What qualities do I need to be a yoga teacher?

You just need a good heart, rest we will build in you.

Can I practice yoga if I’m not flexible and fit?

Yes, you can. Yoga itself will make you fit and flexible physically and mentally.

What is yoga?

Yoga is not a religion, is a science of inner engineering, it’s an art of self discipline.
Yoga is not just another sport; it’s a life changing activity; it’s a systematic way of living life.
Practising, learning or teaching yoga in any style, from anywhere will invite peace, happiness, health and prosperity into your life.

Can I carry electronics with me?

We advise not to carry laptop.
In our resort we offer WIFI 24 hours free of cost. But the connexion of WIFI in India is not as good as in West.

Which kind of clothes should I bring?
  • Light and comfortable cotton clothes for yoga practice
  • A pair of white clothes for ceremonies
  • Swimming suit (only for using in the beach)
  • One piece of light warm clothe (jumper). You may require in the night or early morning as we are in front of the ocean.
What to bring to the TTC?
  • 3 photos
  • 2 photocopy of passport visa
  • Note book and pen
  • Alarm clock
  • Torch
  • Slipper and sport/comfortable shoes
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Sun screen
  • Yoga mat (if you don’t want to carry you can use one of our extra mats or buy a new one from us)
  • Sun glasses
  • Towel (we will provide one towel for rooms)
Is a 24 days TTC enough to become a yoga teacher?

Yes, this month long ttc is like planting a seed in your mind which will emerge as a huge tree by the passes of time. Only thing you need is to nourish the seed every day. Remember that when you will be teaching and helping others, the knowledge that you will get is more valuable than years of practicing and studying.

 

Do I need a prior knowledge and practice of yoga before joining the TTC?

It’s always good if you have some previous experience about yoga in the form of practice. If you don’t have, there is no problem, some people developed before and some after; ttc is the foundation which will guide you internally and externally about your practice and teaching.
Remember that is not about the quantity of time you spend in your practice, it’s about the “quality”.

Can I teach yoga or open my own studio with Yoga Alliance U.S.A. certificate?

Yes, of course. Yoga Alliance is one of the biggest organizations for yoga teachers in the world. Yoga Alliance set highly professional standards for teaching yoga. By choosing Schools register with Yoga Alliance you are eligible to teach yoga or open your own studio anywhere in the world.

What are the career opportunities after completing ttc with Green Yoga India?

AFTER COMPLETING THE TTC YOU CAN:

  • work as an independent teacher
  • open your own studio
  • work as an assistant teacher of a big organization
  • be a part of a health & wellness/yoga retreat
  • write for an international yoga/health magazine
  • work with 5 start hotels/beach resorts as a yoga professional
  • work in gyms and fitness centre
  • work in a school as a teacher
  • Be a part of NGO/government organization/hospitals/corporate…
Should I bring money with me?

We recommend carry enough cash for your expenses, sometimes the ATMs stop working for few hours. Moreover, most ATM do not allow you to withdraw more than INR 10,000 (€140) at the same time
If you are carrying your own currency, you can exchange in Goa airport or in Palolem. We can also help you in exchanging money.

Do I need vaccinations?

Vaccines are not compulsory but advise. You have to consult with your doctor the vaccines that you need to come to India. Depending of your country you may need different ones. In this page you can find some useful information.

Look this site for more info: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india

For Malaria, you can also refer to these websites:

Do I need a visa to enter in India?

Yes, you need a tourist visa. Some countries they have visa on arrival for one month. In other cases you need to apply to the Indian Embassy of your country. Make sure you apply at least before one month before your travel date, because in some countries the process of getting the visa can be long. You will have a tourist visa for 3 or 6 months. Look this site for more info:
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/

Do I need to take medicines with me?

We advice not carry a lot of medicines. Everything in India is available and in less price. Just carry only medicines which you use regularly.
In our resort we have a first stage box and doctor on call available. So, nothing to worry!

What are the topics covered by the TTC?

1. Yoga teaching techniques

Yoga teaching techniques is one of the most important and essential parts of the course. This part of the teaching includes training, practicing and teaching techniques of traditional yoga practices like:

    • Asana (yoga postures) as per the different yoga stiles that we will teach in the course.
    • Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
    • Shatkarmas (Cleansing Techniques)
    • Bandhas (Locking of energy)
    • Mudras (channelizing energy)
    • Meditation techniques
    • Mantras and chanting.

2. Teaching methodology

The objective and aim of this module is to learn the art of teaching as well as the business and marketing aspects of yoga:

Cultivate the qualities of a good teacher like intonation of voice, timings, class planning, sequencing of asanas and art of adjustment and alignment.
Get opportunity to refine your qualities by teaching in small and big group with other students.

3. Anatomy and physiology

In this module we will be focusing on:

  • The general movement and terminology of human body
  • The systems of the body (nervous, endocrine, respiratory, skeletal and muscular systems) and their co-relations in the context of yoga practice.
  • Benefits and contraindications of the yoga asanas. “Key muscles of yoga”
  • The pranic energy channels of the body
  • The pancha koshas (sheath)
  • The five elements of universe
  • The seven chakras.

4. Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for Yoga teachers

In yoga philosophy you will learn the aim and objective of yoga and the ethics and living a yogic lifestyle.

Yoga philosophy includes:

  • Definition of yoga
  • Paths of yoga (jnana, raja, bhakti and karma yoga)
  • 8 limbs of Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Biography of important yogis
  • Study of ancient text: ‘Bhagbad Gita’
  • Yoguic diet and life style
  • Ayurveda

5. Practicum

In this module you will:

  • Get opportunity to refine your qualities by teaching as a lead trainer in small and big group with other students.
  • Receive and give feedback from your end to your colleagues
  • Learn how to organize and sequence a class of 60’, 75’ and 90’ minutes.
  • Assist students while someone else is teaching
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Develop the power of Observation and attention to detail in teaching

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