Harmony Yoga Academy
Vinyasa Krama Yoga
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200 Hour Teacher Training and Practitioner Certificate Course
The course is suitable for:
- Yoga students who wish to take teacher training in Vinyasa Krama Yoga.
- Existing teachers who wish to train in this tradition.
- Practitioners who would like to study and practice Yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya.
Academy means ‘a place of special learning’. Harmony Yoga are dedicated to sharing the Yoga teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharaya, one of the most influential Yoga teachers of modern times. Vinyasa Krama Yoga is not another ‘style’ of Yoga but an authentic, integrated presentation of the whole spectrum of Yoga teachings including asana, breathing exercises, textual studies, chanting and philosophy.
Vinyasa Krama Yoga
Vinyasa Krama Yoga is:
* grounded in ancient tradition, while being highly evolved to meet the needs of modern life.
* a procedure that meets you where you are and gradually takes you on a journey to your highest potential.
* a practice that faithfully respects the parameters presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
* a fully integrated practice that addresses all aspects of our being.
* beneficial to both beginners and experts.
* a comprehensive representation of Krishnamacharya’s teachings.
Each step of the journey brings benefits and insights unique to you as an individual. The ultimate aim of Yoga is the total transformation of the mind, leading to lasting peace and freedom. This is an attainable goal for anyone who has enthusiasm and the confidence that comes from authentic instruction.
Yoga can be applied as a therapy, a holistic health practice and a guiding philosophy. Each practitioner will have their own needs and orientation, so a unique personal practice is imperative. As a teacher, you will need to understand the full spectrum of Yoga techniques in order to give an appropriate practice to your students.
Our courses are primarily practical and experiential with theoretical teachings to support your understanding. We believe that this emphasis on experiencing Vinyasa Krama for yourself and developing an individualised personal practice gives you the most empowering start to a new vocation in Yoga. It can also quickly and effectively enhance your personal practice, as an experienced practitioner or as a Yoga teacher.
The 200 hour Vinyasa Krama Teacher Training course is our core training programme delivered by Steve Brandon, a student of Srivatsa Ramaswami. This is the only certified teacher training course available in the UK that covers this aspect of Krishnamacharya’s teachings.
The course of 200 hours will be delivered in modules consisting of weekends, an intensive Summer programme and personal lessons, giving you flexibility in your training.
The course is independently run based on the teachings directly received in this lineage and supported by traditional Vedic knowledge. On completion of the course you will receive a Harmony Yoga Vinyasa Krama Yoga Teacher Certificate. You will be able to join the Vinyasa Krama Yoga Directory and have access to insurance. Student membership and insurance is also available.