Asana: Historical context, Asanas, Complete sequencing (Asana, Pranayama, Meditation) to achieve particular effect safely. Pranayama & Subtle body: Historical context, Effects of Pranayama on subtle body, Sequencing of pranayama safely, including awareness and adaptations, Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana, Kapalbhati, and others, Koskas, Kleshas, Chakras, Nadis and Prana Vayus.
Meditation: Key meditation terms, Meditation methods of lineage, Ability to practice chosen meditation, Chanting, mantras and mudras.
Teaching Methodology: Sequencing & Cueing (verbal, visual, physical), Class Management, Pace, Observation, assisting and correcting of postures, Environment, Specific needs of individuals.
Professional Development: Yoga Alliance Code of Conduct, Scope of Practice, Equity in Yoga, Business aspects of teaching yoga, marketing yourself
Anatomy and Physiology: Major Bones, Major Muscles, Types of Joints, Types of Muscle movement and contractions, Respiratory system and muscles involved, mechanism of breathing, Nervous system with emphasis on vagal theory, fight or flight, overall mind-body connection, Cardiovascular/Circulatory, Endocrine, and Digestive system as they relate to yoga, Types of Joint Movement, Joint stabilization, Contra-indications, misalignment, modifications, Safe movement as it relates to stretching, balancing and physical limitations
Yoga Humanities: Includes the study of yoga philosohies (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita), yoga lifestyle (concepts of dharma and karma), and ethics of yoga. Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva).
Practicum: Practice teaching
9 Month Teacher Training- One Weekend a month
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 8:00am - 6:00 pm
February 6 - 7
March 6 -7
April 10 - 11
May 1 -2
August 7 -8
September 11 -12
October 2 - 3
Evelyn Van Antwerp - E-RYT 500
Evelyn started practicing yoga many years ago because of its benefits for the back and neck difficulties she was experiencing, and soon discovered that the benefits were far greater than just addressing her physical well-being. For Evelyn, yoga has become an avenue for self-knowledge, self-love, awareness and physical well-being. Evelyn has a Masters in Curriculum, with sixteen years in education teaching students and adults, becoming a certified yoga instructor was the perfect choice for her. Evelyn has studied with Yoga Acharya Tej Monga, Judith Lasater, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews.
She received her 200-hour and 500-hour Yoga Alliance Certification through Namah Shivaya Yoga. Since yoga is very much a personal experience and one based on levels of ability, her endeavor is to teach to the needs of individual students by modifying poses. Her classes are designed for both newcomers and seasoned practitioners. Each class focuses on proper alignment and breathing techniques, with an emphasis on core body strength. Her goal as an instructor is for all of her students to experience the full benefits of yoga.
Scott Murphy - E-RYT 500
Scott’s yoga studies began in September 1991, when he was seeking a more holistic approach to ending medical issues. His early years were spent under the study of Myna Moon, a long-time follower of Swami Sivananda and Mahavatar Babaji. As his practice increased over the decades, his medical symptoms diminished. He earned his 200 hour yoga teacher training and later both a 500 hour and a 1,000 Master Teacher Training from Namah Shivaya in Dallas and recognized as a Yoga Acharya.Of the three paths to realization, Karma Yoga has been a central part of Scott’s life for more than two decades, as he has served in varying roles and responsibilities for several North Texas animal, health and religious organizations, including 14 years as a religious education instructor. He continues to bring accessible and affordable yoga to the Mesquite and Terrell communities and also teaches for the City of Mesquite, Texas, weaving into his classes the philosophical, scientific and spiritual aspects of a yoga practice. Scott continues his yoga studies, and has making a 3 ½-year commitment to the study of Kriya Yoga with Pramahansa Yogananda’s Self Realization Fellowship. When he’s not teaching yoga, Scott fights heart disease and stroke for the American Heart Association.
Evelyn Van Antwerp