You Will Learn
An in depth understanding of the 26/2 Hatha Yoga class, as developed under the tutelage of Bishnu Ghosh, the style itself, purpose, benefits, etiquette, what sets it apart and how to grow exponentially as a teacher and a student within the parameters of the 26/2 class structure itself. You will be ready and able to lead the 26 postures effectively, efficiently, and instill in your students an appreciation for the yoga and a curiosity and desire to keep coming back.
To teach an engaging Fusion class, completing the training with two set sequences and the ability to create and intelligently sequence classes, utilizing the 5 pillars of Fusion; Pranayama, Asana, Theme, Meditation and Savasana. You will be able to provide a class experience that is safe, effective, fun, and challenging, curtailing the experience for unique and different groups of students, able to teach all levels.
Yoga Anatomy and kinesiology
(20-hour course content).
This course reviews the structure of the human body (anatomy) and the movement of that body through space (Kinesiology). The course will focus on both anatomy and kinesiology in relation to asana practice and teaching.
Through the process of understanding the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system, in conjunction with the neurological system and facial networks, Yoga teacher trainees will gain the skills needed to become a more efficient and effective practitioner and teacher.
The main focus of the class will be on macro anatomy, we will touch briefly on structure and function (physiology) of other body systems such as respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, immune, lymphatic, endocrine and how they are influenced with asana practice. There are also discussions on subtle anatomy and yoga energetics influenced through the chakras, bandhas and Prana Vayus. Structural issues and limitations will be discussed and suggestions for modification for specific structural issues will be covered.
Philosophical lectures on yogic texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, Hatha Pradipika, and more, the history of yoga and the Ghosh Lineage, yoga ethics in regards to the yamas and niyamas, Ayurvedic nutrition and medicine, the chakras and kundalini energies, including the seven major chakras, the nadis, and the path of kundalini as it relates to the human anatomy and meridians. The pranic body: koshas, gunas, doshas, chakras, and prana vayus. Integrating Physical, Mental, Emotional (Hormonal), and Spiritual Aspects into every class
Business of Yoga
Methodology in finding and securing steady work, how to become an asset to studios, working to be a linchpin of the organization, the importance of mentorship, practice and continuing studies and how to set a path of continual learning
How to set yourself up for success and growth as both a yoga teacher and student, finding your path, transitions, transformation and how to adapt on your way forward, to advance your understanding of yoga in your own body and mind.
Techniques, Training, Practice and Methodology
- Cuing: how to cue, why to cue, when to cue, helping your students to get the most out of their practice
- Postures, Benefits, and Correct Alignment
- History of Yoga and the Ghosh Lineage
- 100 + Yoga and Fusion Postures
- Teaching Fundamentals, Class Sequencing and Flow
- Hands On Teaching Practice
- How to Use Blocks and props
- Pranayama Exercises (Breathing and Kriya)
- How to use Music,Theme, and Intention to create the ambiance for an outstanding class
- Student Assessment / Modifications / Injuries
- Core Strength Training Methods
- Warm-up Asanas, Building Postures, Apex, and Finishing Class
- Several Asymmetrical Techniques to Create Balance and Symmetry
- Dynamic Movement with Breath
- Meditation Exercises Based on Yoga Scriptures and healing
- Voice techniques for yoga teachers
- Breathing, “support,” and sound: Vocal anatomy
- Chakras and their role in healthy voice production
- Yoga Voice® Vocal Vinyasa™ Practice (energetic vocal toning in a yoga postures sequence)
- Working with Performance Anxiety
- Energetics and dynamics of personality and energy
- How to “See” Bodies: being in tune with subtle movement and engagement of muscle and anatomy, effort and engagement of the students