Teacher Training

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April 28, 2017

Do what you love – become a Yoga Instructor

Teaching Yoga gives us an opportunity to serve others and sharing ourselves and our experience of Yoga, with humility.

Yoga is Beautiful

Step out of your comfort zone. The easy path leads to the hard life, but the hard path leads to the easy life – Rilke

Class format:

Friday 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday   10:00am – 4:00pm

Interested in our yoga Teacher Training Program? Would you like to improve your personal practice?

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course is designed with your busy schedules in mind enabling you to maintain commitment to work, family, schooling and other activities during your course of study. Students who complete the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program will become confident in their ability to teach safely and effectively, and gain tremendous insight into the world of yoga. You will also receive a certificate necessary to teach Hatha yoga here at home or anywhere abroad.

Anyone who is truly interested in understanding who they are; why they are here should consider the 200 program. It is a physical, emotional, energetic journey of the heart that can only deepen your life whether you decide to teach yoga or not.

Vision: a student that graduates from the program will be qualified to teach a comprehensive, safe Hatha yoga class and will have improved their understanding of yoga, teaching techniques, business opportunities, and one’s direction in life. Students will learn to teach safely, effectively and with confidence.

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Training Course Break-Down

Teaching Techniques: 100 hours

Students will spend approximately 100 hours of the training learning the foundations of teaching Hatha yoga. Although there are many Hatha yoga postures, each of the postureswere chosen specifically to illustrate principles of teaching that can then be applied to any posture.

  • Detailed study of yoga postures, including modifications of poses and appropriate use of props|Correct physical alignment| Be able to accommodate students of all levels through modifications and variations| Be able to describe to students the physical, emotional and energetic benefits| Learn to give clear, simple instructions through choice of appropriate verbal cues and body language| Key points for teaching beginners| Student teacher relationship| Ethics of a yoga teacher

Multiple opportunities to practice teaching will be given. At Sun Yoga we create a supportive, nurturing community of teachers to help you what you have learned right away. You will receive immediate feedback from your teachers to help you refine your teaching skills and feel at ease in front of a class. We are here to support you every step of the way.

Teaching Methodology: 20 hours

Approximately 20 hours will be spent on learning and practicing teaching techniques that “make a good yoga teacher” great. They include the following:

  • Learn to teach safely, effectively and with confidence|Learn the principles of sequencing, mini teaching practices, than facilitation and feed back| Teaching the students the importance of breath through understanding breathing principles, and then how to guide students ‘to breathe’| How to encourage and inspire students through their practice

Practicum:
Students will practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours

So the 20 hours suggested by Yoga Alliance is an introduction to the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and lymphatic system and how yoga benefits each system. Chakras and how they relate to the postures covered will also be introduced.

Yogic History and Philosophy: 20 hours

In this section a History of Yoga, overview of Bhagavad Gita, Yoga sutras, 8-limbed path of yoga will be discussed.

  • Yamas and Niyamas and how they pertain to the teachings|Discussion of Ethics and a look inwards to one’s own beliefs and philosophy make this section practical and relevant| Yoga’s journey to the West and the most influential yogis of our time| History of the philosophy of yoga with readings in the Vedas and Patanjali’s work.

Practical Business and Life Skills: 20 hours

Includes Basic principles of the business of yoga, creating an action plan that leaves a student prepared for immediate action following graduation.

Introduction to Meditation and different techniques, ‘the reason Hatha Yoga was invented’ Students are encouraged to continue their own yoga practice as there is limited time for practice during the course although a very important posture assessment at the start and end of the course.

Teacher Training Course will CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Enrolment

Tuition is $3200+hst.
Fee includes unlimited yoga classes for the duration of the training. Your unlimited class pass begins as soon as you pay the $300 deposit. A payment plan is available, please e-mail the address below for further inquiries.

For further information, please contact Jasna at 905.469.3309 or by email: info@sunyoga.ca


Recent Graduate Testimonials

“The yoga teacher training at Sun Yoga has been very enlightening. I have transformed and grown in so many ways. My understanding of yoga as a whole has deepened and evolved. The training offered excellent teaching program in a friendly atmosphere – very highly recommended for those who wish to go deeper into yoga. Rajaa

“My journey at Sun Yoga began this spring as I enrolled in the Teacher Training Program. I work a busy job at an investment firm and I wanted to incorporate yoga into my life on a more regular basis in order to balance my work. To me, yoga is not only a form of physical exercise but also a full mind and body experience. The teacher training has provided me with a new perspective on life and has enabled me to better address issues at work and at home. It has truly calmed my mind. I was extremely pleased with the amount of education provided through the teacher training. We were taught philosophy by a qualified philosophy professor from Sheridan college and Anatomy by a qualified massage therapist. The teacher training incorporated a good balance between study and physical practice of asanas. During our teacher training, we were provided with one on one attention and were teaching our own classes in our third week. I truly feel that I am qualified to practice yoga after having taken the Teacher Training at Sun Yoga and I thank the instructors for their time and dedication.
— Jenn

“What a gift to have taken the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Sun Yoga. I was fortunate enough to learn one-on-one with Jasna, her wealth of information and experience and her gentle nature imparted an experience far beyond the teacher – student acquaintance.
I began the teacher training looking for growth in my life, to deepen my yoga practice and to help live a peace filled existence. I not only learned how to teach yoga but had an amazing personal journey!– Cheryl

“Becoming a yoga instructor was dream I had but never acted upon. I had been practicing at Sunyoga for a few years and when I realized I could take my teacher training with Jasna this was like a dream come true. The course was very intense and there was a lot of work involved but now that I am done and am looking back at the past few months I am happy and proud of what I accomplished. The teachers, Sharron and Jasna, were very knowledgeable and personable. They were always willing to answer any questions and they taught from their hearts with a passion for yoga. This course really improved my yoga practice I now understand and feel poses on a different level. It also changed my life, I was a different person when I started the teacher training and now my eyes are open and I feel like I am a new me. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in becoming a yoga teacher or anyone who wants to improve their yoga practice!”– Rachel

]”Yoga teacher training at Sun Yoga was an amazing journey. As well as allowing you to become fully immersed in the practice of yoga, this training also leads you through personal growth, and allows you to uncover new emotional and physical strength. It was fascinating to learn in-depth knowledge of the asanas, philosophy, and anatomy. Having two instructors for the course was a great way to offer two different perspectives and areas of expertise. I highly recommend this program if you are looking to study traditional, hatha yoga.” — Clare