ONLINE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE SYLLABUS

Below is an outline of what topics you can expect in each of the twelve modules.

PHONE CONFERENCE #1– welcome and introduction to the training. This first call will go over the curriculum and begin to lay the foundation for the training. We will go over expectations, how to submit homework and contact options.

MODULE 1
1. Introduction to Power Yoga
2. The Yamas & Niyamas
introduction to The Yamas & Niyamas – yoga’s ethical practice on the mat and off
the study of Ahimsa/Nonviolence, the first Yama
3. Yoga Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
Module 1 – Intro and Overview of Course
Module 2 – Connective Tissue and the Muscular System

PHONE CONFERENCE #2 –review of Module 1, prep and support for Module 2

MODULE 2
1. Asana Clinic:
Study of the alignment and hands-on adjustments for poses in the following sections of the sequence-
Integration
Warm Up
2. Practice Teaching:
Warm Up
3. The Yamas & Niyamas
the study of Satya/Truthfulness, the second Yama
4. Yoga Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
Module 3 – Nervous System and Neuromuscular Principles

PHONE CONFERENCE #3 – review of Module 2, prep and support for Module 3

MODULE 3
1. Asana Clinic:
Study of the alignment and hands-on adjustments for poses in the following sections of the sequence-
Standing Sequence #1
2. Practice Teaching:
Standing Sequence #1
3. The Yamas & Niyamas
the study of Asteya/Nonstealing, the third Yama
4. Yoga Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
Module 4 – The Foot and Ankle

PHONE CONFERENCE #4 –review of Module 3, prep and support for Module 4

MODULE 4
1. Asana Clinic:
Study of the alignment and hands-on adjustments for poses in the following sections of the sequence-
Standing Sequence #2
2. Practice Teaching:
Standing Sequence #2
3. The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele
the study of Brahmacharya/Nonexcess, the fourth Yama
4. Yoga Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
Module 5 – The Knee Joint

PHONE CONFERENCE #5 –review of Module 4, prep and support for Module 5

MODULE 5
1. Asana Clinic:
Study of the alignment and hands-on adjustments for poses in the following sections of the sequence-
Balancing Sequence
2. Practice Teaching:
Balancing Sequence
3. The Yamas & Niyamas
the study of Aparigraha/Nonpossessiveness, the fifth Yama
4. Yoga Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
Module 6 – The Hip Joint

PHONE CONFERENCE #6 –review of Module 5, prep and support for Module 6

MODULE 6
1. Asana Clinic:
Study of the alignment and hands-on adjustments for poses in the following sections of the sequence-
Triangle Sequence
2. Practice Teaching:
Triangle Sequence
3. The Yamas & Niyamas
the study of Saucha/Purity, the first Niyama
4. Yoga Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
Module 7 – The Psoas, The Pelvis and The Sacroiliac Joint

PHONE CONFERENCE #7 –review of Module 6, prep and support for Module 7

MODULE 7
1. Asana Clinic:
Study of the alignment and hands-on adjustments for poses in the following sections of the sequence-
Core Sequence
2. Practice Teaching:
Core Sequence
3. The Yamas & Niyamas
the study of Santosha/Contentment, the second Niyama
4. Yoga Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
Module 8 – Anatomy of Energetics: Breath and Bandha

PHONE CONFERENCE #8 –review of Module 7, prep and support for Module 8

MODULE 8
1. Asana Clinic:
Study of the alignment and hands-on adjustments for poses in the following sections of the sequence-
Backbending Sequence
2. Practice Teaching:
Backbending Sequence
3. The Yamas & Niyamas
the study of Tapas/Self-Discipline, the third Niyama
4. Yoga Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
Module 9 – The Spine

PHONE CONFERENCE #9 –review of Module 8, prep and support for Module 9

MODULE 9
1. Asana Clinic:
Study of the alignment and hands-on adjustments for poses in the following sections of the sequence-
Hip Stabilizing Sequence
2. Practice Teaching:
Hip Stabilizing Sequence
3. The Yamas & Niyamas
the study of Svadyaya/Self-Study, the fourth Niyama
4. Yoga Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
Module 10 – The Shoulder Girdle

PHONE CONFERENCE #10 –  review of Module 9, prep and review for Module 10

MODULE 10
1. Asana Clinic:
Study of the alignment and hands-on adjustments for poses in the following sections of the sequence-
Surrender Sequence
2. Practice Teaching:
Surrender Sequence
3. The Yamas & Niyamas
study of Isvara Pranidhana/Surrender, the fifth Niyama
4. Yoga Anatomy Online Course with David Keil
Module 11 – The Hand, Wrist and Elbow

PHONE CONFERENCE #11 –  review of Module 10, prep and support for Module 11

MODULE 11
1. Creating a Theme
applying the Yamas and Niyamas in class
2. The Business of Teaching
how to write a bio and mission statement
3. Working with Yoga Injuries Workshop Online Video with David Keil

PHONE CONFERENCE #12 –review of Module 11, prep and review for Module 12

MODULE 12

1. Final Practical Test
teaching of the full 90 minute power yoga sequence
2. Final Written Test

Other reading requirements include: The Path of the Yoga Sutras and How Yoga Works

Upon completion of all requirements you will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification. Please note, this is not Yoga Alliance registered since it does not include the required contact hours. Keep in mind that Yoga Alliance is just a registry. It is not a certification organization and it is not required to be certified or to teach yoga.