Yoga Techniques/Training & Practice
This material shall foster an enhanced understanding and experience as compared to the content of our school’s RYS 200 or foundational Techniques, Training and Practice sessions. Topics in this category will include, but would not be limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours will 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 will receive substantial emphasis.
Topics in this category will include, but may not be limited to: Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting Teaching styles Qualities of a teacher The student learning process The Teaching Methodology category shall cover additional teaching methods and principles, beyond what was covered in our school’s RYS 200 or foundational syllabus content.
Anatomy and Physiology
Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, koshas, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
Further and deeper study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita) than what was included in our school’s RYS 200 or foundational syllabus content. Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma. Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community. Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva)
Practice teaching (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback)* Receiving and giving feedback** Observing others teaching Assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Workshops include: Prenatal yoga workshop, Ashtanga workshop, Yin Yoga Workshop, Restorative Yoga workshop, Partner yoga, Acro yoga, Kirtan workshop, Pranic Healing and much more.
Requirements for certification completion:
The trainee must complete a minimum of fifteen 300hr level workshops within a two year period. After completion, the trainee may register with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level.
The trainee must also attend a 4-day weekend intensive outside of the workshops. Extra costs may apply.
Currently offering private and online training.
*Inquire about accommodations, room and board, if you are interested in studying with us from far distances.
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*4-day Weekend Intensive may incur extra costs.