200hr Teacher Training Course Curriculum
Module 1 - 6-Day Immersion:
This first portion can be taken alone, or you can continue on for the full 200hr teacher certification.
Basic forms of level 1 & 2 yoga asanas: variations, adjustments and anatomy
Basic yoga philosophy: 8-Limbs of yoga and overview of the Yoga Sutras
Intro to Ayurveda: doshas, eat & practice for your body type and season
Basic pranayam exercises, mantras and mudras
Tools to deepen and enhance your personal practice
Build self-awareness and be an excellent student of yoga and of life.
Level 2 asanas, variations, modifications and adjustments.
Energetic principles of alignment, how to apply them in the poses.
Further exploration of ancient texts: The Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita
Subtle body anatomy: chakras, naadis, koshas, etc.
Build stamina and body awareness as you deepen your personal practice.
Know the different kinds of adjustments and when to use them.
Know the names of all the common yoga poses.
Be able to lead a short sequence of poses to peers in class.
Level 3 asanas, variations, modifications and pranayam.
Exploration of philosophy themes, texts, and techniques as a theme for a class.
Teaching methodology, self-evaluation and improvement.
Yoga ethics, classroom ethics, business of yoga and entrepreneurship
Feel confident in any asana practice, though it may be challenging you know how to modify.
Be able to plan and teach a full class sequence to the public.
Be able to critique one’s own performance as a teacher and know how to keep improving.
The Yoga Sutras* – Patanjali, translation and commentary by Swami Satchitananda
Light on Yoga* – B.K.S. Iyengar
The Bhagavad Gita – Any translation is acceptable. We recommend Stephen Mitchell's translation.
The Key Muscles of Yoga – Ray Long
*Only Light on Yoga and The Yoga Sutras are required for Immersion participants.
You do not need to read all of the books before the start of training. Only the Introduction chapter of Light on Yoga must be read by first day of training.