Yoga Teacher Training
NOV 2 2019 - MAY 3, 2020
WITH MICHAEL DYNIE AND JANICE DEFILIPPI
The Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is designed to take you deep into the heart of yoga as a holistic system that encompasses mind, body and spirit, based on the eight limbs of Yoga. Your growth will be supported by in-depth studies of yoga philosophy, meditation, the anatomy of the body, teaching yoga postures to different levels of ability, the energetics of yoga and class sequencing, safe hands-on adjustments, ethics, pranayama and lifestyle.
Our aim is to help you to take your own practice to a much deeper level, so you can confidently transmit your own understanding of yoga to others from a place of personal experience.
This program is unique because it includes a serious exploration of your own practice through our Mysore program, a self-guided yoga practice in a group setting. Through the ritual of repetition and familiarity, the practice takes us deep into the core of the body and simultaneously promotes the possibility of insight into our own mental processes. At the same time, you’ll be learning how to adapt yoga to the needs of individuals through creative and intelligent sequencing that transcends the limitations of devoting oneself to a single system, and embraces a universal perspective on movement, relaxation and self-acceptance.
Philosophy – As an inspiration for living! Study the most influential source texts: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Safety and Injury Prevention – Modern perspectives on asana (posture) and alignment in motion.
Anatomy of Yoga – Functional anatomy of yoga and the physiology of meditative states.
Self-Guided Practice in a Group – Yoga at your own pace with AYO’s Mysore program.
Meditation – Various practical approaches will be explored drawing from Patanjali’s Yoga and Buddhism.
Drishti – How gazing points can help lead to a deeply contemplative state.
Breathing Techniques (Pranayama) – practices that can focus the mind, and calm or stimulate the nervous system to experience deep states of tranquility.
Teaching skills – Adjustment techniques, holding space, language skills, sequencing for specific purposes, wrapping content around a theme, and modifying yoga to suit individual needs.
13 Weekends - we meet approx. every second weekend to allow time to catch up on readings, assignments and put the principles of yoga into practice.
Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am – 5:00pm
November 2 and 3
November 16 and 17
November 30 and Dec 1
December 14 and 15
January 4 and 5
January 18 and 19
February 1 and 2
February 15 and 16
February 29 and Mar 1
March 14 and 15
April 4 and 5
April 18 and 19
May 2 and 3
Early Bird *$2,600 +HST
Pay $500 deposit by September 22, 2019
or $3,000 +HST (after Sep 22).
Tuition must be paid in full by November 2, 2019.
* Payment plans are available - contact us and we can come up with a plan that works for you.
Full Studio Membership
Tuition includes an all-access membership from the moment you sign up through the duration of the training.
AYO’s Teacher Training is registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYS)
Upon graduation, students who fulfill all the course requirements will receive a 200-hour certificate of yoga teacher training which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance of North America.
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Teacher Training FAQs
Q: I’ve never tried Ashtanga before / don’t really know the series. Can I take this training?
YES! You do not need to have any familiarity with this practice. In the past, half of our students have been brand new to Ashtanga yoga, and the other half were long-time practitioners. Our training is designed to give you a strong foundation, so you can learn how to modify the practice to suit your needs, energy levels and ability levels. This training is not focused solely on the practice or teaching Ashtanga—Vinyasa Yoga is a term that encompasses Hatha Yoga, Flow, Power and other expressions of movement strung together on the breath. We simply use Ashtanga as a base to deepen our personal practices. The structure allows us to go into great depth in our group studies on how breathing can enhance healthy movement, free the mind, and help us tap into our full potential.
Q: I don’t want to teach, can I still take this training?
Absolutely, many of the people who take our training have no intention to teach. Besides, we are all students, and the ability to see experiences with fresh eyes, or a beginner’s mind, is not just important for teachers—this also keeps you moving forward in through your own journey.