A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a wonderful way to deepen your knowledge of the practice and really delve into the lifestyle ~ even if you have no desire to ever teach it yourself. Some of us feel the call to become formal teachers, but even if that isn't you, you can still reap all the benefits of this training and apply it to your own path.
Our next 200 Hour Teacher Training will run for one weekend per month starting in October 2018, allowing you to graduate in July 2019! Please see below for information on the curriculum, dates, and tuition fees.
The Curriculum, at a glance...
Introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga
Classical yoga and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The four paths of yoga: Raja, Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana
The Eight Limbs
Yamas and Niyamas and ethical precepts
Introduction to Western approach to anatomy and physiology
Introduction to Eastern approach to health and wellness
Chakras, Nadis and the subtle energy systems
A deep exploration of the teaching techniques of over 50 of the most practiced asanas (postures)
Introduction to the many styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Power, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga
Introduction to Sanskrit terms and pronunciation
Study of breathing techniques and application (Pranayama)
Meditation techniques and application
Guided exploration and practice of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and Mantra
The Importance of Personal Practice
Demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
Introduction to Hands-on Adjustments
Sequencing for a blissful Savasana
The use of props and modified versions of the poses
Class etiquette, standard of conduct, and ethics for yoga teachers
The Business of Teaching Yoga
Practice teaching asana, pranayama, and meditation as lead instructor, as well as practice assisting other instructors in a supporting role
And much, much more!
165 of the 200 Hours is in contact with the lead instructor or other staff, with the remaining hours completed as homework or other assignments. All contact hours will be completed at the Kala Yoga studio, unless otherwise specified ie: to attend a special workshop/event outside of the classroom.
No prior training is required to apply for our Yoga Teacher Training. A curiosity and a desire to learn supported by a regular practice is a great background to move forward with a formal training. All trainees will receive a certificate of completion upon satisfactory completion of the course.
In order to keep our training intimate and to give each student sufficient attention, our registration is limited to 10 people maximum.
Proposed Weekend Training Itinerary
This program takes place over 10 Months, meeting formally for training once per month. Some of the Practicum hours (practice teaching) may be completed outside of training times. Please see below for proposed dates and times:
Saturday 9am-1pm: Training Hours 1-2pm: Lunch Break 2-6pm: Training Hours
Sunday 9am-1pm: Training Hours 1-2pm: Lunch Break 2-6pm: Training Hours
October 13/14 November 3/4 December 8/9 January 12/13 February 2/3 March 2/3 April 6/7 May 4/5 June 1/2 June 29/30
*Schedule subject to change, this is to give you an idea of what you may expect.
We strive to make our offerings affordable and accessible to everyone, so we have three payment options to suit your needs:
Option 1: $2500 Paid in full before start date $500 non-refundable deposit at time of registration $2000 remainder plus taxes to be paid in full by October 28, 2017
Option 2: $2600 Paid in two installments $500 non-refundable deposit at time of registration $1050 plus taxes to be paid by course start date (October 28, 2017) $1050 remainder plus taxes to be paid by March 1, 2018
Option 3: $2800 Paid in monthly installments $500 non-refundable deposit at time of registration $230 installments plus taxes to be paid each month from October - July
*Prices are subject to applicable taxes *Fees may be paid via Credit Card, Interac, cheque, e-transfer, or cash. *Fees do not include the cost of reading materials (don't worry, they're not pricey!).
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us for more information! If you would like to register, please fill out the YTT Application Form. Namaste!