Course Content

All these yoga subjects are covered on this course and we will discuss anything else that arises in relation to this.

Our specialist teachers will share their passion for their subjects and answer any questions you may have.

The History and Philosophy of Yoga

History of Yoga

Shiva and Shakti

The 4 paths of Yoga

The 3 Gunas – rajas, tamas and sattva

The Mind, Intellect and Ego

The Mind and Yoga

Manas and maya (sense-mind and illusion)

The Pancha Kosha (5 layers to the self)

The 8 Limbs of Raja Yoga

Yamas: Ahimsa/Satya/Asteya/Brahmacharya/Aparigraha

Niyamas: Sauca/Samtosa/Tapas/Svadhyaya/Isvarapranidhana

Applying Yama/Niyama to Practice

Prakriti – the unified field of energy/nature

OM – meaning and mantra

 

Pranayama

Introduction to Pranayama

Maha Prana and Kundalini

Dimensions of Consciousness

Prana/Energy and Pranamaya Kosha

Respiration/The Lungs

The Nervous System/Vagus nerve and HPA axis

Breath Volumes

Adham Pranayama (abdominal breathing)

Madhyam Pranayama (ribcage breathing)

Adhyam Pranayama (upper-chest breathing)

Mahat Pranayama (the full yoga breath)

Mudras

Mudra Practice/Vayus

Mantras

Mukha Bastrika

Pump Breath (total expiration/inspiration)

Breathing Salutes

Sukha/Sukha Purvaka

Split-Rhythm Breathing/Savitri

Holistic Breathing/Bandhas

3 Bandhas: Jalandhara Bandha (chin lock ) /Mula Bandha (base lock) /Uddiyana Bandha (abdominal lock)

Bandhas with Pranayama

Kapalabhati

Bhastrika

Nadi Shodhana

Surya Bhadana

Alu Loma Viloma Kriya

Ujjayi

Chakras

 

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomical Terminology

Planes of Movement and Axes of Motion

Skeleton Bones and their structures

Types of Joints

Joint Names/movement

The Fascial network

Somatic movement

Muscles/movement:

Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons

Hip Joint Muscles/leg movement

Sacroiliac Joint (nutation and counternutation)

Abdominal Muscles/core stability

The Spine/Vertebrae/Spinal Muscles, facet joints, arcs of movement in segments

Shoulder Complex/arm movement

Microbiome and intestinal health:

Endocrine System

Hypothalamus

Cortisol

 

Asanas

Class Sequencing

How the Body Works

Relaxation pose – Savasana

Seated Postures – Sukhasana and Padmasana

Seated Postures – Dhyana Veerasana and Vajrasana

Lying Twists – Supta Matsyendrasana

Child’s pose and Knees to Chest – Balasana and Apanasana

Hip Openers – Apanasana and Malasana

Leg Raises – Uttanpadasana and Anantasana

Cat – Marjaryasana

Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana

Bridge – Setu Bandhasana

Fish – Matsyasana

Locust – Salabhasana

Cobra – Bhujangasana

Bow – Dhanurasana

Camel – Ustrasana

Standing Forward Bend – Uttanasana

Seated Forward Bend – Paschimottanasana

Head To Knee – Janu Sirsasana

Boat – Navasana

Plough – Halasana

Half Spinal Twist – Ardha Matsyendrasana

Standing Twist – Katichakrasana

Shoulderstand – Salamba Sarvangasana

Headstand – Sirsasana

Triangle – Trikonasana

Revolved Triangle – Parivrtta Trikonasana

Extended Side Stretch – Utthita Parsvakonasana

Mountain – Tadasana

Warrior I, II and III – Virabhadrasana I, II and III

Plank – Kumbhakasana

Lion – Simhasana

Tree – Vrksasana

Shiva – Natarajasana

Crow – Kakasana

Eagle – Garudasana

Half Moon – Ardha Chandrasana

Sun Salutations – Surya Namaskar

 

Class Planning and Sequencing

Class planning and how to start

Class Sequencing in order to find your flow

Apanaveda Style and Ethos

Marketing yourself

Different Types of Classes

 

Meditation and Psychology

The Last 4 Limbs of Raja Yoga: pratyahara/dharana/dhyana/samadhi

Key Steps in Mindfulness

Effects of Mindfulness

Effects of Meditation

The Brain

Cerebrospinal Fluid

Mindfulness Neuroscience

Meditation Techniques

Practical Tips for Teaching Meditation

Meditation Awareness

Meditation Scripts

Guided Body Scan

Nidra 1 and Nidra 2

Exploring Difficult Thoughts

Body Miracle

Pancha Kosha

Trataka

Vipassana

Mountain

Loving Kindness

Chakra

Mindful Movement

Mindful Yoga Class Information

Mindful Yoga Class Practice

Sankalpa

Polarity

 

The Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Introduction

Elements of the Astral Body

Bhagavad Gita’s Spiritual Battlefield

Genealogy of the Characters