1. Introduction to Yoga

  • Overview of yoga philosophy and history.
  • Explanation of different yoga styles (e.g., Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Bikram, Iyengar).
  • Benefits of practicing yoga for physical and mental well-being.

2. Yoga Asanas (Poses)

  • Detailed instruction and demonstration of foundational yoga poses.
  • Progression from basic to more advanced poses.
  • Alignment principles to prevent injury and promote proper form.
  • 3. Pranayama (Breath Control)

    • Breathing techniques to enhance awareness and relaxation.
    • Instruction on different types of pranayama (e.g., Ujjayi, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana).
    • Connecting breath with movement in yoga practice.

    4. Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Introduction to meditation
  • Different meditation techniques.
  • Mindfulness practices for stress reduction and mental clarity.
  • 5. Yoga Philosophy and Lifestyle

  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga (Patanjali's Yoga Sutras).
  • Ethical principles (Yamas and Niyamas) in yoga.
  • Integrating yoga into daily life
  • 6. Anatomy and Physiology

  • Understanding the body's structure and how it relates to yoga practice.
  • Awareness of common anatomical considerations in poses.
  • Injury prevention and modifications for different body types.
  • 7. Sequencing and Class Planning

  • How to design a well-rounded yoga class.
  • Creating thematic classes (e.g., for stress relief, flexibility, strength).
  • Cueing and pacing for effective teaching.
  • 8. Yoga for Special Populations

  • Adapting yoga for pregnant women, seniors, and people with injuries or health conditions
  • Precautions and modifications.
  • 9. Yoga Nidra and Relaxation Techniques

  • Guided relaxation practices.
  • Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation and stress reduction.