The 11 Modules of the MSYI 200 Hour Curriculum
Learn how to effectively teach Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga.
Learn how to effectively teach a variety of meditations.Learn how to launch your successful career from teachers with over 20 years experience in the yoga industry.
Learn how to enhance your relationships and communicate effectively.
1) Yoga History, Philosophy, Lifestyle, & Ethics
Study the lineage of yoga history. Dive deep into the exploration & study of the Yoga Sutras. Learn how to incorporate these ancient philosophies into your life, in an ethical and sustainable manner, and that compliments your current belief system.
2) Creating a Space For Transformation
You will create space for your own transformation through daily exploration, self-inquiry and group discussions. This module focuses on self-development which is anchored in the roots of yoga, 6 Bodies of MSYI (Physical, Mental, Emotional, Energetic, Intellectual, and Spiritual), and the 'Simple and Effective Coaching Tools'.
3) Posture Summary & Sanskrit Guide
In addition to daily asana practices (practice teaching and posture break-outs), you will receive a detailed asana manual which summarizes over 108 yoga postures, that includes the main benefits, modifications and contraindications of each posture. Also included is a Sanskrit pronunciation guide and common Sanskrit glossary.
4) Effective Teaching
You're here to learn how to teach yoga, right?
In this module you will learn and practice valuable tools and teaching methodology to support you in becoming an unscripted and powerful yoga teacher. You will have the ability to really speak to each and every student in your yoga class. You will explore the use of your voice, oral language, body language, and visualization. You will have the ability to connect with your students confidently through verbal cues, use of props, effective demonstration, and acute observation. Learn how to provide safe, and effective physical adjustments for every body.
5) Yoga Fundamentals
Explore the theory, practice and teaching of Pranayama, Chanting, Mantra, Mudras, and Meditation. You will incorporate tools from Module 4 to learn how to effectively teach each one of these skills.
6) Functional Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy can be daunting to the best of us. In an effort to prepare for your yoga teacher training, you complete basic anatomy assignments prior to your start date. During your program, you will receive hands-on and interactive anatomy training each day.
7) Class Formats & Safe Sequencing
During your training, you will explore a number of popular styles of yoga; power yoga (vinyasa yoga), gentle yoga, and Yoga Nidra (Sleep Yoga). You will learn basic principles of asana sequencing. Also, how to safely create your own powerful yoga class formats in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, incorporating learnings from Module 5 and 6.
8) Specialized Teaching
In this module you will learn how yoga supports the healing of common injuries, illness and life-changes (such as pregnancy and menopause). To learn how to foster a connection of healing with your students this module incorporates techniques from previous modules: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, yoga history, and simple coaching techniques.
9) Modern Nutrition From Ancient Practice
In this module you will learn basic nutrition do's and dont's, and how to incorporate 'ahimsa' into your nutrition when it comes to dieting and cleansing. You will study an Introduction to Ayurveda (sister science to yoga), with Hali Love (Certified Ayurveda Consultant, and Traditional Chinese Medicine), and with Dr. Randi Raymond (PhD). Learn how to add balance to your lifestyle through simple practices from each of these ancient modalities.
10) Energies of Yoga
This module explores the subtle energies of yoga, including Chakras, Nadis, Prana, Vayus and The 5 Sheaths. You will discover how each one contributes to modern yoga and healing through the 6 Bodies of MSYI.
11) Launch Your Yoga Career with Success
Learn how to effectively cultivate and preserve abundance through your yoga teaching career. Leave your training with a complete resume to immediately market yourself as a professional Yoga Teacher. This module will touch on Branding, Social Media, Finances and Insurance.
Getting Your Certificate
UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR 185 CONTACT HOURS, YOU HAVE 4 WEEKS TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
SEVA (being of service): 5 Hours
Choose a non-profit organization (i.e. homeless shelter, women's shelter, day care, Montessori school, etc.) to volunteer for 5 hours.
Record how you felt before and after your karma experience, include the date and location.
Email your Seva experience and journal assignment together.
ASANA VIDEO: Teach 3, 1-Hour Asana classes
Submit video (via You Tube or Vimeo link) to MSYI of your 1st asana class video.
You will receive feedback to implement on your 2nd video; and the same for your final asana class video.
MEDITATION VIDEO: Teach 3, 15-Minute Meditations
Submit video (via You Tube or Vimeo link) to MSYI of your first meditation video.
You will receive feedback to implement on your 2nd video; and the same for your final meditation video.
Completion and Submission of your Final Course Essay Assignment
Your topic will be individually assigned to you upon submission of your last videos (asana & meditation). Email your final essay assignment.