Techniques, Training and Practice
Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.
Topics in this category could include, but may not be limited to:
Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries
How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting
Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
Qualities of a teacher
The student learning process
Business aspects of teaching yoga
Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to:
the study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts, such as the Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma
Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community
Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva)
Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Anatomy and Physiology
The mission of the LivYoga Teacher Training Certification Program is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the depth and breadth of Hatha Yoga styles and traditions, including Vinyasa flow, Viniyoga, Kripalu, Anusara, Restorative, and more. With the support, education, tools and techniques of several methodologies, teacher trainees will leave this training as empowered teachers and students of yoga who have their own voice—hence meeting their students or their own personal needs on several levels.
This unique training regimen encompasses the exploration, methodology, philosophy and knowledge of different yoga systems. It will be a springboard to educate teachers to think on their feet, offer quality and safe yoga programs, and set a strong foundation on which they can build. We would like trainees to come away from this comprehensive program with a better sense of what it means to be ‘living’ yoga vs simply ‘doing’ yoga.