Module 1 Syllabus

  • Topic 1 - Demonstrated Practice 

  • Topic 2 - Yoga Philosophy 

  • Topic 3 - Sanskrit 

  • Topic 4 - Asana Practice 

  • Topic 5 - Teaching Protocols

  • Topic 6 - Yoga Anatomy

  • Topic 7 - Pranayama

  • Topic 8 - Yoga Biz

  • Module 1 Homework                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Training Module 1/Topic 1 Demonstrated Practice

 Demonstrated Practice List

(1.5 contact hours) (1 homework hour)                

 

Outline:

  1. Students will practice a timed demonstrated practice from the Demonstrated Practice List . Instructors will be critiquing and grading student’s practice.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Get familiar with the asana from the Demonstrated Practice. This will be the same demonstrated asana list throughout this course. 

  2. Improve your knowledge of these asanas. The better students understand the asana, the better their demonstrations to their future students will be.

 

M1T1 Demonstrated Practice Homework:

Study the Demonstrated Practice List. Make sure you are better prepared for the next time you are graded.

 

Training Module 11.1/Topic 2 Yoga Philosophy

Module1 Syllabus & Light on Yoga

(2 contact hour) (0 homework hours)

 

Outline:

  1. Sanskrit Terminology

    1. Students will group up into pairs.

      1. 1 senior student with 1 junior student.

      2. Using the Sanskrit terminology located on pg. M1-10, each group will create a 5 paragraph story using 50 of the Sanskrit words from the list.

        1. Example sentence: Once upon a time, a sadhaka (aspirant), saw a panca (5), pada (foot) bhujan (snake), slithering around the ground. 

      3. We will read the stories out loud at the end of the exercise.

  2. Philosophy

    1. From Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

      1. Read and Discuss - What is Yoga and The Stages of Yoga

      2. In a group, answer worksheet from this topic located on pg. M1-11.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand

    1. Sanskrit Terminology

    2. The meaning of yoga

    3. The stages of yoga

 

M1T2 Yoga Philosophy Homework:

  1. If incomplete, finish your worksheet on the stages of yoga.

 
 
 
 

Training Module 1/Topic 6 Yoga Anatomy

The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long

(2 contact hour) (0 homework hours)

 

Outline:

  1. Fundamentals

    1. Locations of Structures on the Body​

    2. Locations on the Body

    3. Skeleton

    4. Shapes of Bones

    5. Gravity and the Skeleton

    6. Fundamental Bones

    7. Shoulder and Hip

    8. The Axial and Appendicular Skeleton

    9. The Shoulder Girdle

    10. The Pelvic Girdle

    11. Connecting the Axial and Appendicular Skeleton

    12. The Vertebral Column

    13. Spinal Curves

    14. Scoliosis

    15. Yoga as Therapy

    16. Joints

    17. Articular Structure

    18. Joint Reaction Forces

    19. Joint Reaction Forces Applied (Stop Here for Module 1 Content)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand

    1. Sanskrit Terminology

    2. The meaning of yoga

    3. The stages of yoga

 

M1T6 Yoga Anatomy Homework:

  1. If incomplete, finish your worksheet on the stages of yoga.