A comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers with a review of cellular structure, major tissue types, skeletal system, muscles, physiology, with a review of many topics including major diseases.
The class will review anatomy and physiology as applied to teaching yoga, and will include contra-indications of key asanas.
(Required for registered 300 TTP students. Open to general public.)
Come and learn about the sacred texts of Yoga. Upanishad means “to sit nearby and listen”. It also means “secret teachings.” Compiled by sages during their deep meditative states, the Upanishads contain the eternal truths about the divinity in us. Swami Rama has written commentaries on several Upanishads.
(Required for 200 & 300 TTP.) (Qualifies for 2 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
Come experience a class based on Yoga & Ayurveda therapy techniques to help create ease through the upper body to better prepare for an asana (posture) practice. The Upper Body is also associated with the Doshas of Ayurveda: Vata (lungs, hands and shoulders), Pitta (eyes) and Kapha Dosha (nose, chest and heart).
A Yoga Therapy practice focuses on what is being sensed and felt in order to “heal and deal” from the inside out vs. just moving from one posture to another. This is done by bringing the floor up “to greet the student where they are at”. By learning proper modifications through prop use and alignment set up, the student can find ease in the asana (poses). The energetic focus and muscular action of the postures will be covered, too.
Modifications, a special focus on alignment and hands-on adjustments help students gain freedom in the pose to experience that “OMmmm” feeling”. A full and delightful Shavasana will be the topping. Each body is different and every Body can do Yoga. It just may take a little creativity to get there.
Suitable for all Levels. Come with an Open Mind. Leave with a Refreshed Spirit! A Playful Attitude is a pre-requisite. Please bring a pen and pad to take notes. Mats and props are available, or you may choose to bring your own.
(Recommended for 200 & 300 TTP students.)
(Qualifies for 2.5 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance.)
October 18 (11:30-5:30 PM), 19 (11:00 AM - 6:00 PM) & 20 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
The classical text of Yoga Sutras by Patanjali is the most authoritative, universal and a secular text on yoga philosophy. Composed about two thousand years ago, it contains the philosophy and methodology of spiritual progress leading to liberation. In this module we would study the Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the text to understand the concepts like Yoga, Chitta, Nirodha, Abhyasa, Vairagya, types of Samadhi, Kleshas, and too many others to mention here. The format of the module will be based upon study of sutras one by one as well as developing a top level understanding of the processes and the methodologies.
Himalayan Yoga & Meditation Center109 W Slade St, Palatine, IL 60067 Tel: 847.221.5250
Our MISSION is to help individuals realize their full potential, lead a healthy and balanced life with mindfulness through teaching of yoga, meditation, and philosophy as taught by Himalayan masters.
Our VISION is to alleviate human suffering.