Exploring the Five Sheaths in Creative Ways to Develop Lesson Plans

CPD Day for Yoga Teachers

Exploring the Pancha Kosha

The Five Sheaths of Human Existence are a Yogic Paradigm that attempts to identify the various layers, and levels of our being. Moving through ever more subtle realms, each kosha gives us a framework to understand how, and who, we ultimately are. This simple concept is often taught to Yoga Teachers during initial training and also offers a good theme for teaching Yoga Classes.

In this CPD Day, we will explore the Pancha Kosha in more detail, looking at the ancient texts that brought them to life, and also finding unique and creative ways of developing lesson plans around the theme of the Five Sheaths. This is a very interactive day with lots of opportunity to share ideas and brainstorm.

Creative Lesson Planning

At first glance, you may be tempted to go down the obvious pathwhen integrating the Koshas into your classes: Asana for the Annamaya Kosha, Pranayama for the Pranamaya Kosha, Meditation for the Manomaya Kosha, etc. But there is a more creative way that we can bring each element into each kosha. That is what we will be exploring on this CPD Day.

What you will Learn

  • In-depth understanding of the Pancha Kosha
  • How each sheath expresses itself
  • How to build a term’s worth of lesson plans around this theme
  • Creative ways of working with asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra
  • New and interesting techniques to add to your skillset

This day is open to Yoga Teachers, Student Teachers and Yoga Students with over 5 years of experience. The day includes a  PDF handout of all the theory and techniques. A Certificate of Attendance will be given at the end of the session. 

“The limiting concept of man as Eka Kosha (one body) has lead to all of the limitations of Western science, whether that science be medical or philosophical.”

Swami Gitananda


Date:   Saturday 30th July, 2022

Time:   10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue:  Online

Cost:   £65 Includes PDF handout

Tutor:  Julie Hemmings



Date:   Saturday 23rd September, 2022

Time:   10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue:  Sage Yoga Studio, Derwentside Shopping Mill, Derwent Street, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1WN

Cost:   £75 Includes PDF handout

Tutor:  Julie Hemmings




The Pancha Koshas – Overview

Annamaya Kosha in Detail

Integrating Annamaya Kosha into Lesson Plans

Pranamaya Kosha in Detail

Integrating Pranamaya Kosha into Lesson Plans

Manomaya Kosha in Detail


Integrating Manomaya Kosha in Lesson Plans

Vigyanamaya Kosha in Detail

Integrating Vigyanamaya Kosha in Lesson Plans

Anandamaya Kosha in Detail

Integrating Anandamaya Kosha in Lesson Plans

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