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Next teacher training

Next dates to be announced


The aim of this special teacher training program is to provide you with a solid foundation
for teaching the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga through both Mysore self-practice and
Led Classes, in a safe, sustainable and loving way.


The foundation for teaching is practice - this training will provide you with tools to
deepen, strengthen and expand your own personal practice through three months of
Mysore practice and weekly Led Classes, into areas such as pranayama, meditation and
yoga philosophy - as well as provide you with teaching skills that will allow you to work
with students of different abilities, body types, health conditions, ages etc., with an
attention to learning the correct vinyasas, alignment principles, sanskrit asana names,
mantras and modifications for ill health, injury, pregnancy and more.


The course is led by Tammy Hervitz and Guy Donahaye.

Course Structure and Contents
The training will include three months of Mysore Style practice, weekly led classes,
weekend workshops and one 5 days workshop at the shala in Sitges (some of the
philosophy, pranayama and meditation will be provided by zoom). In addition, students
will have reading and research assignments, projects and a final assessment before


The Training will Take Place over 16 Weeks.


Weekend Workshop Themes will include:
A complete breakdown of Primary Series: asanas, vinyasas, sanskrit names, and
modifications for all postures


History of Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Mantras
Teaching Beginners
How to Develop a Practice for Students
Working with Injuries and ill health
Introduction to Ayurveda
Therapeutic stretches and techniques
Warm up practices
Bandhas and Breathing
Posture/Practice Modifications
Adjustment training
Teaching students of different ages and body types
Yoga during Menstruation and Pregnancy
Diet and Lifestyle
Yoga Philosophy and Theory
Yoga Philosophy
Ethics and hygiene in the personal practice and in sharing


Training Methods
Training will take place through daily practice, weekend workshops, self-study and
individual research. You will observe, assist and practice teaching in a real classroom


Projects and Assessment
Practice Journal
Reading Assignments
Teaching Projects
Final Assessment


Required Reading
Yoga Mala –K. Pattabhi Jois


Suggested reading

Health Healing and Beyond - TKV Desikachar
The Heart of Yoga - TKV Desikachar
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali (Yoga Sutra will be taught during the course)
Katha, Kena, Mandukya, Taittiriya Upanishads
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Bhagavad Gita


Qualifications for Participation:
Daily practice of full primary series for at least six months is the minimum for
participation. Graduation and Certification is only given to participants who have attended all classes
and have completed all course requirements.

Websites and biographys:

-Guy Donahaye:

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          GUY DONAHAYE                                             TAMMY HERVITZ                                                   

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