Descriptions
Yoga Teacher Training Modules

Two Possible Courses

Fundamentals 60 hour Yoga Instructor Training Course*

This course is designed for students who are interested in becoming yoga teachers or yoga teachers who may feel they need more training. This course can be customized by a hosting yoga studio (see *). The focus of this course is to teach the key concepts needed to teach yoga in a safe and healthy way.

*The fundamentals 60 hour instructor training program requires 12-13 modules be completed. There are 6 required modules (28 hours). The remaining modules may be chosen by the hosting studio.

200 Hour Yoga Instructor Training Course**

This training program adheres to the 200 hour teacher training standards set up by the Yoga Alliance (there will be at least 20 hours of homework in addition to the modules). Graduates of this program may consider themselves ready to student teach.

**Due to the intense nature of this coursework Fred will need to be resident near the hosting studio to teach this program. A hosting studio will need to be able to sponsor him in Japan as a full time yoga professional.

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Core Hatha Yoga Modules
Teaching Techniques on Asana, Pranyama and Meditation Yoga Teaching Skills
1
Surya Namaskar
(Sun Salute)

Tadasana
Urdhva Hastasana
Uttanasana
Chatturanga Dandhasana
11
Dhanurasana
Dhanurasana
Matseyandrasana
21
Pincha Mayurasana
Dolphin Pose
Pincha Mayurasana

2
Down Dog/Up Dog
Urdhva Mukha Svasana
Adho Mukha Svasana
12
Core Asanas V
Baddha Konasana
Supta Baddha
Konasana
Balasana
Supta Balasana
22
Sirsasana
Sirsasana
Viparita Korani

3
Surya Namaskar with Dancing Warrior
Utkatasana
Virabhadrasana I
Virabhadrasana II
13
Core Asanas VI
Pachimottanasana
Gomukhasana
23
Vinyasa
Sequencing I

Correctly sequencing poses for maximum benefit and to prevent injuries - basic poses.

4
Virabhadrasana
Virabhadrasana I
Virabhadrasana II
Virabhadrasana III
14
Core Asanas VII
Janu Sirsasana
Marichiasana
24
Vinyasa
Sequencing II
Correctly sequencing poses for maximum benefit and to prevent injuries - core poses.

5
Trikonasana
Uttitha Trikonasana
Parvritta Trikonasana
15
Core Asanas VIII
Navasana
Krounchasana
25
Advanced Vinyasa Sequencing I
Correctly sequencing intermediate level poses for maximum benefit and to prevent injuries.

6
Arhda Chandrasana
Ardha Chandrasana
Parvritta Ardha Chandrasana
16
Padmasana
Padmasana
Ardha Padmasana
Sukhasana
26
Advanced Vinyasa Sequencing II
Correctly sequencing advanced level poses for maximum benefit and to prevent injuries.

7
Core Asanas I
Parsvottanasana
Prasarita Paddatonasana
17
Core Asanas IX
Setu Bandhasana
Jatari Parivartanasana
27
Pranayama I
Ujiyii Breath
Diaphragmatic Breath

8
Core Asanas II
Vriksasana
Garudanasana
18
Hand/Arm Balancing
Lolasana
Bakasana
28
Pranayama II
Nadi Sodhana
Kapalabhati Breath

9
Core Asanas III
Ustrasana
Anjaneyasana
19
Urdhva Danurasana
Urdhva Danurasana
29
Basic Meditation Techniques
Meditation
Chanting

10
Core Asanas IV
Salabhasana
Bhujipidasana
20
Sarvangasana
Sarvanghasana
Matsyasana
30
Bandhas in the Poses
Introductions to the Bandhas and basic explanation of their use during yoga practice.

Each of these Modules
is 4 hours long and includes training in:

1. correct alignment,
2. basic adjustments,
3. pose variations for beginners,
4. techniques for avoiding injuries, and
5. teaching practice.

blue = required modules
magenta = recommended modules

Yoga Teaching Skills
Anatomy, Philosophy and Ethics plus Practicum Modules Core Hatha Yoga Modules

31
[8 hrs ] Teaching Principles I
Talking students through the practice.
36
[4 hrs] Energy Anatomy
Basic course on the Chakras and energy flow in the body  
41
[4 hrs] Yogic Lifestyle/Ayurvedic Lifestyle
Fundamentals of living a modern, yogic lifestyle with core information about the Ayurvedic approach to health.  

32
[6 hrs] Teaching Principles II
Schools and styles.
37
[4 hrs] Yoga Teacher Ethics
Ethics for modern day yoga teachers    
42
[8 hrs] Practicum: Practice Teaching
Practice teaching seminar including feedback and practice.  

33
[8 hrs] Teaching Principles III
Advanced adjustments.
38
[4 hrs] Traditional Yoga Philosophy
Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali    
43
[8 hrs] Practicum: Assisting and Adjusting
Practical workshop for teachers to experience teaching, assisting and adjusting students.  

34
[4 hrs] Anatomy/
Physiology I
Fundamental anatomy/physiology  for yoga.  
39
[4 hrs] Traditional Yoga Philosophy II
Intermediate level study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali  

35
[4 hrs] Anatomy/
Physiology II
Basic anatomy of yoga.    
40
[4 hrs] Modern History of Yoga
Study and discussion of yoga developments in the last 20 years.