Registration always open for our Internationally certified 200 & 300 hour TTC starting end of January each year.
Part-time, full time and on-line intensive (a combination of the two) are offered from our centres in Ballito, Kwazulu Natal and in Hoedspruit.
The course directors Cheryl Lancellas and Ena During, have between them well over 55 years of Yoga experience to share with you. Other experts in their field are brought in on a regular basis for lectures.
Part time courses begin at end of January and run throughout the year over one weekend per month
200 hour intensive course starts 1st July and ends with exams on 23rd July, this is a full-time course
300 hour advanced course is offered over 3 workshops of 9 days each beginning June and running through July and August.
(certain criteria apply, please contact the centre for more information)
Module one includes:
Overall introduction to the TTC, muscular-skeletal system, Yoga as a science, Yoga Philosophy, asanas in supine, prone, seated as well as Surya Namaskar and preparatory movements.(including the moving into, out of, holding, precautions and benefits of each) The students own alignment are corrected and worked on throughout.Mantras and chanting. Meditation. Yoga Nidra. Using the wall to improve overall posture and the “L shapes”.
Module two includes:
Postures in seated and standing position with benefits etc. Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular system, respiratory system. Pranayama. Teaching techniques (class preparations etc) and cues.
Module three includes:
Digestive system, endocrine system. Teaching aids such as walls, straps, bolsters. Bandhas. Asanas in targeted areas such as : back bends, hip openers, shoulder openers, forward bends and their counter poses. Teaching skills on how to teach a class without actually doing the asana. Basic Sanskrit to help with understanding names of asanas.
Module four includes:
Swara Yoga, Chakras and Kundalini. Introduction to basic Ayurveda. Basic nutrition. Yoga as a business.
During all the workshops we revise teaching of asanas, meditation, chanting of mantras and knowledge of the specific muscles active in the asana.
During the 3rd module the students will choose a topic off a list of 10 and write an article on it which goes towards their final marks. The course is only completed once both the theory and practical exams are completed with minimum 70%, all assignments as set per module, read at least 2 of the suggested books and offered oral and written feedback in workshop and submitted the article on chosen subject for research.
(Divided into 200 contact hours and 100 self- study hours)
Each workshop will consist of :
Asana, Meditation & Pranyama ………………….. 8.00 – 10.00
Philosophy, Anatomy, Self inquiry: ………………..10:00 – 13:00
Adjustments/Teaching Techniques, Self Practice: 14:00 – 17:00
Module One : Functional Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Asanas , Assignments
Module Two : Pranayama , Bandhas, Mudras, Philosophy, Koshas, Kleshas, Assignments
Module Three : Chakras, Yoga Styles, Ayurveda, Devahiti Body work (unique to our training), Assignments
Pre-requisites for Teacher Training Applicant
Students applying for RYT 300 level course are required to provide a certificate from a RYS 200 school and might be asked to present certain course material.
Applicants should have taught yoga consistently for at least 1 year prior to the course and should be able to demonstrate a general level of health and fitness.
The challenging nature of our training offers the opportunity for optimum growth and transformation. On this course it is very important that a process of self-inquiry is initiated and students understand the essence of yoga beyond the techniques. The objective of self-inquiry is to encourage awareness of how the tools and techniques of yoga can bring about inner transformation.
The process of positive change is not always comfortable but always extremely rewarding. Devahiti Yoga facilitates a holistic understanding of the physical practice of yoga as well as integration of yogic philosophy and lifestyle in order for our teacher trainees to confidently guide others through their yogic journey and ultimately to self – realisation.
To gain certification
All 3 modules need to be completed for Certification however these may be spread over 1, 2 or even 3 years. Students will be required to hold one of the advanced asanas for 15 minutes, x 3 asanas for 5 minutes and x2 asanas for 3 minutes. Blood pressure and heart rate will be taken before and after the asana to ensure the student has attained Sthira and Sukha. (this will be practiced during the course). You will also be required to do x 5 case studies for the Devahiti spinal alignment, Body work technique, offering written feedback and to complete a session on one of the course co-ordinators to their satisfaction. No written exams are required however all assignments will need to be completed for certification.