Curriculum Details

100 hours of Techniques of Yoga:

Includes exploration of all standing and seated poses, twists, backbends, forward bends, balancing poses and inversions with a strong emphasis on alignment. Understanding and teaching yoga for all levels, connecting the poses into a rhythmic flow, restorative yoga and use of props. Pranayama, centering and meditation techniques. Principals of sequencing and developing class themes.

30 hours of Yoga Teaching Methodology:

Principles of demonstration and observation, including hands on and verbal skills in assisting and making adjustments, oral presentation skills, how to create a sacred yoga space through the use of music and lighting. Teaching styles, developing the qualities of a teacher, understanding the student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.

20 hours of Yoga Anatomy & Physiology:

Both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, glands, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, prana, bhandas, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and the application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, ect.).

30 hours of Yoga Philosophy, Ethics & Lifestyle:

Basic Philosophy of yoga, history of yoga, principles of Ayurveda, the study of the sutras of Patanjali (including the 8 limbs of yoga). Developing a meditation practice, living the life of a yogi, ethics for yoga teachers and how to run a yoga business.

20 hours of Yoga Practicum:

Practice teaching, developing oral presentation skills, hearing/giving feedback, as wells as observing and assisting classes taught by others.