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Fountain of Youth Yoga Meditation Wellbeing Center, Morne Rouge Grenada
Your journey and your purpose have brought you to this path of becoming a Yoga teacher. It is certainly freeing to know that we are following our truth in life. This journey requires that we take down the pre-conceived ideas and perceptions in order to practice being present, this is the key to connecting to the discipline and successfully completing your training.
Know that your personal Yoga and Meditation practice, as a teacher is priceless to your teaching. You have to put in the time to explore the theory and the practical aspects of the discipline in order to skillfully instruct your students. It is during your personal practice that you are able to apply the theory of the discipline. With the wisdom gained from your training, personal practice, research and reading, you can then skillfully apply your findings to your teaching.
With the right foundation/training as a Yoga teacher you should have the wisdom and skill to teach Yoga and Meditation to anyone, no matter their age, ability or disability. It is essential as a teacher you know how to help a student understand how best to adjust and practice according to their individual needs. This skill is one of the most valuable to have as a teacher, over the years I have taught thousands of individuals aged 2 to 80+ years old and have gained valuable experience in applying one fundamental truth of the discipline. Yoga is for any and everyone, especially the willing.
What I love most about being a Yoga teacher is that my students and I get to share the peaceful, calm, patient, gentle, kind, caring parts of us with each other. It is the most satisfying and rewarding aspects of my career/service. I could not be more grateful for this discipline and gift. I look forward to sharing and learning the discipline together with you on this journey.
Grenada Fountain of Youth Hatha Vinyasa 200hr Yoga teacher training
Beginners Yoga Philosophy – The eight limbs of Yoga – Sanskrit alphabet and pronunciation.
The Categories of Asana: Practice and learn the key poses in each category of asana/yoga poses and their Sanskrit names: standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, side bends and inversions.
The fundamentals of asana practice: Techniques, alignment, training, practice
Intelligent sequencing of yoga poses
How to give clear and precise verbal instructions - the steps to teaching a pose
How to demonstrate a posture - How to use yoga props
How to give basic hands on adjustments
Relaxation and Meditation Training – Learn Systematic relaxation and the steps to the practice of meditation.
Beginners Pranayama/Breath Training
Beginners Anatomy & Physiology: how it relates to yoga poses/asana
Mantras, Chakras, Gunas, Koshas
Teaching Yoga classes – Feedback from teaching
Teacher assistant – Offering props and simple verbal cues to students while teacher instructs
Introduction to Ayurveda
Your personal practice: You will be required to practice daily on your own and create a diary.
Yoga teachers and ethics
The business of teaching yoga
Complete all training hours, research work, class observation, hours of teaching, meditation journal.
Daily personal practice and meditation
Observe a beginners/intermediate class
Observe an intermediate/advanced class
Assist in classes - Group class practice
Please submit a letter on why you are pursuing this path.
Himalayan Institute Course Manual to be purchased from the studio
All books must be purchased in advance from amazon or other bookstore of choice in the US before starting course.
The following two books do not have kindle options, please purchase in paperback.
Yoga: Mastering the basics paperback – by Sandra Anderson
Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A guide for practitioners and teachers – by David Keil (Author)
The two books below are available in either paperback or kindle versions
The Secret of the Yoga Sutras Samadhi Pada – by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (Author)
The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) – by Simon Brodbeck (Author, Introduction), Juan Mascaro (Translator)
The two books listed below are for further reading you may or may not purchase them
The Dhammapada – by Juan Mascaro (Author)
The Upanishads: A classic of Indian Spirituality – by Ecknath Easwaran
We highly recommend the kindle version of all these books, and again you must have all your books before the course begins.
Training spots are available For 2017 – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.