What you'll learn
200HR YTT CURRICULUM
These fun, interactive workshops are an embodied exploration of the anatomy of movement. You’ll learn how the key systems of the body (nervous, respiratory, skeletal, muscular etc) are connected and how yoga affects their function. Then you can apply this knowledge for safe and effective practice and teaching.
We provide an in-depth study of yoga postures, their alignment, energetics, health benefits, contraindications and modifications. You’ll develop your skill in practicing and teaching these foundational postures of yoga, as well as intermediate and some advanced poses such as arm balances and inversions.
Manual cues and hands-on adjustments help you strengthen trust and connection with your students. With a solid foundation in healthy alignment, you’ll develop your sense of intelligent and supportive touch, and be able to offer your students individualized, optimal cueing.
Teaching Yoga is a form of public speaking that can be intimidating for many people. In this 200 hour yoga teacher training course we’ll give you tools to develop your vocabulary and get you started. With important teaching cues you’ll receive you be able to confidently offer clear, concise, and effective verbal instructions. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to find your voice during teaching practice. We want to help you feel prepared to express yourself with creativity and confidence.
Learn where yoga comes from and how it has developed into its modern form. An exploration of foundational traditions and their philosophies, including Hatha, Tantra, Vinyasa Yoga and others will be covered in this 200 hour yoga teacher training course.
It’s important as a teacher of yoga to have a firm understanding of the philosophy behind it. In this 200 hour yoga teacher training you’ll get to know the major philosophical perspectives that define yoga and how they translate to our modern lifestyle. We will explore important concepts including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Tantra, Hatha and Classical Yoga.
The breath is so much more than inhale/exhale. It’s our primary source of life and the foundation of a meaningful yogic practice. The breath has profound influence on your nervous system, cognitive ability, and how we interact with the world. We will thoroughly explore its application in postures and meditation.
Prana and Chakras. Ancient yogis described the anatomy of the subtle body, beyond the physical form. There are many layers to understanding Prana, the prime life force and how it moves through the Chakras (energetic centers). This force and the currents of energy known as prana vayus are the very foundation of what makes yoga so powerful. You’ll move beyond the physical to thoroughly explore postures from the subtle energy perspective.
You will learn how the tools of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing methods), bandha (energy locks) and meditation are used to create deep, meaningful sequences. A good class is not just bio-mechanically sound but also delivers a powerful experience on the subtle energy level. You will practice and deliver a variety of these multilayered sequences designed by expert teachers.
Everyone will get the opportunity to teach and refine their yoga language skills and their ability to deliver an inspiring classes. This 200 hour yoga teacher training will offer practice teaching one on one, in small groups, and in front of a full class of your fellow students.
The power of meditation is significant. It’s been clinically proven as a highly effective tool for improving physical, emotional and mental health. In this 200 hour yoga teacher training we will be sharing easily accessible, yet highly effective methods of meditation for developing your own personal practice and to share with others.
You’ll learn about this sister science of yoga that is much more that than just diet and herbs. We will show you how to incorporate its tools and philosophies to map out a fore a rewarding purposeful life.
In many places throughout the world, yoga teachers are navigating a competitive market. There are a number of ways to get creative when marketing your talents and passions. In this 200 hour yoga teacher training we’ll share with you some great ideas about how you can stand out from the crowd and give your yoga teaching career a jump start.
This is an important topic in today’s climate of social and environmental responsibility. We will examine yogic philosophy as a foundation for modern ethics and so you can better understand the responsibilities of being a leader in your classroom and in your community.