Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome
    • Your Journey Starts Here
    • Nice to Meet You
    • Meet Your Studio!
    • Tell Me About Yourself!
    • About the Training
    • Requirements for Completion
    • Journaling
    • Syllabus
  • 2
    Yoga Philosophy
    • What is Yoga?
    • What is not Yoga?
    • Sacred Texts
    • Yoga and Religion
    • 8 Limbs of Yoga
    • Ashtanga - 8 Limbs of Yoga
    • Yamas
    • Discussing Yamas
    • Yamas & Niyamas
    • Niyamas
    • Discussing Niyamas
    • Purusharthas: The Four Aims of Life
    • Balancing Purusharthas: 4 Aims of Life
    • Discussing Purusharthas
    • 4 Noble Truths
    • Root of Suffering
    • Aspects of True Love
    • Common Terms
    • Bhagavad Gita
    • Bhagavad Gita Questions
    • Bhagavad Gita Discussions
    • Branches of Yoga
    • Branches of Yoga Discussion
    • Styles of Yoga
    • Styles of Yoga Discussion
    • Test Preparation
  • 3
    You: The Yoga Teacher
    • Self Care
    • Self-Care Homework
    • Optional Self Care Assignment
    • Impact on Shaping Yoga
    • Discussion on Shaping Yoga
    • Social Media & Yoga Teachers
    • Social Media Discussion
    • How To Be Authentic On Social Media As Yoga Teacher
    • Holistic Lifestyle
    • Meditation
    • Self-Practice
    • Practice: What Counts For Yoga Teachers?
    • Teaching Yoga: You Must Have A Home Practice
    • How to Develop a Home Yoga Practice
    • 21 Tips To Develop Home Practice
    • Practice Is Important As A Yoga Teacher
    • Home Practice Log
    • Self Practice
    • You: The Yoga Teacher
    • Test Preparation
    • Quiz
  • 4
    Anatomy Part I: Body Systems
    • Body Systems
    • Nervous System
    • Nervous System & Yoga
    • Autonomic Nervous System
    • Skeletal System
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Muscular System
    • Digestive System
    • Respiratory System
    • Urinary System
    • Integumentary System
    • Endocrine System
    • Lymphatic System
    • Test Preparation
    • Quiz
  • 5
    Anatomy Part II: Anatomical Terms
    • Joints
    • Synovial Joints
    • Joints and Mobility
    • Tendons
    • Ligaments
    • Cartilage
    • Anatomical Terms: Locations In The Body
    • Anatomical Terms: Muscle Motions
    • Planes of Motion
    • Applying Planes of Motion to Yoga
    • Discussing Planes of Motion
    • Origin and Insertion Points
    • Muscle Contractions
    • Discussing Muscle Contractions
    • Functions of Muscles
    • Discussing Muscle Function
    • Force & Torque
    • Mechanics of Movement
    • Test Preparation
    • Quiz
  • 6
    Anatomy Part III: Skeletal System
    • Facial & Cranial Bones
    • Introduction to the Spine
    • Typical Cervical Vertebra
    • Thoracic Cage
    • Bones of Arms & Hands
    • Lumbar Vertebrae
    • Pelvic Girdle
    • Male & Female Pelvic Girdles
    • Pelvic Girdle Lesson
    • Bones of Legs & Feet
    • Test Preparation
    • Quiz
  • 7
    Anatomy Part IV: Muscular System
    • Online Study Guides
    • Types of Muscles
    • Fascia
    • Muscle Fibers
    • Abdominal Wall
    • Muscles of the Hip Area
    • Adductor Group
    • External Rotators
    • Practice & Report
    • Quadriceps
    • Hamstring Complex
    • Lower Leg Muscles
    • Practice & Report
    • Neck Muscles
    • Back Muscles
    • Upper Body Muscles
    • Rotator Cuff Muscles
    • Practice & Report
    • Test Preparation
    • Quiz
  • 8
    Understanding The Body
    • Flexibility
    • Balance
    • Practice & Report
    • Strength
    • Strength
    • Can Yoga be Cardio?
    • Stamina
    • Practice & Report
    • Kundalini Energy
    • Chakras
    • The Esoteric Body
  • 9
    The Esoteric Body
    • What are Chakras?
    • Connecting To Your Chakras
    • Healing in Chakras
    • Foundations of Chakras
    • Root Chakra
    • Sacral Chakra
    • Solar Plexus Chakra
    • The Heart Chakra
    • Throat Chakra
    • Third Eye Chakra
    • Crown Chakra
    • Channel Your Chakra Power
    • Balance
    • The Home
    • Chakra Reaction
  • 10
    Chants & Pranayama
    • Why Do We Chant In Yoga?
    • 3 Forms of Chanting
    • What is Om?
    • Simple Meanings
    • Benefits of Om
    • How to Om
    • The Gayatri
    • Chanting
    • Sutras and Pranayama
    • Pranayama Techniques
    • Why is Breath Important in Yoga?
    • Pranayama
    • Nadi Shodhana Video
    • Kumbhaka Video
    • Kapalabhati Video
    • Why We Meditate
    • Exploring Praytahara, Dhyana, Dharana
    • Bandhas
    • Practice & Report
  • 11
    Sanskrit
    • Is Sanskrit Required?
    • Your Sanskrit Experience
    • Basic Sanskrit
    • Study & Discuss
    • Sanskrit Quiz (Just for Fun!)
  • 12
    Learning the Body
    • Every BODY is unique
    • Different Bodies
    • Posture
    • Pelvic Tilt
    • Samasthitiḥ
    • Body Assessment
    • Postural Issues
    • Body Assessment Form
    • Body Assessment Report
  • 13
    Asanas: Establishing a Seat
    • Establishing a Comfortable Seat
    • Sukhasana: Easy Pose
    • Kinesiology of Sukhasana
    • Anatomy of Sukhasana
    • Siddhasana: Adept's Pose
    • Virasana: Hero's Pose
    • Anatomy of Virasana
    • Padmasana: Lotus Pose
    • Anatomy of Padmasana
    • Comfortable Seat
    • Practice & Report
    • Practice & Report
  • 14
    Asanas: Forward Bends & Hip Openers
    • Akarna Dhanurasana: Shooting Bow Pose / Archer Pose
    • Baddha Konasana: Bound Angle Pose
    • Balasana: Child's Pose
    • Dandasana: Staff Pose
    • Paschimottanasana: Seated Forward Bend
    • Supta Padangusthasana A & B: Reclined Big Toe Pose
    • Gomukhasana: Cow Face Pose
    • Marichyasana A: Sage Marichi's Pose
    • Raj Kapotasana VARIATION: Sleeping Pigeon Pose
    • Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana: Revolved Head to Knee Pose
    • Supta Baddha Konasana: Reclined Bound Angle Pose
    • Janu Sirasana: Head to Knee Pose
    • Kurmasana: Tortoise Pose
    • Krounchasana: Heron Pose
    • Malasana: Garland Pose
    • Matsyasana: Fish Pose
    • Supta Virasana: Reclined Hero's Pose
    • Ubhaya Padangusthasana: Both Big Toe's Pose
    • Upavista Konasana: Wide-Angle Forward Fold Pose
    • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana: Half Bound Lotus Intense Stretch Pose
    • Hanumanasana: Divine Monkey Pose
    • Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana: Mermaid Pose
    • Eka Pada Sirasana: One Leg Behind Head Pose
    • Mandukasana: Frog pose
    • Agnistambhasana: Two Footed King Pigeon Pose or Fire Log Pose
    • Utkata Konasana: Goddess Pose
    • Practice & Report
  • 15
    Asanas: Backbends
    • Bhekasana: Frog Pose
    • Anahatasana: Extended Puppy or Heart Chakra Pose
    • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana: Bridge Pose
    • Urdhva Dhanurasana: Upward Facing Bow Pose, Wheel Pose
    • Natarajasana: King Dancer Pose
    • Bhujangasana: Cobra Pose
    • Urdhva Mukha Svanasana: Upward Facing Dog Pose
    • Salabhasana: Locust Pose
    • Dhanurasana: Bow Pose
    • Eka Pada Raj Kapotasana: One-Leg King Pigeon Pose
    • Kapotasana: Pigeon Pose
    • Laghu Vajrasana: Little Thunderbolt Pose
    • Ustrasana: Camel Pose
    • Ustrasana: Camel Pose
    • Vrksasana: Tree Pose
    • Practice & Report
  • 16
    Asanas: Standing Poses
    • Anjaneyasana: Low Lunge Pose
    • Ardha Chandrasana: Half Moon Pose
    • Ardha Uttanasana: Half Standing Forward Fold
    • Ashta Chandrasana: Eight Point Crescent Moon or High Lunge Pose
    • Garudasana: Eagle Pose
    • Pada Hastasana: Hand to Foot Pose
    • Padangusthasana: Big Toe Pose
    • Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana: Revolved Half Moon Pose
    • Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana: Revolved Hand to Big Toe Pose
    • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana: Revolved Extended Side Angle Pose
    • Parivrtta Trikonasana: Revolved Triangle Pose
    • Parsvottanasana: Intense Side Stretch Pose
    • Prasarita Padottanasana: Wide Leg Forward Fold
    • Tadasana: Mountain Pose
    • Utkatasana: Chair Pose
    • Uttanasana: Standing Forward Bend
    • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana: Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
    • Utthita Parsvakonasana: Extended Side Angle Pose
    • Utthita Trikonasana: Extended Triangle Pose
    • Virabhadrasana I: Warrior I Pose
    • **Note About Virabhadrasana I/Warrior I Pose**
    • Virabhadrasana II: Warrior II Pose
    • Virabhadrasana III: Warrior III Pose
    • Viparita Virabhadrasana: Reverse Warrior
    • Practice & Report
  • 17
    Asanas: Arm Support
    • Marjariasana: Cat Pose
    • Bitalasana: Cow Pose
    • Adho Mukha Svanasana: Downward Facing Dog
    • Chaturanga Dandasana: Four Limbed Staff Pose
    • Phalakasana: Plank Pose
    • Vasithasana: Side Plank Pose
    • Shishulasana: Dolphin Pose
    • Bakasana: Crow Pose
    • Bhujapidasana: Shoulder Squeezing Pose
    • Tittibhasana: Firefly Pose
    • Camatkarasana: Wild Thing Pose
    • Parsva Bakasana: Side Crane Pose
    • Adho Mukha Vrksasana: Handstand Pose
    • Pincha Mayurasana: Feathered Peacock Pose or Forearm Stand
    • Astavakrasana: Eight Angle Pose
    • Practice & Report
  • 18
    Asanas: Core
    • Jathara Parivartanasana: Revolving Twist Pose
    • Lolasana: Dangling Earring or Pendant Pose
    • Navasana: Boat Pose
    • Tolasana: Scales Pose
    • Uttana Padasana: Extended Leg Pose or Flying Fish Pose
    • Dvicakravahanasana: Yogic Bicycles
    • Practice & Report
  • 19
    Asanas: Seated Twists
    • Ardha Matsyendrasana: Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
    • Bharadvajrasana Pose A: Sage Bharadvaj's Pose A
    • Bharadvajasana B: Sage Bharadvaj's Pose B
    • Marichyasana: Sage Marichi's Pose
    • Practice & Report
  • 20
    Asanas: Inversions
    • Vipariti Karani: Legs Up The Wall Pose
    • Vipariti Karani: Legs Up The Wall Pose
    • Halasana: Plow Pose
    • Salamba Sarvangasana: Shoulderstand
    • Karnipidasana: Ear Squeezing Pose
    • Salamba Sirasana I: Supported Headstand
    • Salamba Sirasana II: Supported Headstand II or Tripod Headstand
  • 21
    Asanas: Svasana
    • Savasana: Corpse Pose
  • 22
    Sequencing
    • Kinesiology of Flow Yoga
    • Kinetic Chain
    • Planning A Class
    • Theme
    • Class Format
    • Six Directions of The Spine
    • Toolbox Categories
    • Toolbox Categories
    • Categories & Poses
    • Sequencing Basics
    • Neutrality & Blueprint Poses
    • Neutrality and Blueprint Poses
    • Sequencing in Action
    • Checklist
    • Pyramid Class Plan
    • Pyramid Template
    • Why
    • AsanaPurposePotentialEvaluationandAssists
    • **Assignment**
  • 23
    Introduction to Ayurveda
    • What Is Ayurveda?
    • The Doshas
    • About 3 Doshas
    • Doshas & Elements
    • Functions of Doshas
    • What's Your Dosha?
    • History of Ayurveda
    • More On Doshas
    • Ayurvedic Diet
    • Balancing Vata Dosha
    • Yoga for Vatas
    • Yoga for Pittas
    • Yoga for Kaphas
  • 24
    Preventing Injuries
    • AAOS Article
    • Treating Injury
    • Shoulder Pain & Shoulder Injury
    • Poses that Trigger Injuries
    • Staying Safe
    • Staying Safe
  • 25
    Chair & Restorative Yoga
    • Chair Yoga
    • Chair Poses
    • Chair Clients
    • Chair Sequence
    • Other Chair Ideas
    • Restorative Yoga
    • Why We Practice Restorative Yoga
    • Who is Restorative Yoga for?
    • Benefits of Restorative Yoga
    • Restorative Props
    • Restorative Yoga Poses
    • Restorative Yoga Sequence #1
    • Restorative Yoga Sequence #2
    • Teaching a Restorative Yoga Class
  • 26
    Teaching Methodology
    • Take Care of The Teacher
    • Qualities to Embody
    • Vocabulary
    • Qualities
    • Watch. Listen. Inspire.
    • Boundaries
    • Establishing Healthy Boundaries
    • Boundaries
    • Religion in Classes
    • Stay True to Class Description....
    • .... But Teach To The Room!
    • Thoughts
    • Setting the Environment
    • Room Orientation
    • Environment & Room Orientation
    • Find Your Authentic Voice
    • Cues & Communication
    • Your Voice
  • 27
    Adjustments
    • To Adjust or Not
    • Types of Adjustments
    • Adjustment Perspectives
    • Permission to Touch
    • Savasana Adjustments
    • Adjustments
  • 28
    Yoga As A Business
    • Yoga For A Living
    • Classes
    • Employee or Independent Contractor
    • Sample Invoice
    • Sample Flyers
    • Creating Classes: Communities Within Communities
    • Creating Classes: Senior Centers
    • Creating Classes: Kids
    • Creating Classes: Recovery / Rehabilitation Centers
    • Creating Classes: Medical Connections
    • Workshops
    • Retreats
    • Private clients
    • No
    • Pulling It All Together
    • Business of Yoga
  • 29
    Final Project
    • Checklist
    • Final Project
    • Final Project
  • 30
    Resources
    • Resource List