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Art of Yoga: Principles for Skillful Sequencing


  • PranaShanti 52 Armstrong Street Ottawa, ON, K1Y 2V7 Canada (map)

Learn and Apply the Fundamentals of Sequencing

This course will cover the fundamentals of vinyasa krama (appropriate sequencing) as taught by Sri T. Krishnamacharya and his students, based on his core teaching that yoga is to be adapted to an individual’s needs and goals with respect to their age, health, cultural background and other factors. Through this course, students will learn the key principles that will empower them to design safe, effective and enjoyable vinyasa classes and adapt and improvise to accommodate for the individual needs of their students. A full spectrum of practices will be covered including asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation.

Throughout the course we’ll cover:

  • The core principles of practice as taught by Krishnamacharya, including instruction on appropriate breathing, dynamic and static asana, and application of bandha.

  • The principles of vinyasa krama in sequencing for general classes and progressing a student safely toward a particular goal.

  • The art of viniyoga, understanding how to adapt key postures to accommodate for special needs.

  • The yoga of sound: key mantras to open and close class; therapeutic use of sound; and what to do when you can’t chant OM.

  • The use of stick figures to design and share sequences.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of vinyasa krama (appropriate sequencing).

  • Understand the fundamentals of viniyoga (adapting to the individual).

  • Understand key classical models as a guide to constructing a class (ashtanga yoga, panchamaya koshas).

Dates and Timings

September 13-15, 2019

  • Friday 6 pm to 9 pm.

  • Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 6 pm each day.

Cost and Registration

$325.00 per person.

Please review the Course Outline and complete any requirements listed before the start of the course.

This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.

For 200 Hour certified Yoga Teachers this course provides CEUs with Yoga Alliance.  This course is also part of our Yoga Alliance 300 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

300 Hour Program Core Module: 20 Hours

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