YOUR COURSE CURRICULUM

The Spirit of Yoga will help you to feel confident and inspired to teach yoga. You will receive all necessary practical tools and knowledge for intelligent classes, translating the ancient wisdom of yoga into our modern-day lives.

 

We offer you a strong foundation in mindful, breath-guided vinyasa and chakra yoga practice. You will learn different meditation and pranayama techniques to enrich your classes, as well as being introduced to kriya, bandha and mantra practice. You will start to teach from the first week and receive ongoing constructive feedback, as well as practice to cue and adjust in a clear and supportive way.

Our school and training is registered and approved by the Yoga Alliance. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to register yourself as an RYT200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) at the Yoga Alliance. 

Technique of Vinyasa and breath initiated movement

Classical Sun Salutations and modified versions

Chakra Yoga & Yin Yoga

​Asana alignment

Yoga Nidra (Yogi Sleep)

Menstrual and Prenatal Yoga basics

Mindfulness, Classical Yogic and various meditations

Pranayama (breathing techniques)

Kriya (purification techniques), Mantra, Bandha (energy locks) & Mudra (gestures)

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

PHYSICAL ANATOMY
Musculoskeletal anatomy & biomechanics

Body proportions and its importance for asana

Understanding muscular tension and bone compression
 

SUBTLE BODY ANATOMY
Nadis (energy lines)

Chakras (energy centers)
 

PHYSIOLOGY
Breath, digestion, nervous system and hormones

PHILOSOPHY & YOGIC LIFESTYLE

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 

History of Yoga

8 Limbs of Yoga

The Yamas and Niyamas and how to adapt them to a modern life

5 Koshas (our 5 Bodies)

Tantric Principles and Tantric Yoga

The 3 Gunas and Ayurveda

Yogic Lifestyle, Dharma and Yogic Diet

YOGA PRACTICE
THE ART OF TEACHING

Intelligent asana sequencing and class layout

Clear cueing

Postural alignment and adjustment

Find your unique voice as a yoga teacher

Leading Vinyasa & Yin Yoga classes

The principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting

The art of empowerment in teaching and adjusting

How to plan, structure and prepare a class – drawing stick figures and creating themed classes

SELF-DEVELOPMENT & ENERGY MEDICINE

Reiki Level 1

Therapeutic touch

Kinesiology (muscle testing)

Emotional freedom technique (EFT)

Compassionate Communication and Authentic Relating

Innerdance (music-based process into expanded states of consciousness)

Cacao Ceremony & 5 Elements dance (authentic expression through movement)

Sharing circles (the art of holding space, authentic sharing and empathic listening)

Kirtan (singing circle)

Voice Liberation

Community building excursions and events

TEACHING PRACTICUMS

Teaching practice from week one in small and big groups

Receiving constructive and extensive feedback from teachers

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Serenity Residence, 57/2 Moo.8, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

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