Yoga Teacher Training Course Objectives

 

 

 

 

Techniques:

The many asanas of yoga, pranayama and meditation

 

Teaching Methodology:

 

Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting / correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the students’ process of learning.

 

Teaching Methodology:

 

Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting / correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the students’ process of learning.

 

Anatomy and Physiology:

 

Includes both physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and astral / energy / subtle anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)

 

Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle:

Covers areas such as the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers, 'living the life of the yogi', etc.

 

Practicum:

 

Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised.

 

Yoga Therapy:

 

Students will learn how to utilize yoga techniques to help with rehabilitation from surgery, injury, arthritis, prenatal, & special populations, as well as exercise modifications & modalities. 

 

Prerequisites:

 

Minimum six months of yoga experience with a certified yoga teacher as well as a regular personal yoga practice.

 

 

Course Description and Tentative Schedule:

Course Outline:

Introduction to yoga. Basic introduction to the Hatha and Ashtanga (eight limbed) system of yoga. This should provide a broad understanding of how asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) fit into the larger landscape of yogic knowledge and understanding.

Asana:

Through demonstration, practice and adjustment, come to understand the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of some of the basic asana.

Pranayama:

Practicing some of the basic pranayama (the complete breath, alternate nostril breathing, the square breath, bellows breathing, etc.) used in yoga classes today, we will learn about breath control (length, retention and rhythm) and its effects on our overall wellness.

Relaxation:

Begin to understand the relaxation response through a variety of techniques (progressive relaxation, guided imagery, rhythmic breathing and meditation).

Meditation:

Exploring a variety of techniques like imagery, chakra’s, body scanning and more.

 

 

Students will develop a personal practice for the duration of the course.

 

Intention and goal setting will be discussed.

 

Individual fitness level will be examined as it relates to yoga
• Flexibility
• Strength
• Stamina
• Psycho-Emotional well-being

Students will be introduced to the principles of teaching yoga.

 

Safety
• Voice
• Tone
• Flow / Choreography
• Content
• Special needs
• Ability to demonstrate
• Ability to talk though the postures
• Music
• Exercise preparation

Students will be expected to practice on their own time what they have learned in class. It is suggested by the instructor that they practice 1-2 hours per day in order to digest the information they are learning.