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YTTC in India

Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)

2020-07-18T09:08:33+00:00

Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana) Type: Standing Level: Intermediate Steps: Stand tall. Lean over to the side to bring your hand to the ground slightly ahead of the foot on the same side of the body. Raise the back leg and start to raise the other arm up to the ceilng. Try to place the gaze at the hand raised above you. Props & Assistance: •You can perform the pose with your back leaning against a wall •Rest your hand on a block if you struggle to reach the ground •Keep the gaze looking down to the floor if that helps [...]

Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)2020-07-18T09:08:33+00:00

Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangustasana)

2020-02-28T12:10:55+00:00

Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangustasana) Type: Standing Balance Level: Intermediate Steps: Take mountain pose. Lift and bend one leg and grab the toe with the two first fingers of the the opposite hand. Start to straighten up the leg as much as the hamstring allows. Put your other hand on your hip. Open your chest and stand tall. Props & Assistance: •You can keep a bend in the knee instead of fully straightening •Use strap looped around the sole of the foot •Use a wall or chair for balance. Preparatory poses: •Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose •Reclining Hero [...]

Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangustasana)2020-02-28T12:10:55+00:00

Boat (Navasana)

2020-02-28T12:12:17+00:00

Boat Pose (Navasana) Type: Seated pose Level: Intermediate Steps: Sit straight with legs bent and hands behind your head. Raise the half bent legs with the shins parallel to the floor and then straighten them out, keeping the angle between the legs and floor at 45 degrees. Keep the back straight. Props & Assistance: If difficult to straighten the raised legs, bend your knees and loop a strap around the soles of your feet, gripping it firmly in your hands. Inhale, lean the torso back, then exhale and lift and straighten your legs, adjusting the strap to keep it taut. [...]

Boat (Navasana)2020-02-28T12:12:17+00:00

Silent Day

2020-02-02T13:28:30+00:00

Silent Day As part of our yoga teacher training at Sampoorna - Yoga Teacher Training School in India, my group was offered the chance to have a Silent Day as part of the course. Initially, led by an apparent lack of study time, the answer from the group was riddled with panicky ‘no’s. But a few of us were thinking, ‘I bet this is going to be one of the most profound experiences of the whole thing’ and backed the plan. In the end we agreed to go for it and I’m so, so glad we did. One of the [...]

Silent Day2020-02-02T13:28:30+00:00

Agonda, Goa, India

2020-01-28T12:29:04+00:00

Agonda, Goa, India My 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training course brought me to Goa in India. The course was run by Sampoorna - Yoga Teacher Training School in India who are based in Agonda. Agonda is a large village in South Goa. I had completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training course 2 years previously in Rishikesh in the north of India near the Himalayas. That was my first time to India and I had such a positive experience that I was keen to return to India for my next teacher training. I would have happily gone back to Rishikesh but [...]

Agonda, Goa, India2020-01-28T12:29:04+00:00

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Final Thoughts

2020-01-28T12:20:48+00:00

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Final Thoughts and reflecting on my experience This is a write up of my experience on the 300 hour yoga teacher training with Sampoorna Yoga in Goa India. If you haven’t already you might want to take a look the first blogs in this series. This article follows on from the previous articles which wrote about my experience in weeks 1-4 of the course. There are also an earlier articles in the series that looked at considerations and advice I would give before committing to a yoga teacher training and my preparation before the course. [...]

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Final Thoughts2020-01-28T12:20:48+00:00

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Week 4

2020-07-31T09:04:34+00:00

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Week 4 This is a write up of my experience of week 4 of the 300 hour yoga teacher training with Sampoorna - Yoga Teacher Training School in India. If you haven’t already you might want to take a look the first blogs in this series. This article follows on from the previous articles which wrote up my experience in weeks 1-3. There are also earlier articles in the series that looked at considerations and advice I would give before committing to a yoga teacher training and my preparation before the course. Classes in week [...]

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Week 42020-07-31T09:04:34+00:00

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Week 3

2020-07-31T09:16:01+00:00

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Week 3 This is a write up of my experience in week 3 of the 300 hour yoga teacher training with Sampoorna Yoga in Goa India. If you haven’t already you might want to take a look the first blogs in this series. This article follows on from the previous articles which were a write up of my experience in weeks 1 and 2. There are also earlier articles in the series that looked at considerations and advice I would give before committing to a yoga teacher training and my preparation before the course. Theory [...]

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Week 32020-07-31T09:16:01+00:00

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Week 2

2020-01-28T11:47:36+00:00

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Week 2 This is a write up of my experience in week 2 of the 300-hour yoga teacher training with Sampoorna - Yoga Teacher Training School in Goa India. If you haven’t already you might want to look the first blogs in this series.This article follows on from the previous which was a write up of my experience in week 1. There are also earlier articles in the series that look at considerations and advice I would give before committing to a yoga teacher training and my preparation before the course. Week 2 Timetable: Anatomy: [...]

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Week 22020-01-28T11:47:36+00:00

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Considerations before enrolling

2020-01-28T11:09:31+00:00

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Considerations before enrolling You have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training course and you are considering advancing your teaching and completing a 300-hour teacher training course to become a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Here is my advice on how to go about choosing the right course and what to consider. Why do you want to do the course? Completing a 300-hour course is a big commitment in terms of time and money so you have to make sure you are clear on the reasons why you want to do it and why you think it [...]

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Considerations before enrolling2020-01-28T11:09:31+00:00
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