Instructions on Practicum presentations & Asana Practicum Sequence Building

At the end of your training in Peru, you will have 4 final practicum presentations:

1- Cleansing or Self-care routine practice presentation (5 minutes)
We ask you to explain and demonstrate any traditional Shatkarma, Ayurvedic, or other cleansing or Self-care practice (such as jala neti, oil pulling, Abhyanga, tongue scraping, etc.) as if you were teaching it to people who have never practiced it before. Explain the name of the technique (in Sanskrit and English if applicable) and its meaning if any, how it is practiced and with which tools if any, the benefits of the practice, the contraindications, recommended frequency, and demonstrate how it is performed.

2- Pranayama presentation (5 minutes)
We ask you to explain and demonstrate a pranayama breathing technique (such as Nadi Sodhana, Lion’s breath, Dog panting breath, or any other breathing technique of your choice, even if outside of traditional yogic breathing practices) as if you were teaching it to people who have never practiced it before. Explain the name of the technique (in Sanskrit and English if applicable) and its meaning if any, the benefits of the practice, the contraindications, recommended frequency, and demonstrate how it is performed.

3- Anatomy presentation (20 minutes)

We ask you to present on any yoga anatomy topic, such as knee anatomy, the digestive system, how to care for xyz muscles during asana practice, etc. You are also encouraged to explore subtle anatomy topics, such as the chakras and the endocrine system, brain frequencies during meditation practice, during sound bath session, the nadis, the koshas, etc.

4. Asana practicum presentation (60 minutes)
Your asana practicum can be of any yoga style you’d like. For example Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Ashtanga, Children’s yoga, dance yoga, and so on. We ask you to stay around the 60 minute mark.

We want you to start thinking about your final asana practicum presentation early on in the training. Take this hour to start thinking about the type of class you’d like to share with us and your classmates. We also invite you to explore asana sequence builder websites and familiarize yourself with average number of postures for different class styles and lengths.

Please be ready to share and discuss your asana practicum class outline during your second 1-on-1 mentorship integration session when you will be in Peru. For this you can simply write the names of the postures down and/or draw them, or you can also use yoga sequence builders online. There are various free and paid online asana sequence builder tools, but our favorite is tummee.com as it’s free for up to 7 sequences.