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INTRODUCTION

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.

 

REQUIREMENTS

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.

OUR MISSION

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.

SYLLABUS

'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

   Injury prevention

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

   Yoga lifestyle

   Attitude and presence of the teacher

   Seat of a yoga teacher/teaching as service/why we teach

   Ethical guidelines for yoga teacher

Ayurveda

   Theory of the three doshas & gunas

   Panchakarma: Ayurvedic cleansing

   Philosophy of Karma, Dharma and Moksha

   Yogic diet

FACULTY

Vincent Lu

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.

Kevin Naidoo

E-RYT 200

Born in South Africa, raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Kevin Naidoo has completed over 1000 hours of formal training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Vinyasa Krama.

Scott O'Byrne

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.

Nina Zettl  

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.

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