Curriculum

200-hour Study Program: 

Session 1:

Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Introduction to Yoga Theory and Practice
-The Power of Intention
-The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
- Chakra One: Muladhara - Getting Grounded and Thriving in the 
  Material World

Techniques and Training Principles
- General alignment principles; coordinating movement and breath
- Asana Study Standing Poses: Mountain; Half Moon; Half Moon Series; Standing Squat;  Tree (demonstration; modifications and assists; benefits and precautions)
- Daily Yoga Practice

Teaching Methodology
- Guiding Warm-ups

Anatomy and Physiology
- Skeletal System; Overview of Body Systems
 
Session 2:
Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Chakra Two: Svadisthana - Passionate Embodiment and Flowing with Yin and Yang
- History of Yoga: Origins of Yoga; Vedic Period
- Yoga Ethics: Yama and Niyama

 
Techniques and Training Principles
- Asana Study Forward Bends: Posterior Stretch; Single Leg Forward Bend; Bound Angle; Seated Angle plus Upfacing Boat and Spinal Twist (demonstration; modifications and assists; benefits and precautions)
- Daily Yoga Practice

Teaching Methodology
- Teaching Pranayama: Dirgha Complete Breath; Kapalabhati Cleansing Breath
- Guiding a Centering Meditation

Anatomy and Physiology
- Skeletal System Continued

Practicum
- Practice Teach #1: Guiding Warm-ups and Teaching Pranayama

Session 3:

Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Chakra Three: Manipura - Igniting Personal Power and the Purpose of the Spiritual Warrior
- History of Yoga: Pre-Classical Period
- Core Teachings of the Bhaghavad Gita


Techniques and Training Principles
- Asana Study Backbends: Cobra; Boat; Half Locust; Pigeon; plus Downward Dog and Child Pose
- Daily Yoga Practice

Teaching Methodology
- Guiding Yoga Poses with Correct Alignment and Hands-on Assists
- Teaching Pranayama: Ujjayi Ocean Sounding Breath

Anatomy and Physiology
- Muscular System

Practicum
Practice Teach #2 - Guiding Warm-ups and Guiding Alignment in Postures with Hands-on Assists

Session 4:
Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Chakra Four: Anahata - Universal Love, Compassion and Living From the Heart
- History of Yoga: Classical Period
- Gunas: The Fundamental Characteristics of All Things
 
Techniques and Training Principles
- Asana Study Standing Poses Warrior 1; Warrior 2; Triangle; Hand To Foot;  Intro to Sun Salutation (demonstration; modifications and assists; benefits and precautions)
- Daily Yoga Practice

Teaching Methodology
- Teaching with Body Awareness
- Pranayama Instruction: Nadi Sodhana Alternate Nostril Breath

Anatomy and Physiology
- Muscular System Continued

Practicum
Practice Teach #3: Guiding Poses with Alignment and Assists / Teaching with Body Awareness

Session 5:

Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Chakra Five: Visshuda - Creative Self-expression and Inner Truth
- History of Yoga: Post-Classical Period and the Tradition of Tantra

Techniques and Training Principles
- Asana Study Supine Postures Half Shoulder Stand; Bridge; Fish; Kneedown Twist; Corpse (demonstration; modifications and assists; benefits and precautions)
- Daily Yoga Practice

Teaching Methodology
- Teaching A New Posture

Anatomy and Physiology
- Nervous System
 
Practicum
Practice Teach #4: Teaching A New Posture

Session 6:

Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Chakra Six: Ajna - Perceive and Co-create the Future Through the Power of Intention
- Patanjali Yoga Sutras Part 1
- History of Yoga: Modern Era




Techniques and Training Principles 
- Asana Study: Downward Dog; Pyramid; Reverse Triangle; Standing Yoga Mudra; Balancing Stick; Dancer (demonstration. modifications and assists; benefits and Precautions)
- Daily Yoga Practice

Teaching Methodology
- Teaching Meditation: Closing Meditation; Meditation on the Breath
- Guiding a relaxation experience or Yoga Nidra
- Components of a Complete Class

Anatomy and Physiology
- Nervous System Continued

Practicum
- Practice Teach # 4 Continued

Session 7:

Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Chakra Seven: Sahasrara - Accessing Spiritual Guidance and the Experience of Unity Consciousness
- Prana and the Energy Body: Nadis, Chakras and the Kundalini System

Techniques and Training Principles
- Asana Study Yoga Mudra; Camel; Supine Diamond; Crow (demonstration; modifications and assists; benefits and precautions)
- Daily Yoga Practice

Teaching Methodology
- Guiding Stage Two Holding Postures
-Riding the Waves of Emotion

Anatomy and Physiology
- Respiratory and Circulatory Systems

Practicum
- Practice Teach #5: Teaching A Complete Class
Session 8:

Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Vedic Cosmology; Involution and Evolution; Koshas or Five Sheath Bodies
- Yoga Sutras Part 2

Techniques and Training Principles
- Asana Study Headstand; Handstand; Sun Salutation Cont'd
- Daily Yoga Practice

Teaching Methodology
- Guiding Vinyasa Flow

Anatomy and Physiology
- Respiration and Circulation Cont'd

Practicum
- Practice Teach #6: Teaching A Complete Class with Vinyasa Flow

Session 9:

Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Yoga Sutras Part 3
- Kleshas: Obstacles To Clear Perception
 
Techniques and Training Principles
- Daily Yoga Practice
- Posture Assessment


Teaching Methodology
- Teaching Meditation: Mantras and Mudras
 
Anatomy and Physiology
- Digestive System

Practicum
- Teach a Complete Class

Session 10:

Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Professional Practice
- Teaching Ethics

Techniques and Training Principles
- Daily Yoga Practice
- Posture Assessment

Teaching Methodology
- Creating an 8 Week Lesson Plan

Anatomy and Physiology
- Review

Practicum
- Teach A Complete Class

Written Review

Session 11:

Philosophy and Lifestyle
- Professional Practice Continued
- Daily Yoga Practice

Teaching Methology
- Teaching for Special Needs: Seniors; Kids; Pre-Natal


Practicum
- Teach A Complete Class

Session 12:

- Daily Yoga Practice

- Taking the Next Steps: Seeking Employment; Yoga Alliance Registration

- Class Completion and Program Evaluation

- Graduation Ceremony and Celebration




Complete 200 Hour Program

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