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T-T01 Language of Asana

This 7 part subject is recommended over 10 weeks as it requires review of video classes, practice reflection. Submissions include recording oneself, assignment uploads. Valuable for all those seeking to understand the role of language in teaching.

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T-Ph23. The Conscious Pause

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 occurs as new thoughts or new ideas arise in the mind.

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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 who arrives with a history, expressing the gunas (an expression of nature) in all its varieties and complexity. Teaching is both an art and a science Entry to the program is through discussion with Alan Goode

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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. 1. Principles of Demonstration, instruction, observation, and correction. These 4 principles statements were distributed to teachers in the mid 1980 as a guide by BKS Iyengar and are still relevant today. 2. The Abhyasa-Vairagya Axis. The Axis is designed to deliver a different way of looking a teaching other than the lens of alignment and technique. As core principles of Yogic philosophy Abhyasa and Vairagya are what we aim to establish when teaching and the axis is a means for teachers to review any teaching

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T-Ph01 Iyengar & Patanjali

This subject considers Iyengar’s relationship to classical Yoga as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Iyengar says, “The Yoga I teach is purely Astanga Yoga, known as the eight limbs of Yoga, expounded by Patanjali in his 196 terse sutras, each of which reflects profound experimental knowledge, supplemented with Hatha Yoga texts, the Gita and others.”

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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. It draws together a diverse range of resources for a teacher to have at hand

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