Namah Shivaya Yoga Dallas Teacher Training draws its roots from the authentic yoga practices in India for thousands of years. The Namah Shivaya Yoga Program conducts Yoga certifications in the Dallas, Mexico and Yoga Retreats in India.
We pride ourselves in being one of the authentic yoga teacher training schools in the United States that offers an in depth understanding of the deeper dimensions of the Science of Yoga and philosophy of yoga which include a study of the governing principles of yoga as taught in the Bhagwad Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutras and The Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
It offers an in depth understanding of the practice of yoga postures with correct alignment, linking movement with breath, modifications for injuries and pregnancy, relaxations techniques and developing skill in teaching a yoga class.
The programs draw from the core principles of the ancient teachings of Yoga in India. The practice of Yoga plants the seed of personal growth, bringing the mind, body and spirit in harmony. We encourage our students to develop their own teaching style, finding inner freedom and expression of their true inner selves. To realize their practice by spreading peace, self-acceptance and awareness.
Our practice encompasses Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Kriya Yoga. Our practices of asana and pranayama incorporate the core principles of the Hatha Yoga Pradapika, the ancient text for yoga. Our Yoga training programs are designed to transform the physical, mental and spiritual practice of our students.
On completion of the course, you will be able to Register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).
For the anatomy component of your training, we're partnering with world-renowned Yoga Educators & best-selling authors of Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews.
Using what they've learned in their combined 50-years of experience training yoga teachers, they've created a unique online + in-person course that's exclusively available through Teacher Training programs. This is not your average anatomy training. Don't expect hours of "which bone is which" that make you feel like you're back in high school science classes...
Leslie & Amy spend time on the things that matter most to a yoga teacher and skip the memorization.
They'll help you establish a broad base of knowledge by sharing examples, analogies, stories, and guiding you through physical experiments that make the material helpful and applicable to teaching yoga to students. Leslie & Amy will also share their own favorite teaching strategies like...
How to make poses accessible for any student
What to do when students have an injury and still want to practice
Simple cues that help every student find success on the mat
We'll break into discussion groups, share movement exercises, and observe exactly how this information interweaves with our tradition. By the time we're finished, you'll have a broad understanding of the anatomical concepts that are most important to a yoga teacher so you can begin teaching with confidence.
This means that each time we come together as a group, you'll already have a strong foundation in that unit's content and we'll be able to dive even deeper into the material, rather than spend valuable group time on basic concepts and memorization.
Here's a preview:
Unit 1 - Building Blocks: Sthira & Sukha / Connective Tissue / Bones / Muscles
Unit 2 - Breath: Prana & Apana / Diaphragm / Ujjayi / Bhandas
Unit 3 - Muscle Physiology: Strength / Flexibility / Movement / Joints
Unit 4 - The Spine: Curves / Disks / Backpain
Unit 5 - The Lower Limbs: Foot / Knee / Hips / Pelvis / Walking / Alignment in Standing Postures
Unit 6 - The Upper Limbs: Hands & Wrists / Forearm / Elbow / Shoulder / Alignment in Inversions
Unit 7 - Anatomy in Asana and Asana Philosophy: Introduction to working with Asana / "Benefits" of a Pose / Asana Analysis / Begin Standing Poses
Unit 8 - Anatomy in Asana and Pain & Sensation: A Body-Mind Perspective on how to work with pain / Complete Standing Postures / Begin Seated Postures
Unit 9 - Anatomy in Asana and Vinyasa: Breath + Movement / Continue Seated Postures / Move to other Floor Postures
Unit 10 - Anatomy in Asana and Arm Supports: Arm Support Poses / Final Words of Advice for a budding teacher from Amy & Leslie