Yoga Teacher
Training

Therapeutic Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training

This program will change your life. First, you’ll learn how to develop & maintain a self-nourishing practice & lifestyle in alignment with ayurvedic principles of wellbeing. Then, you will learn you how to share your practice, teach yoga and be a wellness professional.

THE NEXT TEACHER TRAINING WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER 2020

PART I – 150 hours: Therapeutic Yoga & Ayurveda Personal Practice Development & Immersion

OVERVIEW:  Part I of this program is dedicated to developing and deepening a regular, self-nourishing therapeutic yoga & meditation practice and enhancing your personal health and energy levels. You will also learn how to apply ayurvedic healing techniques to your daily living. 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn & understand the theory, science and application of therapeutic yoga, meditation and ayurveda;
  • Personal development & ayurvedic lifestyle integration;
  • Enjoy the benefits of your own a therapeutic yoga & Ayurveda practice
  • Improve personal digestion, concentration, energy, metabolism, immunity;
  • Sleep better, eat better, live better.
FORMAT

Weekly online lectures, three retreat style weekends & individual mentorship – 2020- 2021 Schedule will be announced soon. 

TOPICS ADDRESSED

Private Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga Systems

B.A.S.I.C.S (Breathing, Alignment, Structure, Inner energy, Centredness & Sensual perception) & N.O.V.I.C.E (Nervous System, Organ System, Variations, Immunity System, Circulatory System, Engagement); Restorative yoga, Slow flow, yoga nidra, history of yoga;

Meditation & pranayama breathing exercises

 Mantra, mudra, chakras, visualizations, observation through sense organs, affirmations, gemstones, nadis (energy channels);

Ayurveda

personal assessments, doshas, sub-doshas, immunity, digestion, sleep, lifecycles, daily routines, disease process, herbology, nutrition, recipes, ayurvedic cooking, detoxing, treatments.

Physiology

Human anatomy, 12 systems of the body, spinal and joint care & injury prevention;

PART II - 150 hours: Professional Development & Advanced Teacher Training

OVERVIEW: ​

PART II is about getting comfortable teaching yoga to groups and one to one, and becoming a wellness professional. Training centres around integrating ayurvedic principles into yoga teaching, meditation and daily living. Through group learning, a teaching practicum, individual specializations and mentorship, you learn how to teach yoga and mediation in a way that is authentic, grounded, thoughtful, professional and therapeutic. You also learn practical business development skills and marketing strategies. This segment encourages self-evolution through advanced yoga practice and gives you tools to build a successful teaching business. 

OBJECTIVES

  • Professional development program & mentorship with experienced senior teachers;
  • Experience teaching group classes and private one to one;
  • Specialize your teaching in therapeutic yoga & Ayurveda;
  • Develop workshops, courses and private & group classes;
  • Build a successful yoga & wellness business.

FORMAT

Weekly online training, mentorship, teaching practicum, individual specialization and three training weekends in Montreal, Qc – schedule will be announced soon.

TOPICS

TEACHING SKILLS

  • Ethics of teaching yoga;
  • The Language of Yoga Teaching - Effective verbal instruction;
  • Class preparation (lesson plan, themes, music, etc.);
  • How to teach Yoga B.A.S.I.C.S. – curriculum;
  • How to teach Yoga N.O.V.I.C.E – curriculum;
  • Adjustments (general verbal, specific and hands-on);
  • Proper demonstration of skills;
  • Injury prevention & rehabilitation of common issues;
  • Sequencing for beginners, intermediates and all levels;
  • Yoga for Vata, Pitta & Kapha;
  • Assessing student’s needs & understanding their goals;
  • Teaching a satisfying Therapeutic Yoga class for all levels;
  • Class management: music, environment, injuries, personalities;
  • Developing a private therapeutic yoga clientele;
  • Developing a corporate yoga program;
  • Chair yoga for less mobile people;

BUSINESS

  • Branding & target market;
  • Writing your bio, photography & promoting yourself as a teacher;
  • Digital marketing, Social Media & website development;
  • The Business of Yoga: Running a studio, managing classes, booking clients;
  • Money management - how & what to charge;

PRACTICUM

  • Practical teaching and assisting apprenticeship;
  • Specialization and how to create successful workshop(s) and courses;
  • How to make handouts & share ‘further information;’
  • Organizing & promoting a yoga event;
  • Independent study and specialization;
  • How to maintain a personal practice while teaching yoga.

CERTIFICATION

Upon successful completion of Parts I & II of this program, you will be certified as a teacher of therapeutic yoga and eligible for accreditation with Yoga Alliance in Canada & US and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

COURSE FACULTY & BACKGROUND

This program is led by Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow, ND, ayurvedic practitioner and yoga teacher of 20 years and was guest faculty specializing in anatomy, scripture, ayurvedic cuisine, yoga nidra, therapeutic yoga, psychology and digital marketing – a complete list of lecturers will be available soon.

Yasmin has been leading yoga teacher training programs since 2007. As her experience in her ayurvedic clinic deepened, she began including more 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

300 HOUR THERAPEUTIC YOGA & AYURVEDA TEACHER TRAINING:

  • A profound interest in yoga, meditation & ayurveda
  • Regular yoga practice
  • Application form
  • Phone interview

200 HOUR ADVANCED THERAPEUTIC YOGA & AYURVEDA TEACHER TRAINING – ADD ON:

  • ● 200 hour Teacher Training Certification
  • ● 50 hours of Training with Yasmin
  • ● Some yoga teaching experience
  • ● Regular yoga practice
  • ● Application form
  • ● Phone interview