CURRICULUM

DestinationYoga 200 hour Curriculum 

The Destination Yoga Method (DYM) trains you to be confident and empowered both as a student and as a teacher of Yoga. Our curriculum ensures that you develop the knowledge, experience, and discipline to be the best possible student of Yoga, and if your passion and purpose align, an incredible teacher too.

During our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training, these are some of the key areas we will cover:

Cultivating Your Personal Practice

- developing a Sadhana (your personal practice)
- delving into what growth means as a student of Yoga
- introduction to an introspective practice through meditation & Pranayama

Teaching

- understanding and application of basic applied anatomy and physiology
- distinguishing functional anatomy
- posture clinics to break down and explore poses
- teaching using props to support or deepen students practice

Functional Approach to Yoga Anatomy

- moving beyond broad anatomy
- recognizing that all bodies are different and how this applies to Yoga
- adapting poses to suit individual anatomical requirements

Yoga Class Sequencing


- build confidence in effective Yoga class and flow sequencing
- establish a foundational class sequence which may be built off
- learn how to break the mould with creative sequencing

Base Adjustments & Assists

- Learn how to safely and effectively assist students in a selection of poses
- exploring assists and how to incorporate them
- integrating your knowledge of anatomy with your assists
- develop effective demonstration techniques

Inversions & Arm Balances

- teaching arm balances and inversions safely and effectively
- assists and adjustments
- developing your own arm balance skills

Yoga as Profession

- business development and marketing of Yoga
- ethics of being a Yoga professional
- how to grow yourself as a teacher, and a business
- planning & teaching workshops, retreats, festivals and more.

Yoga Philosophy

- build your knowledge and understanding of Yogic Philosophy and History
- delve into the Yoga Sutras in a simplified manner
- Basic Sanskrit language development
- how to integrate philosophy into your teaching in a practical way

Introduction to Pranayama

- build a deeper understanding and experience of Pranayama techniques
- practice Pranayama in your own body before learning to teach it
- gain experience in teaching Pranayama and breathing techniques to students
- Bandha and Kriya

Yoga for Special Populatio

- explore the role of Yoga for a range of special populations you may encounter
- how to safely and effectively teach to different audiences

Reflection & Hands on Teaching

- reflect on your personal practice and how to expand your teaching
- hands on experience implementing new teaching approaches
- build experience as a teacher