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Online 200h Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow

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Transformative Online Yoga Teacher Training

In this foundational 200-hour online yoga teacher training course, you will gain in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on the Ashtanga Primary Series and Vinyasa Flow style of yoga. The course is designed not only to educate you and deepen your own practice, but also to arm you with the practical skills, tools and confidence you need to conduct your very first set of yoga classes. At Sampoorna Yoga, we passionately believe that each individual and each teacher is unique. This course is the start of the journey of discovering your own unique, personal voice and style as a yoga teacher. What truly sets this course apart is that it places equal emphasis on all eight limbs of the yoga practice, not just the asana practice. We explore and elaborate on the concepts of yamas, niyamas, pranayama, pratyahara, meditation practices, and awareness.

In addition, we also talk about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and other themes essential to living a balanced life. The topics include yoga philosophy, yogic food, anatomy, and physiology- making our curriculum very thorough and well-rounded.

What will you learn?

  • Introduction to and history of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series 
  • The four elements of Ashtanga yoga: Vinyasa, Ujjayi Breath, Bandhas and Dhristi
  • Ashtanga Primary Series Postures 
  • Sanskrit Terms 
  • Mantras 
  • Ashtanga Primary Series Modified- With & Without Props
  • Themed Vinyasa Flows
  • Asana Families Flows 
  • Peak Pose Flows
  • Introduction to alignment & adjustment theory 
  • Modifications of asanas 
  • Advance variations of asanas
  • Use of props
  • Introduction: What makes a good yoga teacher?
  • Techniques and tools of teaching 
  • Verbal skills and cueing 
  • Positioning and demonstrating
  • Principles of sequencing
  • Designing a Yoga Class
  • Introduction to Pranayama
  • Pranayama Practice 
  • Pranayama Concept and Benefits
  • Introduction to Meditation and Preparation 
  • Types of Meditation 
  • Meditation Theory 
  • Meditation Practice
  • Mantras for Meditation
  • Meaning of yoga, concepts, history
  • Four paths of yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma Yoga)
  • Nadis (energy channels), Chakras, kundalini
  • Vedas and six systems of Indian philosophy
  • Ashtanga yoga (Raja Yoga): aim of yoga, modification of mind, mental disposition, meaning of OM, eight limbs of yoga, Kriya yoga, Samyama yoga, Samadhi (enlightenment)
  • Mudras, Bandhas & Kriyas: Introduction, different types, practice and its integration with meditation
  • Obstacles on the path of yoga, means to overcome obstacles
  • Concepts of Gunas (Satva, Rajas, Tamas) and their applications in daily life 
  • Effects of food in Gunas
  • Lifestyle and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher
  • Basic concepts of functional anatomy and physiology related to movement
  • Application of anatomical principles to yoga practice (mechanics of yoga asana, its benefits and contraindications, healthy patterns of movement, etc).
  • Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, and movements of the major joints of the body
  • Muscular and skeletal differences i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory
  • Study of different regions of the body: The foot, knee, hips, spine, and shoulder
  • How to develop your career as a yoga teacher 
  • Setting up your own studio, school or yoga retreat centre 
  • Marketing strategies, advertising and PR 
  • Ethics in yoga business 
  • Building network with other yoga teachers, schools, studios and retreats

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Get Certified

To receive the 200-hour certificate as a yoga teacher, you must complete a multiple-choice exam which is in two parts. First is a theory-based multiple-choice exam. Second is practical exam based on Vinyasa sequences. 

This online course follows the updated regulations of Yoga Alliance, therefore, upon completion of all lessons and final assessments, you will receive a 200-hour certification eligible to be registered with Yoga Alliance USA.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am a complete beginner. Can I still take this course?

    Absolutely! This course is for you whether

    • You are a complete beginner
    • You have already been practising yoga and want to take your practice and knowledge of yoga to the next level.
    • You want to become a yoga teacher and help others walk the path of yoga.
    • You want to deepen your personal asana and meditation practice.
    • You wish to explore the subtler and deeper level of awareness through practice of yoga, pranayama, meditation and yogic lifestyle
  • Will this course certify me to be a yoga instructor?

    Yes, this is the most basic/foundational level that you need to study in order to be recognised as a certified yoga teacher.

  • When does the course begin and end?

    The course does not have a specific start date. You may enroll whenever you are ready and study at your own pace!

    Although you have lifetime access to the course, you must complete the exam(s) within 1-year from the date of enrolment to receive your Certificate of Completion that qualifies you as a yoga teacher.

  • Are the lessons available for download?

    You will be able to download printable resources like the course manual, PDF, workbooks, cheatsheets and even the audio (mp3) resources!

    However, the course videos can only be watched within the course itself. This is to prevent the content from being re-uploaded or illegally distributed

  • For how long will I have access to the course?

    Once you enroll, you will have lifetime access to the content of the course, including all new content added in the future.

  • Are exams required to receive my certificate?

    Yes, these are mandatory. There will be an exam at the end of the course which is in two parts:

    • First is a theory-based multiple-choice exam.  
    • Second is practical exam based on Vinyasa sequences. 
    • Both exams will be activated at the end of your course. You will receive upto 3 attempts to score a passing grade. Once you have completed all the lectures of the course and cleared these exams, you are eligible to receive the Certificate of Completion (as a printable file).
  • Is the certificate recognised by Yoga Alliance?

    Yes, you may submit this course and certificate to Yoga Alliance to be recognised as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).

  • What is the refund policy?

    Since this is an online course and we cannot take back any of the knowledge/resources shared by our teachers, there will be no refunds for this course, under any circumstance. Please make sure you are ready to commit to this training before enrolling.

  • If I have any questions, who can I contact?

    For any support required before you enrol in the course- you can email our admissions team at info@sampoornayoga.online 

    Once you’ve signed up for the course, you’ll also be able to clarify your doubts with a dedicated course support team. 

  • Who are your teachers for this course?
    Deepak Sharma

    Founder, Sampoorna Yoga, Goa, India || E-RYT 500, SYT

    Deepak is the founder of Sampoorna Yoga, Goa and Costa Rica. He founded Sampoorna in 2008 after taking part in a 10-days Vipassana meditation retreat in Sri Goenka Tradition. He has been practicing yoga for 30 years and has been teaching actively for the last 25 years. He has graduated more than 11,000 international yoga teachers till date.

    Yoga has been part of his family for many generations. Be it his grandfather, father or his mother, they all have been spiritual seekers. Yoga started to become part of his life when he was merely 12 years old. It started when his father asked him to assist him in his yoga workshops. His role was to merely organise the yoga mats and supply ‘warm & salted’ water to the participants during yogic cleansing techniques. It was through the keen observation of his father’s teaching style and people’s gratitude towards his father’s efforts that inspired him to learn more about yoga.

    His father was a renowned yoga teacher in his home town in central India. Although he was in a job, he used to conduct free yoga workshops for the locals quite often. His father was so passionate about helping people through yoga that he used to literally take loans to conduct his workshops. His both parents have been spiritual seekers and have been visiting their Guru’s ashram for decades. His mother follows the path of bhakti yoga.

    Deepak’s journey as a yoga student started by assisting his father in the yoga workshops his father used to conduct for the local people in the town when he was merely 12 year old. He became truly inspired with the power of yoga when he saw the value his father was adding to people’s lives through yoga.

    Although he had been reading various yogic texts on yoga and spirituality since the age of 15, his journey of real yoga had not begun yet. He went on to become an engineer and worked various jobs just like many others. It was, when he was 24, when his real journey of yoga began. It was when he was in Mumbai railway station waiting for his train with four hours in hand to kill. He decided to go out to look for a movie theatre but ended up buying the most respected book on yoga ever, the Bhagavad Gita. In a non-stop reading spree of the next 26 hours he had finished the 850-page book. The book and its teachings had a profound impact on him and he was not the same person anymore.

    While still in his 9 to 5 job he started to study more and more spiritual texts, visiting spiritual ashrams, attending satsangs, practicing more yoga and meditation. At the same time he also started to teach yoga to his colleagues for free to help them. When he was 30 he left his job and went to an ashram for two years to study with his guru. It was in the ashram where it was revealed to him that yoga was his path.

    Apart from his father, Deepak has studied with various Gurus like Swami Sivananda, Swami Satyananda, Swami Niranjanananda, Osho, Eknaath Eswaran and J Krishnamurty and has studied hundreds of spiritual texts.

    Eli Aguilar

    Founder, Sampoorna Yoga, Costa Rica || E-RYT 500, SYT

    Eli has been passionate about exercising, teaching and healthy lifestyle most of her life, which led her to study Clinical Psychology. While seen patients and teaching workshops, she realized that in order to achieve an optimum state of well-being, a more holistic approach is required, and she went on to become a Pilates Instructor, Reiki Master and Health Coach.

    In her pursuit for a deeper understanding of the body and its functionality, she moved from Costa Rica –her homeland- to New York to expand her studies in Pilates. Once in USA, she reconnected with her personal yoga practice that ignited a desire to come to India, not only to study how to teach yoga but also how to live a more fulfilling life.

    Eli traveled to India in 2014 and joined Sampoorna Yoga as a facilitator of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. That experience was the non-return point. She felt in love with India and its culture, and she found her passion: teaching. In Sampoorna Yoga, she has taught almost all the topics of the syllabus and she is particularly passionate about functional anatomy, how different bodies express the asanas in different ways, and she is very keen on respecting everyone’s unique body and practice.

    Today, she is a key member of the Sampoorna Yoga family. Along with Deepak, she has co-founded Sampoorna Yoga Costa Rica, while she continues teaching in English and Spanish courses, developing curriculum and content for new courses, managing and teaching Yin Yoga training courses, handling the online education platform, and overseeing different management responsibilities.

    Yoga has changed her life, and she has made yoga her lifestyle.

    Dr. Pallavi Kavhane

    Yoga Teacher || E-RYT 500

    Dr Kavhane is the director of the Maharashtriya Mandal Yoga School and Research Center at Vishwanand Yoga Institute, and a Yoga teacher at the University of Pune. She holds masters degrees in both Physical Education and Yoga, a masters diploma in Naturopathy, and has been awarded an honorary D. Litt from the University of South America.

    Dr Kavhane has won multiple awards for yoga in her career, including the highest award, the All India Yogarjuna Award in 2000 in Kolkata, where she was a student of B.K.S. Iyengar. She is a three-times winner of the World Champion Award, in Spain, Argentina and Portugal.

    She has been recognised by the Sports Minister of India, Shri Sunil Dutt, for representing India and winning the gold medal at the International Yoga Symposium for three consecutive years.

    Dr Kavhane is a guest lecturer in yoga at many schools, colleges, institutes and universities and she has conducted over 2,000 demonstrations all over the world. She has contributed to multiple books, articles and seminars on yoga and was a contributor to the Sports Development Conference in 2005, hosted by Shri Sunil Dutt. She is a lifetime member of the Indian Yoga Association.

    Dr. Neelima Nalawadey

    Yoga Teacher || 500h

    Dr. Nalawadey has a Bachelor of Education degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, and a diploma in Panchakarma, from the University of Pune.

    She is a certified yoga teacher from the Indian School of Yoga in Chennai and has been practising ayurveda, panchakarma and yoga therapy since 2010. She is currently teaching yoga therapy, yoga philosophy, tridosha and ayurvedic nutrition at the Yoga and Ayurveda Prabodhini in Pune.

    In her spare time, Dr Nalawadey enjoys kathak dancing and kick-boxing.

    Karen Marsh

    Yoga Teacher || E-RYT 500

    Karen started yoga over thirteen years ago after a suggestion from a friend to heal a chronic back pain, due to a fast and physically emanding lifestyle. The physical benefits and challenge were the first attraction, but with more practice in many different styles of yoga, she began to notice positive and naturally occurring changes in her whole being and lifestyle; and fell madly in love with yoga.

    Karen completed her 200hr & 300hr Hatha yoga teacher training at the Sivananda Ashram in Neyyar Dam, Yin yoga 40hr training in London with Norman Blair and 300hr Vinyasa yoga teacher training at Sampoorna. After such a beautiful transformative experience at Sampoorna, Karen returned to learn and share more as a karma yogi.

    Karen is passionate about combining and theming empowering flows, philosophy and meditation from her varied learning experience.” I hope to give students a sense of wonder and enthusiasm for the challenges of the body and mind and a desire to learn more about themselves and yoga.”

    “Yoga has been so transformative for me in my whole life and being and for that I am so grateful and feel called to share it with anyone who seeks it.”
    Life philosophy: be aware, be present, and face the joyful and challenging as learning and experience; there will always be both, but what you feed grows. Not every day is a good day but positivity can go a long way… it’s a practice: concentrate, practice, fall, learn, then get back up. Smile. Be persistent.