Module 1: WELCOME TO ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING: GETTING TO KNOW YOU AS A PERSON & TEACHER

Daily morning asana & meditation
Introductions and group dynamics
Group assessment
Examination and analysis of student teaching
Commence work on progressive teaching
Focus and study focus: pose improvements demonstration, observation
Lectures and study:

  • Opening and closing class rituals
  • Verbal instruction focus – type of instructions
  • Pose analysis
  • Experiential education
  • Ethics of teaching
  • Assessment of applied anatomy & physiology
  • Understanding & mitigating misalignments
  • Clarification of classical form and when to modify
  • When and why to use props
  • How to better use yoga books & resources

Module 2: APPLIED ANATOMY: THE WONDER OF YOUR BODY

Daily morning asana & meditation
Continued examination of group dynamics
Group assessment
Examination and analysis of student teaching
Continue work on progressive teaching
Focus and study focus: teaching anatomical body region classes, demonstration
Mini-class teaching by students and real-time feedback with Noah & Rocky
Lectures and study:

  • Anatomy of poses
  • Anatomy review and discussion
  • Advanced lessons in muscular function, biomechanics & kinesiology
  • Skills and drills to incorporate into class
  • Verbal instructions
  • Sequencing for an anatomy-focused class
  • Demonstrating anatomical terms and concepts in teaching
  • Ethics of teaching
  • Business of yoga: Marketing tips

Module 3: THE ART OF SEQUENCING: SEQUENCING FOR ALIGNMENT CLASSES & PHILOSOPHY

Daily morning asana & meditation
Continued examination of group dynamics
Group assessment
Examination and analysis of student teaching
Continue work on progressive teaching
Focus and study focus: teaching alignment and peak pose classes
Mini-class teaching by students and real-time feedback with Noah & Rocky
Lectures and study:

  • Sequencing for alignment-focused classes
  • Sequencing for themes and philosophical teachings
  • Yoga Philosophy review and discussion
  • Ethics of teaching

Module 4: VINYASA KRAMA: TEACHING VINYASA

Daily morning asana & meditation
Continued examination of group dynamics
Group assessment
Examination and analysis of student teaching
Continue work on progressive teaching
Focus and study focus: teaching vinyasa
Mini-class teaching by students and real-time feedback with Noah & Rocky
Lectures and study:

  • Transitions & sequencing
  • Keys to teaching an effective vinyasa flow class
  • Asana: comparative analysis
  • Exploration of yoga specialty areas
  • Business of Yoga: The Art of Skillful Business Relationships

Module 5: TRAIN THE TRAINER: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER AND MAXIMIZING YOUR TOOLBOX

Daily morning asana & meditation
Continued examination of group dynamics
Group assessment
Examination and analysis of student teaching
Continue work on progressive teaching
Focus pose class study
Presentations by students and real-time feedback with Noah & Rocky
Lectures and study:

  • “Seat of the teacher”
  • Group facilitation & feedback
  • Hard skills of teaching
  • Soft skills of teaching
  • Group dynamics and stages of group development
  • Training arcs and curriculum development
  • Leadership & studentship
  • Establishing trust and connecting to your audience with “buy in”
  • Communication techniques
  • Conflict resolution
  • Presentation design
  • Educational theory: learning & teaching
  • Ethics of teaching revisited
  • Legal considerations
  • Business of Yoga: Where to Go from Here