Course components are delivered as printed products:
• Continuing education exam
Yoga Teacher Training Print CE Course is a comprehensive introduction to the realm of yoga and mind–body fitness. You’ll find instructional techniques from both classic and contemporary approaches to teaching yoga. Topics include yoga theory and tradition; anatomy and kinesiology; contraindications and safety issues; creating, formatting, and sequencing a yoga class; yoga for stress management, health, and energy; principles of somatic education and psychology; and understanding embodiment and emerging consciousness. The course concludes with a continuing education exam for credit through participating organizations.
• Identify and describe each of the eight limbs of raja yoga.
• Teach 27 classic yoga asanas by demonstrating and cueing.
• Teach the three-part breath by demonstrating and cueing.
• Identify the body’s two possible organizational strategies for gravity orientation.
• Explain the base of support and how it affects the body in a yoga pose.
• Explain dimensionality and how it affects the body in a yoga pose.
• Teach the pelvic lift exercise to activate internal core support.
• Identify the four stages in the process of skill acquisition.
• Teach one yoga pose that represents each of the four characteristic somatic patterns.
• Explain the difference between poses of expansion and contraction.
• Describe the difference between the red light and green light reflex somatotypes.
• Teach a five-minute somatic awareness meditation.
A continuing education course for athletic trainers, physical therapists and physiotherapists, group fitness and mind–body instructors, and fitness professionals
Table of Contents
Part 1: Yoga Teacher Training Manual
Chapter 1. Theory and Tradition
What Is Yoga?
Types of Yoga
History of Yoga
The Classic Texts of Yoga
The Eight Limbs of Raja Yoga
Sanskrit: The Original Language of Yoga
Chapter 2. Anatomy and Kinesiology
Anatomy for Yoga Teachers
Anatomy of Movement
Kinesiology of 21 Yoga Postures
Muscle Pairs and Their Movements
Chapter 3. Learning About the Yoga Postures
Yoga is a Mind–Body Stretching Technique
General Benefits of Yoga Postures
Sun Salutation and 27 Yoga Postures
Chapter 4. Contraindications: Addressing safety issues
When Does the Risk outweigh the Benefit?
Think “Safety First!”
Therapeutic Yoga Postures
The Multifidus Muscle
Modifications Using Props
Chapter 5. Other Features of a Yoga Class
Affirmations Final Relaxation
Part 2: Somatic Education for Yoga Teachers
Chapter 1. Somatic Education
Chapter 2. Somatic Yoga
Yoga for Strength Training
Yoga for Better Breathing
Yoga for Stress Management
Aesthetics and Appreciation
Worksheets and Study Guides
Somatic Awareness of Grounding
Somatic Patterns Program
Somatic Awareness of Organic Energy
Somatic Awareness of Muscular Energy (fatigue)
Somatic Awareness of Muscular Energy (stretch/strength)
Experiencing Expansion and Contraction
Somatic Awareness Meditation
Yoga for Stress Reduction
"This course has all the elements of a well-written yoga teacher training program, including detailed background information and anatomy so that the new yoga teacher is educated with talking points, knowledge of poses, and safety issues to look for during class—as well as a great description of how to organize a class. All of this on top of great photos and worksheets to make sure that the participant understands what is important. In the last 20 years I have been in charge of developing several educational fitness courses, and this one is very sound and well written."
S. Winecke—Eagan, Minnesota
"This course has given me the knowledge to go forward and create my own yoga fitness programs. I will focus daily on creating new programs for specific clients’ needs and improving myself. Thank you, Linda, for such a comprehensive course! I have a lot to learn and teach."
T. Bittner—Big Bear Lake, California