Fire of Transformation 200 hour Teacher Training Immersion

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Heres what to expect.

Module 1 – The Light Within: Immersion into the Full Practice and lifestyle of yoga.

Essential Practices:

• Lifestyle: Expanding the practice to ‘living yoga’

• Asana: The physical seat of awareness we call postures

• Pranayama: Harnessing the power of breath and space

• Meditation: Dissolve the lines between mind and matter

• Kriya: Yogic cleansing techniques for health and longevity

• Mantra: The sacred sound current

Essential Topics:

• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: One of the original guide books for the practice of yoga.

• Bhagavad Gita: A classic Indian text on the path of service and duty.

• Tao Te Ching: Wisdom guidance.

This module is a full immersion into the practice: Heres what to expect each weekend:

Friday: Mantra, pranayama, meditation, yin and sound healing.

Saturday/Sunday: Strong Vinyasa practice and posture workshops, Kriya and subtle body practices and Philosophy lectures.

Required readings:

• The Path of Yoga by Georg Feuerstein.

• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translation by Chip Hartranft.

• The Bhagavad Gita translation by Eknath Easwaran.

• Tao Te Ching any translation.

Optional reading:

• The Upanishads translated by Eknath Easwaran.

• Prana and Pranayama by Swami Nirinjanananda Saraswati

• Kundalini Tantra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Module 2 – Space Within: Anatomy, fascial structure and subtle energy.

Essential Topics:

• Yoga & Anatomy: Comprehensive understanding of the body and movement. Focus on alignment, safety and space.

• Subtle Energy Body: Chakras, Nadis and energy fields.

Special Topics:

• Quantum Physics and its relationship to perception, mind and matter

• Connective tissue: Structure, form and role in the body and emotions

• Nada Yoga: the sacred sound current

Heres what to expect each weekend:

Friday: Special Topics and Practices.

Saturday/Sunday: Anatomy/Subtle body Lectures, understanding alignment and sequencing in the body.

Required readings:

The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long- any edition (can be found at Banyen Books and City Semperviva)

Any anatomy colouring book

Optional:

• Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain

Module 3 – Being Bright: Taking the seat of a teacher and sharing your light.

Essential Topics:

• Practice Teaching

• Teaching skills: Effective languaging, demoing, holding space, sharing your energy, hands on adjustments, teaching to all learning types.

• Class structure: including sequencing, theming, safety, class setup etc.

• Yoga as Business: including Social media, web presence, marketing, insurance, certifications etc.

Heres what to expect each weekend:

Friday: Practice Teaching.

Saturday/Sunday: Teaching skills and class structure. Teaching exercises and practice teaching.

Optional readings:

• Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya &Arjuna van der KooijUnion Teacher Training