Course Outline: Online Gentle Yoga Teacher Training Program

Chapter 1 – Introduction and Welcome

Module 1 Welcome and Overview
Unit 1 Gentle Yoga - Before You Get Started
Unit 2 Gentle Yoga - Course Structure and Navigation
Unit 3 Gentle Yoga - Graduation Requirements
Unit 4 Gentle Yoga - Welcome and Overview
Unit 5 Gentle Yoga - Teacher Interviews

Chapter 2 – Gentle Yoga Basics

Module 1 Gentle Yoga Basics
Unit 1 Gentle Yoga - And Now We Begin
Unit 2 Introduction to Teaching Gentle Yoga
Module 2 Philosophies of Teaching Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga
Unit 1 Student Philosophies
Unit 2 Movement Philosophies
Unit 3 Teaching Philosophies

Profile of a Gentle Yoga Student with Justine Shelton

Module 1 Profile of a Gentle Yoga Student with Justine Shelton
Unit 1 Handout and Video

Chapter 3 – Anatomy of Aging and Anatomy of Movement

Module 1 Anatomy of Aging
Unit 1 Aging of our Structure
Unit 2 Video 1: Anatomy of Aging – Exploring our Structure Through Movement
Unit 3 Video 2: Anatomy of Aging – Exploring our Structure Through Movement
Unit 4 Test: Aging of our Structure
Module 2 Head and Neck
Unit 1 Anatomy: Head and Neck
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Head and Neck
Unit 3 Pose Library: Head and Neck
Unit 4 Video Library : Head and Neck
Unit 5 Test: Head and Neck
Module 3 Shoulders
Unit 1 Anatomy: Shoulders
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Shoulders
Unit 3 Pose Library: Shoulders
Unit 4 Video Library: Shoulders
Unit 5 Test: The Shoulders
Module 4 Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 1 Anatomy: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 3 Pose Library: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 4 Video Library: Arms, Hands and Fingers
Unit 5 Test: Arms and Hands
Module 5 The Spine
Unit 1 Anatomy: The Spine
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: The Spine
Unit 3 Pose Library: The Spine
Unit 4 Video Library: The Spine
Unit 5 Video Library: The Core
Unit 6 Test: The Spine
Module 6 Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 1 Anatomy: Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 3 Pose Library: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 4 Video Library: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Unit 5 Test: The Hips and Pelvic Girdle
Module 7 Legs and Feet
Unit 1 Anatomy: Legs and Feet
Unit 2 Issues and Conditions: Legs and Feet
Unit 3 Pose Library: Legs and Feet
Unit 4 Video Library: Legs and Feet
Unit 5 Test: Legs and Feet

Chapter 4 – Gentle Yoga Deep Dive Workshops

Gentle Yoga for Arthritis

Module 1 Course Materials
Unit 1 Video: Gentle Yoga for Arthritis Relief: Deep Dive Intensive Workshop
Unit 2 Video: Sample Class – Gentle Yoga for Arthritis Relief
Module 2 Test: Gentle Yoga for Arthritis
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Arthritis

Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health

Module 1 Course Materials
Unit 1 Video: Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health: Deep Dive Intensive Workshop
Unit 2 Video: Sample Class - Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health
Module 2 Test: Gentle Yoga for Shoulder Health
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Shoulder Health

Gentle Yoga for Low Back

Module 1 Course Materials
Unit 1 Video: Gentle Yoga for Low Back Health: Deep Dive Intensive Workshop
Unit 2 Video: Sample Class – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Relief
Module 2 Test: Gentle Yoga for Low Back Relief
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Low Back

Gentle Yoga for Balance

Module 1 Course Materials
Unit 1 Video: Gentle Yoga for Balance: Deep Dive Intensive Workshop
Unit 2 Video: Sample Class – Gentle Yoga for Balance
Module 2 Test: Gentle Yoga for Balance
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Balance

Gentle Yoga for the Technology Worker

Module 1 Course Materials
Unit 1 Course Handout: Gentle and Chair Yoga for the Technology Worker
Unit 2 Video: Gentle and Chair Yoga for the Technology Worker
Unit 3 Deskworker Class - Cheat Sheet of Poses
Module 2 Test: Yoga for the Technology Worker
Unit 1 Test: Deep Dive - Technology Worker
Module 3 Video Library: Deskworker
Unit 1 Video: Sample Class – Deskworker Yoga Class
Unit 2 Video Library: Deskworker
Unit 3 Get Certified to teach Corporate Yoga!
Unit 4 Video: Hip Glide in a Chair or an a Mat

Chapter 5 – Gentle Yoga Video Class Library

Module 1 (REQUIRED VIEWING) Gentle Yoga Live Classes with Team of Gentle Yoga Teachers
Unit 1 Video Gallery: Live Gentle Yoga Classes
Module 2 (OPTIONAL VIEWING) Live Gentle Yoga Classes with Sherry Zak Morris
Unit 1 Video Library: Live Gentle Yoga Classes with Sherry

*Bonus* Module – Business and Marketing of Yoga

Module 1 Video Lectures
Unit 1 Part 1 - Introduction to the Business, Ethics and Marketing of Yoga with Sherry
Unit 2 Part 2 - The Ethics of Yoga with Sherry
Unit 3 Part 3 - The Business of Yoga with Sherry
Unit 4 Part 4 - The Marketing Yoga with Sherry
Module 2 Quiz
Unit 1 Quiz: The Business and Marketing of Yoga
Module 3 Yoga Alliance CEU Info
Unit 1 Register your CEUs with Yoga Alliance - Biz of Yoga

 

OPTIONAL: Certification and Credential Module

Do you want to earn advanced credentials and/or a Certification in your Academy Specialty area of study?

Our Credential Module is optional for those who want to go the extra mile and submit a teachback class and final assignment. These additional components are graded by our Mentor Teacher Staff and come complete with a detail Report Card with personal feedback. If you are a 200+ hr trained Yoga Teacher, you will earn a Certification credential upon successfully completing the Credential Module.  If you are not a 200-hr trained Yoga Teacher… no worries… you will receive a “Certification of Completion in Advanced Studies”.

Gentle Yoga Final Assignment and Teachback

Module 1 Written Assignment
Unit 1 Gentle Yoga - Final Written Assignment
Module 2 Final Teachback
Unit 1 Gentle Yoga - Final Teachback
Unit 2 SAMPLE Report Card - Gentle Yoga
Unit 3 YouTube Tips for your Gentle Yoga Teachback
Unit 4 How to Log your Yoga Alliance CEUs for the Online Gentle Yoga Program

OPTIONAL Electives: Gentle Yoga: Special Topics

Time to deepen your expertise in Gentle Yoga? These 4 Workshops will take you into a deeper dive with lots of supporting material for these important areas of teaching Yoga to people with physical limitations, in rehabilitation or who have limited mobility.  You will get a “behind the scenes” perspective of what it is like to teach to this demographic as many of the videos included in these workshops were recorded live with our lovely students.

Cues to Keep Your Students Safe & Why We Use Them Workshop

Module 1 Teaching Cues and Associated Yoga Poses to Keep Your Students Safe
Unit 1 Cues to Keep Your Students Safe and Why We Use Them with Marjorie Old and Justine Shelton
Unit 2 Videos: Samples of Marjorie and Justine's Gentle Yoga Teaching Styles

Teaching Mat/Chair Yoga at the Same time

Module 1 Teaching Mat/Chair Yoga Classes with Helena Bray, E-RYT
Unit 1 Video Lecture: Teaching Yoga on the Mat and in the Chair with Helena Bray, E-RYT
Unit 2 Handouts: Floor and Chair Poses
Module 2 Full-length Classes: A Perspective from 3 Different Teachers
Unit 1 Video: Mat/Chair Yoga Class with Helena Bray
Unit 2 Video: Adaptive Yoga Class with Heather Sager, RYT
Unit 3 Video: Gentle Yoga Mat/Chair Class with Butch Whitmore

Incorporating Restorative Poses into your Gentle Yoga Classes

Module 1 Handout: Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes
Unit 1 Handout: Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes
Module 2 Video Lectures: Restorative Yoga
Unit 1 Part 1 : Theory and Concepts behind Incorporating Restorative Yoga into your Yoga Classes
Unit 2 Part 2 - Full Restorative Class with Kat Gregory

The Posture Project: For the 50+ Population

Module 1 Video Lecture: The Posture Project for the 50+ Demographic
Unit 1 Course Handout: 150 Page Teacher Training Manual for the Posture Project
Unit 2 Video: Part 1: Actively Aging with Yoga: The Posture Project
Unit 3 Video: Part 2: Body Reading, Posture Analysis and Prescriptive Movements
Module 2 Selection of One-Hour "Posture-Specific" Live Yoga Classes with Sherry Zak Morris
Unit 1 Video: Be Pain Free! Posture Clinic for Seniors
Unit 2 Video: Posture Conscientiousness and Awareness
Unit 3 Video: Posture Class for Body Alignment

OPTIONAL Electives: Knowledge 5-Pack Deep Dive Workshop Series for the 50+ Population

These workshops are great for expanding your knowledge, skills and confidence in these very important topics and conditions you will see in working with the 50+ Population. Each of our Academy Presenters takes a Yogic perspective into these issues so that you can share medical, anatomical and yogic philosophy as it relates to these deep dive topic areas. Be prepared with knowledge so you can better educate your students so they can feel better!

Yoga Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome with Monique Lonner

Module 1 Video: Introduction and Fundamentals of Metabolic Syndrome
Unit 1 Video and Handout: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome in the 50+ Population
Module 2 Video: Deep Dives into High Cholesterol and Hypertension
Unit 1 Video: Deep Dives into High Cholesterol and Hypertension
Module 3 (1 Hr) VIdeo: Yoga Therapy Practice for Pre-Diabetes and Pre-Hypertension
Unit 1 Video: (1-Hr) Yoga Therapy Practice for Metabolic Syndrome
Module 4 Parting Thoughts: The Koshas
Unit 1 Video: Parting Thoughts: The Koshas
Module 5 Quiz: Yoga Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome
Unit 1 Quiz: Yoga Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome

Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population with Viki Boyko

Module 1 Handout: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Unit 1 Handout: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Module 2 Video: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population - Part 1
Unit 1 Video: Preparation for Learning
Unit 2 Video: Part 1 - A Fun Introduction to your Pelvic Floor
Unit 3 Video: Part 2 - Anatomy and Function of the Pelvic Floor and What Can Go Wrong
Unit 4 Video: Part 3 - Holistic Approaches and Exercises for Pelvic Floor Health
Module 3 Extras: Educational Video Vignettes and other Resources from Viki
Unit 1 Video: Short Educational Vignettes to Share
Unit 2 Pelvic Floor Facebook Group
Module 4 Quiz: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Unit 1 Quiz: Pelvic Floor Health in the 50+ Population
Module 5 BONUS: Anatomy of Incontinence and Bladder Retraining Workshop Series with Sherry Zak Morris
Unit 1 Anatomy of Incontinence and Bladder Retraining Workshop Series with Sherry

Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults with Dr. Kimberley Bell, DPT

Module 1 Handout: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults
Unit 1 Handout: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults with Dr. Kimberley Bell, DPT
Module 2 Videos: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults
Unit 1 Video: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults - Part 1
Unit 2 Video: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults - Part 2
Unit 3 Video: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults - Part 3
Unit 4 Video: Yoga Poses for Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness in Older Adults
Module 3 Quiz: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness
Unit 1 Quiz: Imbalance, Vertigo and Dizziness

Gentle Somatic Yoga® Introductory Teacher Training with James Knight

Module 1 Course Handouts
Unit 1 Handout: Tips and Guidelines for the Practice of Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Unit 2 Handout: Gentle Somatic Yoga® Introductory Teacher Training
Module 2 Video: An Introduction and History of Gentle Somatic Yoga® - Part 1
Unit 1 Video: An Introduction and History of Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Module 3 Introduction and Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 2
Unit 1 Video: Introduction and Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 2
Module 4 Video: More Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 3
Unit 1 Video: More Deep Dives into Somatic Movement Flows® - Part 3
Module 5 Video: Body Scan and Final Relaxation - Part 4
Unit 1 Video: Body Scan and Final Relaxation - Part 4
Unit 2 (1 Hr) Gentle Somatic Yoga Class with James Knight
Module 6 Quiz - Gentle Somatic Yoga
Unit 1 Quiz: Gentle Somatic Yoga®
Unit 2 Coupon Code for 120-Hour Gentle Somatic Yoga® Online Training and Certification

An Introduction to Ayurveda and the Doshas with Lulu Peelle

Module 1 Video: An Introduction to Ayurveda with Lulu Peele
Unit 1 Video: Introduction to Ayurveda with Lulu Peelle
Module 2 Handout Set: Introduction to Ayurveda
Unit 1 Handout Series: Introduction to Ayurveda
Module 3 Quiz: An Introduction to Ayurveda
Unit 1 Quiz: An Introduction to Ayurveda and the Doshas