HoopYogini™ Welcome, Required Reading List & Resources

HoopYogini, WELCOME!

Congratulations, you are on your way to becoming a rooted, inspired and inspiring HoopYogini™ Certified Instructor! It is a pleasure and honor to share this curriculum with you. We are going to have a bountiful and beautiful time learning with each other.

Please feel free to contact me directly with your questions regarding the training experience – hoopyogini@jocelyngordon.com. I look forward to getting to know you and supporting your instructional excellence.

Travel Information and an Accommodation List are available via the event page for your training.

The following Required Reading books are resources to prepare you for the in-person HoopYogini™ Teacher Training experience and to support you in integrating hoop instruction with knowledge of the following components:

  1. Breath & Body
  2. Spine & Movement
  3. Energy & Intention
  4. Meditation & Integration
  5. Language & Leadership
  6. Sets & Sequences: Vinyasas
  7. Alchemy & Flow

Your exploration of these components will be subtly and directly communicated in your classes and will provide a wealth of context to enrich your instruction, efficacy, potency and personal practice.

In addition, your HoopYogini™ facilitation will stand out as a holistic fitness practice that provides a dynamic and effective workout benefiting all levels of being – physical, emotional, mental, energetic and spiritual.

Required Reading

The Hoop & The Tree and Yoga: Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali are to be read in their entirety prior to your in-person teacher training experience.

Regarding the anatomy books, a list of pages/topics/systems to be read and / or completed are below. They are to be read and / or completed prior to your in-person teacher training experience.

A great read!

There are four sections of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. For each section, identify three sutras that speak to you (you will have 12 total). For each sutra, write how this sutra is relevant in your day to day life (to include how its message is either absent or present in your life) AND how this sutra is relevant to your HoopYogini instruction (to include how you will embody or relate the sutra in your energy and language). Create a typed page for each section as follows. Print each page and bring them to the training.
English Translation:
Relevance in your life:
Relevance to your HoopYogini instruction:

Sections to read & color:
Orientation of the Body:
Systems of the Body (1 & 2); Cells and Tissues: Integration of Tissues
Skeletal and Articular Systems:
Axial/Appendicular Skeleton; Classification of Joints; Terms of Movements; Vertebral Column (to include: Cervical & Thoracic Vertebrae; Lumbar, Sacral & Coccygeal Vertebrae); Bony Thorax; Hip Bones, Pelvic Girdle & Pelvis; Sacroiliac & Hip Joints; Knee Joint
Skeletal Muscular System:
Integration of Muscle Action; Actors in Elbow Flexion; Deep Muscles of Back & Posterior Neck; Muscles of Thoracic and Posterior Abdominal Wall; Muscles of Anterior Abdominal Wall & Inguinal Region; Muscles of the Perineum; Muscles of Scapular Stabilization
Nervous System: Organization; Synapsis & Neurotransmitters
Cardiovascular System: Scheme of Blood Circulation
Immune (Lymphoid System): Introduction
Respiratory System: Overview of the System; Mechanism of Respiration;
Digestive System: Overview
Urinary System: Urinary Tract
Endocrine System: Introduction
Reproductive System: Female Reproductive System

Sections to read:
Dynamics of Breathing
Yoga & The Spine
(special emphasis on Types of Spinal Movement p33-44)
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Standing Poses:

Tadasana, Samasthiti, Utkasana, Uttanasana, Vrksasana, Garudasana (focus on the arms), Natarajasana, Virabhadrasana I, Virabhadrasana II, Virabhadrasana III, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Parsvottanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana,

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