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Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Outline and Schedule

Saturday Teacher Training Session

  • 8:30-10:00 Yoga Practice
  • 10-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-12:30 Yoga History/Philosophy
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30-2:00 Yoga Nidra Practice (guided relaxation)
  • 2:00-3:30 Asana Focus (detailed study of poses)
  • 3:30-3:45 Break
  • 3:45-5:30 Methodology (didatic and experiential)
  • 5:30-6:30 Wrap up and closing

Sunday Teacher Training Session

  • 9:30-11:00 Yoga Practice
  • 11:00- 1:00 Methodology
  • 1:00-2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00-2:30 Yoga Nidra
  • 2:30-4:00 Asana Focus
  • 4:00-4:15 Break
  • 4:15-5:30 Yoga History/Philosophy
  • 5:30-6:00 Homework assignments and closing

Please note the start and end times on Saturday and Sunday. These never vary. The time given to each topic does vary, depending on what is being studied each weekend. This schedule is for the non-residential program offered through One Yoga Center and not for residential programs or other Integrative Yoga Therapy programs. Please note that students in non-residential Yoga Teacher Training will also need to participate in weekly Yoga classes outside of this schedule. there will also be reading, written home work and an internship to complete before certification.

Included in the History and Philosophy section are the following:

  • The History and evolution of Yoga as it moved from India to the West
  • The 5 koshas (levels of our being)
  • The 8 fold path including the Yamas and Niyamas (the 10 disciplines of Yoga)
  • Dual and non-dualistic philosophies of Yoga
  • Visit with a traditional Swami
  • The 5 Kleshas (the obstacles to personal growth)
  • The Chakras (energy centers)
  • Business practices and ethics

In Asana Focus we will study:

  • The details of alignment for yoga postures
  • The difference between the form and the function of the poses
  • How to adapt/modify postures for particular needs
  • Sequencing
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • The benefits of the poses
  • Contraindications
  • English and Sanskrit names
  • Somatics
  • Chair Yoga

Some of the topics covered in Methodology are:

  • Pranayama (Breathing Practices)
  • Meditation
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Mudra (hand gestures for directing energy)
  • Class Construction -content and organization (complete exploration of each element of a class including; opening, warm-ups, posture sequence, guided relaxation and closing)
  • Teaching Techniques-finding your authentic style
  • Use of Themes and Education to create meaningful classes
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Practice Teaching (we will practice with each other)

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  1. Nanci says:

    Hi. I am a physical therapist and practice yoga regularly. I would like to know when a new training begins. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Ellen says:

      Hi Nancy, The next non-residential training will begin at One Yoga Center in October. I am also offering a residential program in California next year.
      Please contact me at ellen@OneYogaCenter.com and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you, ellen

  2. Patti Callan says:

    I contacted you two years ago regarding your yoga therapy course. The time was not right then for me to participate. The time is better now and I was wondering when a class might begin. I am an occupational therapist who has been using yoga in therapy for 4 years now and would like to take my skills deeper. Thank you for your time.
    Patti Callan

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