Feelgood Yoga Teacher Training

200 hours

(Yoga Alliance certified)

 

Welcome to our 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training certified by Yoga Alliance

Our next 200 hours Yoga Teacher Train­ing will run from Novem­ber 2024 till May 2025!

The lead train­ers are: Julia Rakus, Knut Rakus, Bruno Teyssandi­er and Eva-Maria Hinterwirth

Our Yoga Teacher Train­ing includes:

💫 Tech­nique, Train­ing, Prac­tice (Asana prac­tice, Align­ment cues, Hands-on adjust­ment, Ben­e­fits and Risks of Asanas, The art of sequenc­ing, See­ing and under­stand­ing bod­ies, The use of props to improve or mod­i­fy a pos­ture) (100 hours)

💫 Yoga Anato­my Foun­da­tion Course & Func­tion­al Yoga Anato­my (20 hours)

💫 How to teach, Teach­ing Method­ol­o­gy (25 hours)

💫 Yoga His­to­ry and Yoga Phi­los­o­phy (30 hours)

💫 Med­i­ta­tion (10 hours)

💫 Pranaya­ma, Kriyas and Chant­i­ng (10 hours)

The train­ing places par­tic­u­lar empha­sis on the train­ing of teach­ing skills (prac­ti­ca and assignments)!

 

We aim to inspire won­der­ful peo­ple with what has been inspir­ing to us since we start­ed prac­tic­ing yoga. As a par­tic­i­pant of this train­ing you will ben­e­fit from more 80 years of yoga teach­ing expe­ri­ence by our lead trainers. 

Thank you for your inter­est in join­ing, we re look­ing for­ward to shar­ing the jour­ney of your teacher train­ing with you!

Julie, Eva-Maria, Bruno and Knut

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear!”

Tao Te Ching

This Yoga Teacher Train­ing will be run over the course of sev­er­al week­ends (usu­al­ly one week­end per month: Fri­day evening, Sat­ur­day, Sun­day) in the peri­od from Novem­ber 2024 till May 2025. Our sched­ule will fit per­fect­ly to those who work part or full time dur­ing the week, two extend­ed week­ends will include a pub­lic hol­i­day on Thurs­day as well as the Fri­day (bridge day, “Fen­stertag”).

We offer the fol­low­ing info ses­sions if you have ques­tions regard­ing the training.

Sun­day 19.5. 2024 12:00 @1040 Feel­go­od­stu­dio / online
Sun­day 30.6.2024 12:00 @1040 Feel­go­od­stu­dio / online
Sat­ur­day 30.9.2024 12:00 @1040 Feel­go­od­stu­dio / online

got a ques­tion in the mean­time? feel free to drop us an email or talk to us after our class­es at Feel­go­od­stu­dio (sched­ule here).

Training Goals

  • to devel­op a holis­tic and pro­found under­stand­ing of body, mind and soul, which forms the basis for inte­gra­tive yoga lessons that are tai­lored to the indi­vid­ual needs of the par­tic­i­pants (“Yoga for every-body”) and have a nour­ish­ing and strength­en­ing effect on all levels

  • to root your teach­ing in a strong the­o­ret­i­cal foun­da­tion in the areas of anato­my, yoga phi­los­o­phy and teach­ing skills as well as your own prac­ti­cal practice

  • to take your own yoga prac­tice to the next lev­el and to anchor advanced asanas as well as oth­er steps on the eight-fold path — mas­ter­ing your sens­es through breath­ing, con­cen­tra­tion and med­i­ta­tion — into your practice

  • to strength­en your­self as a teacher by build­ing knowl­edge and skills that allow you to draw on a wealth of expe­ri­ence in your teaching

  • to sharp­en your lan­guage and effec­tive­ness as a teacher and to offer your stu­dents the appro­pri­ate align­ments, props and adjust­ments to take their yoga prac­tice to the next level

Modules of the Feelgoodstudio Yoga Teacher Training (200 hrs)

ANATOMY & YOGA PHYSIOLOGY – APPLYING ANATOMY

The anato­my course pro­vides an under­stand­ing of the phys­i­cal as well as the ener­getic human body. Trainees will under­stand the com­plex­i­ty of the human body, and the prin­ci­ples of move­ment. They will learn to name the main mus­cle groups and their func­tion. The dif­fer­ent human sys­tems (mus­cu­lar, skele­tal sys­tem, res­pi­ra­to­ry, ner­vous sys­tem) are cov­ered. Apply­ing anato­my class­es aim to inte­grate anato­my knowl­edge into prac­tice, they focus on spe­cif­ic regions of the body with cru­cial impor­tance for yoga stu­dents and teach­ers. With their under­stand­ing of func­tion­al Yoga anato­my and Yoga phys­i­ol­o­gy trainees will be enabled to teach safe­ly and to cre­ate, rea­son, prac­tice and teach sequences accord­ing to healthy move­ment patterns.

YOGA HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, LINEAGE, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE

This mod­ule cov­er lec­ture and dis­cus­sion about the most impor­tant scrip­tures of Yoga. Trainees get an under­stand­ing of the impor­tance of phi­los­o­phy for their own prac­tice and for their future teach­ing. A deep insight to the fol­low­ing scrip­tures is giv­en: Yoga Sutras of Patan­jali, Hatha Yoga Pradipi­ka, the main Upan­ishads includ­ing the Mahab­hara­ta and the Bha­gavad Gita. Ethics for Yoga teach­ers cov­ers themes like under­stand­ing the stu­dent-teacher­re­la­tion­ship, which qual­i­ties does a Yoga teacher have, and eth­i­cal guide­lines for Yoga teach­ers, as well as how to deal with prob­lems with­in the class.

YOGA METHODOLOGY

This mod­ule will deal with sequenc­ing prin­ci­ples, how to struc­ture class­es, hands-on and ver­bal adjust­ment, use of props, demon­strat­ing, assist­ing, and the use of authen­tic lan­guage and voice. Trainees will uncov­er dif­fer­ent teach­ing styles and tech­niques to guide stu­dents in a healthy and safe way. By “see­ing and under­stand­ing bod­ies” this mod­ule offers dif­fer­ent approach­es to dif­fer­ent spe­cial needs. Atten­tion is giv­en to “read” bod­ies, faces, breath move­ment and body “lan­guage” of students.

YOGA TECHNIQUES, TRAINING & PRACTICE

Led class­es will allow to expe­ri­ence phys­i­cal edge and growth as a prac­ti­tion­er. Trainees will per­son­al­ly expe­ri­ence tech­niques, ben­e­fits, effects, and vari­a­tions of all
major asanas.

Ana­lyt­i­cal Asana Train­ing will pro­vide a detailed under­stand­ing of all major asana cat­e­gories. Trainees will learn how to break-down, under­stand, and approach every pose.

Teach­ing practice/practicum: In groups trainees will teach each oth­er the pos­es pre­sent­ed, will adjust their fel­low-stu­dents and will give feed­back to each other.

MEDITATION PRACTICE & YOGA NIDRA

Trainees will be enabled and encour­aged to estab­lish a pro­found per­son­al med­i­ta­tion prac­tice. They will learn to cre­ate a safe med­i­ta­tion class, giv­ing assists, cor­rect­ing mis­takes, answer aris­ing ques­tions. Yoga Nidra, bodyscan, Bud­dhist med­i­ta­tion, body and breath aware­ness will be uncov­ered, dis­cussed and practiced.

PRANAYAMA – YOGA BREATHING TECHNIQUES

The pranaya­ma mod­ule cov­ers the intro­duc­tion to the con­cept of pranaya­ma and the most impor­tant terms used in pranaya­ma class­es: prana, types of pranaya­ma in the Hatha Yoga Pradipi­ka, tech­ni­cal terms used in hatha yoga for the breath, ben­e­fits of prop­er breath­ing. Pranaya­ma tech­niques will be pre­sent­ed and mutu­al­ly prac­ticed. The trainees will expe­ri­ence on an indi­vid­ual basis the effects of a cor­rect pranaya­ma prac­tice accord­ing to their own capac­i­ty and pos­si­bil­i­ties. They will learn to safe­ly intro­duce pranaya­ma tech­niques in their Yoga classes.

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL YOGA

In this mod­ule trainees will prac­tice asanas for each trimester, will learn about do’s and don’ts, the use of props as well as adjust­ments. Sequences for preg­nant women as well as for the 4th trimester (“post­par­tum mag­ic”) will be expe­ri­enced. The class­es also cov­er the prac­tice of pre­na­tal restora­tive class­es, as well as breath­ing tech­niques for preg­nant women and for the time after birth. An insight for birth rit­u­als and more, as well as the focus on the pelvic floor & Mama & Baby Yoga com­plete this mod­ule. Trainees will learn to under­stand how the female body changes dur­ing preg­nan­cy, how the yoga asana prac­tice should be adapt­ed, about hor­mon­al shifts dur­ing preg­nan­cy and bio­me­chan­ics of the expec­tant mother.

CHANTING – SANSKRIT – MUDRAS – KRIYAS

The chant­i­ng mod­ule will present some of the most impor­tant prayers/mantras. The San­skrit class will focus on learn­ing to count in San­skrit and to learn the San­skrit names of the major tra­di­tion­al yoga asanas. Trainees will learn the mean­ing and effects of the com­mon mudras. Objec­tives of Yog­ic Kriyas and prac­tices of Kriyas will be pre­sent­ed and dis­cussed. Trata­ka, Kapal­ab­hati, Neti, Dhau­ti, Nauli and Basti will be explained.

PRACTICE TEACHING / ASSIGNMENTS

The Practicum mod­ule cov­ers class­es for prac­tic­ing teach­ing as lead instruc­tor in dif­fer­ent class sizes. The groups will be super­vised by at least two of the lead trainers.Trainees will prac­ti­cal­ly pre­pare a sequence, bring it into class, apply what they have learned about the use of lan­guage and voice, will train to offer props and alter­na­tive asanas, how to man­age a group of stu­dents and how to inter­act with the group in skill­full means. Feed­back is giv­en by the oth­er trainees and the lead train­er (sequenc­ing mark­ing sheet).

Through­out the Teacher Train­ing trainees will be asked to present sev­er­al writ­ten assign­ments. The assign­ments are part of the exam­i­na­tion process: Tech­niques, Train­ing, Prac­tice: par­tic­i­pa­tion in 3 dif­fer­ent class­es of dif­fer­ent Yoga styles and write about it. Assign­ments on sequenc­ing are giv­en. Anato­my: The Yoga Anato­my Foun­da­tion Course and Func­tion­al Anato­my are pre­sent­ed as video series. The answers to ques­tions at the end of each chap­ter will deep­en the knowl­edge of the human phys­i­ol­o­gy. Phi­los­o­phy: Trainees are asked to read the main Yoga scrip­tures (e.g. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipi­ka, Baghavad Gita …) and express their main thoughts on it.

Your lead trainer‘s unique com­bi­na­tion of med­ical exper­tise, a pro­found and holis­tic under­stand­ing of the body, applied yoga phi­los­o­phy and prac­tice-ori­ent­ed didac­tics make this train­ing an indis­pens­able enrich­ment for every-body who wants to expand their skills and com­pre­hen­sive­ly sup­port stu­dents in their practice.

Schedule

  • This Yoga Teacher Train­ing will be run over the course of sev­er­al week­ends (usu­al­ly one week­end per month: Fri­day evening, Sat­ur­day, Sun­day) in the peri­od from Novem­ber 2024 till May 2025.
  • Our sched­ule will fit per­fect­ly to those who work part or full time dur­ing the week, two extend­ed week­ends will include a pub­lic hol­i­day on Thurs­day as well as the Fri­day (bridge day, “Fen­stertag”).
  • con­tent overview: 
    • Func­tion­al Anato­my & Yoga Phys­i­ol­o­gy (20 hours)
    • Yoga Phi­los­o­phy, Ethics & Lifestyle (30 hours)
    • Teach­ing Method­ol­o­gy (25 hours)
    • Inte­gra­tive Prac­tice and Teach­ing (100 hours)
    • Assignments/Practicum (25 hours)
  • on reg­u­lar week­ends ses­sions will take place as fol­lows: Fri­day 17.00 — 21.00, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day 10.00 — 17.30
 
Dates
Mod­ule Dates
Unit 1 Novem­ber 22nd to 24th 2024
Unit 2 Decem­ber 13th to 15th 2024
Unit 3 Jan­u­ary 17th to 19th 2025
Unit 4 Feb­ru­ary 14th to 16th 2025
Unit 5 March 21st to 23rd 2025
Unit 6 April 11th to 13th 2025
Unit 7 May 1st to 4th 2025 (inten­sive week­end 1)
Unit 8 May 29th to June 1st  2025(intensive week­end 2)
writ­ten and prac­ti­cal final exam May 31st and June 1st 2025

Signing Up & Pricing

Full pay­ment needs to be done by begin­ning of the train­ing. Please con­tact us via eva-maria.hinterwirth@townhouseyoga.com to arrange payment.

Your Faculty

Dr. med. Julia Rakus

Dr. med. Julia Rakus

As a doc­tor and yoga teacher, Julia has a lot to share with her stu­dents. Julie sees life as a total work of art and learns and teach­es to be con­tent with it: Tat Tvam Asi — that is you. Julie sees the yoga mat as a means to mas­ter every­day sit­u­a­tions and is of the opin­ion that behav­ior on the yoga mat pro­vides aid for dif­fer­ent life sit­u­a­tions. In addi­tion to her stud­ies in human med­i­cine, nutri­tion­al sci­ences and tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese med­i­cine, she has com­plet­ed a num­ber of yoga teacher train­ing cours­es and fur­ther edu­ca­tion, includ­ing with David Swen­son, R. Sri­ram, Sarah Pow­ers and many more. Julie start­ed teach­ing yoga more than 20 years ago, she co-found­ed Feel­go­od­stu­dio in 2007.

Dr. Eva-Maria Hinterwirth

Dr. Eva-Maria Hinterwirth

Through­out this Yoga Teacher­Train­ing Eva will be there for you, she will try to answer your per­son­al ques­tions. And Eva will con­tribute any­thing she can do for your progress as yoga stu­dent and yoga teacher.

Eva stud­ied Ash­tan­ga Yoga with Paul Dal­laghan and Horst Rin­ner­berg­er (200 + 300 hrs), Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga with Sadie Nar­di­ni (200 hrs), Pranaya­ma Anato­my with Neil Bark­er (100 hrs), Yin Yoga with David Kim (30 hrs) and Bernie Clark (20 hrs), Yoga Nidra with Kate Kuss (20 hrs.), Bowspring with Desi Springer and John Friend, as well as Yoga Anato­my, Yoga His­to­ry with Doug Keller, Fas­cia Anato­my with Dr. Robert Schleip, Restora­tive Yoga with Cindy Lee & Yoga Sequenc­ing with Mark Stephens.

Eva will cov­er (func­tion­al) anato­my, the phi­los­o­phy, ethics and lifestyle mod­ules as well as teach­ing methodology.

Bruno Teyssandier

Bruno Teyssandier

Bruno was a pro­fes­sion­al moun­tain bik­er and back­pack­ing tour guide before he dis­cov­ered Yoga in 1998. He grad­u­at­ed from a Bikram teacher train­ing in Los Ange­les in 1999 and from two Iyen­gar ther­a­py pro­grams in Pune (India) in 2000 and 2001, fol­lowed by a year-long teacher train­ing appren­tice­ship in the Iyen­gar method in San Fran­cis­co in 2002, a Mok­sha teacher train­ing in 2010 and Budokon yoga first approach in 2015.

Bruno also stud­ied in Mysore under the guid­ance of Sri K Pat­tab­hi Jois in 2003 for 6 months and 2004 for 3 months.

His style of teach­ing is a blend of all of his above stud­ies but not lim­it­ed to any one of them, with a strong empha­sis on alignment.

Bruno will cov­er ana­lyt­i­cal asana train­ings, guide through led class­es and the med­i­ta­tion & pranaya­ma mod­ule, will con­tribute to the method­ol­o­gy mod­ule and overview the practicum classes.

Knut Rakus

Knut Rakus

While work­ing as a man­age­ment con­sul­tant pri­or in his career Knut dis­cov­ered the pow­er of yoga. It became pret­ty obvi­ous that this prac­tice would have a pro­found effect on his well­be­ing. He loves to trav­el with and with­out his fam­i­ly and has been teach­ing class­es since 2007. In his class­es the phys­i­cal exer­tion is only intend­ed to be an accom­pa­ny­ing effect help­ing the stu­dent to focus and puri­fy body and mind. Demand­ing asanas force our minds to have max­i­mum pres­ence and focus — we arrive in the “HERE” and the “NOW”. For Knut, the focus is on the unique­ness of each indi­vid­ual — appro­pri­ate sup­port and per­son­al cor­rec­tions are there­fore of par­tic­u­lar impor­tance to him. While his class­es seem intense they are both acces­si­ble and sim­ple so that every-body can prac­tice. Knut believes strong­ly that yoga should be acces­si­ble and non-exclu­sive, hence every-body should be able to prof­it from this won­der­ful prac­tice. He has com­plet­ed numer­ous teacher train­ings & work­shops around the world. His great­est inspi­ra­tions include Dan­ny Par­adise and Sri­ram. He has also strong­ly been influ­enced by Ash­tan­ga Vinyasa yoga through one-on-one ses­sions with Axel Dinse in Vien­na. Knut co-found­ed Feel­go­od­stu­dio in 2007.

Requirements

Requirements for Participation in the Feelgoodstudio Yoga Teacher Training (200 hrs)
  • This train­ing is suit­able for aspir­ing yoga teach­ers and inter­est­ed prac­ti­tion­ers who want to deep­en their practice.
  • a reg­u­lar yoga prac­tice is a pre­req­ui­site for participation

  • teach­ing expe­ri­ence is not a requirement
  • the Feel­go­od­stu­dio Yoga Teacher Train­ing includes home work / assign­ments. Sub­mit­ting the assign­ments is option­al, but is a pre­req­ui­site for the cer­tifi­cate to be issued.
  • cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is fur­ther sub­ject to suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ing the final exam

do you have any questions?

Is there a date where I can meet you and ask questions regarding the YTT? 

We offer the fol­low­ing info ses­sions if you have ques­tions regard­ing the train­ing (please click on the link to signup for free).

Sun­day 19.5. 2024 12:00 @1040 Feel­go­od­stu­dio / online
Sat­ur­day 1.7.2024 12:00 @1040 Feel­go­od­stu­dio / online
Sat­ur­day 30.9.2024 12:00 @1040 Feel­go­od­stu­dio / online

feel free to drop us an email via eva-maria.hinterwirth@townhouseyoga.com or talk to us after our class­es at Feel­go­od­stu­dio (sched­ule here).

What level does my yoga practice need to be for me to join the YTT?

You don’t have to know any “advanced” asanas to par­tic­i­pate. How­ev­er, you should know the basic pos­tures and basic ideas of yoga phi­los­o­phy. Oth­er­wise, you should just be will­ing to prac­tice yoga and be will­ing to learn — remem­ber: we re con­stant­ly learn­ing, #foreveras­tu­dent.

In which language does the training take place?

This Yoga Teacher Train­ing will be taught in Eng­lish. Julie, Eva-Maria and Knut will of course be avail­able to pro­vide trans­la­tions into Ger­man should the need arise. Please note: once you know how to teach in Eng­lish, you can teach world­wide as Eng­lish is “the” lan­guage most yoga class­es are taught worldwide.

What are the requirements to receive the certificate of participation?

The pre­req­ui­site for obtain­ing the cer­tifi­cate is par­tic­i­pa­tion in all manda­to­ry train­ing mod­ules and sub­mis­sion of all assign­ments. Absences can be made up by arrange­ment mean­ing we ll find a solu­tion in case you miss dates. The final exam of course also needs to be passed in order to obtain the cer­tifi­cate. We also expect the will­ing­ness to prac­tice yoga reg­u­lar­ly and read spe­cial­ist lit­er­a­ture through­out the dura­tion of the training.

How do I signup? 

Please con­tact us — either after/before on of our class­es in Feel­go­od­stu­dio (see sched­ule here) or by email via eva-maria.hinterwirth@townhouseyoga.com 

Where does the training take place?

This Yoga Teacher Train­ing will take place in the fol­low­ing locations:

  • Feel­go­od­stu­dio 1040, Paulan­er­gasse 13, 1040 Vienna
  • Feel­go­od­stu­dio 1070, Burggasse 31, 1070 Vienna

The exact loca­tions of each mod­ule will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed in due time.

When does the training take place?
  • This Yoga Teacher Train­ing will be run over the course of sev­er­al week­ends (usu­al­ly one week­end per month: Fri­day evening, Sat­ur­day, Sun­day) in the peri­od from Novem­ber 2024 till May 2025.
  • Our sched­ule will fit per­fect­ly to those who work part or full time dur­ing the week, two extend­ed week­ends will include a pub­lic hol­i­day on Thurs­day as well as the Fri­day (bridge day, “Fen­stertag”).
  • on reg­u­lar week­ends ses­sions will take place as fol­lows: Fri­day 17.00 — 21.00, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day 10.00 — 17.30

Please scroll up for the exact dates. 

What is included in the price of the teacher training?

The price above includes the cost of teacher train­ing, a copy of the man­u­al and cer­ti­fies you (if you pass) as a 200HR RYT through the Yoga Alliance. The price does NOT include the cost of trans­porta­tion, food or accommodation.

Do you offer financial support or scholarships?

There is an ear­ly bird price and dis­counts for Feel­go­od mem­bers. If you are also in a dif­fi­cult finan­cial sit­u­a­tion (unem­ployed, sin­gle par­ent,…) please write us an email to info@feelgoodstudio.at.

Can I also take part online?

No, the train­ing only takes place on site. We are con­vinced that teach­ing can be con­veyed much bet­ter in per­son: we feel, touch (with hands and words), and learn from and with each other.

I still have questions — who can I contact?

feel free to drop us an email via eva-maria.hinterwirth@townhouseyoga.com or talk to us after our class­es at Feel­go­od­stu­dio (sched­ule here).

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