Asana, ashtanga, anatomy, philosophy, history, chakras and sutras. This is a beginners teacher training as taught by Steven Earth Metz. To understand yoga in depth requires a great desire to help others and the desire to work on oneself. If you feel that you are in this position in life, I am sure that you will complete this course of training and help others along their way to personal growth.
Upon completion and after passing the exam and teaching a class with review, you will receive a certificate from Earth’s Power Yoga. This is a 200 hour course please note that some hours are completed via book study, essay 4 classes per week personal practice and community class teaching practice.
You can sign up here for the course.
You can start with us at any time. One year of Yoga practice is recommended, but not necessary to do the training. You can learn with us. You will be reviewed before you begin teaching professionally.
The “Yoga Teacher Training and Alignment Workshops” stand alone as Anatomy and Alignment workshops. These are excellent for those who want to deepen their personal practice. You will have one year from the start of the first class to complete the training (including essays).
By Check To:
Earth’s Power Yoga
7901 Melrose Ave. #208
Los Angeles CA 90046
Most of the books are provided in digital format. You will also get a teacher training binder with all the necessary course material included.
Week One: Day One
History of Yoga
We will also explore the Yoga Anatomy book and begin the subject of Yoga and anatomy
Practice of the “Earth’s Power Yoga Flow Set.” Students will become familiarized with the Beginner Set series by practicing the poses. Then we will break into pairs and begin teaching
Homework: Watch the Earth’s Power Yoga Flow set on Youtube and take notes on sequencing and counter postures. (You will receive a link in your email) Specific Curricullum: Stick figure draw the set from the video Earth’s Power Yoga Flow set.
Week one: Day Two
Standing Postures in the Earth’s Power Flow Set
Backbends and Twists
Observing/Practicing Public Classes w/Feedback
Process of Learning/Senses Lecture
Practicum and video homework. Specific curriculum. Name the standing postures from our the flow set in english and sanskrit using Light on Yoga book as a reference.
Week Two: Day One
Benefits of a cleanse and discussion about diet
Instruction and Practice of EPF Yoga set
Discussion of Yoga Anatomy, with focus on the bones, spine and wrist joints, as well as major muscle groups
Styles of Teaching
Angles for Demonstration to the Class
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs.
Week Two Day Two
In-class discussion of Philosophy of Asia
Eight Limbs of Yoga
Senses lecture word choices relating to senses
Aligning and adjusting postures. Specific Curriculum. Memorize the eight limbs of Yoga. Name the bones of the human body and their primary movement and or function.
Week Three: Day One
Lecture on the Subject of Metabolism Nervous System
Practice EPY “Flow” Set
How-to on Observing/Practicing Public Classes
Week Three Day Two
Doshas – Body Types
Physical body – Organs and bones with anomalies
Practice Beginner Set Teaching. Specific Curriculum. Chant Om for 30 minutes reflect on the feeling and write it down in a single paragraph.
Week Four: Day One
Journey from India Lecture
Ashtanga Yoga series 1
Kundalini Yoga lecture
Iyengar Lecture. Specific Curriculum. Memorize the three body types and Stick figure draw the Ashtanga Primary sequence.
Week Four Day Two
Vegetarianism vs. Paleolithic Diet; Pros and Cons
Influence of Religion on Diet
Code of Ethics
Read Book on Yoga Sutra. Specific Curriculum Memorize 5 sutras from the book “how to know God.” Name 3 pros and cons about vegetarian and paleolithic diet.
Week Five: Day One
Practice of Verbalizing Postures with a Critique of Voice Technique. Props and restorative asanas will be displayed and discussed
Anatomically Incorrect Poses
Discussion on Understanding Body-Specific Posture
Natural or Biological Advantage
Relationships of challenges to specific poses (i.e. Downward Dog – hands/ankles/heels to floor)
Week Five Day Two
Tempo Rhythm Class
Music and Drum Beat Gong Playing Workshop. Specific Curriculum. Create a playlist and write out Average beats per minute. Name 3 anatomically incorrect poses and why they are not correct.
Week Six: Day One
Universal principles of alignment
Bhakti, Karma, Raja, Tantra, Seva Yoga
Sanskrit aphorisms Lecture
Overview: Backbends, Twists, Balancing Postures
Students practice techniques alignment primary Set
Week Six Day Two
Hip and Joints
Practice EPY Elements “Flow” Set
Integration of personal series
Myth and Religion. Specific Curriculum. Write down a personal sequence (60 minute duration class)
Week Seven: Day One
Discussion of Myth and Religion
Essay on Sun Salutation Personal Meaning
Escaping the Trapping of Samsara
Practice EPY Elements “Flow” Set
Week Seven Day Two
Art of Learning
Understanding Motivation and Learning Process
Lecture on Topic of Learning Experience vs. Academic
Discussion about Consistent Practice and Teaching
Practice EPY Elements “Flow” Set. Specific Curriculum. Read Josh Waitzkin “The Art of Learning.”
Week Eight: Day One
Performance and Humor
Enjoying Work While Making A Living
Integrity and Long Term Policy. Specific Curriculum. Review all of your your notes and get ready for the final exam.
Week Eight Day Two
Set Practicum with Gong
Integration of market demand and personal preference
Method of Attraction
Developing personal relationships
NOTE: Not all postures have sanskrit names. Nomenclature varies from region to region and lineage to lineage.
Books covered in the price
Tao Te Ching by James Legge
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kamanof
How To Know God – Yoga Sutras Translated by Christopher Isherwood and Swami Prabhavananda
Sidhartha by Herman Hesse
The Art of Learning
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
The following is not required study but is highly recommended:
Take a trip South India for minimum of 2 months in duration to see the roots of this ancient practice. Visit Jamana Giri at the Nandi Bull Chamundi Hill Shiva Cave Temple. Fly into Chennai via Singapore Airlines and take First Class. Shitabdi Express Train into Mysore. The famed Pattabhi Jois also lived and taught in this same town of Mysore
You can write to the Indian Consulate to request a 6-month tourist visa. Write in advance as the process can take up to four months. We also recommend that you travel this journey alone. The best time to travel to South India is November through January
540 Arguello Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94115
OTHER AUTHORS AND BOOKS TO READ
I recommend that you browse through and study the titles and content of each author/professor which you feel the most interested in:
Tao Te Ching Translation By Jane English
Emerson Prose on Self Reliance and The Oversoul
Fitness facilities may have their own requirements and criteria that you may have to fulfill before they hire you to teach.
Requirements may change and vary from studio to studio and state to state.