Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga TTC India
This a comprehensive Yoga instructor training, designed in accordance with the
200 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. At the end of the course
you will be a Certified Yoga Instructor, eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. You will
be qualified to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
The Yoga Teacher Training Program gives yoga teachers the skills to work
intelligently with new students who wish to learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary
Series and with seasoned students who wish to deepen their practice and move into
the Intermediate Series.

The Syllabus
1. Principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
a.History of Ashtanga  Vinyasa Yoga
b. Elements of Vinyasa
c. Starting & Closing Mantras
d. Sun Salutation A & B
e. The Primary Series
f. Jumping through & Jumping Back
g. Short forms 15, 30 & 45 Minutes
h. Introducing the Primary Sequence to beginners
i. Video: Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series
j. Video: Ashtanga Yoga 45-minute Routine

2. Study of Asanas
a. Sanskrit Counting
b. Vinyasa for each posture
c. Modifications
d. Variations
e. Common Mistakes
f. Teaching Practium
i. Surya Namaskara A & B
ii. Standing postures
iii. Sitting Postures
iv. Meditation Postures
v. Backbending Postures
vi. Finishing Postures
vii. Closing Sequence

g. Asanas from the primary series to be studied in detail:

  • Samasthitih
  • Surya Namaskara A
  • Surya Namaskara B
  • Padangushtasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivritta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parshvakonasana
  • Parivritta Parshvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A
  • Prasarita Padottanasana B
  • Prasarita Padottanasana C
  • Prasarita Padottanasana D
  • Parshvottanasana
  • Utthita Hasta Padangushtasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatanasana
  • Virabhadrasana (A & B)
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimattanasana 
  • Purvatanasana
  • Uthitha Hasta Padangushtasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimattanasana
  • Tiriangmukhaikapada Paschimattanasana
  • Janu Shirshasana A
  • Janu Shirshasana B
  • Janu Shirshasana C
  • Marichyasana A
  • Marichyasana B
  • Marichyasana C
  • Marichyasana D
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Supta Konasana
  • Supta Padangushtasana
  • Ubhaya Padangushtasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Paschimattanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Paschimattanasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Uttana Padasana
  • Shirshasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Padmasana
  • Utpluthih
  • Savasana


3. Yoga Asana Methodology
a. Core Principles of Asana Practice
b. Sequencing & Drawing Postures
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c. The Science of Asanas and their benefits
i. Standing Postures
ii. Balancing
iii. Forward Bending Postures
iv. Meditation Postures
v. Back Bending Postures
vi. Twisting Postures 
vii. Inverted Postures
viii. Relaxation Postures

4. Relaxation Techniques
a. Quick Relaxation Technique
b. Yoga Nidra
c. Healing the Body-Mind
d. Chakra Breathing

5. Study of Pranayama (breathing exercises) & Bandhas
a. The Mechanics of Breathing
b. Four Aspects of Pranayama
c. Introducing the practitioner to his natural breath
d. Abdominal Breathing
e. Thoracic Breathing
f. Clavicular Breathing
g. Full Yogic Breath
h. Nadi Shodhana
i. Bramhari
j. Bastrika
k. Kapalabhati
l. Sheetali & Sheetkari
m. Ujjayi
n. Moola, Uddiana, Jalandhara & Maha Bandha.

6. Mudras (Yoga in your hands)
a. What are Mudras and how to use them
b. Mudra exercises
i. Chin Mudra
ii. Jnana Mudra
iii. Shambavi Mudra
iv. Nasikagra Mudra
v. Prana Mudra
vi. Shanmukhi Mudra
vii. Kechari & Kaki Mudra

7. The Yogic Diet
a. Food
b. Relationship between food and our emotions

8. Esoteric study of yoga 
a. Concept of Nadis
b. Concept of Koshas
c. Concept of five Pranas
d. The chakras
9. Yoga Philosophy
a. Foundations of Yoga
b. Concept of Abhyasa and Vairagyam
c. Ashtanga Yoga (The 8 limbs of Yoga)
10. Yoga Anatomy
a. Cardiovascular System
b. Respiratory System
c. Digestive System
d. Skeletal System
e. Muscular System
f. Endocrine System

The course includes (2) manuals and one practice chart from our institution, tuition
and certification by the school with Yoga Alliance Standards.

Additional books you can purchase for the program:
DAVID SWENSON – Ashtanga Yoga The Practice Manual
SRI K. PATTABI JOIS – Yoga Mala
JEAN HALL – Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation
CARL ABBOTT – Dynamics of Hatha Yoga
BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA – Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha