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Syllabus

  • Techniques: 130 hoursBaptiste Power Yoga teacher training
  • Teaching Methodology: 55 hours
  • Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours
  • Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle: 35 hours
  • Practicum: 5 hours
  • Homework and Exams: 25 hours

Module Times: Saturdays/Sundays, 7:30am-4:00pm

Fall 2014 Modules Descriptions (Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am – 4 pm):

  • Module I (September 13, 14): Foundations, Philosophy, & Methodology of Baptiste Yoga
  • Module II (October 4, 5): Yoga & the Anatomy of the Human Body
  • Module III (November 8, 9): Creating Your Voice as a Teacher
  • Module IV (December 6, 7): History of Yoga, Eight Limbs, Sutras, Sanskrit & Ayurveda
  • Module V (January 10, 11): Connecting to Yourself Through Service
  • Module VI (February 7, 8): Embracing Life. Leading the Change

40 Days Sessions:

Wednesdays 7:45pm-9:00pm:  4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7 (attendance is mandatory for each date)

Open Teaching Practicum:

Sundays from 1:30pm- 4:00pm (not supervised/upon studio availability).

Program Exams:

  • Practicum (Journey Into Power)
  • Written (open book)

Required Readings:

Journey into Power by Baron Baptiste

40 Days to Personal Revolution by Baron Baptiste

Tree of Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

Core of Yoga Sutras by B.K.S. Iyengar

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long MD FRCSC

The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long MD FRCS

Definitions

Techniques include asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, and meditation. Hours in this category include both training in the techniques and practice of them. DMY yoga classes, assisting in classes, in house programs and in house workshops included.

Teaching Methodology Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher and the student’s process of learning.

Anatomy and Physiology includes both physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and astral/energy/subtle anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)

Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle Study of yoga scriptures (Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, etc.), ethics for yoga teachers, ‘living the life of the yogi’, etc.

Practicum includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others.