200 hour YTT Application for the 2013/14 program are now being accepted!
$2500 +HST for 1 weekend a month for 9 months if applying before June 30, 2013. $2800 after June 30. Financing available OAC.
200 hour YTT Curriculum Outline
This world class teacher training program is the product of many hours of dreaming, researching, and planning. What makes this program special is what makes ALL YOGA special. We believe that Yoga is for everyone and are so excited to share with you the tools that we have developed through our years of experience and study. We are known as the studio that meets people where they are in their life. Through group lecture, demonstrations, discussion, and independent learning you will gain the skills and knowledge that you will need to teach people in a safe, fun, and accessible way. Whether your interest is in powerful classes for core strength, therapeutic classes for back care and seniors, or guided meditations, you will learn how to do so with confidence and from a place of authenticity.
Our small class size ensures that you get to know your fellow students and that you get the attention you need each weekend. Kim Curlett will be the primary teacher. Another thing that makes our program different is our guarantee that you will have access to your teachers. Kim will be the personal mentor and coach to each participant and together you will work to determine to what capacity you will use this offer of help.
Our weekends will take place at ALL YOGA and at the East Dartmouth Community Centre on Caledonia Road.
Friday from 6-10 at ALL YOGA
Saturday from 8-5 at EDCC
Sunday from 8-5 at ALL YOGA
We will share 9 weekends together totaling 180 direct contact hours.
The dates for 2013/14 are: Sept 13-15, Oct 18-20, Nov 15-17, Dec 13-15, Jan 17-19, Feb 21-23, Mar 21-23, Apr 25-27, May 23-25
The Four Desires – Rod Stryker
The Heart of Yoga – TKV Desikachar
Yoga Anatomy – 2nd Edition – Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
Recommended Reading – (not required)
Yoga for Transformation and Yoga for Wellness - both by Gary Kraftsow
Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar
Yoga as Medicine – Timothy McCall
Relax & Renew – Judith Hanson Lasater
Meditations from the Mat – Katrina Kenison
Meditation for the Love of It – Sally Kempton
Techniques & Training & Methodology 145 hours
You will learn to teach any pose from the ground up; building on a foundation of skill, knowledge, and confidence You will start teaching on your first weekend and are expected to start practice teaching right away. Each weekend will pull out pieces of the sessions below:
- Introducing Yogasana
- Sun Salutations and Salutation variations
- Standing poses
- Seated Postures
- Meditation Styles and Practice
- The Healing of Restorative, Chair and Back Care Yoga
- Inversions & Arm Balances
Related to the techniques required for the list above you will learn how to:
- Correctly observe, assist and correct
- Demonstrate and Teach
- Recognize and lead different styles of practice
- Develop smart and safe lesson outlines
- Market yourself, your classes and your talents professionally and with flare
Anatomy & Physiology – 20 hours
You will learn basic anatomy and physiology (A&P) and how people move in Yoga and in life. We will focus on 4 major sessions:
- A&P of the Neck, Back, Pelvis & Hips
- A&P of Joints, Fascia & Muscle
- A&P of the Internal Body
- Yoga and the Energy Body – Intro to Nadis, Chakras and Granthis
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics – 45 hours
You will enjoy lecture and group discussions:
- Ethics in relation to the Yamas and Niyamas
- The History of Yoga
- Living your Yoga – How to apply the Yoga Sutras to your life
- Introduction to the classical texts of Yoga including the Hatha Yoga Pradapika, Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita
- Introduction to the Science of Ayurveda
- Understanding Prana
- Yoga and the Mind
Practicum – 20 hours (minimum)
You will be encouraged to start practice teaching immediately and we will help you find groups and spaces where you can offer classes in your community. You will also work in partners on presentations that you will share with the public near the end of our program. You will be invited to assist in classes and are also encouraged to attend at least 1 class a month at the studio.
We look forward to hearing from you soon! Welcome to the next step on the road to self discovery.
Download your Application here: 200 hour YTT Application