YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Atha yogānuśāsanam

Mission Statement

PURA YOGA School considers the certification of qualified yoga teachers our highest mission.

We acknowledge that in order to offer excellent yoga teacher certification we must provide the highest quality educational curriculum and texts, faculty teachers and support services for the students and graduates.

We pledge to always deliver superior training and service to the students and graduates.

We feel it is our responsibility to share our knowledge through the provision of teacher role modeling, adherence to ethical standards, the curriculum objectives and standards of the National Yoga Alliance for registered yoga schools.

We are a diverse faculty from multidisciplinary yoga certifications committed to building an honest and supportive culture in which everyone is treated with warmth, dignity and respect.

Teacher Training Program Goals

  • To provide a comprehensive Basic Level Yoga Teacher Certification to participants who seek to teach yoga to individuals in private or group settings.
  • To provide ongoing structured and unstructured support to participants leading to certification.
  • To certify participants under the educational standards set forth by the National Yoga Alliance for approved registered yoga schools.

Approaches to Learning

By exploring the many avenues by which students learn postures in the asana class, teacher training participants will be guided through a multitude of lectures, discussions, reading assignments, writing assignments, posture exploration, teach back demonstration exercises, posture sequencing, class development and weekend intensives.

By exploring the many avenues by which students learn postures in the asana class, teacher training participants will be guided through a multitude of lectures, discussions, reading assignments, writing assignments, posture exploration, teach back demonstration exercises, posture sequencing, class development and weekend intensives.

In addition, this program will:

  • Provide creative educational tools that aid participants in acquiring teaching skills.
  • Provide creative educational research projects that aid participants in understanding the many physical and psychological challenges students may bring to the asana class.
  • Provide ongoing feedback to help participants build appropriate teaching language.
  • Provide ongoing feedback for the appropriate use of “touch” and “alignment.”
  • Provide for frequent class demonstrations by students that aid in the reduction of anxiety associated with speaking in front of audiences.
  • Provide creative educational tools that aid the student in building competence and confidence necessary for a quality yoga teacher.

Competency Skills

At the end of ftraining, participants will hav learned skills to:

  • Teach a 60-90 minute asana class
  • Teach a basic Pranayama class
  • Teach a basic 60 minute Meditation class
  • Describe one model for forming a home meditation group
  • Teach a Partner Yoga class
  • Teach a Restorative Yoga class
  • Teach a Gentle yoga class
  • Teach a Prenatal yoga class
  • Teach a Seniors yoga class
  • Perform Yogassage in a private session
  • Write and deliver a guided imagery script
  • Use language appropriate for a yoga and meditation class

By exploring the many avenues by which students learn postures in the asana class, teacher training participants will be guided through a multitude of lectures, discussions, reading assignments, writing assignments, posture exploration, teach back demonstration exercises, posture sequencing, class development and weekend intensives.

In addition to the training, the Student is required to take 6 Energy sessions through Pura Yoga or other Energy Healing Provider.

 

***ALL CLASSES AND TRAININGS ARE BILINGUAL (ENGLISH & SPANISH) – ALL BOOKS AND READING MATERIALS ARE IN ENGLISH***

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