YTT | Mayacamas: Syllabus

Alchemy of Yoga Program



Initiation into Truth (Satya)
The Four Agreements
Alchemy of Yoga: How to Live an INSPIRED Life
Alchemy as a Map of Transformation
Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility
How does Alchemy of Yoga Work?
Why does Alchemy of Yoga Work?

EARTH: Manifestation 

Alchemy of EARTH Element
Nature Mandalas
Freedom from Fear
Shadow Work
Ethical Guidelines, Your Kula – Your Way
Greatness and Living Honorably Like a Hero & Heroine
Power of Manifestation
Applying the Philosophy of Yoga to Life
Mentoring: One on One Life Coaching

WATER: Creation

Alchemy of the Water Element
Water Ritual
Body Love
What is Yoga? Spiritual Happiness
Svadhyaya of Possibility
Intention as Your Mission Statement
Dharma as Your Vision Statement
Vision Boards & Dream Journaling
The 5 Koshas
Energetic Anatomy
Psychology of Yoga: The Chakra System

FIRE: Ignition (Tapas)

Alchemy of the Fire Element
Introduction to Movement
· General Principles of Poses
· Intrinsic and Extrinsic Movement
· Bandpass
· Somatics
· The Neuroscience of Yoga
Sun Salutations: Surya Namaskar A, B, C
Moon Salutations & Mandala Namaskars, Dancing Warriors
Asana Alchemy: 60 Fundamental Poses
Standing Poses:
· Anatomy & Physiology: Feet, Ankles, Legs, Pelvic Floor
· Chakra Focus: 1st
· Techniques + Poses
· Benefits & Purpose
Forward Folds + Seated Poses
· Anatomy & Physiology: Hips + Legs, Integration
· Chakra Focus: 1st + 2nd
· Techniques + Poses
· Benefits and Purpose
Hips + Twists
· Anatomy & Physiology: Abdomen, Hips
· Chakra Focus: 2nd + 3rd
· Techniques + Poses
· Benefits & Purpose
Shoulder Openers/Backbends:
· Anatomy & Physiology: Head, Neck, Shoulders, Front + Back Body
· Chakra Focus: 4th + 5th
· Techniques + Poses
· Benefits & Purpose
Core Cultivation/Inversions/Arm Balances
· Anatomy & Physiology: Abdomen, Arms, Integration
· Chakra Focus: 3rd, 6th, 7th
· Techniques + Poses
· Benefits & Purpose
Anatomy – Physical Alchemy
· Muscles and Bones
· Special Health Conditions
Anatomy – Mental Alchemy
· Stress Response and Relaxation
· Restorative Poses, Therapeutics, Gentle Yoga
· Kids Yoga

AIR: Edification (Svadhyaya)

Yoga History: Lineages
Alchemy of The Yoga Sutras from Pantajali
· Alchemy of Yamas
· Alchemy of Niyamas
· Alchemy of Balance
· Alchemy of Happiness
Breathing (Pranayama) Techniques & Guidelines
Prana Vayus
Meditation Techniques & Guidelines
Ayurveda Philosophy and Concepts
· Daily Routines (Dinacharya)
· Lifestyle Guidelines for Balanced Living
· Dosha Summaries
· Guidelines for balancing the Doshas
· Yoga of Eating: Ayurvedic Diet and Food Plans

ETHER/SPACE: Liberation (Ishvara Pranidhana)

The Psychologically Healthy Teacher
· Teaching as Art, Skill and Service
· Self-Talk: Staying Inspired as a Teacher
· Teacher Mission Statement

The Psychologically Sound Classroom
· Teaching to the Heart of the Student
· Creating a safe and sacred space
· Assessment of class energy, mood, style
· The Essence of Great Teaching
· Teacher & Student Relationship
· Honoring the Sacred Seat of the Teacher
· Ethical Relationships & Boundaries

Alchemy of Communication:
· Learning Sanskrit & Becoming Bilingual in Sanskrit
· Languaging
· Passive and Active Instruction
· Positive and Affirmative language
· Linking Words
· Class Theme Preparation

Creating Themes:
· Drawing Inspiration
· How to Theme in Psychologically Healthy Way
· How to guide students to their own experience through theming
· Teaching a Theme Based Class
· Revisiting Languaging Based on Theme
· Musical Awareness: How to Enhance your Theme Through Music

Wave Theory and Choreography:
· Wave Theory
· Vinyasa Krama
· Choreography and Wave Theory Application
· The Art of Sequencing for Vinyasa Flow: Palette for Sequencing
· Wave Theory: Use of stages Kramas, Layering for Multiple Peaks
· Mini Vinyasas, Rhythmic Vinyasa, Pulsation
· Transitions and Pausing
· Beginning a Class and Ending a Class
· Pacing and Demonstrations
· Sample Sequence Formats & The Language of Movement
· Practice Teaching: Bringing It All Together
· Revisiting Living Your Yoga: Embodying the Practice, Applying Yoga to Your Life
· The Business of Yoga and Sustainability