Yoga is a premiere yoga centre based in the heart of the Central district. It is best known for offering the most authentic yoga experience available in Hong Kong, with classes led by Indian instructors hailing from different lineages devoted to the practice and study of yoga.

As a centre, Anahata Yoga is fully committed to fostering a community of yoga practitioners who are not only equipped with the skills to perform yoga as a daily activity, but as well as the knowledge to live out yoga as a lifestyle.


About the course

Anahata Yoga’s 200 Hours Teacher Training Certificate course gives yoga practitioners, enthusiasts, and aspiring instructors the chance to deepen their self-knowledge of yoga philosophy and improve on various aspects of their practice. It is an open-level training programme, suitable for those who have never done yoga before as well as those who have put in years of practice.

Through the course, students gain a better understanding of yoga’s origins, history, as well as its philosophy. Students also learn how they may improve on their postures, that they may execute them with accuracy and, later, be able to demonstrate it to others.


Why us?

We recognize that yoga is a popular pursuit in Hong Kong. People seek it out for its health benefits and often incorporate it into their active lifestyles. However, yoga instruction is not equal among the various yoga centres in Hong Kong. This is where our accredited Teacher Training Courses make all the difference.

Our courses are accredited by and offered in conjunction with, Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre in India. This is the first time outside of India that such a programme is being offered.

Our classes are designed and taught in the same way as our instructors are taught. Predominantly from India, our instructors are fully learned not only in the practice of their discipline but also in the history and philosophy behind the practice. The resulting combination of grassroots knowledge both practical and theoretical in our programmes give students more in-depth learning that they may able to find elsewhere in Hong Kong.


Accreditation

International Yoga Academy is a registered school with Yoga Alliance and Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre, Chennai, India (www.andiappanyoga.com).

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training courses around the globe. We offer assistance to students interested in applying for a Yoga Alliance Registration after completing a teacher training course.

About Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre – Chennai, South India is known throughout the world for its contribution to Yogic Science. Founded by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan in 1950, it is meticulously run by Dr. Asana Andiappan and Trust Members, all of whom have over 50 years of experience in Yogasanas and Naturopathy. It is the only yoga college and research center recognized by the government as well as two universities in India.

Located in Chennai, South India, the center runs various yoga programmes as well as free awareness camps that are aided and supported by various government and private organisations. It has been collaborating with various medical universities, hospitals and organisations that run research programmes on yoga and its therapeutic benefits. The centre is also home to the widely read Asana International Yoga Journal (www.asanajournal.com) , which has a readership of 200,000 and growing, in India and around the world.

Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre also has accredited franchisee centers in over 30 countries that run yoga programmes, and teacher training courses.


Teacher Training Course Breakdown

Anahata Yoga does more than the 200hrs requirement as prescribed by Yoga alliance new standards announced in Feb 2020.
We want to make sure every student completing the course is fully equipped to teach a class and are confident with the knowledge they gained from this training. We believe learning yoga  at our studio is not merely a certification process but a life changing experience.
Following are the class breakdown for this 200hrs foundation teacher training course.
  • YTT Theory and Practical –  75 hours
  • Group Practice Classes – 40 hours
  • Andiappan Yoga Classes – 60 hours
  • Assignment, Self reading – 15 hours
  • Group Discussion and Teaching practice – 6 hours
  • Teaching assist and class teaching observation – 15 hours
Total Hours – 211 hrs

YTT Theory and Practical –  75 hours 

Class Schedule – Yoga Teacher Training Classes

Date
Time
Teacher Training Classes
Monday to Friday
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Teacher Training Theory and Practical

Please note the teacher training class will start on 20 January 2021 at the time mentioned above, and no bookings are required.


Group Practice classes (40hrs) are recommended for the YTT students to keep regular practice before and during the training period and after each class, students can interact with the teachers and ask questions about the practice. Teacher can also write a remark on the YTT attendance sheet and give you guidance on how to improve your yoga practice and teaching skills.


Andiappan Yoga Classes 30 classes 2hrs each (60 hrs): Andiappan Yoga classes as part of the teacher training learning. There are also Andiappan Yoga classes conducted for ongoing YTT students where they get to interact with the teachers and ask questions from the syllabus about their practice and improve on their limitations. This class can bring breakthrough in your yoga journey and boost confidence to share the knowledge with students.

This class will equip students with the knowledge to develop a sequence for self-practice which they can do at home or while traveling. The ability to put together a sequence to meet one’s goals while taking into consideration one’s limitations will be very important when one start to teach.

You can start attending these group and andiappan yoga  classes from the next date of your enrollment and you have until 05 May 2021 to complete these classes.  All ongoing YTT students have the priviledge of booking 4 days in advance by calling the studio or at the reception. Booking can also be made by app and website 3 days in advance. There is no priority booking for morning Andiappan Yoga classes. Students may also walk-in and wait before the class for peak hour classes.

There are also Andiappan Yoga classes exclusively scheduled for ongoing Yoga Teacher Training students  (example: Andiappan Yoga – Back Bending (YTT))


Assignment, Self reading (15 hrs) : We provide suggested reading list of yoga books, DVDs, journals that give you wider knowledge about various traditions and lineages in yoga.


Group Discussion and Teaching practice (6hrs) – These are preparatory classes and teaching practice classes where you can teach small groups of students and practice teaching before the actual practical assessment class. These are invaluable experience for you to interact with other fellow students and an opportunity to become a part of a yoga community.


Teaching assist and class teaching observation (15hrs) – Yoga teaching is not complete if it is not shared with all those who are in real need of its benefits . Come observe, assist and teach with the volunteer teachers of Andiappan Yoga Community – AYC (www.yogacommunity.org) one of the largest non profit yoga organisation in HK. You will be also invited to be a volunteer teaching after the graduation of the course.

** Group Practice classes, Andiappan Yoga Classes:, Teaching assist and class teaching observation can be also attended through online classes. Students can choose to come to the studio, or practice at the comfort of their home. Please check our class schedule for exclusive online group and andiappan yoga classes.


Venue

The Teacher Training classes will be held at the Anahata Yoga Studio, One Lyndhurst Tower, No. 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Hong Kong.


Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll in this course, a minimum of three months regular practice is required. However, if you are new to yoga, you can choose a teacher training program starting in three months from now and start to attend the classes regularly and prepare for this teacher training.