TEACHER TRAINING 200 HR INTENSIVE

NEXT INTENSIVE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2018
Immerse yourself in this month-long Yoga Alliance certified teacher training. We will take you on a personal journey that will transform your life! With a strong focus on finding your voice and practice teaching right from the very first day, you will leave feeling very confident and ready to teach yoga, and have a greater understanding of yourself and the philosophy behind this amazing practice. For more information about the Yoga Alliance standard, please visit yogaalliance.org.

TEACHER TRAINING GRADUATES WILL

- Deepen their practice and understanding of yoga.
- Know how to structure and create a cohesive, well-rounded class.
- Acquire an understanding of classical yoga philosophy,
spirituality, and anatomy.
- Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga.
- Will Receive a certification of completion, which they can use to register with Yoga
Alliance at the RYT-200 level and share with prospective employers.
- Make friendships with like-minded students.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Our registered yoga teacher training courses follow the Yoga Alliance’s requirements for a 200-hour program. Topics covered in the course give our students a comprehensive understanding of yoga education, including the five educational categories as defined by the Yoga Alliance.

We specialize in helping people find their authentic voice; we teach how to design creative individual sequences and we give our students the space to be their own style of teacher. Our trainings have a diverse group of lead teachers with a wealth of knowledge and a combined 50 years of teaching experience!

With an emphasis on practice teaching from the beginning, students can feel the growth each day, leading up to two practicums. We strongly believe that practice teaching and hearing their voices out loud is what helps our teachers become so comfortable.

We offer continuous support to our trainees, and it is still offered long after the training ends. We have a weekly karma class where they are invited to teach at Santosha.

1. TECHNIQUES, TRAINING AND PRACTICE: 100 HOURS

Topics in this category could include asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

2. TEACHING METHODOLOGY: 25 HOURS

Topics in this category include:

  • Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries
  • How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
  • Teaching styles
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • The student learning process
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal)
3. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: 20 HOURS

Topics in this category include:

  • Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.)
  • Energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)
  • The study of anatomy and physiology, along with their applications to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.)
4. YOGA PHILOSOPHY,LIFESTYLE AND ETHICS FOR TEACHERS: 30 HOURS

Topics in this category include:

  • The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita)
  • Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma
  • Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher–student relationships and community
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva)
5. PRACTICUM: 10 HOURS

Topics in this category include:

  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback)
  • Receiving and giving feedback
  • Observing others teaching
  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching
6. REMAINING CONTACT HOURS AND ELECTIVE HOURS

The standards detailed above ensure that all trainees of an RYS 200 receive training and instruction in five educational categories for at least 185 contact hours. The remaining required curriculum contact and non-contact Hours (totalling 200 hours in all) are distributed among the five educational categories, with a strong focus on helping trainees find their authentic teaching voices.

COURSE TEACHERS

All of our teachers are committed to creating a sacred safe space where the philosophy and practice can be both felt and learned. Each teacher brings their own strengths and expertise to the training experience, creating a rich and diverse learning environment for our students.


LEAD TEACHER

CANDACE COOKE


LEAD TEACHER

LISA TIERNEY


ANATOMY & ALIGNMENT

CURRAN WATTS


LEAD TEACHER

LISA WHITFORD

HOW REGISTRATION WORKS

1. APPLY ONLINE

Simply fill out the online application and send over to us. It is recommended to apply early as spaces will be allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

2. GET ACCEPTED

After you have completed the online application, we will contact you to confirm or deny your acceptance into the program.

3. PAY DEPOSIT

Once you receive the Acceptance email, you must confirm your spot by paying the $500 non-refundable deposit within 10 days.

4. BEGIN CLASSES

The balance of your registration fees can be paid up until the first day of class, or through a monthly payment plan.

TEACHER TRAINING – THE DETAILS

COURSE SCHEDULE

Daily sessions are from 8 am – 5 pm, and include detailed instruction and practice in various styles of yoga with some of your favourite teachers.

Module 1: September 10th – 15th (Mon-Sat)
Module 2: September 17th – 22nd (Mon-Sat)
Module 3: September 24th – 29th (Mon-Sat)
Module 4: October 1st – 6th (Mon-Sun)

INVESTMENT

Price: $3299
Early Bird: $2999 before August 1st, 2018

REQUIRED READING

Please note that a complete list with up-to-date information of all books will be sent to accepted applicants before the start of the teacher training. The required reading lists below may change without notice. All accepted applicants will be made aware of any changes as they occur.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda   /   ISBN-10: 1938477073

How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach   /   ISBN-10: 0976546906

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself  by Michael Singer   /   ISBN-10: 1572245379

The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I  by Ray Long   /   ISBN-10: 1607432382

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes  by Mark Stephens   /   ISBN-10: 1583944974

RECOMMENDED READING

Light on Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing by B.K.S. Iyengar   /   ISBN-10: 0824506863

Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell   /   ISBN-10: 0609810340

Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self by Anodea Judith   /   ISBN-10: 1587612259

TEACHER TRAINING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: DO I NEED TO PURCHASE THE RECOMMENDED BOOKS?

A: No. We understand you may be on a budget, so while we do recommend reading them if you can, only the required readings would need to be purchased.

Q: HOW DOES THE PAYMENT PLAN WORK?

A: After you have made your $500 non-refundable deposit, the remaining balance is split up into however many months are left before the last week of the training starts.
In order to be eligible for the payment plan, you must have either a Visa or MasterCard, which we automatically issue payments from.

Q: CAN I WITHDRAW MY APPLICATION AFTER CONFIRMING ATTENDANCE AND DEPOSIT?

A: Yes. If you withdraw your application after confirming your attendance, the $500 deposit cannot be refunded; however, it can be used towards a future training. Please be confident of your application and ability to attend the training before confirming your attendance and making your deposit, as there will be no exceptions concerning the refund of your deposit.

Q: IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE UP A SESSION IF I CANNOT ATTEND ONE OF THE WEEKENDS?

A: Yes. We arrange to have private classes with whoever your instructor would have been for the weekend that you miss. This is at the cost of $150 per day missed. Alternatively, you can choose to wait until the next training session and drop into the module that you missed, but you won’t receive your certificate until you have completed it.

LOCATION

Yoga Santosha
320, 1800 4 St. SW Calgary, AB T2S 2S5
Phone: 403-244-9642

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