Alignment Oriented Yoga: Hatha Yoga Postures

  • Anatomy and alignment aspects during asanas
  • Postural observation and analysis
  • Alignment based on body regions
  • Upper Limb alignment
  • Lower Limb alignment
  • Torso – Thorax - Abdomen – Pelvis Alignment
  • Head & neck - Alignment
  • Spinal alignment
  • Basic alignment postures
  • Advanced alignment postures
  • Adjustment and modification in Hatha yoga
  • Sequencing the Yoga flow using alignment approach
  • Kalari yoga

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Self –Exploration

  • Essence of Yoga – history and evolution of yoga
  • Historical and cultural background of Yoga
  • Definition of yoga and its interpretation on classical texts
  • Four paths of yoga (Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, Raja)
  • Three gunas
  • OM / AUM and its meaning
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras and their interpretations (selection);
  • Eight limbs of yoga and their meaning in the contemporary World
  • Ethics for yoga teachers:
  • Pathanjali Yoga Sutra - A cross check
  • Bagavat Gita – A cross check
  • HathayogaPradipika – A cross check
  • Values and meaning of being Yogi
  • The place for Yogi in today's World
  • Yogic daily routine: principles of diet, meaning of practice and essence of lifestyle
  • Guided group discussion about basic philosophical issues related to yoga
  • Psychosomatic aspects of Astanga yoga- based on Yoga sutra


  • Introduction to pranayama
  • Technique from poor to proper breath
  • Benefits of different pranayama
  • Help in breathing problems
  • Full yogic breath
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Bhastrika,Bhramari
  • Ujjai
  • Nadishodhan
  • Sheetali
  • Sheetkari
  • Bandhas


  • Jala neti (respiratory cleansing)
  • Sutra neti (respiratory cleansing)
  • Kunjal (digestive cleansing)
  • Trataka (cleaning the eyes)

YogicAnatomy and Western Human Anatomy & Physiology

  • Introduction to Human anatomy and Physiology in Yoga
  • Organisation of human body
  • Levels of human organisation
  • Introduction of Human Skeletal system and Bones
  • Overview of Ligaments, tendons and cartilage in human body
  • Major muscle groups and asana practice
  • Muscle bone relationship in Yoga
  • Myo fascial tension release and yoga practice
  • Anatomy and physiology of Human spine
  • Organs of Respiratory system and Yoga
  • Yoga poses and Respiratory system
  • Pranayama and lung capacity through Yoga
  • Circulatory system and Yoga.
  • Functioning of Heart during yogic practice
  • Indroduction to Nervous system and yoga
  • Shad chakras and Yoga
  • Pancha kosha theory
  • Pulse and blood pressure in yoga
  • Puse observation and Yoga
  • Important Vital points (Marma) and Yoga-Introduction.
  • Three dosa, seven tissues, waste products: Ayurveda and Yoga
  • Constitution analysis: Ayurveda
  • Creating the Yoga Sequence and Anatomy of Human Body

Teaching methodology

  • Designing the lesson plan
  • Time management
  • Lesson plan according the student group
  • Quality of instruction
  • Class management
  • Asana correction technique
  • Observation technique
  • Behaviour of the teacher
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Alignment tools and methods


  • Guide to meditation
  • Modalities of meditation
  • Concentration and thought power
  • Tools for meditation
  • Effects of and experiences in meditation

Other exploring Methods

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Mantra chanting
  • Kalari-yoga sequences and alignment
  • Nadya Shastra& Yoga


  • Practice of teaching under teacher's control:
  • In pairs
  • In small groups
  • In big group
  • Practical exam of teaching and theory sessions
  • Alignment and posture analysis during Training
  • Hands on and hands free alignment technique
  • History taking and injury assesment

This program is a blend of classical Hatha yoga flow and modern aspects of science inspired by the invidualised yoga of Krishnamacharya tradition.