NYS 200 hour curriculum


Techniques, Training, and Practice

  • Asana

  • Pranayama

  • Meditation

  • Mantra

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Functional anatomy and physiology of yoga- you will learn the musculoskeletal actions involved in major yoga postures and how they interact with and impact one another.

  • Contraindications and modifications for common injuries and conditions.

  • Energetic anatomy: Chakras, nadis, koshas, bandhas (locks) and mudras (seals).

Teaching Methodology

  • Safety and Alignment Principals

  • The Art of Hands-on Assisting

  • The Art of Sequencing, Lesson Planning, and using themes to educate and retain students

  • Teaching Private Lessons

  • Qualities of a teacher, finding your authentic voice, connecting to your students,

    managing classroom energy

  • Vision and Goal setting, short and long-term

  • Living yoga off the mat, cultivating a solid home practice

  • Ethics of a yoga teacher, including the Yamas and Niyamas

  • Student teaching

  • Peer review and practice teaching

  • Mentorship with a certified instructor

  • Business of teaching yoga

Philosophy and Ethics

  • History and Philosophy of Yoga:

    Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and modern texts

  • Nutrition and Ayurveda Basics