Pacific Yoga 500-Hour Certification

Completed – Pacific Yoga Teacher Training, Seattle, 2009-2010

May 29-31, 2009

  • Philosophy: Taittiriya Upanishad
  • Asana: Advanced Lateral Standing Poses
  • Pranayama: Mechanics of Breath

June 26-28, 2009

  • Asana: Inversion
  • Peer Teaching
  • Pranayama: Jalandhara Bandha
  • Philosophy: the Upanishad
  • Anatomy:  Skeleton, Assessment and Injury Prevention

July 29 – August 2, 2009

  • Asana: Issues and Considerations of the Pelvis in Twists, Approaching Asymmetrical Backbends, Applied Sequencing
  • Pranayama: Bandha Breathing
  • Relaxation Techniques: Accessing the Parasympathetic Nervous System
  • Peer Teaching: Pranayama
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Art of Teaching: Adjustments, Issues & Considerations
  • Philosophy – Chandogya Upanishad, the Koshas

September 11-13, 2009

  • Asana: Pincha Mayurasana, Headstand
  • Anatomy – the Anatomy of Breathing, Pelvic Diaphragm in Ashwini mudra and Mula Bandha
  • Pranayama: components of breath and the bandhas
  • Philosophy: Mandukya Upanishad

October 9-11, 2009

  • Asana: Applied Sequencing, Full Arm Balance, Supta Virasana
  • Pranayama
  • Philsophy: Bhagavad Gita
  • Anatomy: Physiology of Stretching
  • Accessing the Parasympathetic Nervous System

November 6-8, 2009

  • Pranayama: Bandhas and the breath
  • Review test, Bhagavad Gita
  • Bandha breathing in Asana
  • Elements and Doshas
  • Dosha Balancing and Asana for Vata-Pitta-Kapha
  • Personal Practices
  • Ayurvedic Yoga

December 4-6

  • Coupled Movement: Sidebending and Twisting
  • Music in Asana
  • Vinyasa, How To Move, How To Call
  • Anatomy: The 3 Cores
  • Inversions
  • Yajna Practice of Pranayama
  • Bhagavad Gita

January 6-8

  • Arm Balances
  • Music in Yoga
  • Study of standing poses & the 3 planes of neutrality
  • Tools for Therapeutic Yoga: Fifteen poses to assess your students and yourself.

February 5-7

  • Pranayama – Not doing of mind, body (vital principles)
  • Teaching Yoga for People with Cancer
  • Business of Yoga
  • Sirsasana & Sarvngasana Variations
  • Anatomy, Twists & Forwardbends
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Pranayama

March 5-7

  • Integrating Therapy
  • Classroom Asana Assessment
  • Pranayama, Nadi Shodhana
  • Bhagavad Gita Chapters 12-14
  • Anatomy of Backbends
  • Arm Balances: Padmasana, Eka Pada Galavasana, Flying Lizard
  • Art of Teaching: Boundaries and Students
  • Accessing the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Next sessions: April 2-4, April 30-May 2

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