TECHNIQUES, METHODOLOGY & ANATOMY MODULE
The three courses in this module are designed to build on and support each other.
Advanced Anatomy for Yoga - 15-Hour Online Course
This is David Keil's anatomy course developed specifically for 300-hour yoga trainings. We'll use that foundation to follow the anatomy through the process of building asanas. We'll deconstruct seemingly complex asanas and look at their parts and pieces through the lens of anatomy. This course will provide you with information and tools to understand why you might be observing a particular pattern in your student's practice. At the completion of this course, you'll have a better understanding of how to help your students build the patterns they need to evolve their postures in a healthy way.
This course includes: video tutorials, reading assignments, online quizzes, study guide questions and exploration exercises
Developing a Teacher's Eye - Observing & Understanding Common Imbalances
This course will include:
Working with Common Imbalances-
-study of causes and muscles involved in common muscular imbalances found in the body that occur from normal day to day activities or due to prior injuries
-learn poses and movements to address specific imbalances
Comparative Anatomy Online Tutorial with Paul Grilley
-learn how anatomical differences can affect yoga poses
-the difference between tension and compression
-exploration of how anatomical proportions affect poses
-learn how to use specific poses and movements to assess a student
-learn a sequence specific for assessing students
This course includes: reading and written assignments, video tutorials; you will be required to lead one student (of your choice) through the assessment sequence included in the course and submit your notes and observances
The Art of Teaching Simple to Complex Poses in a Power Vinyasa Class
-learn how to include more complex poses in a vinyasa style class without breaking the flow and without leaving any student behind no matter level of individual experience
-learn how to sequence for a peak pose without straying from the power vinyasa sequencing formula (the power yoga sequence and formula are included in your training manual)
-the 5 steps in teaching simple to complex
-how to break down a complex pose
-fine tune your cueing to excel at teaching simple to complex (passive v. active voice, you/your v. that/the, excessive jargon and filler words)
-includes class plans/sequences for teaching to a peak pose
This course includes: audio tutorials, reading and written assignments; you will be required to record yourself as you teach a "simple to complex" sequence and submit the audio recording for feedback (audio recording only, video is not required)
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS MODULE
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras ask us to turn inward through meditation and self-study with the intention to guide us towards self-realization and determining how we want to move through life. The Bhagavad Gita asks us to contemplate how we are putting our yoga into action for the greater good - to create a just world.
This module will take you deep into the study of yoga philosophy on an intellectual level. But it will also ask you to reevaluate how you apply specific philosophical principles as you navigate through life and in the world. It will ask, what is your dharma?
The 8 Limbs of Yoga in Action
This unit is designed to compliment and reinforce your online studies with yogicstudies.com. It includes 11 prerecorded guided yoga class practices that will spotlight a specific philosophical concept and a 10-week course of self-study and reflection.
Each prerecorded practice includes an asana practice, mantras, and a guided meditation relevant to the philosophical focus. Through practice, you will learn how to apply yoga philosophy into your class using physical actions to help your students develop a better understanding of what yoga really is - beyond the pose.
You will also receive class plans using the 8 Limbs as a theme. Each plan includes sequencing, scripts for guided meditations and opening intentions when applicable.
As part of this unit, over the course of 10 weeks, you will review the yamas and niyamas, and with the guidance of the Skill In Action book, dig deeper and bring the focus as to how to put them into action on a global level - for the collective good. You will be asked to reevaluate how you apply specific philosophical principles as you navigate through life. It will ask, what is your dharma?
Self-reflection papers are required to help explore your growth in these concepts since you were first introduced to them and to discern if and how you are putting your yoga into action for the greater good of the world.
Guided meditations with a focus on each Yama and Niyama are included to supplement your self-exploration each week. You will learn how to write and lead a guided meditation.
This course includes: required asana and meditation practices, reading and journaling assignments; you will be required to record yourself as you teach a yoga class, that includes asana and guided meditation, using one of the methods learned in this unit and submit the audio recording for feedback (audio recording only, video is not required)
Yogic Studies Online Philosophy Courses
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 22-Hour Online Course - YogicStudies.com with Seth Powell, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
This 22 hour online course will take a deeper dive into the Yoga Sutras.
This course includes: video tutorials, online quizzes, reading assignments, and review questions
The Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita 26-Hour Online Course - YogicStudies.com with Seth Powell, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
A deep dive into the Bhagavad Gita.
This course includes: video lectures, reading assignments, online quizzes
Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers 18-Hour Online Course - YogicStudies.com with Seth Powell, PhD Candidate, Harvard University Upon completion of this course you will walk away with the following:
• A deeper appreciation for Sanskrit’s rich spiritual and literary history
• A foundation in the principles of Sanskrit grammar
• An understanding of Sanskrit transliteration and diacritics
• Confidence in their ability to accurately pronounce Sanskrit terms
• A deeper understanding of the names and meaning of yogic postures (āsana)
• Awareness of the most commonly mispronounced Sanskrit words in the yoga world!
• A strong foundation for continued Sanskrit study
This course includes: video tutorials, reading assignments, completion of worksheets, and online quizzes
Foundations of Yin Yoga
This unit uses Paul Grilley's Yin Yoga: The Foundations of a Quiet Practice online course
you will learn:
-the fundamental science and philosophy behind yin yoga
-the benefits of yin yoga
-the three stages of a yin yoga pose
-teaching yin yoga
-modifications, getting in and out of the pose, recovery poses
This course includes: two prerecorded practices you are required to complete, video tutorials, reading and written assignments, self-study explorations of the key yin poses
50 Group Practice Sessions
A regular, personal practice is one of the most important tools you have as a teacher.
You are required to complete 35 practices with Lyn. At least 10 of these practices should be in realtime, either in person at a studio class or live streaming with Zoom. The on-demand class platform that is included in your registration can be used for the other 25 classes.
The remaining 15 classes can be at a studio of your choice or you own personal home practice.
You will submit a log of of your practices.
If your have schedule conflicts that won't allow you to join Lyn for a live class, please reach out so that alternatives can be discussed.
Teaching Audio/Video Submissions
You will need to have access to at least one "student" who is willing to donate their time for your required class recordings if it is not feasible for you to record an in-person group class.
A total of three recordings are required. Audio or video recordings are acceptable.