This new and ground-breaking Yoga Teacher Training program draws on the latest research into yoga, trauma, and functional movement, while staying absolutely true to the roots of yoga. Our faculty has extensive experience instructing and directing yoga teacher trainings, and we've invited experts in the field of functional movement, yoga therapy, trauma, nutrition, and personal coaching, to provide a broad perspective.
Our aim is to help you become a safe and effective yoga teacher, able to design your own classes for a variety of students. If you're already a yoga teacher, there is so much more to learn, and this program offers a unique insight into yoga from a multi-facetted approach and through various learning media (lecture with audio/video support, working through the class manual, observing demonstrations, practice teaching, study-buddy support, reading, group work, one-on-one with the director, group classes, observing others teaching and practicing, Q&A sessions, and many other modes of learning that support a variety of learning and teaching styles).
A large percentage of the time we spend together (8 weekends spread out over 6 months) at the studio will be engaged in "doing" and "being," rather than listening to lectures. We're saving as much of the theory as possible for the online sessions (36 hours), where you can be comfortable at home with your pets and/or favourite tea and participate in online learning (or watch the class later as a recorded session).
Our program wraps up with a 3 day retreat (Friday dinner to Sunday lunch) at Harmony Dawn retreat centre near Hastings, where we will celebrate the journey of learning and self-discovery that we've travelled together through the training.
The curriculum fulfills the requirements for 200 hour certification through
Wavelengths Yoga and Yoga Alliance.
2017-2018 Instructors: Caroline Owen, Teacher Training Director, Yoga Therapist Lori Burtt, Teacher Training Assistant, Senior Yoga Teacher JJ Gormley, Yoga Therapist Trainer Amy Hogan, Personal/Business Coach Sarah Schlote, Psychotherapist, Trauma Specialist Diane Bruni, Functional Movement Specialist Louise Racine, Nutritionist
Fridays 6-9, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 9-5
12 online Zoom sessions – Wednesday evenings 6-9 (exact dates TBA) Oct. 20,21,22
Jan or 26,27,28
March 23,24,25 (retreat at Harmony Dawn)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or to receive a comprehensive information and registration package.
Teacher Training, 300 hours
Add another 300 hours to your 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification. This training is for yoga teachers at any level of training, and delves more deeply into the practice and philosophy of yoga as a therapeutic, spiritual and self-awareness practice.
Trauma-Informed Yoga for Yoga Teachers
(4-day continuing education workshop)
If you're already a yoga teacher (or enrolled in a yoga teacher training program), you can sign up for this workshop. This training is also suitable for psychotherapists, social workers and counsellors who are looking to bring more body-based awareness into their practice.