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.