Stouffville Yoga Life offers a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification recognized by the Canadian Yoga Alliance. Our program is suitable for yoga students who wish to become yoga teachers, or for those who simply want to deepen their personal practice.
Module I - September 21, 2019 - November 10, 2019 (weekend format)
Module II - January 4, 2020 - February 9, 2020 (weekend format)
Registration and deposit due before August 1, 2019
With a strong focus on Functional Anatomy, Physiology and common pathologies in Module I, these studies equip teacher trainees with the knowledge and skill to design an intelligent and safe sequence for their future students. This will inevitably provide new teachers with the tools to give appropriate modifications to those who suffer from such injuries including, but not limited to: frozen shoulder, knee problems and low-back issues.
Module II concentrates on taking the knowledge and skills learned from Module I into practice. Each weekend of Module II will involve a minimum of 4 hours of practical work and demonstration where we encourage creativity in designing yoga-inspired functional movement-based classes to be taught after completion of the program.
In addition to the two modules, teacher trainees will be offered the unique opportunity to attend specialized workshops facilitated by experts in the yoga community. Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to: setting boundaries, working delicately with trauma, projecting voice, meditation and yoga philosophies. These workshops ensure our teacher trainees receive a well-rounded education in the large expanse that encompasses the yoga practice.
We pride ourselves in providing teacher training education that far exceeds the typical requirements set out in most programs. As educators we strive to be on the cutting edge in new developments of yoga teachings and philosophies, and recognize that these developments are continually changing. Our new graduates leave our program with a deeper understanding of how their approach can impact those they teach.
In accordance with Canadian Yoga Alliance standards our contact hours cover:
Techniques, Training, Practice and Practicum 135 hours
Teaching Methodology 20 hours
Anatomy and Physiology 20 hours
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics of Teaching 25 hours
Above and beyond Canadian Yoga Alliance standards, our program offers:
3 months of unlimited access to all classes and discounts to workshops offered (upon registration)
Ongoing contact and email support from lead instructors
($500+hst non-refundable pre-registration deposit due by June 1, 2017)
Full payment due 2 weeks before program start date: $3750+hst
3 month payment plan beginning 2 weeks before program start date: $1250 per month for 3 subsequent months
6 month payment plan beginning 2 weeks before program start date: $625 per month for 6 subsequent months
Each applicant will be reviewed on the basis of their unique life/work experience
Our preference is that applicants have been practicing yoga for a minimum of 2 years. Students often enter the program to deepen and enrich their yoga practice.
Please answer the following questions:
How long have you been practicing yoga? What style, teachers?
What benefits have you experienced from your yoga practice?
Describe your physical and emotional health.
Describe you educational/professional background outside of yoga including any other training that may be relevant to this program.
Why are you applying to the program? Talk about your objectives and expectations.
How did you hear about the Stouffville Yoga Life teacher training program?
Please submit your application in person or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to write “Teacher Training” in bold letters in the subject line.
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To be completed within 6 months of program completion:
1 hour Practical Exam (if unsuccessful, a fee of $150 will be applied to re-do the final practical exam)
Written Exam (if unsuccessful, a fee of $95 will be applied to re-write the final written exam)
Practicum Hours (practicing, practice teaching, observing and assisting)
(Written and Practical Exams to be completed within 7 days of each other)
Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists
by Thomas W. Myers
Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel
Trail Guide to Movement by Andrew Biel
Yoga The Greater Tradition by David Frawley