Alignment, Anatomy and Awareness
Teacher Training

Curriculum

 Yoga History

 

  • Who was Patanjali?

  • Explore classical yoga and Yoga history

  • What are the origins of Yoga

  • Introduction to the Yoga Sutras

 

 Yoga Philosophy

 

  • Different types of yoga: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Jnana and Karma

  • 8 Limbs of Yoga

  • Explore the Yamas and Niyamas

 

 Meditation

 

  • Learn and practice meditation

  • Forms of meditation: breath, mantra, movement, transcendental, Buddhist forms, prayer, mindfulness, guided imagery, and creative visualization.

 

 Pranayama

 

  • Discussion on the importance knowing how to use your breath in effective ways

  • What are common breathing patterns?

  • Explore the 10 different exercises of breath control

  • What are Nadis and how do they relate to breath work?

  • What are bandhas? How are they integrated into a yoga practice? Why are they used?

 

 Asana

 

  • The study of the poses (over 100 poses)

  • What makes up a pose?

  • Adjustments vs. assists

  • Cueing and contraindications of poses

  • Category of poses

 

 Teaching the Poses

 

  • Learn the different kinds of poses that make up a rounded sequence

  • What is the objective/focal point of my pose?

  • Variations and modifications essential for mixed classes

  • Adjustments- learn how and when

  • Designing, Sequencing & Pacing a Yoga Class

 

 Class Creation

 

  • Sequencing and Construction of Poses

  • Progression of a Class, creating your unique style

  • Creating theme classes, develop opening and closing sequences

 

 Qualities of a Yoga Teacher

 

  • Effective Communication

  • Boundaries and Code of Ethics

  • Teacher/Student Relationship

  • Private sessions and how to prepare for them

  • Agreement and liability release for your students

 

Business Aspects

 

  • Create a business plan

  • Taxes, expenses, when to ask for help

  • Marketing and promotion

 

 Anatomy

 

 

 Wellness

 

  • Maintaining health, balance, and wellness as a yoga teacher

  • The yogic lifestyle and diet

 

 Special Topics

 

  • Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Chair, Gentle and Senior Yoga

  • PreNatal Yoga

 

The curriculum will be taught by Sherry Schreck and Sophia Ludyjan.

 

 

Sherry Schreck, M.S., Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, has been
teaching teachers for over 15 years. In Addition to her Master's degree in Biomedical
Engineering, Sherry has trained extensively under master teachers in various forms
of Hatha Yoga and other healing modalities. Sherry is recognized as a dedicated and
talented yogi in her own right and a spirited communicator. This training is a reflection
of Sherry's own passions and the transformative power of the heart.

 

 

 

 

 

Sophia Ludyjan, E. RYT, trained in classical Hatha Yoga methods as handed down
from Indra Devi, in the Krishnamacharya lineage. Training and teaching since 2002,
Sophia combined her love of cats and passion for yoga to create Shanti Kitti Yoga,   

a cat-themed yoga studio with a great community of yogis and dedicated teachers.

 

 

 

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