THE CURRICULUM

 THE CURRICULUM

 

TECHNIQUE & METHODOLOGY

  • Yoga postures and logical sequencing in a vinyasa styleDSC_1022

  • Posture alignment principles

  • Learning to modify postures for students at different levels and those with injuries

  • Safe assisting techniques to enable students to go deeper in a pose

  • Proper breathing (pranayama) techniques

  • Meditation

  • Pre-Natal Basics – how to modify for pregnancy

  • Basic sanskrit names of poses

  • Observe senior teachers in live classes for technique and student response

  • Assist teachers in live classes by providing hands on adjustments to students

  • Practice teaching with feedback and assessment by faculty teachers

“PROGRAM DIRECTOR Christine is an amazing teacher. I feel privileged to be taught by her. Her knowledge is overwhelming and her delivery of content is easy to follow, fun and engaging. The asana section in the binder was very helpful and well laid out. I was so engaged in Christine’s lectures that I was conflicted about taking notes for fear of missing key content!” 2015 Graduate

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

    • Functional anatomy and the anatomy of poses

    • Chakras

“I feel so much more confident teaching yoga because I have the khowledge of how each pose should be aligned in the anatomical sense.  I am also more confident in giving effective verbal cues instead of relying purely on demonstrations” 2015 Graduate

 

YOGA HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY

  • images SELFHistorical roots of yoga

  • Yamas and niyamas

  • Yoga ethics and etiquette of teaching

  • Modern Yoga

 

“THE PHILOSOPHY COMPONENT was one of the most fulfilling parts of the program for me. Really excellent. Scott is a great story teller. His depth of knowledge is impressive and his delivery is engaging. Philosophy is such an important part of this YTT program.” 2015 Graduate

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

  • Effective ways to gain teaching experience

  • The importance of specialising

  • Learning to market and start your own classes

  • Applying for work as an instructor

  • Teacher insurance

 

” I BELIEVE that the business component in this training is unique and highly valuable and critical piece for anyone who wants to start teaching. The competitive analysis and marketing strategy sessions offered excellent, realistic and practical insights into positioning ourselves in the yoga marketplace.” 2014 Graduate

FACULTY
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PERSONAL PRACTICE

  • Students are expected to attend a minimum of 4 classes per week: one mysore, one full Ashtanga primary series class and 2 classes of your choice. Please check our schedule

” THE EXTENSIVE personal practice component helped me to evaluate what I feel is important to me in my yoga practice and the regular personal practice led me to develop an understanding of how important daily practice is. Prior to the program I wasn’t really able to have any kind of a home practice but now it is an essential part of my day!” 2014 Graduate