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Course Content

Asana

  • In-depth exploration of asana
  • Correct alignment
  • How to instruct
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Demonstrating, assisting, observing and adjusting
  • Safety in the classroom
  • How to adapt and modify the asana to the individual
  • Developing your style
  • Therapeutic values of asana
  • Etiquette of adjusting
  • Sequencing classes
  • Developing teacher presence and teacher voice
  • Practice teaching groups

Pranayama & Relaxation

  • Prana
  • Yoga breath and pranayama
  • Breath techniques, effects and methods of teaching
  • Yoga Nidra

The Human System

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Applied anatomy and instrinsic structutre
  • In-depth study of the anatomy of the muscular skeletal system
  • Anatomy of yoga movement
  • Practical chakra awareness
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Anatomy of the breath
  • Surface anatomy
  • Bandhas

Meditation

  • What is meditation
  • Why meditate
  • Exploring different methods of meditation
  • Universal life force meditation
  • Visualisation

Philosophy & Ethics

  • The yoga sutras
  • Kharma yoga in practice
  • Ethics of a teacher
  • The philosophy and aim of yoga
  • Applying yoga philosophy to your practice

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.