200-HR YTT PROGRAM GUIDE

There is an inner spring of infinite joy that is available to everyone at all times, regardless of circumstances.  The more deeply one drinks of this spring, the more securely one becomes in one’s own abundant happiness

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW  (Daily Schedule below)

Our curriculum is based on the Educational Standards of the Yoga Alliance. We provide a comprehensive framework of 5 specialized categories to ensure extensive training for our yoga teachers, enabling them to teach safely, confidently, and competently.
1) TECHNIQUES
  • Asana postures with hands-on assists for deepening awareness
  • Asana flow sequences
  • Pranayamas
  • Energetic effects of mantras
  • Modifications for varying levels
  • Integrating 3 bandhas into practice
  • Sanskrit meaning & pronunciation
  • Incorporating chanting, kriyas, and meditationinto teaching
  • Yoga teacher training manual
  • Hawaiian spirit chants and the meaning of Aloha
2) PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE & ETHICS
  • Teaching as a yoga practice
  • The 8 limbs of yoga
  • Introduction to Patanjali’s yoga sutras
  • Yoga chants
  • Yoga off the mat
  • Yoga Alliance registry
  • Insurance and liabilities
  • Organic, natural, life style
  • Living Maui Aloha Yoga all day
  • Living healthy and joyful
3) ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, KINESIOLOGY
  • Benefits & contraindications for all techniques
  • Effects of structural alignment on overall health
  • Muscle and fascial physiology
  • Avoiding common injuries in yogic practices
  • Using props and variations to individualize practices
  • Body-Mind-Prana relationship
  • Teaching and giving safe instructions
4) TEACHING METHODOLOGY
  • Cueing Sun Salutations A & B
  • Clarity in teaching language
  • Incorporating hands-on assists & modifications
  • Nurturing creativity in the learning process
  • Cultivating personal style in content & delivery
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga
5) PRACTICUM
  • Practice teaching in small groups
  • Teaching your own class to fellow trainees and guests
  • Teaching Maui Aloha Yoga

DAILY SCHEDULE

WEEK 1 & 2  MONDAY-FRIDAY 7.00 – 8.00  Beach Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting 8.30 – 10.00  Morning Practice 10.00 – 10.30  Break 10.30 – 12.30  Anatomy, Techniques, Philosophy 1.00 – 3.00 Techniques and Methodology 3.15 – 4.15  Philosophy (Alternating Days) SATURDAY 8.30 – 10.00 Morning Practice 10.00- 11.30 Techniques, Training and Practice 11:30 – 12.00  Break 12.00 – 1.30 Philosophy SUNDAY Day Off
WEEK 3 MONDAY-FRIDAY 7.00 – 8.00  Beach Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting 8.30 – 10.00  Morning Practice 10.00 – 10.30  Break 10.30 – 12.30  Anatomy, Techniques, Philosophy 1.00 – 3.00 Practicum  3.15 – 4.15  Philosophy (Alternating Days) SATURDAY  8:00am – 10:30am Anatomy Test & Review 11.00am Graduation
*Please note this is tentative schedule – there may be variations and  changes.  All classes and lectures will be held in the studio or TBA outside location