1. Mudras Introduction
Become familiar with the five classes of mudras (hasta, mana, kaya, bandha and adhara), their purpose and the central role they fulfill in Hatha Yoga.
2. Bandhas Introduction
Become familiar with the purpose of bandhas and why it’s inadvisable to teach bandhas in most drop-in classes.
3. Definition & Purpose of Asana
Memorize and understand sutras 2.46 to 2.49 and study additional expert teachings regarding the purpose and benefits of asana.
4. Pose Categories & Families Intro
Understand the importance of function over form and how knowledge of pose categories and families informs teaching.
5. Asana Categories Summary
Learn the physical and energetic effects of all major pose categories and become proficient in using this knowledge to inform sequencing.