We will start back up in September and are RYS 200 with Yoga Alliance, that means we are a registered school with Yoga alliance and will offer a yoga certificate of completion when you finish the yoga teacher training.
The Base,  pelvis and Hips
Mind-bodyThe whole self. The term carries with it the connotation that mind and body are inextricably linked, and what affects, benefits, changes, or hurts one does the same for the other. Join us as we begin with the base, setting a strong foundation exploring the mindbody connection, balancing postures, seated poses as well as the anatomy and ROM of the base, our feet, knees ankles and hips.  Muladhara is our foundation; we need a strong base able to support us.  If we skip the work here, we will not be properly supported and therefore unstable to face life’s challenges. (anxiety) We need to not only embrace it to survive but also to help us to become the best we can be.  This not only comforts us, it makes us feel strong as we are able to tap into the energy of the earth, hold steady and sturdy like a treeSvadisthana The pelvis is the foundation that the upper body rests on.  It functions as the hinge between the upper and lower body.It is important then for it to be healthy and flexible to allow for the free flow of the mind body. Think of  Petals of a flower as the outside support of the second Chakra, if that support falls away we must rely on our inner support and strength.  A strong sense of self is required.  Unless there is a strong sense of self, if we were to loose the petals of support then we may breakdown.Pelvic Power by Eric FranklinFriday Night Kirtan with Kristin and Randal Brooks and the Bhakti House BandSaturday and SundayBalancing postures, Seated poses, first and second chakra, Anatomy of hips, knees, and ankles, ROM of hips, sacrum and low back, Position of pelvic bowl, Observation, Alignment, Adjustment, and Use of props. 13 CE’s Completed 5 hours , observing, practicing and or assisting time at Aledo Yoga and Nia StudioUp top 18 hours of CE’s Available
An intro into Anatomy for back Health
Anatomy for back health with Clay and Assisted Yoga allows the participants to be more active, rather than passive, in the workshops. This Hands-on approach to learning anatomy is not only fun and creative, but it provides an opportunity for active learning combining both the right side of the brain as well as the left.
 No prior anatomy experience needed.
Holding patterns are muscle memory and like any memory, reside in the brain.  Body Scripting require that we forget what we have learned and remember what we have forgotten, to be at EASE in and with our body. As we become more body aware, more body conscious we can begin to rewrite the holding patterns and learn a more functional balanced way to be in the body.  This is Body Scripting.  It is important to remember that muscles and ligaments adapt to conditions that they are repeatedly put into and this then creates a new muscle memory and thus creates a holding pattern.
We all walk into the classroom with a different story, how can we be expected to practice a one size fits all yoga unless we all have the same story.  Tight muscles don’t keep themselves tight, it’s your brain that keeps them tight and this is reflective of our life story.
I see hands on learning as a way for participants to actively construct meaning for themselves and how it applies to their experiences – as opposed to taking what the teacher dishes out as the truth.  Teaching Anatomy with Clay will also carry over and bring a deeper understanding to body workers as well as to anyone who has a body.
Over the Back and thru the spine
Is the stretch/flexion of a forward fold worth the compression.  Find out why back bends heal the spine.As we age, our spine becomes rigid and tight and feels heavy. Our hope in practicing yoga is that thru our practice we can break holding patterns and realign the body so we can once again have a youthful spine. To understand the spinal conditions many face it is helpful to first understand some basics about the spine. For example: What does it do? What is it made of? What are its different parts?   We will also be introducing the Chakra system and its relevance to our practice.5 hours , observing, practicing and or assisting time at Aledo Yoga Up top 18 hours of CE’s Available
The Core is the Center of our Universe as we know it!
The sutras
 4 books, written in the 3 century before Christ.  It was written 1700 years ago and consist of 195 sutras.  It is considered a guidebook of classical Royal Yoga. The whole idea of the sutras is to allow, thru its study, to move beyond our limited ideas of self.  Think of the 8 limbs as arms and legs connected to one body, just as a Childs limbs grow in proportion to the other, which ever limb you focus on the others will develop.  Every limb is important and if you are sincere in your desire to grow, the growth in your practice will happen naturally.
Third Chakra, Manipura and the Solar Plexus This is the seat of power, the ego
Anahata Heart Chakra 4 Chakra   Where all yogis strive to be, the consciousness of the heart.
The shoulders, ribs, upper back and chest.
Anatomy of Chest, shoulders, arms,
Observation, Alignment, Adjustment of asanas, Use of props.
5 hours , observing, practicing and or assisting time at Aledo Yoga and Nia Studio
Up top 18 hours of CE’s Available
Head, neck and Chest
-Is a natural expression of our own consciousness
-Is an important tool used by people everywhere to heal their bodies,  quiet their minds, and bring the sacred into their lives.
-Unifies, bringing people together in thought, intention, knowledge and love.
-Integrates breath, heartbeat, emotion and purpose.
 -Reaches across spiritual, political, and social boundaries.
-Is a long repeated chorus, it allows everyone to forget about the words and get lost in the music.   Comes from Latin word cantare meaning to sing.
 The worship and celebration of the sacred thru melodic vocab.
It is singing our prayers.
 It is meditative.
It is the breath made audible.
Discovering Spirit in sound.
Anatomy of Head and Neck
We communicate with movement of the head and neck constantly throughout our lives. The shake of the head means “yes” or “no”. The drop of a lip can mean, “I am sad” or “I am not getting my way.” A wink can mean, “I like you”. A smile says, “I am happy”. And a frown, “I am sad.” The furrow of a brow can be disappointment or concentration.   This area of the body finds the muscles of expression that cover our skull and the muscles that hold 12-15 lbs head to the body and allow it to move.   It is also the container of the brain and the beginning of the spinal cord. Our messaging center of the body. The space of the mind.
Principles of inversion, Observation, Alignment, Adjustment, Use of props, Use of language,
5th and 6th Chakra.
5 hours , observing, practicing and or assisting time at Aledo Yoga and Nia Studio
Up top 18 hours of CE’s Available
Lets explore Sanskrit and the Asanas
Intro to Assisted Yoga Moves, aka Applied Yoga Therapy
Some Therapeutic Effects of Assisted Yoga Therapy
 •releases stress and tension
 •increases flexibility and suppleness
 •increases vital energy
 •deeply relaxing
 •relieves pain and soreness
 •brings the systems of the body into balance
 •increases blood and lymph flow
 •releases emotional blocks
 •excellent therapy for common injuries and ailments
 •deepens the connection between mind, body and spirit
For the Practitioner
enhances meditation and concentration awakens compassion and loving kindness deepens the connection of mind, body and spirit
Sanskrit and the asanas
Two things will make identification of asanas (poses) easier. First you must know that those long Sanskrit words are in fact like strings of pearls. For example, Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana has 5 words in it; Urdhva (upward); Mukha (face); Paschima (West or backside of the body); Uttana (intense); Asana (pose). Learning to identify the smaller words within the long name makes it easier not only to recognize but also to start to pronounce. The second thing is that in English (as well as other languages) we use words that are distant cousins to Sanskrit.
5 hours , observing, practicing and or assisting time at Aledo Yoga and Nia Studio
Up top 18 hours of CE’s AvailableLiving Yoga
The Seat of The Teacher
The tree of Yoga book Study
Teaching a class is an honor and keeps me motivated to learn more so that I can become better and share my knowledge with my students.
My interpretation and your interpretation of the teachings may differ, don’t get wrapped up in thinking that there is only one “way” to teach.
Don’t assume that others know more than you.
As long as you stay within your own body and teach what you know… everything comes out okay. Not only will you feel great but also your students will have a better understand because your class will be an expression of your experience of yoga.
Try not to imitate, or teach a script, teach from your heart, allow the creative forces to flow out of you and use your unique talents and abilities to teach every class.
Remember: If one person shows up… TEACH!   If no one shows up… PRACTICE.
Essentials of creating and holding the space-articulate, language- setting up the room, structure, environment, Levels,
Sangha- gathering the strands of the mind, the community
Code of ethics- yamas and Niyamas-
5 hours , observing, practicing and or assisting time at Aledo Yoga
Up top 18 hours of CE’s Available
Sequencing for Safety and
Yin Yoga Principles
Yin Yoga book studyYin Yoga Principles in ActionThe very stiff, very flex, the injured, Trying vs. doing, Importants of gathering relevant information,
TheArt Of Sequencing
-Creative Flows For Your Yoga Practice-
Art of Modification and Use of props
Feel like your private practice is in a rut, that your teaching the same flow and not sure how to create fun new ones.  Join us this weekend as we give you tips and tools for refining and creating fun sequences for your classes and your own private practice.
One Size fits all approach to yoga?
How to Teach a Multi-Level Class
Teaching a multi-level class is a skill that can be learned.
-Observation is crucial; You need to really see your students.
-Offer modifications of poses, use props, the wall or a yoga mat.
-Demonstrate at the lower level verbalize the more advanced levels, This will keep your new students from pushing to hard and beyond what they need to do
-Give alternatives that resemble the full posture and give several options.
-Be able to deconstruct a pose.
-Every pose can be broken down, so Know the action of the pose or the energetic flow, not the alignment of the pose!
-Although levels do exist at every stage of yoga, don’t get stuck rating yourself, or your students in relation to ability.
The people who use yoga most effectively are not necessarily the people doing the most advanced poses.
Art and skill of Sequencing and modifications, Principles of Sequencing,
Living Your Yoga book discussion
Art and skill of Sequencing and modifications, Principles of Sequencing, Observation, Alignment, Adjustment, Use of props, Body types and tendency- use of props
Partner poses and Vinyassa Flow
5 hours , observing, practicing and or assisting time at Aledo Yoga
Up top 18 hours of CE’s Available
It’s all about the Breath
The breath is the ultimate healer. Returning to full body breathing can restore the body to its natural balance and bring in the body’s natural ability to heal.
Anatomy of the Breath
How Does Yoga Practice Influence the Breath?
1. Awareness of the breath, as a way to connect to the present moment. This can be practiced in meditation, asana, and vinyasa.
2. “Freeing” the breath, or retraining breathing habits. This can be done through relaxation, guided breathing practices, and joyful movement. The focus here is on letting go ………of muscular tension or other constraints that inhibit healthy breathing, and on waking up the muscles of respiration that may have been in slumber (or held in chronic tension). There is no attempt to force a deep breath, or breathe in any special way “on purpose”. Instead, the breath becomes liberated.
3. Regulating the breath. This can be done through asanas, which change the “shape” of breathing, and through Pranayama and chanting, which can help regulate and change the breath as well as influence the mind and body.    How to Teach Breathing, Coordination of breath and movement, Pranayama practice, Sectional breathing, Full body, Effortless, Diaphragmatic breathing, Art of inhalation and exhalation, Conscious breathing, 3 part breath, Effects of using the breath in asana practice, Linking movement with breath, Practice time.
5 hours , observing, practicing and or assisting time at Aledo Yoga
Up top 18 hours of CE’s Available
Mindful movement and The Bhagavagita Study

The body, mind, and spirit are intimately related, they are all aspects of the same energy source.If we are emotionally overstressed that stress will show up in the body as physical symptoms. If we abuse or neglect our bodies there will be very real effects on our emotional and psychological self.The toxins in our bodies (Eastern) are negative emotions. We need to transform unproductive negative emotions into positive and virtuous emotions.  Geta Cultivating mindfulness and the link between body and mindCultivating mindfulness, Body and breath awareness.5 hours , observing, practicing and or assisting time at Aledo Yoga and Nia StudioUp top 18 hours of CE’s Available

Each wing the students have the option of 5 hours in the classroom and will be documented observations of classes, class room participation and practice time time.
Non Contact Hours
Non Contact hours are made up of assignments, reading, writing or watching DVD’s, reviewing and participating in classes.
This program far exceeds the requirements set down by Yoga Alliance.
The Yoga Alliance is a voluntary registration of Yoga Teachers at both the 200 and the 500 hour level and is not mandated by the state of Texas.
Just because you have completed any 200 hour program does not mean you will be a good yoga teacher. Yoga is a lifestyle and we are building a community of supportive like minded people who are interested in Living their Yoga. If you are interested in taking your yoga deeper, this program is for you!
We hope you will join us, as we are now accepting new students/