What you will Learn:

  • How to teach safely and effectively
  • How to teach students with varying needs and abilities
  • How to teach poses for the lower and upper spine, standing and balance poses, seated poses, twists, and pranayama
  • How to demonstrate and use effective language for instruction
  • How to observe and respond to student needs, including giving gentle and beneficial alignments and adjustments
  • How to sequence poses and create lesson plans appropriate to different levels of classes and student needs.
  • Basic human anatomy and physiology
  • Application of human anatomy to yoga practice
  • Physical and non-physical benefits of the poses
  • Common physical limitations and their contra-indications for practice
  • Philosophical principles underlying the practice
  • Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct

What you will be expected to demonstrate competency in:

  • Teaching and demonstrating poses
  • Familiarity with names of poses in Sanskrit and English
  • Familiarity with Benefits and contra-indications for poses
  • Ability to observe and respond to individual student needs
  • Ability to use both verbal and physical alignments and adjustments
  • Ability to use language to demonstrate and convey instructions effectively
  • Familiarity with and application of underlying philosophical principles of practice
  • Familiarity and application of physical and anatomical principles of practice
  • Code of Ethics for professional conduct
  • Understanding and application of principles of sequencing and lesson planning
  • Ability to adapt poses and practices to individual student needs

*Successful completion of the course and demonstrated competency are the requirements for eligibility for certification as a Contemplative Practice Yoga teacher.