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Vulcan Yoga Teacher Training

Jan 2021 - August 2021

(Or privately scheduled)


Instructor Information

Instructor: Natalie Peach and Shannon Hancock

Location: Mobile Yoga Center and via Zoom!

Hours: January 15th-August 1st

(every other weekend)

Friday 5:30 pm - 8 pm

Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

Sunday 11 am - 4 pm

Coursework Submission:

Vulcan Yoga Homework and questions email: and

Please copy both teachers as they are equally available

to respond to questions, concerns and scheduling





Information on Teachers:

Shannon Hancock telephone and e-mail:


Shannon is E-RYT 200 hour certified, owner of Mobile Yoga Center, a former key member on the board of Sweet Om Alabama, a current and full-time yoga teacher at various location in and around Mobile, Alabama including MYC. Shannon is a Reiki practitioner, Certified Tarot Card Reader, reads Natal Charts and instructs yoga in the disciplines of Ashtanga, Kundalini and Restorative Yoga. For more information please visit


Natalie Peach telephone and email:


Natalie is a E-RYT 200 and RYT 500 hour yoga teacher from California and currently teaching in Birmingham Alabama. She is a musician, Reiki certified, and Personal Training certified. Natalie teaches geriatric and hospice yoga private sessions and group classes and at Danberry, as well as teaching Meditation, Yin, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga at The Yoga Circle and other locations in Birmingham.  

Vulcan Yoga Course Description

Vulcan Yoga is designed to free your fire through the practice of hatha yoga and philosophy. VYTT is a comprehensive school with various studies of lineage in Kundalini, Ashtanga, Yin, and Vinyasa.

Kundalini: Emphasis on how to build your own practice, history, how to select kriyas/read manuals and resources.

Ashtanga: The 8 limbs as a foundation of yoga philosophy, building a strong practice and memorizing the primary sequence including the names of the postures. How to lead someone through a beginners level primary class, adjustments, proper modifications and application of the anatomy. Development into intermediate Ashtanga including ethics, mythology, asana, and pranayama.

Yin: Postures, meditation, breathe-work, deep facial tissue stretch and release.

Vinyasa: Sequencing, building a themed class- lineage, history, types of vinyasa. How to define and recognize different styles of yoga practices.

These 4 disciplines will give you a well rounded and enriched scope of both an authentic and evolving yoga practice and life. VYTT is a powerful, athletic, sensational, and psychological experience that is designed to promote strength, flexibility, with a true understanding of the mind, body, and spirit.



Textbook & Course Materials

Iyengar, B.K.S.: Light on Yoga

Swenson, David: The Ashtanga Manual

Enlightened Bodies: Japa Kaur Khalsa, Lumpkin Khalsa, and Nirmal Lumpkin

Kundalini Yoga Sadhana Guidelines: Create Your Daily Spiritual Practice

V. Lad: Introduction to Ayurveda

Clark, Bernie: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga


Recommended Texts and Readings

Maehle, Gregor: Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy

Chodron,  Pema: When Things Fall Apart

Tolle, Eckhart A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Frankl, Viktor E.: Man’s Search for Meaning

Hesse, Hermann: Siddhartha


Other readings will be made available in the course

Various Ted Talks and speakers may be featured including, but not limited to:

Jill Bolte

Evelyn Glennie

Dan Gilbert

Dan Pink

Amy Cuddy

Simon Sinek

Brené Brown

Allen Watts

Tim Ferris

The Daily Miracle Show


First week or Two:

First we will focus on how to build your own practice of Kundalini and Ashtanga, introducing Sadhana and Mysore styles followed by led classes in Ashtanga,Vinyasa, Kundalini and Yin classes. Discussion on the basic foundation of why we do yoga, why we teach, and why we are here.


Weekly Classes

Fridays: 5:00 am - 2:00 pm: Instructed by Natalie Peach.  

Students will be expected to be prepared to start with a group class practice (Ashtanga, Vinyasa or Yin) and ending with discussion on teaching methods, history, philosophy, book discussions, etc.

Saturdays: 9:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Instructed by Shannon Hancock, Natalie Peach Wolf, or Guest Teacher TBA. 3.5 hours of anatomy/alignment and posture clinics and then another group class practice (yin or kundalini).

Sundays: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm: Instructed by Shannon Hancock and/or Natalie Peach and will include Kundalini and Ashtanga or Vinyasa and Yin practice as well as practice teaching. Training will include but not be limited to teaching ashtanga to one another, breaking down postures, going over alignment, adjustments, and discussing the philosophy of yoga, history, mythology, 8 branches, and ethics.  Every other Sunday a month will be instructed by possible “Guest Teacher” or lead instructor and will include teaching things such as Children’s and Prenatal Yoga, yoga for Trauma and Special Populations, Ayurveda and other special topics.


Jan 15-17: History. Practicum. Self.

Introductions, Looking inward at why we are on this journey, Introduction to Pranayama, Introduction to Ashtanga and Kundalini Yoga

Book Assignment: Light on Yoga and Kundalini Sadhana Guidelines

Jan 29-31: Forms of yoga.

Yoga disciplines defined and categorized, Importance and functions of each style, Brief History of Yoga, Introduction to Yoga Philosophy and important texts such as Yoga Sutras. Intro to 8 Limbs! (more on this later)


Feb 12-14: Deep Dive Into Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga

Posture Clinic Days on Saturday and Sunday!

Book Assignment: Swenson, David: The Ashtanga Manual

Feb 26-28: Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Cont.

Posture Clinic Days on Saturday and Sunday!

March 12-14: Ashtanga Yoga Mimi Practicums

Ashtanga written quiz, including philosophy, B.K.S Iyengar, the categories of asana, eight limbs, maps of alignment, beginning practice teaching on Sunday!

March 26-28: Philosophy, Ashtanga Cont., Kundalini

Hatha philosophy continued, Yamas, sequence of primary Ashtanga series, principles of demonstrating asanas, further practice and teaching in Kundalini Yoga

Book Assignment: Enlightened Bodies: Japa Kaur Khalsa, Lumpkin Khalsa, and Nirmal Lumpkin

April 9-11: Philosophy, Ashtanga Cont., Kundalini Teaching

Ashtanga and Hatha philosophy, Niyamas, eight limbs cont’d, sanskrit exercise! Practice Teach Kundalini Yoga

April 23-25: Ashtanga philosophy, Introduction to Ayurveda, Astrology, Archetypes

Yamas and Niyamas Reviewed, eight limbs cont’d, sanskrit exercise continued, Blindfold exercise (?)

Book Assignment: V. Lad: Introduction to Ayurveda

May 7-9: Sun A, Sun B Breakdown, Ashtanga practice teaching! Introduction to Yin Yoga

learning modalities, use of language and voice, review of sequence and sanskrit

Book Assignment: Clark, Bernie: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga

May 21-23: Creativity project/ Karma community project

Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of nonviolence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma, How to live your practice off your mat.

June 4-6: Yoga Structure, importance of balance in sequencing, Vinyasa Yoga Concepts

Lead by Natalie and/or Shannon

June 18-20: Ethics of yoga teachers, relationship to students and community

Lead by Shannon

July 2-4 and July 16-18: Practice as a lead instructor, receiving and giving feedback

and Review for Final Written Practicum, Homework Due! Observing other teachers

July 30-Aug 1: Practicum and Graduation Weekend!

Practicum on the weekend of the 19th and 20th with graduation on Sunday. Written and practical portion of the exam on Saturday, July 30th and Graduation on Sunday, August 1st!

Must lead a yoga class of minimum 75 minutes between the dates of June 7th and July 20th.


Please Note:

Yoga teachers will give and receive feedback and critique weekly.  Each student will learn to develop their skills, talents, and place in the yoga community.  Each student will learn to be knowledgeable, confident, and decisive about their form of practice and teaching method.  Each student will graduate only after leading a class where Shannon and Natalie are present. Each student will graduate only after receiving a private oral exam presented by either Shannon or Natalie along with completing their written and practical portion of exam. This syllabus is merely an outline and subject to changes.


$3,000 standard upfront due the first day of training

OR $3,500 month to month in $500 monthly installments

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