Tuesday, April 21, 2009

May and Summer


  • look at yogaalliance.org and become familiar.
  • Study for your test using your key
  • Review breath cues and opening mediation if you still need to do yours

May 4th:

9 to 11:30: If we have time we will do active practice as an extension of the opening poses, I have asked Cindee to include some active asana's in the afternoon.

Test first

Finish Breathing Cues and Sherry will do the opening meditation.

Everyone will need to teach three opening poses. Keep in simple. This is to get your familiar with speaking in public and cueing.

Cindee will come from noon to 3p.m. to teach.

May 11th.

You will all be expected to do each of these in order, you can combine pranayama and opening meditaion or keep it seperate as long as you cover all aspects.

Opening meditation, pranayama (three part or ujjayi), three opening asanas from the list you were given.

Summer Dates: Mondays 9 to 3:

June 15th: Anatomy and Phisiology: Cindee

July 20th: Elana will teach Prenatal

Aug 10th: A.& P. Cindee with Quiz: Cindee

TBA: Fundraiser for Charity, Yoga with RYT's and ERYT's one weekend day this summer. Will work as Karma yoga and makeup hours.

Over the summer it would be advised to acquire any missed hours you may need. I will be at the YMCA on Mondays and Wed from 9 to 10 and Cindee may have a class on Fridays. Any classes you take with an RYT or ERYT will count towards make up time. You can only acquire up to 30 hrs..

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April 20th

Homework from the 13th Read pgs.132-136 along with your notes on Pranayama.

Read pages 163-171 Postures to Calm the Body and Mind: Tips on Meditation and along with your handouts on Meditation.

  • Be prepared to give three body cues to breathing. Remember to guide your student in standing, sitting or lying down.
  • We will finish up 5 min. opening meditation.
  • Chair yoga (forgot to count chairs, will need to make sure we have 14 to 16 chairs.)
Your goal by the 2nd week of May (your last Spring class until June) is to be able to:
  1. Be able to do an opening meditation.
  2. Be able to give at least three cues to three part of ujjayi breath.
  3. Be able to teach at least three opening poses.
Our intention creates our reality.
-Wayne Dyer


Monday, April 6, 2009

April 13th

April 13th

Beginning of class: Learning the "Beginning of a Class"

9 to noon
  • Meditation: First Group will share: we will do three at a time.
  • Pranayama Instruction with handout
  • Then Joint loosening poses by Mukanda Stiles with handout
  • Second group will do med. project, last person will lead us into next set
  • Pranayama, Active Practice with adjustments and corrections, shavasana
  • 3rd group meditation
  • Possibly a surprise, have to see how our time is
  • Final meditation and go over homework
Homework for the week will be learning how to teach basic three part breathing.
You will receive your study guide
The following week come prepared: You can use notes:
Step 1: How to sit or lay on your back
Step 2: Centering, setting intention, opening meditation (you choose)
Step 3: Basic three part breathing
Step 4: 2 Opening poses

Due to a miscommunication on my part (I initially asked for evenings in the summer and then changed it to Saturdays. I changed it on the calender but not my rental agreement.) Saturdays will not be an option as the studio is not available.
If you all are able could you meet 3 Mondays over the summer at our usual time 9a.m. to 3p.m. ?
Here are the dates available
. Please look at your calender and we will do what suits the majority and I will work with those who cannot come on the side.
June 15th or 22nd
July 20th
Aug 3rd or 10th

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes."
Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 13

On April 6th you will be given a handout on Meditation. You will need to come up with a 5 min meditation to teach, also you will want to go over poses to use for meditation on the 13th. You will be expected to share or teach the meditation as you would in a regular class.
April 13th,20th and May 4th, we will cover the beginning of class:
1. Meditation or centering
2. Pranayama
3. Joint loosening poses

May 11th you will have a quiz over what you have learned during these first three months of class, you will be given a study guide on April 13th.

We will also continue to practice a variety of poses, utilizing sanskrit and breaking them down. Please remember to bring your notebook to take daily notes.