This class will prepare students to read and understand Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Each Friday, students will lead a discussion reflecting on the week's readings. Before class, students should write down one question on a notecard directly related to the day's reading and give this to the teacher at the start of class
Origin of Yoga
Different Paths of Yoga
Obstacles in Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga (8 Limbs)
• Annamaya Kosha
• Pranamaya Kosha
• Manomaya Kosha
• Jnanamaya Kosha
• Anandamaya Kosha
Joints and Range of Motion
Physiology of Asana
• Back Bend
• Forward Bend
Physiology of Pranayama
Stress and Homeostasis
Physiology of Meditation
Lesson Planning, Practical and Written Assessment
Mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. The reverberating sound harmonious the body and mind.
Adho mukha vrkshasana
Ardh matsyendra asana
Parivritti janu sirshasana
Back Bend Postures
Forward Bend Postures
Ardh padam Paschimotanasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Bak Dhayan Asana
Yog Nidra Practices
Minimum Contact Hours: 15 hours
Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 10 hours
Topics in this category could include, but may not be limited to:
The Teaching Methodology category covers a broad overview and analysis of teaching methods, rather than how to practice or teach specific techniques. See the example topics below to help clarify the differences between the Techniques, Training and Practice category and the Teaching Methodology category:
Example Techniques, Training and Practice Topics Example Teaching Methodology Topics
The Five Categories of Asana: The trainee will practice and learn the key poses in each category of asana (standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions) and will begin to develop a relationship to both the form and the function of these different categories.
Maps of Alignment: Trainees will achieve comprehension of the alignment maps for each of the five categories of asanas through observation and experience of how the poses in each category share a common foundation, and how to build upon this foundation.
Principles of Demonstrating Asanas: Discuss how effective demonstrations in class can help emphasize an alignment or other focus for the specific pose or sequence of poses.
Learning Modalities: identifying your dominant style, and learning how to teach based on others’ learning styles
Use of Language and Voice: Lecture and discussion on active vs. passive language and the effective use of each; positive and conscious communication, and habitual speech and communication patterns
» Teaching starts from early in the morning.
» Respectful behavior is mandatory at all times on and off the premises.
» Respect the rules and regulations Arogya Yoga School.
» Course fees are non-refundable.
» Before departure from Arogya Yoga School, students must return all books from the library.
» Non veg. food, smoking and drinking alcohol are not allowed on the Arogya Yoga School premises.
» Silence should be maintained between 10 PM until the morning.
» Regular home work should be completed.
» All classes are mandatory to attend unless you are ill.
» As a part of the evaluation procedure there will be an assessment for certification.
» Arogya Yoga School reserves the right to disqualify any students at anytime during the course for misconduct.
» Eating and drinking (anything other than water) is NOT ALLOWED in the yoga halls.
» Use of electronic gadgets (i.e., mobile phones, laptops, tablets) during lectures is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
» During asana practice leave all jewelry, books, extra clothing, book bags and purses in your room. Only yoga mat and water bottles permitted in yoga hall.
» Management expects all students to clear your practice space immediately following your practices.