The course is set upon the sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) and the creative flow found in the Vinyasa Flow style of asana practice. While the traditional Ashtanga Primary series lays a strong foundation for the students, they will also learn from various other yoga styles on which to draw from in developing and sequencing a Vinyasa Flow class. In these styles, asana are practiced using breath, dristi (gaze) and bandhas (inner energy locks). By the end of the course, students will be able to teach Ashtanga primary series as well as creating their own Vinyasa Flow sequences.
From Day 1, the course will lead the students through the proper techniques including key alignments, modifications, variations, contraindications, use of basic yoga props as well as the art of adjustment techniques, teaching methodology and practice teaching.
As the foundation of Ashtanga primary series established, principles of sequencing will be taught so that students can create a Vinyasa flow class according to the needs of their own students or class. In addition, we will incorporate other styles of yoga such as yin, restorative and Hatha yoga to provide the students a broader horizon of yoga styles and enhance their knowledge in general.
We intend to support each student as they develop, deepen, appreciate and expand their understanding of their true authentic self. Through practical study of philosophy, personal alignment, modifications of classical poses, pranayama practices, meditation and individual instruction, this intimate training is sure to be a life enhancing experience.
We look forward to share this spiritual journey with you!