Exploration of Asana


In these important courses, we will analyze; learn to teach, cue, assist and correct; learn proper alignment; understand benefits and contraindications; and give and receive feedback in the practice of asana. In depth, we will explore:

Integration

Sun Salutation “A”

Sun Salutation “B”

Standing Postures

Twists

Seated Postures

Floor Postures

Beginning arm balances

Back Bends

Basic Inversions

Savasana

 

Advanced Studies in


Koshas, Chakras, Nadis: Energetic Anatomy and Physiology 

 Real transformation lies in the more subtle aspects of our being. In this illuminating course we will explore the relationship between the various bodies (koshas) and begin the investigation of the chakras and nadis.



YIN & Energetic Anatomy

 Yin Yoga will be explored as it applies to the energetic anatomy.  We will discuss how the practice of Yin Yoga releases energy trapped in the lower chakras and encourages energy flow.



Ethics of Yoga

As a yoga teacher, you hold important responsibilities to your students and the yoga community. This course will cover right behavior and discuss how to hold reputable relationships at the center of every interaction.

 

Business of Yoga

 It is imperative that you know how to market your services.  In this important course, you will learn how to successfully promote yourself and understand the qualities of what various establishments and studio owners look for in their teaching staff.

 

Building a Unique Yoga Experience

Weaving together all the elements of a yoga class requires time, patience and practice.  In this compelling course, we will discuss all the elements: a beautifully sequenced flow, creating an environment, incorporating philosophy, and utilizing a well-thought out music mix (if desired) to create an inspired class that take students on a physical and energetic journey.

 

Bringing it all Together: Building a Class- Final

 Here’s your chance to shine!  Our final days will be devoted to you, your creativity, and your Inner Teacher.  Building on what you have learned from the previous courses, you will bring YOUR class to life.  Your peers will become your students.

      

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

Each week, you will read from the 8 Limbs of Yoga-Pathway to Liberation by Bhava Ram.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss what you have learned in our weekly book club.  
 


Pranayama

Pranayama is a key component of a yoga practice. In this course, we will introduce and practice various preparatory and traditional breathing techniques.  We will discuss breath as a primary vehicle of prana and the relationship of breath to mind and body.

 

Power of the Voice

Your voice is an essential tool when you teach.  How you use your voice, the timber, tone, rhythm, and inflection all combine to create an auditory experience.  Learn to use your vocal instrument to guide your students through their practice.

 

Art of Sequencing

Understanding the best way to sequence a class to accomplish the results that you intend for your students is an essential element of creating a complete yoga experience in every class you teach.

 

Intuitive Adjustment Workshop

Adjusting students postures is more than a skill, it is an Art.  You will learn when to adjust and when not to adjust, how to approach the student, how to apply the appropriate pressure, and where and how to use your hands.

 

HUMAN PHYSICAL ANATOMY

IT IS CRUCIAL FOR TEACHERS TO BE AWARE OF THE WORKINGS OF THE PHYSICAL BODY AND ITS SYSTEMS. THIS COURSE WILL PROVIDE AN INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY WITH EMPHASIS ON THE MUSCULAR, SKELETAL, AND NERVOUS SYSTEMS.

We will build off what we learn and explore the connection between Physical Anatomy and the practice of asana, as well as the musculoskeletal system.  

 

PARTAAY!

Congratulations… you have earned it!   It just wouldn’t be YoYoYogi without a celebration.  Here we celebrate YOU and all the effort you have put forth in your journey.  We will dine, laugh and cry together!