Therapeutic Yoga & Ayurvedic Teacher Training

Becoming a therapeutic yoga teacher 

This 200 hour Therapeutic Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training (TYATT) program will change your life. Not only will you greatly develop your personal practice, you will receive hands on training on how to share yoga and with others, and learn how to heal yourself with Ayurveda, the world most ancient medical system. This unique program is led by renowned Canadian yoga teacher and ayurvedic practitioner Yasmin F. Gow and includes a complete examination of yoga as well as an extensive study of ayurveda and nutrition. Students will also benefit from the teachings of other experts in the field of ayurveda, anatomy, philosophy and yoga.

TYATT is a new program designed for a select group of experienced yoga students, who curious about ayurveda and have a profound interest in the science and philosophy of yoga and healing. It encourages self-evolution through advanced yoga practice and trains students how to effectively teach in a way that is thoughtful, concise, professional and grounded.

Therapeutic Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training – Background

Yasmin F. Gow has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and has been leading yoga teacher training programs since 2007. As her experience in her ayurvedic clinic deepened, she began including more and more teaching of ayurveda in her basic 300-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Advanced Student Teacher Apprenticeship Program (ASTAP). This training is the culmination of Yasmin’s years of practice and professional experience and is a project she is truly passionate about. Program participants can expect to receive a complete immersion into yoga and ayurveda in a way that will enhance life both for the individual and for their future students.

Requirements:

  • A profound interest in  yoga
  • Two years’ experience in regular yoga practice
  • 15 hours of prior workshops with Yasmin or another senior teacher
  • Application form

Curriculum Highlights

  • Understanding the B.A.S.I.C.S. of Yoga;
  • Developing and maintaining a self-nourishing, therapeutic personal practice;
  • Examining and understanding therapeutic properties of 60+ hatha yoga postures;
  • Yoga + Ayurveda Healing Parts I, II, III, IV.
  • Understanding the logic of sequencing and safe yoga adjustments;
  • Restorative Yoga & learning the proper usage of props ;
  • Spinal care & injury prevention;
  • Human anatomy & physiology;
  • Meditation and observation of the senses;
  • Pranayama breath work (8 healing practices);
  • Nadis (energy channels) & Chakra system;
  • Yoga Nidra (deep rest);
  • Karma yoga – yoga of service;
  • Bhaki Yoga – mantras & sound therapy;
  • Mudras (hand postures);
  • Jnana Yoga – Yoga of Knowledge History and philosophy of Yoga;
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras;& Eight-Fold Path;
  • Analysis of Ayurvedic Doshas (constitutions) & Sub-doshas of Vata, Pita, Kapha;
  • Prakurti (essential nature) & Vikurti (imbalanced state)
  • Nutrition and herbology;
  • Immunity, digestion, sleep, stress and pain management with Ayurveda;
  • Ethics of teaching yoga;
  • Effective communication & instruction (verbal and non-verbal);
  • Practical teaching and assisting apprenticeship;
  • The Business of Yoga  

TYATT – 200 & 300 hour professional certification program

Schedule & location:

DATES TBA

  • Orientation & Review
  • Weeklong Immersion
  • Weekly Master Classes
  • Weekend 1 – Ayurveda, meditation & pranayama
  • Weekend 2 – Teaching Methods & Ethics
  • Weekend 3 – Yoga Adaptations, Anatomy & Therapeutics
  • Weekend 4 – Ayurveda II, Review & Business of yoga
  • Final review & Graduation

Faculty:  Yasmin F. Gow, E-RYT 500 and accredited ayurvedic practicitioner is  the principle facilitator. Guest faculty include specialists in philosophy, anatomy, neurology, meditation, stress management, and business development.

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training


Becoming a yoga teacher

This yoga teacher training in Montreal is designed for a select group of students wanting to deepen their personal yoga practice, learn about the healing powers of ayurveda and establish practical tools for sharing and teaching yoga professionally.

Teaching yoga is one of the most satisfying occupations. Training students to become strong, thoughtful, and grounded yoga teachers is a great joy for me. It’s a way for me to honor my mentors and to contribute to the lineage of yoga. My goal in teaching is to empower students to heal themselves through what I call Sustainable Yoga for Long-Term Happiness. This approach to yoga practice trains students to assess their immediate needs— i.e. in terms of energy, rest, flexibility, stability or other—and then gives them creative tools to fulfill those needs within the context of a yoga class. Of course, ayurveda is other healing modality that we explore in great detail — nutrition, herbology, treatments, breathing techniques and general lifestyle considerations.

– Yasmin F. Gow, Facilitator

Advanced Student Teacher Apprenticeship Program – Background

Established in 2007, the Advanced Student Teacher Apprenticeship Program (ASTAP) is my ashtanga vinyasa yoga teacher training. This 300-hour program is life changing. It is fully hands on and designed to encourage self-evolution through advanced* yoga practice and train students on how to effectively teach yoga in a thoughtful, concise, professional and grounded way.

* Advanced yoga is a conscious, self-nourishing practice that embodies joy and well-being on all levels.

Requirements:

  • A profound interest in the science of yoga
  • Two years’ experience in regular yoga practice
  • 15 hours of prior classes or workshops with me
  • Application form

The next ASTAP is TBA.  Meanwhile, you are welcome to visit the Yasmin Yoga Loft in Old Montreal! Weekly schedule

Curriculum Highlights

  • Developing self-nourishing practices based on Sustainable Yoga for Long-Term Happiness;
  • Strong focus on Ayurveda for self-knowledge and enriching the yoga practice;
  • In-depth training in asanas, alignment and adjustments;
  • Primary & 1/2 secondary series of ashtanga yoga–sequencing, properties & benefits;
  • The eight limbs of ashtanga yoga–history and modern application;
  • Human anatomy and the vital systems;
  • Therapeutic yoga for deep healing;
  • Yoga Nidra & deep relaxation techniques;
  • Meditation, pranayama and the Chakra System;
  • Ayurveda holistic health – doshas, nutrition, treatments;
  • Study of historical texts—yoga sutras of Patanjali–and philosophies of yoga;
  • Effective teaching methods for all levels of students;
  • Practical yoga teaching experience;
  • Business coaching, marketing skills and mentorship;
  • Specialized study & presentation on topic of students choice.

“Thanks for being our strength and inspiration, Yasmin. We have such a wonderful team! I feel grateful for our life-changing experience over the last couple of years together! The journey has only begun.

– Gisele Seto, 2012 ASTAP Grad


ASTAP 2016

The ASTAP is a 300 hour teacher training spread over 12 months.

The next 300 hr Teacher Training dates are TBA 

Faculty:  Yasmin F. Gow, E-RYT 500 is  the principle facilitator. Guest faculty include specialists in philosophy, anatomy, neurology, meditation, stress management, and business development.

For more information, please contact Yasmin Yoga: hello @ yasminyoga.com.

Please note that the yoga teacher training material is currently only in English, but that Yasmin speaks both English & French fluently.

Kids Yoga Teacher Training

Becoming a Kids’ Yoga Teacher

Teaching kids yoga not only allows us to bear witness to incredible transformations, but also experience a fun and inspiring way to connect with our own inner child. Although kids’ yoga classes are rarely quiet and peaceful, it’s a joy to introduce children to the pleasure of relaxation and self-awareness. Moreover, the secret of teaching children is that these little yogis usually offer their instructor the best gifts in return: the gifts of imagination, creativity and humour.

This program is intended for a select group of students interested in teaching kids yoga to children aged 4 to 10 year old.

Requirements:

  • An interest in yoga and children’s education
  • A regular yoga practice
  • Being an honorable citizen (ie. a clean criminal record)
  • Application form

Teaching Kids Yoga

I am thrilled to assist others in sharing the amazing benefits of yoga with the little members of our community. How many times have I heard my adult clients lament that their lives would be so different if only they had learned stress-coping strategies as children!

This 20 hour course is an introduction to teaching children ages 4 to 10 years-old.
Yoga can be adapted for people of all ages and abilities. This ancient practice can be used for a variety of different benefits including relaxation, pain relief, improved concentration, athletic performance, flexibility, muscular strength and weight loss. A typical class consists of standing, balancing and sitting postures that work on alignment, strength, flexibility, consciousness of breath and acceptance of all physical sensations. Guided relaxation is part of all classes, but may only be reserved for the end. Students are encouraged to practice non-judgmental self-observation and practice within their limits.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Learning the “Jungle of Asanas” for kids;
  • Class sequencing for different ages;
  • Understanding the intention and benefits of kids’ yoga;
  • Yoga class themes;
  • Yoga games and the importance of play;
  • Learning through music and songs;
  • Meditation and pranayama for kids;
  • Anatomy of the developing child;
  • Teaching methods and problem solving;
  • Kids’ yoga beyond the mat: healthy snacks, social behavior, sleep and more.

Logistics

The Yasmin Yoga Intro to Kids’Yoga Teacher Training is a 20 hour program offered over the period of two – three days depending on the schedule.

Schedule & location:

Feb 26-28, 2016  at Transcendence Yoga Studio – Panama City, Panama

  • Fri. Feb. 26,  5:30pm-9:30pm
  • Sat. Feb. 27, 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sun. Feb. 28, 9:00am-6:00pm

Location:  Transcendence Yoga, 3er piso de la Torre Argos, ubicada en el distrito de negocios de Santa María, al lado de Costa del Este, Panama.

Investment:  $350 USD before Jan 30 | $400 USD after Jan 30

Details & Registration: info@transcendenceyoga.com | call +507 396 7045 – ask for Transcendence studio manager Ian.

Please contact us for info on the next Kids Yoga Teacher Training in or around Montreal:  hello@yasminyoga.com