Subjects covered will include:

  • Anatomy in asana lessons with master teacher, Todd Jackson.
  • An overview of the most common yoga poses and their variations, modifications, names, benefits, contraindications and cuing.
  • Yoga Teaching Methodology: How to skillfully articulate in your yoga instruction, facilitating group yoga classes and private lessons, clarifying consent and providing hands-on adjustments with students.
  • Vocal development: We will practice and examine vocal technique and range, overcoming fear and barriers to sharing your voice in a group, and cultivating appropriate language, tone, and timbre for your yoga instruction.
  • Discovering presence and allowing yourself to be seen in a group: We will touch on ensemble training methods from postmodern performance lineages that encourage presence and openness in front of an audience and within a group.
  • Self-Inquiry: Personal practices of self-inquiry will include journaling, movement, creative process, facilitated group dialogue, and reading of both ancient and modern yogic texts that support the discovery of personal dharma (unique purpose).
  • Meditation, Mindfulness and Pranayama (breathing) practices from both Yogic and Buddhist traditions.
  • Yoga for Right Brain Integration.
  • Cultural, political and socio-economic context of yoga: Examining issues of diversity and accessibility in yoga, inquiry into the relationship between self-actualization and societal actualization.
  • Ethics of Healing: Stress reactions, coping and addiction, trauma-informed teaching.
  • Styles of yoga will include: Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Restorative, Prenatal, Postnatal, Yoga for Beginners, Gentle and therapeutically-oriented yoga.
  • How to plan meaningful yoga retreats and workshops.
  • Yoga career planning and business of yoga overview.