200 hour Teacher Training

March 2018 - December 2018


The IIYS Ashtanga program is owned and held at Maya Yoga, one of the oldest Ashtanga shalas in the Midwest. Maya Yoga has a long history of training teachers and helping students deepen their practice as Kansas City’s only Ashtanga Yoga shala. Their traditional approach to teaching and training has earned us a reputation for fostering a spiritual practice. They strive to develop a union of the body, mind, and spirit in their students and teachers. 

This in-depth Ashtanga curriculum for the Primary Series includes:

  • Both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.).
  • Training in asana, pranayama, chanting, mantra, bandhas, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques.
  • Teaching principles of demonstration and instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student’s process of learning.
  • How to observe and understand your students’ bodies.
  • Principles of adjusting and modifying postures.
  • Differences in teaching an Intro to Ashtanga vs Led Primary class.
  • How to teach and assist special students (i.e., prenatal, physically challenged, elderly, etc.) in an Ashtanga Intro or Led Primary class.
  • Therapeutic uses of yoga.
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda.
  • The history of yoga philosophy, its foundations, and how yoga philosophy can inspire your teaching.
  • Ethical guidelines for teaching and lifestyle.
  • Guidelines for the business of yoga.
  • Nutrition for healthier living.
  • Non-contact hours include home study, practice, classroom observations and assisting with the faculty, and teaching hours.

For more information and to register for this training, click here!

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