What does yoga mean to you?
What is it about yoga that is so deeply meaningful to you that you want to pass it on to others?
In our 3rd video on Yoga Alliance Core Competencies, we discuss the Yoga Humanities topic requirement for a 200 Hour Yoga School.
Yoga Humanities Category of the Core Competencies
Yoga Alliance requires at least 30 hours to be devoted to the Yoga Humanities category.
30 hours of Yoga Humanities might seem like a lot, but keep in mind that Yoga philosophy has over 2000 of history in India and hundreds of thousands of pages of philosophy written during that time.
You can’t cover all of this philosophy of course but you do want to focus on the most important points of the two-thousand-year timeline and include the key ideas.
You’ll also want to spend time on the aspects of yoga history or philosophy that you’re passionate about, that speak to you and have made a difference in your life.
In this week’s video trainers Aruna, Claire and Parampreet discuss what needs to be included in the Yoga Humanities Competency to meet the Yoga Alliance requirements.
The fact is, we can’t be experts in everything. We can’t know everything about anatomy, asana, history, and philosophy. Humanities is a big topic and as Parampreet mentions in the video, he has spent his whole life reading Indian philosophy and he’s still learning from new translations of ancient shastras (books).
If yoga philosophy is your passion, then the 30 hours of the Humanities category is your opportunity to pass your passion on to the teachers you’re training.
A Done-for-you Program
If however, you’re not familiar with ancient Indian Philosophy, we’ve got you covered with the option to use the 20 hours of pre-recorded training.
Either way all 30 hours are planned and ready for you to teach with all the supporting material you’ll need in the Yoga Trainer Fast Track program.
If you’re writing a yoga teacher manual on your own, this week’s video offers a helpful way to approach and think about the Yoga Humanities category. Click the button below to watch the video.