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This course will focus on the strength of Vinyasa's diversity, but will provide dynamic knowledge of all types of Hatha yoga. Students will learn to teach and understand Power Yoga from its original Ashtanga Yoga lineage. Yin Yoga will encompass a thorough study of more than 50 Yin Yoga postures, based on extensive knowledge and understanding of the body and how it works.
With its foundation in Yoga Anatomy, this course will provide the necessary skills to teach and design a class, insight into injury prevention, and a thorough knowledge of asanas and their benefits. Students will have experienced and passionate guides helping them understand the tools needed to be an effective and knowledgeable yoga instructor. The primary objective of this yoga teacher training course is to provide an understanding of yoga and its related practices from basic to advanced level, in an easy and systematic way, including practice and theory.
This course is suitable for all dedicated yoga students and any aspiring yoga instructors.
Students interested must:
~ have a deep desire to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
~ have a minimum of 12 months of regular yoga practice
~ be free of major injuries going into the program
~ have a coachable attitude and follow the code of conduct for this program
~ be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required
~ be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the program
~ submit a 250-word essay describing your reasons for taking the training (email us, please)
~ read the required readings prior to the beginning of the course
* Light On Yoga - B. K. S. Iyengar
* The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Sri Swami Satchidananda
* The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga (Scientific Keys Vol. I) - Ray Long MD FRCSC
* How Yoga Works - Micheal Roach
* Gita Wisdom - Joshua Green
* The Yogis Roadmap - Bhavani Maki
Students who are interested should bear in mind that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding program. It will require strong commitment and personal sacrifice, as well as the support of the student's primary support network. We emphasis that this program may not be for everyone.
To grow our community of committed yoga practitioners, empowering those who demonstrate dedication to a personal practice by sharing the knowledge, skills and tools we have learned so they too can start teaching yoga. We intend to guide trainees towards a healthy self-confidence, while at the same time invoking in them a sense of humility and excitement, knowing that they are at the beginning of a wonderful journey.
'The Art of Teaching'
Learning to design and teach (within a Yin, Hatha, Flow, Advanced, Gentle, & Restorative class):
Elements of great teaching
Communication skills within the classroom
Classroom organization and set up
Creating a class plan
Developing your teaching style
Teaching a class within the principles of alignment
Principles of correct, logical and systematic sequencing
Learning the art of safe adjustments and modifications of postures/assisting students in class
Considerations when teaching prenatal or postnatal students
Physical Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology
Study the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and nervous system in the anatomy of yoga
Understand how bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments work in the asana practice
Benefits and contraindications of yoga
Philosophy & History
Basic philosophy, concepts and history of yoga
Traditional philosophies and viewpoints and how they can be integrated into a modern lifestyle
Pranayama & Meditation
Benefits of meditation and different meditation techniques
How to incorporate breathing into postures in class
How breath work assists the body
Lifestyle & Ethics
Attitude and presence of the teacher
Seat of a yoga teacher/teaching as service/why we teach
Ethical guidelines for yoga teacher
Theory of the three doshas & gunas
Panchakarma: Ayurvedic cleansing
Philosophy of Karma, Dharma and Moksha
E-RYT 500, YACEP, B.SC.
Utilizing his background in anatomy, Vincent provides a way for Yoga practitioners to attain a fact-based understanding of body alignment and structure. Through his many years of teaching and studying he brings a light but informative and comprehensive approach to his teacher training.
Dr. Suren Harit M.D. (Ayu)
Ph.D. In Applied Vedic/Yogic Science
Practicing and teaching Ayurveda for more than 25 years, giving guidance through Jyotish Vedic astrology and living in Sanatam Dharma, Dr. Harit has been serving humanity with an unconditionally loving heart.
Born in South Africa, raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Kevin Naidoo has completed over 1000 hours of formal training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Vinyasa Krama.
Critical Alignment Therapy Level 4 Certified
Scott uses his experience and sense of humor to bring play to every practice, inviting an atmosphere where students can explore and build.
E-RYT 200, RPYT, YACEP, Birth Doula, Reiki Master
Nina is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, Birth Doula, Certified Reiki Master, Self Regulation Therapist and mother of four. Nina began her teaching journey in 2012 and has since taught over 1000 hours throughout Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.