Courses

  • Mantra for Meditation: Theory and Practice

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    Sara Granström (11 Lessons)

    Chanting is a common way to connect with your inner self. In the yoga tradition mantras are used as a means to concentrate, to cultivate presence and to remind yourself of the core essence of the practice and its purpose. In this course, learn some of the history and theory behind the chanting of mantra, and learn several different traditional chants; and how to put them together for your own personal self-guided practice of mantra for meditation.

  • Introduction to Pranayama

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    Sara Granström (16 Lessons)

    Learn about pranayama and begin a home practice with Yogayama’s Director of Teacher Training, Sara Granström. In this course, you’ll be introduced to the fundamental principles of pranayama, followed by a breakdown of the anatomical aspects of the gross and subtle energetic bodies as is pertinent to pranayama practice. Then you’ll learn six preparatory techniques and four pranayama practices step by step before being taught how to develop and maintain your won personal home pranayama practice.

  • Core Competencies for Asana Teachers

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    James Brown (30 Lessons)

    Yoga practice is to be tailored to the individual, yet it tends to be taught in a “one-size fits all” approach to people with different needs and abilities. In this course, learn specific teaching strategies that allow each student in your classes to make the practice their own. Learn to speak in a way that […]

  • Anatomy for Asana

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    James Brown (57 Lessons)

    This series starts by developing a fluency in anatomical terms, followed by a guided tour of the musculoskeletal system, including information about special conditions like common anomalies, and injury management and prevention.

  • Yoga Prep

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    James Brown (Beginner) (5 Lessons)

    This free course addresses concerns, fills in the blanks, and answers common questions that people have before going to their first yoga asana class. Included are lessons on what to expect, how to prepare, how to choose the right class for you; and some basics about the anatomy and philosophy of the practice.

  • Philosophy for Asana

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    James Brown (12 Lessons)

    Through lectures, discussion and reflective analysis and applications, learn how Patanjali’s sutras can be an immediately usable guidebook that helps you chart your course toward happiness on the mat and in life.