1. Techniques Training/Practice
Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours are a mix between
(1) Analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and
(2) Guided practice of the techniques themselves.
ASANA AND PRANAYAMA PRACTICE SESSIONS
- Dynamic Postures
- Standing Postures
- Inverted Postures
- Twisting Postures
- Back Bend Postures
- Forward Bend Postures
- Balancing Postures
- Pranayama Practices
- Dhyana Practices
- Yog Nidra Practices
2. Anatomy & Physiology
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).
Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.
4. Teaching Methodology
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga.
5. Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers.