200 Hours Part-Time Yoga Teacher Training 2021

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Course Content 200 Hours TTC (Module I & II)

YOGA TECHNIQUES - 75 HOURS

  • The practice will consist of primarily vinyasa flow and you can also expect practices such as Ashtanga, yin yoga, partner yoga, yin yang flows and yoga nidra. 

  • Asana Techniques and Alignment

  • Pranayama , Meditation, Mudra & Mantra

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY - 30 HOURS (20 HOURS ONLINE MODULE + 10 CONTACT HOURS)

ONLINE MODULE WITH WORLD-RENOWNED EDUCATORS, LESLIE KAMINOFF AND LESLIE MATTHEWS

  • Fundamentals of Functional Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga Biomechanics

  • Adjustments for standing postures, floor poses, basic inversions and backbends, including enhancements and use of props.

  • Subtle Anatomy including the chakra system, nadis, koshas, prana vayus and bandhas.

  • Modifications and variations of poses

 

PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE - 30 HOURS

 

  • Yoga Philosophy; Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and a special focus on the Yamas and Niyamas

  • History of Yoga, Roots of vinyasa and modern yoga

  • Soulful Theming applying ancient wisdom in modern times

  • Intro into Ayurveda and the gunas

  • Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers

  • The Business of Yoga

  • Using Social Media to Boost your Success as a Yoga Teacher

PROFESSIONAL ESSENTIALS-  40 HOURS

 

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Cueing movement & pace of class with effective communication.

  • Sequencing for group and private classes (multi level classes)

  • How to sequence and teach Vinyasa Flow Classes (Vinyasa Krama, Wave, Peak)

  • How to sequence gentle classes

  • How to sequence alignment-based practices

  • How to teach a Modified Ashtanga Class

  • Demonstration, observation, assisting tools for teaching.

  • Making yoga inclusive 

  • Professional development

PRACTICUM - 10 HOURS

 

  • Observing Classes

  • Receiving and giving feedback

  • Gaining confidence through completing assignments and giving presentations 

  • Sequencing for different needs

  • Teaching one to one and group class

  • Ongoing teaching practice

  • Assisting in live classes

ELECTIVES - 15 HOURS

  • These topics are drawn from the previous 5 categories, based on this program’s emphasis.

 

CONTACT HOURS 170 total / Non-Contact Hours 30 total

The weekends of training will consist of an intensive program covering a broad range of fascinating subjects aimed at deepening your understanding of the vastness and richness of all that is yoga. 

Sample Weekend Schedule

What to expect: 

  • Deepening your practice of asana, pranayama and meditation by increasing your understanding and awareness.

  • Embodying yoga through an understanding of yoga philosophy

  • How to recognise different morphology and adapt to suit your students' needs

  • How to sequence classes coherently and make them suitable for beginners and intermediate students

  • Designing classes including wave, mandala, krama vinyasa and alignment-based sequences.

  • Teaching with clear verbal instruction, demonstration and hands-on-adjustments.

  • How to provide modifications (regressions and progressions) taking into consideration practitioners needs and/or requirements.

  • How to teach yoga in a functional and safe way by understanding alignment principles,  physiology, biomechanics and morphological differences.

  • The role of the bodily systems (nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive, respiratory) affected in a yoga practice and how to use these to benefit students.

  • How to create harmonious and balanced practices by understanding the role of ayurveda, chakras, koshas, kleshas and prana vayus on our bodies/minds/emotions/spirit.

  • How to find your voice and let your personality shine through your teachings

  • Giving classes meaning through themes

  • Chanting mantras and using mudras.

During the second module, you will be required to attend 3 classes of different styles as an observer and complete an assignment for each observation. 

Throughout the training, you will be required to maintain your yoga practice by attending at least 3 yoga classes a week and keeping a logging sheet signed by your teacher.

Using what they've learned in their combined 50-years of experience training yoga teachers, they've created a unique online + in-person course that's exclusively available through Teacher Training programs: YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals.

This is not your average anatomy training!

Don't expect hours of "which bone is which" that make you feel like you're back in high school science classes...

Leslie & Amy spend time on the things that matter most to a yoga teacher and skip the memorization.

They'll help you establish a broad base of knowledge by sharing examples, analogies, stories, and guiding you through physical experiments that make the material helpful and applicable to teaching yoga to students.

Leslie & Amy will also share their own favorite teaching strategies like...

 

  • How to make poses accessible for any student

  • What to do when students have an injury and still want to practice

  • Simple cues that help every student find success on the mat

 

Leslie and Amy's unique blend of humor and expertise make them the absolute best team to guide you through this phase of your journey.

How does it work?

You'll join Amy & Leslie at home via your computer for 20-hours of guided lesson content, reflection, personal exploration, and teaching preparation.

They'll lead you through movement experiments that will help you apply anatomy ideas to your own practice, and give you tools you'll be able to access as a teacher. You'll have time to soak up the material and try it out it in your own asana practice.

This means that each time we come together as a group, you'll already have a strong foundation in that unit's content and we'll be able to dive even deeper into the material, rather than spend valuable group time on basic concepts and memorization.

Our group time will be spent in hands-on application. We'll break into discussion groups, share movement exercises, and observe exactly how this information interweaves with our yoga practice.

By the time we're finished, you'll have a broad understanding of the anatomical concepts that are most important to a yoga teacher so you can begin teaching with confidence.

Want a closer look at the curriculum? Here's a preview:

"Foundational Units"

 

  • Unit 1 - Building Blocks: Sthira & Sukha / Connective Tissue / Bones / Muscles

  • Unit 2 - Breath: Prana & Apana / Diaphragm / Ujjayi / Bhandas

  • Unit 3 - Muscle Physiology: Strength / Flexibility / Movement / Joints

  • Unit 4 - The Spine: Curves / Disks / Backpain

  • Unit 5 - The Lower Limbs: Foot / Knee / Hips / Pelvis / Walking / Alignment in Standing Postures

  • Unit 6 - The Upper Limbs: Hands & Wrists / Forearm / Elbow / Shoulder / Alignment in Inversions

 

"Application Units: Anatomy in Asana"

 

  • Unit 7 - Anatomy in Asana and Asana Philosophy: Introduction to working with Asana / "Benefits" of a Pose / Asana Analysis / Begin Standing Poses

  • Unit 8 – Anatomy in Asana and Pain & Sensation: A Body-Mind Perspective on how to work with pain / Complete Standing Postures / Begin Seated Postures

  • Unit 9 – Anatomy in Asana and Vinyasa: Breath + Movement / Continue Seated Postures / Move to other Floor Postures

  • Unit 10 – Anatomy in Asana and Arm Supports: Arm Support Poses / Final Words of Advice for a budding teacher from Amy & Leslie

 

Included, you'll have access to the YogaAnatomy.net Asana Library (a collection poses examined in 3 ways):

 

  • Breath-Centered Approach: with Leslie

  • Joint & Muscle Actions: with Amy

  • Pose-Specific Workshops: each workshop is different, and includes themes like examining how different traditions might approach each pose; talking students through strategies for different body types, etc.

 

This is the most comprehensive, most useful anatomy training available to teacher training programs today!

Included In Your Training, Study With Experts In The Field of Anatomy & Physiology , the world-renowned Yoga Educators & best-selling authors of Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews

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