The syllabus at a glance

The syllabus at a glance

The Virya Yoga teacher training consists of six components:

–       asana practice & biomechanics
–       anatomy
–       philosophy & yoga lifestyle
–       pedagogy
–       communication
–       practice teaching & feedback

Asana practice & biomechanics:
YA:Techniques, Training and Practice

Asana practice
Asana analysis

Biomechanics theory and structure
Biomechanics focusing on yoga asanas

Observing yoga classes

Assisting yoga classes

Meditation techniques

Pranayama techniques
Learning the names of the asanas in Sanskrit

Individual session with a naprapath or a physiotherapist

– yoga practice 3 times per week
– assist and observe classes
–  make your own flash cards with the Sanskrit names

YA: Anatomy and Physiology

Understanding function of the skeleton, joints and muscles.

Learning names in Latin, insertion, origin and function on the most important muscles.

Movement analysis.

Basic understanding of the anatomy of the yoga asanas in the Virya yoga sequences

Familiarity of injuries linked to yoga.

Basic general physiology
Basic understanding of the physiology of breath and bandhas in yoga

Anatomy test

– Read “The Breathing Book” by Donna Fahri

Philosophy & yoga lifestyle:
YA: Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers:

The history of yoga: basic overview

Yoga History and Philosophy on a deeper level

Orientation in Samkya, Vedanta and Tantra philosophies

Studies of the Yoga Sutra and Bahagavad Gita

Seminars on Ayurveda

The body image in Hatha Yoga
The Chakra system
Yoga ethics

Seminars on the latest research in yoga

– Extensive open-book exam
– Write in your gratitude journal and your yoga journal
– Read Lovingkindness
– Read Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita.

YA: Teaching Methodology part 1

Verbal and visual instructions

Correction techniques and adjustments

Basic therapeutic yoga

Class organization

How to teach private sessions

Workshop and course outlines

Working with different groups of students

Coaching techniques

Film sessions and feedback

Working with a philosophy and biomechanics theme

Presenting a theme: verbally and written

– Prepare themes and classes with the rhetoric structure

YA: Teaching Methodology part 2



Body Language

The yoga teacher’s role

Working with your personality

Practice teaching + feedback
YA: Practicum

Talk throughs/practice teaching in small groups

Film sessions and feedback

– practice teaching




April 2017
24 april: Workshop, Norrköping
28 april: Workshop, Landskrona
28 – 30 april: Påbyggnadsutbildning: Virya PT, Stockholm

Maj 2017
3 maj: Workshop, Skellefteå
12 maj: Workshop, Stockholm
19 – 20 maj: Workshop, Visby
25 maj – 3 juni: Summer Intensive Spain/Sweden startar

Juni 2017
24 juni – 1 juli: Retreat i Spanien 

Augusti 2017
22 – 24 aug: Påbyggnadsutbildning: Virya Puls, Stockholm
25 – 26 aug: 10-årsjubileum för Viryayogan! 

September 2017
4 sept: Kursstart: Närvaro, meditation och yoga, Stockholm
7 – 10 sept: Halvårsutbildning i Stockholm startar
14 – 16 sept: Påbyggnadsutbildning: terapeutisk yoga med Doug och Josephine
22 – 23 sept: Workshop, Köpenhamn

Oktober 2017
19 – 22 okt: Årsutbildning i Oslo startar

November 2017
23 – 26 nov: Påbyggnadskurs: Virya vinyasa, Stockholm

Januari 2018
3 – 12 jan: Yogaretreat i Indien (yoga & ayurveda)
10 – 19 jan: Yogaretreat i Indien (yoga & ACT)