Curriculum & Requirements
Teaching Yoga Asana
Upon completing your 200-hour training, you will have the tools and confidence to lead a 90-minute power vinyasa-style yoga class.
-the power yoga teaching method for an all-levels class
-alignment principles and the basic alignment for primary yoga asanas, along with modifications
-the pillars of power yoga
-cueing techniques to lead and support all levels of students
-inclusive language and creating a safe space
-sequencing formula for a power vinyasa yoga class and a standard 90-minute sequence – the sequence is a blueprint to build future class plans from
-how to “read” a student’s pose and teach what you see
You will be required to submit five teaching videos (approximately 20-30 minutes in length each) plus a final test teaching video of a 60-minute class. You should have at least one student in each video. You can teach your student virtually or in person.
The Yamas & Niyamas - Yoga's Ethical Principles: On the Mat and Off
-Living Your Yoga: The Yamas and Niyamas
Journaling For Self-Exploration:
-along with required reading, there will be weekly journaling and a reflection paper written for each yogic principle
You will explore:
-what are the Yamas and Niyamas
-how to apply each principle in your daily life
-how to apply each principle in a yoga class
Teaching Beyond the Poses: Finding You As A Teacher
In this course, you will gain the ability to teach philosophy on the mat in a way that is relevant and understandable to all students.
-learn the formula for theming
-learn mental practices that can be applied in class that support each Yama and Niyama
-understand how to connect the dots from practicing yoga philosophy on the mat to taking it off the mat
-write a theme based on the yamas and niyamas
-The Business of Yoga
Theming also requires knowing yourself as a teacher: your style, your mission, what's important to you. In this unit you will spend time exploring and answering these questions. This information will also help you to build your 'brand' as a teacher and develop a professional plan.
-explore what motivates you as a teacher and which philosophical concepts you most connect with
-create a bio and mission statement
-design a social media ad
History and Philosophy of Yoga
-An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga, 18-Hour Online Course & A Brief History of Asana, 8-Hour Online Course
with Dr. Seth Powell, via yogicstudies.com
Both online courses include video tutorials, along with a quiz at the completion of each module.
Module topics include:
1 - What is Yoga?
2 - The Early History of Yoga
3 - Intro to the Yoga Sutras
4 - Intro to the Bhagavad Gita
5 - Tantra and Medieval Yoga
6 - Yoga in the Modern World
-The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
This course includes a complete reading of The Yoga Sutras, along with study guide questions.
Functional Anatomy of Yoga
-Functional Anatomy of Yoga with David Keil, via yoganatomy.com
This 30-hour online course will focus on a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of human anatomy. It will cover basic terminology as well as major anatomical systems, major anatomical systems, sections of the body, and their components. After completing this course, you will have a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of human anatomy pertaining to safe and functional movement. This course includes reading assignments, video tutorials, and written testing.
Practice On the Mat: Personal Practice
Regular, personal practice is one of your most essential tools as a teacher. You are required to complete 50 group class practices. You will have access to the On-Demand library of prerecorded LKPY class. You are required to keep a journal record for each practice and submit a copy upon completion.
Mentorship Support Training
Unlike many "online" courses, this program includes a review and feedback of 6 practice teaching videos. Lyn will personally view each video and email you written detailed feedback. You will also have unlimited email support for any questions that might come up during your studies. Your final project teaching video will be reviewed, and you will receive your certificate after review and feedback. Also included are 6 in-person mentoring sessions. These are optional. While there is no time limit to complete all the requirements of the program, the eligibility for the in-person sessions expire in 12 months.