Live Your Yoga! Our Yoga Studies program is a ideal way to deepen your practice and explore the mysteries of yoga. Through our 100 Hour Yoga Studies program, you will gain a broad understanding of this 5000-year-old practice. You will learn lots about the physical asanas of course, and, you will also explore “how yoga works” on the physical, energetic, mental, and spiritual levels. Cultivate a broad appreciation for the full spectrum of yogic practices, philosophies and wisdom teachings. Most valuable of all, this program of self discovery invites you to dive into the depths of who you are and you will leave learning more about yourself.
This 100 Hour Yoga Studies program consists of 5 weekend workshops. Each workshop is well rounded and explores yoga through the practices of asana, posture clinics, pranayama, meditation, Classical and Tantric philosophy, group discussion and personal inquiry. There are take-home inquiries and assignments with each weekend workshop. Completion of these assignments is required if you plan to enrol in our 100 Hour Teaching Skills program and seek initial certification as a yoga teacher.
This 100 Hour Yoga Studies program can be taken on its own, as separate weekend workshops, or combined with the 100 Hour Teaching Skills training for the 200 Hour Foundations Yoga Teacher Training Certification.
Key Topics Covered
Each weekend is themed on a key subject area and integrates multiple facets of a well-rounded yoga practice. The philosophical explorations will be integrated and embodied through asana practice, group discussion and personal inquiry. Topics include:
Philosophy for the Modern Day Yogi: Learn more about this 5000-year-old practice and the ancient teachings that remain relevant in our modern-day context. Explore yoga through the lenses of Classical philosophy, Tantra philosophy, Jnana (knowledge), Raja (meditation), Karma (right action) and Bhakti (devotion). Study Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, including the ethics of yoga, postures, breathwork and meditation.
Classical Yoga of Patanjali: The Sutras of Patanjali is a foundational text that can be equated to the psychology of yoga. The text is written in short, terse statements that are designed to be unpacked as a community through discussion and inquiry. The sutras dives into the nature of the distracted mind and what keeps us from deep inner peace. Learn meditation tools and techniques that harness the power of a clear and focused mind.
Anatomy & Biomechanics: Anatomy & Biomechanics comes alive through interactive learning and active exploration. Key concepts include the musculoskeletal system, connective tissue, joints, respiratory and nervous systems, and the anatomy of the spine, head, neck, shoulders, upper limbs, pelvis, and lower limbs. Also explore common pathologies, injuries and health concerns.
Bhagavad Gita – Living Yoga: This is one of yoga’s most beloved texts that is a metaphor for life. It is a timeless story about a warrior prince, Arjuna, who faces a big life dilemma – whether or not to fight in a battle between different branches of his family. Arjuna asks big life questions of his teacher, of which we are also invited to ask of ourselves, such as: “Where do we come from? Where do we go when we die? Is there life after death? What is my purpose?”.
Subtle Anatomy: The Energy Body: Ancient Yogis mapped out the human body in a way that goes beyond what we can perceive with our five senses. Learn about the 5 bodies (koshas), chakras (energy centers), kundalini (awakening consciousness), prana (breath and life force), bandhas (energy locks) and ayurveda (science of yoga).
Is this course for me
If you are a curious, open-minded yogi with a passion for yoga, this program will nourish you on many levels.
Forever Student and Lover of Yoga: You love yoga and want to understand more about your practice and yourself. If you have no desire to teach, and want to deepen your own practice, you are welcome to explore with us.
Time Commitment: These workshops are designed to build upon each other. Each intensive weekend has enough space in between to integrate your learning. Homework and monthly class observation assignments will be given between sessions to help you integrate your learning.
Existing Yoga Teacher: Every training is different, and there is a good chance you didn’t get to cover everything that we do in this course. Revisiting topics you are familiar with is invaluable as you come in with a different perspective each time.
Why Study With Us?
We are a Yoga Alliance certified school that is recognized world-wide. Our programs help you to create a teaching toolbelt that bolsters your authentic teaching ability so that you can shine, be creative and market your skills. Partnered with several yoga studios around the city, you will gain lots of exposure to the rich yoga community.
We are an Established Yoga School: We are Yoga Alliance certified and have offered over 10 Yoga Teacher Trainings as a school, in addition to our faculty hosting many other teacher training and mentorship programs.
Expert Faculty: We love our teachers! They are highly trained, passionate, and most importantly, amazing people to learn from. Your teaching team consists of at least one certified teacher at the ERYT-500 level and all our lead faculty are certified at a minimum of ERYT-200 Level.
We Tune In: Every training is unique because every group has its own energy. We are always listening, reflecting and responding to the individual evolution and needs of each group.
Community & Collaboration: We are partnered with yoga studios and local businesses that you will be connected to within the community!
We stay current: Course material is always being updated and we continue to study and expand our own knowledge base. We are not satisfied with the status quo and do not expect you to be either!
Successful completion of the 5 Yoga Studies Workshops earns you a 100 Hour Yoga Studies Certificate. If you combine the 100 Hour Yoga Studies training with the 100 Hour Teaching Skills training, you will be eligible for the 200 Hour Foundations Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. All our trainings are certified by Yoga Alliance International. If you are an existing yoga teacher, all of these trainings are eligible for Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance.
Secure your place
Tuition includes a Yoga Studies Program manual, printed handouts, online resources, ongoing mentorship throughout the training and a 10 class pass to partner studios for Calgary programs.
Pay Early BirdSpecial Price
- Get a $100 discount when you register before December 15, 2017.
Pay Standard PriceFull Fees
- Register up to and including the first day of the program as long as space is available.
Pay 5 InstallmentsPer Workshop
- Payment is due on the Friday of each weekend workshop. Post-date cheques appreciated!