500 HOUR INTEGRATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Dive deep and rise strong. An embodied experience of the art and science of yoga

Training overview

This 500 Hour Integrated Yoga Teacher Training is a transformative, life-changing program that will engage your mind, expand your heart, and connect you to your soul. It requires dedication and a commitment to continual growth and learning. It takes effort and stamina and you will be rewarded with a community of lifelong friends, deep connections to your teachers and a rich, joyful journey that will continue to nourish you for years to come.
Our 500 Hour Integrated Yoga Teacher Training combines the practical aspects of successful teaching with a holistic approach, exploring the traditional wisdom of yoga with modern-day relevance. Deepen your practice, enrich your yoga journey, fill your well, and elevate your teaching. This extended program is an invitation to be curious about all that makes us human. Study, examine, and experience the intelligence and complexity of your physical, emotional, mental, pranic, and energetic bodies. Bring that wisdom to your students through authentic and masterful teaching.
Our skilled, experienced, and passionate faculty bring their unique perspectives and areas of expertise to our program in a diverse and integrated way. We believe the richest teachings are offered through multiple lenses and learning modalities. Dedicated studentship, a curious mind and an open heart are key to success in this program that features a broad spectrum of topics and ample opportunity to explore and refine the skills behind successful teaching. We welcome you to embark on this path with us!

Certification

We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance International. If you are a certified teacher, all of our offerings are eligible for Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance.

How it Works

Your journey toward the 500 Hour Integrated Yoga Teacher Training certification begins with the 200 Hour Foundations Yoga Teacher Training, followed by the 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.
The 200 Hour Foundations Yoga Teacher Training can be taken as a Year Long program which meets over 10 weekends between February and December, or it can be taken as a Summer Intensive. (see schedule here)
The 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training builds on the learning you received in your first year and goes further into the areas of philosophy, anatomy, subtle anatomy, meditation, conscious communication, and personal inquiry. You will also dive deeper into what your personal gifts are as a teacher, and how to refine your craft.
Each training will include expanded explorations of philosophy, discussion, asana theory and practice, group exercises, pranayama and meditation. There will be take-home inquiries and assignments with each intensive and weekend workshop.

Key Topics Covered

200 Hour Foundations Yoga Teacher Training
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.Read More
Classical Yoga of Patanjali:The Sutras of Patanjali is a foundational text that can be equated to the psychology of yoga.Read More
Anatomy & Biomechanics:Anatomy & Biomechanics comes alive through interactive learning and active exploration.Read More
Bhagavad Gita: Living Yoga:This is one of yoga’s most beloved texts that is a metaphor for life.Read More
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 that play an important role to understanding the energy body.Read More
Teaching Skills 1: Observation & Language. Discover the power of your voice. Become skillful at observing your students so you can teach to individuals as well as the needs of the class.Read More
Teaching Skills 2: Adjustments & Demonstrations. Learn how to offer verbal adjustments, physical adjustments and therapeutic touch that leave your students feeling great in their practice.Read More
Teaching Skills 3: Sequencing Classes. Know how to sequence creatively with safety in mind. Learn how to teach beginner and mixed level classes, different sequencing styles such as flow and alignment based hatha yoga and how to incorporate key alignment principles.Read More
Teaching Skills 4: Inspiring Themes & Program Planning. Develop a collection of inspiring themes to weave into your classes. Learn how to weave a theme seamlessly through the poses, movements, music, words, sequence, and alignment focus.Read More
Teaching Skills 5: Teaching Practicum: This weekend is the culmination of the program and a time to bring everything together and celebrate each other’s unique gifts! You will have the opportunity to teach one full class and receive feedback from your peers and teacher.Read More
300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
Asana Technique & Practice: Explore the various modalities of yoga including Alignment-based Hatha Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Flow Yoga, Natural Movement, Functional Movement, Bandhas, Pranayama, and Kriya.
Philosophy, Meditation & Mantra:Explorations from lineages including Tantra, Classical Yoga, Buddhist and Taoist philosophies are offered to gain depth and appreciation for this vast field of wisdom.
Teaching Methodology:Learn methods of cueing, sequencing, themes, adjusting, classroom management, voice training and cultivating presence. You will have the opportunity to peer teach and receive feedback in order to cultivate your greatest gifts in the seat of the teacher.
Anatomy & Biomechanics:How does yoga “work”? Specific seminars offer a detailed view to understanding your feet, knees, ankles, hips, pelvis, spine, shoulders, arms, neck and nervous system. Learn to teach with attention to therapeutic needs and uniqueness of individual students.
Self-development, Conscious Communication & Relationship:The way we communicate is powerful. How we express, or repress our feelings has huge impact on ourselves and in our relationships, and also shapes the world we live in. Learn how to share your truth, know your boundaries, ask for what you need, and hold loving space for others.
Subtle Anatomy:The subtle body is a map to explore where you may be holding unconscious energy patterns in your body. Through study of chakras, sheaths, nadis, brainwave states, organ systems and energetic maintenance, you will receive insight to gain greater freedom in your body, breath, mind, heart and soul.
Special Topics:Guest Faculty will offer weekend workshops on enriching topics in innovative fields of study. Their modalities connect and complement key topics explored in immersion weeks. For more information: Numa Breathwork, Natural Movement, The Psychology of Yoga, Envisioning, Business of Yoga, and more!

Is this course for me

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This is a comprehensive program for the curious and devoted yogi. But for those who were brave enough to take the journey certainly discovered a whole new level of connecting themselves with their mind, body and soul. Needless to say, this course is for you if:
You have a Love for Learning
This course is for you if you are an experiential learner who is willing to question limiting beliefs, challenge your comfort zones and examine your life through the loving lens of curiosity.
Parts of the journey may seem challenging but our dedicated faculty will make sure we’re there every step of the way to cultivate you towards the path of inspiration.
Time Commitment
This program is designed to be both intensive and spacious. The 200 Hour Foundations Yoga Teacher Training is offered as either a Year Long training or Summer Intensive – your choice!
The immersion weeks and weekend workshops of the 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training are concentrated times for group learning. Homework and class observation assignments will be given between all sessions to help integrate your learning.
Certification
Upon completion of the 500 Hour Integrated Yoga Teacher Training you will be eligible for a RYT-500 certificate through Yoga Alliance International.

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Why Study With Us?

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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! We are highly trained, passionate, and most importantly – amazing people to learn from. Your teaching team for every training 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.
Celebrating Individuality:We acknowledge and respect that each person comes with their own areas of interest and we work together to nourish your passion. Rather than build up a branded “style” of yoga that is stiff and robotic, our mission is to help you to shine in a way that feels authentic for you.
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:Our 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!

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Program Schedule

YEAR 1 : 200 Hour Foundations Yoga Teacher Training

Summer Intensive Training (option 1)


Date Course Title Time Instructor
Jul 15 - Aug 9, 2019 Summer Intensive Mon - Fri: 8am-5pm
Nora Maskey
Alice Hong
Erin Macaig


Year Long Training (option 2)


Date Course Title Time Instructor
Feb 8 - 10, 2019 Philosophy for the Modern Day Yogi Fri: 5pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 4:30pm
Alice Hong
Nora Maskey
Guest Faculty
Mar 1 -3, 2019 Classical Yoga of Patanjali Fri: 5pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 4:30pm
Nora Maskey
Alice Hong
Guest Faculty
Apr 5 - 7, 2019 Bhagavad Gita: Living Yoga Fri: 5pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 4:30pm
Alice Hong
Erin Macaig
May 3 - 5, 2019 Anatomy & Biomechanics Fri: 5pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 4:30pm
Nora Maskey
Alice Hong
Jun 7 - 9, 2019 Subtle Anatomy: The Energy Body Fri: 5pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 4:30pm
Nora Maskey
Alice Hong
Guest Faculty
Sep 6 - 8, 2019 Teaching Skills 1: Observation & Language Fri: 5pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 4:30pm
Alice Hong
Guest Faculty
Sep 27 - 29, 2019 Teaching Skills 2: Adjustment & Demonstration Fri: 5pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 4:30pm
Nora Maskey
Alice Hong
Oct 18 - 20, 2019 Teching Skills 3: Sequencing Classes Fri: 5pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 4:30pm
Nora Maskey
Alice Hong
Nov 8 - 10, 2019 Teaching Skills 4: Inspiring Themes & Program Planning Fri: 5pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 4:30pm
Nora Maskey
Alice Hong
Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019 Teaching Practicum Fri: 5pm - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 4:30pm
Nora Maskey
Alice Hong
Guest Faculty


YEAR 2 : 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training


Date Course Title Time Instructor
2019 TBA Alice Hong
Nora Maskey
Guest Faculty
2020 TBA Alice Hong
Nora Maskey
Guest Faculty

Note: Schedule Subject to Change

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Tuition includes 400+ page Yoga Teacher Training Manual, printed handouts, online resources, on-going mentorship throughout the training and class passes to partner studios in Calgary.

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