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Yoga and the Healing Sciences
A 200-Hour Teacher Training Program
at Loyola Marymount University






MARCH 19th – JULY 17th, 2016

(Sample schedule below. All sessions in italics will be led by guest faculty in parenthesis. Dr. Goldman will lead all other sections)

WEEKEND #1 : MARCH 19 – 20
Saturday: Introduction to the Yoga and the Healing Sciences Teacher Training Program, What is Yoga?, The Role of the Teacher, Anatomy Physiology and Energetics 1, Asana Practice 1: Yoga of the Heart (Mark Whitwell)
Sunday: Asana Practice 2: Chikitsa Vinyasa, Methodology of Teaching 1: Simplifying Asanas, Karma Yoga (Arjuna O’Neal), “Yoga Unveiled” screening

WEEKEND #2: APRIL 2 – 3 
Saturday: Asana Practice 3: Chikitsa Vinyasa, Raja Yoga: The Classical System (Rev. Tom Kelly)
Sunday: Iyengar Yoga Introduction (Paul Cabanis), Asana Practice 4: Iyengar Yoga (Paul Cabanis), Overview Styles of Yoga and Sun Salutations, Posture Clinic 1: The Science and Art of Observing the Body in Yoga Poses, Group Circle

WEEKEND #3: APRIL 16 – 17 
Saturday: Power Yoga Introduction and Practice (Bryan Kest), Asana Practice 5: Power Yoga (Bryan Kest), Philosophy Practicum 1: Yoga Sutras (Robert Birnberg)
Sunday: Ashtanga Yoga Introduction and Practice (Maria Villella), Asana Practice 6: Ashtanga Yoga (Maria Villella), Posture Clinic 2: Yoga Biomechanics, Energetic Anatomy 1: Meridian Theory and Eastern Medicine, Group Circle

Saturday: Qi Gong/Tai Chi (Sifu Matthew Cohen), Kundalini Yoga Introduction and Practice (Guru Singh), Asana Practice 7: Kundalini Yoga (Guru Singh)
Sunday: Asana Practice 8: Chikitsa Vinyasa, Anatomy Physiology and Energetics 2, Group Circle, Philosophy Practicum 2: The Bhagavad Gita (Chris Chapple)

WEEKEND #5: MAY 14 – 15 
Saturday: Asana Practice 9: Chikitsa Vinyasa, Assisting and Adjusting Yoga Poses 1, Anatomy Physiology and Energetics 3, Asana Practice 10: Restorative Yoga
Sunday: Asana Practice 11: Chikitsa Vinyasa, Meditation/Kriyas 1, Posture Clinic 3: Asana Breakdown, Group Circle, Bhakti Yoga/Kirtan 1 (Tony Khalife)

WEEKEND #6: MAY 21 – 22 
Saturday: Jivamukti Yoga Introduction (Dechen Thurman), Asana Practice 12: Jivamukti Yoga, Posture Clinic 4: Mastering Asanas, Assisting and Adjusting Yoga Poses 2: Therapeutic Touch/Yogassage
Sunday:  Asana Practice 13: Mastering Inversions (Dechen Thurman), Group Circle, Bhakti Yoga/Kirtan 2 (Govindas)

WEEKEND #7: JUNE 4 – 5 
Saturday: Asana Practice 14: Iyengar Yoga (Lisa Walford), Introduction to Pranayama (Lisa Walford), Group Circle, Introductory Sanskrit (Shanna Hughes)
Sunday:  Methodology of Teaching 2: Introduction of Yoga and the Healing Sciences Set, Asana Practice 15: Chikitsa Vinyasa, Yoga and Ayurveda (Arun Deva)

WEEKEND #8: JUNE 11 – 12 
Saturday: Methodology of Teaching 3: Teachers Begin Teaching, Assisting and Adjusting Yoga Poses 3, Sequencing Classes, Yogic Nutrition (Aunna Pourang)
Sunday: Yoga For Trauma (Hala Khouri), Meditation/Kriyas 2, Group Circle

WEEKEND #9: JUNE 25 – 26 
Saturday: Methodology of Teaching 4: Teachers Trainees Design and Teach Mini-Sequences, Yoga for Mid-life (Larry Payne)
Sunday: Posture Clinic 5: Common Injuries in the Yoga Room, Yoga Therapy 1, Group Circle, Asana Practice 16: Acro Yoga (Jason Nemer)

WEEKEND #10: JULY 9 – 10 
Saturday: Asana Practice 17: Teacher Trainee Led Practices, Yoga of Indra Devi (Jasmine Lieb)
Sunday: Prenatal Yoga/Teaching Yoga to Children (Paula Tapia), Karma Yoga Check-In, The Business of Teaching Yoga, LMU Past Graduates Panel

WEEKEND #11: JULY 16 – 17 
Saturday: Asana Practice 18: Chikitsa Vinyasa, Ethics of Teaching Yoga, How to Teach Private Sessions, Meditation/Radiance Sutras (Lorin Roche)

Sunday: Asana Practice 19: Chikitsa Vinyasa, Final Group Circle, Taking the Practice Home, GRADUATION AND PARTY!

Call LMU Yoga Studies at (310) 338-2799 to register
or CLICK HERE to download the enrollment form.