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Course Description:


  • Yoga Philosophy

  • What is yoga? This ancient system of health and well-being, reveals a path to develop and

  • Expand your fullest potential in body, mind, and spirit.

  • South Asian culture, yoga sutras and the hatha yoga Pradipika.

  • We will also study Patanjali’s eight-fold path known as ashtanga yoga.

  • Samadhi -Enlightenment


As you embody the practice through these various limbs, you will become more and more connected to the inner current below the surface of your mind body field. This inner intelligence becomes the teacher as you flow through your practice and your life. We will also investigate ayurveda as the sister science to yoga and you will have the opportunity to weave many of its practices into your experience.

  • Yama - Relationship with Others

  • Niyama - Relationship with Ourselves

  • Asana - Postures

  • Pranayama - Breath Control

  • Pratyahara - Turning the Mind Inward

  • Dharana - Concentration

  • Dhyana - Meditation

Theory & Practice of Asana


  • The yoga sutras refer to asana as the integration of sthira (steadiness) and sukha (ease).

  • This important sutra will guide us as we look into the deeper aspects of asana, including

alignment, key actions, hands-on adjustments, vinyasa krama (evolution of asana),

variations and modifications.

  • You will be introduced to the prana vayus ( 5 movements of energy) underlying all of the asanas and nature.

  • You will explore the energetic techniques of bandhas, dristi, kriyas, mudras, chakras and the elements in order to expand your awareness and understanding of the subtle movement of prana through asana.

  • You will learn several classical namaskar variations and innovative dancing warrior and rhythmic vinyasa sequences. Offering you a wide pallet of namaskars to share with the world.

  • You will work with the family tree of asanas and will see how basic “blueprint” asanas form a primary pattern through key actions and alignment principles that can be seen and applied in related asanas.

  • You will learn correct pelvic position, spinal alignment & foot patterns that support the structure of the body & the flow of prana

  • You will apply 3 part vinyasa technique in asanas, to remove the feeling of being “stuck”and to awaken the flow of prana, inviting energy to circulate throughout your entire being.

Theory & Practice of Pranayama


Conscious breathing requires sensitivity to properly direct life energy (prana), which makes all physical, mental, and spiritual life possible. It is the subtle thread that connects us with universal consciousness. Pranayama is a way of using the breath to receive, generate, distribute, and store this vital energy. We will explore Ujjayi (victory breath), nadi shodhanam (alternate nostril), kappalabhati (breath of fire), sitali (cooling breath), and viloma (against the grain).


  • You will also experience transformational breathing


Theory and Practice of Teaching:


The art of teaching is a yoga in itself, requiring sensitivity, compassion, and practice. A teacher must encourage and inspire, being sensitive to the needs of both the individual and the group.

  • How to properly adjust using visual (body language), verbal (voice), and kinesthetic (touch) tools.

  • Finding your own unique voice through learning the language of yoga and the vinyasa of cueing.

  • You will learn basic sequencing & structuring of a class, through vinyasa krama, and asana relationships. As well as Prana Flow wave sequencing methodology.

  • Integrate themes, rhythm, focus, direction

  • Psychology ethics of the student/teacher relationship

  • Experiential Learning

  • Understanding from within requires the student to not only expand inner awareness and trust of intuition, but also to gain practical experience in the art and science of yoga in a variety of situations and venues.

  • Observe, adjust, and assist in class with various teachers

  • Develop individualized private lessons

  • Teach a community class (basic level 1-2)

  • Give selflessly by teaching a karma yoga class

  • Practice at least five different styles of yoga throughout the 6 month program

  • Explore workshops with master teachers and local teachers


Course Work:


Opening Circle: The first class get-together is a sacred sharing of one's background and intention for the teacher training course. Please come prepared to talk about how you came to yoga and what yoga means to you, why you are interested in the teacher training

program or what you hope to accomplish by participating in the training. Please wear an

article of white clothing to represent the purity of your intention.


Techniques, Training, and Practice:


Training Classes:


Training classes are the foundation of the training program, mandatory and required for

certification. Integral to the learning process, these classes are multi-dimensional and include an organic mixture of asana, pranayama, meditation, bandhas, mudras, kriyas, mantra & kirtan practice, history, philosophy, ethics and sutra studies. The format of the class is structured to include practice, hands-on adjustments, practice teaching, seeing circles, lecture, discussion, Q&A, and quizzes. Guest teachers may also be asked to present during these times. Make-up Policy: You are entitled to miss one class. For all absences, you must attend make up sessions completing hour-for-hour each class missed.


Business Course will be covered in one of our training sessions.


Practice Classes:

Practice classes are an important component of the training in which trainees experience a live flow experience of yoga class. Make-up Policy: Attend any of Aubree’s regularly

scheduled classes throughout the year to make up full hours missed.


Weekly Classes:

Trainees are required to participate in 2 group classes per week. This requirement is in addition to your daily personal practice. By the end of the 6 month program, each trainee must attend classes in at least 5 different yoga styles. A minimum of 40 practice classes is required for certification. Please keep an organized log of your attendance and have the teacher initial.


Teaching Methodology:


  • Observe, Adjust & Assist

  • Trainees choose an approved teacher to observe, adjust, and assist. Each teacher is unique in the way to engage the trainee. Trainee is required to observe, adjust, and assist 20 classes to meet certification requirements. Ten of these classes are required to be with Aubree.




Each trainee is required to teach 3 private yoga sessions. Please keep record these sessions and have student/client initial. One with a person you know, one with someone you don’t know, and one with a fellow trainee.


Intro To Yoga Class:


Each trainee is required to teach 5 classes for certification. These 5 classes are 1hr long intro to yoga classes offered at Jewel in the Lotus Yoga. These classes are offered to real live students as an introduction to the basics of yoga. Each class includes asana, pranayama, meditation, and some yoga theory.


Trainees are responsible for signing up for the class in advance, planning, and teaching.


Note: if you do not show up to the class you have agreed to teach, you will be automatically disqualified from certification We have a zero-tolerance policy for teacher no-shows.


Video Review:


Each trainee is required to teach a portion of a free intro to yoga class and these classes are videotaped, then watched and reviewed immediately following the class. Students participating in these classes will be given a feedback form and are encouraged to provide their comments anonymously.

Philosophy, Ethics, Lifestyle:



Trainees are required to attend at least three kirtans, beyond our kirtan experiences in the classroom. These should be logged and initialed or with logged with receipt.


Karma Yoga:

Teach 1 yoga class to an under-served or disadvantaged group, such as cancer patients, senior citizens, disadvantaged youth, etc. You may not receive compensation for this class. Each trainee is required to research, contact, and arrange to teach this class. Submit a short review by email when complete.


We will have an in-depth study of anatomy.


Friday evening-Sunday afternoon

dates TBA



Master Teacher Workshops - 15 hours are required for certification

Local Teacher Workshops - 8 hours required for certification


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