why do a yoga teacher training?

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Why do your teacher training at Numi?

What does the coursework include?

We're using Yoga Alliance's guidelines for 200 hours of training which means you can expect:

Techniques, Training, and Practice (100 hrs):   Learn the ins and outs of each pose and its alignment options, its benefits and contraindications, how to modify poses for all levels, and how to use props to advance our work in the pose.  We'll learn the "rules" of yoga and then talk about how to intelligently break the rules and creatively sequence for peak poses, action understanding, and different populations.  Explore the practices beyond asana like mantra, meditation, pranayama, and contemplative arts to support your journey inward.  

Teaching Methodology (25 hrs):  Discover the teacher already within you and develop your voice as a teacher for others.  Build tools about how to clearly communicate in the classroom - verbal cues, demos, + using props.  Learn some of the different lineages in asana practice and how to teach different styles such as Align, Vinyasa, Power, Restorative, and Yin.  We'll practice guiding one another through sequences, teaching groups of friends, and offering community classes to the Numi network.  (assists? privates?)

Anatomy and Physiology (20 hrs):  Dive into the muscles and bones within the pose and use these disciplines to understand what is happening at different layers within the body as we move.  We'll come from an applied kinesiology approach to movement and biomechanics to inform what we are doing in asana and why.

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics for Teachers (30 hrs):  Read some of the classic texts in yoga and apply the philosophical principles to your life in a way that you can authentically share.  We'll discuss these ancient principles in modern contexts and apply lifestyle choices and ethical behaviors to the role of being a yoga teacher in a public classroom or private lesson setting.

Practicum (10 hrs):  Put your work into action by observing, assisting, and teaching in our public classes at Numi Yoga (and beyond!).