Curriculum

THE TRAINING IS ORGANIZED INTO 3 MAIN PARTS:

1. Teaching Methodology & the Art of Sequencing

2. Theory and Practice of Inversion

3. Applicable Functional Anatomy

 

 

TEACHING METHODOLOGY & ART OF SEQUENCING

  • How to sequence a purposeful and effective yoga class that would benefit inversion training  

  • Exploring different asanas and techniques in yoga that helps to build a handstand practice 

  • Learning how to progress and regress in a practice to make it suitable for different levels 

  • Practicing teaching, cueing and assisting inversion in a way that emphasises safety, accessibility, inclusiveness and empowerment 

  • Acknowledging fears and limitations in different students and bodies and setting appropriate and achievable goals and plans for others 

  • Learning breathing techniques that help to improve your inversion practice

  • How to integrate core practice in all yoga postures

THEORY & PRACTICE
  • Learning the theory and application of balancing and re-balancing in handstand

  • Learning pre-habilitation exercises for wrists and shoulders aiming to increase baseline fitness for inversion practice

  • How to practice and teach from beginner-level to experienced-level inversions

  • Learning alignments and body positions in hand balancing

  • Setting priority for effective progression

  • Strength and flexibility training

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APPLIED FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY

  • Understanding anatomy of shoulder complex and thorax, the synergistic actions of coupling muscles, and how it functions to progress your inversion practice

  • Identifying common faulty postures on shoulders and thorax, eg. round shoulders, winged scapula, insufficient scapular upward rotation, and how to prepare yourself to practise inversion safely with these conditions

  • Understanding anatomy of low back/ pelvis and hips, the synergistic action of abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, and how it functions to progress your inversion practice

  • Identifying common faulty postures on low back/ pelvis and hips, eg pelvis tilting, arched back, and how to prepare yourself to practice inversion safely with these conditions