Love in Action Course Schedule & Outline

An in-depth opportunity to enrich your practice, nurture your unique gifts, and explore Vinyasa Yoga as a vehicle for self-inquiry, transformational loving, personal empowerment, and inspired living.



Friday, August 25 – Sunday, September 3 & Friday, October 13 – Friday, October 20, 2023

1st Fridays

  • 5:15-6:00pm Yoga Class
  • 6:30-8:30pm Training

Saturdays & Sundays

  • 7:00-9:00am Meditation/Journal
  • 9:00-10:15am Yoga Class
  • 10:30-12:15pm Break
  • 12:15-7:00pm Lecture


  • 7:00-8:00am Meditation/Journal
  • 8:00-9:00am Review/Lecture
  • 9:00-10:15am Yoga Class
  • 10:30am-12:15pm Break
  • 12:15-5:00pm Lecture/Posture Lab/Practice Teaching
  • 5:15-6:30pm Yoga Class



Asana Teaching Techniques – Setting the Foundation

  • Alignment principles
  • Asana labs: observe and understand different bodies
  • Physical and energetic benefits of asanas
  • Effective use of props
  • How to teach Beginners, baby boomers, etc…
  • Understand variations to individualize asana practices
  • Introduction to adjustments (both verbal and hands on)
  • Address common injuries and injury prevention
  • Precautions + contraindications of asana

Teaching Methodology

  • Qualities of a yoga teacher
  • Teaching and learning styles
  • Observation skills
  • Safe and effective teaching
  • Time management
  • Finding your voice: cultivate clear communication skills
  • Conscious cueing


  • The Arch Progression Model – going with the flow
  • 10 Core principles of Vinyasa Yoga
  • Learn how to create an all-levels alignment-based class
  • Explore of the use of music, poetry and other thematic tools
  • The dynamics of sequencing: Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, and Yin Yoga
  • Considerations for prenatal students
  • Weave passion + purpose into your teaching


  • Physiological and energetic effects of asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation
  • Planes of Movement
  • Basic anatomy of muscles and bones (and how alignment flows out of it)
  • Subtle anatomy (chakras, koshas, bandhas)


  •  The role of breath in Vinyasa
  • The anatomy + art of the breath
  • Basic pranayama techniques


  • Meditation techniques – Centering, relaxation, inquiry
  • Svadhyaya – reflection through meditation and journalling
  • Mantra
  • Chanting

History + Philosophy

  • Introduction to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • The Roots of Yoga: the path of modern day yoga from East to West
  • Main lineages and approaches to the practice
  • An exploration of how this program is rooted into the history of yoga
  • The evolution of Vinyasa Yoga
  • The language of Yoga: basic Sanskrit pronunciation for key concepts + asanas

Living your Yoga

  • Equity and Accountability in Yoga (cultural appropriation & activism)
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Take your practice off the mat and into your life with The Eight-Limbed Path

Professional Principles

  • Code of Ethics
  • Understand the boundaries of the teacher student relationship
  • Who are you, the yoga teacher? (Building a resume, yoga bio)
  • Craft your mission statement
  • Online teaching – Zoom vs. Livestreaming
  • Networking and being in community
  • Learn how to set up your yoga business
  • Working with private clients
  • The essentials of marketing, branding, publicity and business development
  • Continued learning and education


  • Practice teaching in small groups – verbal and manual adjustments
  • Offering and receiving personalized feedback on your teaching
  • Create a 60 min yoga class
  • Student assessment and final exam