50 Hours Yoga Alignment Master Course (YACEP)
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Eclipse mission is to inspire everyone to fall in love with the journey of life.
The objective of the 50 Hours Yoga Alignment Master Course (YACEP) is to provide a solid foundation to every student at every level of their learning path and every step of their journey as a practitioner and teacher. This is not just another "course" but a life wire of positive transformation that keeps the flow of knowledge intact to address the ever increasing demands in the authentic way of Yoga teaching.
May 11th – Jun 16th
11am – 3pm or 3pm to 7pm
What is unique about this Master Course?
- Directly from the tradition of the Himalayan masters, the 50-Hour Yoga Alignment Master Course at Eclipse is based on the Mantra of celebrating and unveiling the human potential at its highest level to inspire you to fall in love with the journey of life.
- Yoga Alignment, a discipline rooted in ancient traditions, intersects seamlessly with modern scientific understanding, creating an integrated approach to well-being that transcends time. The scientific exploration of Yoga Alignment delves into the physiological, psychological, and astral impacts of aligning the body, providing a contemporary lens through which to appreciate this ancient discipline.
- In traditional history, Yoga Alignment emerged as a profound aspect of yogic philosophy, emphasizing the intricate connection between physical postures, mental equilibrium, and spiritual awakening. The traditional teachings, enriched by the wisdom of the Rishis, laid the groundwork for a practice that transcends the merely physical, aiming to synchronize the body with the mind and spirit at physical, psychological, and energetic level.
- From a scientific standpoint, the practice of Yoga Alignment draws on the principles of biomechanics, neuromuscular coordination, and psychophysiological responses. Asanas (postures) are meticulously designed to optimize skeletal and muscular alignment, promoting efficiency in movement, and reducing the risk of injury. The emphasis on breath control integrates respiratory function, enhancing oxygenation and facilitating a state of focused mindfulness.
- The importance of proper alignment extends beyond the physical realm, delving into the intricacies of the energy body. Alignment is not merely about achieving aesthetically pleasing postures; it is a gateway to channeling and optimizing the flow of prana, or life force energy, through the various nadis (energy channels) and chakras (energy centers) in the body. Scientific studies highlight the impact of Yoga Alignment on stress modulation, neural plasticity, and cognitive function. The prolonged mindfulness cultivated through alignment practices correlates with measurable improvements in mental well-being.
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- At its core, the 50-Hour Yoga Alignment Master Course is a multi-dimensional study of the profound practice of Yoga. The curriculum is designed to encompass four key pillars:
- Yoga Anatomy: delving into the intricate workings of the human body during the practice of Yoga. Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of how different postures affect various muscles, joints, and systems within the body. This knowledge fosters a safer and more effective practice, enabling practitioners to adapt poses to their unique anatomical structure.
- Precision Alignment: The course places a strong emphasis on precision and alignment in Yoga postures. Through detailed instruction and guidance, participants learn how subtle adjustments in alignment can significantly impact the benefits and safety of each pose. This attention to alignment helps practitioners develop a deeper connection between their physical body and their practice, enhancing the overall experience.
- Strategic use of Props: The strategic use of props such as chairs, Iyengar style wall, straps and blocks helps students of varying abilities, flexibility levels, and body types experience the benefits of yoga while maintaining proper alignment. Props are instrumental in therapeutic applications, assisting individuals with injuries or physical limitations in their yoga practice. In our 50-Hour Yoga Alignment Master Course, students learn how to employ props correctly to achieve specific alignment objectives & access the benefits of yoga poses in a safe manner.
- Yoga Sutras and Mindful Living: The profound teachings of the Yoga Sutras are explored, providing a philosophical framework for navigating both the practice of Yoga and life itself. Participants delve into themes such as self-awareness, mindfulness, and the cultivation of inner peace.
Through this transformative journey, participants unearth the secrets of harmonizing their entire being- body, mind, and soul. This comprehensive approach empowers individuals to cultivate a balanced and harmonious life, both on and off the mat. By embracing the wisdom of ancient traditions and integrating it with modern understanding, participants are equipped with a comprehensive toolkit to navigate life’s challenges with grace, resilience, and profound self-awareness.
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What are the Core Master Course Concepts?
- Upanishad – Opening the realm of inner wisdom with the Master.
- Yoga – Union with the immutable, eternal Self.
- Pratyahara – Demystifying and enabling the channels of the senses. Dharana – Prolonged awareness and concentration to unveil the positive dynamism within.
- Dhyana- state of prolonged awareness.
- Definition and significance of alignment in yoga
- Historical context and evolution of alignment principles
- Basic Anatomy Fundamentals
- Biomechanics of Movement
- Spinal Alignment
- Importance of spinal health in yoga practice
- Alignment principles for different segments of the spine
- Alignment in Standing Poses
- Alignment in Seated Poses
- Forward Bends and Backbends
- Twists and Spirals
- Inversions and Arm Balances
- Pelvic Alignment and Core Engagement
- Breath and Alignment
- Chakra Activation
- Anatomy of Relaxation and Restoration
- Teaching Methodology
- Common Misalignments and Corrections
- Safety and Injury Prevention
- Integration of Yoga Philosophy
- Practical Application and Teaching Practicum
- Ethics and Professionalism
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What will I learn by the end of this Master Course?
- In-depth knowledge of the concepts and the principles of three pronged Yogic systems i.e., Dharana (contemplation and concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Samadhi (realization).
- Comprehensive Understanding of Yoga Alignment
- Foundational Knowledge of Human Anatomy
- Biomechanical Awareness
- Spinal Health Mastery
- Skillful Execution of Standing and Seated Poses
- Proficiency in Forward Bends, Backbends, Twists, and Spirals
- Competence in Inversions, Arm Balances, and Core Engagement
- Integration of Breath and Mindfulness
- Expertise in Pelvic Alignment and Core Activation
- Enhanced Pranic Flow
- Emotional Release
- Proficient Hands-on Adjustments and Verbal Cues
- Recognition and Correction of Common Misalignments
- Strategies for Injury Prevention and Modifications
- Integration of Yoga Philosophy and Mind-Body Connection
- Practical Application in Teaching and Sequencing
- Ethical and Professional Conduct
We feel committed to make this world a better place for every soul, as we believe in the strength of Sankalpa – “The Resolve.” Hence, we call upon everyone to join hands and participate in this Master Course with us to:
- Establish a better understanding of the ever-expanding life.
- Restore the state of harmony within the mental psychic and physical framework.
- Inculcate life changing positive values and elevate your yoga journey by revitalizing your practice through a deeper understanding of yoga alignment.
- Trigger self-transformation.
- Learn to unwind and let go.
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What are the International Certifications that I will obtain?
- RYS YACEP Course Certification 50-Hour Yoga Alignment Master Course
- In depth Teacher Training Course Content & Bibliography/References (Pre & Post Proposed Read Material)