What will I learn in the course?


Well Daily + Swadhyaya Yoga School have designed courses which empower you to stand apart as an inspired yoga teacher.  Asana classes for the 300-hour curriculum differ from the 200-hour curriculum in that students learn how to practice and guide other practitioners into more advanced expressions of various open-pelvis, closed-pelvis, balance, forward-bending, twists, back-bending, side-bending, inversion and palm balance asanas.  (Intermediate to Advanced level instruction). Prerequisite: This curriculum is designed for students who have at least 2 years of practice and some teaching experience having obtained at least a 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate.

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology is taught on a deeper level than the 200 hour curriculum, as your instructors elaborate on specific organ systems that influence yoga practice as well as delve deeper into shatkriyas (cleansing practices), pranayama (breath regulation), mithara (proper nutrition), and mauna (observation of silence while eating) at the experiential level to improve overall function of the human organism. Students will also practice bandhas (locks), mudras (seals) and mantras (mental tools, sound vibrations) and learn how to teach them. 

Yoga Philosophy will review Sage Patanjali’s Yog Sutras as a foundation of yogic philosophical inquiry, then guide students on a path of study of ancient texts such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Bhagavad Gita, Gheranda Samhita.

Two Written Assignments: Students will complete a written Yoga Anatomy and a Yoga Philosophy assignment which are due during the final week of the course. 

Two Practical Assignments: Students will give one didactic presentation evaluating a yogic topic of their choice and, lead an asana class, instructing their classmates in how to effectively maneuver into and out of postures in a yoga asana sequence.

Students will learn the Business of Yoga through discussions, workshops and group activities that evaluate the “How” and “What” of creating a conscious brand -- starting with your “Why.”  Participants will walk away from this training with a road map that includes a Mission Statement, the beginnings of a business plan, and access to business consultation/advice and internship/mentor programs.

Students are encouraged to complete their 500 hour yoga teacher journey with us by applying for and completing the January 11 200-hour course, concurrently with the February 8 300-hour course for increased savings. 


What does the syllabus include?


- Asanas: Effects, variations, of different postures

- Pranayama: Basic breathing practices

- Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga: Therapeutic benefits of Asana and Pranayama, precautions, and contraindications

- Anatomy and Physiology of 7 organ systems of the human body.

- Yoga Philosophy: Introduction to Yogic Lifestyle in modern times, Historical Evolution of Yoga, Paths of Yogas, Patanjali Yoga Sutras.

- Teaching Methodology for yoga: Demonstration of Asanas and their variations.

- Classification, cueing and sequencing of Yoga Asanas as per traditional understanding based on Chakras.

- Adjustments of common mistakes and hands-on techniques.

- Mantras, Chanting, Mudras and Kriyas, Lesson Planning.

- Yoga Nidra and Meditation

- Teaching Practice: Testing and sharing your teaching skills with your co-teachers.  (Module 3)

- Career: Business of yoga, communication skills and safety norms. (Module 3)


Will I be qualified to teach when I graduate and at what level?


Yes. You will be qualified to teach beginner to intermediate level practitioners upon completion of your 300-hour training. You will be qualified to teach all levels of practitioners after your 300- and/or 500-hour registered yoga teacher training course. Your ability to teach will be reinforced by your commitment to your personal practice and continued self-study. 


What is Yoga Alliance? Is your yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance?


The Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. They do this through various initiatives which can be found in their home page by visiting them [here](https://www.yogaalliance.org). Swadhyaya Yoga School School is Registered with the Yoga Alliance.


How do I get certified with the Yoga Alliance?


Yoga Alliance does not certify its members. Their credentialing system is a directory, not to be confused with other types of credentialing systems (such as certifications, accreditations, licensure, etc.). Yoga Alliance is a non-profit membership organization representing the interests of the yoga community. To register as a member of the Yoga Alliance, click here to create a profile. Follow the steps provided to complete your registration. You will need to upload your Swadhyaya Yoga School School certificate and pay a fee. 


To register as a Yoga Alliance Professional with the Yoga Alliance, UK, visit their website at http://www.yogaalliance.co.uk. 


Are weekends off?


No. There are classes on Saturdays and you will be immersed in trainings six days per week. However, students do have the option to relax on Sundays or join fellow classmates and staff on excursions. 


What is a 200 hour yoga teacher training?


A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive program designed to teach future yoga teachers practical hands-on and theoretical aspects of Yogic philosophy and lifestyle in a manner that allows yoga aspirants and instructors alike to elevate their practice and simultaneously conditions them to become knowledgeable, credible and compassionate teachers. The curriculum is designed to deliver this training during 200 hours of experiential practice, written assignments and discourse. 


What does RYT 200 stand for in yoga?


RYT 200 is an acronym which stands for Registered Yoga Teacher 200-Hour. 200-Hour means you have studied and accumulated 200 hours of information and study time. It typically means that the yoga aspirant has endeavored to augment their awareness of the principles which form the foundation of yoga: such as the moral and ethical codes, discipline, mindfulness, inner awareness, all qualities which promote a well-rounded human being and productive contributor to society. Or at least, that is our intention. 


Can I join this course if I am completely new to yoga?


 Yes. You can join our course if you are completely new to yoga. We do ask, however, that you spend some time studying a little bit about what it is you are getting into. You can do this by reading books, attending yoga classes, speaking to others who are practicing yoga regularly. Yoga is more than just exercise and being physically fit. It is a way of life. To practice yoga is to practice mindfulness and the purpose of the postures that have been popularized in the west is so that the student can sit in meditative postures for longer periods of time. Click here to see a  recommended reading list that our highly qualified and skills yoga practitioners have compiled.


Will I have free time?


Yes. While your days are relatively full from sunup to sundown, the daily schedule has amply apportioned free time for rest and self-study. Classes are six days a week and Sundays are a rest day, perfect time to pamper yourself or take in the sights. If you would like some assistance, one of our staff will be happy to make suggestions and assist with arranging activities of your choice.


Do you have students from different cultures and backgrounds?


Yes. Students come to learn with Swadhyaya Yoga School School from all over the world from an array of cultures. To date, we have representation from students from over 120 countries around the globe.


What style of yoga will I be learning?


Swadhyaya Yoga School School advances expression, education and awareness of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. While the focus will be on these practices, it is not uncommon to explore other styles of yoga as well, such as Iyengar, Restorative, Yin, Children’s and Elderly. The latter practices, however, will play a secondary role in the practitioners studies with us.


What is a Hatha yoga teacher training?


Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga derived from one of the six schools of Hinduism. It is the science of yoga which purifies the whole physical body by means of shatkarma (six cleansing practices), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (seals), bandha (locks) and concentration, as a prelude to raja (or Kingly) yoga and samadhi (higher state of awareness commonly referred to as “bliss”). All of which are explored during your teacher training program in various forms.


What is an Ashtanga yoga teacher training?


The eight-limbed yoga of Sage Patanjali: yama (moral code), niyama (self-restraints), asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), samadhi (bliss). Ashtanga Yoga is often confused with the popularized vinyāsa style of yoga developed by K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948. Both the origin and sequences developed by Jois, as well as Patanjali’s teachings, will be explored during an Ashtanga yoga teacher training course.


Does your school restaurant serve fish or meat?


No. All meals served to guests and students are vegetarian, including milk products. If, however, you have any food allergies please let our staff know and the kitchen can make necessary arrangements.


What's Not Included?


- Airfare

- Visa

- Travel Insurance

- Juice and Smoothie Bar*

- Airport transfer*

- Laundry Services*

*Available for an additional fee


Can you arrange airport pick for me?


Yes, we can arrange airport pick up for you. We can also arranged shared airport transfers if you prefer to come directly from the airport via taxi. Just email us at info@swadhyayayogaschool.com and let us know. We’ll be happy to help you arrange transport at an extra cost.


I am traveling to Indonesia first time. Can you help me?


Yes. There are a number of ways that we are available to our students traveling to Indonesia for the first time. After you have registered with us for the Swadhyaya Yoga School School yoga teacher training you will receive an email containing logistics on what to bring and how to prepare. As always, you may contact us at info@swadhyayayogaschool.com and we will be happy to provide you with any assistance you need.


What do I bring with me for the Yoga Teacher Training?


You will be provided with a list of how to prepare and what to bring upon registration with Swadhyaya Yoga School School for the Teacher Training in Indonesia. The list will give recommendations on visa requirements, how to pack, etc. We look forward to you joining us in Bali. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have: info@swadhyayayogaschool.com.


What vaccines do I need?


Since we do not possess medical training we advise Guests to conduct independent inquiry to determine if you need to obtain vaccines. Contact your physician or medical care provider for more information. Let them know where you will be going and they should be able to guide you.


When is final payment due?


Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure.


What happens if I need to cancel?


If cancellation (always in writing) takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of the paid trip price, minus your deposit, is refundable, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date.

Cancel 120+ Days Prior to the Departure

Deposit is non refundable, and we’ll transfer to another trip for a $100 fee.

If you paid in full we’ll return everything but the deposit and the $100 fee.


Cancel 60-120 Days Prior to the Departure

Deposit is non refundable, and we’ll transfer to another trip for a $200 fee.

If you paid in full we’ll return everything but the deposit and the $200 Fee.

  

Cancel 30-60 Days Prior to the Departure

Deposit & Full Payment is non refundable, and we’ll transfer everything to another trip for a $300 fee.


Cancel under 30 Days Prior to the Departure

Deposit & Full Payment is non refundable, and we’ll transfer everything to another trip for a $500 fee.


Will I need Travel Insurance?


We recommend participants purchase travel insurance when making travel plans, and highly encourage them to purchase trip cancellation insurance. Look for terminology similar to, “cancel for any reason,” to protect against the rare chance of cancellation. We suggest Travel Guard Insurance or Kanna Travel Insurance and choose from several policy options.