Recorded Online Instruction

Through December 31, 2020, Yoga Alliance has approved online instruction for training hour credit! Any of the videos linked to on this page should count toward your training hour requirement. Be sure to note the time you spend with them on your training hour log. Page updated 2/23/2021.

Group Discussion & Intensive Videos - Instructions

We’ve recorded the group chats we’ve been doing in lieu of in-person group discussions! As well as weekend intensive sessions. If you were unable to attend, you can watch these videos for contact hours! You can watch them, and log on your contact hour log with both the date they were recorded and the date you watched.  To ensure our students’ privacy, they are accessible ONLY via the links below and they are password protected. So click on the links below and enter the following password when prompted: Shanti2020Shanti

Group Video Discussion Links

(Course 1: Yoga Humanities

Sun. Jan.3, 2021 (Weaving yogic philosophic principles into a practice. Gunas. Myths used to explain esoteric concepts.)
Wed. Jan. 6, 2021 (Intro to Yoga Humanities: Overview of Ancient History, focusing on vedas, upanishads, and yoga sutras.
Wed. Jan. 13, 2021 (Yamas & Niyamas on and off the mat)
Sun. Jan. 17, 2021 (How to weave philosophical themes into Asana class using the Vinyasa Class Template found in Course 6, Lesson 3)
Wed. Jan. 20, 2021 (Discussion of Niyamas and student-taught class using them)
Sun. Jan. 24, 2021 (Discussion of the Kleshas as described in Desikichar’s Heart of Yoga)
Wed. Jan. 27, 2021 (Short co-taught class and discussion.)
Sun. Jan. 31, 2021 (Discussion of how to weave yoga sutras or Bhagavad Gita verses into an asana class.)

Course 2: Yoga Anatomy

Wed. Feb. 3, 2021 (Intro to Course 2 -Functional anatomy and its relationship to yoga)
Sun. Feb. 7, 2021 (Intro to concepts of Anatomy such as planes of movement, and why they’re important for yoga instruction.)
Wed. Feb. 10, 2021 (1st Chakra, mula bandha, close & open hip postures)
Sun. Feb. 14, 2021Pt 1 & Part 2
Wed. Feb. 24, 2020 (How Yoga Trains Your Brain)
Sun. Feb. 28, 2021 (Overview of Anatomy & Yoga)

Course 3: Asana

Wed. Sept. 2 (Forward Folds)
Wed. Sept. 9 (Backbends)
Sun. Sept. 13
Wed. Sept. 16 (Sidebends)
Sun. Sept. 27
Wed, Sept. 30 (Axial extension and balance)

 Courses 4&5: Pranayma & Meditation

Sun. Oct. 4 Pt. 1(General guidelines for beginning our study of Pranayama & Meditation.) & Pt. 2 (A discussion of the 5 vayus (winds), pranas, and nadis.)
Wed. Oct. 7 (Pranayama Basics)
Sun. Oct. 11
Wed. Oct 14. Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 (Mudras & Pranayama)
Wed. Oct. 21 (Meditation habits and techniques, slow walking meditation, loving kindness meditation)
Sun. Oct. 25 (Meditation & Pranayama Q&A w. a Restorative & Yoga Nidra Practice.)
Wed. Oct. 28 (Meditation: Students share opening meditations related to a theme; Mindful eating meditation, Object gazing meditation, Manipura chakra sound bath)

Course 6: Teaching Yoga

Sun. November 1 Pt. 1 (Using our perceived shortcomings, injuries, and problems to understand how to better teach others.) Pt. 2 (Refining the template class.)
Wed. Nov. 4 Pt 1 & Pt. 2 (Sequencing and Teaching Warm Ups based on a Peak Pose)
Sun. Nov. 8 (Kimberly began with a discussion of the meaning of gu (dark) – ru (light). The guru is guiding the student from darkness to light. This process of transition happens within every posture. There is a beginning that transitions to the posture itself and then it’s dissolving into resolution. In this session, we begin to learn more about sequencing.)
Wed. Nov. 11 (Sequencing the middle of a class to support a gateway pose and peak pose, with at least one peak pose modification.)
Sun. Nov. 22, 2020
Sun. Nov. 29, 2020 (This is the handout that was discussed. You can also find it on the Online Course.)
Wed 12/2/2020 (Answering “What kind of yoga do we teach?” and other questions about Course 6)
Wed. 12/9/2020 (Practice Teaching Special Populations Part 1 & Part II)
Sun 12/13/2020 
Wed. 12/16/2020 (To-Do List for Teaching Yoga, Codes of Ethics, Practice Teaching)
Sun 12/20/2020 (Winter Solstice- How to Teach Theme-Based Classes)
Wed. 12/23/2020 (Student Practice Teaching – Examples and Discussions on How to Build)
Sun 12/27/2020 (Sequencing between open and closed hip asanas)
Wed 12/30/2020 (Student Practice Teaching)

Course 1: Yoga Humanities Intensive Sessions

Yamas & Niyamas (Workshop Session) w. Margit Bermudez
Accessing Yoga Wisdom for Balanced Living Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 w. Kimberly Azzarito
Tantric Thread w. Debbi Murphy
Yoga Humanities’ Big Questions: Who, What, Why, & How. (An Overview of Yoga Humanities) w. Debbi Murphy (1/9/2021)
Restorative Yoga: A Practice Embodying Yoga Philosophy w. Debbi Murphy (1/9/2021)
Sounds of Yoga w. Sphie Holman (1/9/2021)
Dancing w. the Deities – Yoga Mythology w. Kimberly Azzarito (A session including both lecture/discussion and practice) (1/10/2021)

Course 2: Yoga Anatomy Intensive Sessions

*Subtle Anatomy: The Chakras & Functional Anatomy w. Holly Lammer (2/21/2020) (Holly references the pdf “Holly Lammer on the Chakras” in Course 2, Lesson 1)
*Functional Anatomy & Physiology Basics
w. Jaclyn Cooperrider 2/20/2021 (Jaclyn references the pdf “Functional Anatomy & Physiology from Jaclyn Cooperrider” found in Course 2, Lesson 2 of the Online Learning Platform.)

*Spinal Anatomy 1 & 2 Part 1 & Part 2 w. Dr. Angela Young 2/20/2021 (Angela refines the pdfs entitled “Spine and Reflexes: The Mind-Body Connection, Dynamic Balance of all Systems” and “Spinal Movement” found in Course 2, Lesson 2.
*Preventing Spinal Injuries w. Angela Young
*Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Yoga w. Jaclyn Cooperrider 2/21/2021 (Jaclyn references  pdfs entitled “Common Musculoskeletal Injuries in Yoga” and “Modifications and Alignment” in Course 2, Lesson 3.)
*Fascia Part 1 & Part 2 with Holly Lammer 2/19/2021 (Holly references the pdf “Fascia Overview” found in Course 2, Lesson 2 of the Online Learning Platform.)

 

 

Course 3: Asana Intensive Sessions

1.)  Asana Fundamentals & Axial Lengthening Postures. Covering Lessons 1 & 2. Referenced Handout: Asana Key Concepts. Referenced videos: (1) Erich Schiffmann Teaching Forward Fold, (2) Lines of Energy, (3) Core & Cataranga Progressions. (The password for all videos requiring a password is Shanti2020Shanti)
2.) Twist & Don’t Shout – Lateral, Spinal Extension, & Tansverse Plane Asanas; Injury Prevention w. Debbi Murphy. Covering Lessons 3, 4, 5, & 10. Referenced Handout: Backbend Worksheet.
3.) Teaching Yin, Restorative, & Savasana Part 1 and Part 2 w. Margit Bermudez. Covering Lesson 8. Referenced handout: Relax Deeply, Heal Completely. 
4 & 5) Steady On- Balance & Inversions and Order & Flow – Sequencing w. Kimberly Azzarito. Covering Lessons 6, 7, & 9. Referenced Handouts: (1) The Physics of Arm Balances & Inversions; (2) Inversions; (3) Shanti Flow, (4) Sequencing, (5) Yoga Class Sequencing Workshop, (6) Vinyasa Class Plan Template (The Vinyasa Class Plan Template can be found on the Online Learning Platform as part of Course 6, Lesson 3.) (7) Shifting Perspectives – Handstand Sequence

Courses 4 & 5 Pranayama/Meditation Intensive Sessions

Meditation & Yin Yoga (April, 2020)
Meditation Part 1(April, 2020)
Meditation Part 2 (April, 2020)
Pranayama w. Lisa Simpson (April, 2020)
Meditation 101 w. Debbi Murphy, 2 Hours, (Oct. 17, 2020) (Full video includes 300 Hour Presentation by Athena Evans-Campbell on Addiction & Yoga, link to just this presentation here.)
Koshas & Yoga Nidra w. Margit Bermudez, 2 Hours (Oct. 17, 2020)
Teaching Meditation & Pranayama w. Kimberly Azzarito, 4 hours (Oct. 18, 2020)

Course 6: Teaching Yoga I Intensive Sessions

If you were unable to attend, enjoy these recorded sessions from the May 15-17, 2020 and November 14-15 Teaching Yoga Weekend Intensives! The password is Shanti2020Shanti

May 15-17, 2020 Sessions:
Teaching Beginners Pt. 1
w. Debbi Murphy
Skill in Action: Intelligent Sequencing w. Kimberly Azzarito
Sun Salutations: Modifications & Building Sequences w. Don Silva
Teaching Special Populations: Healthy Aging Pt. 1 w. Margit Bermudez
Teaching Special Populations: Healthy Aging Pt. 2 w. Margit Bermudez
The Evolved Yogi – Personal & Professional Sustainability w. Debbi Murphy
November 14-15 Sessions:
Authentic Voice, Mission/Vision and Dharma (11/14/2020) w. Debbi Murphy (NB: You are also encouraged to watch the Empowering Yoga master class Debbi taught on 11/14/2020)
Cultivating Courage: Facing Your Fears (11/14/2020) w. Debbi Murphy
Class Structure, Sequencing, & Pace (11/15/2020) w. Kimberly Azzarito (You may find this General Template for a Full Spectrum Yoga Class useful as part of the sequencing session.)
Cueing for Transformational Teaching (11/15/2020) w. Kimberly Azzarito.

Course 6: Teaching Yoga II Intensive Sessions

Teaching Special Populations: Prenatal Yoga (Sample Class) w. Margit Bermudez (June, 2020)
Teaching Special Populations: Prenatal Yoga (Workshop Session) w. Margit Bermudez (June, 2020)
Prenatal Yoga w. Holly Lammer (12/4/2020)
Diversity in Teaching Yoga w. Nicole Beall (12/5/2020)
Trauma Sensitive Teaching w. Sphie Holman (12/5/2020)
Ethics w. Debbi Murphy (12/5/2020)
Teaching Seniors w. Kimberly Azzarito (12/6/2020)
Teaching the Quiet Practices w. Kimberly Azzarito (12/6/2020)

The following videos are also eligible for contact hours, but don’t require a password as they were originally live streamed and available to the public. Log them on your training hour log with the name and the date you watched. Let us know if you find a broken link!  

Classes Associated with Course 1: Yoga Humanities
Full Class – Avidya – 60 Minutes (7/13/2020)
Full Class – Asmita – 60 Minutes (7/15/2020)
Full Class – Power of Now, Atha Yoga Anusasanam – 60 Minutes (7/29/2020)
Full Class – Yoga w. Casey Snider – Letting Go – 45 Minutes
Fully Class – Yoga w. Casey Snider – Acceptance – 45 Minutes
Full Class – Yoga w. Casey Snider – Being Present – 45 Minutes
Full Class Rock the Chakras – 60 Minutes (4/22/2020)
Full Class – Root Chakra – 60 Minutes (6/8/2020)
Full Class – Sacral Chakra – 60 minutes (6/10/2020)
Full Class – Solar Plexus Chakra – 60 Minutes (6/12/2020)
Full Class – Heart Chakra – 60 Minutes (6/15/2020)
Full Class – Throat Chakra – 60 Minutes (6/17/2020)
Partial Class – Third Eye Chakra – 24 Minutes (6/19/2020)
Full Class – Crown (& Third Eye) Chakras – 60 Minutes (6/22/2020)
Full Class – Dharma Flow – 60 minutes (4/24/2020)
Full Class – Morning Mindfulness 1- Awareness – 60 Minutes (12/28/2020)
Full Class – Morning Mindfulness 2 – Moving from Decision to Action – 60 Minutes (12/30/2020)
Full Class – Morning Mindfulness 3 – Change is the Only Constant – 60 Minutes (1/4/2021)
Full Class – Morning Mindfulness 4 – Power up your Intention with Purpose – 60 Minutes (1/6/2021)
Full Class – Morning Mindfulness 5 – Samskaras – Ruts or Grooves? – 60 Minutes (1/11/2021)
Full Class – Morning Mindfulness 6 – Svadhyaya (Self-Study) & Lunar Salutations – 60 Minutes (1/13/2021)
Full Class – Morning Mindfulness 7 – MLK Day – Service (Seva) – 60 Minutes (1/18/2021)
Full Class – Morning Mindfulness 8 -Steadying the Ship – Inauguration Day – 60 Minutes (1/20/2021)
Full Class – Morning Mindfulness 9 – Ayurvedic Practice for Winter – 60 Minutes (1/25/2021)
Full Class – Morning Mindfuless 10 – Rock Your Chakras – 60 Minutes (1/27/2021)

Classes Associated with Course 2: Yoga Anatomy

Full Class – Subtle & Functional Anatomy #1 – Root Chakra & Lower Extremities – 60 Minutes (2/1/2021)
Full Class – Subtle & Functional Anatomy #2 – Second Chakra & Sacrum/Lower Abdomen – 60 Minutes (2/3/2021)
Full Class – Subtle & Functional Anatomy #3 – Third Chakra & Solar Plexus & Core – 60 Minutes (2/8/2021)
Full Class – Subtle & Functional Anatomy #4 – Fourth Chakra & Heart/Lungs/Chest – 60 Minutes (2/10/2021)
Full Class – Subtle & Functional Anatomy #5 – Fifth Chakra & Authentic Voice – 60 Minutes (2/15/2021)
Full Class – Subtle & Functional Anatomy #6 – Sixth Chakra & Third Eye/Intuition – 60 Minutes (2/17/2021)
Full Class – Subtle & Functional Anatomy #7 – Seventh Chakra & Crown/Neuroplasticity (2/22/2021)
Full Class – Subtle & Functional Anatomy #8 Overview of the Chakras (2/24/2020)
Full Class – Sukha Shtirra – 60 Minutes  (8/3/2020)
Full Class – Dynamic Equilibrium – 60 Minutes (8/5/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow w. Hip Emphasis – 60 Minutes (8/12/2020)
Full Class – Core Transformation – 60 Minutes (8/17/2020)
Full Class – Core Transformation Part 2 (Upper Body) – 60 Minutes (8/19/2020)
Full Class – How Are Relationships Like Joints? – 60 Minutes (8/24/2020)

 Classes Associated with Course 3: Asana 

Full Class – Yin Yoga w. Margit Bermudez (Upper Back & Neck) 9/3/2020
Full Class – Yin Yoga w. Focus on the Neck & Upper Back (10/22/2020)
Full Class – Yin Yoga w. Focus on the Side Body – Margit Bermudez (10/1/2020)
Full Class – Yin Yoga w. Sound Bath & Focus on Legs w. Margit Bermudez (10/29/2020)
Full Class – Foundation First! 9/7/2020
Full Class – Core & Cataranga Progression – 60 Minutes 9/16/2020
Full Class – Yin Yoga – 60 Minutes 9/17/2020
Full Class – Empowered Vinyasa w. Kimberly Azzarito – 60 Minutes 9/26/2020
Full Class – Slow Flow w. Cueing Emphasis – 60 Minutes (9/28/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow w. More Cueing – 60 Minutes (9/30/2020)

 

Classes Associated with Courses 4 & 5: Pranayama & Meditation 

 

Full Class – Steading the Ship – 60 Minutes (4/1/2020)
Full Class – Pratyhara- Turtle Power – 60 Minutes (4/15/2020)
Full Class Dharana, Focus, Concentration – 60 Minutes (4/17/2020)
Full Class Movement & Flow as Meditation – 60 Minutes (4/20/2020)
Full
Yoga for Inner Resiliency – Meditation – 44 Minutes (3/18/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow with Focus on Prana & Pranayama (Breath Awareness & Breath Retention) (10/5/2020)
Full Class – Moving Meditation – 60 minutes (10/19/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow w. Pranayama & Meditation (10/26/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow w. Breath Work & Meditation (10/28/2020)

 

Classes Associated with Course 6: Teaching Yoga 

 

Full Class – Kick Start your Week with Courage & Confidence – 60 Minutes (5/11/2020)
Full Class – The Evolved Yogi – 60 minutes (5/13/2020)
Class – Supine Sun Salutations & Core Work – 18 Minutes (6/1/2020)
Full Class – Cardio Yoga – Modifications for All Levels – 30 Minutes (6/4/2020)
Full Class – Cardio Yoga – How to Teach – 30 Minutes (7/21/2020
Full Class – Summer Solstice – 60 Minutes (6/24/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow – Cueing w. Compassion – 60 Minutes (11/2/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow – Emphasis on Transitions – 60 Minutes (11/8/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow – w. Progressions to Crow & Other Arm Balances – 60 Minutes (11/11/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow w/ Emphasis on Gratitude & Joy – 60 Minutes (11/17/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow w/ Emphasis on Gratitude & Service – 60 Minutes (11/23/2020)
Full Class – Gratitude Practice – 60 Minutes (11/25/2020)
Full Class – Moving From the Core to Develop Resiliency – 60 Minutes (11/30/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow – Power of 5 – 60 Minutes (12/2/2020)
Full Class – From Small Steps Grow Big Changes – 60 Minutes (12/7/2020)
Full Class – Slow Flow w/ Focus on Self-Respect (Brahmacharya) – 60 Minutes (12/9/2020)
Full Class – What are you going to do with your one wild and precious life? – 60 Minutes (12/14/2020)
Full Class – Template Class for Home Practice – 60 Minutes (12/16/2020)
Full Class – Winter Solstice – Stillness – 60 Minutes (12/21/2020)
Full Class – Winter Solstice – Return of the Light – 60 Minutes (12/23/2020)