The pillars of the training
- Functional & embodied anatomy
- Alignment-based study of asanas
- Modern perspectives on traditional philosophy
- Safe and intelligent sequencing
- Authentic teaching
Functional & embodied anatomy
We’ll dive into the basics of the musculoskeletal system, understand how joints and muscles function, and apply it in the context of the yoga class. Going through the main body parts, we’ll discover how they relate to each other and never work separately from one another. We’ll take a closer look at the anatomy of breathing and how it relates to the body’s well-being.
Alignment-based study of asanas
We’ll study the alignments in whole asana families, using anatomical knowledge and the energy flow of Prana as our foundations. We organize the asanas by main key actions (aka backbends, forward bends, etc.) so you’ll be able to see how poses relate to each other and how alignments (and thus misalignments) recur from one pose to another. We’ll teach you how to ‘read’ an asana on different bodies and ‘feel’ the safe alignments in your own body. We will introduce you to the basics of modifying postures and hands-on-assist.
Safe and intelligent sequencing
We’ll introduce you to different ways to create a vinyasa yoga class, going through the necessary steps to create a sequence that makes sense for the body. As an extra, we will offer you a basic sequence that you can adjust. With this, you will be able to create vinyasa flows, gentle as well as more challenging. You can start teaching more confidently and develop your own style from that solid foundation.
Modern perspectives on traditional philosophy
We’ll introduce you to the history of yoga philosophies and lineages, discovering how times and cultures influenced its organic development. We’ll go through the main yogic concepts and introduce you to some that may be particularly helpful in dealing with today’s challenges. Far from wanting you to follow a specific lifestyle or discipline, our goal is to open your perspectives and inspire you with the diversity and richness found in yogic philosophical history.
Throughout the training, you’ll grow as a yogi and lay solid foundations for growing as a yoga teacher. You’ll start to answer the following questions: Who do you want to be as a teacher? What is important to you? What do you want to give the world? What are your strengths and what might challenge you on your path as a teacher?
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- Pranayama basic techniques
- Meditation basic techniques
- Basics of myofascial anatomy
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