Techniques Training/Practice -Learn to practice and teach yoga asana. These hours are a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Please note, many of our yoga practice classes are in a heated & humidified room.
Teaching Methodology - Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.
Anatomy and Physiology - Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers - Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.
Practicum - Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Additional Learning - Includes Sunstone's proprietary Pain Free Yoga (Yoga Core), Yin Yoga methodology, David Emerald's The Power of TED* (The Empowerment Dynamic), yoga traditions of Patanjali as applied to modern day, subtle energy as it relates to somatics and the body, and valuable still mind techniques.
Sunstone Academy’s Intensive Weekend Training program is both registered with the Yoga Alliance, a non-profit organization that maintains a registry of yoga schools that comply with its standards.
Sunstone Academy Teacher Training qualifies for the 200-Hour Certification.
For more information about the Yoga Alliance, click here.