yoga beginners intensive bellingham wa

 BEGINNERS YOGA INTENSIVE SYLLABUS

No experience necessary

No required reading (optional readings will be offered)

  1. Yoga History

    1. Pre-Classical

      1. Samkhya Philosophy origins

      2. Relationship to Hinduism and Vedic ethos

      3. Physical (archaeological locations of yoga)

    2. Classical

      1. Post-Aryan India

      2. Yoga Sutras

      3. Siva Samhita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and other classical texts

    3. Post-Classical

      1. Modern Masters

        1. T. Krishnamacharya

        2. Mohandas Gandhi

        3. Yogananda

        4. BKS Iyengar

        5. Sri K Pattabhi Jois (teacher of David Garrigues; teacher of director of shala)

  2. Yoga Philosophy & Guidelines

    1. Yamas and Niyamas

      1. do no harm/nonviolence

      2. truthfulness and honesty

    2. Diet

      1. macrobiotics & ayurveda

    3. Developing a personal practice; rituals and routines

      1. Surya Namaskara

      2. Sutra 1:14

      3. Bhakti Yoga principles

  3. Fundamental Yoga Asana (postures)

    1. Surya Namaskara (sun salutations)

    2. Standing postures

    3. Closing postures

    4. Seated postures

  4. Yoga Anatomy

    1. Vayus and energy flows

    2. Pranayama, Ujjayi, breathing

    3. Dealing with and avoiding yoga injuries

  5. Yoga Chanting

    1. Om & meaning

    2. Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Chants

      1. Ashtanga Invocation & Patanjali Chant

      2. Closing Mantra

    3. Basic Yoga Sutras in Sanskrit

    4. Numerical sanskrit count of Ashtanga Yoga