Curriculum

There are four main components, each with sub-categories, required by Yoga Alliance for each Yoga Teacher School in order to maintain a quality of education and ethics of industry standard.

Here are some general curriculum details. There is flexibility within these sub-categories, depending on the pace, flow, interests, and needs of your Registered Yoga Teacher training cohort. 

Teaching, Techniques, & Practice (75 hours)
 

  • The Chakra System

    • Learn about the Chakras and how they affect our emotional, physical, and spiritual well being.

    • Engage in Chakra Yoga classes & workshops designed to activate, align, & heal the body's  seven main energetic epicenters.​

  • Kundalini Yoga

    • L​earn about the history, philosophy, & practice of Kundalini Yoga.

    • Engage in Kundalini Yoga kriyas (series of movements, chants, and. breathing exercises) designed to activate, align, & heal the body's physical, emotional, & spiritual Self.

  • Meditation

    • Learn about, and practice, various meditation styles, techniques, and practices. ​

    •  Practice mudras (hand postures), chants (Sanskrit prayers & universal sounds), and breathing techniques to activate, align, and heal the entire mind-body-spririt

  • emBodied Yoga School

    • Learn, and practice, how to embody and facilitate inclusive & restorative yoga practices for anyBody, based on our school's philosophy, ethics, and values.

  

 

Professional Essentials (50 hours)
 

  • Create and build an inclusive language tool box.

  • Practice cuing without Sanskrit and English post names and without telling, showing, or encouraging anyBody to be anything other than exactly what they are in any given moment.

  • Practice "toning" each yoga practice with a neutrality that invites inclusion, awareness, and opportunities for befriending the body.

  • Practice facilitating yoga practices that invite curiosity, exploration, and self-directed variations and accommodations.  

  • Acknowledge, honor, and celebrate diversity. 

  • Explore the role of music within the context of an emBodied yoga practice.

  • Learn how to use various "props" to support body shapes & postures.

  • Practice sequencing that promotes deep awareness of physical sensation, emotional safety, and presence to that which is happening in the right now.

  • Engage in your own journey of creative expression of Self by using colors and imagery to express what you are feeling/seeing/being with in your body.

  • Experience being a part of, and learning how to create, sacred space within a group of individuals from various walks of life.

  • Identify, explore, and practice cultivating all types of safety within the context of a yoga practice: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, & spiritual.

  • Complete a 12-hour practicum.

Anatomy & Physiology​ (30 hours)
 

  • Study the physiology of the breath.

  • Learn about pelvic anatomy and practice yoga techniques for promoting abdominal heath and wellness.

  • Learn about, and practice, specific yoga techniques for digestion.

  • Use the Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book as a resource for learning about:

    • Anatomy vocabulary and basic systems of the body

    • The skeleton, joints, and connective tissue

    • The muscular system

  • Learn how yoga affects the circulatory, nervous, and endocrine systems.

Yoga Humanities (30 hours)
 

  • Learn about the history of Yoga

  • Study the Eight Limbs of Yoga

  • Study the Yoga Sutras

  • Explore where we are now at the intersection of social justice and yoga

    • What are current pathways ​to inclusion & safety in a yoga practice?

    • What are current roadblocks to inclusion & safety in a yoga practice?
       

Elective (15 hours)