Tantra Flow 300 Hour Teacher Training
According to the yogic perspective, a human body is broken into five layers, known in Sanskrit as Koshas. The body that we see and use in most yoga practices is called the Annamaya Kosha, the physical body, consisting of bones, muscles, nerves, organs, fluids, etc. etc. Basically anything that is tangible, which can be seen and touched, operates on this level. A good 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training teaches the yoga poses using this focus to keep the students safe as the new teacher develops his/her skill in seeing their students.
In the Tantra Flow Yoga 300 Hour Teacher Training, the new and/or experienced teacher will now learn about the layers underneath the physical layer. When one practices and teaches using knowledge and tools addressing these deeper layers, then the yoga practice becomes a richer, more fulfilling experience for the teacher and the student. It is now when the practice becomes transformational. This teacher training is broken into three parts, which can be offered in various ways to suit the needs of a community. Ample time in each of the three modules is directed towards practice teaching, creating wise sequencing, and learning effective hands on adjustments, with valuable feedback from the instructor.
This 100-hour module introduces the student to the Pranic Body, sometimes referred to as the Energy Body. The anatomy of respiration is studied, which leads to a variety of Pranayama Techniques and the use of Bandhas. Students also learn about the Nadis, the Chakras and how the energy of each affects different poses. This layer focuses extensively on the sequencing, instructing and giving adjustments for Laterals, Backbends and Forward Folds.
This 100-hour module now takes the student to the middle layer of a being, the mind. The student will learn about the different aspects of the mind and how to separate these so that one begins to develop power over the mind. This layer focuses extensively on the sequencing, instructing and giving adjustments for Core Practices, Inversions and Twists. Ample time is directed towards practice teaching, hands on adjustments and sequencing. The practice of Meditation is developed at this level, including the use of Mantra and other concentration techniques.
This 100-hour module explores the fourth inner layer, which is the voice of the wisest part within each of us. Known as Buddhi, the Wisdom Layer is accessed only when the mind has developed the skill for concentration. This layer focuses extensively on the sequencing, instructing and giving adjustments for Balancing Poses and Extensions, where the spine is set in an upright position. The inner and outer strength of the spine is a focus here as one increases the capacity for longer meditations. Ayurveda, how to teach difficult poses, and understanding Kundalini are each taught at this level.
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