English Yoga Teacher Training in Germany

Become a Yoga Teacher

We specialize in offering 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training in Germany. You can look forward to enjoying a course which provides a solid foundation in Traditional Hatha Yoga, Modern Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. We cover far more than just postures and adjustment techniques. Join us in embracing yogic breathing practices, philosophy and anatomy knowledge, meditation techniques and so much more. If you have your heart set on deepening your own practice as well as being able to teach Yoga anywhere in the world we warmly welcome you to join us at Turiya Yoga.

Styles of Yoga Practice

Turiya Yoga’s yoga teacher training in Germany is dedicated to the styles of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

Hatha Yoga is the mother of our most known western yoga practices which branched from Hatha’s method of manipulating the body and especially the breath. A typical class of Hatha is a slow-paced practice which combines traditional body postures (asana), breathing awareness, pranayama (retention of breath techniques), meditation and mantras to open or close the class. In our rushed societies these days, however, the classes often only focus on physical postures. The style also employs cleansing techniques (kriyas), occasional use of bandhas (muscle manipulations seen as locks of energy) and special gestures called mudras.

Vinyasa is an approach to yoga in which you move from one pose directly into the next. There’s a flow to a Vinyasa yoga session, though the specific poses and the pace of the flow vary from one instructor to the next. You may also hear the term Ashtanga yoga used interchangeably with Vinyasa. While they’re similar in approach, the key difference is that Ashtanga sessions follow the same pattern of poses every time. Vinyasa, on the other hand, usually moves from one pose to the next at the teacher’s discretion. This transition coordinates with your breathing. It’s done specifically as you exhale or inhale, and it gives you the feeling that your breath is moving your body. A fast-paced Vinyasa session can be physically challenging.

 

Techniques, Training and Practice:

We offer you a lot of opportunity for practice on our yoga teacher training in Germany:

  • The daily practice involves asana, pranayama and meditation
  • You will receive instruction and asana adjustment to better understand the techniques of the practice in our early morning and afternoon practices.
  • Alignment and assisting will be taught in specially focused classes separate from the morning and afternoon practices.
  • Kriyas (cleansing techniques), bandhas (locks of energy) and major mantras in Sanskrit will be introduced and practiced during the training in specific classes.
  • The techniques, training and practice cover the needs for a Hatha Yoga teacher (beginners to intermediate levels) and an Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series teacher.
  • Training will also involve specially designed classes using a variety of props to give you a foundation in different ways of asana alignment. These classes will give you an in-depth experience of the different categories of asana and their effects.

 

Anatomy & Physiology

You will learn the fundamentals of the major body systems and how they are affected by the individual asana and the overall practice, which includes health benefits and contraindications. 

  • The respiratory system
  • The circulatory system
  • The digestive system & yogic Diet
  • The endocrine system.
  • The nervous system
  • Musculoskeletal systems

 

Philosophy and History of Yoga:   

Our yoga teacher training program includes:

  • The History of Yoga: this includes the cultural background of yoga as well as how yoga in the past relates to the yoga of today.
  • Introduction to Samkhya and Tantra as background philosophies to Yoga
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras & the 8 Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga)
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • The four paths of yoga - Karma Yoga (Seva/selfless service), Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion), Raja Yoga (the royal path of the mind) and Jnana Yoga (the path of knowledge/wisdom)

You will also be familiarised with other important sacred texts such as the Hatha Pradipika, the Gheranda Samhita as well as Samkhya Philosophy and the Tantric roots of yoga. It is important to underline that we will give you a strong foundation of knowledge and extra subjects from where you can continue your own growth and study in the future.

 

Teaching Methodology :

Our Yoga teacher training offer you special classes to support your development in gaining the necessary qualities of a Yoga teacher. Among these qualities, you will learn to plan your own classes, to properly demonstrate the techniques, to assist and adjust safely, and, of course, to instruct your own classes. Most importantly you will have a deeper experience of yourself, being able to identify your strengths and difficulties, developing your own way of teaching according to your strengths and keeping an eye on the things you need to continue working on.

 Each student will lead classes, receiving your own professional feedback. You will also observe other students’ classes, in which you will properly assist and adjust. It’s important to know that you will already have had some practical teaching experiences in the previous week.

Ethics:

During our yoga teacher training course, you will become more aware about the philosophy behind the practice and you’ll learn how it gives you your own personal ethic for your future teachings and in your life ahead. In addition to that, you’ll understand exactly what your roles are as a yoga teacher (both obvious and subtle ones) and how to relate to your students and co-workers on your professional path.

Assignments, Assessment & Certification:

It is important to remember that for anyone to receive the RYT200 certificate they will need to attend all classes – unless ill* – and also go through the necessary yoga teacher training evaluations. There will be a practical Class to give you a constructive Feedback. Some simple summaries will also have to be submitted during the training. It is important for the students to know that they are assessed on their participation throughout the whole Yoga Teacher Training. After the Praktikum Students cleared by their teachers according to their participation will receive a Yoga Alliance 200 hour teaching certificate that is recognized internationally.

 

  • Teaching yoga can only come from your own practice. Training is a big part of the program. However, to teach you do need to have techniques to safely guide others in their own practice. People have very different bodies, physical capabilities, learning types, concerns and cultures.
  • For your future students to be safe and healthy in your classes, you will learn what you need to know about the body and its systems in anatomy & physiology sessions as well as experimenting with varied adjustment & assisting techniques throughout the course.
  • For your future students to grow fully into their potential you will learn teaching methodologies, cherishing your own individual qualities as a teacher and developing whatever else you personally need to so you can read your students clearly and support their different learning styles through your classes.
  • For your future students to be able to feel the depth of yoga and be inspired into maintaining a disciplined practice, you will learn philosophy and the history of yoga. Scriptures are the fuel to keep us practicing and the practice is where the texts are expressed in direct experience: in a cycle, they feed each other.
  • For your future students, for yourself, for your future business and for the world… We will explore the topic of ethics. Real ethics are birthed in the present moment – leaving morality and tradition aside – but they keep an eye on a future that seeks a common well-being. Ethics are a constant practice of self-enquiry, but mainly of action. The topics of Yoga Alliance, marketing and the business side of yoga also fall under this discussion.
  • For you to have an ongoing, in-depth experience of teaching and of yoga as a business.

 

Example of Daily Timetable

 
07:00 - 9:00 Kriya (Cleansing Techniques), Asana, Pranayama & Meditation
9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 11h30: Philosophy/History or Anatomy (Theory) 
11:30 - 13:00 Teaching Methodology or Anatomy
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14h - 14h30: Break
14:30 - 16:00 Teaching Methodology or Adjustment Techniques
16:15 - 18:00 Asana & Special Techniques
18h00 - 19:30 Pranayama & Meditation