Sat Sangat Teacher Development - Level 1

Yoga Teacher's Training
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Sat Sangat Teacher Development - Level 1

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Course Introduction:

Deepen your understanding of the Yoga Sciences or start your journey to becoming a teacher. Itta Roussos leads certified, structured and modular courses for level 1 and 2 teacher's training.

Course Description:

Sat Sangat Teacher Development training focuses on imparting skills and knowledge about the science of yoga. Level 1 is an introduction to teaching yoga therapeutically, bearing in mind that many people come to yoga classes with mixed health conditions, which can be anything from lower back pain to autoimmune diseases and mental health conditions. Contraindications, cautions, and the application of modifications to yogic practices are taught for conditions of health and wellness that are controlled and under medical supervision, or are not serious enough to warrant this level of care.


Level 1 teacher development does not qualify you to work with illness; at the stage of Level 1, you are qualified to recognise what is out of your scope of practice – should this arise in the classroom environment – and to refer the yoga student to a medical or Ayurvedic doctor, or to a yoga therapist.


Level 1 is a feeder training for Sat Sangat school of Yoga Therapy. Should you wish to continue studying, you will have automatic entrance provided you have achieved all the certification requirements for Level 1.


Building on over four decades of experience with teaching and practicing Yoga, Sat Sangat’s Level 1 teacher development training, written and compiled by Itta Roussos, includes an introduction to yoga philosophy, basic Ayurvedic knowledge, and an in-depth understanding of how asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, mantra, and meditation practices impact on general health from the perspectives of Hatha, Tantra, and Kundalini yoga.


You will be trained in the application of these technologies with classes of people who are at different levels of ability due to age, lifestyle, physical capacity, and stress. Training includes lectures, supervised teaching practicum, peer group work, teacher development, training videos, Q&A, and discussions.


There are four modules totaling 220 hours, covering the time span of one year. Attendance is online and mandatory. Completing the written assessment and other certification requirements is managed during the year after live attendance and must be completed in the space of 12 months. All certification requirements for Level 1 must be completed within two years.


Training is assessed through in-class teaching practicum, personal practice, group work, and a written assessment on completion of all four modules. The process of learning on the training is integrative and requires individual and group practice in between modules.


The prerequisite requirement to enter Level 1 is a minimum of six months of personal practice and class attendance, and a recommendation from a qualified yoga teacher.


The cost for the modules is all inclusive.


If you would like to attend Level 1 teacher development training, please fill in the form below.

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Online Live

Module Format:

Two weekends in a month, four times in twelve months.

Module Objectives:

Certification requirements are as follows:

  • Attend all Level 1 Training classes – 220 classroom hours.
  • Participate satisfactorily in community building events and seva in own local communities or with other Sat Sangat initiatives.
  • Create a seva project or join an existing seva project bringing the teachings to others.
  • Complete 20 Kundalini Yoga Classes with a certified Sat Sangat teacher after completing four modules.
  • Perform satisfactorily in student teaching practicum.
  • Create two acceptable yoga course curricula, one of 4 weeks and one of 6 weeks duration.
  • Receive a passing grade of 80% on all assessments.
  • Complete the assigned 40-day daily practice in between modules.
  • Submit a summary of journaling insights on each 40-day practice.
  • Participate satisfactorily in all group work assignments.
  • Participate in at least five full morning Aquarian Sadhanas of 2Β½ hours each.

Module Description:

Each module focuses on a different set of skills to fully step into the Teacher forcefield. The Teacher is an archetypal energy that must be released and given permission in each person. Every module trains a different aspect of the individual to enable this energy to unfold and expand internally. This energy guides and shapes our lives for the greatest expression of our highest selves.

Final Words:

Group work is an integral part of the training. The development of group consciousness is part of the training and students are assessed on their capacity to work together on community projects and coursework. The experience of group consciousness is transformative. It creates a greater depth of understanding of the healing potential using the technologies and practices than is possible in an individual format. The online format is impactful as a way of making the training accessible to people from all parts of the world. The diversity of outlook and experience makes for a powerful container of learning.

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