A YOGA MONKS PROFESSIONAL….

  • Is doing or has done the 5 Year YogaMonks teacher training
  • A 370 hour program in class with teacher as well as self practice above and beyond this 15 minutes to 1 hour per day
  • 2 years preparatory (96 hours with teacher) for establishing ones own Sadhana - the daily spritual practice discipline
  • 3 years of continued study with the YM Professionals Teacher Training 
  • Year 1= 21 modules 57 hours

    Year 2= 15 modules 39 hours
    Year 3= 13 modules 33 hours 

  • Has a minimum of 1 hour a day of self practice 
  • Is studying ongoing with a Senior teacher even after the Professional Program is completed.
  • More info on the Sadhana Courses
  • Teacher Training Content
  • Course Contents - Comprehensive Guide per subject

     

    ANATOMY

     

    YEAR 1

    Anatomic Body 

    Amazing Anatomy

    Covers the physical Anatomy basics. For those who have no previous experience and study of anatomy.

    If you have already studied anatomy in  other schools and can confirm your studies, this section can be omitted. 

    We do recommend the Fascinating Fascia courses though as they are particular to the Yogamonks Practice.

     

    Fascinating Fascia

    Particular to the workings of Yogamonks, to know the bones and to know the fascia will help you in teaching this work. This course covers the Fascial body with a Yogamonks focus.

     

     

     

    YEAR 2

    Anatomic Spirit

    This course covers the energy body anatomy. To give a basic understanding of chakras, bandhas and nadis in particular but also with an eye to the Chinese medicine system of meridians. 

     

    YEAR 3

    Anatomic Mind

    This course covers the basic understanding of glands and the alchemy of meditation. 

     

    Yogamonks

    Each year of Sadhana covers the fundamentals of all practices of the YM yoga and pranayama and meditation practice at gradually increasing depth for your personal practice. 

    This is the base for your teaching in the future.

     

    An Authentic Asana

    Finding your own authenticity in your practice is the essence of the sadhana course. In the teacher training we will look at other aspects. Each Authentic Asana TT class includes:

    Terms: vocabulary of the YM method, Sanskrit terminology of postures, finding your own words

    Theory: the application of the principles in the sequence we are studying and the theory of the hatha  yoga asanas involved

    Touch: Guidelines on how to verbally, visually, physically and energetically touch your students in teaching classes, workshops, events, private sessions

    Talk: discussion on the common challenges of teaching the sequence and learning the sequence, how to provide alternatives to all levels of students and how we are getting on in the home teaching assignments

    Trial: Teaching the sequence to each other and in front of the group. Home practice of teaching. receiving feedback from the group and TT trainer.

    Timing: We will look at the different rhythms in which a sequence can be taught, and also the levels of practice in a student, when is it the right time to advance a student to a new level. When is it time for each trainee to start teaching this particular sequence we are studying and when is the right time to add more.

     

    As your own practice progresses your toolbox for teaching widens so the course only covers the teaching of the most fundamental practices. The vinyasas that are YM trademarked you will learn in your own practices, private sessions, workshops and TT retreats over the years, and can teach them when you feel ready and you have reached the general teaching level requirements described above. 

    Meanwhile, you might find that after a few years of the fundamental practices that the art of vinyasa is flowing through you and you will share new YM inspired work in your own unique way.

     

     

    YEAR 1

    An Authentic Asana

    After taking this course, and having reached the basic level requirement for teaching YM, you will be able to teach the basic practices of Cat/Cow, Wag the Tail and the Moon Sequence. Enabling you to start courses, students on these practices.

     

    Yogamonks Fundamentals

    The guiding principles of this practice will be covered in theory and in application to movement.

     

    YEAR 2

    An Authentic Asana

    Teaching warm up set, spinal movements and other basic asanas.

    How to teach the basic pranayama of YM is taught.

     

     

    YEAR 3

    An Authentic Asana

    Teaching Flavours and other vinyasas.

     

    Sadhaka Spirit YEAR 1

    The history of yoga, paths of yoga, practices and traditions, culture and heritage. The aspects of yoga including diet and other disciplines.

     

    Sadhaka Spirit YEAR 2

    The study of sacred rituals, rites, resonance, rhythms and roses.

    The practice of silence, solitude and service.

    The Vedas: introduction.

     

    Sadhaka Spirit YEAR 3

    Teaching meditation, mantra, and movement of spirit through these practices.

     

    Learn to teach

    Part 1: Teaching skills general, theory. Methods of teaching, how we as students learn and listen.

    Part 2: Teaching skills specific to yoga, how to prepare yourself, your students and how to set up classes etc.. in the YM method.

     

    Learn to earn

    The busy-ness: Keeping a balance in your work ethic, ethical understanding of responsibility as a yoga teacher, and how to stay in busy-ness as a yoga teacher.

    The busi-ness: Managing classes, students and meeting your financial commitments from a spiritual perspective that enhances the work you do and the flow of energy through your livelihood.

     

     

    Required Reading 

    Read when it feels required, however there are a few texts that are indispensable. These will help you keep up with the teacher training theoretical discussions. You do not have to have read the scripts before the courses on spiritual texts. You can read them after too. Or both. Important thing is that it is read at some point during the year.

     

    For Mithila’s personal book-list over the years:  see her web page.

     

    Year 1

    Autobiography of  a Yogi

    Marshall Govindan Sutras of Patanjali

    Paramahansa Yogananda’s renditions of the Bhagavad Gita

    Babaji and 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition.

    Hatha Yoga Anatomy Books, we will recommend them shortly.

     

    Year 2

    Maya Tiwari: Path of Practice

    Spiritual Nutrition Gabriel Cousens

    Sneak peak at: Buddha’s teachings, the Dao, shamanic spirituality and Kabbalah.

     

    Year 3

    who knows? 

     

     

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    Below is one guide per subject and one guide per year

     

    Course Contents - Comprehensive Guide per subject

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    ANATOMY

    YEAR 1

    Anatomic Body 

    Amazing Anatomy

    Covers the physical Anatomy basics. For those who have no previous experience and study of anatomy.

    If you have already studied anatomy in  other schools and can confirm your studies, this section can be omitted. 

    We do recommend the Fascinating Fascia courses though as they are particular to the Yogamonks Practice.

     

    Fascinating Fascia

    Particular to the workings of Yogamonks, to know the bones and to know the fascia will help you in teaching this work. This course covers the Fascial body with a Yogamonks focus.

     

    YEAR 2

    Anatomic Spirit

    This course covers the energy body anatomy. To give a basic understanding of bodies, chakras, bandhas and nadis in particular but also with an eye to the Chinese medicine system of meridians. 

     

    YEAR 3

    Anatomic Mind

    This course covers the basic understanding of glands and the alchemy of meditation. 

     

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    Yogamonks

    Each year of Sadhana covers the fundamentals of all practices of the YM yoga and pranayama and meditation practice at gradually increasing depth for your personal practice. 

    This is the base for your teaching in the future.

     

    An Authentic Asana

    Finding your own authenticity in your practice is the essence of the sadhana course. In the teacher training we will look at other aspects. Each Authentic Asana TT class includes:

    Terms: vocabulary of the YM method, Sanskrit terminology of postures, safety and anatomy, finding your own words.

    Theory: the application of the principles in the sequence we are studying and the theory of the hatha yoga asanas involved.

    Touch: Guidelines on how to verbally, visually, physically and energetically touch your students in teaching classes, workshops, events, private sessions.

    Talk: discussion on the common challenges of teaching the sequence and learning the sequence, how to provide alternatives to all levels of students and how we are getting on in the home teaching assignments.

    Trial: Teaching the sequence to each other and in front of the group. Home practice of teaching. receiving feedback from the group and TT trainer. Finding your own voice and way.

    Timing: We will look at the different rhythms in which a sequence can be taught, and also the levels of practice in a student, when is it the right time to advance a student to a new level. When is it time for each trainee to start teaching this particular sequence we are studying and when is the right time to add more.

     

    As your own practice progresses your toolbox for teaching widens so the course only covers the teaching of the most fundamental practices. The vinyasas that are YM trademarked you will learn in your own practices, private sessions, workshops and TT retreats over the years, and can teach them when you feel ready and you have reached the general teaching level requirements described above. 

     

    Meanwhile, you might find that after a few years of the fundamental practices that the art of vinyasa is flowing through you and you will share new YM inspired work in your own unique way.

     

     

    YEAR 1

    An Authentic Asana

    After taking this course, and having reached the basic level requirement for teaching YM, you will be able to teach the basic practices of Cat/Cow, Wag the Tail and the Moon Sequence. 

    Enabling you to start courses and classes based on these practices.

     

    Yogamonks Fundamentals

    The guiding principles of this practice will be covered in theory and in application to movement.

     

    YEAR 2

    An Authentic Asana

    Teaching warm up set, spinal movements and other basic asanas.

    How to teach the basic pranayama of YM is taught.

     

    YEAR 3

    An Authentic Asana

    Teaching Flavours and other vinyasas.

     

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    Sadhaka Spirit YEAR 1

    The history of yoga, paths of yoga, practices and traditions, culture, lineage and heritage. The main aspects of yoga practice including diet and other disciplines.

     

    Sadhaka Spirit YEAR 2

    The study of sacred rituals, rites, resonance, rhythms and roses.

    The practice of silence, solitude and service.

    The Vedas: introduction.

     

    Sadhaka Spirit YEAR 3

    Teaching meditation, mantra, and movement of spirit through these practices.

     

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    Learn to teach

    Part 1: Teaching skills general, theory. Methods of teaching, how do we as students learn and listen.

    Part 2: Teaching skills specific to yoga, how to prepare yourself, your students and how to set up classes etc.. in the YM method.

     

     ----------------

     

    Learn to earn

    The busy-ness: Keeping a balance in your work ethic, ethical understanding of responsibility as a yoga teacher, and how to stay in busy-ness as a yoga teacher.

    The busi-ness: Managing classes, students and meeting your financial commitments from a spiritual perspective, enhancing the work you do and the flow of energy through your livelihood.

     

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