Teacher Training Curriculum

by Jessica on February 10, 2015

Balance Yoga in New Orleans TT Curriculum 2015

Techniques, Training, and Practice

Anatomy, Physiology, and Alignment

  • Experiential anatomy and physiology in Yoga
  • Directions of movement in the body
  • Hands-on adjustments to ease and enhance students’ asana experience

Yoga Philosophy and History

  • Read and unpack the key philosophical texts of yoga
    • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Focus on Books 1 & 2)
    • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
    • Bhagavad Gita
  • Overview of key developments in yoga’s history
  • Identify and distinguish styles of contemporary yoga

Yoga Practices

  • Chants
  • Asanas (English & Sanskrit)
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation Techniques
  • Kriyas
  • Sanskrit pronunciation

Teaching Methodology and Skills

  • Taking the seat of the teacher
  • Teaching to the student and reading the body
  • Sequencing and scaffolding classes
  • Work with props, different body types and injuries.
  • Learn to teach yoga with a therapeutic and safe focus

Finding Your Own Balance:  Food, Lifestyle and Wellness

  • Ayurveda in our everyday lives
  • Guru principle
  • Eating to Support Yoga
  • Ahimsa and Vegetarian Diets

Business of Yoga and Personal Development

  • So you want to teach yoga mini-workshop
    • Marketing 101 for Yoga
    • Working in a studio
    • Teaching Privates
    • Writing an authentic bio

Teaching Practicum

  • Observe five yoga classes at three different studios
  • Write a synopsis
  • Assist in one of Jessica or Mikhayla’s classes
  • Comprehensive survey of learnings

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