1.   Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 hours           

Students will be skillfully taught, led and guided in yogic techniques with a substantial emphasis on analytical training in how to teach, as well as develop their own personal practice in asana, pranayama, kriya, chanting, mantra, and meditation.

  • Asanas-trainees will practice and learn the key poses in each category of asana as well as alignment maps through experience and observation.
    • standing poses
    • forward bends
    • backbends
    • twists
    • inversions
  • Pranayama Techniques from various traditions
  • Kriya- sequences of asanas
  • chanting
  • mantra
  • meditation

 

2. Teaching Methodology: 30 hours

A broad overview and analysis of teaching methods from various yogic traditions.

  • Communication skills including group conscious, time management, sacred space, Sacred Art of Listening Together, (SALT),  interpersonal communication, and reflective listening
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting- effective demonstrations to emphasize alignment
  • Teaching styles- active vs. passive language and the effectiveness of each
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • The Student Learning Process-differentiation, identifying your dominant learning modality, and learning to teach based on other’s learning styles
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga 

 

3.  Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours

 The study of the human body in relationship to a yoga practice through anatomy and physiology. Western anatomy (body systems and organs) as well as eastern energy anatomy (nadis and chakras) will be covered including benefits,  contraindications and movement patterns.

 

4.  Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours

The study of yogic philosophies and traditional texts such as the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita including a deep focus on the  8 limbs of Patanjali and how these texts apply to life today. 

The development of a yogic lifestyle and concepts of dharma and karma.

Ethics for yoga teachers in relation to their students and community.

Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service (seva) and being of service to others.

 

5. Practicum: 10 hours

Practicum teaching will be infused throughout the entire training with opportunities to teach learned topics presented  to one another in pairs or small groups daily. Students will have a formal practicum in small groups where they will be the lead instructor. Students will have opportunities to observe others teaching and assist others teaching as well. Receiving and giving feedback in a nurturing environment is part of practicing consciously communicating. 

 
The Yoga Collective Nosara is a collaboration, union, kula of teachers who are dedicated to the practice of yoga and guiding others to explore their own personal practice, learn how to teach yoga and grow as a yoga practioner/educator.
— - Yoga Collective Staff