We aspire to support a yogi's deeper understanding of the practice to help new practitioners understand that yoga is much more than a physical practice on the mat. Nothing beats the full learning experience of "in person" training, where dialogue, feedback and ambiance enhance the experience, but sometimes a multi-media approach to learning provides new insight and a great opportunity to reinforce what you are learning experientially. We encourage students to "hang out" at Heartwood after a class to journal and reflect on the ideas presented. The Heartwood Staff also creates online courses for our yoga teacher trainees to provide additional support and study options for them to retain information, but we also create courses free to the public in support of anyone longing to learn more about authentic yoga. So check here occationally for new postings and carve out a few minutes to broaden your understanding of yoga as a path to wholeness by taking advantage of the information age. Just remember, yoga is not something we learn from a book or online. You must live your yoga and dive deeply into the practices to experience firsthand the remarkable potential for yoga!
This course serves as an introduction to the study of yoga, defining and explaining the classic 8 limbs, with explanations as to why they are important to explore and understand as a yoga practitioner and teacher.
“Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.” - Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann
This introduction to basic anatomy for yoga teachers and practitioners provides a foundation for understanding the structure of the body and its functioning. The full course provides a comprehensive journey into yoga anatomy.