200 hour YTT


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A Basic Level Understanding

The basic level 200-hour yoga teacher training is designed to build a foundational base for your personal practice and teaching by laying down the fundamental concepts of yoga. In our training, you will get introduced to the basic concepts of yoga anatomy (including myofascial anatomy) and yoga philosophy. Upon graduation you will be trained to teach restorative yoga and slow flow group classes.

Overview of Healsci's 200-hour YTT

  • Restorative Yoga Foundations
  • How to teach Slow Flow
  • Basic Introduction to Yoga Myofascial Anatomy (including skeletal and muscular systems)
  • Basic Introduction to Yoga Philosophy (the 8 limbs of yoga)
  • Teaching Methodology Basics
  • Cultivating a Personal Practice
  • Lifestyle and Ethics

How long is the course?

Most people that are looking for a Yoga Teacher Training are looking for a condensed, immersed, intensive training that gets them on the teaching floor right away. Therefore, we structured our basic level 200-hour YTT accordingly. Below are the dates of our next 200-hour YTT: 

October 5th to October 25th, 2018    ***date change and update

What are the meet days and times?

Meet times are Monday through Sunday 6:00am - 5:30pm. There are several 20 minute breaks throughout the day with 30 minutes for lunch. Therefore we suggest bringing your lunch or heading to Earth Origins or Richards which is a short ride away from the shala (Healsci Yoga School). Many times, we will gather together and head to Tanya's house for lunch when time permits. 

Are there pre-requisites?

The only pre-requisite in to obtain your 2 non-contact hours prior to the commencement of the training. This can be obtained by attending one of Tanya's Yoga Therapy for Yoga Teachers. Although only 2 hours are required, we recommend taking as many classes at the shala prior to starting your training. Remember, your are building the foundation for your lifetime practice, learning, and teaching. Register for a class to speak to one of our teachers or to talk to Tanya about Yoga Teacher Training. 

What does it cost?

The cost of the training $2,750. But there are savings. If you pay in full the cost if $2,200. If you have a payment plan but pay tuition before the first day of training, the cost if $2,500. If you have a payment plan but need to extend payments through training, the cost will be the full amount $2,750. 

How are the 200 hours broken down?

The hours are divided into teaching techniques, teaching methodologies, Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, and Practicum hours. Below is a big picture overview of the curriculum. 

Teaching Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 hours

The teaching techniques, training and practice section includes the instruction of basic asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation. The delivery of this information is broken out into analytical training, in how to teach and practice the techniques, and guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas receive substantial emphasis. 

Teaching Methodology: 25 hours

Teaching methodologies includes communication skills, time management, and the establishment of boundaries between new teacher and practitioner. In this section we also cover how to address the specific needs of individuals by propping, adjusting, cueing, demonstrating, and assisting as a new teacher. We also review various teaching styles, the main qualities of a new teacher, the student learning process, and the business of teaching yoga, which includes the inbound marketing methodology and legal matters as a new teacher. 

Yoga Anatomy: 35 hours 

In our training we cover the basic principles of yoga anatomy, introducing trainees to the basic concepts of movement, kinesiology, and biomechanics. We also implement the application of these basic anatomy principles into the practice of teaching yoga such as the benefits of proper alignment, contraindications, and optimal movement patterns.

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics: 30 Hours

In this training we introduce students to the history of yoga and its basic level philosophies that are applicable to a personal practice, teachings a group class, and the yogic lifestyle. Under this section we also cover ethics of a new yoga teacher, and the importance of of service to the community (seva). 

Practicum: 10 Hours

In order to graduate from this program, you need to complete 10 hours of practice teaching, which includes receiving feedback from the lead teacher, giving feedback to your peer students, observing others while they teach, and assisting students while someone else is teaching. 

Total Hours: 200

Total Contact Hours with Lead Teacher: 198 

Total Non-contact Hours: 2 

Inside a Day

6:00am - 7:30am Basic Level Sadhana (morning practice): Breathing, Stretching and Meditation

7:30am - 8:30am Basic Level Reflection: Spirit Circle, Ethics, Lifestyle, Teaching Methodologies

8:30am - 9:30am Introduction to the History of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy and Yoga Myofascial Anatomy

9:30am - 9:50am Tea Break

9:50am - 12:30pm Restorative Asana and Slow Flow Practice

12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:30pm Basic Cueing, Assisting, Sequencing, BodyDrawing, Asana Discussion

2:30pm - 2:50pm Tea and Power Nap Breaks

2:50pm - 5:30pm Practice Teaching


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