Sampoorna in Sanskrit means ‘full, absolute, total, whole and complete’. Therefore, Sampoorna Yoga means ‘complete yoga or absolute yoga’. We teach yoga as a lifestyle, as a whole, and focus on all the eight limbs of yoga, not just on asana. Our 300-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course is an intensive program designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to further your practice and teach yoga based on the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series.
Throughout the year 2022 this course will run along with our 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training course. This course also consists of an 100-hour online teacher training module which consist of yoga anatomy, hands-on adjustment and a few other topics. It’s the online module, the deep hands-on adjustment online and in-person training which makes this course stand out than the others.
Our 300-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course is based on the traditional Ashtanga Yoga system and philosophy. Our comprehensive curriculum covers Patanjali Yoga Sutras, the eight limbs, yogic lifestyle, yogic diet, yoga anatomy, physiology and Ashtanga Yoga primary and intermediate series. There is a lot of more emphasis upon hands-on adjustment and teaching practice in this course.
Although we are traditional in our teachings but modern and unorthodox in our approach. We strongly encourage you to bring your own creativity, intuition and spiritual experiences into your learning and teaching styles. We don’t follow any religion or dogma in our teachings.
You will also have the benefit of exposure to a few Yin Yoga classes during the course.
You want to become a 500-hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher
You want to go deeper in your practice and teaching.
You want to develop a deeper understanding of yoga, yogic philosophy and the yogic lifestyle.
You want to take your asana, pranayama and meditation practice to the next level.
You want to learn and practice in a compassionate, non-competitive yet challenging environment.
You are looking for a comprehensive, safe, well structured, anatomically precise yet intuitive approach.
You want to share the teachings of yoga with others and help them lead a happy, content and meaningful life.
You will receive a 300-hour yoga teacher training certificate which can be registered with Yoga Alliance USA. This 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course on top of your existing 200-hours Yoga Teacher Training qualifies you to become a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.
Introduction to and history of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system.
The four elements of Ashtanga yoga; Vinyasa, Ujjayi pranayama, bandhas and drishti.
Daily ashtanga yoga practice: Daily led as well as Mysore style classes.
Alignment & modification workshops: Two hours daily workshops. In this class we teach you how to practice all the asanas with proper alignment and how to modify them when necessary.
How to use props in various postures.
Teaching practice: This class is all about enhancing teaching skills. You will start practice teaching from the day one, starting from one-to-one to larger groups. You will be supervised and guided by senior teachers.
Please note that wether you will practice primary or second series will totally depend upon the leve of your personal practice. You won’t be allowed or taught intermediate series just because it’s an advanced course.
You will be given access to our special 50-hour hands-on adjustment online module which you will have access to for one year. This you should complete either before or during the course.
This modul is not available to our 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training students.
There will a lot of hands-on adjustment workshops during the course.
You will have daily hands-on adjustment practice under the supervision of our senior teachers.
Prana, breath and pranayama
The science and anatomy of pranayama
Pranic body and spiritual significance of pranayama
Intermediate to advance level pranayama practices:
Types of pranayama you will practice in this course: Nadi Shodhana, kapalbhati, bhastrika, ujjayi, bhramari, surya bheda.
How to practice and teach pranayama
Meditation: Introduction, definition and aim
Science of meditation
Effects of meditation on brain and mind
How to meditate
How to teach meditation
Types of meditation to be covered: Chakra meditation, Kundalini meditation, Om meditation, Nada meditation, Mantra meditation, Antara mauna, Chidakash Dharana, Vippassana and insight meditation.
Ashtanga Yoga: The eight limbs
The yogic life styles
Importance of satsang and sangha
Concepts of three gunas: Satva, Rajas, Tamas.
Life style and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher
Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.).
The study of the anatomical subject and the application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy patterns of movement, among others).
Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on muscular and skeletal structures and in-depth study of anatomical and skeletal differences (i.e., compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory).
Introduction to different body systems: skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, breathing and respiratory system, and major joints of the body.
Understanding of yoga asanas from an anatomical perspective.
“The best way to learn is to teach” – Frank Oppenheimer
Our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training course will help you to deepen your connection with your emotions and feelings which will empower you to teach from your heart. Our Yoga Teacher Training program is a practical training designed to help you become a confident and effective Yoga teacher for all level of students
Principles of demonstration
Observing, assisting and correcting
Teaching styles, qualities of a teacher
Voice projection, and floor presence
Different process of learning
Planning and structuring a class
Alignment and hands-on-adjustments theory and practice
Dealing with injuries and safety precautions
Teaching practice: There will be a lot of opportunities for teaching practice. From day one, you will start teaching one-on-one and then progress to teaching larger groups towards the end of the course.
Teaching feedback: You will receive feedback on your teachings from your classmates and teachers, to help you to improve your teaching skills and to find your unique voice and style as a teacher
By the end of the course you will be able to teach mixed-level open yoga class confidently.
PRE-STUDY (MANDATORY NON-CONTACT HOURS)
Once you have booked your place in the course; we will give you access to an online module which covers the non-contact hours of the training.
This online module is a combination of pre-recorded classes.
This module covers a big portion of yoga anatomy as well as a few classes on pranayama, meditation and philosophy. It also has a few Ashtanga classes so that you can start practicing at home if you don’t have access to a yoga studio.
This module also covers our 50-hours hands-on adjustment yoga teacher training online module
We strongly encourage you to watch and finish the anatomy and hands-on adjustment section before starting the in-person training at Goa with us to enhance your learning.
*Weekends: Saturday half day. Sundays off.
DATES & FEES
“If not you, who? If not now, when?” ~The Talmud
*The number of days in the first three courses have been deliberately kept shorter due to current 30-days visa being granted to foreigners.
DATES & AVAILABILITY
Indian nationals: Specially discounted fee for Indian nationals residing in India. INR 89,000* for twin & 1,09,000* for single. Only ten spaces.
The course fee is in Euros and inclusive of all taxes.
Included in the fee: Training, accommodation and meals only.
Not included: Travel, insurance, any other liability etc.
Airport transfers: Available at INR 3000 (€35) each way.
Check-in: From 16.00 pm onwards on course start date.
Check-out: Before 10.00 am on course end date.
Orientation meetings: Are held between 4-5 pm on the course start date.
Accommodation: We have two types of accommodation named Sampoorna and Anaya. All rooms are air-con and have private hot showers. We will always give you the accommodation agreed upon but life happens and sometimes we may have to make changes if required due to the circumstances beyond our control. Please check our Yoga Village page for pictures and more detailed information about the accommodation.
HOW TO BOOK
Application: Complete the online application form . If you don’t hear back from us within 24 hours, please send us an email [email protected]. Please always check your spam if you don’t see our response within 24 hours.
Booking amount: Once accepted in the course you will be asked to pay a non-refundable but transferrable booking amount of €400 for foreigners and INR 20,000 for Indians via PayPal/ Wise/ Googlepay / direct Bank Transfer. Your place on the course will be confirmed only upon receipt of the deposit amount.
Remaining balance: To be paid upon arrival at Sampoorna Yoga, Goa by cash, debit or credit card, or PayPal.
The initial booking amount of €400 is non-refundable in any circumstances whether it’s due to travel restrictions, lockdowns, or any similar or non-similar reasons due to covid or anything else of the similar nature, any act of god or any other unforeseen circumstances by either parties.
Even if you have to cancel or reschedule your participation in the training or the event you are signing up for, your initial deposit of €400 will always be safe and you can use it anytime in future for any in-person or online courses offered by Sampoorna yoga.
The initial €400 also covers the cost of the pre-study non-contact hours training provided by Sampoorna via online module. Which means that with the initial deposit of €400 you are not only confirming you place in the course but also getting an online course in return.
The full course fee is non-refundable but transferable to a future date if you are choosing to pay the entire course fee now to avail the special flat discount of €500 before the advertised date.
Balance course fee: The remaining fee which is towards the in-person training in Goa is be paid upon arrival to Sampoorna Yoga, Goa by Card/Cash.
Once you have physically joined the course or the event you are signing up for, you shall become liable to pay Sampoorna Yoga the complete fees of the Course or event. This fees becomes non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-transferable unless otherwise agreed by Sampoorna Yoga in written. But If I fall sick due to Covid or if the course has to be stopped due to covid restrictions or any similar reasons the school may consider transferring my pro-rata balance course fee to any future course of my choice.
I understand and agree that once I have joined the course physically, Sampoorna yoga is not be liable to refund me the course fee if I chose to drop-out of the course due to my personal reasons or circumstances.
Sampoorna Yoga reserves the right to terminate your participation or continuation in the course if it finds your presence disturbing to the group process. In such case Sampoorna Yoga will refund my fee on pro-rata basis.
If Sampoorna Yoga has to cancel the course for any situation beyond its control such as covid related restrictions or any other reason deemed fit, prior to the beginning of the course, then you will be entitled for a full refund if you have paid the entire course fee except the €400 for which you would continue to have access to the online non-contact hours module. Sampoorna Yoga will not be liable to cover any other losses I might incur such as travel, insurance etc. due to any such cancellations.
A maximum discount of €900 can be availed and can not be combined with any other discount.
Let’s say that you have taken a 300 hour Vinyasa flow or Yoga therapy course with us and have paid €1350 as your course fee. In this case you can avail a maximum discount of €900 only.
Let’s say that you have taken an 200 hour online YTTC with us and Paid €800, then you can avail a maximum discount of €800 only.
Let’s say that you have taken a yin yoga online TTC with us and have paid €399 then you will get a discount of €399 only
Let’s say that you have taken a yin course worth €299, a pranayama course worth €199 and a yoga nidra course worth €199 then you can avail a discount up to €697 only.
If you have not taken any online course with us yet but still want to avail this amazing discount then we suggest you to enrol yourself in a few online courses of your choice worth €900 to be able to use up to €900 as discount towards any in-person course in Goa.
Please let us know if you need any further clarification.
Deepak Sharma (founder), Eli Aguilar (co-founder), Prianca Sharma, Vinita Thackrey. There may be a couple of more teachers. It’s covid times there can always be some changes in the team. Please bear with us. Please visit our teacher’s page to learn more about our teaching team.
First of all, the teachings of an ashtanga yoga teacher training course always remains the same irrespective of the number of hours of the training. It’s not the level of the course but the level of each student which determines what and how much she or he will learn in the course. Students from different levels will feel the course differently. For example: How far you will be allowed to practice in your ashtanga yoga primary series totally depends upon the level of your practice. Secondly, you will also have an exclusive access to our online module of 50-hours hands on adjustment training course as well as yoga anatomy module which the 200-hour YTTC students don’t have. You will also get much more opportunity to practice hands-on adjustment than the 200-hour YTTC students.
You should be fine as long as you can understand English well and speak a little bit. At least 60% of our students are not native English speakers. Our teachers do take this into consideration to ensure that the material being taught is understood by everyone.
Discipline and commitment, full attendance and participation in all the classes is required to obtain your certificate. There will also be a small written and practical exam at the end. We provide you a study guide (a question bank) which is part of your teacher training manual at the start of the course. All the questions from the exam will be from that study guide. The study guide is based on what we teach you. The exam is not to stress you out. We want you to enjoy your training here and not stress about the exam. No one has ever failed in Sampoorna in the last 12 years. If you are present mentally and physically in all the course you will pass the exam very easily.
Once you have booked your place in the course, we will give you access to an online module which covers the 100 non-contact hours of the training.
This online module is a combination of pre-recorded classes and the teacher training manual.
This module covers a big portion of yoga anatomy, a few classes on pranayama, meditation, philosophy, a few Ashtanga classes so that you can start practicing at home if you don’t have access to a yoga studio. It also includes an exhaustive 50-hours hands-on adjustment online teacher training module.
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Sampoorna Yoga’s Teacher Training Courses are registered with Yoga Alliance USA. When you graduate from our school you will be eligible to register with them as a RYT, Registered Yoga Teacher, in your respective categories.