Topics include, but are not limited to

 

Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

• Asana

• Pranayama

• Kriyas

• Chanting

• Mantra

• Meditation

• And other traditional Yoga techniques

 

Teaching Methodology (TM)

• Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management and prioritising

• How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting

• Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting

• Qualities of a teacher, teaching styles and the student learning process

 

Anatomy and Physiology (AP)

• Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.)

• Energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)

• Inclusive of the study of the subject & application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.)

 

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics (YPLE)

• The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts;

• Yoga lifestyle and precepts;

• Ethics for yoga teachers (such as those involving teacher-student relationships);

• Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others through yoga (seva).

 

 

Practicum

Topics can include:

• Practice teaching

• Receiving and giving feedback

• Observing others teaching

• Assisting students while someone else is teaching.

 

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