200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training
Registration is now open for the fall 2018 teacher training program with Kim Sheridan, RYT500, E-RYT200, YACEP, along with many guest instructors. Our Yoga Alliance registered training focuses on working with the individual needs and goals of teacher trainees. Trainees will come away from this program having immersed more fully in their own Yoga practice and prepared to share their love of Yoga with others through teaching safe and effective Yoga classes. Our training exceeds the minimum requirements set by Yoga alliance and is being offered as a semi-intensive program over 8 weeks in October and November, Monday to Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm.
For a detailed syllabus and application package, please email Kim.
Techniques, Training and Practice will comprise the largest portion of the training. It includes the general principles of teaching and practicing asanas, use of props and modifications, effective class sequencing, and introduction to meditation and pranayama. Teacher trainees will also be introduced to Yoga therapy, yin and restorative Yoga practice, children’s yoga, yoga for the aging population and pre-and post-natal yoga. In short, we will practice A LOT of Yoga!
Teaching Methodology includes teaching communication skills, the business of Yoga, teaching Yoga to beginners and valuable advice on how to access your own teaching path and voice.
Anatomy and Physiology are important components of Yoga teacher training. Aside from basic anatomy, we will explore the anatomy of Yoga poses, body structure and healthy movement, how to teach students will injuries and illness, and introduce the subtle energy pathways.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Practicum Yoga teacher trainees will spend a considerable amount of time practicing newly developed skills on one another, including planning and teaching a 1 hour Yoga class at the end of the training.
What You Will Take Away
- An opportunity to deepen and refine your own Yoga practice.
- A thorough study of numerous asanas (poses), including alignment, benefits and contraindications of specific poses.
- An introduction to classic Yoga texts and philosophies.
- An opportunity to practice planning and teaching Yoga classes.
- You will learn how to modify your teaching for specific populations (eg. beginners, students that require modifications due to age, illness or injury, pregnant students).
- Guidance on how to find opportunities to teach that best support your teaching style, abilities and goals and an opportunity to be mentored by experienced Yoga teachers.
Program Entrance Requirements
- You must have a regular Yoga practice
- Ability to devote the training period to the program, including time for some homework, reading and practice
- Adherence to a healthy, balanced lifestyle
- Be in good physical condition (inquire regarding specific injuries or illness)
- Strong desire to learn and deepen your personal Yoga practice
- A willingness to continue to learn, practice and refine skills after the end of the 200 hour teacher training
- Commitment to attend the majority days/classes – a minimum number of contact hours must be completed for successful completion of the program. Any missed work must be made up.
Fall 2018 Dates, Hours & Location
October 1 – November 23, Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
*Friday, Nov. 23 will be graduation day (½ day course content, afternoon lunch & celebration)
Location: Dance West Studios, 12372 84 Ave, Surrey
$2500 (subject to GST) – a $250 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space and is due upon acceptance into the program, to be deducted from the balance owing, which is due October 1, 2018 (program start date).
Payment plan: A $250 deposit is required to hold your space + 3 equal payments of $800 (Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Nov. 5)
Tuition includes the cost of all instruction as well as a teaching manual.
*Note: Students are responsible to the cost and purchase of the required reading materials and texts. A list will be sent to you upon acceptance into the program (approximate cost $45).
200-hour Teacher Training Deposit
*Classes taking place at Dance West Studios, Oct. 1 – Nov. 23, 2018.
Restorative Yoga Teacher’s Immersion – Introduction – with Kim Sheridan
Learn to teach this grounding and healing practice to others. You will take away from this 20 hour program everything you need to begin to offer a deeply relaxing restorative experience. There is no better feeling than observing long-held tensions in your students bodies release as they begin to breathe more deeply and settle into stillness. This course is also suitable for students wanting to delve deeper into restorative practices for personal benefit or for professionals who use relaxation techniques in their career.
In this course you will:
- Explore the fundamentals of Restorative Yoga; the scientific benefits and profound mind-body effects of the practice
- Gain an in depth understanding of a comprehensive syllabus of restorative poses, including individual pose benefits, contraindications, modifications and variations of each posture
- Learn to use props skillfully and how to teach your students how to care for themselves
- Develop clear cues and language for key restorative postures and transitions
- Learn how to skillfully theme and sequence for restorative practices
- Practice hands on adjustments
- Learn to guide meditation / visualization and breathing practices
BONUS: 2-hour Sound Healing Workshop with Cindy Babyn
Students will learn about the principles of sound healing, New Age philosophies regarding the chakras, and explore ideas about appropriately incorporating music into yoga classes. Cindy offers a ‘grounded insight’ to sound. The workshop will also include information on a variety of world music instruments such as the Balinese ceremonial gong, Chinese Feng gong, Himalayan prayer bowls, crystal singing bowls, chimes, tanpura, and more. Participants will gain a better idea of which instrument they could choose to incorporate into their yoga classes and will have an opportunity to try some of the instruments.
BONUS: 2-hour Art of Savasana workshop
Savasana (Corpse Pose) may be the most important pose in your Yoga practice. Its benefits include helping relieve stress and mild depression, relaxes the body, reduces headache, fatigue, and insomnia and lowers blood pressure. Despite its many benefits, it has been referred to as the easiest pose to do and the hardest to master! Whether you find it a challenge to achieve a comfortable position physically, to anchor the mind in quiet long enough to achieve a resting state or you just LOVE this special pose, this workshop has been designed with you in mind.
Learn to engage the entire mind, body and spirit in a deeper conscious resting state than ever before with a combination of gentle movement, restorative poses, guided breath work and savasana practiced in its many variations, including the use of props and adjustments. Prepare to feel relaxed like never before!
Included: Course Reference Manual
The next training is scheduled to take place at Open Space Yoga in Ladner.
Thursday, September 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 15, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 22, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 29, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
Cost: Early Bird Pricing $449 (plus gst), regular price, after March 15 is $499 (plus gst), register through the Open Space Yoga website or in studio.