Life On The Mat 250 RYTT WEEKENDS + MODULES

Life On The Mat 250 RYTT WEEKENDS + MODULES

MODULE & WEEKEND AGENDA

WEEKEND ONE: (APRIL 13-15TH)

MODULE 1: Friday Evening 6:00-9:00

 THE BEGINNING OF OUR YOGA JOURNEY

  • Introductions + Administration
  • Definition of Yoga
  • Yoga Styles
  • Essentials to Teaching
  • The Seat of a Teacher
  • Teaching who is in front of you
  • Class Etiquette

MODULE 2: Saturday 10:00-6:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

TEACHING ASANA PART ONE

  • Simple Class Structure
  • Introduction to Ujjayi Pranayama
  • Foundational principles of Asana (Pada Banda + Hasta Bandha)
  • Posture breakdown:  Surya Namaskara Family/Practice teaching (sun salutation A + B)
  • Posture breakdown:  Standing Postures (alignment, postural analysis, alignment cues)
  • Round Robin Instruction

MODULE 3:  Sunday 10:00-6:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

SHAPING OUR PRANIC WHEEL

  • Therapeutic breathing techniques, (Pranayama Methods)
  • Meditation with Mala beads
  • A Look into our Wellbeing, our truth, our resolve. Discussion on the terms: Sadhana (daily practice), Karma (action) and Sankalpa (intention)
  • Subtle energy locks within our bodies and how to use them in meditation and postures.
  • Discussion on the 5 movements of functions of prana/energy

WEEKEND TWO: (MAY 25-27TH)

MODULE 2 CONTINUED: Friday 6:00-9:00

TEACHING ASANA PART TWO

  • Review Sun Salutations
  • Posture breakdown:  Continue Standing postures, Core + Balance postures (alignment, postural analysis, alignment cues)

MODULE 2 CONTINUED: Saturday 10:00-3:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

TEACHING ASANA PART THREE

  • Continue posture breakdown:  Core + Balance postures
  • Posture breakdown:  Reclining + Relaxation postures (alignment, postural analysis, alignment cues)
  • Posture breakdown:  Seated postures + twists (alignment, postural analysis, alignment cues)
  • Practice cueing in groups of 2-4

MODULE 4: Sunday 10:00-6:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

ANATOMY PART ONE - EMBODIMENT

  • Planes of movement
  • The Vertebral column + trunk
  • Anatomy in clay
  • Experiential anatomy

WEEKEND THREE: (JUNE 22-24TH)

MODULE 5: Friday 6:00-9:00

MEDITATION + MINDFULNESS

MODULE 6 + 2 CONTINUED: Saturday 10:00-6:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

THE HISTORY OF YOGA PART ONE @1130am-3:00pm

  • Sutra Study

TEACHING ASANA PART FOUR @3:15pm-6:00pm

  • Posture breakdown:  Backbends (alignment, postural analysis, alignment cues)

MODULE 4 CONTINUED: Sunday 10:00-6:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

ANATOMY PART TWO - APPLICATIONS

  • Applied anatomy in asana
  • The shoulder girdle
  • The pelvic girdle
  • Anatomy in clay

WEEKEND FOUR(JULY 27-29TH)

MODULE 8: Friday 6:00-9:00

THE HISTORY OF YOGA

  • What does Yoga mean?
  • Goals of yoga
  • What is the Hatha Yoga Pradipika?
  • What is the Bhagavad Gita?
  • The Vedic Culture
  • The Upanishadic Age
  • The Age of Reason
  • The Epic Age
  • The Classical Age
  • Southern yoga and the Age of Tantra
  • Vedanta
  • Pre-modern Indian Yoga
  • Modern yoga/the dawn of western yoga

MODULES 6 + 9 CONTINUED: Saturday 10:00-6:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

THE HISTORY OF YOGA PART TWO @1130am-3:00pm

  • Sutra Study

CHAKRAS + OUR SUBTLE BODY PART ONE @3:15pm-6:00pm

  • The chakra system (the energy centers in our body), the history, modern interpretations
  • Our subtle body understood through the lens of the chakras

MODULE 9 CONTINUED: Sunday 10:00-6:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

CHAKRAS + OUR SUBTLE BODY PART TWO

  • Recitation seed sounds
  • Sharing, written exercises and journaling within the context of Pratyahara
  • Create fluid language around the chakra system
  • Specific asanas + sequences to illuminate our chakras
  • Led vinyasa, highlighting chakra sequences

WEEKEND FIVE: (AUGUST 24-26TH)

MODULE 10: Friday 6:00-9:00

THE ART OF SEQUENCING PART ONE

  • Principles of Sequencing
  • The Structure of a Class
  • Using sequencing tools
  • Practice planning mini sequences

MODULE 10 CONTINUED: Saturday 10:00-6:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

THE ART OF SEQUENCING PART TWO

  • How to Sequence Thematically
  • Build sequences based on themes

MODULE 11: Sunday 10:00-6:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

THE ART OF ADJUSTMENTS; A TEACHERS LAB: ADJUSTMENT, ENHANCEMENTS + SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Teacher qualities
  • Tactile adjustments
  • Vocal + Visual Dialogues
  • Pre/Post Natal Special Consideration
  • Senior Practitioners

WEEKEND SIX: (SEPTEMBER 21-23RD)

Written Exam Friday 6:00-9:00

MODULE 2 + 12 Continued:  Saturday 10:00-3:00

*practice yoga @10:00-11:15am

TEACHING ASANA PART FIVE @11:30am-3:00pm

  • Arm balancing + invesrsions; alignment and postural analysis discussion and alignment cues

CLARIFY YOUR TEACHING VISION @3:30pm-6:00pm

  • Basic Framework on Teaching, dedication and reverence
  • Clarify your teaching vision, mission and core values
  • The Path after Yoga Teacher Training, what’s next?
  • Yoga and Social Media      

IT’S A WRAP: Sunday 10:00-6:00

  • Class practice
  • Review written exams
  • ·Q & A
  • Practice teaching, cueing, sequencing, adjusting
  • Round Robin and Partner Practice Teaching for practical exam 

PRACTICAL EXAMS: End of September/Early October

 

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