Yogaworks-teacherAssistingAt the cornerstone of YogaWorks teaching philosophy is the idea that the concepts of Yoga must be first understood through the body and the dynamic, conscious practice of asana.

The YogaWorks method takes some inspiration from Ashtanga yoga and some from Iyengar yoga, integrating both into our own paradigm – a balance of precision and flow. Their programs emphasize a student’s personal practice as the source for their creative teaching. To deepen their education, trainees in the YogaWorks Teacher Training will study anatomy and physiology, explore yoga’s philosophical underpinnings, practice meditation and pranayama, and investigate the subtle body and the science of Ayurveda.

the art of teaching
The art of teaching is a form of yoga in itself requiring sensitivity, compassion and practice. A teacher must encourage and inspire, and be sensitive to both the needs of individuals and those of the group. The practical and subtle aspects involved in teaching addressed in this course include:

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    Use of voice, body language, touch
    The art and science of sequencing
    Learning how to see and understand bodies
    The purpose and use of props: in personal practice and class setting
    Hands on adjustments
    Practice Teaching

students who complete the 200-hour teacher training program will:
Deepen their practice and understanding of yoga
Know how to structure and create a cohesive, well-rounded class
Acquire an understanding of yoga philosophy
Learning how to see and understand bodies
Become a member of the YogaWorks alumni association
Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga
Students will also receive a diploma and Letter of Completion which they can use to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level and share with prospective employers. Completion of this program will also qualify students for admission into YogaWorks’ 300-Hour Professional Program.

teacher training book list: required reading
Heart of Yoga by Desikachar
Yoga, Mind, Body & Spirit by Donna Farhi
Light On Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Concise Book of Muscles, by Chris Jarme

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