SYLLABUS

• Posture labs and practice of asana from Tadasana into Savasana (Level 1, 2, 3)

• Anatomy of the human muscular-skeletal system 

• Examination of barriers that prevent students from experiencing more love & authenticity in their lives

• Developing a personal practice

• Subtle Body

• Restoratives

• Meditation/Mantra

• Pranayama 

• Ayurveda

• Philosophy (Yoga Sutras, Tattvas, Bhagavad Gita)

• Universal Principles of Alignment 

• Hands-on Adjustments

• Therapeutic Approaches

• Teaching Methodology

• Sequencing

• Pre/Post Natal

• Kids Yoga

 

Structural Breakdown

170 Contact Hours

30 Non-Contact Hours of Homework, Reading, Sadhana 

 

TYPES OF ASANAS 

Neutral Rotation Standing Poses 

External Rotation Standing Poses 

Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations) 

Standing Twists 

Hip Opening

Balancing Postures

Binding

Abdominals 

Arm Balances 

Inversions 

Backbends 

Seated Forward Folds

Restorative

 

PHYSIOLOGY and ANATOMY 

Platforms of Body

Focal Points of Body

Ankle

Foot

Knee

Hips

Shoulders

Spine

 

 

INJURIES 

Anatomy of Injuries

Stages of Injury

Treatment Protocol

Prevention

 

ANATOMY OF THE SUBTLE BODY 

The Seven Chakras 

The Three Gunas 

The Five Elements 

The Five Koshas (Sheaths) 

The Relaxation Response 

The Nervous System 

The States of Consciousness

 

 

PRANAYAMA 

The Five Pranvayus 

Anatomy of Respiration 

The Bandhas 

The Nadis 

Practices - Vilma I/II, Nadi Shodhana, Kapal Bhati

 

TEACHING METHODOLOGIES

Hands on Adjustments

Performing Demonstrations

Body Language

The Art of Language

Voice

 

SEQUENCING

Vinyasa – What is It? 

Hatha— What is it?

General Principles of Sequencing a Class 

Considerations When Creating a Sequence 

How to sequence Vinyasa, Hatha, Pre/Post Natal, Kids Yoga, Restorative Yoga

BEGINNERS 

PRENATAL YOGA

KIDS YOGA 

AYURVEDA 

 

PHILOSOPHY 

History of Yoga

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

The Bhagavad Gita 

The Tattvas 

 

ATTENDENCE

Students are required to attend all hours. If a student is absent, they must make up the hours and any assignments at an extra charge. Suzanne must be notified in advance to the student being absent and the content must be made up before the end of the course. More than 2 full days of absence, students will be assessed on a case by case situation in regards to course completion. Students must be present during practices and lectures, even if they cannot physically practice.

EVALUATION & GRADING CRITERIA

Students will have ongoing assessments throughout the course with practicing teaching and feedback, group exercises and quizzes. Students are graded on their participation. Students will have a final group practicum and be required to teach a portion of a 90 minute class. Students will be given feedback and graded on their participation. Students will be given an open book final exam after the course finishes and must pass with a 70% or higher to receive accreditation to register with Yoga Alliance. 

HOMEWORK

Students will have homework on a regular basis, three times weekly, throughout the course and will be graded on participation. 

ACCREDIATION

This course is registered and accredited by both Yoga Alliance (North America) and Yoga Professionals (UK) which uphold the highest standards of training recognition.