Pacific Yoga 200-Hour Certification

Completed – Pacific Yoga Teacher Training, Seattle, 2008 – 2009

September 25-28

  • Working the core of the body
  • The Lateral Standing Poses
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Asana
  • Mantra & Pranayama
  • Philosophy – What is yoga?
  • Methods of study

October 16-19

  • The Core of the Body
  • Asana: Lateral & Sagittal Standing Poses
  • Anatomy: Bones and Muscles of the Pelvis and Lower Extremities
  • Pranayama: Preparations for Pranayama, Conditioned Breath
  • Sanskrit: Primary Vowels
  • Philosophy: Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

November 6-9

  • Pranayama: Viloma
  • Asana: Inversion, Half and Full Arm Balance
  • Anatomy: The Pelvis, and Lumbar Spine
  • Philosophy: Yoga Sutra
  • Business: The Art of Teaching

November 20 – 23

  • Asana: Head and Shoulder Stand, Full Arm Balance
  • Anatomy – The Pelvis & Respiratory Diaphragm
  • Business: The Art of Teaching #2
  • Pranayama: Viloma I & II, reclined and seated
  • Philosophy: Kriya Yoga

December 11-13

  • Asana: Purvottanasana & Backbends
  • Sanskrit: mantra and asana pronunciation
  • Pranayama practice
  • Anatomy: Bones and Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle

January 15-18

  • Asana: Backbends & Inversions
  • Philosophy: Kleshas & Intro to 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • Asana: Adaptations for Prenatal and Others
  • Seated Pranayama
  • Anatomy: Inversions & Breathing
  • Peer Teaching

February 6-8

  • Business: Ethics in Teaching
  • Asana: Semi-inversions, Seated Forward Bends
  • Anatomy: The Subtle Body
  • Pranayama: Jalandhara Bandha
  • Philosophy: 8 Limbs of Yoga

February 27 – March 1

  • Business of Yoga
  • The Art of Teaching
  • Asana: Seated Twists & Forward Bends
  • Meditation
  • Anatomy Exam

March 14-15

  • Asana Exam
  • How to Build a Class
  • Philosophy: Katha Unpanishad
  • Philosophy Exam

March 28-29

  • Teaching Practicum
  • Teaching Techniques
  • How to Build a Series/Class
  • Philosophy Exam

April 10-12

  • Teaching presentation

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