Our Curriculum blends hands on practice with demonstration, lecture, conversation, partner and small group work and personal assignments, and covers a rich range of subjects for the modern yogi.
- 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: Yin, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Restorative, Prenatal, Postnatal, Yoga for Beginners, Gentle and therapeutically-oriented yoga.
- Yoga career planning and business of yoga overview.