Yoga Techniques Training Practice (90 clock hours) – includes group practice of asana in Sivananda, Iyengar and Hatha yoga styles; pranayama; chanting; mantra; meditation; and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours will be a mix between guided practice of the techniques as well as analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques. Includes participation in a graduation retreat day of practice held the last day of the program with a special guest lecturer. The cost is $50 (see “Additional Fees” section on page 5). Time will be divided as follows: 65% lab (actual practice of techniques) and 35% lecture.
Yoga Teaching Methodology (18 clock hours) – includes principles of demonstrating and teaching yoga postures, basics of sequencing, class observation, how to safely assist/correct yoga students, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga. Time will be divided as follows: 50% lab (actual practice of techniques) and 50% lecture.
Anatomy and Physiology (21 clock hours) – includes both human physical anatomy and physiology and energy anatomy (chakras). Topics will include both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.). Students will participate in a 2 hour field trip to a cadaver lab. The cost is $20 (see “Additional Fees” section on page 5). These hours are 100% lecture and % lab.
Yoga Philosophy: Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (36 clock hours) – includes the study of yoga philosophies from the Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. These hours are 100% lecture.
Yoga Practicum (24 clock hours) – includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching. The practicum hours are evaluated by the Program Director based on the following skills: explanation and correction of the postures, tone of voice, managing of the class, mentioning benefits and breathing techniques, providing feedback to the students after the class is over.
These hours are 100% lab.