215: Introduction to Mudra

This course teaches you how to do five common mudras that can be easily used in practice and how to cue these for your students.

Note for CE Credits: If you are a current teacher taking this course for Yoga Alliance CE credits, you may submit for 4 hours of credit in Teaching Methodology.

Course Curriculum

215: Introduction To Mudra

    1. START HERE

    2. HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE

    3. SYLLABUS

    4. COURSE MATERIALS

    5. ABOUT YOUR FACULTY

    6. Q&A

    1. LESSON OVERVIEW AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #1

    2. OVERVIEW OF MUDRA

    3. HOW MUDRAS WORK

    4. HOW TO USE MUDRA

    5. HOW TO TEACH MUDRAS IN CLASS

    6. LESSON ONE: QUIZ

    7. LESSON SUMMARY

    1. LESSON OVERVIEW

    2. OVERVIEW OF SHIVA LINGA

    3. ACTIVITY: MUDRA PRACTICE AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #2

    4. LESSON TWO: QUIZ

    5. LESSON SUMMARY

    1. LESSON OVERVIEW

    2. ANJALI MUDRA

    3. MUDRA PRACTICE AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #3

    4. LESSON THREE: QUIZ

    5. LESSON SUMMARY

    1. LESSON OVERVIEW

    2. GYAN (JNANA) AND CHIN MUDRA

    3. MUDRA PRACTICE AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #4

    4. LESSON FOUR: QUIZ

    5. LESSON SUMMARY

    1. LESSON OVERVIEW

    2. DHYANA MUDRA

    3. MUDRA PRACTICE AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #5

    4. LESSON FIVE: QUIZ

    5. LESSON SUMMARY

About this course

  • $45.00
  • 42 lessons

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

  • Describe what a mudra is and identify its purpose.

  • Identify and effectively practice the following five mudras: shiva linga, anjali, jnana, dhyana, and kalesvara.

  • Effectively demonstrate and teach each mudra

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Student Reviews

5 star rating

Thorough intro to what mudra is and how to practice

Kelly Shima

I found this intro to be very clear, concise, and deepening for my mudra practice. It was easy to take notes, as each section was laid out in the same way. ...

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I found this intro to be very clear, concise, and deepening for my mudra practice. It was easy to take notes, as each section was laid out in the same way. I purchased this course to feel confident in my ability to teach mudra during my weekly vinyasa class. My own practice has included mudra for many years, and I am a fairly new teacher. I would absolutely take a deeper class on mudra from this site based on the intro class. It would be nice to be able to receive CE credits with YA for this particular class, but there must be a reason. Many thanks!

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5 star rating

Very informative class

Joan Turlington

Another class that I’m going to be referring back to until I really feel competent. But I love learning the meanings behind the mudras and knowing they’ve be...

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Another class that I’m going to be referring back to until I really feel competent. But I love learning the meanings behind the mudras and knowing they’ve been used for such a long time and by countless other people. Great class

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4 star rating

Introduction to Mudra

Anne Cadoret

Simple and effective. I like the break down of each module and putting it into practice

Simple and effective. I like the break down of each module and putting it into practice

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5 star rating

This is what distinguishes yoga as a practice

Abigail Watkins

Mudras bring a devotional quality and divine meaning to yoga practice. They are part of the subtle body work that distinguishes yoga from other physical act...

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Mudras bring a devotional quality and divine meaning to yoga practice. They are part of the subtle body work that distinguishes yoga from other physical activities, and remind us that the practice of yoga is about mind, body and spirit.

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Meet Your Instructor

E-RYT 500, M.Ed Fiji McAlpine

After a debilitating back injury at 21, Fiji discovered the transformative power of yoga. Not just a remedy for her physical pain, yoga became her lifeline out of anorexia, a struggle intensified by the societal pressures of California's culture.

In 2002, Fiji stumbled into teaching yoga when an instructor was a no-show. That "accident" ignited a passion for teaching and led to becoming the director of development at DoYogaWithMe, a platform with a noble cause: making yoga accessible to everyone. The platform boasts 1,000+ class videos, 300,000+ registered users, and has become a sanctuary for those recovering from eating disorders.

Fiji is also an international retreat leader and a certified Yoga Teacher Trainer, mentored by the indomitable Mary Prefontaine. For Fiji, yoga isn't just a physical practice—it's a "dress rehearsal for life." She's not just teaching yoga; she's teaching people how to be better versions of themselves.