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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.

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 - Exploring the Bhagavad Gita

More Yoga History & Philosophy

Module 2 - 50 Hours

Yoga Asana - Alignment, benefits, contraindications

Principles & Practice of Hatha Yoga & Vinyasa Yoga




Sound & Mantra

Relaxation Techniques

Healthy Student/Teacher Boundaries

Module 3 - 50 Hours

Principles of Preparation

Elements of a Yoga Class (Warm-up, Main Practice, Relaxation)

Artful Sequencing

Use of Props

Modifications of Poses

Reading the Room, Languaging


Use of music, setting the scene

Module 4 - 30 Hours

Breath: Prana & Apana / Diaphragm / Ujjayi / Bhandas

Muscle Physiology: Strength / Flexibility / Movement / Joints

The Spine: Curves / Disks / Backpain

The Lower Limbs: Foot / Knee / Hips / Pelvis / Walking / Alignment in Standing Postures

The Upper Limbs: Hands & Wrists / Forearm / Elbow / Shoulder / Alignment in Inversions

Asana Analysis (introduction to the Asana Library)

Pain & Sensation: A Body-Mind Perspective

Breath & Movement: 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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