300 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING
Yoga Therapeutics: Living Your Guidance 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
LED BY Cynthia Funk, Shehla Khan, Karen Cove, Rachel Gorman and Guest Faculty Brenda McMorrow, Angela Jervis-Read and Jefferson Guzman In this 300hr course you will expand upon the foundation of your yoga training, gaining valuable information for your advancement. Discover many new and key elements to the yoga puzzle to deepen your understanding of how to use yoga as a healing modality. The teachings offered by our esteemed faculty, will be based on a sound scientific and therapeutic rationale, optimized by thoughtful class structuring. This Yoga Therapeutics 300hr Yoga Teacher Training, will teach you how to offer fluid, integrated classes of postures, pranayama, and relaxation to enhance meditation and your students well-being. Our goal is that you will come to understand how to utilize powerful tools for personal transformation, to influence the healing of the body and mind. Move from knowing about yoga asana to knowing and embodying yoga.
300 Hour Yoga Teach Training
Expand on what and how you teach~ The course will incorporate the therapeutic applications of various aspects of yoga to serve a more diverse array of students with the following: • Restorative Yoga • Yin Yoga • Yoga Nidra • Pranayama techniques • Ayurveda foundations • Layering Mudras into class sequencing • Facilitating Pawanmuktanasan Joint Freeing sequences • Understand the role of Chanting as a healing modality • Anatomy and Bio-Mechanics • Understanding the Chakra system • Learn various Meditation techniques Hatha, Restorative, Yin and Yoga Nidra • Learn the foundational restorative yoga poses including supine postures, twists, and inversions, backbends and forward folds • How to skillfully use props including blankets, zafus, bolsters, eye pillows, sand bags and chairs to support deep rest • Deepen your understanding of pranayama techniques and learn what to include and exclude during restorative classes • Thoughtful assisting throughout a restorative class • Become aware of the best use of language for restorative yoga and learn how to make use of it to deepen the restorative experience • Develop specific observation skills to discern and assist misalignments that may inhibit deep relaxation • Restorative poses to support women during all stages of pregnancy • Sequencing restorative yoga classes depending on time of day and season • Discussions about working one-on-one with clients, small groups and public classes • Fundamentals of Yin and Yang theory • Yin Yoga philosophy and history • Yin Yoga postures • Myofascial release and acupressure therapy using therapy balls and rollers • Meridian theory – how we can enhance our organ system and overall well being • Element theory • Yin Yoga and Chakras • Sequencing Yin classes • Learn Yoga Nidra for complete relaxation of the physical, mental and emotional layers of oneself • Understanding the profound effects of Yoga Nidra on body/mind and deeper faculties, by training the mind to remain calm, quiet and by rooting out repressed thoughts and desires • Regular practice of Yoga Nidra also fosters creativity, promotes learning and improves memory • Hatha sequences designed with their therapeutic benefits in mind. • Learn advanced hands on assists. • Utilize chairs and the wall as props to enhance your students practice. Yoga Philosophy, Ayurveda and Chakra System • Continue your study of yoga’s foundational philosophical texts, with a focus on bringing ancient wisdom into your modern lifestyle • Deepen your understanding of the koshas: according to the yoga tradition, every one of us has five bodies, each made of increasingly finer grades of energy, learn to weave this aspect of philosophy into class settings • Dive into yoga philosophy and find your own voice to weave philosophical concepts throughout public classes • In depth look at the profound and timeless wisdom of yoga sutra(s) and Upanishads and find your own voice to weave philosophical concepts throughout public classes • Learning to incorporate the yoga philosophy tools in a therapeutic model • Receive in-depth guidance in the expansion of your knowledge of how and when to use Pranayama techniques, the practice of breathwork as it is a powerful discipline to enhance classes and aid in meditation and to prepare oneself for movement • Develop valuable skills for working one-on-one with private clients and for meeting individual students’ needs within a group setting • This course deepens your knowledge of the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda, with classes focused on cultivating prana (life force), agni (inner fire), and ojas (vigor) • Understand and integrate Ayurvedic tools to balance the doshas in your own life so that you can live it before offering it to others • Learn key postures, breathing practices, mudras and meditation techniques for balancing psychophysical constitutions (doshas) to revitalize your physical and energetic bodies. Personalize private sessions that are based on time of day, season, segment of life, and basic doshic awareness • Compare Ayurvedic, yogic, and contemporary perspectives on prana and the physiology of subtle body • This course deepens your knowledge of the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda, with classes focused on cultivating prana (life force), agni (inner fire), and ojas (vigor) • Understand the difference between Prakriti and Vrakriti Anatomy, Physiology and Bio-Mechanics • Learn about the dance between the autonomic nervous system; sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system • Delve into the physical, neurological, psychological and energetic effects of restorative and yin yoga • Anatomy of the circulatory and lymphatic systems • Experience the different movements of prana, including prana, udana, samana, apana, and vyana • Deepen your understanding of the koshas and integrate them into class settings • Dive into practical anatomy and find your own voice to weave anatomical concepts throughout public classes • Explore spinal mechanics for a wider and applicable understanding of safe and effective body movement which will support all styles of yoga • Injury assessment and management • Biomechanics for Restorative Yoga • Receive basic anatomical information on cautions and contraindications of various poses • Anatomy and Physiology of body tissues for Yin Yoga • Biomechanics for Yin Yoga • Discuss how trauma manifests physically in the body • Examine the anatomy and physiology of different body types • Fluid dynamics in the body (re: arthritis, inflammation, boggyness, circulation) • Visceral health (ie: pelvic organs, abdominal organs, cardiovascular) Breath, Meditation, Visualization and Chanting • Experience the different of Vayus , including prana, udana, samana, apana, and vyana • Receive guidance to expand of your knowledge of how and when to use breathing techniques, the practice of breathwork as it is a powerful discipline to enhance therapeutic classes and aid in meditation and to prepare oneself for movement • In depth look at classical pranayamas and preparatory breathing techniques • Learn how to layer guided meditation with clear focus and visualization techniques. • Exploring seated meditation of 3, 5 and 15 minutes • Understanding the effects of chanting as a healing tool to mobilize energy in the gross and subtle body • Finding your voice for guided relaxation, body scans and the use of appropriate imagery • Understand and enjoy the power mantra. Mantra, the sanskrit word, man, meaning mind, and, tra, meaning deliverance, or, projection. Chanting the sacred sound of the mantra delivers us from our sense dependency • Chanting/use of sound, soothes us on a cellular level • Enjoy and understand the benefits of extended silence in an in-class setting Mudras and Joint Freeing • Expand your knowledge of the use of hand and body mudras and how to utilize them in a therapeutic manner • Integrate mudras into classes with an understanding of sequencing, timing, and themes for individual Therapeutic Yoga classes, different months and seasons • Overall joint health and mobility using Ayurveda and yoga to facilitate natural healing • Understanding various ailments of joints using yoga as a lens • Learn various sequences of joint freeing and understand their positive effects on the body • Begin to understand the shifts toward floating the joints, understanding movements to support resilience, primal movement and maintenance of the body. Homework and Integrated Yoga Practice • Public yoga classes, any offered on our schedules at any of our locations • Observation classes for any classes offered on the schedule (exemptions include Karma and New Grad classes, pre-registered courses, workshops and open practice classes) • Supervised practice teaching sessions with constructive feedback • Self Study/Homework includes reading texts, written assignments and oral presentations • Open Practice/Mysore classes • Individual and group projects In order to meet course requirements students are required to attend: Faculty Led Weekends 220 Hours 33 Open Practice 50 Hours 7 Yin Classes 10 Hours Homework/Assignments 20 Hours This course includes One Year of Unlimited Yoga!
- Participate in all Faculty Led Weekends, ranging from 10-16hrs each weekend
- Complete 33 Open Practice/Mysore classes
- Participate in 7 Public Yin Classes led by Sue Ravazzolo
- Submit all assignments in a timely manner for review by The Yoga Sanctuary Faculty
- Be at least 18 years of age
Class size is limited. Please register early to secure your spot!
This course includes One Year of Unlimited Yoga!
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dates and Schedule
Yoga Therapeutics: Living Your Guidance 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Teaching Schedule – 2018/2019
Sept 15 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Sept 16 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs Sept 29 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Sept 30 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs Oct 13 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm Oct 14 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm 10hrs Oct 20 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Oct 21 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs Nov 3 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm Nov 4 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm 10hrs Nov 11 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Nov 12 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs Nov 17 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm Nov 18 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm 10hrs Dec 1 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm Dec 2 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm 10hrs Dec 15 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Dec 16 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs Jan 12 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Jan 13 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs Jan 26 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Jan 27 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs Feb 9 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Feb 10 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs Feb 23 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Feb 24 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs March 9 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm March 10 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm 10hrs March 23 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm March 24 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs In addition to the weekend hours listed above, 33 Faculty led Open Practice classes are also required. Open Practice classes are at various times on the schedule.
Yoga Therapeutics Fees and Payment Plans
$5,100 (not subject to HST)
Early Bird Discount #1 – Enroll by August 16 – save $250
Early Bird Discount #2 – Enroll between August 17 – September 2 – save $125
Graduates of The Yoga Sanctuary 250hr Yoga Teacher Training receive a 15% discount – $4335.00 (excludes Early Bird discount) A non-refundable $500 deposit is due upon acceptance to the program. All payments may be made by credit card, debit, bank draft, money order, certified cheque or cash. There will be a $25 administration fee on each payment in our various payment plans. Payment plans are available Contact our Education Program Advisor at our Wood Studio at 416-928-3236 to discuss the training and payment options.
300 Hour Required: The Path of Yoga: An Essential Guide to Its Principles and Practices by Georg Feuerstein Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness by A.G. Mohan Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing: A Practical Guide by Vasant Lad The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali with commentary by Chip Hartranft PDF online (free!) Highly Recommended: The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T. K. V. Desikachar Prana And Pranayama by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self by Anodea Judith Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark The Brain that Changes Itself by Dr Norman Doidge Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Lavine The Child The Family And The Outside World by D W Winnicott The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
Ongoing Support for Our Graduates
The Yoga Sanctuary offers different ongoing programs for graduates who are interested in continuing with various aspects of their studies free of charge. Assisting Internship The Yoga Sanctuary Assisting Internship program is available at each of our locations. This internship offers new grads the opportunity to assist in public drop in classes. Our Assisting program offers our new graduates a platform in which to refine and enhance their new skill set while being mentored by a senior teacher. A three (3) month minimum commitment is required. New Graduate Classes The Yoga Sanctuary provides new graduates an opportunity to teach on our public schedule! New graduate classes program offers a one-two month opportunity (4-8 week session) for graduates to build their teaching experience within an established studio setting. These classes are offered at each location of The Yoga Sanctuary. Volunteer Positions As a committed member of the community, The Yoga Sanctuary is requested to participate in various single community events, often many teachers are requested. We endeavour to call upon our new graduates to participate, this adds yet another opportunity for grads to build their experience! Graduates of The Yoga Sanctuary Yoga Teacher Training are in great demand for their in-depth knowledge, clear instruction, ability to teach to all levels, and ability to guide students to the experience of self-awareness that is the true essence of yoga. The Yoga Sanctuary teachers range in age from their 20s to their 70s and can be found teaching in community yoga studios around the globe; in urban and rural areas; in schools, prisons, and hospitals; and at workplaces from the United Nations in Africa, a retreat centre in Nicaragua and yoga studios in Japan and Korea, because The Yoga Sanctuary supports individual inquiry and expression and helps teachers the places you find our teachers are as varied as the teachers themselves.
“If there was a ninth limb in Patanjali’s Yoga, it would have to be The Yoga Sanctuary’s AYTT program.”Larry S.
Certified Financial Educational Institute
Established Teacher Training since 2001. The Yoga Sanctuary was the first studio in Ontario to be recognized by the Federal Government as an accredited professional educational program providing students with the skills to enable them to work in a recognized occupation. The Yoga Sanctuary continues to be a Toronto community leader in the realm of teacher training, pushing the envelop of training to new excellence. The Yoga Sanctuary became a “Certified Private Educational Institute” with the Federal Government of Canada in 2008. We are the first yoga studio in Ontario to achieve this status. While The Yoga Sanctuary is a fully accredited Yoga Teacher Training Institute we also have all of our Teacher Training Programs registered and recognized by Canadian Yoga Alliance CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher), Yoga Alliance of the United States RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). The Yoga Sanctuary is the Premier Destination for Advanced Studies, offering 300-hour and 500-hour Yoga Alliance® registered Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education with Senior Faculty designed to help you develop into a unique and successful instructor. Our comprehensive training programs offer the flexibility to develop your unique style and passion. Whether you are a student wanting to deepen your practice or you dream of helping others heal and grow through the practice of yoga or you are already teaching yoga and wish to continue your education with exceptional faculty, The Yoga Sanctuary Teacher Training programs offer you the tools you will need to take the next steps on your journey.
Financial Benefits for Our Students:
- Successful graduates will receive an official Tuition Fee Receipt (T2202A) for Income Tax purposes for any of our Yoga Teacher Training Programs.
- Students will also receive an official Education and Textbook credit for courses more than 3 consecutive weeks in length, with at least 12 hours of instruction each month. Not all courses qualify for this credit.
If you want further information, please visit the CRA website and see the Information for Students from Canada Revenue Agency about Tuition, Education, and Textbook amounts.
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- Unlimited classes at both locations of The Yoga Sanctuary for the full length of the course.
- A comprehensive manual and binder of supplementary materials.
- 15% discount off products, clothes and accessories of either of The Yoga Sanctuary locations.
The 250 Hour Full Time Fast Track Teacher Training includes:
- Unlimited classes at both locations of The Yoga Sanctuary for the duration of the course and 5 extra months of unlimited practice after the last faculty led weekend.
- A comprehensive manual and binder of supplementary materials.
The Advanced Yoga Teacher Training courses include:
- Handouts or a manual will be given for each of the individual modules of teacher training courses taken.
- A certificate will be granted upon successful completion of the requirements of each module.
A 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training certificate will be awarded to each participant, after the completion of all requirements are received in a satisfactory manner. This 300-hour training is registered with HRSDC and Yoga Alliance.