200HR Yoga Teacher Training 2024

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Invest in Yourself

Dedicate 9 weeks for a lifetime of opportunities

BECOME A CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER IN JUST 9 WEEKS  IT’S POSSIBLE!

IAM is committed to nurturing the growth of aspiring yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners. Our community of teacher-training alumni, faculty and studio staff will ensure you are supported every step of the way.

IAM Yoga’s in-person 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program is returning this Spring. Don’t miss your opportunity to develop your practice, find your voice and make this life-changing commitment.

If you have ever considered becoming a yoga teacher or want to deepen your existing practice, our IAM Yoga YTT program is for you! Our comprehensive, 200-hour program is Yoga Alliance Certified, which means upon successful completion, you can qualify for RYT-200 (registered yoga teacher 200 hours) status and begin teaching.

Our Weekend & Evening format makes our training more accessible for those navigating regular working hours during the week. Every trainee also receives unlimited access to public classes for the program, which means lots of practice time and easy integration into our IAM yoga community.

IAM Yoga’s teaching philosophy is rooted in the deep Eastern tradition, infused with important modern ideas that have evolved the practice to be approachable and accessible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN

March 23 – May 12

Our 9 -Week Yoga Teacher Training is in a Weekend format

Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Sundays 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Yoga Lab weekday evenings

Two Weeks Break – Module 2 June 1/2

*While this schedule is subject to change, this is the general outline

WHAT IS INCLUDED

200 Hours of Class Training

MODULE 1

(170 Hours)

Main Practice 130 hours (Asanas, Pranayama and Subtle Body, Meditation, Philosophy, Ethics)

Yoga Lab 20 hours

Anatomy 20 hours

Professional Development 10 hours

MODULE 2

(30 Hours)

Observation classes 5 hours

Assist classes 5 hours

Practice teaching 10 hours

Practicum 10 hours

Unlimited access to IAM’s public classes for the duration of your YTT

 

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Modules & Curriculum

Anatomy David Keil Online Training & Anatomy And Physiology Margot Stokreef

- Applying the asynchronistic anatomy training to the practicalities of teaching a class. 

- Studying the Classifications of Asana – the purpose, the gross anatomy, the subtle anatomy and the desired effect of the posture. 

- These workshops will also study Managing and Preventing Injuries.

YOGA PHILOSOPHY WITH LYNDSEY BISHOP

These sessions will take you beyond the mat and the physical aspects of the yoga practice and into a deeper understanding of the long history of yoga and its rich Eastern roots. We will explore some of the key texts that belong to the wisdom tradition of yoga, as passed down from the ancient sages and rishis and contemplate how these revelations can be applied to living a mindful and purposeful life.

As part of this module we will also explore the subtle yoga body, with integral practices that will enable you to fully integrate the fulsome body, breath and mind experience, including:

Mediation: You might be surprised to know that the original purpose of physical yoga was to move energy and prepare the body for stillness. This place of stillness and presence is known as meditation. In this training you will learn some simple and effective techniques to bring you into a more calm, clear and connected state of being. Stillness is a super-power that once cultivated enables you to show-up more present and available for yourself and all those around you.

Pranayama: In Sanskrit (the sacred language of yoga), “prana” means life energy and “yama” means control. We will explore breathing techniques that help balance the energy channels of the body and help promote vitality in the system. You will also learn how pranayama helps bridge the body-mind connection and supports your meditation practice.

Chanting (sound healing): Sanskrit, the sacred language of yoga is a vibrational language that opens-up the more subtle channels of the body. We will learn to chant some of the key verses from the primary yoga texts and explore how this method is an integral part of your yoga meditation toolbox.

Teaching Methodology with Margot Stokreef

Practical Teaching Skills: Through a supportive process of guided exercises and peer feedback students will enhance their toolkit of teaching skills. This training will include

Verbal teaching skills: three-part cueing for yoga postures, vocal cadence and intonation, storytelling, opening and closing classes with intentions and meditations, impactful and inclusive language.

Hands on teaching skills: physical assists and enhancements, consent,

Classroom management: demonstrations, use of props and modifications, room set up, teaching with music, sequence notation, and skills for delivering online classes

IAM SEQUENCE – CORE ASANAS (POSES)

This module will leverage a specially designed IAM Yoga sequence to help you learn and apply the fundamental asanas (poses) needed to build and teach a class. This will include insight around benefit, alignment, and function of each of these poses as well as how to intelligently integrate the various categories of poses and vinyasas (flows) for a well-balanced and accessible class. Key categories we will explore (but not limited to):

  • Namaskars (salutations)
  • Hip openers
  • Chest openers
  • Back bends
  • Inversions

Trauma-Informed Yoga with Shehla Khan

- Comprehension of and responsibility to increase equity in yoga

- Accountability measures

- Self-reflection on how yoga ethics relate to practice and teaching

YOGA LABS WITH COURTNEY MILNER & HASSAN HARAKE

Yoga labs are an opportunity to take what you are learning in the classroom and apply it through self-directed practice. As part of the teacher training requirements, you will take 10 yoga lab classes, using the provided IAM Core Flow sequence to practice fundamental asanas (poses). These one-hour sessions are supported by IAM faculty teachers who will be available to provide one-to-one guidance, answering any questions you have about the various poses and what you are learning.

Professional development with Sadaf Hosseini

In this immersive program, yoga studio owners will delve into advanced techniques for business growth, community engagement, and personal development. Discover innovative strategies for enhancing your teaching offerings, refining your leadership skills, and cultivating a supportive environment for both teachers and clients.

Through a blend of interactive workshops, expert-led discussions, and practical exercises, participants will gain invaluable insights into effective studio management, marketing strategies tailored to the yoga industry, and fostering a culture of inclusivity and wellness.

Practicum with Sepi and Courtney

With the support of mentors receive practice teaching hours in the studio.  These workshops are outside the time of the weekends and will be organized by Administrative Coordinator

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Meet Your Facilitators

Lyndsey Bishop

Lead Trainer and Senior Faculty Teacher- (BA, E-RYT-200, RYT-500)

Margot Stokreef

Administrator and Faculty Member (BA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP)

Shehla Khan

Senior Faculty Teacher Ayurvedic Practitioner & Certified Yoga Therapist

Sadaf Hosseini

Director/Owner Professional Development

Hassan Harake

Supporting Faculty Teacher, Yoga Lab and Asanas (Poses) (RYT 200)

Courtney Jean

Supporting Faculty Teacher, Yoga Lab and Asanas (Poses) (YAC-200)

David Keil

Author/Anatomy David Keil Online Training Course

Sepi Kharazizadeh

Administrative Coordinator and Mentor (RYT 200)

FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION BEFORE OR AFTER YOU’VE MADE YOUR PAYMENT

 

RESERVE WITH A DEPOSIT

$500

Deposit Required!

Reserve your place with a non-refundable deposit. The balance for early bird pricing must be settled by February 29th, 2024,

 

 

Early Bird 

$3300

Payments must be completed by February 29th, 2024. 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL PAYMENT

$3,500

 

Single Payment Option

Secure your spot with a one-time payment! Price after February 29th, 2024.

 

 

 

 

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Got Questions?

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A SESSION?

We understand that life takes priority sometimes and we will never say that you need to attend EVERY session. This is however an intensive course which means that each session covers a lot of topics. Connect with your facilitator if you know that you will miss a session to receive a recoding.

WHERE ARE THE SESSIONS BEING HELD?

At IAM Yoga Studio space located at 680 Yonge St. (just south of Yonge and Bloor) Some sessions will take place on via zoom and a link will be provided prior.

IS IAM YOGA REGISTERED WITH THE YOGA ALLIANCE?

IAM Yoga is a registered school with the North American organization and the Yoga Alliance. This training meets the requirements for a 200-hour teacher training certification.

DO I HAVE TO HAVE AN ADVANCED PRACTICE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING?

No. Our training is accessible for all levels- we will be covering all content from beginner level to advanced. There is no level requirement.

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE FROM THE PROGRAM?

In order to obtain your certification, you need to attend all the lectures, complete all the assignments, and pass all assessments. In addition,There is a separate required practice component to complete within the duration of the program.

  • 30 public classes at IAM Yoga
  • 10 self-directed IAM Yoga lab classes
  • Observe 5 faculty-led classes
  • Assist 5 faculty-led classes

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE IAM YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM?

Follow this LINK to the application form; once completed you can pay for your deposit or whatever payment plan works best for you.

WILL I BE ABLE TO PRACTICE AT IAM YOGA DURING THE TRAINING?

Of course! All trainees will have access to IAM Yoga’s public classes for the duration of your training! If you are currently a member, your membership will be on hold, and if you have a package we will extend the expiry. We want to ensure that practicing is accessible to you during this time; so explore to your hearts content!

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Yoga Teacher Training Application

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    IAM YOGA LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    The land on which IAM YOGA operates, at Yonge and Bloor, was for many millennia the traditional home of the Anishinaabe, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, and the Huran-wendat (Wyandot). Today, this land is still the home of many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to connect with our bodies, minds, and spirits through the sacred practice of yoga on this equally sacred territory, and we encourage the reflection of the profound relationship Indigenous peoples maintain with it.
    IAM YOGA also acknowledges the role imperialism, colonialism, and systemic racism have played in the cultural genocide of Indigenous peoples.
    Lastly, we respect and honour their caretaking of this Earth; their indispensable knowledge is of the utmost importance in the race against climate change.

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