DDP Yoga Teaching Plan

In order to meet the requirements for certification in DDP Yoga, I have to log 20 hours of teaching. When I made the announcement that I was doing this on social media, a number of people expressed interest in trying some workouts with me to help me reach my teaching requirement.

derryX DDP Yoga June 2014

Here’s an outline of how it will work.

For each student, I’ll have three sessions.

Session 1: Introduction to DDP Yoga
We’ll go through the basics: muscle engagement, dynamic resistance, The Diamond Dozen (the 13 moves and poses that make up the DDP Yoga workouts), and modifications.

Session 2: DDP Yoga Level 1
A 60 minute workout that flows from movement to movement. You’ll hit every major muscle group!

Session 3: The 3D! (derryX’s DDPYoga Drill)
I assembled this 30 minute full body workout to utilize the entire Diamond Dozen in a succinct, effective workout that can easily fit into your day.

Road Warrior 2

Each person must come with a yoga mat. They range in quality and price, so based on your level of interest, here are a few suggestions: GOOD, BETTER, BEST.

Each person should come with a bottle of water and a small towel. It’s really important to stay hydrated throughout the workouts, and, if you’re doing it right, you’ll definitely sweat. That’s not a bad thing; that’s a good thing.

A nice to have item that will help you tailor the workouts is a digital heart rate monitor. These also range in quality and price, and you really get what you pay for. Here are some suggestions: ALRIGHT, GREAT. The reason this is important is that once you’re in your fat burning zone, in order to get the most out of a workout, you should stay there. By monitoring your heart rate, you can visualize where you are, and you can back off if you’re working too hard.

The only other thing you need is a can-do attitude. If you’ve never even heard of yoga, you can do this! If you’re a yoga veteran, be prepared for a new spin!

I’m thinking of having these sessions early on a weekend morning outdoors at The Crossings in Colonie. It’s a pretty decent central location, and I found a spot I like there, too. I’m open to other suggestions.

If you’re interested, please complete the contact form with a valid email address that you check to help me organize this effort. This way, it’ll help me keep everything in one place instead of having to piece it together between social media platforms. It’ll also help me get in touch to go through formalities before we meet up for a workout.

One more thing.

Blue NENY logo

Part of what I’d like to do along with my certification is raise money for Make-A-Wish to help make a difference in the lives of people who could really use some help. I said the classes that I’ll be teaching leading up to my certification will be free. They are; I’m not asking for any money. I will, however, encourage everyone to donate something to Make-A-Wish. Of course, even if you don’t care about DDP Yoga, me, or working out, you can contribute, too.


Diamond Cutter in front of an ocean


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