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RULES OF THE EUROPEAN YOGA TEACHERS TRAINING

OBJECTIVES

The EYF, through its Pedagogical Committee, taking into account the features and requirements from different traditions and schools of Europe, has established a MINIMUN STANDARD FIXED PROGRAM FOR YOGA TEACHERS TRAINING which will be mandatory for all the Schools to be fulfil in order to get the CERTIFICATION from the European Yoga Federation. Such a Certification will ENSURE that all their Yoga Teachers Training Programs will fulfil and respect the most important minimum rules for teaching Yoga.

The goals for this Minimum Standard Fixed Program, which are mandatory for the Training of Yoga Teachers in Europe are the followings:

CREATING a pedagogical theorical and practical structure in order to grow up an essential  knowledge of the students about each kind of typology.

HAVING   a pedagogical structure theorical and practical able to equip the student with a basic yogic experience, a wide objective and subjective comprehension of the yogic path, a direct contact with his inner potential, a deep view of the spiritual journey  and some theorical-practical knowledge in order to be able to convey properly, simply and mentally open.

PROPOSING the student a bunch of tools to get the feeling of the essential of Yoga in all his inner being levels and all the circumstances of the world around him.

MAKING different visions and modalities, styles or versions with the purpose of creating a perspective objective and detached. Flexible mentality and acceptance attitude, at the same time it makes him to integrate the universality of Yoga, and drawing into the first person, the journey towards his own Inner Being.

MINIMUM PROGRAM FOR CERTIFICATION OF YOGA TEACHER TRAINING SCHOOLS

STRUCTURE:

 

1.- METHODOLOGY:

 

  • Ashtanga Yoga: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • Theorical & practical study about different Path of Yoga, i.e.- Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga etc…

  • Hatha Yoga practice

 

2.- GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

 

INDIA

  • History of Yoga

  • General Concepts

  • Ayurveda

  • Epic

 

WESTERN

  • History of Western philosophy thinking

  • Orient -Western Integration

  • Western Psicology

 

3.- PHYLOSOPHY

 

  • The  6 Dharsanas

  • Sacred Texts: Vedas, the most important Upanishads, Samkhya Karika, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Bhagavad Gita.

  • Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma)

  • Tantrism

  • Buddhism

 

4.- PEDAGOGY

 

  • Transmission of tecnic and essence of yoga

  • Instructions to ensure the phisical, mental and inner comprenhension of the student.

  • Knowledge of asanas and group of asanas

  • Knowledge of the human body to avoid injuries

  • Structuring yoga class

  • Practice and pedagogy metodology

  • Relactionship between teacher-student

  • First aids

 

5.- THEORY AND PRACTICE OF YOGA

 

  • ANATOMY AND PHISIOLOGY

  • ASANA

  • PRANAYAMA

  • MUDRAS &  BHANDAS

  • RELAX

  • CONCENTRATION

  • MEDITATION

 

Those students inscribed into the Yoga Teacher training programs in Certificated Schools, must to:

 

  • To be more than 18 years old.

  • To be already a Yoga practitioner.

  • To be motivated.

 

TRAINING PROGRAM TIME

The Complete Yoga Teachers Training Program, established as a MINIMUM by the European Yoga Federation is about 640 hours in a minimum period of 4 years.

 

TRAINING TIME DISTRIBUTION

YOGA METODOLOGY

 100 h

GENERAL KNOLEDGE

 60 h

PHYLOSOFY

 120 h

PEDAGOGY

 90 h

 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF YOGA

 160 h

 FREE ELECTION TIME 110 h

 110 h

 TOTAL HOURS

 640 h

QUALIFICATION

The European Yoga Federation recommend to all schools to do a continue evaluation of the student progress, both of knowledge level and yogic attitude as well.

Once the schools have been certificated, must issue a Final Report for student evaluation and the overcoming of the program goals, i.e., PASS or NO PASS. This Final Report will have to be sent to  the Federation Pedagogical Committee, who will issue the corresponding “Yoga Teacher Certification” by the European Yoga Federation.

FINAL EVALUATION TEST

The final evaluation test and the test proposed are chosen freely by Schools.
They must include: verbal test, written, practical, pedagogic and theorical.
Furthermore, the certification of Yoga Teachers predicts the presentation of a FINAL THESIS made of a minimum of 40 pages which will be evaluated by the  schools.