Yoga Teacher Training Modules Available
Provide your students with the current instruction in the areas of anatomy, therapeutics, restorative yoga, and chair YTT modules for both 200 and 500 hour programs
Anne is available for three modules of yoga teacher training: anatomy, restorative, and chair yoga. She has standing dates at area studios and additional availability for your teacher training program. Please contact Anne for more information.
Essential Anatomy for Yoga Teachers
Provide your trainees with anatomy instruction geared to meet the needs of yogis and yoginis with either extensive backgrounds in anatomy or none at all. Trainees often dread the anatomy section of training, when in fact this should be the most essential segment of training. Appropriate anatomy instruction provides emerging teachers with a solid foundation to begin their journeys as students curious about the wondrous human form that connects us with the present moment.
- Directions of movement & planes of movement
- Yogic perspective on the 11 body systems
- The spine, boney markers, & joints
- Muscular system dynamics & relationships
- Common anatomical challenges in asanas
- Current neuroscience and kinesthetic research for yoga teachers
- Issues of safety and modifications
- An introduction to fascia & myofascial release
- Explorations of anatomical structures with clay
- Assessing your personal movement history
“You made me love anatomy!”
– Casey, Awaken Yoga Teacher Trainee
Therapeutic Yoga Modules
Provide your trainees with an understanding of common physical challenges and suggestions for modifications and improvements. As teachers continue along their learning and teaching journeys, advanced skills in assessing movement patterns, understanding contraindications, and skillful cueing become more critical – especially as different students in a class often require different approaches to build stability in yoga asanas.
- An introduction to the tensional network of fascia throughout the body
- The central nervous system’s command function in movement
- The science of stretching & the stretch reflex
- The stability / mobility / flexibility continuum
- Common muscular compensation patterns & relationships
- Sciatic nerve, scoliosis, & sacroiliac (SI) joint challenges
- Forward head posture and kyphotic spines (desk warriors as yoga warriors!)
200 and 500 Hour Restorative Yoga Modules
Restorative Yoga fills a dire need for rest in our frantic, fast-paced society. Make sure your trainees understand this critical style of yoga that is often taught but frequently misunderstood. Restorative yoga is designed to down-regulate our nervous system in a very specific protocol that doesn’t involve stretching or strengthening but complete support and deep rest.
- An understanding of the nervous system
- Deregulating the adrenal hypothalamic pituitary highway
- Teaching a three-pose practice (200 Hour)
- Teaching a six-pose practice (500 Hour)
- The methodology for physical support for complete comfort
- Learning the language of relaxation and guided meditation
- The critical importance and mechanics of sleep
200 and 500 Hour Chair Yoga Modules
With an average of 10,000 people turning 65 every day, the popularity and need for chair yoga continues to grow. Make sure your trainees understand this style of yoga and receive direction in teaching older yogis and yoginis with their particular challenges and strengths.
- Routines that promote joint freedom, fascial release, strength, healthy breathing, and balance
- Sequences that move seamlessly from the chair to standing to reclined work with modifications for students who do not get down on the floor
- Research on healthy aging and best practices for working with students 60+ and therapeutic students of all ages