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