Throughout the duration of the course, we will extensively study:
Through daily practice of both guided and silent meditations and discussion of various techniques, we will delve deep into the practice, how it relates to the yogic lifestyle, and how to incorporate it into our daily lives.
Each morning, we will practice two hours of Hatha or Vinyasa Flow yoga and every evening, we will practice 90 minutes of Restorative or Yin yoga. Through intensive practice and study, we’ll explore refinement and precision within your personal practice as well as how to share that detailed approach with your students.
ALIGNEMENT & MODIFICATION
We will carefully dissect many common poses within the yoga practice to explore the proper alignment in depth. We’ll also discuss how to modify and adjust poses for students with injuries, pregnancy, or lack of strength and/or mobility.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
We’ll deeply explore the fascinating human body. Learning extensively about the skeletal and muscular systems, we’ll look at how our physical anatomy applies to the yoga practice and how to modify and adapt your teachings to keep students safe and aware. Through experiential and interactive learning, we’ll have fun as we assess and understand the limitations of the body as well as all of its many amazing capabilities.
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY of YOGA
We’ll look closely at the birth of yoga and its evolution and growth throughout the years.
We’ll also discuss in depth the philosophical side of the practice and how it can apply to our everyday lives.
MANTRA & PRANAYAMA
Through experiential practice and discussion, we’ll learn about the practices of chanting (mantra) and controlling the breath (pranayama). We’ll discuss the many benefits of these practices and how to effectively practice, teach, and share them.
SANSKRIT - THE LANGUAGE OF YOGA
In a fun and interactive way, we’ll explore the sacred language of yoga and its application in modern day yoga. We will study key words of Sanskrit that yoga teachers should know and understand as well as extensively learn the names of poses in yoga’s original language.
ADJUSTEMENTS & ASSISTS
Through experiencing adjustments and assists in your own body during the practices and through extensive study on the application of hands-on assists, we’ll explore the many different ways to adjust and assist your students in many different postures. We’ll discuss the key elements of good assists and work with different bodies in different poses to physically practice the art of assisting.
SEQUENCING YOGA CLASSES
We will study the art of sequencing in great depth and how to effectively and carefully plan and sequence yoga classes. We’ll discuss theming, the different elements essential to a well-structured class, linking postures, intelligent sequencing, and beyond so you can walk away feeling confident to teach.
THE BUSINESS OF TEACHING YOGA
We will discuss the growing industry of the yoga profession and how to make yourself stand out in an over saturated market. We’ll look at the many different possible outlets to offer your teachings and how to start up your new career path. We’ll talk about the many different ways to find work as a teacher and how to effectively market yourself within the industry.
Of course, we will study the art of teaching in its many facets exploring the ideas of what makes a good yoga teacher, how to skillfully use language, how to effectively sequence practices, how to concisely cue poses, and much, much more so that you will feel secure and confident as a teacher. And, of course, you will have the opportunity numerous times to explore these concepts in reality as you put the art of teaching into practice.
DAILY TEACHER TRAINING SCHEDULE
- 7:30 – 9:30 am : Meditation & Morning Hatha/Vinyasa Practice
- 9:30 – 10:30 am: Breakfast
- 10:30 – 2:00 pm : Training Session*
- 2:00 – 4:00 pm : Lunch & Personal Time
- 4:00 – 6:00 pm : Training Session*
- 6:00 – 7:30 pm : Evening Restorative/ Yin Practice
*Training sessions include Theory, History, Philosophy, Anatomy, Asana Labs, Teaching Methodology and Teaching Practice
( schedule is subject to change )