Yoga Teaching Training

teacher training curriculum

ART OF TEACHING

Technique and Methodology
  1. weekend 1

    Opening poses, standing poses Part 1

  2. weekend 2

    Standing poses Part 2, ujjayi pranayama, savasana, ayurveda 101

  3. weekend 3

    Back bends/rotations/guidelines to prenatal yoga (Carla)

  4. weekend 4

    Experiential anatomy. Kinesiology. Back care (Michael)

  5. weekend 5/6

    Restorative yoga, vilomas, forward bends, bandhas, inversions, history and philosophy of yoga, ayurveda 102, kirtan

  6. weekend 7/8(Four-day intensive)

    Full curriculum review, designing and sequencing a beginner’s class, supervised teaching and practice assessment, written test.

ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY

20 hours
  • Structural anatomy in clay and its application to yoga postures.
  • Muscle groups: mechanical analysis of action

PHILOSOPHY

10 hours
  • History of Hatha Yoga: origins and practices
  • The Upanishads: ecstatic revelation and practical insight
  • Patanjali: definitions of yoga and its goals
  • Spiritual teachings of the Bhagavad Gita

AYURVEDA

8 hours
  • Theory: the three Doshas
  • Diagnosis: observation of pulse and other indicators
  • Treatment: herbal medicine and life-style management

READING AND WRITING

This is a substantial and original element of the training, a creative journey integrating daily life with yoga practice and philosophy. Monthly reading, writing, teaching and practice assignments are reviewed by the faculty. Group sharing supports creativity.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Friday, January 29, Opening circle/ keynote address 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Weekend schedule:

Fridays: 6-9 p.m.

Saturdays: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sundays: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Four-day intensive begins Friday at 5 p.m. and ends Monday at 5 p.m.


Rochester Application

Brussels Application

DATES

January 29-31, 2021 (1)

March 5-7 (2)

April 9-11 (3)

April 30, May 1-2 (4)

May 21-24 (5&6)

June 25-28 (graduation)