1. Introduction to Yoga

  • History and origins of yoga
  • Different paths of yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, etc.)
  • Yoga philosophy and its principles.

2. Yoga Asanas (Poses)

  • Detailed study and practice of yoga postures.
  • Proper alignment, modifications, and variations.
  • Sequencing and structuring of yoga classes.

3. Pranayama (Breathing Techniques and control)

  • Various breathing exercises and their benefits.
  • Breath awareness and control.
  • Incorporating pranayama into your practice.

4. Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Techniques for meditation and concentration
  • The role of meditation in yoga practice
  • Mindfulness and stress reduction

5. Teaching Methodology

  • How to structure and teach a yoga class
  • Cueing and communication skills
  • Hands-on adjustments and assists

6. Yoga for Health and Wellness

  • Using yoga for stress reduction.
  • Yoga for specific health conditions (e.g., back pain, anxiety)
  • Ayurveda and yoga for holistic health
  • Ethical principles for yoga practitioners and teachers
  • Diet and nutrition in yoga