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Evolving Spirit 250hr Yoga Teacher Training

Friday September 7th 2018 - Sunday March 31st 2019

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Daily Schedule: Friday: 5:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. Saturday: 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m and 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m. Sunday: 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Cost: $3,875 (not subject to HST) Early Bird Discount #1 – enroll by August 9th / save $250 Early Bird Discount #2 – enroll between August 10 – 23 / save $125
Email: danforth@theyogasanctuary.ca
Phone: (416) 461-6161




Asana, Assisting and Teaching Methodologies
• Learn the poses of the Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga as taught by Shri K Patthabi Jois
• Understand how to sequence a Vinyasa yoga class, a vigorous flowing style of asana practice
• Learn and sequence poses classically taught in a Hatha yoga class
• Understanding the benefits and precautions needed to create safe “heated/hot” yoga sequencing
• Develop class planning techniques using well thought out sequential development of poses for various levels of classes and different lengths of classes
• Understanding the methodologies for teaching yoga for different sized public classes as well as private and semi private classes
• Developing strong and clear communication skills appropriate for different teaching rooms and size of class
• Learn various Pranayama (breathing) techniques and how to apply them for different classes
• Develop a personal meditation practice
• Learn meditation techniques, including different methods of guided meditation
• Introduction to chanting in the ancient language of Sanskrit

Yoga History, Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle
• General overview of Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras an ancient teaching considered by many to be the “Heart of Yoga” including group discussions of the most important concepts presented in the Sutras
• Origins of Yoga and the application of these ancient teachings for modern living
• Introduction to the classical teachings and texts of yoga, including the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Yoga Anatomy, Physiology and Subtle Energy Systems
• Fundamentals of the muscular and skeletal systems
• Experiential and functional Anatomy as it relates to the practice and teaching of yoga
• Introduction to Subtle Yogic Anatomy, Physiology and Energy Systems (the Chakra system)
• Understanding the proper role and ethics in Teacher-Student relationship

Homework and Integrated Yoga Practice
• Public yoga classes, any offered on our schedules at any of our locations
• Observation classes which may include Karma classes and New Grad classes (exceptions are pre-registered courses, workshops and open practice classes)
• Supervised practice teaching sessions with constructive feedback
• Self Study/Homework includes reading texts, written assignments and oral presentations

Ongoing Support for Our Graduates

The Yoga Sanctuary offers different ongoing programs for graduates who are interested in continuing with various aspects of their studies free of charge.

Assisting Internship
The Yoga Sanctuary Assisting Internship program is available at each of our locations. This internship offers new grads the opportunity to assist in public drop in classes. Our Assisting program offers our new graduates a platform in which to refine and enhance their new skill set while being mentored by a senior teacher. A three (3) month minimum commitment is required.

New Graduate Classes
The Yoga Sanctuary provides new graduates an opportunity to teach on our public schedule! New graduate classes are taught in a Vinyasa style. This program offers a two month opportunity (8 week session) for graduates to build their teaching experience within an established studio setting. These classes are offered at each location of The Yoga Sanctuary and are Hatha or Ashtanga styles.

Volunteer Positions
As a committed member of the community, The Yoga Sanctuary is requested to participate in various single community events, often many teachers are requested. We endeavour to call upon our new graduates to participate! This adds yet another opportunity for grads to build their resume!

Course Requirements
12 weekends 14 hours each weekend
Participate in 16 Mysore/Open Practice classes
Participate in 30 Public classes 75-90 minutes each
Complete 8 Observation Classes 75-90 min each
Submit all assignments in a timely manner for review by The Yoga Sanctuary teachers.
Be at least 18 years of age