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Sequencing Postures

14th September 2019
at Trinity Methodist Hall

Sequencing Postures

Tutor: Marguerita Colley

Date: 14th September 2019

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Trinity Methodist Hall

Type of Event: IST Days

Places Available: 13

Aims of the Morning

1.What does the term ‘vinyasa krama’ mean?

2.The importance of sequencing postures/asana/movement in a special way.


1.Describe the term ‘vinyasa krama’ and ‘vinyasa flow’.

2.Link asana looking at safety and psycho-emotional care.

Aims of the Afternoon

1. What do the yoga philosophical texts say about the practice of asana

2.How to adapt practice principles when modifying to meet individual student needs


1. Name the yoga philosophical texts which relate to ‘hatha yoga’ principles & the forces of nature.

2.Plan a short vinyasa with modifications.

Teaching Material Used On The Day

• Flip-chart

• Handouts

• Yoga Books

• Blocks/blankets

Methods of presenting the subject

• Talk

• Discussion

• Buzz Group

• Demonstration

• Student practical activity

• Use of quotations from recognised yoga texts

About the Tutor

• DCT (2005) – tutoring third Diploma Course

• PYM (2003}

• BWY Diploma (2001) -

• RGN (Registered General Nurse) 1992 – speciality in anaesthetics & trauma

• Dance/Fitness Coach (1989) & choreography

• Practicing yoga since 1980....began teaching 1985!

Outline plan for the day

10.00 Welcome & Introduction – Sequencing Postures

10.05 Talk defining – vinyasa krama

10.30 Linking Postures to Flow


Psycho-emotional care

11.30 Led Practice

12.30 LUNCH

13.30 Philosophical texts, Sri T Krishnmacharya, The Practice of Asanas

14.00 Creating a sequence of Asanas using modifications

15.00 Quiz Questionnaire

15.30 Yoga Nidra

15.45 Open Forum & Questions



Other information

It would be useful to bring with you a copy of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. However, a handout will have the quotations on that I shall be referring to, if you do not have a copy.

This study day is to look at how we teach asana to our students and to question why should yoga practice follow a certain format? Many movements we make during daily living are an expression of our inner-selves! So, the way we move does reflect back on our ‘persona’ and this may have a positive or negative affect on an individual. Let’s explore it together and see!


Trinity Methodist Hall
Trinity Gardens


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