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Heimdal, Trondheim, Norway

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Hot/Heated Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat

Languages

English

About Atman Yoga School

The Atman Yoga School is a 200RYS and 300RYS that trains students in Vinyasa + Vedic Studies. Our curriculum is designed to serve the needs of the modern yogi while honoring the ancient wisdom of ayurveda and yogic philosophy. We offer local, part-time and immersion trainings...

The Atman Yoga School is a 200RYS and 300RYS that trains students in Vinyasa + Vedic Studies. Our curriculum is designed to serve the needs of the modern yogi while honoring the ancient wisdom of ayurveda and yogic philosophy. We offer local, part-time and immersion trainings in Norway, as well as advanced mentoring programs. www.atmanyogaschool.com

First Registered July 2015

Atman Yoga School 200 Hour Elements Training Details

Atman Yoga School 200 Hour Elements Training

Jan 12 - Jun 03, 2018
Atman Yoga School

Lead Trainer(s)

Syllabus

Educational Categories

Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

Teaching Methodology (TM)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries; How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting; Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting; Teaching styles; Qualities of a teacher; The student learning process; Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal).

Anatomy & Physiology (AP)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita); Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma; Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community; Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva).

Practicum

Topics in this category include: Practice teaching as the lead instructor (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback); Receiving and giving feedback; Observing others teaching; Assisting students while someone else is teaching.

TitleEducational CategoryContact HoursContact Hours With Lead TrainerNon-Contact Hours 
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Physical yoga practice

Learning Objective

Experiential body movement and awareness.
Yoga LifestyleYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)2.502.502.00

Yoga Lifestyle

Intro to yoga teacher training, expectations, introductions, lifestyle.

Learning Objective

For students to learn what is expected of them during teacher training, and to bond with their peers.
Taking the Seat of a TeacherTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Taking the Seat of a Teacher

The how and why of becoming a yoga teacher.

Learning Objective

To qualify and quantify what makes good teacher, and why they want to become one.
Learning/Teaching StylesTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Learning/Teaching Styles

Learn about the different learning styles

Learning Objective

Learn how to adapt to the different learning styles effectively as an instructor
Intro to AyurvedaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Intro to Ayurveda

Basic overview and history of Ayurveda and its relationship to Yoga.

Learning Objective

Know the definition of Ayurveda, its relationship to Yoga, and the role Ayurveda plays in this course.
Intro to MeditationTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)0.500.500.00

Intro to Meditation

Basic guided candle meditation

Learning Objective

Learn a specific meditation technique focusing on the flame of a candle
Intro to ChantingTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Intro to Chanting

Exercise in basic call and response chanting

Learning Objective

To have a basic understanding of how a call and response chanting works
Restorative Yoga WorkshopTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.502.500.00

Restorative Yoga Workshop

A 2 hour restorative workshop

Learning Objective

To experience a traditional restorative workshop, and identify the reasons for practicing this style of yoga
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For the students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
History of YogaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.501.00

History of Yoga

Discuss history of yoga, and different eras.

Learning Objective

To be able to recognize different eras of yoga, and distinguishable qualities between them.
Planes of Movement/Main JointsAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Planes of Movement/Main Joints

Learn the planes of movement of the body and 12 main joints.

Learning Objective

To be able to name the planes of movement of the body and the main joints of the body.
Sun Salutation A/Ujjayi BreathTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Sun Salutation A/Ujjayi Breath

Body movement, poses, reason for Sun A, and Ujjayi pranayama. Includes: Standing Forward Fold, Mountain Pose, Half-way Lift, Chatarangua, Upward Facing Dog, and Downward Facing Dog.

Learning Objective

Learn the poses that make up Sun A, pose alignment for Sun A, and Ujjayi pranayama.
Effective CueingTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Effective Cueing

Discussion on what to say and how to say it while teaching. Learn the use of active verbs, clear language, specific body parts, and synonyms.

Learning Objective

For students to learn what to say and how to say it while cueing yoga classes, including the use of active verbs, clear language, use of specific body parts, and synonyms.
Intro to Ayurveda, continuedYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Intro to Ayurveda, continued

Lecture on prakruti and vikruti, and students take quizzes to determine doshic composition

Learning Objective

Students will have a personal understanding of their own doshic composition, and the difference between prakruti and vikruti.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For the students to develop greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Limb 1- YamasYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.502.00

Limb 1- Yamas

Discussion of the 5 Yamas: Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Bramacharya, and Apariagraha.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to define and understand the concepts of the 5 Yamas and how they apply to their practice and life.
Chakra Overview and 1-3Anatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.002.00

Chakra Overview and 1-3

Discussion of what Chakras are and the energetic anatomy of the 7 main Chakras, with study of Chakras 1-3.

Learning Objective

Know what the Chakras are, where they are located and be able to discuss Chakras 1-3. Students will know the location, function, examples of excess/deficiency, color, and Bija mantra for Chakras 1-3.
Sun Salutations BTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Sun Salutations B

Learn the basic Sun Salutation B sequence including Chair Pose and Warrior 1, with the Power Yoga addition of 3 Legged Downward Facing Dog.

Learning Objective

For students to experience Sun Salutation B in their bodies, and learn the basic sequence, the breath, and how to teach Sun B.
Holding Space as a TeacherTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Holding Space as a Teacher

Discuss group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries.

Learning Objective

For students to define perimeters for a class they might teach, and how those perimeters might shift based on who they are teaching.
PracticumPracticum1.001.000.00

Practicum

Practice teach Sun A and Sun B, including Ujjayi breath.

Learning Objective

To become comfortable leading a class as a teacher.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Sutra Study- Book 1Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Sutra Study- Book 1

Intro to the Yoga Sutras and Pantanjali. Group study and discussion of select Sutras from Book 1.

Learning Objective

Students will know the definitions of what the Sutras are, who Pantanjali was, and the purpose of the Sutras. They will be able to analytically discuss how the lessons of the Sutras apply to their practice and life.
Dynamics of BreathingAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Dynamics of Breathing

Learn the physical anatomy of breathing.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to describe the role of the diaphram and the key muscles involved in breathing.
Posture Clinic- Standing PosesTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Posture Clinic- Standing Poses

Learn key elements of 5 standing poses and how to teach them: Cresent Lunge, Triangle, Warrior 2, Reverse Warrior, and Side Angle Pose.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to describe the proper alignment of, and teach, 5 standing poses: Cresent Lunge, Triangle, Warrior 2, Reverse Warrior, and Side Angle Pose.
Qualities of a TeacherTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Qualities of a Teacher

Discussion on what makes a good yoga teacher, including attributes, actions, and qualities.

Learning Objective

For students to identify desirable qualities in a good yoga teacher including attributes, actions and attitudes.
Ayurvedic Nutrition Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Ayurvedic Nutrition

Discussion on Ayurvedic basics of nutrition, food, and eating habits.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to identify the basics of an Ayurvedic diet.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Limb 2- NiyamasYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Limb 2- Niyamas

Discussion of what the second limb of yoga means, and the 5 Niyamas: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas, Svadhyaya, and Ishvara Pranidhana.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to define what Niyama means, and understand the concepts of the 5 Niyamas and how they apply to their practice and life.
Anatomy of the SpineAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Anatomy of the Spine

Discussion of the three parts of the spine (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar), what the sacrum is, vertabral structure, movements of the spine, and definitions of kyphotic and lordotic.

Learning Objective

For students to be able to identify the basic anatomy of the spine.
Posture Clinic- TwistsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Posture Clinic- Twists

Break down the alignment of twisting poses, learn appropriate cues, contraindications, modifications, and variations. Includes Prayer Twist, Revolved Cresent Lunge, Seated Twist. Also experiential practice of poses for students.

Learning Objective

For students to understand the benefits of twists, to learn appropriate cues, contraindications, modifications and variations. Poses (and their variations) include: Prayer Twist, Revolved Cresent Lunge, and Seated Twist.
Structuring a ClassTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Structuring a Class

Learn how to plan the structure of a class using a general format. Consider the goal of the class, any peak postures, and the energy flow.

Learning Objective

Students will learn a general guideline for how to structure a class considering the flow of energy, the goal of a specific class, and any peak poses.
PracticumPracticum1.001.000.00

Practicum

Practice teach with partners Sun A, Ujjayi Breath, Sun B, standing poses and twists. Practice cues, communication and timing. Partners will receive and give feedback.

Learning Objective

Students will develop greater comfort with leading a class and practice their skills with cueing and communication.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Sutra Study- Book 2Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.501.00

Sutra Study- Book 2

Group study and discussion of select Sutras from Book 2.

Learning Objective

For students to comprehend the select Sutras studied from Book 2, and how they apply to their practice and lives.
Chakras 4-7Anatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Chakras 4-7

Discussion of the energetic anatomy of Chakras 4-7.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to describe the location, function, examples of excess/deficiency, color, and Bija Mantra of each of these Chakras.
Posture Clinic- Balancing PosesTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Posture Clinic- Balancing Poses

Learn the benefits and contraindications of balancing poses. Break down the alignment of poses, variations, modifications, and learn how to teach the cues for balancing poses. Exploration of Drishti. Poses taught: Eagle Pose, Tree Pose, Dancer Pose, and Half-Moon Pose. Each Posture Clinic includes Sanskrit.

Learning Objective

Students will know the benefits, contraindications, proper alignment, cues, variations and modifications for balancing poses. Students will know the definition and concept of Drishti. Poses learned: Eagle Pose, Tree Pose, Dancer Pose, and Half-Moon Pose.
Themeing a ClassTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Themeing a Class

Discuss how to theme a yoga class. Appropriate themes include: nature, seasons, holidays, specific areas of the body (ex: hips), a peak pose, inspirational quotes, a Sutra, or a limb of yoga.

Learning Objective

Students will learn the objective of a theme, how to choose a theme, and specifically how to weave it into their yoga class.
Ayurvedic DinacharyaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Ayurvedic Dinacharya

Lecture on the rituals and practice of daily personal hygiene.

Learning Objective

Students will learn how to oil pull, how to use a neti pot and nasya oil, how to do dry brushing and skin oliation, and about sleep and eating patterns.
PranayamaTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Pranayama

Learn basic pranayama exercises including Nadi Shodhana and Bhastrika.

Learning Objective

For students to experience and learn pranayama techniques including Nadi Shodhana and Bhastrika.
Arm Balance WorkshopTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Arm Balance Workshop

Explore different arm balances, including variations and modifications, for Crow Pose, Side Crow, Flying Pigeon, Hurdlers, Stick Pose, and Eight-Limbed Pose. Includes wrist stretches and safety.

Learning Objective

For students to experience and learn arm balances, variations, and modifications. Poses include Crow Pose, Side Crow, Flying Pigeon, Hurdlers, Stick Pose and Eight-Limbed Pose. Students will also learn wrist stretches and safety.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For the students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Limbs 3 and 4- Asana and PranayamaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Limbs 3 and 4- Asana and Pranayama

Discussion of the how and why of Asana and Pranayama, and Pranayama as the bridge between the gross body and the subtle body.

Learning Objective

Students will learn the how and why behind asana and pranayama, and how pranayama acts as the bridge between the gross body and the subtle body (outward action vs. inward action).
Nadi LectureAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Nadi Lecture

Discussion of the 3 nadis, ida, pingala, and sushumna, and their location and role as energy channels in the body.

Learning Objective

For students to identify the purpose, location, and actions of the 3 main nadis- ida, pingala, and sushumna.
Posture Clinic- Hip OpenersTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Posture Clinic- Hip Openers

Practical exploration of hip opening postures including Lizard Pose, Wide-Legged Forward Fold, Seated Wide-Legged Forward Fold, Frog Pose, Pigeon Pose, and Cresent Moon Lunge. Includes modifications and variations.

Learning Objective

For students to learn how to break down the alignment, cues, modifications and variations for hip-opening poses. Includes Lizard Pose, Wide Legged Forward Fold, Seated Wide Legged Forward Fold, Frog Pose, Pigeon Pose, and Cresent Moon Lunge.
Principles of Demonstrating AsanasTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Principles of Demonstrating Asanas

Discussion of principles of demonstrating while teaching, including demonstrating a pose at the front of a class vs. mirroring a student to emphasize proper alignment.

Learning Objective

Students will understand the benefits of demonstrating a yoga pose, and be able to demonstrate a pose in front of a class and mirror a student to emphasize proper alignment.
PracticumPracticum1.001.000.00

Practicum

Students will practice teach each other Sun A, Sun B, and additional learned poses and incorporate the use of demonstrating poses where appropriate.

Learning Objective

Students will deepen their skills leading a yoga class and incorporating the use of demonstrating poses.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For the students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Sutra Study- Book 3Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Sutra Study- Book 3

Group study and discussion of select Sutras in Book 3.

Learning Objective

For students to comprehend the select Sutras found in Book 3 and how they apply to the student's practice and lives.
Anatomy of the Hips/PelvisAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Anatomy of the Hips/Pelvis

Discuss the main bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the hips and pelvis.

Learning Objective

For students to understand the anatomy of the hips and pelvis, including the location and action of the main bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Sequencing- Session 1Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Sequencing- Session 1

Learn how to start putting a class together using a blueprint of a class structure to choose specific poses and their place in a class.

Learning Objective

Students will learn how to start putting a class sequence together using the blueprint of a class structure.
Use of Language and VoiceTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Use of Language and Voice

Lecture and discussion on active vs. passive language, positive and encouraging communication, habitual speech patterns, and when to speak/when not to speak.

Learning Objective

For students to understand active vs. passive language, learn positive and encouraging communication styles, identify habitual speech patterns, and learn when to speak/when not to speak in a yoga class.
Structural Identification of DoshasYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Structural Identification of Doshas

Group exercise in learning how to identify physical doshic traits in themselves and others.

Learning Objective

For students to be able to recognize doshic physical traits in themselves and others.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Samkhya Philosophy OverviewYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)2.502.500.00

Samkhya Philosophy Overview

Lecture and discussion on the history and general principles of Sankhya philosophy, and how it relates to yoga. Includes discussion of Upanishads, Perusha, Prakriti, dualism, avidya, and moksha.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to describe the general overview of Samkhya philosophy; its history, relationship to yoga, and key principles of Perusha, Prakriti, dualism, avidya and Moksha. Conciousness vs. Matter.
Sequencing- Session 2Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Sequencing- Session 2

Discussion and practice intelligently sequencing a class based on a class structure

Learning Objective

Students will deepen their skills of intelligently sequencing an asana class based on the blueprint of a class structure.
Body Language While TeachingTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Body Language While Teaching

Discussion of appropriate, ineffective, and distracting body language while teaching.

Learning Objective

For students to have a clear goal of appropriate body language while teaching, and be aware of ineffective and distracting body language practices.
Practice TeachingPracticum1.001.000.00

Practice Teaching

Students will practice teach each other Sun A, Sun B, and their own sequencing based on previous sequencing sessions. Also practice using demos and body language when teaching.

Learning Objective

Students will deepen teaching skills and comfort level by practice teaching each other, and practicing demos and use of body language.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

Students will develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Ethics of Teaching YogaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Ethics of Teaching Yoga

Discussion of ethics for yoga teachers including student-teacher relationships, teacher-studio relationships, and teacher-teacher relationships.

Learning Objective

For students to comprehend the ethics of teaching yoga, and appropriate student-teacher relationships, teacher-studio relationships, and teacher-teacher relationships.
Anatomy of the ShouldersAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Anatomy of the Shoulders

Lecture on the main bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that make up the shoulders and upper back and upper chest.

Learning Objective

For students to be able to identify the main bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the shoulders, upper back, and upper chest.
Sequencing Clinic 1Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Sequencing Clinic 1

Group round-robin break down of sequences provided by each student. Provide feedback to the group and suggestions for alternatives.

Learning Objective

For students to get and provide feedback on sequences provided by each student, with the goal of improving pose sequences.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Yoga MythologyYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Yoga Mythology

An overview of the history and stories of yogic mythology. Includes Hanuman, Shiva, Parvarti, Lakshmi, and Ganesh.

Learning Objective

Fors students to understand the history and meaning of yoga dieties including Hanuman, Shiva, Parvarti, Lakshmi, and Ganesh.
The Nervous SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

The Nervous System

Lecture/discussion on the nervous system: CNS and PNS and how they work.

Learning Objective

For students to be able to identify the functions and location of the Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System.
Posture Clinic- Arm BalancesTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Posture Clinic- Arm Balances

Learn the proper way to set up and teach common arm balances, including Crow Pose, Side Crow, Flying Pigeon, Hurdler Pose, Stick Pose, and 8-Angled Pose

Learning Objective

For students to be able to teach alignment and set up for common arm balances including: Crow Pose, Side Crow, Flying Pigeon, Hurdler Pose, Stick Pose, and 8-Angled Pose.
Student ConnectionTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Student Connection

Lecture/Discussion on how to connect to your students through different ways.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to utilize different ways to connect to students, including through physical assists, use of names, eye contact, and personal presence.
Practice TeachPracticum1.001.000.00

Practice Teach

Students teach yoga to one another in pairs, using all the tools they have learned.

Learning Objective

For students to get more comfortable teaching yoga, using the tools they have learned.
ChantingTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)0.500.500.00

Chanting

Practice chanting call and response.

Learning Objective

For students to experience call and response chanting.
Workshop- Hip OpeningTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Workshop- Hip Opening

Guided hip opening asana workshop with advanced variations and modifications.

Learning Objective

For students to experience a guided hip opening asana workshop with advanced variations and modifications.
Yoga NidraTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)0.500.500.00

Yoga Nidra

Guided Yoga Nidra.

Learning Objective

For students to experience Yoga Nidra.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movment and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Sutra Study- Book 4Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Sutra Study- Book 4

Lecture and discussion of selected sutras from Book 4.

Learning Objective

For students to comprehend and discuss select sutras from Book 4.
Anatomy of Muscular EngagementAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Anatomy of Muscular Engagement

Discussion on concentric and eccentric muscle movements, and how that effects a pose.

Learning Objective

For students to identify what happens with concentric and eccentric muscle movements, and how it relates to particular yoga poses.
Bandhas WorkshopTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Bandhas Workshop

Discussion and guided practice of identifying and engaging the 3 main bandhas, and their uses.

Learning Objective

Students will be able to locate the 3 main bandhas, find the energetic engagement of them, and understand their uses.
Using Music in ClassTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Using Music in Class

Discussion about the use of music in a yoga class- intention, how, and following an energy flow.

Learning Objective

For students to understand when and how it is appropriate to use music in a yoga class, and how to follow the general energy arc of the class.
Ayurvedic Analysis DiscussionYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.001.00

Ayurvedic Analysis Discussion

Review homework and reading assignment of "The Hidden Secret of Ayurveda" (Robert Svoboda), and discuss the 3 main ways Ayurveda is used for analysis of the body and mind.

Learning Objective

Students will discuss the reading assignment and their homework from "The Hidden Secret of Ayurveda" (Robert Svoboda), and discuss the 3 main ways Ayurveda is used for analysis of body and mind.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
The Three GunasYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

The Three Gunas

Lecture and discussion on the 3 gunas, and their role in our lives, yoga philosophy, and yoga.

Learning Objective

For students to be able to discuss the 3 gunas, and how they impact our lives and yoga.
Subtle Body Energy- Part 1Anatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Subtle Body Energy- Part 1

Lecture on the 5 vayus, and their energetic anatomy.

Learning Objective

For students to be able to name the 5 vayus, and the energetic action they govern.
Posture Clinic- Seated, Supine, and Prone PosesTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Posture Clinic- Seated, Supine, and Prone Poses

Discussion and practice of poses not already discussed: Floor Bow, Frog, Seated Forward- Fold, Wide- Legged Seated Forward Fold, Janusirsasana, Happy Baby.

Learning Objective

For students to learn additional seated, supine, and prone poses and the correct alignment of them, as well as benefits and contraindications.
Business of Yoga- Part 1Teaching Methodology (TM)1.001.001.00

Business of Yoga- Part 1

Discussion about where to teach yoga, and how to get yoga jobs

Learning Objective

For students to understand where and how to get jobs teaching yoga.
PracticumPracticum1.001.000.00

Practicum

Practice teaching in pairs and receive/give feedback.

Learning Objective

For students to get more comfortable teaching, using cues, and the principles of demonstration.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Limbs 5 and 6- Pratyahara and DharanaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Limbs 5 and 6- Pratyahara and Dharana

Discussion of what pratyahara and dharana are, and how to incorporate into practice.

Learning Objective

Students will understand what pratyahara and dharana are, and how to incorporate into practice.
Subtle Body Energy- Part 2Anatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Subtle Body Energy- Part 2

Discuss what we learned about the 5 vayus and their energetic directions, and incorporate them into physical yoga poses.

Learning Objective

Students will explore the 5 vayus in their bodies and in yoga poses, to understand the subtle body energy of vata.
Posture Clinic- BackbendsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Posture Clinic- Backbends

Discuss and practice correct alignment for various backbends, as well as benefits, modifications, and contraindications.

Learning Objective

For students to learn the correct alignment for various backbends, the benefits, modifications, and contraindications.
Tying Theme, Music, and Poses TogetherTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.000.00

Tying Theme, Music, and Poses Together

Discuss ways to create a "full package" for students by layering a theme with appropriate music and poses.

Learning Objective

For students to understand how to layer a theme with appropriate music and poses to create a full package class.
Mudra WorkshopTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Mudra Workshop

Learn what specific mudras are, how to practice them, and why to practice.

Learning Objective

For students to learn several different mudras that they can incorporate into their practice or yoga classes.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Limbs 7 and 8- Dhyana and SamadhiYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Limbs 7 and 8- Dhyana and Samadhi

Discussion of the 2 final limbs of the 8-limbed path of yoga.

Learning Objective

For students to understand limbs 7 and 8 of the 8-limbed yoga path- Dhyana and Samadhi.
The 5 KoshasAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.001.00

The 5 Koshas

Discussion of the 5 koshas, and what they mean for spiritual development.

Learning Objective

For students to be able to name the 5 koshas, what they do, and what they mean for spiritual development.
Posture Clinic- InversionsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Posture Clinic- Inversions

Discuss how to teach and practice inversions, proper alignment, benefits, modifications, and contraindications.

Learning Objective

For students to know the proper alignment of common inversions, how to teach them, benefits, modifications, and contraindications.
Business of Yoga- LiabilityTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.001.00

Business of Yoga- Liability

Discussion of legal responsibility, liability, and importance of waivers and insurance.

Learning Objective

For students to understand their legal responsibilities as a yoga instructor, and how to protect themselves.
Practice TeachPracticum1.001.000.00

Practice Teach

Students will work in partners to practice teach one another, and provide feedback.

Learning Objective

For students to practice their teaching skills, and receive feedback for improvements.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Intro to the Bhavagahad GitaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.501.00

Intro to the Bhavagahad Gita

Introduction to the Gita, and its significance to yoga and yoga practitioners.

Learning Objective

For students to gain an understanding of the Gita and its relevance to yoga and yoga practitioners.
Using Physical Anatomy in ClassAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.002.00

Using Physical Anatomy in Class

Discuss how to effectively incorporate physical anatomy into a class. Homework assignment in anatomy book.

Learning Objective

For students to understand how to effectively incorporate physical anatomy into a yoga class.
The Art of Assists- Part 1Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

The Art of Assists- Part 1

General overview of assists- how and why we give them. Mindful touch, what constitutes inappropriate touch, how assists are beneficial. Learn and practice common physical assists.

Learning Objective

For students to comprehend the importance of physical assists, and how to mindfully give them. Learn what constitutes inappropriate touch and ineffective touch. Learn and practice common physical assists.
Business of Yoga- MarketingTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.001.00

Business of Yoga- Marketing

Discussion of ways to market yourself as a yoga teacher- social media, websites, word-of mouth, business cards, etc. Discuss reading assignment from Darren Main's book "The Yogi Entrepreneur".

Learning Objective

For students to understand how to market themselves as yoga teachers using social media, websites, word-of-mouth, business cards, etc.
5 Paths of YogaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

5 Paths of Yoga

Discuss homework assignment on the 5 Paths of Yoga according to David Frawley in "Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization".

Learning Objective

For students to discuss their reading and homework assignment on the 5 Paths of Yoga (Jnana, Bhakti, Kriya, Karma, Raja) according to David Frawley in "Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self- Realization".
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their practice.
Bhagavad Gita Further ExploredYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.501.500.00

Bhagavad Gita Further Explored

Further discuss reading and homework related to the Bhagavad Gita.

Learning Objective

For students to be able to discuss the reading assignment, their homework, and specific passages from the BG and their importance.
Kundalini and the ChakrasAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.001.00

Kundalini and the Chakras

Discuss reading assignment and homework from the chapter 'Kundalini and the Chakras' in "Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization" by David Frawley.

Learning Objective

For students to better understand the subtle body energies of the Kundalini and Chakras, and to discuss the reading assignment and homework fromchapter 'Kundalini and the Chakras' in "Yoga and Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization" by David Frawley.
The Art of Assists- Part 2Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

The Art of Assists- Part 2

Continue discussion and practice of physical assists in a yoga class.

Learning Objective

For students to learn and practice more physical yoga assists, carried over from Part 1.
Practice TeachPracticum2.002.000.00

Practice Teach

Students will practice teach in pairs everything they have learned - poses, sequences, assists, and provide feedback.

Learning Objective

For students to practice using all their teaching tools and give feedback- poses, sequences, cues, assists, themes.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Sequencing Clinic 2Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Sequencing Clinic 2

Group round-robin discussion/breakdown of sequences provided by each student.

Learning Objective

Group round-robin discussion/breakdown of sequences provided by each student.
MantrasTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Mantras

Discussion of what a mantra is, and how it is used. Learn specific mantras.

Learning Objective

For students to know what a mantra is, how it is used, and common specific mantras.
Guiding MeditationsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Guiding Meditations

Students will experience a led guided meditation, and learn how to teach meditations.

Learning Objective

Students will experience a led guided meditation, and learn how to teach meditations.
Business of Yoga- Staying OrganizedTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.001.50

Business of Yoga- Staying Organized

Discuss logistics of being a yoga teacher- keeping track of hours taught, certificates, contracts, sub requests, etiquette, how to pay taxes and what can be written off. Reading assignment in Darren Main book.

Learning Objective

For students to understand the logistics of being a yoga teacher- keeping track of hours taught, certificates, contracts, sub requests, etiquette, how to pay taxes and what can be written off.
Practice TeachPracticum1.001.000.00

Practice Teach

Students practice teach in pairs, and provide feedback.

Learning Objective

For students to practice using all the tools they have learned and put it all together- poses, alignments, cues, themes, assists.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of anasa in their bodies.
Props WorkshopTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.502.500.00

Props Workshop

Discussion and interactive workshop on how, why and when to use props in a yoga class.

Learning Objective

For students to learn how, why and when to use props in a yoga class including blocks, straps, bolsters and blankets.
Sequencing- Session 3Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)4.004.000.00

Sequencing- Session 3

Discuss and practice intelligently sequencing a class based on an assigned class structure/topic.

Learning Objective

Students will deepen their skills of intelligently sequencing an asana class based on an assigned class structure/topic.
Ayurveda Exam Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Ayurveda Exam

Students take an exam on Ayurveda material, and grade exams as a group.

Learning Objective

For students to retain information about Ayurveda basics, food, dinacharya, philosophy, and analysis.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Putting it All TogetherTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.502.500.00

Putting it All Together

Interactive Lecture/practice on how to weave everything together, including asana, music, themes, meditations, and mantra for a powerful yoga experience.

Learning Objective

For students to interactively learn how to skillfully weave asana, music, themes, meditations and mantra together for a powerful yoga experience.
Staying a StudentTeaching Methodology (TM)1.001.001.00

Staying a Student

Lecture/discussion on how to continue yoga education, and the importance of staying a student even while taking the seat of the teacher. Homework assignment to research other possible future trainings, workshops, or yoga events that the student is drawn to for future education.

Learning Objective

For students to learn avenues where they can continue their yoga education, and the importance of staying a student even while taking the seat of the teacher.
Kriya YogaTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)3.003.000.00

Kriya Yoga

Lecture and practice on what Kriya yoga is in the Kundalini tradition, and numerology.

Learning Objective

For students to know what Kriya Yoga is, how it relates to Kundalini yoga, and how/why it is practiced. Also for students to experience numerology in the Kundalini tradition.
Asana PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Asana Practice

Experiential body movement and awareness.

Learning Objective

For students to develop a greater understanding of asana in their bodies.
Chakra MeditationTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.500.00

Chakra Meditation

A guided meditation to bring alignment into the Chakras.

Learning Objective

For students to experience a guided Chakra meditation that brings balance into the Chakras.
Advanced Cueing TechniquesTeaching Methodology (TM)2.502.500.00

Advanced Cueing Techniques

Discussion on how to refine verbal cues, and how to expand beyond basic cues when teaching.

Learning Objective

For students to learn how to refine their verbal cues and how to expand beyond basic cues when teaching.
Teaching Test-OutTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.502.500.00

Teaching Test-Out

The students split into two groups, and each group teaches a complete one hour class round-robin style. The group not teaching assists, and the students of the class are community members from the local studio. This is the final "test out" for the training program, with feedback provided by the lead instructor.

Learning Objective

For the students to experience teaching a real yoga class with unfamiliar bodies, and to experience assisting/adjusting real bodies that are unfamiliar to them. This is the final test out for the training program, with feedback provided by lead instructor.
Seva EssentialsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Seva Essentials

Discussion of importance of seva, and how to participate in community seva programs.

Learning Objective

For students to understand the importance of seva in the yogic tradition, and how to get involved in their local communities.
Special Populations/Pre-NatalTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.001.000.00

Special Populations/Pre-Natal

Discussion on how to teach to specific special populations, and ways to modify your class structure.

Learning Objective

For students to learn how to teach yoga to special populations, and ways they can modify their class structure and the asanas.
Closing Ceremony and CelebrationTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.001.00

Closing Ceremony and Celebration

Closing ceremony and celebration! One hour asana practice followed by group sharing of their teacher training journey, and intention setting for taking their offerings out into the world. Presentation of certificates.

Learning Objective

For students to mindfully and powerfully close their teacher training experience in community. Purposeful intention setting for taking their teaching offerings out into the world.

 

 

 

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School Reviews

Total Reviews: 17

By Marte Wiik RYT® 200

May 14, 2018

I would strongly recommend Atman Yoga School to anyone who wants to teach or who would like do dive deeper in their personal practice. Jessica is a dedicated and compassionate teacher who inspires and always eager to share her deep knowledge and experience of yoga with her students. Full Review

By Johanna Bayer RYT® 200

Jan 20, 2018

The YTT with the Atman Yoga School exceeded all my expectations. I had the pleasure to learn everything I was hoping to and a lot more. The training broadened my horizon motivated and still motivates me to keep on studying, deepen my knowledge in facets of yoga that I didn't know of before. Through the training I became part of the Atman Yoga tribe and got a fantastic base for everything that is still to come. Full Review

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