RYS 200 Core Curriculum of Yoga Alliance
You may have ventured here with the desire to become a yoga teacher, or to deepen your practice of yoga. Your desire will take on a journey to know yourself and others in a deeper way.
In your current practice you may have become familiar with the Eight limbs of yoga, your asana practice, possibly a spiritual practice. Here you will begin by understanding the history and philosophy The science of anatomy/physiology in its application to yoga. You will know the lineage of yoga and contributions made to different styles. Ayurveda sometimes called a sister science I believe to be the mother science to Yoga, where you will gain a basic knowledge of this life science. You will learn to deliver a mediation and the nervous system and brain waves involved in meditation. How to teach your students to become more focused in their practice, and be fully present. There is really so much to learn: invocations, mantras, mudras.
As you move through your journey, your practice deepens and your style may change, just as the caterpillar into the butterfly. As you learn you maybe drawn to various aspects in the training that allow you to develop personally, professionally, spiritually in your own practice and life. It is a great joy for me to provide you with what you need to find your dharma in yoga.
200 Hour Teacher Training
You will be spending the next 7 months, with 8 to 12 others who share a similar but different Dharma. You will identify your path with once a month intensive of 25 hours.
Your training will look like this:
Over the month between meeting your will have assignments, readings along with practice and observations that will all be documented for your hours and reference.
The 200 hour training will begin with the history of yoga.
Developing a Person Practice -
Heart of Yoga - TKV Desikachar
The Science of Yoga - anatomy, physiology, breath, movement
History of Yoga
Philosophy of yoga
Styles of yoga, linage of yoga teachers
Building a class sequence with theme, intention, posture, Mantras, Mudras, chants, affirmations.
Business of Yoga
RYS 300 Core Curriculum - YA
The B gita - the spiritual practice, philosophy