Syllabus

This program is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Registered 200-Hour Yoga School and offers you a unique opportunity to make a deep commitment to learning more about yourself. This soul-dive takes place in a safe haven: a nurturing environment to engage in open minded self-exploration.

HOW DOES ALCHEMY OF YOGA TEACH YOU? (Syllabus)

Through the Alchemy of Yoga expressed in Yoga Sutra 2.1, we see and feel the interconnectedness of all people, creatures, nature, and energies. This natural alchemy serves as a guide as you embark upon the path of self-study:

I. FOUNDATION: Introduction
Initiation into Truth, The Four Agreements, How to Live an Inspired Life, Alchemy as a Map of Transformation, How and Why Alchemy of Yoga Works

II. EARTH: Manifestation – Rooting into Self
Freedom from Fear/Shadow Work, Ethical Guidelines, Greatness & Living Honorably, The Hero/Heroine’s Path, Power of Manifestation, Living Your Yoga

III. WATER: Tapping into Your Potential
Body Love, Spiritual Happiness, Svadhaya of Possibility, Intention & Dharma, Vision Boards & Dream Journaling, The Five Koshas, Energetic Anatomy, The Psychology of Yoga + The Chakra System

IV. FIRE: Discovering Your Optimal Performance
Recapitulation, Intrinsic & Extrinsic Movement, Bandhas, Somatics, The Neuroscience of Yoga, Developing a Personal Practice, Sun Salutations, Dancing Warriors, Moon Salutations, Mandala Namaskars, General Principles of Poses (Purpose, Stages & Benefits), How to Teach a Pose Safely to All Levels of Students, Stress Response + Relaxation 101, Restorative Poses, Yoga Therapeutics, Anatomy – Muscles + Bones

V. AIR: Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
Yoga History + Lineages, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Yamas & Niyamas, Alchemy of Balance + Happiness, Breathing (Pranayama), Meditation (Dhyana), Ayurveda, Dinacharya, Doshas + Guidelines for Balancing the Doshas, Nourishing the Physical Body + Ayurvedic Diet, Food Plans to Balance the Doshas

VI. ETHER: Transformation into Living and Teaching Yoga
The Psychologically Healthy Teacher, Teaching as Art, Skill, & Service, Staying Inspired as a Teacher, Teacher Mission Statement, Teaching to the Heart of the Student, Creating a Safe & 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, Languaging, Class Theme Preparation, How to Theme in a Psychologically Healthy Way, How to Guide Students to Their Own Experience, The Art of Sequencing Vinyasa Flow, Wave Theory & Choreography, The Business of Yoga & Sustainability

Alchemy of Yoga Syllabus Overview
Alchemical Experience Levels of Transformation Spiritual Focus Direction Chakra Element
Foundational Alchemy Rooting into Yourself and Manifestation Foundation East Chakra 1 Earth
Emotional Alchemy Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility Creation West Chakra 2 Water
Physical Alchemy Tapas, Discovering Your Optimal Performance Ignition South Chakra 3 Fire
Mental Alchemy Svadhaya, Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness Edification North Chakra 4 Air
Spiritual Alchemy Ishvara Pranidhana, Transformation into the Infinite Liberation Omnidirectional Chakras 5, 6, 7 Ether

HIGH LEVEL SYLLABUS FOR EACH WEEK*
WEEK 1:
1 Welcome
2 Foundation: Four Agreements/ Vision Boards
3 Shadow Work, Mandalas & Monkeys
4 Chakras as Yoga Psychology
5 Salutations & Kecak Dance
6 Standing Poses & Water Temple Purification
7 Hips, Twists, Arm Balances
8 Forward Folds + Seated Poses

WEEK 2
9  Shoulder Openers & Backbends
10 Private meetings with Silvia
11 Core Cultivation + Inversions
12 Restorative Yoga, Neuroscience, Stress/Relaxation Response
13 Yoga History, Yoga Sutras from Patanjali
14 Yoga Sutras: Unblocking Your Happiness
15 Muscles & Bones

WEEK 3
16 Pranayama & Meditation
17 Ayurveda
18 Art of Sequencing
19 Essence of Great Teaching
20 Psychologically Sound Teacher, Healthy Class
21 Living Your Yoga Sadhana
22 Transition into the Infinite

*Schedule subject to change. Detailed schedule provided upon registration.

Download:Alchemy of Yoga 2018 Program Overview Packet