Āsana Course Planning: Theory and Practice 

with Amanda Green

Āsana Course Planning is full of practical and profound guidance for yoga students and teachers who want a deeper understanding of the practice of breath centered āsana and vinyasa-krama, or the step-by-step development of a course over time. Drawing from the teachings of Mr. TKV Desikachar and the Viniyoga tradition, we will learn how to sequence a yoga class for less injury, deepening attention, and energetic effect. We will learn how to determine an appropriate goal for a class, the necessary preparations and the coming back. The principles of course planning provides a framework for helping a student to develop over time, and to apply the tools of yoga āsana thoughfully and appropriately.

The process of learning the viniyoga of yoga āsana, intelligent steps with the consideration of the individual, gives us a window into a profound way of seeing the human system and the means to creating change that is progressive, meaningful and transformational.


Class meets for 15 Tuesday evenings: February 6th – May 22, 2018. (*no class March 13)

6:00-6:30 Community chanting class (optional and free!)

6:30-9:00 Class time

*expect 1-2 hours of homework each week


Class to be held at a private studio in SW Austin and online via zoom.

Studio located near the Hill Country Galleria. Address provided upon registration.

Recordings of each class are available to each participant during and for a limited time following the course

Our areas of study will inculde introductions to the following topics:

–       Context and meaning of important concepts and theory relating to yoga āsana

–       Principles of breath in āsana

–       Concept of breath and spine

–       Subtle Anatomy as it relates to āsana course design and technique

–       Classification of āsana (and how it can help you plan your course

–       Guidelines for drawing stick figures

–       Learn to determine strength and flexibility requirements for key postures

–       What is a reference posture?

–       Repetition vs. stay in āsana

–       How to modify or adapt a posture and still maintain the function of the pose

–       Theory of Inversions

–       Counter indications, test postures

–       Sūrya namaskara, sun salutation

–       How to plan a course over time

–       How to plan a course with more than one goal pose


At least one year of yoga practice. This can include group instruction or lessons with a private teacher.

*Recommended: personal mentorship with a qualified yoga instructor



Pay in Full

Payment Plan: $250 to register, $250 due 2/6/18 and balance due 4/3/18

Chanting lessons is a community class, no charge


Refund Policy: (please read carefully)

Withdraw from class on or before Jan 9th, 2018 and receive full refund (minus $25)

Withdraw from class between Jan 9th and Feb 5th, 2018 and receive refund minus deposit of $250

Once class begins (Feb 6th), no refunds offered, though you can transfer your registration to another participant.

If class is cancelled by Amanda, full refund provided.


Amanda Green is a Certified IAYT yoga therapist with over 5 years of individual yoga therapy teaching and 7 years of group class instruction.  Amanda is a graduate of YATNA Yoga Therapy training program and a long time private student of Chase Bossart. She has been deeply engaged in learning, practicing and teaching the principles of viniyoga as taught by Mr. Bossart and other exceptional teachers in the tradition of Mr. TKV Desikachar. She would like to give special thanks to Danielle Tarantola, who shared her expertise in Āsana course planning with Amanda in 2014.

*Upon completion of the course (with at least 30 class hours attended at time offered), students will receive a certificate of completion which can be used to certify up to 45 hours of CE credit with Yoga Alliance.


Ojai Women’s RETREAT

Nourishing the Feminine from Within:  Authentic Transformation

Yoga, Ayurveda and the Alexander Technique


August 29th to Sept. 3rd, 2018

Carol P. Prentice ~ Amanda Green

This 5-day retreat is specially designed to teach you the art of unlearning and letting go of old patterns that have long since lost their usefulness while also providing precious leisure time which allows these new skills and understandings to become more rooted in your daily life. We teach Yoga, Ayurveda and the Alexander Technique in a practical and thoughtful way so that when you return home you will have useful tools to keep this new, balanced relationship going—not only within yourself but with everyone around you.