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Yoga Therapeutics 300hr Yoga Teacher Training

Saturday September 15th 2018 - Sunday March 24th 2019

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Daily Schedule: Sept 15 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Sept 16 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs Sept 29 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm Sept 30 9:00am-12:30pm 1:30pm-6:00pm 16hrs Oct 13 3:45pm-5:15pm 6:15pm-9:45pm Oct 14 3:45pm-5:15pm
Cost: $5,100 (not subject to HST) Early Bird Discount #1 – Enroll by August 16 – save $250 Early Bird Discount #2 – Enroll between August 17 – September 2 – save $125 Graduates of The Yoga Sanctuary 250hr Yoga Teacher Training receive a 15% discount – $4335.00 (excludes Early Bird discount)
Email: danforth@theyogasanctuary.ca
Phone: (416) 461-6161

Expand on what and how you teach~

The course will incorporate the therapeutic applications of various aspects of yoga to serve a more diverse array of students with the following:
• Restorative Yoga
• Yin Yoga
• Yoga Nidra
• Pranayama techniques
• Ayurveda foundations
• Layering Mudras into class sequencing
• Facilitating Pawanmuktanasan Joint Freeing sequences
• Understand the role of Chanting as a healing modality
• Anatomy and Bio-Mechanics
• Understanding the Chakra system
• Learn various Meditation techniques

Hatha, Restorative, Yin and Yoga Nidra
• Learn the foundational restorative yoga poses including supine postures, twists, and inversions, backbends and forward folds
• How to skillfully use props including blankets, zafus, bolsters, eye pillows, sand bags and chairs to support deep rest
• Deepen your understanding of pranayama techniques and learn what to include and exclude during restorative classes
• Thoughtful assisting throughout a restorative class
• Become aware of the best use of language for restorative yoga and learn how to make use of it to deepen the restorative experience
• Develop specific observation skills to discern and assist misalignments that may inhibit deep relaxation
• Restorative poses to support women during all stages of pregnancy
• Sequencing restorative yoga classes depending on time of day and season
• Discussions about working one-on-one with clients, small groups and public classes
• Fundamentals of Yin and Yang theory
• Yin Yoga philosophy and history
• Yin Yoga postures
• Myofascial release and acupressure therapy using therapy balls and rollers
• Meridian theory – how we can enhance our organ system and overall well being
• Element theory
• Yin Yoga and Chakras
• Sequencing Yin classes
• Learn Yoga Nidra for complete relaxation of the physical, mental and emotional layers of oneself
• Understanding the profound effects of Yoga Nidra on body/mind and deeper faculties, by training the mind to remain calm, quiet and by rooting out repressed thoughts and desires
• Regular practice of Yoga Nidra also fosters creativity, promotes learning and improves memory
• Hatha sequences designed with their therapeutic benefits in mind.
• Learn advanced hands on assists.
• Utilize chairs and the wall as props to enhance your students practice.

Yoga Philosophy, Ayurveda and Chakra System
• Continue your study of yoga’s foundational philosophical texts, with a focus on bringing ancient wisdom into your modern lifestyle
• Deepen your understanding of the koshas: according to the yoga tradition, every one of us has five bodies, each made of increasingly finer grades of energy, learn to weave this aspect of philosophy into class settings
• Dive into yoga philosophy and find your own voice to weave philosophical concepts throughout public classes
• In depth look at the profound and timeless wisdom of yoga sutra(s) and Upanishads and find your own voice to weave philosophical concepts throughout public classes
• Learning to incorporate the yoga philosophy tools in a therapeutic model
• Receive in-depth guidance in the expansion of your knowledge of how and when to use Pranayama techniques, the practice of breathwork as it is a powerful discipline to enhance classes and aid in meditation and to prepare oneself for movement
• Develop valuable skills for working one-on-one with private clients and for meeting individual students’ needs within a group setting
• This course deepens your knowledge of the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda, with classes focused on cultivating prana (life force), agni (inner fire), and ojas (vigor)
• Understand and integrate Ayurvedic tools to balance the doshas in your own life so that you can live it before offering it to others
• Learn key postures, breathing practices, mudras and meditation techniques for balancing psychophysical constitutions (doshas) to revitalize your physical and energetic bodies. Personalize private sessions that are based on time of day, season, segment of life, and basic doshic awareness
• Compare Ayurvedic, yogic, and contemporary perspectives on prana and the physiology of subtle body
• This course deepens your knowledge of the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda, with classes focused on cultivating prana (life force), agni (inner fire), and ojas (vigor)
• Understand the difference between Prakriti and Vrakriti

Anatomy, Physiology and Bio-Mechanics
• Learn about the dance between the autonomic nervous system; sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
• Delve into the physical, neurological, psychological and energetic effects of restorative and yin yoga
• Anatomy of the circulatory and lymphatic systems
• Experience the different movements of prana, including prana, udana, samana, apana, and vyana
• Deepen your understanding of the koshas and integrate them into class settings
• Dive into practical anatomy and find your own voice to weave anatomical concepts throughout public classes
• Explore spinal mechanics for a wider and applicable understanding of safe and effective body movement which will support all styles of yoga
• Injury assessment and management
• Biomechanics for Restorative Yoga
• Receive basic anatomical information on cautions and contraindications of various poses
• Anatomy and Physiology of body tissues for Yin Yoga
• Biomechanics for Yin Yoga
• Discuss how trauma manifests physically in the body
• Examine the anatomy and physiology of different body types
• Fluid dynamics in the body (re: arthritis, inflammation, boggyness, circulation)
• Visceral health (ie: pelvic organs, abdominal organs, cardiovascular)

Breath, Meditation, Visualization and Chanting
• Experience the different of Vayus , including prana, udana, samana, apana, and vyana
• Receive guidance to expand of your knowledge of how and when to use breathing techniques, the practice of breathwork as it is a powerful discipline to enhance therapeutic classes and aid in meditation and to prepare oneself for movement
• In depth look at classical pranayamas and preparatory breathing techniques
• Learn how to layer guided meditation with clear focus and visualization techniques.
• Exploring seated meditation of 3, 5 and 15 minutes
• Understanding the effects of chanting as a healing tool to mobilize energy in the gross and subtle body
• Finding your voice for guided relaxation, body scans and the use of appropriate imagery
• Understand and enjoy the power mantra. Mantra, the sanskrit word, man, meaning mind, and, tra, meaning deliverance, or, projection. Chanting the sacred sound of the mantra delivers us from our sense dependency
• Chanting/use of sound, soothes us on a cellular level
• Enjoy and understand the benefits of extended silence in an in-class setting

Mudras and Joint Freeing
• Expand your knowledge of the use of hand and body mudras and how to utilize them in a therapeutic manner
• Integrate mudras into classes with an understanding of sequencing, timing, and themes for individual Therapeutic Yoga classes, different months and seasons
• Overall joint health and mobility using Ayurveda and yoga to facilitate natural healing
• Understanding various ailments of joints using yoga as a lens
• Learn various sequences of joint freeing and understand their positive effects on the body
• Begin to understand the shifts toward floating the joints, understanding movements to support resilience, primal movement and maintenance of the body.

Homework and Integrated Yoga Practice
• Public yoga classes, any offered on our schedules at any of our locations
• Observation classes for any classes offered on the schedule (exemptions include Karma and New Grad classes, 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
• Open Practice/Mysore classes
• Individual and group projects

In order to meet course requirements students are required to attend:

Faculty Led Weekends 220 Hours
33 Open Practice 50 Hours
7 Yin Classes 10 Hours
Homework/Assignments 20 Hours

This course includes One Year of Unlimited Yoga!