Mandala of Asanas / Essential Tools for Teaching Flow

Mandala of Asanas / Essential Tools for Teaching Flow

Mandala of Asanas / Essential Tools for Teaching Flow

Teaching vinyasa is an art that requires a teacher to develop related tools using their voice, hands-on assists, observation and energetic attunement to provide guidance that facilitates the state of flow of a class. In this series, you will learn the energetic alignment for core asanas within the Mandala of Asanas™based upon an integrated understanding of

  1. The movements of Prana
  2. Practical anatomy
  3. How to open and strengthen the core structures of embodiment from head to toe, skin to subtle body.

This module covers:

  • Hands on assists and alignment for the arm balance and twisting standing asanas from the fire practice
  • Learn the solar and lunar air foundation sequences for the natarajasana family of asanas
  • Develop an understanding of the heart-expanding nature of a backbending practice, and the foundation-integration of the previous sequences
  • Begin to edit the 4 foundation sequences based on your understanding of wave sequencing, kramas, and families of asanas
  • Learn wave sequencing for fire foundation sequences for hip opening and arm balances and the lunar fire sequence for deep flexibility and regeneration.
  • Work with Prana Flow Three-Part Vinyasa Method and Vinyasa Krama to teach to all levels.
  • Learn to teach and assist five primary alignment actions of the core "blueprint" asanas of the mandalas and sequence combinations with skill, effectiveness, fluency, and creativity.
  • Develop Energetic Observation - ability to assess imbalances, blockages and leaks of energy to a person's body, mind and heartfire.
  • Review and application of basic anatomy to understand the way prana flows in the muscles, bones and fascia for balancing and lengthening qualities of structural embodiment within the asanas.
  • Special Mandala of Asanas Method - self and partner massage for regeneration and learning muscles, joints and boney landmarks of the body relevant to practice.
  • Daily Tantric-based meditation and yoga nidra for regeneration
Required Online Courses:
  1. The Art of Teaching Mandala of Asanas with Shiva Rea
Required Reading:
  1. Tending the Heart Fire by Shiva Rea
  2. Heart of Yoga by Desikachar