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Module 1-Roots: Coming to the Mat

In our first module, the feature area of study is an overall introduction to yoga. This is where we will build a firm foundation on which to learn and grow. We will explore what yoga is, where it came from, the contemporary evolution into the styles we have now. This module will also be the beginning of our learning of the Om My Yoga Academy style of yoga, a style that draws on many of the rich traditions we will examine. We will become familiar with the Om My Yoga Academy Hallmark Class Format, learn several class flows, and explore over 30 asanas in detailed pose clinic. We will also begin our study of Pranayama, learning what it is and why it is important, and we will practice our first 3 specific pranayama exercises, which we will add to in each module. Every module will contain a Philosophy component, and in module one, we explore the important question, "Why Study Yoga Philosophy?" We also dive right into Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga - a system that we will refer to again and again and become well acquainted with throughout our teacher training. We are first introduced to the purpose and methodology of meditation, and will continue to explore different techniques and practices as our study evolves. Whether you are a long time practitioner or fairly new to yoga, this module is a great way to start your teacher training journey or enhance your own practice!

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