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TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM

Here is an overview of what you’ll learn when you join the Napa Valley Yoga Center Yoga Teacher Training program:

YOGA METHODS, TEACHING STYLES, TECHNIQUES & PRACTICE

  • Learning and understanding the foundations of asana; exploring alternative approaches for a wide range of students
  • Developing the vocabulary and vision needed to provide mindful instruction, correction, and the utilization of hands on adjustments
  • Learning, understanding and applying Yoga methods such as pranayama, meditation, kriyas, bandhas, chanting and other traditional yogic practices
  • Designing and implementing successful and intelligent sequences for a range of yoga styles

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

  • Developing your voice and communication in the role of a teacher
  • Developing and expressing your personal teaching philosophies in a harmonious and effective manner
  • Addressing the needs of individuals in large group settings
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
  • Teaching styles such as Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, senior, pre/post-natal and more
  • Your role as a teacher and the student/teacher relationship
  • Qualities of an effective teacher
  • The student learning process

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

  • The study of the physical, subtle and physiological bodies
  • Discussion and demonstration of modifications and assists to prevent injury due to misalignment or excess strain
  • Discussion of how to assist in the rehabilitation of students returning to yoga after injury or illness
  • Body systems
  • Chakras and nadis
  • Bandhas

YOGA PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE, & ETHICS

  • In-depth study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the 8-Limbed Path
  • Yoga history in the East and West
  • In-depth discussion and living the yamas and niyamas
  • Ayurvedic living – Learning your dosha

PRACTICUM

  • Step into the lead teaching role and teach a short class to your peers and instructors
  • Design and teach intelligent,¬†creative and safe sequences
  • Observe your peers while they teach
  • Provide and accept constructive feedback and suggestion

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

  • Understand the business of yoga from a local and global perspective
  • Learn the legal requirements you are responsible for as well as what yoga studios are responsible for
  • Branding, marketing and social media for yoga teachers
  • Building your student following
  • Yoga Alliance registration
  • Continuing education