300hr YTT sample schedule

EXAMPLE DAILY MODULE CONTENT: more detail below schedule

Module 1 and 2: Grounded (our foundation) and Freedom (how we move in Yoga)
Introduction and Welcome
Class: 90 minutes
Grounded: Origins of Yoga
Lunch
Grounded:The History of Yoga Anatomy
Strength training for arms in arm balances

Class: 90 minutes
Grounded: Peak Pose Sequencing: Twists
Lunch
Grounded: Yoga Anatomy: What is Stretching & Different Muscle Contractions
Skill work: Inversions

Class
Grounded: Peak Pose Sequencing for Backbends
Lunch
Grounded: Yoga Anatomy: Levers, loads and Building Strength
Hamstring flexibility work: forward bends, arm balances, inversions, splits

Class
Grounded: Peak Sequencing for Forward Bends
Lunch
Grounded. Yoga Anatomy: the Feet in Yoga Poses
Bent arm strength: arm balances crow, side crow, hurdlers

Class
Freedom: Peak Pose Sequencing for Hip Poses
Lunch
Freedom: Yoga Anatomy: the knees in Yoga Poses and the relationship to the Hips
Skill work: Inversion practice
A look at seated yoga poses

Class
Grounded: Restorative Yoga Theory
Lunch
Freedom: Hot 26 Theory
Hot 26 Workshop

Class
Grounded: Meditation theory
Lunch
Grounded: Hatha Yoga for everyone
Lecture and class on accessible yoga

Class:
Grounded:Prop Use and Iyengar Style Methods
Lunch
Freedom: Yoga and the Hips
Flexibility work: the hips in seated poses such as lotus

Class
Grounded: Sequencing practice
Lunch
Freedom: Yoga and the Hips
Strength work: the hips in arm balances including flying pigeon and hurdlers

Module 3 and 4: Stability and Ease (balance in yoga practice) and Core (our centre foundation)
Class
Stability and Ease: Confidence in Teaching skills: Cueing
Lunch
Stability and Ease: Yoga Anatomy of the pelvis
Bent arm strength work in arm balances
Levers in arm balances – how to use skill

Class
Core: Yoga Transmission from East to West
Accessibility to Yoga
Lunch
Core: Modern Vinyasa and Power Yoga
Theory and Workshop

Class
Stability and Ease: Teaching confidence: Privates
Lunch
Stability: Yoga Anatomy of the pelvis
Pelvic position and balance in inversions

Class
Stability and Ease: Teaching Confidence: All Level classes
Lunch
Core: Challenging the Myths
Strength work: Lolasana Tolasana and Jumping

Class
Stability and Ease: Teaching Confidence Beginners workshops
Lunch
Core: The anatomy of core in Yoga
Inversions: how much core do we need? Skill practice

Class
Stability and Ease: Hatha Yoga: Yoga for the Elderly
Lunch
Stability: Neuroscience of Trauma Yoga
Trauma Yoga workshop

Class
Stability and Ease: Teaching Confidence: arm balance workshops
Lunch
Core: The anatomy of Core in backbends
Strength work for drop backs and other backbends

Class
Stability and Ease: Breathwork Lecture and Theory
Lunch
Core: Social media use for Yoga teachers

Class
Core: Home Practice – how to plan yours
Lunch
Core: Arm balance and hip flexor training
Research skills – how to find good yoga research

Module 5 and 6: Seeing Clearly (focus) and Integrity (strength)
Class
Seeing clearly: Sequencing review
Lunch
Seeing clearly: Shoulder anatomy in Yoga poses
Inversion work: shoulder flexibility and strength requirements for inversions

Class
Integrity: The Spine in Yoga poses. Forward and Back Bends
Lunch
Integrity: Yin Yoga
Workshop

Class
Seeing clearly: Teaching confidence: adjustments
Lunch
Seeing clearly : Shoulder anatomy in Yoga Poses
Inversion work: Looking at shoulders in down dog, forearm balance and handstand

Class
Integrity: The Spine in Yoga poses. Twists and Other
Lunch
Integrity: Yin Yoga and Meditation
Meditation practice

Spine and Backbend Class
Integrity : Back care Yoga
Lunch
Integrity: Hatha Yoga – yoga for everyone
Yoga for Bigger Bodies

Seeing clearly: Aerial Yoga Workshop
Lunch
Seeing clearly upside down: your arms in yoga poses
Strength work: arm balances and inversions

Class
Seeing clearly: Aerial Yoga Workshop
Lunch
Seeing clearly upside down: arms in yoga poses
Training and modifications in arm balance yoga poses

Class
Integrity: Yin Yoga
Lunch
Seeing clearly: inversion practice
Handstands and Headless Headstands

Pose play – trainees choose.
Lunch
Contact Yoga
Certification Party

CORE MODULE THEMES:

Module 1: Grounded: from the feet up

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How do we balance on one leg? Through the correct grounding of our feet, the correct alignment of foot to knee to hip, and the withdrawal of our senses, pratyahara or single pointed concentration. How do we balance on our hands? Through the grounding of our hands, and the use of our legs and feet to flow up in the inversion.

Themes in this module include:
– practice: how to use the feet and the legs in to help you practice and progress in backbends, twists, forward bends, inversions and arm balances,
– poses: the understanding of the anatomy of the foot, ankle and knee in yoga poses
– teaching and adjusting: how to teach and adjust intermediate & advanced level balances such as natarajasana, viribhradasana III, ardha baddha padma padmottasana, sirsasana (headstand), sarvangasana (shoulderstand), nirlamba sarvangasana (unsupported shoulder stand), eka pada urdhva dhanurasana (one leg wheel), adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand)
– intelligent sequencing: how to create flow sequences to facilitate the correct movement in your and your student’s bodies to achieve advanced poses
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Module 2: Freedom: the hip joint and its relationship to the legs and the core

Open the hips is a statement made by many yoga teachers but what does it really mean? The same sense of freedom and ease that we have when we walk should be felt in our asana practice. This is the openness and strength, the balance of the two, that we require in practice.
The hips, like the complex shoulder joint, have a huge range of movement, which differs from person to person.

Themes in this module include:
– practice: how to know how to place your hip to help you achieve freer, steadier and safer forward bends, standing poses, arm balances, extreme forward bends, lotus, twists, inversions variations
– poses: the understanding of the anatomy of hip movement in yoga poses
– teaching: how to teach and adjust intermdediate & advanced level postures such as parivritta janu sirsansa, pigeon prep, eka pada rajakapotasana (king pigeon), hanamanasana (spilts), visvamistrasana, eka pada bakansa A& B (arm balances)focusing on hip movement
– intelligent sequencing: how to create flow sequences to facilitate the correct movement in yours and your students bodies to achieve advanced poses


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Module 3: Stability and ease: from the feet to the pelvis

The pelvis is our fulcrum. From the pelvis the spine flows up, and the legs flow down. It is our stabilising area, the correct position of the pelvis allows us to “sit with ease” (asana). Without understanding positioning of the pelvis we cannot balance in inversions, we collapse in arm balances, we restrict our twists, and limit our backbends.

Themes in this module include:
– practice: how to position the pelvis in backbends, forward bends, twists, inversions
– poses: the understanding of the anatomy of the pelvis – how to adjust the pelvis in all asana- teaching: how to teach and adjust for intermediate & advanced level postures such as uppavishta konasana, ardha matsyendrasana I and II (twists) eka pada rajakapotasana (king pigeon), hanamanasana (splits), pincha mayurasana and variations (scorpion) focusing on pelvic positioning
– how to create flow sequences to facilitate the correct movement to achieve advanced & intermediate poses for you and your students

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Module 4: What is Core: the abdominal muscles aWhat is core? The word has become a huge part of yoga and the fitness world in general. But what is it?  Core means centre but what is that in our bodies? How do we use ‘core’ in inversions, backbends and arm balances?

Themes include:
– practice: how recruit abdominal muscles within intermediate and advanced yoga poses
– poses: how to teach breath work within yoga poses
– teaching: how to teach & adjust intermediate & advanced level postures such as parivritta janu sirsansa, advanced arm balances such as visvamistrasasana, eka pada koudinyasana 1 & 2, advanced twists, urdhava dhanurasana and variations (upward bow) and inversions focusing on abdominal muscles and breath
– intelligent sequencing: how to create flow sequences to facilitate the correct functional movement to achieve intermediate & advanced postures using the core muscles
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Module 5: Integrity: The Spine.
An understanding of our spine is crucial to our yoga practice and teaching. How does the spine move? Is there an optimal way to move the spine? Which part of the spine extends the most in backbends? Which part rotates us in twists? How much flexion, forward bending of the spine is good for us? How do we keep the spinal muscles strong and mobile.

Themes in this module include:
– poses: the anatomy of the spinal and muscles that support the neck
– teaching: how to teach and adjust intermediate & advanced level postures in backbending and inversions including urdhva dhanurasana (wheel), chakrasana,  kapotasana, pincha mayurasana, and other big backbends.
– practice: we learn how to play with arm balances and inversions focusing on spinal curves and protection.
– intelligent sequencing: how to create flow sequences to facilitate the correct movement of the spine to achieve advanced poses for you and your student
– how to work with pratyahara – focus and control in all poses, in a way that will help us move to being comfortable in advanced asana.
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Module 6: Seeing clearly upside down: Shoulders, arms, wrists, hands

In yoga, we spend a lot of time on our hands, on the floor and upside down. In fact we are upside down more than probably any other movement type other than gymnastics.

Shoulder injuries are the most common form of injury in yoga . We need, as advanced teachers, to be able to understand how to develop the correct strength and flexibility of our shoulders, wrists and elbows, so that we can progress ourselves and our students to stronger poses.

Themes include:
– practice: how train arm strength for intermediate and advanced yoga poses
– poses: working towards arm balances and handstands
– teaching: how to teach & adjust intermediate & advanced level postures such as handstand, pincha mayurasana, urdhava dhanurasana and variations (upward bow)
– intelligent sequencing: how to create flow sequences to facilitate the correct functional movement to achieve intermediate & advanced postures using the core muscles

500hr Wellness Connection qualified teachers 
Tarryn James: Yoga South Africa
Kaya Bryce  MyUtopia, Yogazone
Bev Slauck Yogazone, YogaSpirit, B Yoga
Celeste de Bryun. Studio owner Move Me Mind Body Joburg. www.movememindbody.co.za
Celeste Cohen. Studio owner. Sky above Studio https://skyaboveyogastudio.com
Laura Norton. 200hr and 500hr Teacher Trainer. Studio owner. The Yoga Mala www.facebook.com/theyogamala/
Rolaine Paterson. Studio Owner. Yama Yoga www.yamayoga.co.za
Bianca McHarg. Studio Owner. B Yoga. Byoga.co.za
Sandy Cornish: Teacher. City Rock. MyUtopia
Claire Weight. Teacher Trainer. Wellness Connection 200hr, Kids Yoga Teacher Training, Back Care Teacher Training
Kristina Holland: Pregnancy Teacher Trainer 
Mandy Hewlett: Advanced workshop teacher, Sports Yoga teacher, Velocity Sports Lab, B Yoga
Christi Wasserman. Owner www.hellohappiest.com
Carla Collins: Wellness Connection 200hr Teacher Trainer, Yin Teacher Trainer. 
Sian Williams: Studio owner. Glow Prenatal Yoga. Pregancy Yoga Teacher Trainer
Jess Meniere: Core Concept owner
Lauren Burger: Teacher: Sangha Spot
Nicole Mackintosh: Teacher: YogaBodySpace
Penny Cooper: Teacher: Yoga Body Space & My Utopia
Romy Paul: Teacher: The Yoga Mala
Wendy Paarman: Teacher. Wendy Yoga
Delayne Badenhorst: Teacher: Delayne Yoga
Kim Cornell: Yoga Heart Hermanus
Ashton Gallon: Studio owner NamasteFit1
Violeta Velakova
Deniz Koksal: teacher Sky Yoga, Curves Gyms
Chantel Do Cabeco
Jason Basset
Bianca Visser
Amber Watson
Lucia Newnham: Kindred Yoga Joburg
Francoise SchallWakai. Yoga Luanda Angola
Maria Paymans
Rae-Sean
Leonie Glaser
Carishma Basday
Ceri Berry
Veronique de Vries
Kelly Shreuder
Julia Thomashoff
Sara James
Kylie Wilson
Elizabeth Tellman
Philadelphia Bulongwe
Annelene De Keukelaere
Isabel Hansen
Rikka Transgrud
Gen Heathcote Marks