Our 200 Starts in Person at The Yoga Space Portland or can be taken livestream over zoom.

Starts January 12, 2024.

8 weekends
Fridays from 6pm - 8pm PT
Saturdays from 11am - 1pm, 2pm - 5:30pm PT
Sundays from 11am - 1pm, 2pm - 6pm PT
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Weekend 1
January 12, 13, 14

Standing Poses & Downward Facing Dog study, assists, and alternatives, anatomy of the legs and feet, sitting practice alignment. Yoga Sutras Chapters 1 & 2 Meditation.

Weekend 2
January 26, 27, 28

Forward Bends, Anatomy of the pelvis, back body muscles and fascial lines; Yoga Sutras; Sankyha Philosophy. Principles of Teaching.

Weekend 3
February 2, 3, 4

Back bending with ease, principles and assists. Teaching Practicum. Yoga Sutras, Anatomy of psoas, spine, hip flexors and extensors.

Weekend 4
16, 17, 18
Hip Openers, Marichayasanas; anatomy of hip joint and knee; Bhagavad Gita. Teaching Practicum. Meditation.

Weekend 5
February 23, 24, 25

Twisting poses; anatomy of the core muscles, Beginning Pranayama. Bhagavad Gita Chapters 7-10

Weekend 6
8, 9, 10
Art of sequencing a flow-based class; Beginning Inversions; Sarvangasana and Sirsasana cycles. Anatomy of the head, neck, accessing the core line. Bhagavad Gita, Teaching Practicum. Assisting in class.

Weekend 7
March 29, 30, 31

Handstands, Arm balances, shoulder and wrist anatomy, Teaching Practicum, Meditation.

Weekend 8
April 5, 6, 7

Closing Weekend, Pranayama, Subtle Body, taking seat of teacher, business of yoga

Our program is rooted in the lineage of Krishnamacharya, blending the Vinyasa flow, internal form, and intelligent progression found in the Ashtanga system, the precise alignment instructions and supported poses of the Iyengar system, and the modifications to the individual that Desikachar emphasized.

We will focus on:

  • The Theory & Practice of Yoga (intensive asana, philosophy, pranayama and meditation study)
  • Therapeutic Applications (learn to teach alignment based yoga as you gain a strong understanding of anatomy & physiology as applied to yoga asana.
  • Art of Teaching (gain the confidence and tools to be an effective teacher using voice, body language, gentle assists, & the art of sequencing, as you practice teaching.
  • Yoga Philosophy, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika & Comparative study of Buddha's Science.

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