Yoga was great! I couldn't believe when I got home. I felt very relaxed. The Sivananda anxiety dead in its tracks. Slept like a nice little relaxed pebble (not a rock, a nice little rounded by water pebble!). Looking forward to next week! thanks!
Asanas (yoga postures) Practice and Teaching Asana, Benefits of asanas
Effective start and class endings
Teaching Beginners, Gentle, Mixed Levels, Seniors
Teaching in Heated Classes and Normal Heated
Proper Hands on Assists for deepening awareness
Proper Environment & Creating a Sacred Space
Therapeutic and Adaptive Yoga (research)
Finding your personal style and teaching from the depths of your Heart
The practical training (asana practice class) allows you to learn asana (Yoga Posture) in detail. You will understand the benefits of each and every asana on the physical, mental and spiritual level, besides that, you’ll also learn which asanas to prescribe to people with various physical and mental concerns.
Effects on the body, mind , nervous system
Purification of the nadis (energy channels)
Various forms of breath work and when to use them
• Vegetarianism/Veganism for ethical, spiritual and health reasons
• How diet affects the mind
• Proper balance of the main nutrients
• Ayurvedic principles of nutrition
• Healing effects of fasting
• What is meditation
• Why meditate
• 12-step daily practice
• Experiences in meditation
Considered one of the greatest spiritual texts of the world, symbolizes the solution to the eternal struggle between the spiritual & the material in every human being
Electives can include community offerings, research and field trips.
We will focus on the qualities of a good yoga teacher with an emphasis on teaching methodology, e.g. how to communicate with students, how to demonstrate, observe the student in the class to avoid injury during practice of asana. We will also discuss the personal and professional ethics of a yoga teacher.
Techniques Training/Practice (100 hours)
75 contact hours, 50 with primary E-RYT®s (Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers)
Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional Yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.
Note: Contact Hours in this category must be in a dedicated Yoga teacher training environment (into which others might occasionally be invited) rather than in classes intended for the general public.
Teaching Methodology (25 hours)
15 contact hours, 10 with primary E-RYTs
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning
and business aspects of teaching Yoga. Although your curriculum may include more than five hours on business aspects of teaching Yoga, a maximum of five
such hours can be counted.
Anatomy and Physiology (20 hours)
10 contact hours
Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to Yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc). A minimum of five hours must be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to Yoga.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (30 hours)
20 contact hours
Includes the study of Yoga philosophies, Yoga lifestyle and ethics for Yoga teachers. A minimum of two contact hours must be spent on ethics for Yoga teachers.
Note: A minimum of 2 contact hours must be spent on ethics for Yoga teachers.
Practicum (10 hours)
5 contact hours with primary E-RYTs
Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else
Note: A minimum of 5 contact hours must be spent actively teaching (not assisting or observing)
Electives (15 hours)
Elective hours to be distributed among educational categories according to the school’s chosen emphasis (may be contact or non-contact hours).
55 Remaining Contact Hours
Contact hours to be distributed among educational categories according to the school’s chosen emphasis.
Total: 200 hours
Total Contact Hours: 180
***Please note – the Yoga Alliance has changed the required content and hours for each in 2014. Some of this will change slightly as per their requests. I will be in a webinar with the YA in spring 2014 to obtain these changes. There also is a chance no changes will be made. It is Grounded By Yoga’s true intent to comply with the Yoga Alliance and meet their requirements.