Anatomy and Asana: Advanced principles of safe alignment in yoga, including joint stacking, congruency, support for the spine, & variation in human proportions. Direction of motion (DOMs) for major joints of the body relating to yoga; shoulders, spine, hips, pelvis. Exploration of these anatomical principles in common yoga poses. Includes principles of regression – the ability to modify any pose to simpler and simpler forms using this anatomical knowledge.
**Kinesthetic Anatomy: Tissues of the body: Function & tendencies of muscle, bone, connective tissue, and organs. Observation, palpation, & discussion of bony landmarks in the human body. Includes self-massage on key muscles that attach to these landmarks and exploratory palpation of fellow trainees to observe variation in the human form.
Practical Anatomy: Common habits affecting muscular tensegrity & how to use asana to restore balance to the tensional systems of the body.
Feet, ankles, & knees
Hips, pelvis, & low back
Shoulders, neck, and chest
Anatomy of Breathing
Common Injuries & Conditions:
Students will gain a practical understanding of common conditions that will present in their classes. This will include possible causes, ways to modify, and how yoga can help support treatment. Also learn important contraindications, when to refer a student to a clinician, and how to speak to/work with health care providers. Includes: back pain, sciatica, scoliosis, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, knee pain, hip replacement, depression, bursitis, and eating disorders.
Breath and Bliss:Students will gain familiarity in teaching and practicing multiple techniques for down-regulating the human nervous system. These include pranayama, self-massage, yoga nidra, lifestyle choices, and meditation.
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science: Explore the intersection between the ancient wisdom of yoga and the modern sciences of positive psychology and neuroscience. Practice and techniques for weaving these complementary disciplines into classes and workshops. Includes in-depth exploration of key yogic texts and concepts.
Hands on Help: Trainees will gain repeated experience in helpful assists, learn when to assist, and alternatives to hands on assisting. **Once they are ready, they will take their assists into classes and workshops supervised by their lead teacher.**
Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Understand the basics of trauma theory & how it applies to yoga. Learn common triggers and how to recognize trauma in your classroom. Practical techniques for helping students come back to the present moment when triggered.
The Business of Yoga: Topics will include branding, niche, traditional networking, social media, websites, accounting, and legal considerations.
Includes student teaching & feedback, observation of 2 live classes with feedback, assisting in public classes or workshops with Mado, and learning to give useful and effective feedback to other trainees. **small group size = more practice teaching and more feedback!**
Jan – November 2016
Saturdays 10-1 & 2-5:30
Sundays 10-1 & 2-5
$3,000 by Dec 1, $3200 by Jan 1st, Full Tuition $3500
$300 deposit due to hold your space, payment plan available. Tuition must be paid in full by dates listed above to receive discounts.
Please check your calendar for any conflicts. The sooner we know about possible missed weekends or modules, the easier it will be to make them up.
September 30-Oct 1 (possible make up weekend in case a prior one gets canceled)