200hr YOGA teacher training
Tofino // February 14 - March 2, 2020
YOGA teacher trainings.
This Yoga teacher training prepares you to step in front of a room of people and share your practice creatively and intelligently, yes - but there's so much more you will encounter . Yoga teacher training is an excavation of self. it involves a digging in an churning over of the soil of your soul. through this training you will harness the tools of the practice -- Asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy -- better enabling you to work through the layers of the ego and illusion. you will return to the archives of your self, to the part of you who knows your life's path and purpose. Your time is now.
You will study asana, vinyasa sequencing, teaching methodology, meditation, philosophy, history, eastern + western anatomy and the business of yoga.
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AS A YOGA ALLIANCE (YA) CERTIFIED PROGAM, THE 200hr TRAINING IS BASED ON THE YA CURRICULUM AND TAILORED WITH MY OWN EXPERIENCES AS A TEACHER AND AS A STUDENT...
Sequencing - understanding and delivery of basic sun salutations A & B, with intricate study of Sun Salutation C (influenced by Shiva Rea's Pranic Flow). Students will study transitions, counterposing, anatomical and peak theming, alignment and creativity necessary to write and deliver intelligent, process oriented vinyasa classes.
Asana – examination of technique and alignment, variations and modifications, assisting and enhancements
Pranayama – technique and practice of various breathing methods.
Meditation – daily meditation practice, techniques and discussion.
Eastern Anatomy – chakras, doshas/ayruveda, nadis, bhandas
Western Anatomy – systems of the body, identification of key muscles and bones, functional anatomy, understanding of common injury
Philosophy – history of yoga, eight limbs of yoga, koshas
Teaching Methodology – languaging, theming, delivery, authenticity, bhav
Manifesting and Goal Setting
Sanskrit – pose names and philosophy terminology
Mantra + Chanting
Ethics and Lifestyle
In addition to classroom hours, students will receive homework and reading assignments throughout the program. Unless in an intensive/semi-intensive program, all students will be required to participate in a minimum of 2 yoga classes per week throughout the duration of the program.
Students will be tested throughout the program. A final exam will be administered and completed prior to receiving certification.
Developing as a yoga teacher is a life long engagement, the 200hr Yoga Alliance registered program is designed to lay the groundwork. Giving you the fundamentals for teaching with study in the areas of asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and anatomy. As a vinysasa specified training, the intention is not only to provide the basic tools of sharing yoga, but to also aid in your ability to apply them to a class setting, safely and intelligently.
Mentorship relationships are taylor made to meet your needs. Ideal for teachers looking to develop and refine their craft, as well as students looking to deepen their practice on and off the mat.
TEACHERS + PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS:
So you've competed your YTT certification, now what? I'm noticing a trend with new teachers - they aren't teaching. Despite the loads of theory they have soaked up in their YTT program, they are petrified and unsure how to apply what they've learned. I can't blame them, it's scary as hell to stand in front of a room full of people, let alone attempt to tell them what to do. When I started teaching I took it upon myself to hone in on my skills, I wrote class plans and dedicated hours and hours to my mat. That worked for a while but when I found my mentor, my teaching went to the next level.
Not teaching yet? No problem. It can be tough getting a consistent teaching gig out of your YTT. Mentorships can be adjusted to your needs. Rather than me attending classes, we can collaborate to work on class writing, sequencing and practice application so you're ready when the call comes to step in front of a student body.
NOT A TEAHCER, NO PROBLEM:
Sometimes we just need a little outside help to gain clarity, tune into vision, access potential and come alive in life. Together we can work to gain you insight as to where you want to be going, and how to get going there. Visualization, meditation, conversation, manifestation, action and accountability. Talk to me, tell me what you need help with.
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