Including the prerequisite reading reports, 40-day mantra practice, and practice time between modules, please expect to spend well over 200 hours in this training. It’s worth it! 🙂
You’ll not just learn the practices, this training prepares you to TEACH and SHARE! Here’s a general guideline for the number of hours we spend on each subject:
|SANSKRIT||15 Hours (Anatomy)|
|MANTRA||40 Hours (Teaching Techniques & Practices)|
|TANTRIC PHILOSOPHY||10 hours (Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics)|
|BHAKTI & MUSIC||50 hours ( Teaching Techniques and Practices)|
|PHYSICALITY AND SOUND||20 Hours (Anatomy, Teaching Techniques & Practices)|
|COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION||15 hours (Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics)|
|TRANSFORMATION||15 hours ( Teaching Techniques and Practices)|
|TEACHING||35 Hours (Teaching Methodologies & Practicums)|
After you complete the course requirements, your name will be uploaded to the Yoga Alliance website and you can register with them. Registration with Yoga Alliance is completely optional following the course, and is at the trainee’s expense. The registration is worthwhile if trainees wish to “legitimize” aspects of the yoga of sound in their communities and practices, offer certified continuing education workshops to yoga teachers, etc. It supports a variety of professional opportunities.
Note: We must admit to agreeing with some criticisms within the yoga community regarding Yoga Alliance’s standards and practices as an organization. However, at the moment it’s the world standard for accreditation in the yoga field so we participate. Regardless of the standards of other Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour programs, rest assured that we hold the Heart of Sound trainees to a very high standard of preparation, study, practice, and demonstration. (See What our RYTs can teach after graduation.)
Registration with Yoga Alliance is currently required if trainees would like to be considered as a teaching assistant or support staff for the Heart of Sound in the future (See Ongoing Opportunities).