Palm Coast, FL
YOGA  for every "Body" type and all ages. 

 Yoga  for every "BODY"

"Your transformation is in your own hands."

 
Our 200-hour program is designed to provide the training, practice and teaching experience for yoga students to gain the skills and confidence necessary to become effective yoga instructors. Graduates of this program will be eligible to register with the YOGA ALLIANCE and use the registry mark, RYT (registered yoga teacher). .

The curriculum includes instruction and practice in hatha yoga techniques including centering, warm-ups, postures, breathing exercises, deep relaxation, meditation and integration. In addition to the techniques and a foundation in yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, you'll learn effective methods for designing classes, introducing new postures, clarifying details and guiding students into a deep, integrated yoga experience balancing precise physical alignment with a patient, reflective, compassionate attitude.

This is the world renown premier teacher training                                              
program developed by Deva Parnell who has chosen
Micki Higgins to direct it at Padma Yoga.

 "I am humbled and honored by this privilege."
                                        Micki "Padma"

TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE:


7:00AM - 9:00AM       Hatha Yoga Practice (Sadhana)
9:30AM - 10:50AM     Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
11:00AM - 12:30PM   Techniques / Teaching / Methodology / Practicum
2:00PM - 3:50PM        Anatomy & Physiology / Techniques / Teaching Methodology / Practicum
4:00PM - 6:00PM        Techniques & Methodology Practice, Review & Integration    
 

CURRICULUM:

TECHNIQUES:                                                          
Hatha Yoga Practice (Sadhana)                                                                             
Centering
Warm-ups (Pratapana)
Postures (Asana):
- Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar)
- Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskar)
- Mountain (Tadasana)
- Half Moon (Ardha Chandrasana)
- Standing Back Bend (Anuvrittasana)
- Standing Forward Bend
   (Uttanasana)
- Standing Spinal Twist
   (Sama Matsyendrasana)
- Triangle (Trikonasana)
- Warrior (Virabhadrasana)
- Side Warrior  (Virabhadrasana 2)
- Balancing Half Moon
  (Tula Ardha Chandrasana)
- Dancer (Natarajasana)
- Boat (Navasana)
- Child (Garbhasana)
- Half Locust (Ardha Shalabhasana)
- Locust (Shalabhasana)
- Cobra (Bhujangasana)
- Pigeon (Kapotasana)
- Gate (Parighasana)
- Half Circle (Ardha Mandalasana)
- Downward Dog
   (Adho Mukha Shvanasana)
- Symbol of Yoga  (Yoga Mudra)
- Bound Angle (Baddha Konasana)
- Head to Knee (Janu Shirshasana)
- Seated Spinal Twist
   (Matsyendrasana)
- Posterior Stretch
   (Pashchimottanasana)
- Inclined Plane (Purvottanasana)
- Bridge (Setu Bandhasana)
- Knee to Chest Pose
   (Pavana Muktasana)
- Half Shoulderstand
   (Ardha Sarvangasana)
- Fish (Matsyasana)
- Supine Spinal Twist
   (Supta Matsyendrasana)

Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)
- Corpse (Shavasana)

Yogic Breathing (Pranayama):
- Ocean Breath (Ujjayi)
- Complete Breath (Dirgha)
- Alternate Nostril Breath
   (Nadi Shodhana)
- Skull Shining (Kapalabhati)

Meditation
Integration  

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY


Muscular-Skeletal Systems
Movement Dynamics:
- Core Support
- Press Points
- Spinal, Pelvic & Joint Movement
- Forward Bending
- Backward Bending
- Lateral Bending
- Spinal Rotation
- Balancing
- Inversions

Respiration
Breath & Movement

Circulation:
- Cardiovascular System
- Lymphatic/Immune System

Digestion & Elimination:
- Digestive System
- Urinary System

Endocrine System
Nervous System

The Five Sheaths (Koshas)

Prana & The Energy Body:
- Energy Currents (Nadis)
- Energy Vortexes (Chakras)

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Sacred Space & Safety
Centering & Integration
Guiding Warm-ups
Guiding Asanas
Hands-on Assisting
Developing Awareness
Guiding a Relaxation Experience
Creating a Complete Experience
Guiding a Practice Class (Sadhana)
Teaching a New Asana
Teaching Pranayama
Teaching Meditation
Teaching a Training Class
Lesson Planning
Curriculum Design
Class Design
Sequencing
The Business of Yoga

PHILOSOPHY,
LIFESTYLE & ETHICS


Intention & Attitude
Being a Student / Being a Teacher
Conscious Communication
Co-Listening

Introduction to Yoga
- Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
- The Bhagavad Gita

Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga):
- Social Ethics (Yama)
- Personal Practices (Niyama)
- Posture (Asana)
- Breath (Pranayama)
- Inward Focus (Pratyahara)
- Concentration (Dharana)
- Meditation (Dhyana)
- Union (Samadhi)

Three Stages of Kripalu Yoga

Principles of Existence & Embodiment

Fundamental Characteristics
of the Material World (Gunas)

Obstacles to Clear Perception (Kleshas)

PRACTICUM
Observing, assisting & guiding in
partners and small groups

Practice Teaching in small groups:

1. Guide warm-ups & one asana,
    focus on details (10 min)

2. Guide warm-ups and a series of
    asanas, focus on developing
    awareness (30 min)

3. Guide a complete practice class
    (sadhana), focus on details and
     awareness (75 min)

4. Introduce a new asana (30 min)

5. Introduce a new pranayama and a
    new asana (45 min)

6. Introduce new techniques in a
    complete class (75 min)

 

Required Reading During the Program:                                                        
Tuition includes your training manual.          

INSIDE THE YOGA SUTRAS:
The Study and Practice of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

    by Reverend Jaganath Carrera

THE KEY MUSCLES OF YOGA
by Ray Long, MD, FRCSC


YOGA ANATOMY
Second Edition
by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

Recommended Reading and DVD study:

KRIPALU YOGA:
A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat

by Richard Faulds

DVD : Anatomy for Yoga
with Paul Grilley




ALL BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE  AT PADMA YOGA.
DVD can be purchased through www.pranamaya.com or you may borrow from Padma Yoga library.

CANCELLATION POLICY
All refunds will be charged a 10% cancellation fee.
If you drop out of the program after the start date, there will be no refund,however, you may apply your tuition towards other programs at Padma Yoga Studio.