115: Introduction To The Subtle Body

Yoga practitioners have long recognized that there is more to us than meets the eye!  We are more than physical, material bodies. Over the ages, several models have evolved to describe different aspects of the human experience. In this course, we will look at three different models of the subtle body that describe its architecture and we will look at Ayurveda, a holistic sister science to yoga that offers another framework for our experience.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define prana and describe the subtle body in your own words.

  • Describe the koshas, the nadis and chakra system.

  • how to support your students with descriptive language.

Course Curriculum

115: Introduction To The Subtle Body

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: WHAT IS THE SUBTLE BODY?
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON ONE
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #1
    • WHAT IS THE SUBTLE BODY
    • WHAT IS A MODEL?
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: THE KOSHAS
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON TWO
    • ANNAMAYA KOSHA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #2
    • ANNAMAYA KOSHA MINI PRACTICE AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #3
    • PRANAMAYA KOSHA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #4
    • PRANAMAYA KOSHA REFLECTION, PRACTICE, AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #5
    • MANOMAYA KOSHA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #6
    • MANOMAYA KOSHA REVIEW AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #7
    • VIJNANAMAYA KOSHA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #8
    • VIJNANAMAYA KOSHA SELF CARE REVIEW
    • ANANDAMAYA KOSHA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #9
    • ANANDAMAYA KOSHA REFLECTION AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #10
    • QUIZ: LESSON TWO
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: NADIS AND CHAKRAS
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON THREE
    • NADIS AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #11
    • NADI SHODHANA PRANAYAMA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #12
    • CHAKRAS
    • QUIZ: LESSON THREE
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: THE VAYUS
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FOUR
    • PRANA VAYU
    • APANA VAYU
    • SAMANA VAYU
    • VYANA VAYU
    • UDANA VAYU
    • QUIZ: LESSON FOUR
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 6
    LESSON FIVE: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FIVE
    • PRAKRUTI AND VIKRUTI AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #13
    • THE DOSHAS AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #14
    • VATA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #15
    • PRACTICE FOR EXCESSIVE VATA (REVIEW) AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #16
    • PITTA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #17
    • PRACTICE FOR EXCESSIVE PITTA (REVIEW) AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #18
    • KAPHA AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #19
    • PRACTICE FOR EXCESSIVE KAPHA (REVIEW)
    • WHAT'S MY DOSHA? JOURNAL REFLECTION #20 and #21
    • DOSHAS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
    • QUIZ: LESSON FIVE
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 7
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION & OUTSIDE PRACTICE

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Rachel Scott

    Senior Instructor

    Rachel Scott

    Rachel is a teacher trainer, mentor, and author based in Vancouver, BC. Meticulous and funny, she loves sharing her love and knowledge of yoga with others. Also an instructional designer, she helps develop yoga curriculum for yoga schools globally. Her favorite place to be is the yoga teacher training room.