Curriculum

We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. This is known as RYS. In order to maintain this designation we agree to uphold the standard they set for the yoga industry. Yoga Alliance requires education be provided in these four categories:

  1. Technique, Training & Practice
  2. Anatomy & Physiology
  3. Yoga Humanities
  4. Professional Essentials

Next you will see how our curriculum meets this requirement.

Technique, Training & Practice

75 hours

Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra

This is the largest portion of the curriculum, including meditation, mantra repetition, and asana practice that include various Yoga techniques and styles such as Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Kundalini, and Restorative.This program prepares you to teach both online and in person. We offer in depth study of the energy system, Yogic Psychology of the Chakras including their relationship to the koshas, kleshas, nadis and prana vayus

Anatomy & Physiology

30 hours

Physical & Energetic Anatomy

Alchemy of Yoga anatomical education is more than just learning about muscles and bones. You’ll learn about practical theories and how to apply them to real-life. We cover both the human physical anatomy (skeletal, muscular, respiratory, endocrine, digestive & cardiovascular systems) as well as biomechanics of safe movement as it pertains to balancing,stretching, awareness, and physical limitations contraindications, misalignments, and adaptations for various levels of students. We offer a specific emphasis on the Nervous System, ‘fight, flight, freeze’ stress response, vagal theory, and overall mind-body connection as it relates to Yoga. Meditation, Mantra and Mindfulness practices.

Yoga Humanities

30 hours

From The Yoga Sutras to Modern-Day Mindfulness

Alchemy of Yoga has a non-traditional approach to Yoga Philosophy. Expect a healthy dialogue on key concepts from The Yoga Sutras as well as modern day philosophy and Positive Psychology. We are dedicated to presenting key traditional philosophical concepts, such as Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism). We will also explore ethical relationships and boundaries and what it means to be a psychologically healthy teacher. You will learn techniques about how to guide students to their own experience and be self-led through a non-authoritarian approach. We offer a special emphasis on how to Live the Life of a Yogi based in Ayurveda and its powerful role in promoting the Alchemy of Happiness in your life

Professional Essentials

50 hours

Personal Development and Sacred Principles of Teaching

Yoga is defined as the study of the self, to the self, through the self. Alchemy of Yoga is dedicated to self-study through both modern and ancient forms of personal development. We wholeheartedly believe the best teachers are those who know themselves the best. Therefore, we offer you ways to unlearn the obstacles to your happiness, how to harness the power of manifestation, and tap into your greatest personal potential. Yes, demonstrating, assisting, and adjusting students is certainly covered. But we also cover how to hold space for others, how to honor the sacred seat of the teacher, and how to communicate from your highest self using Non-Violent Communication techniques (NVC). Most importantly we will give you the tools to Teach Peace. Our program is specifically geared to help you discover your authentic voice with a specialism in the Business of Yoga and how to standout as a successful Yoga Teacher through our Entrepreneur Training.