200 hour teacher training with a focus children's yoga
Receive your 200 hour teacher training in addition to your 95 hour Yoga Alliance Children's Yoga teacher certification. It is a great way to walk away with a comprehensive understanding of teaching yoga to adults, families and children of all ages.
How long have you dreamed about becoming a yoga teacher?
How could learning more about your body, mind & spirit impact your personal health and happiness? Ever thought about teaching something you love?
Now could be the time to commit to this 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training!
Deepen your yoga practice through indepth study of yoga asana (poses), teaching techniques, study of anatomy, yoga philosophy, sequencing a class, the business of yoga, and much more. Teacher Training will be held every other week starting in November and finishing in Feburary. A great schedule for a busy lifestyle: Thursday evenings, half a day Saturday and all day Sunday.....Just twice a month! And for no additional charge, tack on your Family Yoga Certification!
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Family Yoga Certification
Module 1. Yoga History
o Who was Patanjali?
o Explore what is meant by classical yoga and the timeline of Yoga in history
o What are the origins of Yoga
o Introduction to the studies of the Yoga Sutras and how they relate to the 8 Limbs of Yoga
o Trainees will read Desikachar and Iyengar’s texts to gain a deeper understanding of the philosophy and history. As this module can be studied for years to gain true understanding, the text books are an important support to the lead teachers!
o Who are some of the great master’s of Contemporary Yoga?
Module 2. Yoga Philosophy
o What are the different types of yoga: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Jhana and Karma
o Western vs Classical Yoga
o What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga
o What are the various forms of Hatha Yoga? : Ashtanga, Bikram, Partner, Iyengar, Kundalini, Kripalu, Sivananda, Vinyasa, are discussed yet not an all inclusive list as that list keeps growing each year with the popularity of Yoga in the U.S.!
o Understanding the Teacher-Students Relationship and what it is to be a Yoga Teacher
Module 3. Meditation
o We will learn and practice meditation
o There are many forms of meditation: breath, mantra, movement, transcendental, Buddhist forms, prayer, mindfulness, guided imagery, and creative visualization.
o What is the difference between meditation and relaxation and how it effects the brain/mind.
o Learn various styles- it’s not just a blank mind!! Thank goodness
o What are mala beads and mudras used for?
Module 4. Pranayama
o Discussion on the importance knowing how to use your breath in effective ways
o Self Quiz: How do you breathe?
o What are common breathing patterns?
o Explore the 10 different exercises of breath control
o What is the Darth Vader Breath?
o How do yogis make their stomach move in a wave???!!
o What are Nadis and how do they relate to breath work?
o What are bandhas? How are they integrated into a yoga practice? Why are they used?
Module 5. Asana
o The study of the poses (over 100 poses)
o What makes up a pose?
o Adjustments vs. assists
o Cueing – specific cueing skills are so important
o Be aware of contraindications of poses
o Category of poses
o Alignment is essential to keep poses safe
o Asana manual includes Independent Worksheet on the break down of poses such as benefits, description, directions, counterpose, contraindications, cautions, etc. The Group Worksheet is to be completed as a class during the Workshop of poses.
o Sanskrit Posters are included and can be posted up upon completion of pose.
o Pose exercises to facilitate learning such as “Name the Pose” game and “Talk Thru Poses” exercise.
Module 6. Teaching the Poses
o Learn the different kinds of poses that make up a rounded sequence
o There are many components of a pose…learn what makes up a pose
o How do I use cues to help direct a pose?
o What is the objective of my pose?
o What is the focal point of a pose?
o How do I create a level 1 versus level 2 class?
o How do you prepare the class for more challenging poses?
o Variations and modifications are essential for mixed classes
o Adjustments- learn how and know when!
o Includes Worksheets and exercises such as: Focal Point, Level of Pose, Objective of Pose and Category Sort Pose game.
Module 7. Class Creation
o Sequencing and Construction of Poses
o How do I think about the Progression of a Class?
o What are the 3 Elements of a Pose?
o Why do creative transitions make a better class?
o How to develop a class
o How to create a style that is an expression of you?
o What, there is a logic to the sequence of a class??
o How do you build a class to a “peak pose”?
o Excite your class by creating theme classes
o Let’s develop opening and closing sequences!
o You will have a Toolbox of various sequences upon completion of program
Module 8. Qualities of a Yoga Teacher
o What qualities make a good yoga teacher?
o Boundaries in the classroom
o Discuss Code of Ethics
o What are your Personal Parameters on Your Teaching?
o Teacher/Student Relationship
o Your role as teacher
o Role play Questions & Answers you may get as a Teacher
o Private sessions and how to prepare for them
o Agreement and liability Release for your Students
Module 9. Business Aspects
Module 10. Anatomy
Cues that we often learn to use often do not make anatomical sense. Or teacher ask students to do things with their body without giving them effective directions…how does one root through their feet? How does a new yoga practitioner even understand what that means?
Why do teachers cue you to soften your hip flexors when folding forward? We need the hip flexors to help fold us forward. That is their job! Open your hip in triangle…we need to cue them to tighten their top gluteal muscles to help make that happen…otherwise the cueing means nothing. He makes you understand how to use your muscles to help get you into the pose.
Module 11. Wellness
As yoga teachers we exemplify to our students health, balance and wellness. This can be a hard role to live up to. We need to be able to enter a studio grounded and calm, no matter what is going on in our personal life. If we are able to maintain a flowing level of balance, this comes more easily. You will have them Trainees fill out the Wellness Wheel and assess what things are or are not in balance in their lives. A discussion will follow on the various aspects of the wheel.
Module 12. Ayurveda and Chakras
o A full day with four yoga sessions and lunch
o 4 Yoga classes centered around the Chakras, building from Root to Crown.
• What is this form of Medicine?
• What type am I? Trainees will be asked to fill the questionnaire out before class to determine their predominant Ayurvedic Dosha Type
• What are Chakras?
• How can we use our yoga practice to balance our chakras
• Through the yoga sequences, the emotional and physical manifestations of imbalances will be explored.
Module 13: Children's Yoga
o Preschool yoga, games and activites
School Age Yoga, games and activites
Tween yoga, games and activites
Formating a class
Business of children's yoga
Graduate with TWO certifications; 200 Hour and Children's Yoga Teacher.
Teaching opportunites are available upon completion
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