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T-T03. Skill & Methods in teaching

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The Lineage of each Yoga tradition determines the Methods we apply.

This subject looks at how we develop skills through practicing teaching exercises in order to apply our methods to achieve Patanjali’s Yoga Practices. We consider how to maximize learning with an emphasis on Abhyasa.

BKS Iyengar teachers apply Technique, Timings, Sequence and Repetition as key methods when teaching Asana and Pranayama. When applied these methods transform the practice of asana and pranayama from being two of the eight disciplines of Ashtanga Yoga to being a practice that holds all eight disciplines within practice.

Welcome to this subject on Skill and Methods in teaching. This subject identifies the key methods used in teaching Iyengar Yoga. This subject is presented in parts and contains articles, videos, and quotes. It is advisable to immerse yourself in the subject, consuming the content thoroughly. Apply a reflective mode, where you might read an article prior to, or immediately after practice. Keep a reflective journal to note your experiences as you engage through the Learn, Study, Practise modes offered throughout this subject. Quotes are often accompanied by an extract of the text. Take the time to engage deeply with the extracts provided. More importantly, support the authors by purchasing the publications for your own library.  Articles and book extracts are provided for student study material only and comply with copyright laws.

This is a seven part subject that requires review of video exercises and a reflective approach to practice. T-T03 is a lifetime enrolment.

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