YAI standards – 500 level TTC
Techniques (225 hours) 120 contact hours with Experienced Yoga Teacher Training in the techniques and practice of: Asanas, pranayamas, meditation, kriyas, chanting, mantra. Note: Contact hours in this category must be spent teaching in a yoga setting.
Teaching Methodology (40 hours) 25 contact hours with Experienced Teacher Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student’s process of learning, business aspect of yoga,
Anatomy and Physiology (50 hours) 30 contact hours with experienced Teacher Anatomy and Physiology and astral/energy/subtle Anatomy and Physiology, benefits of asanas, contraindications. 20 hours must be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to yoga.
Psychology and Spirituality (50 hours) 20 contact hours with Experienced Teachers Psychology and Spiritulity (Chitta, Manas, Buddhi, Ahamkara, Alayavjnana, Smriti, Samskaras, Vasanas , Koshas and chakras, marmas, nadis, etc).
Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle (75 hours) 25 contact hours Study of Yoga Scriptures (Yoga Sutras, Patanjali,Bhagavad Gita, etc.), ethics for the yoga teacher).Yogic lifestyle.
Practicum (60 hours) 30 contact hours Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching A minimum of 25 contact hours must be spent actively teaching (not assisting or observing others teach).
Electives hours: 160 May be contact or non-contact hours distributed among educational categories according to the school?s yoga tradition and style.
Total hours 500- Contact Hours 440