Teacher Subjects

T-T08 Pregnancy

From conception to birth, a woman’s body undertakes an amazing process of fertilisation, implantation and the development and growth of her baby (or babies). Whether first, second,(or more) pregnancy, each body will react differently to each individual pregnancy. This subject examines the stages of pregnancy, the changes in a womans body and the Yogic response. …

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T-Ph23. The Conscious Pause

In his book The Tree of Yoga, BKS Iyengar makes the following statement: ‘There are three transformations which take place in medi­tation. At the very beginning of his Yoga Sutras, Patanjali says that stillness of the mind is yoga. Later, he says that when a person is trying to still the mind, there is an opposition which …

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T-Ph01 Iyengar & Patanjali

Introduction This subject considers Iyengar’s relationship to classical Yoga as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras In his “message for the 70th birthday” Iyengar says, “What I do is pure, authentic, traditional Yoga.” What he means by pure, authentic, traditional Yoga he explains in the same speech, as follows: “The Yoga I teach is purely Astanga Yoga, known …

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T-SK. Teaching skills and knowledge

Teaching skills and knowledge builds upon a basic skillset identified in the Theory Teaching Module to consider how students learn and understand. The skills and knowledge subject focus is developed through two areas: Principles of demonstration, instruction, observation, and correction. These four principles statements were distributed to teachers as a guide by BKS Iyengar, in …

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Theory Teaching Module

This program is coordinated through Yoga Mandir and seeks to establish a dialogue between teachers on the evolution of a student into a Sadhaka. A teacher is someone who is involved in the development of students and more importantly in understanding how we as human being evolve. We recognise that each student is an individual …

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T-T01 Language of Asana

‘The selection of specific words at crucial moments to link mind and body is implicit in the Iyengar method in a way that is unique to this style of practice for two reasons. First, because Iyengar Yoga uses the asanas as a vehicle of exploration of the mind it has devised a set of phrases …

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