MY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING JOURNEY: PART 4

This post is dedicated to all of the YOGA RELATED CONTENT we studied during yoga teacher training. 

Everyday during YTT we spent some time learning about other interesting and fun topics related to yoga, including:

  • the history of yoga and how the practice has evolved over the last 5,000 years
  • different philosophies of yoga that have been passed down from ancestors
  • benefits of particular breathing and physical practices
  • about the other 6 limbs of yoga that don't get as much attention in modern, Western forms of yoga

To summarize the topics we studied, the materials we utilized, and a few books that were recommended ~ here's a top-level list: 

Topics we studied:

What is yoga?

The history of yoga

The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali (with translation and commentary by B.K.S. Iyengar)

Bhagavad Gita

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga

Pranayamas and bandhas

Sanskrit

Modern hatha yoga, and the elements of vinyasa

Anatomy and biomechanics (including over 9 hours with guest teacher Jen Wilking)

Meditation

Chakras

Yoga & pregnancy

Ayurveda

Mantras

Ethics of being a yoga teacher

Our materials:

“Light on Yoga” by B.K.S. Iyengar

Excerpts from “The Yoga Sutras” by Patanjali

Excerpts from the “The Bhagavad Gita”

Excerpts from “Core Concerns in Teaching Yoga” by Judith Hanson Lasater

Our Kindness Yoga YTT binder which is packed with information

Other recommended books:

 “Wheels of Life” by Anodea Judith

“Theme Weaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga” by Michelle Marchildon

"Yoga Toolbox" by Joseph and Lilian Le Page

& MANY MORE

 

Have any questions about my experience? Please leave any questions in the comments below. 

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