500 Hour Yoga TTC


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500 Hour Residential Hatha, Ashtanga yoga teacher training course in India registered with Yoga Alliance, USA at Yoga School. This course is for those who are already acquired the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. If you have not done a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and still you may undertake one of our 200 hour Yoga TTC and then pursue 300 hour course for 500 hour Yoga certification. The course duration comprises of eight weeks. It is a wonderful space that you create for yourself for the eight weeks and learn to establish both as student and a teacher of yoga. The course nurtures physically and mentally. One can draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive and more universal. Arogya yoga school can assist you towards excellence the art and science of yoga. This course will allow you to discover a new dimension to learn, teach and appreciate yoga

Yoga Philosophy

There exists at present a good deal of misconception with regard to the practices of yoga. Yoga philosophy is needed to get linked with tradition by a direct reference to the treatises. This class will allow students to understand and appreciate the classical literature of Yoga. The philosophy of yoga is an integrated view of life. It includes an understanding nature of existence, man and his role in investigating true self.

Origin of Yoga
Different Paths of Yoga
Samkhaya Darshan
Vedanta Darshan
Obstacles in Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga (8 Limbs)
• Yama
• Niyama
• Asana
• Pranayama
• Pratyahara
• Dharana
• Dhyana
• Samadhi

Hatha Yoga
• Panch Kosha
• Annamaya Kosha
• Pranamaya Kosha
• Manomaya Kosha
• Jnanamaya Kosha
• Anandamaya Kosha

Orientation of Patanjali’s yoga sutra:
In the Yoga sutras, Patanjali has provided a very scientific and practical exposition of the philosophy and practice yoga. One very important section of the book describes what is commonly called Ashtanga yoga or Eight Limbs of yoga which provides practical guidelines for experiencing the ultimate state of consciousness.

Orientation of Hathayoga Pradipika:
This is a classic text on Hatha Yoga written by yogi Swatmarama. The instructions given in the text is very useful in understanding the mechanics of the body and channelizing the energies to establish harmony. By bringing balance between sun and moon, one can prepare for a higher possibility. Hatha Yoga – Introduction, relationship of Hathayoga and Rajayoga, greatness of Hathayoga, Hathayogi lineage, importance of Hatha Yoga, Destructives and constructive of yoga, methods of Hathayoga Practice and Yogic diet

Orientation of Gheranda Samhita:
Gheranda samhita and Hathayoga Pradipika are two of the older main Hatha Yoga text available in India. Dated back a few hundred of years, they are still studied today to understand the therapeutic aspect of Hatha Yoga. Ghatayoga – Introduction, seven step yoga, benefits, purificatory techniques, classification practicing methods and benefits, a comparative study of Hathayoga and Ghata yoga.

Orientation of Upanishad:
The Upanishads (defined as “to sit with one’s self” or “to sit in the presence of the master”) are the insights gained by the yogis. It discusses liberation through wisdom. This is the end portion of the Vedas, and the subject of yoga is presented in a conversational form. It is very easy to comprehend the discussion of yoga through the Upanishads. The quality of discrimination between real and unreal unfolds during the study of the Upanishads. Studying the Upanishads helps the practitioner to implement yoga in their daily lives. A study of the Upanishads inspires the question of, Ko Ham? Who am I?

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training : HUMAN ANATOMY-PHYSIOLOGY AND YOGA

This class provides a meticulous understanding of Anatomy and Physiology of the human organ systems key to one’s yogic practice, with a brief discussion of the remaining organ systems. The correlation between the physiology and the psycho-philosophical nature of the human organ systems is also discussed.


Skeletal System
Joints and Range of Motion
Muscular System
Postural imbalances

Physiology of Asana
• Standing
• Back Bend
• Forward Bend
• Twist
• Inversions

Digestive System
Respiratory System
Circulatory System
Physiology of Pranayama
Nervous System
Endocrine System
Stress and Homeostasis
Physiology of Meditation
Lesson Planning, Practical and Written Assessment

This class provides a meticulous understanding of Anatomy and Physiology of different systems.

(i) Musculo-Skeletal System : Muscle – Classification – Histology – properties of each type – distribution – Mechanism of muscle contraction (Brief) – neuromuscular transmission (Brief), ligaments, tendons, Skeleton-Bones-types, Structure & function, Spinal column. Joints – Types, Structure, Function.

(ii) Blood and Immune System : Composition of blood corpuscles – R.B.C., W.B.C., Platelets. Plasma, Haemoglobin – Coagulation of blood and anticoagulants. Blood groups and its importance, lymphatic system, Immunity – types & mechanism.

(iii) Cardiovascular system : Anatomy of Heart and blood vessels – -Innervation of heart – Properties of cardiac muscle – Control of cardiac cycle and circulation – Cardiac output – Blood pressure.

(iv) Respiratory System : Anatomy-Gross & Histological – Mechanism of Breathing, Exchange of gases Pulmonary function tests-lung volumes – Control of respiration.

(v) Digestive system: Anatomy – Gross and Histological – Mechanism of secretion of – Saliva, Gastric Juice, Pancreatic Juice, Bile, Intestinal secretion – Role of these secretions in digestion of food, Absorption and assimilation and formation of faeces.

(vi) Excretory System and temperature regulation : Anatomy-Gross & Histology – Functions of glomerules and renal tubules Micturition and composition of urine – structure and functions of skin-Regulation of body temperature.

(vii) Endocrine System : Anatomy – Gross & Histological, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Supra – renal, Pituitary, Islets of Langerhans – Function of thyroid and parathyroid harmone, effect of hypo and hyperactivity on the body. Hormones of supra-renal and their action and effect of hypo & hyper activity on the body. Hormones of pituitary gland- its action and effect of hypo & hyper activity on the body. Role of insulin in glucose metabolism.

(viii) Central Nervous System : Anatomy – Gross – Cerebrum, cerebellum, Spinal cord. Histology – Nerve – structure and properties of neurons – Nerve – Action Potential – generation propagation – factors influencing. Classification of neurons and nerve fibers Receptors and reflex arc. Functions and important connections of Cerebrum, Pons, Medulla, Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Cerebellum – Autonomic nervous system – Sympathetic and parasympathetic – anatomy & functions.

(ix) Physiology of main Asanas

(x) Physiology of breathing

(xi) Physiology of stretching

(xii) Common yoga injuries and its prevention

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training : Teaching methodology:

To structure and sequence a class

Modification techniques

Teaching different meditation techniques

Organizing and preparing for workshop

Principles of demonstration, observation, alignment and correction

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training : Human Anatomy-Physiology and Yoga

The practice of Aasanas and pranayama is imperative for a Yogi to fortify the mind, body, and soul. The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course at Yoga School consists of a carefully curated curriculum that entails rehearsal of numerous Yogaasanas and techniques of Praanaayaama to hone the Yogi’s physical posture and enable the conscious and deliberate control of one’s breath. A specific set of Aasanas belonging to the Hatha Yoga and Ashtaanga Yoga styles are incorporated into the curriculum, thus empowering the Yogi to master these techniques and reap full benefits of the same.

Cellular system
Skeletal system
Joints and Range of motion
Muscular system

Muscular system ii
Postural imbalances
Physiology of Asana
Asana – standing
Asana – back bend
Asana – forward bend

Asana – twist
Asana – inversion
Digestive system
Respiratory system
Circulatory system
Physiology of Pranayama

Nervous system i
Nervous system ii
Endocrine system
Stress and homeostasis
Physiology of Meditation
Lesson planningPractical and written Assessment

Mantra recitation

Mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. The reverberating sound harmonious the body and mind.

Ganesha Mantra
Guru Mantra

Shakti Mantra
Gayatri Mantra

Mangalacharan Mantra
Shanti Mantra

Mantra recitation

Dynamic postures
Pawanmuktasana series
Marjari asana
Surya namaskar
Standing postures
Parivrtta Trikonasana
Parivrtta parshwakonasana
Veerbhadrasana I
Veerbhadrasana II
Veerbhadrasana III
Ardh chandrasana
Prasarita padottanasana
Inverted postures
Pincha mayurasana
Adho mukha vrkshasana
Twisting postures
Ardh matsyendra asana
Parivritti janu sirshasana
Kati chakrasana

Back bend postures
Setu asana
Forward bend postures
Ardh padam paschimotanasana
Padprasar paschimotanasana
Adho mukha svanasana
Balancing postures
Bak dhayan asana
Natraj asana

Relaxation postures
Breathing practices
Yogic Breathing
Nadi shodhan
Meditative postures
Meditational practices
Breath awareness
Yog nidra
Mantra chanting
Yantra drawing

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course- Daily Schedule

Schedule 6:00 Am To 10:30 AM

06:00 am – Wake Up


06:30 am – Herbal Tea


06:45 am – Shatkarma/Yogic cleansing


07:00 am – chanting and pranayama


07:30 – 9am – Yoga Asana


09:00 am – Breakfast


10:00 am – Yoga Anatomy


Schedule 11:30 AM To 10:45 PM

11:30 am – Yoga Philosophy


1:00 pm – Lunch


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Rest/self-study


04:30 pm – 06:30 – A traditional sequence


07:00 pm – Dinner


08:30 – Self Study


10:45 pm – Lights Out

What does the course fees include ? : 500 Hour

» Shared Accommodation

» Daily nutritious vegetarian meals, detox juices and teas

» Weekend excursions

» yoga material (Note books, yoga t-shirt, body cleansing kit, etc)

» One the himalayas sightseeing trip

Principles and Guideline:

  • Teaching starts from early in the morning.
  • Respectful behavior is mandatory at all times on and off the premises.
  • Respect the rules and regulations Arogya Yoga School.
  • Course fees are non-refundable.
  • Before departure from Arogya Yoga School, students must return all books from the library.
  • Non veg. food, smoking and drinking alcohol are not allowed on the Arogya Yoga School premises.

General Rules

  • Silence should be maintained between 10 PM until the morning.
  • Regular home work should be completed.
  • All classes are mandatory to attend unless you are ill.
  • As a part of the evaluation procedure there will be an assessment for certification.
  • Arogya Yoga School reserves the right to disqualify any students at anytime during the course for misconduct.
  • Eating and drinking (anything other than water) is NOT ALLOWED in the yoga halls.
  • Use of electronic gadgets (i.e., mobile phones, laptops, tablets) during lectures is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  • During asana practice leave all jewelry, books, extra clothing, book bags and purses in your room. Only yoga mat and water bottles permitted in yoga hall.
  • Management expects all students to clear your practice space immediately following your practices.


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