Teaching Subjects

T-T07. Handling diversity

Iyengar writes, ‘Yogic methods gives the maximum and the minutest techniques for the cure of a soiled body and mind. In this sense, yoga is therapy. Therapy is treatment The treatment for a disorderly mental and physical condition or disease by remedial techniques is called therapy.’ Iyengar, Yogic therapy Astadala yogamala vol3 Handling diversity identifies …

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T-T06. Art of Teaching

In the Tree of Yoga Guruji writes, It is relatively easy to be a teacher of an academic subject, but to be a teacher in art is very difficult, and to be a yoga teacher is the hardest of all, because yoga teachers have to be their own critics and correct their own practice. The …

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T-T05. Being where students are at

Being where students are at’ relates to valuing the journey of each student. As teachers of yoga, we recognise that each student presents at a ‘point in time’. Based on this, we consider ways of responding to the student. The subject investigates the role of compassion & dispassion when handling students.

T-T02. Presenting asana & organising the class

This subject identifies the key principles of presenting asanas and organising the class. Using the statements of BKS Iyengar as a guide we explore the questions and issues involved

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-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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