RYS 200 Hour TriYoga Basics Teacher Training
Learn the TriYoga Method
TriYoga is a complete hatha yoga method which includes asana, pranayama, mudra, visualization and meditation techniques, all systematized by level. The TriYoga method comes from founder Yogini Kaliji’s direct ongoing experience of kriyavati siddhi – kundalini energy manifesting as hatha yoga sequences – characterized by smooth rhythmical breath, spinal waves and focused awareness. Unifying prāṇāyāma and mudra with dynamic and sustained asanas expands the flow of Prāṇā.
TriYoga principles include relaxation-in-action, wave-like spinal movements and economy of motion. With the systematic approach, students can remain with Basics or progress to subsequent levels. Within each level, students increase their knowledge of posture and flow, as well as strength, flexibility, endurance and breath control. Through sustained awareness on all aspects of the practice, the movement of body, breath and mudra harmonize and the inner flow of energy naturally emerges.
Become a Great Teacher
Our goal is to train competent and confident teachers. Our graduates leave the program knowing a minimum of 5 different class flows, and most importantly, how to lead a safe class and modify for individual students. The training is done over 10 or more months to give you time to acquire the knowledge and teaching skills you need to become a successful teacher. Those who need extra time to develop teaching skills will be given the extra support. Graduation is based on proficiency. When you graduate you will be ready to teach.
The Techniques training weekends cover the five primary series of Basics. You will gain a deep understanding of alignment, breath control, focus and precise transitions synchronizing breath and movement. Patanjali defines yoga as the control of the thought waves of the mind. When yoga is practiced with focus and awareness the obstacles to the flow of energy are removed and first three kośas – the physical, the energetic and the mental/emotional layers of our being – come into balance, connecting us to our intuitive knowledge and the body of bliss. The practice is healing and transformative.
Techniques trainings are appropriate for those who wish to deepen their practice as well as those who wish to teach.
You will also study Prana Vidya and learn practices for expanding energy and attaining the higher limbs of yoga – concentration, meditation, and samadhi.
In Methodology you will learn how to identify imbalances in students’ alignments and help them achieve more ease, comfort, and benefits from the practice. This is done through precise cuing, effective use of props, and skillful hands on alignment. You will learn how to modify postures for specific student needs. The emphasis is on learning to work safely and respectfully with students.
Anatomy and Physiology
We will study Anatomy in the flow, to understand and better appreciate how individual differences in anatomical structure can influence the range of movement available to an individual student. You will also gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of alignment. For example, when a foot is out of alignment it creates imbalance throughout the body because everything is connected. Over time it can create strain in the knees, the hips, the back. This in turn could effects the shoulders and neck. You will learn anatomy through the lens of interconnectedness in the body, which will help you see the energetics in yoga postures.
During Practicum you will learn how to teach with precise alignment cues to keep your students focused and flowing. You will practice teaching each of the flows first in small teaching groups then progress to teaching community classes. Our program places a great deal of emphasis on teaching you how to teach. Upon graduation you will have the knowledge to create a safe and enjoyable practice and work with beginning students who have a variety of needs.
Learn philosophy from TriYoga Founder Yogini Kaliji. Kaliji makes yoga philosophy understandable and relevant. She brings depth and unique understanding to the yoga texts. In the Basics training we will cover the Yamas and Niyamas. You can listen online, in your own time. Study questions and in-class discussions lead to a deep understanding and appreciation of the 8 Limb Path.
There is also a weekend of learning about a plant-based diet to maximize the health and well being of you, your students and the planet.
Fifteen hours of Pranayama is taught as part of the yogic lifestyle.
Frequency and Duration of Training
Trainings are held one weekend per month, with an additional weekends for Anatomy and Plant-Based Ahimsa diet.
The entire training is approximately 10 months. Some students may take longer to complete the program. We fully support our teachers’ growth and development so they graduate fully competent and confident.
Basics Manual. The manual includes:
♦ 5 Primary Basics Series
♦ Yoga Nidra section including: Kaliji’s writings on yoga nidra; instructions for closing a class; 7 written guided relaxations.
♦ Prana Vidya section including: Kaliji’s writings on Prana Vidya, Guidelines; Full instructions for 6 Pranayama techniques; Full instructions for concentration on energy (Dharana Sakti Kriya); Full instructions for 5 different meditation techniques.
♦ Jnana (Knowledge) section including: Kaliji’s writings on subtle anatomy, Asana in the sutras, mudras.
♦ Tips for teaching
The cost of the Manual is $115 (including shipping). The manual is required for those studying to teach. It is optional for those attending to deepen their practice.
TriYoga DVDs and Recordings
These DVDs are not required but are highly recommended for those studying to teach. Each DVD is $15.
♦ Earth Flow (Basics Series One)
♦ Water Flow (Basics Series Two)
♦ Fire Flow (Basics Series Three)
♦ Yoga Nidra recordings
♦ Flow music by Mercury Max
1. Read the Certification Handbook (updated version available here soon). It includes details on certification requirements, program, methods to work toward certification, internship, additional course offerings and professional and business support.
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What some of our past graduates have to say:
“Not only did I learn Asanas, Pranayama, Yoga Flows and Meditation from the Triyoga teaching program, I gained the confidence and knowledge of how to teach.” Bill Casey
“TriYoga teacher training is incredibly well organized and thorough. I had already completed a 560 hour teacher training certificate when I decided I wanted to pursue TriYoga Basics Certification. I intend to continue with Level 1 within 12 months. The systematic approach of TriYoga makes me feel very confident as a teacher.” Genevra Petito
“I did my teacher training in TriYoga because I loved the flow and the energy it would bring in me, to the point that I just wanted to be able to share it with others. I first got certified in Basics. With this, I was fully prepared to start teaching while I continued my formation through the teacher training for levels 1 and 2. Thanks to this formation, now the energetic flow I can feel when I practice isn’t only within me, but it can expand to others as well. To me, this is a superb gift I’ve received from this life through TriYoga.” Roser Sauri, Barcelona, Spain