Overview & Materials
Dates: Classes are every-other weekend, beginning on January 12th through June 15th.
2941 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, Il 60618
Yoga Asana Techniques – 100 hours
After successful completion of the course, you will be able to demonstrate asanas, recite Sanskrit names for postures learned; sequence postures for 60 & 90 minute beginners classes; develop a daily personal sadhana practice; demonstrate pranayama breathing exercises; demonstrate mudra hand positions; describe kriyas used in yoga for cleansing the body; use descriptive language appropriate for the yoga class; utilize appropriate music for yoga class; write a creative visualization script.
Student Practicum -10 hours
Ten (10) hours of documented practice teaching.
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology – 30 hours
At the completion of this course, you should competently: describe the subtle energy system; locate specific organs, muscles and specific bones in the body; describe the anatomy of human movement as it applies to Asana; describe the systems of the body as it applies to asana.
Yoga Philosophy – 30 hours
You will also be able to: describe a brief history of yoga; describe at least four branches of yoga; describe at least four styles of yoga; describe the eight fold-path of Patanjali; describe the general content of Book I and II of Patanjali’s Sutras; describe the three doshas in Ayurveda
Yoga Methodology – 30 hours
You will be introduced to the following methods of teaching yoga: Partner Yoga; Restorative Yoga (yoga with props held for periods of time); Prenatal yoga; Seniors Yoga; Children’s yoga; Power Yoga and Chair Yoga.
Special Assignments: The certification process requires that you to participate in out-of-class projects to enhance the learning experience.
- Yoga Teacher Curriculum (350 page manual)
- (2) Three Yoga School DVDs for Practice
- Set of 95 Yoga Cards
- A&P Coloring Book
- Hatha Yoga Illustrated
- Patanjali’s Sutras