Course curriculum

  • 1

    Day One

    • Morning moon practice

    • Afternoon lecture part one- pranayama and vinyasa krama

    • Afternoon lecture part two- pranayama

    • Manual

    • Sandskrit handout

    • Yamasniyamas

    • 8 Limbs Yamas and Niyamas intro 3.0

    • Moon asanas

    • Day One: Additional resources

  • 2

    Day Two

    • Morning practice to uplift

    • morning yogic philosophy including the kleshas

    • Afternoon Samkhya philosophy

    • Afternoon part 2- sandskrit and yoga history

    • Basic Breathing

    • Pranayama teaching foundations

    • Pranayama foundations questions

    • Lesson bundle- history foundations

    • Mala beads

    • 200 key sandskrit yoga terms

    • Om mani padme

    • Exam questions

    • Day Two: Additional resources

  • 3

    Day Three

    • Morning practice- Kundalini meditation and Kriyas

    • The chakras

    • Afternoon- sandskrit terms

    • Afternoon part 2- ethics of teaching and asana catagories

    • Equanimity

    • Finding Uddiyana Bandha and building prana

    • Asana Chart

    • Koshas

    • Day Three: Additional resources

  • 4

    Day Four

    • Yoga flow class for strength

    • Meditations and forward bends teaching methodology

    • Yoga for depression or SAD syndrome

    • Afternoon lecture

    • Forward bends

    • Quiz forward bends

    • Day Four: Additional resources

  • 5

    Day Five

    • Lateral morning practice to uplift and remove fear

    • Morning lecture- asanas and how they apply to the sutras

    • Afternoon- the foundations of asanas, mudras and bandhas

    • Afternoon part 2- asanas, how to prepare a class, sequencing and sementing

    • Laterals

    • Lesson bundle- asana foundations and catagories

    • Questions on laterals

  • 6

    Day Six

    • Morning Practice- yin yoga, chandra bhedana, vyana vayu meditation

    • The gunas, the elements, the 3 touchstones of practice

    • Afternoon lecture 1- the doshas and how to apply your practice to your teachings

    • Teaching skills and safety

    • Moonology- Full moon in Leo

    • Lesson bundle- student safety

    • Teaching skills

    • Day Six: Additional Resources

  • 7

    Day Seven

    • Morning practice- inversions, udana vayu and meditation with matra

    • The vayus and mantras

    • Afternoon lecture 1- mantras, gayatri mantra call and response

    • Afternoon lecture 2- yoga nidra

    • Gayatri mantra

    • Gayatri mantra quiz

    • Mantra practice guidelines

    • Mantras chanting practice

    • Yoga of sound intro

    • Gayatri mantra

    • Gayatri mantra quiz

    • Mantra practice guidelines

    • Mantras chanting intro

    • Yoga of sound intro

    • Jalandhara badha

    • Uddiyana Bandha

    • Mula Bandha

    • Questions on bandhas

  • 8

    Day Eight

    • Morning practice- twists, working with samana and meditation for self healing

    • Meditation, the four parts of the mind and the seven stages of hatha yoga

    • Afternoon lecture 1- The nervous system and class sequencing

    • Afternoon 2- counter posing and preparing

  • 9

    Day Nine

    • Yoga class for beginners with an emphasis on extensions

    • Lecture on extensions and teaching beginners

    • Lecture on dharma and tantric meditation to release fear

    • Tejas, prana and ojas

    • Twists

    • Questions on twists

    • Sequencing primer

    • Wheel focal points

    • Shalabasana focal points

  • 10

    Day Ten

    • Morning practice- To release fear, working with manipura chakra, vyana vayu- wall work

    • Morning lecture- bandhas

    • Afternoon lecture- karma and the kleshas

    • Afternoon lecture- balance in life- Ida and Pingala

    • Beginners clarity

  • 11

    Day Eleven

    • Yoga practice to balance kapha

    • Morning lecture- teaching tips

    • Afternoon lecture- tantra

    • Inspiration to teach

    • Beginners what students want

    • Day Eleven: Additional resources

  • 12

    Day Twelve

    • Yoga flow class for motivation and insipration

    • Morning lecture- teaching alignment

    • Afternoon lecture 1- Bhagavad Gita

    • Afternoon lecture 2- the vagus nerve

    • Anusara

    • Day Twelve: Additional resources

  • 13

    Day Thirteen

    • Yoga practice working with the goddess Bhuvaneshwari

    • Morning lecture- meditation and the brain

    • Afternoon lecture 1- teaching methodology, alignment and transitioning

    • Afternoon lecture 2- Moonology

    • Defining teaching alignment

    • Energy subtle body connections

    • Vagus nerve

    • Bhagavad Gita intro

    • Day Thirteen: Additional

  • 14

    Day Fourteen

    • Morning practice 1

    • Morning lecture- Antar mouna

    • Afternoon lecture 1 and 2

    • Afternoon lecture 3

    • Day Fourteen: Additional resources

  • 15

    Day Fifteen

    • Morning practice- Jalandhara bandha

    • Chronic pain and one to ones- meditation to increase Shakti

    • Tying up loose ends- legal stuff, mental health, pregnancy, moon tantric meditation

    • Science of Yoga

    • Morning lecture, History of yoga

    • Mindful asana transitions

    • Vipassana meditation

    • Segmenting your class

  • 16

    Day Sixteen

    • Morning practice- kundalini hip opening

    • Morning lecture 2- tips for new teacher

    • Talk on alignment- yin yoga

    • Afternoon lecture- segmenting, surya namaskar

    • Svasana

    • The Psoas

    • Surya namaskar cautions alignment

    • Surya Namaskar overview history

    • Surya Namaskar asana sequences

  • 17

    Day Seventeen

    • Yoga pregnancy

    • Balancing the doshas, a moon/vata balancing practice

    • 5 mistakes yoga teachers make teaching online

    • Business planning for vital yoga teachers

    • Virtual teacher guide

    • 5 Cool ways to use yoga props

    • Breath observation

    • Meditation challenges issues

    • Meditation mindfulness intro

    • Metta meditation loving kindness

    • How to start a yoga YouTube channel

    • Day Seventeen: Additional resources

  • 18

    Day Eighteen

    • Morning practice- restorative yoga and the psoas

    • Morning lecture- restorative

    • Afternoon lecture- structural yoga therapy

    • Afternoon lecture- soul retreival

    • Exam Questions 2

    • Postural issues conditions

    • Chronic pain

    • Lesson bundle restorative yoga