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7 Johnson Road

Latham, NY, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Hot/Heated Yoga

Trainings Formats

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Languages

Engligh

About Styles Yoga

Styles Yoga offers both 200-hour foundational and 300-hour supplementary yoga teacher training programs in Albany, NY. Our programs offer a safe modern approach to yoga while honoring the lineage, history, and traditional practices. Practitioners of all levels are welcome...

Styles Yoga offers both 200-hour foundational and 300-hour supplementary yoga teacher training programs in Albany, NY.

Our programs offer a safe modern approach to yoga while honoring the lineage, history, and traditional practices. Practitioners of all levels are welcome into our training programs. Led by Aaron Styles RYT-500, Aaron’s passion for yoga, injury prevention, and anatomy fueled his desire to create these programs to share with the world.

Styles Yoga believes in giving back to our local community. A percentage of each student’s tuition supports a local charitable organization in the greater Capital Region of Upstate, New York.

First Registered October 2014

Module 4 - 300hr Training Details

Module 4 - 300hr Training

Feb 10 - Apr 15, 2018
The Hot Yoga Spot

Lead Trainer(s)

Syllabus

Educational Categories

Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

This material shall foster an enhanced understanding and experience as compared to the content of your school's RYS 200 or foundational Techniques, Training and Practice sessions. 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 the subject and application of its principles 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: Further and deeper study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita) than what was included in your school's RYS 200 syllabus content; 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 through yoga (seva).

Practicum

Topics in this category include: Practice teaching (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 
Anatomy & injury prevention of the shoulder, arm, and wrist.Anatomy & Physiology (AP)8.008.000.00

Anatomy & injury prevention of the shoulder, arm, and wrist.

Through lecture and powerpoint visualizations, students will learn the locations, actions, insertions, and origins for the muscles located from the shoulder down to the hand. Students will palpate the muscles on one another to gain a better understanding of where the muscles are located. They will then demonstrate how to engage and how to lengthen each muscle. Students will also learn which muscle and/or joints are easily injured and how to prevent injury by strengthening the muscles that stabilize the joint. Students will have time to practice teaching the stabilization movements.

Learning Objective

Clearly be able to identify the muscles located from the shoulder to the hand. Learn how to prevent injury by strengthening the stabilizing muscles.
Anatomy & injury prevention of hip, thigh, and leg.Anatomy & Physiology (AP)8.008.000.00

Anatomy & injury prevention of hip, thigh, and leg.

Through lecture and powerpoint visualizations, students will learn the locations, actions, insertions, and origins for the muscles located from the hip down to the foot. Students will palpate the muscles on one another to gain a better understanding of where the muscles are located. They will then demonstrate how to engage and how to lengthen each muscle. Students will also learn which muscle and/or joints are easily injured and how to prevent injury by strengthening the muscles that stabilize the joint. Students will have time to practice teaching the stabilization movements.
Anatomy and injury prevention of the trunk and spine.Anatomy & Physiology (AP)8.008.000.00

Anatomy and injury prevention of the trunk and spine.

Through lecture and powerpoint visualizations, students will learn the locations, actions, insertions, and origins for the muscles located in the trunk. Students will palpate the muscles on one another to gain a better understanding of where the muscles are located. They will then demonstrate how to engage and how to lengthen each muscle. Students will also learn which muscle and/or joints are easily injured and how to prevent injury by strengthening the muscles that stabilize the spine. Students will have time to practice teaching the stabilization movements.

Learning Objective

Clearly be able to identify the muscles located in the trunk. Learn how to prevent injury by strengthening the stabilizing muscles.
Understanding fascia & myofascial release.Anatomy & Physiology (AP)12.0012.000.00

Understanding fascia & myofascial release.

Through lecture and demonstration, students will learn about what fascia is and how it's relevant in a yoga practice. Students will learn how to locate fascial restrictions and how to use restorative postures, lacrosse balls, and yoga props to help release the restrictions. Using what they learned, students will spend time creating their own unique myofascial release sequences for a self care practice.

Learning Objective

To understand fascia and how it lives in the body. To understand how fascia is relevant in yoga. To learn various myofascial techniques and create a sequence relevant for their own body.
Introduction to Ayurveda PhilosophyYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)8.008.000.00

Introduction to Ayurveda Philosophy

Through lecture and reading, students will learn about the Ayurveda philosophy. They will learn about the various doshas and how to determine their own constitution. They will learn how to find inner balance and harmony by creating a yoga practice and diet specific for their constitution.

Learning Objective

Learn about Ayurveda. Discover their own constitution. Learn how to balance their lives with ayurvedic techniques.
Advanced study of asanas & assists (Shoulder)Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)14.0014.000.00

Advanced study of asanas & assists (Shoulder)

Through demonstration and participation, students will practice and learn how to teach advanced postures related to the shoulder. Students will integrate their knowledge of anatomy to determine which postures are limited by soft tissue or hard boney structures. These include but are not limited to forearm balance, wheel variations, drop-backs, "tick-tocks", and various arm balances. Students will spend time practicing the postures in their own body as well as work in small groups to watch for alignment and body mechanics.

Learning Objective

Learn how to practice and cue more advanced postures.
Learn To Teach WorkshopsTeaching Methodology (TM)4.004.000.00

Learn To Teach Workshops

Through lecture, students will learn how to optimally structure workshops. They will learn how to successfully maintain a theme, sequence asana together with lecture, and how to market what they are offering.

Learning Objective

Learn to teach workshops in a successful way.
Students Teach WorkshopsPracticum6.006.006.00

Students Teach Workshops

Students will teach a workshop to their fellow students and instructor. Depending on the size of the group, students may teach a workshop as a small group. Students will be given feedback on their use of proper language, intelligent sequencing, and maintaining a theme throughout the workshop. Students will be required to teach their workshop a few times at home for practice.

Learning Objective

Practice teaching a workshop.
Skillful LangaugeTeaching Methodology (TM)4.004.000.00

Skillful Langauge

Through lecture, students will learn how to cue students through asana and pranayama while maintaining professional and proper language skills. They will learn to confidently speak in commands, present tense, and to project their voice. Student will learn which harsh sounding words better left out of a yoga class.

Learning Objective

Speak confidently and professionally.
Bhagavad Gita StudyYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)6.006.0010.00

Bhagavad Gita Study

Students are required to read the Bhagavad Gita prior to the start of the training. During this discussion, students will share their interpretations of various passages from the script. Students will discuss the different lessons that can be learned from reading the book.

Learning Objective

Study of the Bhagavad Gita.
Organization and Chemistry Of LifeAnatomy & Physiology (AP)3.003.000.00

Organization and Chemistry Of Life

Students will study how the body works all the way down to the smallest of its parts. By looking at the anatomy of the body students are able to see what the body is comprised of. By looking at the physiology of the body students are able to see how the body and all its parts work. This lecture will utilize a powerpoint presentation as well as the student workbook.

Learning Objective

Learn the basics/groundwork of human Anatomy & Physiology.
CellsAnatomy & Physiology (AP)2.002.000.00

Cells

Students will study the anatomy of a cell. They will learn what a cell is comprised of and how the parts of a cell work together. Students will follow along with a powerpoint presentation while utilizing their anatomy workbooks.

Learning Objective

Learn the anatomy of a cell.
TissuesAnatomy & Physiology (AP)2.002.000.00

Tissues

Students will study the anatomy of tissues. They will learn what tissues are comprised of and how tissues work in the body to maintain homeostasis. Students will learn the anatomy of nervous, muscle, connective, and epithelial tissue. Students will follow along with a powerpoint presentation while utilizing their anatomy workbooks.

Learning Objective

To learn the anatomy of tissues in the human body.
Integumentary SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)2.002.000.00

Integumentary System

Students will study the anatomy & physiology of the integumentary system. Students will learn about the different layers of the skin and the beneficial purpose of each. They will learn how yoga can effect the skin. Students will follow along with a powerpoint presentation while utilizing their anatomy workbooks.

Learning Objective

Learn about the integumentary system.
Muscular SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)4.004.000.00

Muscular System

Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system of the human body. They will learn the functions of skeletal muscles, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscle. There will be strong focus on muscular tissue and how it contracts/lengthens. Students will follow along with a powerpoint while utilizing the student workbook.

Learning Objective

Learn about the muscular system.
Cardiovascular SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)8.008.000.00

Cardiovascular System

Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system of the human body. They will learn the functions of heart, veins, and arteries. Students will learn how blood circulates throughout the body. There will be strong focus on how yoga affects the cardiovascular system. Students will follow along with a powerpoint while utilizing the student workbook.

Learning Objective

Learn about the cardiovascular system of the human body.
Lymphatic SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)4.004.000.00

Lymphatic System

Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system of the human body. They will learn the functions of lymph nodes, the spleen, and the thymus. There will be strong focus on how yoga can affect the lymphatic system. Students will follow along with a powerpoint while utilizing the student workbook.

Learning Objective

Learn about the lymphatic system of the human body.
The Art Of Body ReadingAnatomy & Physiology (AP)6.006.000.00

The Art Of Body Reading

Students will learn how to visually assess different body types to determine physical asymmetries in the body. They will learn how to determine if the asymmetry is caused by a skeletal structure or a soft tissues. Students will also learn how to check range of motion for each joint. Students will work with one another to assess posture and then create a personalized yoga plan to help restore symmetry. Students will learn why it's important to body read in both private and group classes.

Learning Objective

Learn how to visually look for asymmetries in the body. Learn how to check for range of motion at each joint.
Advanced study of asanas & assists (Hip/Leg)Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)14.0014.000.00

Advanced study of asanas & assists (Hip/Leg)

Through demonstration and participation, students will practice and learn how to teach advanced postures related to the hip & leg. Students will integrate their knowledge of anatomy to determine which postures are limited by soft tissue or hard boney structures. These include but are not limited to leg behind the head pose, deep forward bends, pigeon pose, and various arm balances. Students will spend time practicing the postures in their own body as well as work in small groups to watch for alignment and body mechanics.

Learning Objective

To learn more advanced postures focusing on hip/leg flexibility or strength.
Learn To Teach Private LessonsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)6.006.000.00

Learn To Teach Private Lessons

Through lecture and participation, students will learn how to structure a private lesson for a client. Students will learn how to do a proper and efficient intake. Students will learn effective ways to offer private lessons depending on the clients desire.

Learning Objective

Learn how to teach phenomenal private lessons.
Practice Teaching Private LessonsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

Practice Teaching Private Lessons

Students will practice organizing and teaching a private lesson to a client. Students will be given a client to work with. Students will be responsible for doing an intake and executing a 90 minute private session with their client. Feedback will be given by the lead instructor and the client.

Learning Objective

Practice teaching a private lesson.
Study of the Yoga SutrasYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)6.006.0010.00

Study of the Yoga Sutras

Students are required to read the Yoga Sutras prior to the start of the training. During this discussion, students will share their interpretations of various passages from the script. Students will discuss the different lessons that can be learned from reading the book.

Learning Objective

Study the Yoga Sutras
Digestive SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)6.006.000.00

Digestive System

Students will study the anatomy & physiology of the digestive system. Students will learn about the different organs that make up the digestive system. They will learn how yoga can effect digestion. Students will follow along with a powerpoint presentation while utilizing their anatomy workbooks.

Learning Objective

Learn about the digestive system and how yoga affects it.
Urinary SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)4.004.000.00

Urinary System

Students will study the anatomy & physiology of the urinary system. Students will learn about the different organs associated with this system and purpose of each. They will learn how yoga can effect the urinary system. Students will follow along with a powerpoint presentation while utilizing their anatomy workbooks.

Learning Objective

Learn about the urinary system.
The ChakrasAnatomy & Physiology (AP)6.006.000.00

The Chakras

Students will take an in-depth look into the chakras. They will learn about each chakra and how it effects our daily living. Students will take their knowledge and apply it to their lives by creating a chakra-balancing plan. Students will practice the chants for each mantra.

Learning Objective

Learn about the Chakras and how to find inner harmony by chakra balancing.
Advanced study of asanas & assists (Spine)Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)14.0014.000.00

Advanced study of asanas & assists (Spine)

Through demonstration and participation, students will practice and learn how to teach advanced postures related to the spine. Students will integrate their knowledge of anatomy to determine which postures are limited by soft tissue or hard boney structures. These include but are not limited to deep twists, deep backbends, side bends, and deep forward bends. Students will spend time practicing the postures in their own body as well as work in small groups to watch for alignment and body mechanics.

Learning Objective

To practice more advanced postures relating to flexibility and strength of the spine.
Guiding Yoga NidraTeaching Methodology (TM)3.003.002.00

Guiding Yoga Nidra

Students will learn how to sequence together and teach an effective yoga nidra session. They will learn how to modify the session to fit into 10-60 minute time slots. They will script a 60 minute yoga nidra session to teach their fellow classmates.

Learning Objective

Learn how to guide a yoga nidra session.
Teach Yoga NidraPracticum2.002.003.00

Teach Yoga Nidra

Students will guide each other through an hour long yoga nidra session. They will also participate by listening to an hour long yoga nidra session. They will be given feedback from the lead instructor after they complete their session. Students will be required to teach their yoga nidra at home three times after receiving feedback.

Learning Objective

Practice teaching yoga nidra.
How To Teach Gentle YogaTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)2.002.000.00

How To Teach Gentle Yoga

Through lecture and participation, students will learn how to sequence and teach a very gentle hatha style yoga class. They will learn which postures to offer, how to transition easily between poses, and how to offer modifications. They will learn the difference between gentle and restorative.

Learning Objective

Learn how to teach a very gentle yoga class.
Teach Gentle YogaPracticum2.002.000.00

Teach Gentle Yoga

Students will have an hour to practice teaching a gentle hatha yoga practice. They will be broken into small groups and will take turns teaching each other. The lead instructor will offer constructive feedback on their teaching skills.

Learning Objective

Practice teaching a gentle hatha style yoga practice.
How To Teach Chair YogaTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)4.004.000.00

How To Teach Chair Yoga

By demonstration and following along in the manual, students will learn how to teach a 60-minute chair yoga session. They will learn how to adapt classical yoga stretches and postures for a chair yoga class. They will learn modifications for each pose and how to teach multiple levels at the same time.

Learning Objective

Learn how to teach chair yoga.
Teach Chair YogaPracticum2.002.003.00

Teach Chair Yoga

Students will sequence together a 60 minute chair yoga class. They will then break up into small groups and teach a multi-level chair yoga class. They will be given constructive feedback on their sequencing and teaching skills. Students will be required to practice their class for a minimum of 3 hours at home.

Learning Objective

Practice teaching chair yoga.
A Search In Secret India DiscussionYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)4.004.0010.00

A Search In Secret India Discussion

Students are required to read the A Secret Search In India prior to the start of the training. During this discussion, students will share their interpretations of various passages from the story. Students will discuss the different lessons that can be learned from reading the book.

Learning Objective

Discuss A Secret Search In India.
Nervous SystemAnatomy & Physiology (AP)6.006.000.00

Nervous System

Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system of the human body. They will learn the functions of the two main parts: the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). There will be strong focus on the parasympathetic nervous system and how yoga can help put us into that state. Students will follow along with a powerpoint while utilizing the student workbook.

Learning Objective

Learn about the nervous system.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular FacilitationTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)8.008.000.00

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

Students will learn how proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching can greatly increase muscle flexibility. Students will practice giving and receiving different partner stretches using PNF. They will learn how to use these techniques in both private and group classes.

Learning Objective

Learn how to use PNF resistant stretches in yoga classes.
Hindu DeitiesYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)4.004.004.00

Hindu Deities

Students will learn about the main hindu deities that many of the yoga postures get their names from. Through lecture, they will hear many of the different stories associated with each deity. They will be responsible for creating a 10 minute presentation on a certain deity to present to the class.

Learning Objective

Learn about hindu deities often associated with yoga.
Myofascial Release TechniquesTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)4.004.000.00

Myofascial Release Techniques

Through demonstration and the student manual, students will learn myofascial release techniques for many of the commonly overused muscles. They will have time to practice and teach each of the provided techniques. These muscles will include the upper traps, rhomboids, pectoral muscles, glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and more. Lacrosse balls, blocks, and other props will be used.

Learning Objective

Learn how to practice and teach various myofascial release techniques.
MeditationTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)24.0024.000.00

Meditation

Students will spend one hour in meditation each morning. They will experience both guided and silent meditations. Students will be encouraged to journal and share about their meditation experiences.

Learning Objective

Meditate
Vinyasa Yoga PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)48.0048.000.00

Vinyasa Yoga Practice

Students will spend 2 hours each training day practicing an active vinyasa class. These classes are private classes instructed only to students in training. The content of each class will reflect other topics covered in training. They will be guided through a series of warm up, standing, balance, backbend, inverted, and cool down poses. After practice there will be a group discussion regarding the content. Students will be encouraged to share what they liked/disliked.

Learning Objective

Practicing and advancing their yoga asana practice.
Autobiography Of A Yogi DiscussionYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)4.004.000.00

Autobiography Of A Yogi Discussion

Students are required to Autobiography Of A Yogi prior to the start of the training. During this discussion, students will share their interpretations of various passages from the story. Students will discuss the different lessons that can be learned from reading the book.

Learning Objective

Discuss Autobiography Of A Yogi.
Teach Advanced an Advanced Posture ClassPracticum3.003.005.00

Teach Advanced an Advanced Posture Class

Students will be required to teach a 2 hour advanced posture workshop. They will spend time at home sequencing and practicing the workshop. When in training, they will be broken up into small groups to teach the workshop to a few fellow classmates. The lead instructor will provide the teacher with feedback on sequencing, teaching styles, and languaging.

Learning Objective

Practice teaching an advanced posture workshop.
Yoga EthicsYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)2.002.000.00

Yoga Ethics

In this lecture we will discuss the importance of acting professional while following ethical guidelines. We will relate a lot of the guidelines to the 8 Limb Path of yoga. Topics covered will include how to encourage diversity, maintain a welcoming environment, maintain a professional image, and respect the rights of all students.

Learning Objective

Practice yoga ethics.

 

 

 

First Registered October 2014

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