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RYT 200 modules (total category hours required)descriptionnotes (click on cell)
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AAYURVEDA (20h)
review = each module begins w/ the 3 mahagunas, 5 elements, 3 org., 20 qualities
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A101ayurveda 2h (20h)intro
5 elements, 3 organizations, 20 qualities
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A102ayurveda 2h (20h)daily routine
daily routine (extra -> weekly, monthly, seasonal routines), teach nasya/neti, gargle oil/saline
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A103ayurveda 2h (20h)baseline constitution - prakrti
body types, emotional types, pulse basics
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A104ayurveda 2h (20h)current condition - vikrti
physical signs, emotional signs, climate, diet worst offenders
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A105ayurveda 2h (20h)seasonsseasons, age, time of day
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A106ayurveda 2h (20h)6 tastes
theory, taste examples, how tastes affect doshas, seasonal + climate examples of how to adjust diet and cooking
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A107ayurveda 2h (20h)breathing 5 vayus
5 inner movements, breathing techniques and effects on doshas
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A108ayurveda 2h (20h)subtle anatomy
cakras, bija mantras, bodywork, kundalini, ida, pingala, sushumna, bandha,
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A109ayurveda 2h (20h)healthy vegetarian cooking
how to make kichari (healthy beans), ghee, yogurt, how to pop seeds, how to use a pressure cooker
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A110ayurveda 2h (20h)female healthy monthly routine
healthy attitude toward menses, doshas and PMS, hot water bottle, mud treatments, exfoliation / ovulation, cervical mucous, basal temperature, food cravings
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A111ayurveda 2h (20h)abhyanga - self-massage
include dry brushing, massage oils/techniques by body type, important areas for each body type, have products for sale
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BODYWORK + ANATOMY (30h)
review = each module begins w/ bones, muscles of a region
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B101bodywork 2h (30h)touch of respect
finding a boundary = line up across from each other and take 1 step forward with eye contact; listening to CS rhythm with hand on leg; speaking up around pressure and placement of hands
Anatomy - nervous system (and cover related areas of muscular and skeletal systems)
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B102bodywork 2h (30h)acupressure basics
how to listen energetically (establish good physical connection, penetrate, back off and be magnetic); neck and shoulder release
Anatomy - respiratory system (and cover related areas of muscular and skeletal systems)
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B103bodywork 2h (30h)acupressure low back
hand holds, finger holds, lower back release flow
Anatomy - reproductive system (and cover related areas of muscular and skeletal systems)
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B104bodywork 2h (30h)acupressure meridians
expanded neck and shoulder release
Anatomy - tracing Chinese 12 organ meridians + 2 central channels
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B105bodywork 2h (30h)thai seatedpalm press, stretches, feet->back
Anatomy - muscular system
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B106bodywork 2h (30h)thai pronepalm press, stretches, knees->buttAnatomy - skeletal system
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B107bodywork 2h (30h)thai supinepalm press, stretches, face work
Anatomy - exocrine system (and cover related areas of muscular and skeletal systems)
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B108bodywork 2h (30h)ayurveda oil neck, head, scalp
working together with recipient (press against glide), oils for types
Anatomy - lymphatic system (and all cover muscular and skeletal systems)
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B109bodywork 2h (30h)ayurveda oil abdominal
gradually increasing depth, working with breath, palpating organs
Anatomy - digestive system, excretory system (and all cover muscular and skeletal systems)
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B110bodywork 2h (30h)ayurveda oil feet, calvesintro to foot reflexology
Anatomy - urinary system (and all cover muscular and skeletal systems)
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B111bodywork 2h (30h)yoga postures + massageshavaasana adjustments
Anatomy - movement terms, direction terms
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B112bodywork 2h (30h)yoga postures + massage
bodywork in passive postures: cat stretch, thread the needle, legs up the wall, forward bend, side lying; and a review of Thai massage moves and acupressure holds
Anatomy - Ray Long book Key Muscles of Yoga
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B113bodywork 2h (30h)yoga postures + massage
bodywork in passive postures: supported fish, supported bridge, hands up the wall (shoulder opener) and a review of Thai massage moves and acupressure holds
Anatomy - cardiovascular system (and all cover muscular and skeletal systems)
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B114bodywork 2h (30h)subtle body
cakra handholds from manual and acupressure book
Anatomy - endocrine system
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CONDUCT, COMMUNICATION, ETHICS (20h)
review = each module begins w/ the 10 yama-niyama in sanskrit+english
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C101conduct 2h (20h)yama niyama overviewreview of the 5 yama and niyamas
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C102conduct 0.5h (20h)niyama
review of the 5 niyama and weekly journaling
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C103communic. 2h (20h)NVC intro
4 step technology: observe, feel, need, request; using I statements; clarifying language choices
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C104communic. 0.5h (20h)NVC practicelistening only
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C105communic. 0.5h (20h)NVC practiceself-empathy
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C106communic. 0.5h (20h)NVC practice
ask for empathy = share upsetting event with neutral person
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C107communic. 0.5h (20h)NVC practice
use NVC to share when life has been enriched
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C108core admonitions 2h (20h)identify core
intro to core admonitions as a limiting operating system to transcend, separate mother/father learning, review of the long list and idenitifying the 10 worst
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C109core admonitions 2h (20h)release, replace core
technology for releasing and replacing, on one's own, with a mentor
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C110ethics 2h (20h)teacher-student relationship
navigating safe boundaries in teaching yoga, using yama-niyama as a guide to modeling how to live; teacher-student relationship as similar to parent-child; identifying and overcoming projection + transference; use of NVC
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C111yoga nidraa 1.5h (20h)yoga nidraa
conscious deep relaxation, self-evaluation, taking personal inventory, resetting of priorities, often scheduled with the new moon
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C112yoga of business 2h
yoga of business, business of yoga
insurance, software, structuring offsite pricing, at home classes, enrollments vs drop ins, travel fees, staying centered in one location, non-compete with (honoring and building with) one's teachers, referring to other practitioners, knowing one's scope of practice, setting boundaries with students, creating opportunities for next generations for vibrant careers.
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MEDITATION, BREATHING, CHANTING (15h)
review = each module begins w/ the "build energy, refine energy, go into the subtle energy", and introduce alternate nostril as sub for contraindications for build/mobilize energy techniques
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M101breathing 0.5h (15h)breathing
techinques (covered in detail in ayurveda) to be taught in order from gross to subtle
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M102meditation 0.5-2h (15h)meditation
longer meditations to have chanting/reading gaps at 30m
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M103chanting 2h (15h)chanting
chanting workshops in English, Sanskrit, Spanish or native tongue
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PHILOSOPHY, SANSKRIT (10h)
review = each module begins w/ the sanskrit alphabet, 8 anga, 5 kosha, 5 minds, Yoga Sutra 1,2,3,4,12
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P100philosophy 1.25h (10h)satsanga
questions and answers with teacher trainer
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P101philosophy 2h (10h)
5 minds + saangkhya + yoga scriptures
full description with examples of each of the 5 mind vesels, a full description of saangkhya, examples from each yoga scripture
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P102philosophy 2h (10h)5 layers, 8 limbs
detailed description and practices for each
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P103philosophy 2h (10h)affirmation, prayers, chanting
detailed description and practices for each, each creates a safe place for the mind and clearly sets a boundary - protecting us from the material world
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P104philosophy 2h (10h)YS ch. 1 introcovering the sutras in the manual
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P105sanskrit 2h (10h)sound for inner experience
5 mouth positions, tones/marks, bija mantra
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P106sanskrit 2h (10h)alphabet
covering all sounds, elemental correspondences, lots of practice making the different sounds
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P107sanskrit 2h (10h)yoga sutras, chants, prayers
Sanskrit is the sound of sacred spells or mantras.This concept has been popularized in stories/movies like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.Sanskrit offers a gateway to the Divine by emphasizing precise locations in the human mouth and brain where sound resonates. This class teaches the chants listed in our school manual and may include popular songs. If songs are in English - sanskrit helps transform english into a more resonant version, sounds more like instruments (long tones e, o, ai, au... are different than short tones a, i, u; resonant sounds m, n offer the full length of breath)
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TEACHING INDIVIDUALS 1-on-1 (5h)
review = each module begins w/ the intake form most importants, and reminder to give 1-2 hw max
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T101
teaching individuals 1-on-1; 2h (5h)
overview of 1-1 teach
intake form, goals, concerns, most important questions, assessment, homework, using studio resources
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T102
teaching individuals 1-on-1; 2h (5h)
adapting tools to individuals
adapt the entire level 1 flow to an individual student's needs, including modifying, omitting, substituting and enhancing poses
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T103
teaching individuals 1-on-1; 2h (5h)
building a home/work practice
breathing + postures for individual needs, 5-10 min daily practice
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TEACHING PRACTICUM LAB (45h)
review = each module begins w/ the 4 stages of teaching, who is where?, and the 3 kinds of assists (if someone is at stage 4)
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TL101teaching lab 2h (45h)
4 stages of teaching, 3 kinds of assists
to be repeated each week with each participant being asked what stage they are at, and evaluating that stage
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YLYOGA LAB (45h)
review = each module begins w/ the 3 focal point, 7 loops, muscular/expressive energy, 3 kinds of assists
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YL101yoga lab 2h (45h)
setting space to practice, beginning class
altar, preparing to teach, mat spacing, lead from front+side, teach from back, use experienced students as models, temperature, drop-in class vs. pre-registration, voice quality, counting, lighting, music should not distract, pacing (when to teach all poses in 60m, how to modify if needed, how many breaths in each pose), welcome, double breath with tension, invocation, OM
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YL102yoga lab 2h (45h)alignment basics
Learn about the balance of strength <-> flexibility in yoga posture practice. Explore muscle energy, expressive energy, 3 focal points (roots of poses), 7 body segments, the inner spiral, and the outer spiral of the legs.
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YL103yoga lab 2h (45h)assist basics
3 kinds of touch: stabilize the base, light touch for awareness, enhancing the key action; how to approach students, how to communicate during assists, chip use
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YL104yoga lab 2h (45h)basic warm ups
supine knees to chest -> leads into abdominal curls, rotate around sacrum, moving spinal twist, rock+roll, cat-cow, extended cat-cow, cobra w. no hands, moving grasshopper, extended cat stretch
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YL105yoga lab 2h (45h)strengthening warm ups
plank, downward dog, lunge, side plank, spiral twist
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YL106yoga lab 2h (45h)standing crescent moon series
side bend (1 arm, 2 arms, versions hold head, lift opposite leg); back bend; forward bend
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YL107yoga lab 2h (45h)standing chair pose series
chair, balancing chair, rotated chair (extra -> knees together balancing chair, 1 leg chair, rotated crow)
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YL108yoga lab 2h (45h)standing hips>front
teach rooting the legs through the pelvis in the front plane: lunge, warrior 1, tracking in front plane, stretch the flank (held version of tracking), finish with wide legged forward bend for symmetrical end. [extra -> rotated lunge, rotated triangle, balancing rotated side cross]
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YL109yoga lab 2h (45h)standing hips>side
teach rooting the legs through the pelvis in the side plane: tracking in side plane (moving triangle), warrior 2, extended triangle, finish with wide legged forward bend and versions for symmetrical end. [extra -> extended side angle, side cross (balancing half moon)]
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YL110yoga lab 2h (45h)standing balancing
column, moving column, airplane, balancing stick, tree
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YL111yoga lab 2h (45h)supine/side lying
wind removing pose 1 leg, both; 1 leg series straight, wide, crossover; ab curls, crossovers, rock and roll, moving spinal twist, side lying with leg lifts (extra -> starfish, leg figure 8s, leg lifts, roll ups)
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YL112yoga lab 2h (45h)prostrate back bends
strengthen the posterior core muscles, stretch the front body and place weight (encouraging movement) on the assimilation/elimination organs, and emphasize the inhale: cobra variations (no hands, regular, wide- legged), grasshopper (moving variations hands on sacrum, hands clasped behind back, arms over head), strengthening on the diagonal (alternate arm/leg lifts while prostate), bow
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YL113yoga lab 2h (45h)hips and knees
rock the baby, cradle the baby, figure 4, head to knee, hero, (extra -> gate latch , rotated head to knee, preparation for 1 legged pigeon with knee and hip down, windshield wiper, one foot up the wall for deep lunge, reclined hero, cow face pose, stacking shins)
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YL114yoga lab 2h (45h)floor forward bends
emphasize spinal flexion and the exhale: head to knee (jAnushirshAsana) with figure 4 as alternate, bound angle, star, wide legged forward bend, stretching the backside pose (paschimottAnAsana) (advanced postures - turtle, sleeping turtle)
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YL115yoga lab 2h (45h)other back bends
crescent lunge, camel, bridge (variations moving drawbridge, elbows down with hands up, clasped hands, feet on wall), fish, supported fish, moving stretching front pose
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YL116yoga lab 2h (45h)twist/completing a practice
twists teach the deep cleansing from rotation through the spinal column after warming up; seated spinal twist (1 leg straight, bent), review supine moving twist as option, kapaalabhaati, alternate nostril, bringing class to the next level - breathing techniques, chants, prayers, affirmations, readings
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YL117yoga lab 2h (45h)final relaxation
variations on shavAsana: bent knees, hands on belly, eye pillows, supported wrists, feet up wall, side lying with pillows, belly lying with hands under face and feet supported; teachers assists: using lotion on neck and shoulders, face acupressure for sinuses, endless hand, fallen leaf for legs/low back
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YL118yoga lab 2h (45h)pregnancy modifications
alternate limb cat-cow (extend/flex)+(adduct/abduct), pelvis awareness/hold the baby in all standing poses, wide leg forward bends, use wall for balancing (no falls), no belly backbends, wide twists
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YL119yoga lab 2h (45h)prop use / chair modifications
blocks, straps, chairs (follow the flow - modify when possible, skip when needed, get out of chair as much as possible - it is there to try and get out of eventually if possible), walls (hands up the wall, 1 foot up the wall, chest opening in warrior 1 with an arm back), when to use, how to demonstrate as a teacher - in sight line of class
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YL120yoga lab 2h (45h)sequencing
review the basics of how to structure a general attendance class: examples from levels 1-2-3 for different movement capacity and pace; sequencing of classes of poses - warm-ups, standing, floor; review the level 1 flow and describe how the postures prepare for each other or are counter postures to each other; give assignment for students to design 5 minute at work flow using 5 poses for a specific region (example: shoulder stiffness: 1) extended cat/cow emphasizing different hand use, 2) extended cat with hands in prayer and elbows lifted, 3) stretching the wing, 4) crescent moon series with hand on head for side bends, 5) standing forward bend with hands clasped behind back
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YL121yoga lab 2h (45h)inversions
legs up the wall/chair, standing wide-legged forward fold focus on inversion with chin squeeze, supported shoulder stand, plow supported
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YL122yoga lab 2h (45h)developing arm strength
downward dog, forearm downward dog, dolphin, downward dog lifting one arm/one arm and opposite leg, half-handstand
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YL326yoga lab 2h (45h)joint exercises standing +
ankle rotations, knee rotations, hip rotations, hip abduction, irish dancing hip external rotation, long lunge steps, shoulder width stance with arm swinging spinal twist, abdominal clearing in/out, abdominal clearing waves, big arm circling from the shoulders, neck rotations with low tension
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(continued)joint exercises seated
ankle/toes extend/grab and flex/spread, ankle rotations, knee/hip flex and extend, hip rotations holding 1 foot, butterfly abduction/adduction, lower back twist with breath, cactus/rock spinal extension/flexion, shoulder rotations touching shouldes w/ thumbs, elbow extension/flexion, wrist/fingers extend/spread and flex/touch all fingers toward soft forearm, wrist rotations with arms parallel to ground, neck rotations, neck lateral stretch, throat opening/squeezing
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YL327yoga lab 1h (45h)t’ai chi basics
arm swings in horse stance, arm circling in 70/30 stance, universal post - separating the weight and prAna- vyAna, beginning move, horse stance with wrists crossed and breathing/contracting into my eggshell; short Yang form to the 4 directions
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