The Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Camp-in-a-Box – Level 1 (ONLINE) focuses on the instruction and development of five core categories for a Yoga Teacher Training course: Yoga Technique, Training, and Practice, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy and Physiology, Yogic Philosophy, Ethics, and Lifestyle, as well as Practicum. With a focus on these categories, you will analyze textbooks and watch videos, as well as complete outside research, for full immersion learning. Major topics covered are: the Roots of Yoga, Yogic Philosophy, Pranayama, Drsti, Bandhas, the Asanas, Meditation, Mudras, Anatomy and Subtle Anatomy, the Chakras, and Sanskrit. On top of these topics, the materials for this course also cover sequencing your own Vinyasa Yoga classes and how to create your own lesson plans. We do this by discussing effective teaching methods, how to engage your students, and how to help your students through their discovery of Yoga and the benefits that Yoga promises for the mind, body and spirit. We also discuss alignment in-depth and how to assist your students through modifications throughout your classes. You are asked to engage in physical activity and to demonstrate your abilities as an instructor, while also using the resources for this course to supplement your learning.
The purpose or goal of this course is to instruct you on the proper practice of Vinyasa Yoga, and help you learn to facilitate classes knowledgeably and creatively, while also keeping the safety and security of your students as the top priority. This course is focused around a more adaptive and creative Vinyasa style, so students will have more flexibility in how they can sequence their classes. You will develop an understanding of Vinyasa Yoga practices and methodology, how to assist students, how to adjust students and utilize modifications, as well as understand how to create Lesson Plans and facilitate them. You will also use outside resources to research Yoga topics to ensure a full understanding of the materials and find additional resources to enhance your abilities.
Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
- Understand the anatomy and subtle anatomy of the human body in regard to how Yoga affects us.
- Learn the different asanas and how they affect the body, mind, and spirit.
- Develop an understanding of the metaphysical system of the Chakras.
- Assess Yogic Philosophy and how its origins affect practice today.
- Evaluate the impact and benefits Yoga can provide.
- Understand the role of meditation and concentration in the Yoga class.
- Create an understanding and ability to implement and demonstrate Yoga philosophies and practices.
- Examine and synthesize information from alternative sources to continue and expand on the study of Yoga.
- Evaluate the origins of Sanskrit as well as remember important Sanskrit words.
- Analyze Yoga techniques and methodology to develop lesson plans that are coordinated and flow for students physically and mentally.
- Develop an understanding of Drsti, the Mudras, the Bandhas, and Pranayama and how they relate to your Vinyasa Yoga Practice.
- Discover the anatomy of breathing and how Pranayama techniques, like Ujjayi Breathing and Ujjayi Pranayama, are achieved.
With the above in mind, we broke down this course into 20 Lessons so that the information is easily digestible.
- Yoga Styles and The Roots of Vinyasa Yoga
- Yogic Philosophy
- The Anatomy of Breathing and Pranayama
- Subtle Energy and Inner Form
- The Chakras
- The Yoga Journey and Yoga Teaching Basics
- Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology
- Learning the Asanas: Introduction
- Learning the Asanas: Warm Ups and Salutations
- Learning the Asanas: Standing Poses
- Learning the Asanas: Forward Bends
- Learning the Asanas: Backbends
- Learning the Asanas: Twists
- Learning the Asanas: Balancing Poses (and Inversions)
- Learning the Asanas: Finishing Poses
- Learning the Asanas: Assisting and Alignment, Adjustments, and Modifications
- Meditation for Beginners
- Business and Marketing
Each section provides either information for your to read (either within the dashboard or outside materials), videos for your to watch, and/or sound tracks for you to listen to. Each Lesson will direct you to what information your need to review, and then you will have a quiz and/or assignment to complete. Directions will be provide in each section so you know exactly what is expected of you for each assignment/quiz.
All of your quizzes are in multiple choice format for you to complete within your Student Dashboard. They consist of multiple choice, mix and match, sorting, fill in the blanks, and true or false questions. The purpose of these quizzes is to help you gauge your understanding of the materials after each Lesson and focus your learning. Quizzes will be graded automatically when submitted and can be completed as many times as you need. You need to score at least 85% on each of your quizzes to pass. You cannot move onto your next quiz until a passing score is received on the previous quiz. Note: Quiz answers are saved in cookies if you accidentally close out of a quiz, however, every browser can be set to clear cookies at different intervals. Because of this, we recommend that you do not start a quiz unless you have the time to complete and submit it. Any lost answers cannot be recovered.
For your assignments, you will complete 4 essays and a Lesson Plan. These assignments will help you expand your knowledge and find additional resources that you can reference in the future. The Essays and your Lesson Plan are submitted by uploading them directly into your Student Dashboard as a PDF file. You will see a box that allows you to upload your completed assignments under the directions for each assignment. Please note that these assignments will not be graded automatically, as they will be reviewed once your Quizzes, Final Exam, Practical Exam, and Forms have been completed and submitted. You will be able to move forward in your coursework once these assignments are uploaded so you do not need to wait for grading to complete your course. You will need a score of at least an 85% on each assignment to pass.
Final Exam and Practical Exam
To complete your course, you will need to complete your Final Exam and then submit your Practical Exam. Your Final Exam consists of 52 short answer questions on all topics discussed throughout this course. You will need at least an 85% to pass. For your Practical Exam, you will submit a 60-minute video of you conducting a class. You will need at least an 85% to pass this assignment as well. Information on how to complete these assignments and how to submit them are covered in the directions for these assignment. Just like your assignments (Essays and Lesson Plan) your Final Exam and Practical exam will not be graded automatically. They will be reviewed once all of your Quizzes, Essays, and Forms have been completed and submitted.
Once you complete all of your coursework, you will see the final section of the course called “Forms / Completion”. In this section, there are 2 forms for you to fill out. The first is an Ethics Form and the second is your Exam Submission Form. Your exams will not be considered completed until both of these forms are filled out. They should be filled out after submitting all of your other coursework. Once you have completed all of your assignments/exams and forms, then you will need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to complete your course and be submitted for grading.
You will have one year from the date of purchase to complete your course and submit your assignments. If you need an extension, you should notify us by email at email@example.com before your course expires. An Aura Staff Member will confirm your extension.
We offer the following plans for extensions on or before your due date:
1 Month – $30
3 Months – $60
6 Months – $90
1 Year – $120
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