Curriculum

+ Anatomy & Yoga Physiology
+ Asana Techniques & Methodology
+ Master Hatha Yoga Classes
+ Yoga History & Foundations
+ Assisting & Hands-On Adjustments
+ Tantra Philosophy
+ Sanskrit
+ Vinyasa Krama & Class Sequencing
+ Iyengar Yoga
+ Pranayama & Meditation
+ Bhakti Yoga & Elements of Puja
+ Karma Yoga & Seva Project
+ Restorative Yoga
+ Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
+ Energetics & Prana Vayus
+ Ayurveda
+ Common Ailments & Yoga for Special Populations
+ Chakra Systems
+ Business of Yoga


Reading List

+ Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi
+ The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V Desikachar
+ Yoga: The Spirit of Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
+ The Bhagavad Gita, translation by Stephen Mitchell
+ The Breathing Book by Donna Farhi
+ Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translation by Sri Swami Satchidananada
+ Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith
+ Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
+ Downward Dogs & Warriors by Zo Newell
+ Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation by Rolf Sovik
+ The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long


Mentor Program

Each training student is paired with a mentor for additional support and encouragement throughout the program. The mentor is a Yoga teacher who has an understanding of the training curriculum and has already begun the journey of teaching. As part of their homework, students connect with their mentor on a monthly basis to observe, attend and assist their classes. The Mentor Program is a unique opportunity that serves to:

+ Support teacher trainees and improve success and participation in the program
+ Encourage trainees to reach their full potential as students and aspiring teachers
+ Help trainees build confidence in their teaching ability and their own unique styles by providing teaching opportunities for teaching, guidance and feedback
+ Develop a sense of belonging and cooperation by connecting students and teachers with each other and the local community
+ Motivate mentors and trainees to grow in their own Yoga practice
+ Offer continuing education and leadership opportunity for current teachers/ professionals