Module A: The History and Philosophy of Yoga
Yoga is evolving for modern times, but the foundation and the fundamentals of this philosophical system has roots that run deep. In this module you will explore the origins of yoga- the Vedas and Upanishads. You will discuss the Kelshas and the Koshas and why yoga brings us into a state of greater health. With the guidance of your teachers you will study classic yogic texts, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad-Gita and apply their messages to modern life. You will benefit from the teachings of different lineages learn tools for integrating their practices for the desired outcome.
William Prottengeier, Kevin Kortan, Jennifer Gray, Tara Cindy Sherman
Module C: Yoga for the Emotional Body
Think back to the most powerful yoga teachers in your life and how they guided you through yoga practices that moved you to a deeper place. In this module you will explore tools for working with emotional health and healing for your students. You will learn to guide them through practices that reduce general anxiety and fear, and deeper emotional disability. You’ll also build your creative problem solving, intuition and listening skills through guided practicum. Yoga techniques and sequencing will focus specifically on Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders and Trauma.
Tara Cindy Sherman, Kevin Kortan, and Jennifer Gray
Module E: The Science of Ayurveda
Originating from the Hindu Vedic tradition nearly 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda states that a balance of three elemental substances, the Doshas, equals health while imbalance equals disease. There are three Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. One Ayurvedic theory states that each human possesses a unique combination of these Doshas which define this person’s temperament and characteristics. Each person has a natural state, or natural combination of these three elements, and should seek balance by modulating their behavior or environment. In this module, you will explore Ayurvedic Science and take an in-depth look at the Doshas, work with diagnostic techniques and Ayurvedic practices for overall health and well-being.
Dr. Asavari Manvikar
Module B: Anatomy and Yoga for the Physical Body
How well do you know the body? When you encounter students with injuries or limitations, how confident do you feel about teaching them safely? In this module, you’ll gain deeper insight into your students’ (and your own) anatomical uniqueness. Build confidence with anatomical variations, understand and learn to work with physical limitations, and develop the skills and confidence that will take your teaching to a new level. Our teachers present a more in depth approach to the bones, muscles, joints and fascia, while also giving therapeutic sequences to deal with physical limitation and ailment.
Kevin Kortan, Atilla Pegan and William Prottengeier
Sequencing is an art as well as a science. Creating a class that will offer the greatest therapeutic value for your student will help them to develop a deep and committed practice for their own well-being. In this module you will learn to assess the energy of the student, their condition and the seasons. You will work with the 5 Prana Vayus and the concepts of Langhana, Brahmana, and Samana to create the most balanced practice. These principles will be carried throughout the subsequent modules and applied in specificity. Special consideration will be given to sequencing for beginners and sequencing for different stages of life.
This series is particularly helpful to those who may be looking to grow and expand their physical approach to Yoga into teaching from a spiritual and mystical place that allows for personal transformation. Participants will explore the many facets of Pranayama and Meditation and they will take an in-depth look at the koshas and the chakras. They will experience techniques in Energetic Movement and Transformative Yoga, and begin to understand the power and use of tantra, mudras, mantra and bijas.