Yoga School Training Course Syllabus

Through the Alchemy of Yoga expressed in Yoga Sutra 2.1, we see and feel the interconnectedness of all people, creatures, nature, and energies. This natural alchemy serves as a guide as you embark upon the path of self-study. This syllabus outlines the program dedicated lovingly to your self-development and greatest Happiness!

I. FOUNDATION: Introduction
Initiation into Truth, The Four Agreements, How to Live an Inspired Life, Alchemy as a Map of Transformation, How and Why Alchemy of Yoga Works

II. EARTH: Manifestation – Rooting into Self
Freedom from Fear/Shadow Work, Ethical Guidelines, Greatness & Living Honorably, The Hero/Heroine’s Path, Power of Manifestation, Living Your Yoga

III. WATER: Tapping into Your Potential
Body Love, Spiritual Happiness, Svadhaya of Possibility, Intention & Dharma, Vision Boards & Dream Journaling, The Five Koshas

IV. FIRE: Discovering Your Optimal Performance
Recapitulation, Intrinsic & Extrinsic Movement, Bandhas, Somatics, The Neuroscience of Yoga, Developing a Personal Practice, Sun Salutations, Dancing Warriors, Moon Salutations, Mandala Namaskars, General Principles of Poses (Purpose, Stages & Benefits), How to Teach a Pose Safely to All Levels of Students, Stress Response + Relaxation 101, Restorative Poses, Yoga Therapeutics, Anatomy – Muscles + Bones

V. AIR: Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
Yoga History + Lineages, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Yamas & Niyamas, Alchemy of Balance + Happiness, Breathing (Pranayama), Meditation (Dhyana), Ayurveda, Dinacharya, Doshas + Guidelines for Balancing the Doshas, Nourishing the Physical Body + Ayurvedic Diet, Food Plans to Balance the Doshas

VI. ETHER: Transformation into Living and Teaching Yoga
The Psychologically Healthy Teacher, Teaching as Art, Skill, & Service, Staying Inspired as a Teacher, Teacher Mission Statement, Teaching to the Heart of the Student, Creating a Safe & Sacred Space, Assessment of Class Energy, Mood, Style, The Essence of Great Teaching, Teacher & Student Relationship, Honoring the Sacred Seat of the Teacher, Ethical Relationships & Boundaries, Alchemy of Communication, Learning Sanskrit, Languaging, Class Theme Preparation, How to Theme in a Psychologically Healthy Way, How to Guide Students to Their Own Experience, The Art of Sequencing Vinyasa Flow, Wave Theory & Choreography, Energetic Anatomy, The Psychology of Yoga + The Chakra System ,The Business of Yoga & Sustainability

Alchemy of Yoga Syllabus Overview
Alchemical Experience Levels of Transformation Spiritual Focus Direction Chakra Element
Foundational Alchemy Rooting into Yourself and Manifestation Foundation East Chakra 1 Earth
Emotional Alchemy Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility Creation West Chakra 2 Water
Physical Alchemy Tapas, Discovering Your Optimal Performance Ignition South Chakra 3 Fire
Mental Alchemy Svadhaya, Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness Edification North Chakra 4 Air
Spiritual Alchemy Ishvara Pranidhana, Transformation into the Infinite Liberation Omnidirectional Chakras 5, 6, 7 Ether

 

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