As a yoga school, we are interested in the education of the Yoga system in a way that can be applied as a lifestyle.
Our trainings are designed for all students interested in upgrading their level of knowledge as well as for those interested in learning the teaching methodology.
At a philosophical level, we follow Classical Yoga, rescuing its principles and values using Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and other classical Yoga books as our main source of information. At the physical level, our style ( Sādhana Power Vinyasa ) emerges from a blend of Hatha Yoga styles such as Dharma Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Rocket Yoga and Power Yoga.
We focus on building up the student’s discipline through constant self inquiry, practice and effort, as the means to conquer a daily spiritual practice (Sādhana). We follow the 8 limb path to achieve highest states of gratitude, health and overall bliss.
We use a “modern” approach to our teaching and sequencing system, as we adapt our Ashtanga, Rocket and Dharma inspired Yoga sequence to the needs of the modern yogi. Sādhana Power Vinyasa is a flexible but structured style. Our goal is to train the mind towards concentration and meditation (Dhahran and Dhyāna). Our method follows progressive breath work (Pranayama), a demanding all-levels physical practice, while keeping the subtle essence of a moving meditation.
Our 200hrs Teacher Training has been designed and personalized by experienced certified Yoga instructors (E-RYT), Alexandra Knafo and Xochitl Correa , to cover from A to Z all aspects related to the Yoga system, as a personal discipline and as a profession. This certification is approved by The Yoga Alliance . Students graduating from this training will be eligible to enroll as “RYT 200hrs” at www.yogaalliance.org (check out this website for a detailed description on the benefits of this title)
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS TRAINING?
Those interested in deepening their personal practice as well as their philosophical knowledge through the study of this discipline.
This training is designed to give you the tools and practice to start guiding basic-intermediate yoga classes. All trainings welcome students who want to expand their knowledge in all things Yoga, and/or make their passion a professional reality.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO JOIN THIS CERTIFICATION?
We are not the kind of school that will ask you for specific hours of experience as a prerequisite to join the training, BUT this should not be your first yoga class. You do not have to know it all, you DO NOT HAVE TO BE ADVANCED!! Beyond that, we focus on giving the opportunity to all those passionate yogis who want to deepen their practical and philosophical knowledge. THIS IS NOT JUST A “TEACHER TRAINING”, is much more that getting you ready to teach a yoga class. We go deep on introspection, personal growth and positive evolution through the practice of Yoga. We have two major evaluations: theory and practice. From the result of this two evaluations, there’s a final grade that will allow the school to evaluate the possibility of graduating as a yoga instructor by Sadhana Yoga School. The good part is that you can do the exam as many times as you need, the whole idea is that you really learn the material.
The curriculum is divided in 5 MODULES :
- Introduction, History & Philosophy of Yoga.
- Asana – Principles of alignment, variations, and adjustments. The SPV sequence
- Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
- Energetics of Yoga (Chakras, Bandhas, Gunas, Koshas, Klesha, Mudras..)
- Yoga as a profession & Business of Yoga
YOU DO NOT NEED AN ADVANCED PRACTICE TO JOIN THIS TRAINING!!!
What you DO need is passion and interest to know it all about Yoga. This is an intense and life changing experience where you will learn all about Yoga. We DO need discipline, responsibility and commitment on your end.
Daily sessions are divided in:
- physical practice & theory
Physical practice will be with our primary sequence: Sadhana Power Vinyasa , through:
- guided classes
- self practice
- “follow the yogi”
- classes guided by the students
- “Mysore style” personal practice receiving adjustments by the teacher