June 15- July 15
The Maha Yoga Teacher Training is a thorough, effective program designed to deepen your yoga practice and deliver the key skills needed to lead outstanding yoga classes. The best yoga classes integrate fun, movement and alignment within the larger context of yoga’s rich history.
Throughout the course of this training, you are guaranteed to first transform your own yoga practice and up-level your personal health in the 65-hour Yoga Immersion (updated this year to include a full weekend of philosophy with Dr. Douglas Brooks), and then develop practical techniques to share your authentic wisdom with others in meaningful yoga classes.
This course covers
-Thorough, in-depth asana practice of all categories of yoga poses, including standing postures, balancing poses, arm balances, inversions, backbends, twists, seated poses, hip openers and forward bends.
-Learn to adapt and modify these poses for different bodies, and expect to thoroughly deepen and polish your own practice.
-Principles of alignment, anatomy, and kinesiology, and their relevant application to all types of poses.
-How to develop a strong home practice, which is the most potent way to keep your teaching fresh and inspired.
-Skillful sequencing strategies for beginner, open levels, and intermediate/advanced groups. Includes a template for 60, 75 and 90-minute classes.
-Developing meaningful themes, and a structure to weave themes in to your class that gives your students deeper insight and understanding.
-Effective verbal and physical adjustments that give you a clear, confident approach.
-Progressive science of teaching inversions, from addressing raw beginners to advanced practitioners.
-Pranayama and meditation techniques, and how to expertly teach these in public classes.
-Yoga therapeutics, or how to use the science of yoga to heal common aches and pains in the physical body.
-Survey of common yoga injuries, and how to empower yourself and your students to practice in a way that promotes radiant health.
-History and philosophy of yoga and its practical relevance to the modern day yogi.
-Yoga lifestyle, which includes diet discussion, daily practices, and the simple wisdom of ayurveda you can use to thrive and lead by example.
-The business of yoga, including how to market yourself and grow your teaching career post-graduation.
Summer 2020 Dates
Phase 1: Yoga Immersion
Phase 2: The Art of Teaching
June 22- July 15
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm each day (includes 1 hour break for lunch); no class Friday July 3.