Current Course at Sri Aurobindo International School, Vidyanagar, Hyderabad

Course duration: 3 months

Course timings: 5-7 am (Monday to Saturday)

Eligibility – Any RYT200 or any yoga teacher or aspirant with a reasonable level of proficiency in Hatha Yoga

The course syllabus

In addition to the syllabus under RYT200, the following syllabus will be covered :


– The theory of Karma and Janma

– History and Development of Yoga

– Yoga and Religion

– Yoga and Spirituality

– Application of Yoga in Physical Education and Sports

– Difference between physical exercises and yoga

– Principles of Yoga and Mental Health

– Introduction to Laya Yoga and Swara Yoga

– Japa Yoga, Ajapa Yoga, Nada Yoga

– Yoga and Physical Hygiene

External Yoga 

– Intensive practice of Advanced Asanas

– Intensive practice of all pranayamas

– Pranayama and the Modern Science of respiration

– Teaching Basic Breath Awareness

– Refining the flow of breath

– Ujjayi Pranayama

– Deepening the Pranayama Practice

– Consciously Cultivating Energy

– Idha Pingala Sushumna Pranayama

– Balancing of Chakras

– Techniques and Tools in teaching Yoga

–  Teaching who is in front of You

– Basic Elements of Asana Practice

– Instructing Asanas

Internal Yoga

– Mind and Body

– Philosophy of Mind

– Functions & Powers of Mind

– The 5 aggregates of the Mind

– The 14 unwholesome factors of the Mind

– The 7 stages of purification

– The law of dependent origination

– Different types of Mind

– Working with conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious mind

– Conditioning & deconditioning mind – The Teachings of Budha (Ashtanga Magga)

– Ashtanga Magga vis-à-vis Ashtanga Yoga

– Dwaita, Adwaita & Visishtadwaita and the works of Sankaracharya

– Expositions on the contents of Brahmasutras, Viveka Chudamani, Tripura Yoga Rahasya, Yoga Vasishta Saara and Bhagavadgita (Chapters on Atma Samyama Yoga and Kshetra Kshetragna Vibhaga Yoga)

– The Vedas

– The Upanishads

–  Pathanjali Yoga Sutras (All the 4 chapters in detail)

– Why Raja Yoga is the culmination of Internal Yoga ? Practical Methodology

An intensive Residential Meditation Course at the end. Yoga and Other Alternative Sciences 

– Introduction to Osteopath, Chirology, Kinesiology, Kinetics of Anatomy, Trigger Point Therapy

– Therapeutic Yoga

– Yoga Kayachikitsa and Yoga Kayasamvadana (Bio Neuron Feed back Mechanism)

– Specialised Teaching

– Working with injuries

– Working with Depression

– Working with Pregnant Students

– Yoga for Women

– The Menstrual Cycle

– Menarche and Menopause

– Growing into womanhood

– Primal Energy

– Kinesiology

– From Biomechanics to Applied Kinesiology

– Neurophysiology

– Therapeutic Yoga for serious problems like Muscular Dystrophy, ADHD, Severe mentally challenged and Paralysis

Anatomy and Physiology

– Embryology

– Anatomy of Face & Neck

– Cranial Nerves

– The Salivary Glands (Major and Minor)

– Deglutition (The Buccal phase and the Pharyngeal phase)

– The muscles of tongue (Intrinsic and Extrinsic)

– The muscles of neck


– The functioning of Heart, Lungs (Circulatory & Respiratory Systems)

– Kidney and Intestinal functioning (Excretory System)

– Anatomy relating to the Locomotor System – Bones, Joints, Ligaments, Tendons and Nerves

– The Muscles 

– The Vertebral Column

– The Cervical Spine, The Thoracic Spine, The Lumbar Spine and The Sacrum

– The Lower extremity

– The Pelvis, Hip Joint and Femur

– The Knee Joint and Leg

– The Ankle and Foot

– The Trunk

– The Abdomen

– The Diaphragm

– The Upper extremity

– The Shoulder Girdle

– The Elbow Joint and Forearm

– The Wrist and Hand





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