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Teacher Training

Awakening: 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Amarjit Kumar

A practical guide to being a Yoga teacher

An experiential journey to enhance AWARENESS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
Building expertise and knowledge through learning how to teach can uplift individual understanding of yoga practice for physiological and psychological well-being.
Correct practice of the techniques requires proper understanding of the techniques’ roots. Learning a systematic teaching methodology that is consistent with human anatomy in the sequencing of postures and movements is key to safe and proper practice. Good sequencing skills enable physical balance in every part of the body; having a focused and open mind brings a balanced state of mental abilities.

Yoga calls for a holistic approach to Body, Mind & Spirit. The disciplines of yoga postures and meditation are closely linked and complement each other. Better understanding of the philosophical and practical aspects behind the practice of postures and meditation helps in maintaining a healthy, happy and sensible lifestyle. It enables knowing yourself and others better and may also enhance your interaction with others.

This teacher training course requires commitment and discipline, and you will benefit from:
• Mastering the art, techniques and principles of Yoga
• Being a well-rounded yoga teacher who understands the physical, physiological, psychological and philosophical aspects of Yoga

Yoga Alliance Accredited School
PURE Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance. Our teacher training programmes and teachers are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition and qualify for the 200-hr Yoga Alliance Certification.

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes in the U.S. and globally. Graduates of our programme are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming a RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that many hiring studios look for.

Mission Statement
We offer this training in an effort to grow our community of committed yoga practitioners, empowering those who demonstrate dedication to a personal practice, by sharing the knowledge, skills and tools we have learned so they too can start teaching yoga.

We intend to guide trainees toward a healthy self-confidence, while at the same time invoking in them a sense of humility and excitement, knowing that they are at the beginning of a long journey.

For enquiries, email teachertraining@pure-yoga.com

The teacher training course is comprised of 9 Modules that provide a comprehensive understanding of what is Yoga and Meditation, the interconnectedness of body and mind, and the positive effects to our daily life. Covered topics include the Yogic Vision of the Upanishads and the Vedic Tradition of Yoga.

Module 1 – Yoga Philosophy, History, and Classifications

Learn the development of Yoga through important works including the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita:
The true meaning of Yoga

What Yoga is NOT
Four Main Branches of Yoga

The Eight Limbs
The Three Bodies and Five Sheaths
Seven Chakras and Kundalini Yoga
Chakra’s Beej Mantras
History of Yoga (Pre-classical to Modern vs Traditional Yoga)

Module 2 – Asanas & Surya Namaskara

Learn the purpose and correct practice of yoga postures:
Classification and Application of all types of Asanas
Correct Alignment and Adjustment of Asanas

The Art & Science of Body & Mind

Health Management & Therapy

Distinguishing Yoga and Exercise
Correct Alignment & Sequencing to Avoid Injury
Safety Guideline on Asanas Adjustment
Systematic Self-Practice Habit to Enable Consistency & Improvement
Application of Proper Yoga Props to Facilitate Students of Various Levels
Therapeutic Effect and Body Anatomy as it Applies to Surya Namaskara
Progression into Advanced Posture through Surya Namaskara
Relationship between Surya Namaskara and Chakras & its Effects
Surya Namaskara with Sound Vibration (Vocal and Chanting)

Module 3 – Anatomy and Physiology

Learn about the human body and its relationship with Yoga:
Different Components of Body
How Yoga Benefits our Body
Body Motion & Movement

The Different Organ Systems (Skeletal, Muscular, Respiratory,
Cardiovascular, Digestive)
Anatomy of Human Body and Common Asanas
Relationship between Breathing and Muscle/Joint Movement


Module 4 – Mudra, Bandha, Pranayama & Meditation

Learn internal techniques that increase awareness, stability and concentration:
Introduction to Mudras
Introduction to Three Main Bandhas
Pranayama Principles in Yoga
Introduction to Pranayama, its Benefits and Techniques
Pancha Pranas and Upa Pranas
The Importance of Meditation
The Challenges and Effects of Meditation
The Methods of Meditating
The Inner Light Meditation Method

Module 5 – Shatkarma

Learn the Yogic cleansing processes to help eliminate toxins:
Jala Neti
Sutra Neti
Vaman Dhauti
Madhyama Nauli
Trataka

Module 6 – Mantras, Chants & Prayers & How to Read Devanagiri Script (Sanskrit)

Learn how to chant and the power of chanting:
Introduction to Mantras
The Purpose of Chanting
Introduction to Om/Aum
Gayatri Mantra
Guru Brahma Chant
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
Opening Prayer & Closing Prayer
How to read Devanagiri Script (Sanskrit) & Posture Names in Sanskrit
Basic Vocabulary, Names and Meaning of Asanas, Pranayamas & Mantras in Sanskrit

Module 7 – The Science of Hatha Yoga

Learn the framework for a holistic yoga practice that prepares us for its ultimate goal (meditation):
Asanas

Pranayama
Bandhas
Mudras
Asanas Index
Origins & Key Concepts

Six Aspects of Hatha Yoga


Module 8 – Teaching Methodology and Lesson Planning

Learn to teach yoga clearly and systematically through:
Lesson Design and Planning
Creating a Balanced Sequence
Timing of Different Sequence
Demonstration vs Instructions
The Art of Giving Instructions
Classroom Management
The Physical Environment
Finding Your Most Suitable Teaching Style


Module 9 – Assignments and Practicum

2, 3, 9,10,16,17, 23, 24, 30 September
1, 2, 7, 8,14,15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 October

Daily Schedule:

Morning Sessions
8:30am-10:30am Intensive Practice
11:00am-1:00pm Lecture, Iterative practice

Lunch: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Afternoon Session
2:00pm-3:00pm Yoga Nidra/Meditation
3:00pm-4:00pm Lecture & Discussion
4:30pm-7:00pm Teaching, methods, sharing

*There will be several short breaks throughout the day.

Students who are interested in participating should bear in mind that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding programme. It will require a strong commitment and personal sacrifice, as well as the support of the student's primary support network.

Interested students must:
• Have a deep desire to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
• Have a minimum of 12 months of regular yoga practice
• Be free of major injuries going into the programme
• Have a coachable attitude
• Be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required
• Be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the programme
• Have read the required readings and submitted homework below prior to the beginning of the course.
Light on Yoga - BKS Iyengar
Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff
Yoga Sutras of Patañjali (any version)
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha - Bihar School of Yoga

Amarjit began his Yoga journey at the age of 10 and has since accumulated in-depth knowledge and practical experiences in yoga practice. In his pursuit of yogic excellence, he started studying authentic Yoga as a youth and devoted himself to its continuous practice both in spirit and in form. He has been recognised for his talent and has won numerous national and provincial yoga championships in India.

Under the guidance of his teacher Prabir Karmakar in yoga training and having been deeply inspired by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati at the Bihar School of Yoga, Amarjit wanted to impart and share his inner feelings of yoga with more people around the world. He first began his yoga teaching career in 2002 in India, later moving to Bangkok in 2005 and then Hong Kong since 2007. He displays his passion for yoga philosophy as a way of life and translates the traditional essence and concepts of Yoga into practical application and body-mind enhancement in today’s world. 

Amarjit believes that perfection comes from keen awareness and genuine practice. His classes will allow you to learn more about your body as well as to develop self-confidence with mental balance and stability. His focus is on the harmonious flow of body, breath and mind – to co-ordinate bodily movements and postures with proper breathing as well as physical alignment in a systematic and scientific way, resulting in blissful moments for practitioners of all levels.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Yoga, TGO University, India, 2017
  • Certified Teacher, AYM, India (200 hours), 2017
  • Referee- Asian Yoga Federation (Asian Yoga Championship), 2016 – present
  • Certificate in Sports Science and Fitness Foundation, AASFP, Hong Kong, 2015
  • Secretary, Hong Kong Yogathon (Int’l) Co. Ltd., 2015 – present
  • Secretary, Yoga Federation of Hong Kong, 2015 – present
  • Certified Teacher (Satyananda Yoga), Bihar School of Yoga, 2008
  • Diploma in Yoga Therapy, Ghosh’s Yoga College, Kolkata, India, 2003
  • Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, Karmakar Institute of Yoga, India, 2003

Full Training:                                                    
Awakening: 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Amarjit Kumar

2 September – 29 October

Super Early-bird 20% off Discount: HK$29,500 (ends 15 July)

Early-bird 10% off Discount: HK$33,187 (ends 15 August)

Regular Price: HK$36,875

Morning Intensive
*Please register at any Hong Kong PURE Yoga Studio
*Graduates from Amarjit’s previous 200-hr or 300-hr training courses enjoy 40% off Regular Price.

Full 20-day: HK$6500

10 days: HK$3,600

Weekend Drop-in: HK$800

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Early-Bird Discount:       

  • SUPER OFFER Discount ends 15 July 2023.
  • 10% Early-Bird Discount ends 15 August 2023

 

 Refunds/Cancellation:    

  • No refund or credit will be given for cancellation starting 16 August 2022.
  •  All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.

 Healthy-licious juice cleanse offer from nood food:

  • $200 discount on nood food 3-Day juice cleanse for all yoga event registrants on workshop dates. Ask nood food staff at your workshop location for details.
  • 10% off all nood food items for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.

 

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10% off all KURIOS regular-priced products for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.



To register, please contact any PURE Yoga studio or see reception.

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