Course Outline – Level 2 Teacher Training Program

Chapter 1 – Introduction and Welcome

Module 1 Module 1 - Welcome and Overview
Unit 1 GSY - Before You Get Started
Unit 2 Welcome to Gentle Somatic Yoga Level 2!
Unit 3 Overview of this Course
Unit 4 Course Structure and Navigation
Unit 5 Student Demographics

Chapter 2 – History, Neuroscience, Method and Philosophy of Gentle Somatic Yoga

Module 1 Module 1 – History of Gentle Somatic Yoga
Unit 1 James Knight | Gentle Somatic Yoga
Module 2 Module 2 – The Neuroscience behind Gentle Somatic Yoga
Unit 1 Sensory Motor Amnesia
Unit 2 The Three Involuntary Reflexes
Unit 3 Stretch Reflex
Unit 4 Pain and Its Purpose
Unit 5 Quiz - History & Neuroscience
Unit 6 Neuroscience
Unit 7 Fascia
Unit 8 Aura and Chakras
Unit 9 Assignment - Case Study
Unit 10 Quiz - Neuroscience & Energy Body
Module 3 Module 3 – Methodology
Unit 1 Core Energetics
Unit 2 Vipassana Meditation
Unit 3 Pranayama
Unit 4 Pandiculation
Unit 5 Means-Whereby
Unit 6 Quiz - Methodology 1
Unit 7 Brain Learns through Contrast
Unit 8 Lock-in
Unit 9 Integration Movements and Micro Movements
Unit 10 Tips and Guidelines
Unit 11 Quiz - Methodology 2
Unit 12 Body Scan
Unit 13 Teachers Presence and Touch
Module 4 Module 4 – Philosophy
Unit 1 Awaken The Possible
Unit 2 Written Assignment: Awaken The Possible
Unit 3 Quiz - Methodology 3 & Philosophy

Chapter 3 – Somatic Movement Flows®

Module 1 Module 1: Preparing the Soma
Unit 1 Somatic Movement Flows® (SMFs)
Unit 2 Preparing the Soma
Unit 3 Somatic Seated Meditation
Unit 4 Three Part Breath – Pranayama
Unit 5 Vipassana Meditation
Unit 6 Ajna Meditation - Pranayama
Unit 7 Somatic Seated Moving Twist
Unit 8 Quiz - 5 SMFs
Module 2 Module 2: Neck, Shoulders, Arms, and Hands
Unit 1 Anatomy of the Neck, Shoulders, Arms, and Hands
Unit 2 Nodding Yes With Self-Massage Variations
Unit 3 Bowing Forward
Unit 4 Compass
Unit 5 Somatic Neck Release
Unit 6 Looking Over Shoulder
Unit 7 Quiz - 5 SMFs
Unit 8 Turtle
Module 3 Module 3: Upper, Middle, and Lower Back
Unit 1 Anatomy of the Upper, Middle, and Lower Back
Unit 2 Enhanced Arch & Flatten
Unit 3 Low Back & QL Release
Unit 4 Snake Dance
Module 4 Module 4: Hips, Legs, and Feet
Unit 1 Anatomy of the Hips, Legs, and Feet
Unit 2 Enhanced Swimming Frog
Unit 3 Quiz - 5 SMFs
Unit 4 Somatic Seated Bound Angle
Unit 5 Somatic Hamstring Release
Unit 6 Somatic Seated Forward Bend
Unit 7 Somatic Modified Pigeon
Unit 8 Enhanced TFL Release with Windmill
Unit 9 Quiz - 5 SMFs
Unit 10 Wiping Sand from Feet
Module 5 Module 5: The Soma from Head to Toe
Unit 1 Anatomy of the Soma from Head to Toe
Unit 2 Flamingo
Unit 3 Somatic Mountain Pose
Unit 4 Miracle Moment
Unit 5 Somatic Standing Forward Bend
Unit 6 Quiz - 5 SMFs
Unit 7 Energy Booster
Unit 8 Chakra Attunement
Unit 9 Somatic Standing Body Scan
Unit 10 Quiz - 3 SMFs

Chapter 4 – Gentle Somatic Yoga Full Length Classes

Module 1 Module 1: Sequencing Videos
Unit 1 GSY Class #1
Unit 2 GSY Class #2
Unit 3 GSY Class #3
Unit 4 GSY Class #4 - Includes Core Energetic Exercises

Chapter 5 – Assignments and Teachback

Module 1 Module 1: Written Assignment Follow up
Unit 1 Case Study Follow up
Unit 2 Awaken the Possible Follow Up
Module 2 Module 2: Final Teachback
Unit 1 Teachback Video
Module 3 Module 3: Video Library
Unit 1 Short Learning Lab videos from past GSY live trainings
Unit 2 Student Teachback video examples

Chapter 6 –  Business and Marketing

Module 1 Module 1: Marketing
Unit 1 Description and Titles for GSY Classes & Workshops
Unit 2 Website Content
Unit 3 Social Media

Chapter 7 –  Next Steps for Continued Education

Module 1 Module 1: Next Steps
Unit 1 The Future Soma