Ashtanga and Vinyasa Teacher Training
The Doron Yoga Method
200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification by Doron Yoga
‘I will be forever grateful that the universe led me to Doron Hanoch for my yoga teacher training. Not only is Doron astoundingly educated in the science and art of yoga, but he thoroughly embodies the principles–compassion, patience, generosity and joy seem to infuse the room as he guides his students. I found myself absolutely challenged physically, as well as mentally and spiritually, all the while being carried by Doron’s steady awareness and care. Because of Doron I am not just a knowledgeable and successful yoga teacher in New York City, but more importantly, I’m a better person.’ – Chelsea Rappel, Doron Yoga Teacher Training graduate.
The Doron Yoga ashtanga vinyasa teacher-training program is a life changing, growth and transformational opportunity. When you grow as an individual, learn about yourself, deepen your practice, and become an example for others, younaturally develop into a great teacher and a better person.
The training will give you a practical teaching toolbox that will teach you how
to employ the appropriate method for different situations and students. You will be given ancient wisdom based on age-old traditions in a practical and non-dogmatic way. The teachings will deepen your yoga practice and give you new insights into life hence you will learn to embody and live yoga.
Beyond a teacher training, this is a personal journey for anyone engaging on a process of personal-enquiry – a time for increasing self-awareness and deepening your relationship with your practice whether or not you wish to go on to teach. For those who do wish to teach, our approach recognizes that being able to inspire others with the practice comes from the passion you truly hold for it, the depth of your understanding of it, and your ability to communicate it to your students. This course cultivates these skills to help prepare you to contribute to the yoga community through your teaching and practice.
After completing the training you will be eligible for the Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher credential at the 200-hour level (RYT-200).
The curriculum is based on the teachings of Krishnamacharya, particularly from the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition along with selected wisdom from a variety of yoga and Buddhist traditions. These include alignment from Iyengar and western physics, kundalini pranayama and Bhakti chanting, as well as Zen and Ayurveda (learn how to balance yourself and others with food, nutrition, yoga and lifestyle).
First of all, we will establish very strong foundations, and build on top of that. It will all be super clear, and easy to remember (using fun teaching systems).
We learn the ashtanga primary series, but more than that we lean a sustainable vinyasa system. The program includes a very well structure for building a sequence (based on the first 2 series of ashtanga and more). There are 19 building blocks, that each one may have a variety of poses to choose from. This means you get a basic structure that keeps the class balanced and healthy, but with flexibility to change and vary according to levels or just for fun. It is very much balanced between a strong yang practice (movement but with mind focus and breath), along with some stillness, of deep stretching.
Upcoming Doron Yoga Ashtanga and Vinyasa Teacher Trainings
August 21 – September 15, 2017
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training / Nepal
Residential training in a stunning Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, with guest teachers.
October 21 – November 11, 2017
Super Special Offer: $2,497 all-inclusive!
January 7 – January 27, 2018
March 4 – March 24, 2018
July 1 – July 21, 2018
Questions? email Doron
Is this vinyasa teacher training for you?
- Do you want to understand the greater meaning of yoga, learn the total menu of yoga, not just the asana aspect?
- Do you want to understand the Yoga lifestyle, and learn how to integrate it into your life?
- Do you love ashtanga and vinyasa, and want to learn other elements from other traditions as well, so you have a real good and balanced practice?
- Are you seeking a spiritual practice that still has a strong in-depth asana practice. Merging power yoga with power being.
- Do you want to learn the correct alignment of poses so you improve your practice, keep it sustainable and know how to teach it to others?
- Do you want to understand how to do and teach the more challenging poses?
- Do you want to be a great teacher? One that knows how to give awesome hands on adjustment, which words to use and how to demonstrate?
- Do you want to learn more breathing techniques and see how they can increase your energy, lung capacity and connectedness to subtle powers?
- Do you want to understand your body type, and have tools to bring it to balance, to rid yourself of stuck ailments and patterns.
- Do you want to know more about chakras and subtle energy. How can I make it practical?
- Do you want to study with a group of like-minded yogis, and belong to a yoga family that cares, during the training and afterwards?
- Do you want to understand the depths of the yoga philosophy? Take the path to self-realization.
- The Wisdom of yoga: history and philosophy, ancient wisdom made practical for today.
- Understanding the different schools of yoga.
- Sanskrit terms and asana names within the ashtanga vinyasa system.
- Tristana / The 3 pillars of yoga and applied anatomy.
- Asanas: modifications, variations, applied anatomy, alignment, health benefits.
- Play Time: core, arm balances, inversions and lots of fun.
- The Art of Sequencing: From Your Personal Practice to Teaching a Group.
- Pranayama: in-depth breath work designed to increase body energy.
- Shakti Power, the Anatomy of Energy, Koshas, Gunas, Chakras and Nadis
- Giving Helpful Hands on Adjustments, verbal cues, and compassionate effective assists.
- Training the mind through meditation. Zen, visualizations, Tibetan Buddhism and Osho.
- Philosophy made practical: Paths to bliss. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Gita.
- Energy centers: activation, opening, removing blocks and improving the flow of prana within your body.
- Ayurveda: East meets west. Ancient wisdom meets current health food trends, understand your body type and how to bring it back to balance.
- Teaching Tools: Voice, Language, Instructing, Modifying and Demonstrating.
- Teaching practice: leading a group, holding space and being present.
- The art of giving options: teaching efficient and safe classes for all levels.
- Therapeutic yoga: healing injuries, supplements and food.
- Yoga Ethics. Responsibilities and right action as a teacher.
- Yoga as a Profession, tips to making a living from yoga.
- Mentoring: observing, assisting, personal guidance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any Iyengar influence in the teaching?
Yes, in the sense that we do lots of detailed alignment. Much of the training is based on the Krishnamacharya tradition (which includes Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vini Yoga). Unlike Iyengar, the training will not emphasize the use of props (such as chairs).
Will we receive any study materials?
You will receive a teacher-training manual PDF written especially for the course. The manual includes articles, pose worksheets, and information on all of the subjects taught in the course. Materials include Pranayama, Philosophy, Chakras and subtle anatomy, chants, and more.
Will I have at least one good sequence I can start teaching with?
Absolutely. First, you will be teaching a one hour class all on your own, and further more, you will know the sequencing logic behind it, and have Doron’s system to add, modify and change classes as needed.
Do I need to be able to do all those fancy poses?
Not at all. This is part of the training. We will learn how to do them, and for some, it will not matter, as this is not what they want to teach.
Will I learn how to teach a variety of students?
Absolutely. Yoga is for everyone. You will learn how to create a practice that is beneficial, enjoyable and safe for every student. Beyond this, you will learn how to modify poses based upon the individual student, how to choose asanas to safely strengthen and stretch students with injuries and how to design a practice for students with physical limitations. Finally, there will be time devoted to prenatal yoga.
- The Yoga Lifestyle / Doron Hanoch
- Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual / David Swenson
- The Key Muscles of Yoga / Ray Long
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali / Swami Satchidanada
- Gita Wisdom / Joshua M Greene
- Teaching Yoga / Mark Stephens
- The Heart of Yoga / TKV Desikachar
- Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy / Gregor Maehle
- The Wisdom of Yoga / Stephen Cope
- Light on Yoga / BNS Iyengar
- Healing with Whole Foods / Paul Pitchford
- Perfect Health / Deepak Chopra
- Zen Mind, Beginners Mind / DT Suzuki