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Yoga Trainer Diploma Program

500 Hours – Full time Program
Full Trainer Program

Starting 1st September 2018

About the Program

Our Yoga Trainer Diploma Program trains students in the use of Yoga Postures, Therapies and Yogic Systems as a health care modality. The yoga trainer curriculum is challenging on many levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. In addition to practicing twice daily, there is the study of anatomy, yoga history, yoga philosophy, teaching methodology, posture workshops, the business of yoga, Buddhist yoga, functional anatomy, Ayurveda and more.

As part of this diploma students will learn Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kriya Yoga and Bhakti Yoga to be able to provide Yogic lifestyle and dietary advice and be qualified to treat clients using Yogic protocol. As part of this course participants will also implement self care regimens, learn meditation and Yoga techniques, study anatomy & physiology from a Yogic perspective, learn about professional conduct and business awareness. On completion of this course, participants will be fully equipped to practice as a Yoga Trainer and Therapist.

This diploma course is a part time course conducted over 24 months at 2250 Bovaird Dr. East, Suite 601, Brampton, ON, L6R 0W3, Canada.

Scope :
Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will receive a Yoga Trainer Diploma which will entitle them to successfully apply for error and omissions insurance and indemnity insurance and enable them to practice Yoga therapies and lifestyle consultations to the public.

This Diploma offers course that broadly covers topics on :

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA
FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF PRANA
POSTURE WORKSHOP
BLOCKS & STRAPS/ADJUSTMENTS
FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF ASANA
BUDDHIST/MINDFULNESS YOGA
TEACHING METHODOLOGY
BUSINESS OF YOGA

Eligible Candidates for the Course :
These courses are open to all sincere students and should be 18 years or over.
Written and verbal fluency in English are a requirement for this course.

Duration of Course
The Yoga Trainer Diploma Program is covered extensively within 500 hours in a span of 6-8 months and the students are trained and taught various aspects of Yoga and Yoga Therapies within this period by our highly learned faculty.

Delivery methods:
On site lectures, course notes, handouts, workbooks, practical demonstrations, hands-on learning and supervised yogic asana sessions.
Examination: There will be continuous assessment throughout the course with monthly quizzes & practical assessment. All units of this course will be examined at the completion of the course with both written and practical examinations.

Registration

Upon completion of the course, the graduating diplomate shall be awarded Yoga Trainer Diploma and they will be eligible for registration with CAAP (Canadian Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners) to get Error and Omission (E&O) professional insurance for practice Yoga Therapies, physical therapy to include Rehabilitative Exercises and Rejuvenation Programs.

Class Times
4 weekends per month from 10am- 6pm

Registration Fee/Deposit
A registration fee/deposit is required to hold a place on the course. Once the course has commenced registration fees are non refundable. In the exception of a course not commencing all registration fees will be refunded.

Total Cost of Program : CAD $ 5,000 (inclusive of HST)

DEPOSIT: CAD $ 250 + HST (Refundable)

The Yoga Trainer Diploma Program will cover the following topics:

TEACHING METHODOLOGY
Teaching Methodology is an interactive workshop that focuses primarily on all the teaching moments that happen before, during and after class. This component of the Teacher Training Curriculum proves trainees a chance to learn how to create comfort and confidence within the art of teaching. Teacher trainees will explore teaching techniques such as voice projection, utilizing key ‘trigger’ words, body language, and the use of visualization to convey information. Further discussion will revolve around the different ways in which people learn, how to create a supportive environment for new students, and how to prepare oneself mentally before teaching a class.

POSTURE WORKSHOP

In this interactive lecture series each posture sequence will be broken down to explore alignment, modifications, “release valves”, and sequencing. This segment covers each pose in the series in deep detail, so that the teacher trainers can discover the biomechanics of each posture and hence the safest and most effective way to enter and exit each posture.

BLOCKS & STRAPS/ADJUSTMENTS

These two sections revolve around one of the most important aspects of teaching: the safe and effective performance of yoga asanas. We will focus primarily on the entry, stasis and exit to and from poses, using both verbal and hands-on adjustments. There will also be discussion revolving around the issues of hands-on adjustments, recognizing limitations, and how to be most effective in directing students to self-adjust.

FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF ASANA

You will be taught exciting introduction to the larger structures and systems of the body in relation to yoga and with core focus on anatomy and physiology and the impact of postures on the medical physiology.

BUDDHIST/MINDFULNESS YOGA
Buddha’s teachings within the context of the Yoga Tradition are very important. These lectures illustrate that the common aspiration of all spiritual practitioners is to overcome suffering and imbalance, and awaken to our inherent wholeness and union with all things. The essential practice to accomplish this, Mindfulness (satipatthana), will be explained and undertaken. Frank Jude’s book Mindfulness Yoga further details these points.

FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF PRANA
Functional Anatomy of Prâna, is an extension of the regular teachings of anatomy. It explores how the living matter is developed as a human being from molecules to cells and tissues and organs and systems. Then we move into a more subtle understanding of the relationship between structure and function, yoga, energy and Prâna, covering all the main principles that will make you understand more deeply the underlying secrets of each âsana. The knowledge of these principles enables also the student to integrate more deeply how we can utilize these postures when applicable, to help the healing process.

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA
We explore the history and philosophy of yoga with the intention of connecting to the ancient roots of our practice. You will be introduced to the main yogic texts and their central themes in a way that brings them to life and makes their wisdom relevant for modern yogis. The study of yoga philosophy will plug you into a rich tradition and add depth to your teaching.

BUSINESS OF YOGA
Learn how to build a sustainable teaching career and practice the art of abundance. We will explore in detail the nuts and bolts of setting yourself up as an effective yoga professional and introduce practical techniques for managing your time, building your class and workshop numbers, creating a strong and consistent following and ultimately flourishing as a teacher. We will also describe the process of opening a Moksha/Modo Yoga studio.

JOURNALING
This is a chance to document the physical, spiritual and emotional journey that students experience throughout the training. Journaling is an opportunity to slow the mind and work through the challenges and excitement that arise in such an intensive training.

PRESENTATIONS
Each teacher trainer will be required to give a 10-minute presentation. Presentation topics will be provided, though trainers can choose to present a seminar on any topic that could benefit the group. This is an opportunity to put public speaking skills into practice in a setting that is more comfortable and varied than a standard yoga class.