Course Contents of Yoga Instructor Training Course
A single lesson consists of 2 sessions of 100 minutes for a total of 200 minutes (3 hours and 20 minutes) with break time.
First session: Lectures using Yoga Textbook
History of yoga, philosophy of yoga
Breathing methods, yin-yang diet, yoga fasting method, yoga way to beauty
Methods to ease maternity, recover vision and develop self-control.
Traditional healing approaches, methods to deal with lower back pain, oversensitivity to cold, etc.
Mental attitude of the yoga instructor
Second session: Exercises based on the Yoga Textbook
Stretching, 15 asana postures in order, methodology, effects, instruction methods, methods of assuming asana postures, methods for strengthening abdominal and back muscles, breathing methods
Exercises to eliminate physical irregularities, methods to adjust the pelvis, SOTAI Therapy, shiatsu methods
Items 1 to 4 are taught to all participants as part of General Yoga in Daily Life.
Guide to Yoga Instructor Training Course
Please sign up for the trial lesson.
There is a special trial lesson costing 2,200 yen (which can later be applied to the membership fee when becoming a member).
Possible to become a member at any time.
Courses begin in January, April, July and October. It is possible to enter a course midway.
6-month course: 17 times x 200 minutes + yoga camp (2 nights, 3 days) or
3-month course: 17 times x 200 minutes + yoga camp (2 nights, 3 days)
|Instruction materials||Yoga Textbook by Saburo Ishii, Yoga No Yorokobi (Joy of Yoga) by Masahiro Oki, OKI-DO YOGA Seikatsu Gyoji Shu (Special Text on Daily Training Exercises with OKI-DO YOGA), and other materials|
Choose a course from four courses.
Saturday course: 3 PM to 6:20 PM (46th season Saturday class: July, 2013 to December, 2013)
Sunday course: 10 AM to 1:20 PM (46th season Sunday class: July, 2013 to December, 2013)
Monday course: 10 AM to 1:20 PM (47th season Monday class: October, 2013 to March, 2014)
Wednesday course: 1 PM to 4:20 PM (47th season Wednesday class: October, 2013 to March, 2014)
* Possible to switch to another class.
* Also possible to mix attendance in two courses that take place during the same period.
This can be used according to the individual goal, such as furthering understanding or obtaining attendance recognition at an early date (with graduation in three months).
* In addition to attending the Instructor Training Course, you are entitled to attend the Health and wellness Yoga Course four
times a month.
An opportunity to actually learn how to run a yoga studio.
* Possible to attend the Yoga Camp (2 nights, 3 days).
Broaden your knowledge of yoga while extending the range of your instruction.
* Texts, etc. are included.
These are essential texts for yoga instructors.
An attendance certificate will be issued to persons who have attended all 18 lessons.
Missed lessons can be made up in the next season. The attendance certificate will then be issued when all lessons have been completed.
|Membership fee||5,400 yen (tax included)|
237,600 yen (tax included) Until December 2017
285,600 yen (tax included) From January 2018
|Instructors||Saburo Ishii and Family Yoga instructors|
|Required equipment||Writing materials, comfortable clothes allowing free movement, towel, two facial photos measuring 4 x 5 cm (first time)|
Implementation Schedule of Yoga Instructor Training Course
to "Calendar" (Japanese)
Subject to change. Persons switching to another class are requested to confirm this via the Family Yoga E-mail.
Upon completing all 18 courses, a certificate of attendance will be issued.
The units for missed classes can be obtained in the following season.
A certificate of attendance will be issued when all units have been completed.
We are proud to announce that we have more than 800 graduates of our instructor training programs
in the past 44 years.
Messages from graduates of the Instructor Training Course
Atsuko Wada (Fitness Instructress, ASR Chairperson)
When I first stood there as a yoga instructress before my students, my teaching materials were limited to describing the effects of the asanas (postures) and teaching the breathing techniques, and then I got stuck.
With Kanda Family Yoga, during half a year, in addition to the asanas and breathing methods, you learn Sotai-ho to correct irregularities in the body, a yin-yang diet tailored to the individual physical constitution, and traditional healing methods.
Likewise, at the Yoga Camp in Ito, there are classes with the accent on actual practice.
During the after-class study meetings following completion of the program, they give you moral and mental support, letting you consult with them at any time.
You will have the feeling that the scales have fallen from your eyes in encountering these Eastern views of health, which amount to learning from nature.
Considering how much you learn in the courses, the tuition is reasonable, I think.
Kiyomi Murakami (Yoga Instructress)
It's now about two and a half years since I completed the Family Yoga Instructor Training Course.
The teachers in the course taught me, a person lacking any prior knowledge, most patiently and kindly.
In addition to the asanas, they taught us about yoga dietary approaches, and made it possible for us to acquire the right attitude as instructors.
At present, I'm able to teach 10 classes a week, individual instruction and classes for senior citizens and children.
It's really a pleasure for me as an instructress to be able to give reliable answers to people's questions. I myself enjoy the lessons immensely.
In April of last year I was able to attend a gathering in Australia with other yoga enthusiasts and get to appreciate the activities of those other teachers and how broad-reaching and wonderful OKI-DO YOGA is.
I really feel it was a wise decision to have taken the Instructor Training Course at Family Yoga.
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