Teacher Training

OM! THE COSMIC YES!

Thank you for your interest in this program. This is a big step for you in your personal transformation, in your Yoga practice and the direction of your life. Do not underestimate the importance of this choice!

This modular course is set up to be accessible for working people, people with families, for folks who live in our community and for those who live not too far away.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You ARE interested in teaching Yoga
  • You are NOT interested in teaching Yoga
  • You are healthy and wish to serve others to live their healthiest selves

Program Cost

The full cost of this program, including the $200 online anatomy portion, is $2,649.

Pay in full by October 21, 2020 to receive our early bird discount – $2,549!

A $300 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot when you are ready to commit.

50% of remaining fees ($1174.5) are due by the program start date on December 4th. The remaining fees ($1174.5) are due by program completion on October 8th, 2021.

Payments by e transfer to [email protected] or by cheque payable to Celeste Jason.

Program Schedule

We will have 8 weekends together. These are the dates:

  • December 4 – 6, 2020
  • January 8 – 10, 2021
  • February 5 – 7, 2021
  • April 16 – 18, 2021
  • June 18 – 21, 2021 *long weekend
  • September 17 – 19, 2021
  • October 15 – 17, 2021
  • November 12 – 14, 2021

The weekend schedule will look something like this:

Fridays:

  • 4 pm start
  • 8 pm close
  • 30 min dinner break

Saturdays:

  • 9 am start
  • 5 pm close
  • 1-hour lunch and mini breaks throughout the day

Sundays:

  • 9 am start
  • 5 pm close
  • 1-hour lunch and mini breaks throughout the day

*** Dates and times are subject to change due to Covid 19 ***

We appreciate everyone’s crucial flexibility around possible postponements and cancellations. Our refund and payment policies will reflect this.

We will follow strict Health measures at the Studio for the full duration of the course.

Ganges Yoga Health & Safety Guidelines

Location

The beautiful new Ganges Yoga Studio right downtown will be our meeting space. This space can hold up to 12 people with Covid-19 protocols in place, therefore we will cap our group at 10 participants.

122 Lower Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC
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Program Requirements

Some of the topics included in the syllabus are:

  • history of Yoga
  • Yoga psychology
  • introduction to Tantra and Tantric texts
  • Yoga philosophy, introduction to the Yoga Sutras
  • anatomy and physiology
  • subtle body anatomy; prana, chakra, nadi, vayus
  • asana; technique, alignment, modification, sequencing
  • pranayama, mudra, bhanda, mantra
  • chanting, Kirtan
  • prayer, ritual
  • chair yoga
  • Yoga nidra
  • Yoga therapeutics
  • journalling
  • practice teaching

To complete this course by Yoga Alliance standards you must:

  1. Be present for all 180 face to face hours. If not, in conjunction with Lead Trainers find a way to complete the hours.
  2. Complete the online modules, 30 hours.
  3. 20 hours of Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers with yoganatomy.com ($200 cost imbedded in your registration fee).
  4. 10 hour Bhagavad Gita course with yogaanytime.com (free with 15-day trial offer).
  5.  Complete all homework assignments.
  6.  Pay in full.

Required Reading:

  • Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long
  • The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Recommended Reading:

We shall develop our Book List throughout the course. This list will grow alongside you on your Yoga Journey.

Some of the Recommended Books have various translations and interpretations. Those listed here are most classical.

 

  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Fire without Fuel by Baba Hari Dass
  • Kundalini Yoga for the West by Swami Radha
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (many versions available)
  • Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda.
  • Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
  • The Heart of Meditation by Dalai Lama
  • The Yoga of Breath A step-by-step Guide to Pranayama by Richard Rosen
  • *We recommend finding a copy of the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, your favorite translation.

CELESTE MALLETT JASON

HAMSA ELIZA

Our intention for this training is to share the healing potential of this practice. The coming together of lineages explored and honored by Celeste and Hamsa will give you an in-depth, multi-lineage experience of the Yoga Tradition.

Your teachers have decades of experience in both teaching and practicing Yoga. We are dedicated to supporting your expansion of Self Awareness through these ancient teachings, and assisting you in applying them to a modern context.

The curriculum follows standards set by Yoga Alliance, and is designed to welcome all people whether or not they desire to teach.

Thank-you for considering this training.

Hamsa and Celeste

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