Techniques, Training, Practice: 75 hours

Asana

  • Historical context
  • Poses specific to different lineages + specific to our school’s lineage
  • Complete sequencing (asansa, pranayama, meditation) to achieve particular effect safely + effectively
  • Anatomical and alignment principles and contraindications

Pranayama + Subtle Body

  • Historical context
  • Map of our multidimensional body
  • Effects of pranayama on anatomical and subtle body
  • Complete sequencing of pranayama safely, including alternatives and adaptions
  • Ujjayi, nadi shodina, kapalabhati, and more

Meditation

  • Knowledge and exploration of the 8-fold Path, specifically pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
  • Introduction to a variety of meditation techniques
  • Introduction to chanting, mantras, and mudras

Professional Essentials: 65 hours

Teaching Methodology

  • Practical and subtle aspects of teaching methodologies
  • Sequencing
  • Cueing + languaging
  • Conscious communication
  • Environmental attunement + class management

Professional Development

  • Understanding the yoga landscape
  • Professional organizations
  • Scope of practice + code of conduct
  • Continuing education
  • Professional standards
  • Liability insurance
  • Waivers, invoicing, etc.

Practicum

  • Knowledge, skills, experience
  • Leading peers in practice and class experience, the art of giving and receiving feedback, and assisting and observing others teach
  • Mentorship, feedback, integration

Anatomy & Physiology: 30 hours

A comprehensive overview of the physical body, bones, muscles, bodily systems and organs, and the subtleties of the energetic body.

Anatomy

  • Major bones
  • Type of joints
  • Major muscles involved in asana
  • Types of muscle contraction

Physiology

  • Nervous system incl. ‘fight, flight, freeze’ stress response, vagal theory, overall mind-body connection
  • Cardiovascular/circulatory, endocrine, digestive systems as they relate to yoga practice
  • Respiratory system incl. muscles that affect breathing, involuntary vs. voluntary breath, how air enters and leaves the body

Biomechanics

  • Types of joint movements
  • Joint stabilization
  • Safe movement as it pertains to balancing, stretching, awareness, trauma
  • Contraindications, misalignments, adaptations

Yoga Humanities, Philosophy, Ethics, Living Yoga: 30 hours

History

  • Yoga definitions
  • School’s lineage, style, and methodology
  • Dates and key ideas such as the Vedas, Vedanta, Hatha, Colonial, Modern
  • An exploration of the history of yoga, pre-Vedic age to the classical era, and the evolution of the tantra and its applications to daily life.

Philosophy

  • Definition of yoga and key terms
  • Relationship between asana, pranayama, meditation per school’s approach
  • Familiarity w/major yogic texts (I.e. Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Hatha Yoga, Pradipika)
  • Self-reflection on how philosophy relates to the practice

Ethics

  • Awareness of yoga sutras or similar yogic ethical precepts
  • Relationship to Yoga Alliance Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct
  • Comprehension of and responsibility to increase equity in yoga
  • Accountability measures
  • Self-Reflection on how yoga ethics relate to practice and teaching

BONUS: Business of Yoga: 50 hours

A leader at the intersection of yoga + entrepreneurship, Katie Brauer and Your Yoga Team have you covered!

You get access to the latest and the greatest when it comes to setting yourself up for success and yogipreneur. Review industry trends and develop an understanding of how to stand out from the crowd, set up your business basics, get the low down on scheduling classes, getting set up online, marketing, and managing private clients.