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International Basic Programme (ITP), Minimum Yoga Teacher Standards of International Yoga Federation

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    News 35 hours at International standards after the genral meeting Yoga Psychology and Spirituality (total 35 hours with 17.5 contact hours) !!!! International
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      News 35 hours at International standards after the genral meeting

      Yoga Psychology and Spirituality (total 35 hours with 17.5 contact hours) !!!!


      International Basic Programme (ITP), Minimum Yoga Teacher Standards of International Yoga Federation

      The International Yoga Federation have this International Basic Programme (ITP), Minimum Yoga Teacher Standards with all continental yoga organization, this programm is the same in Latin American Union of Yoga, European Yoga Alliance, European Federation of Yoga, European Union of Yoga, Asian Pacific Yoga Alliance, Asian Union of Yoga, Yoga Teachers Association of Asutralia, Yoga Alliance International, South American Yoga Federation and African Yoga Federation

      International Yoga Federation has worked carefully to construct International Basic Programme (ITP) and MINIMUM standards for yoga teachers.  We also recognize that many individual teachers , schools, ashrams and national yoga federations that train teachers exceed these standards. These standards are designed to be broad and inclusive while providing a meaningful assurance of quality to those who depend on the IYF is selecting their yoga teachers

      500 Hours Standards

      Techniques (total 150 hours with 75 contact hours)

      Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, ekagrata, pratihara, dharana, samadhi, samyama, sama, exercices or yoga vyayamas, mantras chanting, and meditation. These hours include both training in the techniques and the practice of them.

      Teaching Methodology  (total 30 hours with 15 contact hours)

      Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student's process of learning.

      Anatomy and Physiology (total 35 hours with 17.5 contact hours)

      Includes both physical Anatomy and Physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and astral/energy/subtle Anatomy and Physiology

      Yoga Psychology and Spirituality (total 35 hours with 17.5 contact hours)

      Includes both Psychology and Spiritulity (Chitta, Manas, Buddhi, Ahamkara, Alayavjnana, Smrit, Saskaras and Vasanas (Koshas and (chakras, marmas, nadis, etc.) )

      Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle (total 50 hours with 25 contact hours)

      Study of Yoga Scriptures (Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, etc.), ethics for yoga teachers, 'living the life of the Yogi', etc.

      Practicum (total 40 hours with 20 contact hours)

      Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised

      Electives 165 Hours

      Contact Hours At Least 350 Hours

      Teaching Experience

      An additional 100 hours of teaching experience, outside of the 500 hours of training, are required before a teacher can enroll in the Registry of International Yoga Federation

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      200 Hours Standards

      Techniques 100 Hours
      Teaching Methodology 20 Hours
      Anatomy and Physiology 20 Hours
      Yoga Psychology and Spirituality 20 Hours
      Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle 20 Hours
      Practicum 10 Hours
      Electives 10 Hours
      Contact Hours At Least 160 Hours


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