300 Hour Yoga Instructor Course

Affiliated by VYASA


About Yoga Teacher Trainer
Dr. Ritesh Patel, an accomplished Yoga Teacher Trainer and Yoga Therapist, has over 21 years of experience as a Yoga Instructor and more than 12 years as a yoga teacher trainer. Read More


The 300-hour Yoga Instructor Course offered by Life Spring Yoga Anusandhan Samsthan covers a wide range of topics to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to teach yoga with competence and confidence. Here is an overview of what you will learn in this course:

Yoga teacher training course - Dr. Ritesh Patel
Yoga teacher training course - Dr. Ritesh Patel

Course Structure


    1. Applied yoga philosophy
      Delve into the teachings of yoga philosophy as outlined in texts such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Gherand Samhita. Explore various paths of yoga, including Karma Yoga, Gyan Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Raja Yoga, and understand their practical application in everyday life.
    2. Practices
      Learn about different practices beyond asana, such as micro and macrocirculation techniques and other loosening practices that are integral to a well-rounded yoga practice.
    3. Techniques of Asana and its teaching
      Study and practice 50 fundamental asanas, including standing, forward bending, back bending, inversion, twisting asanas, and sun salutations. Gain a deep understanding of alignment principles, functional anatomy, benefits, contraindications, variations, modifications, and preparatory postures. Learn how to effectively teach these asanas to others.
    4. Functional Yogasana Anatomy
      Explore the biomechanics and kinesiology of movements as applied to asana practice. Understand the muscles used in different asanas and analyze asanas from the perspective of joints, muscles, and movement. Study the human skeleton to enhance your teaching and self-practice.
    5. Breathing and Pranayama teaching
      Learn various breathing techniques and prepare for pranayama practices. Gain knowledge of teaching techniques, benefits, and contraindications associated with eight major pranayama practices.
    6. Cleansing Techniques
      Learn and practice cleansing techniques that are essential for progress in the path of yoga, as per Hatha Yoga texts.
    7. Meditation teaching practice
      Define meditation, experience different meditation practices, and develop the skills to guide others in meditation.
    8. Designing a yoga class
      Understand how to design a well-structured yoga class/module, incorporating asanas, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy to suit specific groups of practitioners.
    9. Art of Observation
      Learn the art of connecting with each student in the class, guiding them with appropriate instructions and hands-on adjustments.
    10. Demonstration and Adjustments Develop the skill of effective demonstration of asanas and other yogic practices. Learn how to adjust joints and muscles in postures to enhance the asana practice.
    11. Practice of Teaching Yoga
      Gain practical teaching experience throughout the course by teaching fellow participants in one-on-one and group settings. Receive extensive feedback and engage in discussions on teaching methods.
    12. Profession and business in yoga
      Acquire knowledge on establishing yourself as a professional yoga teacher and strategies for success in the yoga teaching profession.
    13. Process of Learning
      Engage in experiential learning through actions, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, daily practice, regular assessments, individual mentoring, and reading. The course provides a well-rounded learning experience.
    14. Values and Ethics in Yoga:
      Understand and practice the values and ethics that are integral to the yoga profession, promoting personal growth and professional integrity.
    15. Resources
      Access multiple books on the subject, an in-house library, and workbooks focusing on asana, philosophy, and anatomy.

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