Course Content

This Course Features:

Asana & Practice

  • An in-depth exploration of asana both as static and dynamic slow- transitioning poses.
  • Alignment guidelines are suitable for common postures and populations. With variations for slow flow practice.
  • Pre- poses to prepare the body from a Myofascial perspective using 4 main myofascial training methods.

GLIDE: Training low load 3-D movement between adjacent tissues. Reaching areas of adhesion, or dehydration and encouraging a more lubricated environment. Essential for ease of movement and healthy patterns.

ELASTIC LOADING: Using small amounts of soft elastic bounce to enhance natural, more energy-efficient movement strategies. Training a more youthful architecture.

TENSEGRITY, SPIRALING and BODYWIDE INTEGRATION: By practicing low load multidirectional movements, push-pull and listening, we can progress our asana into a real-time fully functional approach to Yoga. Training fully integrated load transfer through joints, muscles, fascia and bone, enhances proprioception and healthy movement patterns leading to movement courage and quality of life.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE: Post poses myofascial melt sessions using massage balls and rollers for tissue nourishment and hydration.

  • In-depth self-study of asana and how they impact the individual teacher trainee.
  • Exploration asana and their suitability relating to specific outcomes, goals, anatomy, themes and personal preference.
  • Guidance in Sequence building for general classes. Building a creative intent from day 1
  • Instruction in building a self-practice
  • Interoception & Proprioception in the yoga class

Teaching Methodology

  • Safety and ethical conduct in the classroom and beyond
  • Developing an easy to use teaching template
  • Appropriate adjusting or assisting. Ethics and consent
  • Communication skills, body language, voice, demonstrations and verbal cueing.
  • Teaching practice and assisting teaching
  • Observation skills, body reading, listening and dialogue
  • The business of Yoga- social media, promotion, finding work, evolving.

Pranayama & Relaxation

  • Prana, breath and pranayama
  • Breath and energy techniques, effects and methods of teaching
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Meditation, what why and how?
  • Bandhas
  • Visualisation and affirmation

The Human System

  • Anatomy of the breath
  • An Introduction to the fascial system
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Applied anatomy and intrinsic structure
  • In-depth study of the anatomy of the muscular-skeletal system
  • Anatomy of Yoga movement
  • Practical chakra awareness
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Surface anatomy

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.