Learning to practice yoga requires a foundation in the techniques and principles of yoga. Our Foundation Practitioner program covers 4 terms to develop an understanding of what to practice and how to practice Iyengar Yoga. Teachers guide students through the syllabus to consolidate their understanding.
New students are encouraged to enrol the Introduction to Iyengar course prior to Foundation Practitioner unless they have prior yoga experience.
The Foundation practitioner program has three components which are all conducted through 10 week terms.
1. Yogasana coursework: Our Foundation syllabus covers 4 terms and explores the relational forces of body, breath and mind through the repertoire of asana. The Yogasana syllabus includes open sided standing poses, preliminary backbends, seated twists and shoulderstand and can be entered at any point throughout the year due to its consolidating nature. We recommend 1 or 2 course enrolments per term as progress is linked to practice based learning.
2. Pranayama coursework: At this level the breath has a cleansing and restorative effect on the physical body. Practitioners experience pranayama as deeply quietening mentally and emotionally stabalising. 3-4 terms of attendance is recommended to consolidate the effects of pranayama of this syllabus.
3. Led practice: Participation in this program will move a student's experience from a focus on instruction to a process of integration. Skills in observation and concentration are developed. In these sessions the asana names are called with the practice leader presenting the posture, but there is no instruction.
Students who enrol in two Yogasana courses per term can enrol in a Led practice at no additional cost. Credit is given via a coupon which is applied to your total bill at final check out. Simultaneous enrolment in Yogasana Coursework is required.
How do I sign up:
Students new to Yoga Mandir will need to create a student account. Click on the Login/ register button on the menu at the top of the page and follow the prompts. See the FAQs for more details. After creating a student account, book a program from the list below. After booking, the program item will be added to your cart. Go to CART to complete your order and payment.