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Your CYTT 200-Hour Syllabus

Lucy Leslie has crafted a syllabus which will bring about the creation of teachers who take their professionalism as seriously as they do their noteworthy class plans. The business of yoga, managing relationships, knowing your financial worth & the teacher-student boundaries are, more than ever before, key components of a successful yoga teacher & their students.

This course intends to create non-lineage teachers who are interdependent, brilliantly creative & who use yoga to look after themselves first & foremost, then to share it respectfully with others. This training is for modern day yoga teachers; mindful of cultural appropriation, true to the teachings of Patanjali & utilising state of the art anatomy training to become teachers who are informed, sensitive & teach yoga that is appropriate to the students who show up for them, irrespective of what their own bodies can do.

Expect, history, philosophy, anatomy, practicum & a thorough grounding in appropriate asana, pranayama & meditation.

Pre-Course Study

Your anatomy module requires 30 hours of pre-course study; it is delivered online by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews – world leaders in their field & the absolute best yoga anatomy teachers of our time. You will need a computer, WiFi & printer for your pre-course study & further assignments. You may begin your pre-course study on receipt of the full payment of your course fees.

Syllabus Overview

Module 1 - 30 Hours

The Meaning of Yoga

Yoga Sutras and The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Ethics-Living the Sutras On and Off the Mat

Living your Highest Possible Life / Encouraging others to do the same

Yoga and Religion - Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita & Hinduism

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Module 2 - 50 Hours

Yoga Asana - Alignment, benefits, contraindications

Elements of Yoga Class (Warm-UP, Main Phase, Relaxation)


Meditation, Sound & Mantra


Classification of Poses & Counter Pose

Module 3 - 50 Hours

Principles of Preparation

Principles & Practice of Teaching Yoga

Reading the Room, Languaging


Use of music, setting the scene

Healthy Student/Teacher Boundaries

Setting up a Yoga Business: Niche Teacher or Entrepreneur

Module 4 - 30 Hours

Breath: Prana & Bhandas

Muscle Physiology

The Spine

The Lower Limbs

The Upper Limbs

Asana Analysis

Pain & Sensation

Breath, Asana & Vinyasa

Module 5 - 20 Hours

Practice teaching (Asana/Pranayama), languaging, building confidence, sharing feedback & practice appropriate assisting.

Teaching your own 6 week beginners course.

Module 6 - 20 Hours

Non-Contact Hours include Class & Workshop Attendances, to be signed off by your class teachers.

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