Bali Syllabus

What should you expect from this training?

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training programs are designed to make learning as easy as possible through experiential learning exercises and small group activities. Over the course of your time with us, you’ll learn to create new neural connections through short teaching exercises, yoga sequence creation, group presentations, and fun interactive exercises that engage your whole body and mind.

Since we often learn more by interacting with peers than through any other means, our teacher training will also focus on creating small learning communities that will help you absorb information at an accelerated rate through focus exercises, group discussions and guided partner work.

Upon successful completion of this training, you will become a certified yoga teacher. This certification will allow you to work as a yoga instructor at gyms and yoga studios around the world. The tools that you receive in this training can also be used to lead yoga seminars, workshops, and retreats, conduct private yoga classes, and boost your own yoga practice.

We intentionally keep training numbers small so that everyone can receive one on one personalized attention. All sessions are personally led by David Magone.

What We’ll Cover

  • How to teach vinyasa, power yoga, slow flow classes, personal practices and private lessons
  • Key secrets that will enable you to experience INSTANTANEOUS improvements in strength and flexibility
  • The basics of Periodization, – a method used by elite athletes around the world to optimize athletic performanceMethods to improve range of motion with partner based assisting
  • The wonders of human anatomy and physiology
  • How to lead Buddhist inspired meditation and guided relaxation practices
  • How to retrain your brain and calm your inner chatter with Shamatha meditation
  • Heart opening meditations on loving kindness, compassion and Tong-Len (giving and taking)
  • Mantra meditation
  • Lessons in the business of yoga

Dates: May 1 – 24th 2017

Times:  9 hours daily with a one hour break for lunch.  

Daily Schedule: Each day’s training will typically begin with meditation and will include a morning and afternoon yoga practice session and two to three experiential lectures designed to help you understand the theory behind our methods.

May 1:   Arrive and Settle In

May 2 – 4:  Meditation Intensive

Perfect for beginning and experienced meditators alike, these sessions will introduce you to a number of transformative tools that can be used to reduce destructive emotional states such as anger, fear and worry/anxiety. These sessions will include: twice daily yoga practices, ,  multiple short meditation practice sessions designed to give you the opportunity to experience what meditation is all about, body scanning techniques that can be used to consciously relax and release stress; on overview of the basics of seated meditation; helpful techniques that will help you sharpen your ability to concentrate; antidotes to common obstacles that arise in meditation, and a full overview of the five moods of meditation

May 5 – 7:  Teaching Practicum: – Alignment in action

This three day session will show you how to use our skeletal alignment system to instantaneously improve strength and flexibility through intelligent postural alignment.   Derived from simple mechanical principles, this unique method will provide you with a shorthand method to conceptualize and communicate efficiently the positioning of most yoga poses.

These sessions will include:  An overview of the benefits of efficient skeletal positioning; the locations of 9 sections of the skeletal structure that can be used to position your yoga postures quickly and easily; Universal movement principles that can be used to instantaneously develop greater range of motion in backbends, forward folds, side bends and twists; practical methods that will help you experience how to use our system of alignment for injury prevention

May 8:  Day off

May 9 – 11:  How to lead a PVYU vinyasa class

This three-day intensive will give you the opportunity to lead your own PranaVayu base level classes.  These sessions will include:  An exploration of the differences between random and structured training; how to lead basic pranayama practices; standing pose sequencing; an overview of how to use structured sequencing to develop greater range of motion in backbends and twists; practical methods to release blockages in the hip and hamstrings; an experiential overview of how intelligent sequencing can be used to induce a relaxation response. Additional topics: Anatomy and physiology.

 May 12 – 14:  Teaching Practicum – All About Assisting

This three-day intensive will the opportunity to practice offering adjustments and assists in your yoga classes. These hands on sessions will introduce you to practical adjustments that you can use to help your students experience safe alignment, lessons in how to use PNF stretching to overcome muscular blockages, and a full battery of universal assisting techniques that can be used to develop deeper range of motion in yoga poses. Additional topics: Anatomy and physiology.

May 15 – 16:  Day off

May 17:  Review and Handstand Intensive
This day of the training will primarily consist of a review of key points from the first portion of the training.  We’ll also dedicate a class to inverted practices to enable you to experience the joy of being upside down in a fun and supportive way.  Perfect for aspiring and experienced practitioners alike, this all-levels class will introduce you to simple partner-based techniques to facilitate safe handstand entry, bail-out options for when you fall, and lots of tips and tricks that you can use to maintain balance once you find yourself upside down.

May 18 – 19:  Teaching Practicum: Sequence creation: The PVYU Base Level Paradigm System

This three day intensive training program will break down the nuts and bolts of vinyasa sequence creation and will introduce you to a set of training tools that will make it easier for you to provide consistently effective yoga classes. Once learned, these training- tools can be used to cultivate thousands of unique yoga sequences for beginning, intermediate and advanced yoga students.  These sessions will cover:  class formatting for challenging vinyasa classes, 5 characteristics of a stellar teacher, how to use our paradigm system to create sequences for beginning students, intermediate class creation, lots of opportunities to practice using our materials to create your own unique yoga sequences. Additional topics: Anatomy and physiology.

May 20 – 22:  Philosophy Intensive: The Six Perfections

This foundational intensive will help you explore six essential daily practices that can be used to cultivate positive emotional states through the integration of yogic philosophy into daily life.  Perfect for those who wish to learn how to take yoga off of the mat and into the world, these transformative sessions will include:  An introduction to mental training techniques from the Tibetan yoga tradition; practical methods to transform challenging circumstances into opportunities for transformation and growth; and three separate meditative practices that can be used to consciously cultivate positive emotional states toward oneself and others.

May 23: Constructing Lesson Plans for Personal Practices and Private Lessons, the Business of Yoga, and  Graduation.

These sessions will include lessons in effective practice planning and  a general overview of the nuts and bolts of making a living teaching yoga.  Topics covered will include:  Professional accreditation options and insurance; how to set rates for classes, workshops and private lessons; online marketing tips and tricks and an open question and answer session with David Magone.

May 24:  Review, final test and graduation

May 25 – Departure

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