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Power Alignment Yoga™ Class
What is Power Alignment Yoga®?
After practicing Power Yoga for a number of years, I became interested in deeper levels of Alignment, Anatomy and Kinesiology in my yoga practice. So, I created and developed Power Alignment Yoga® which is a synergistic blend of Power Yoga and Alignment Yoga Principles. Power Alignment Yoga is a rigorous, flowing, physical vinyasa practice that incorporates Alignment Principles and breath work, with a big dose of spirituality to align body, breath, mind and spirit. This amazing blend of Alignment Yoga and Power Yoga invigorates the body, focuses the mind, and expands the spirit.
About Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training RYS®:
Would you like a brochure? Email MyLinda Do you want to empower your life, and the lives of others through Power yoga? Have you experienced transformation in Power Yoga and would like to bring that experience to others? Join an amazing group of aspiring yoga teachers and students who are ready to move deeper into themselves and their own power. In Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training you will tap into your internal power, connect with your spirit, and learn to become a dynamic and intuitive yoga teacher.
Although you may have a gifted personal practice, guiding a room full of students through a powerful yoga practice with confidence is quite different than practicing yourself. Mastering the ability to communicate and connect with your students is a crucial part of being an effective teacher.
The goal of Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training is to teach you how to become a dynamic teacher, while at the same time, giving you an opportunity to explore and discover the power within yourself, both as a teacher and as an individual. Our practical training program focuses on how to TEACH yoga, not just the poses.
Our service as teachers is to improve the quality of peoples lives and leave our students in a better place, both mentally and physically. To achieve this requires a deep understanding of how the body works beyond the superficial level. From a modern physiology and functional anatomy perspective, Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training provides cutting edge techniques such as anatomy study, Iyengar Yoga Principles, video review, posture specific workshops, and more, for a comprehensive experience. Having a strong understanding of the way the body functions allows teachers to better understand why postures work the way they do and why the series follows a particular sequence.
Power Alignment Yoga® is an RYS® Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance®. All graduates of Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training will be eligible for registration (RYT®) with Yoga Alliance® at the 200 &/or 500 Hour Level.
What if I don't want to teach yoga? Can I still take Yoga Teacher Training? Yes!! We have 2 Tracks of Study Available.
Track 1 Yoga Immersion - If teaching yoga isn't your path you
can still enjoy and benefit greatly from immersing fully in yoga
practice (asana and alignment), yoga philosophy, meditation, energy
medicine, and group support and discussion.
In Track 1 Yoga Immersion, students are NOT required to take
Anatomy Tests or to Practice Teach. This allows students to fully
immerse into the yoga lifestyle without the pressure of tests and public
Track 1 students will receive n a Certificate of Attendance rather than a Certificate of Graduation
What if I choose Track 1 Yoga Immersion and decide later that I want to teach yoga? First of all, we will be OVERJOYED you want to teach yoga!! If you
are in Track 1 Yoga Immersion or received a Certificate of Attendance
for Track 1 Yoga Immersion and you would like to teach yoga or register
with Yoga Alliance® as long as all contact hours are fulfilled then all
that is required is satisfactorily passing the required Anatomy Tests
and demonstrating teaching proficiency by teaching a Yoga class for the
What to expect during Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training:
In-depth personal self-study and self-exploration with strong, nurturing guidance
Learn to teach a Power Alignment Yoga™ class for the healthy body, mind and spirit
Learn to encourage and inspire students to enhance the class experience
Learn to use directive language to deliver a class in a concise manner while connecting with all students
Learn to read bodies, physically and emotionally, as well as the energy of a group
Learn to teach multi-level classes
Learn to sequence asanas in a safe, fluid manner and unite breath with movement
Learn Alignment Yoga Principles
Learn about Yoga props and how to effectively use them
Learn how to prevent injuries
Learn physiology and anatomy
Discussion of Yoga Ethics and the student-teacher relationship
Explore the History of Yoga and Yoga Philosophy
Learn how to market yourself and your studio to build a following
Learn the business side of running a yoga studio
The 270-hour & 615 Hour Power Alignment® Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum consists of:
Techniques - Includes both training in the techniques and practice of asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting and meditation.
Teaching methodology - Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a dynamic yoga teacher, and the students process of learning. Also includes the Business of Yoga
Anatomy and Physiology - Includes both Anatomy and Physiology (bodily systems, organs etc.) and astral/energy/subtle Anatomy and Physiology (chakras, nadis etc.)
Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle - Study of Yoga Scriptures, Ethics for yoga teachers, and yoga lifestyle
Practicum - Includes student teaching and providing feedback as well as observing and assisting Power Alignment Yoga™ classes taught by others.
Power Alignment Yoga® Training is designed for those who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their yoga practice. Certification is not automatic upon completion of the course and will be determined by the instructor's assessment of the student's understanding of the materials as well as the student's capacity and ability to teach.
Why not step out of your comfort zone and grow?
Challenge yourself in ways you have never been challenged before and make a difference in this world through yoga!
Share the gift of yoga by learning the elements to become a powerful, inspirational and dynamic Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher.
Questions? Contact MyLinda, Director of Yoga Teacher Training
Power Alignment Yoga™ Class
Prerequisites for Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training:
The primary prerequisite is interest in learning the Power Alignment Yoga® approach to teaching Hatha Yoga. It is suggested that students unfamiliar with Power Alignment Yoga™®take Power Alignment Yoga® classes. A complete schedule of classes can be found on the SCHEDULE page.
Students do not need to be experts in any aspect of Yoga, but they do need to have a well-established Hatha Yoga practice that has been consistent for at least six months. **
Students should have a love of Yoga and a strong desire to pass that love of Yoga on to others.
Students should be in good physical and mental health (minor injuries/illness may be accommodated).
For the 615 Hour Power Alignment Y® Teacher Training registration with Yoga Alliance® 200 Hour is required.
At least 6 months Yoga teaching experience for the 615 Hour Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training.
**In order to prepare for the Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training program, students need to have had a daily personal yoga practice for an extended period of time. We recommend at least an hour of Power yoga every day for six months before the start of the training. During the training, we will be practicing yoga for approximately three hours each day. This can be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding. Physical fitness acquired through other disciplines does not necessarily provide sufficient preparation. We ask that students have a strong personal Power yoga practice to ensure they will be prepared for the high level of activity and the heightened level of energy produced in the body by this intense daily practice of asana and pranayama.
History of Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training and Hatha Alignment Yoga Instructor Certification Program:
Videos featuring Patricia Walden and Rodney Yee were my introduction to yoga. I loved the precise alignment and attention to detail the videos emphasized but since I was living in the New Mexico desert at that time and no certified Iyengar instructors were available, I began practicing Power Yoga. I enjoyed the strength building and sweating of Power Yoga but I still yearned for alignment training; I extensively studied Power Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Hot Yoga and when my husband and I moved to Florida in 2000, I completed a 1,000-hour Alignment Yoga teacher training. Through my love of Power Yoga and Alignment Yoga, I created, developed, and have held the trademark on Power Alignment Yoga® since 2004. Through the encouragement of students, mentors, friends and family, I created the Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training program in 2007. Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training Program (RYS®) is registered with Yoga Alliance® at the 200 hour level. In 2009, I created the 615 Hour Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training Program which is registered with Yoga Alliance®. In 2010, I opened Altamonte Springs Yoga and in 2011 I created The Yoga University of Florida.
Required Books and Props for Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training
Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy - Sieg and Adams
The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga - Ray Long
Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana - Judith Hanson Lasater
Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting - Stephanie Pappas
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing - Caroline Myss
Sevenfold Journey - Anodea Judith
2 Foam Blocks 4 inch
4 Yoga Blankets (thick weave)
2 Better than Pune Belts
2 Sticky Yoga Mats
1 Metal Folding Chair (with flat chair seat)
Optional Rectangular Bolster
Optional 2 Sand Bags
Optional 1 or 2 Foam Blocks 3 inch
Optional Yogitoes® Skidless Towel
2009 Power Alignment Yoga® Teacher Training at Charlotte Yoga
Previous Yoga Teacher Trainings
2008-2009 Power Alignment Yoga™ Teacher Training in Central Florida
2008 Power Yoga Teacher Training at Charlotte Yoga
Power Alignment Yoga® with MyLinda Ann Morales Hutchings E-RYT 500®, CYT 2000 Exclusively at Altamonte Springs Yoga 249 West State Road 436 #1085 Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714 (407) 494-5758 Offering Yoga Classes, Workshops & Teacher Trainings in Power Alignment®, Hot AlignmentTM and Hatha AlignmentTM Yoga
Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Maitland, Orlando,
Oviedo, Sanford, Sorrento, Winter Park, Winter Springs