TEACHER TRAINING 

next course starts January 31, 2020

 

Immerse yourself in the Ashtanga System*

  

  

To Register or any questions

Please contact the Shala via email at theshala@mail.com

Our 200 & 300 Hour Teacher Training & Ashtanga Enrichment Program will provide you with the tools to begin Svadhyaya (self-study) and develop the skills you need to share your passion. 

"This is the best teacher training course we have seen in years"

                                               

                                                                                    - Canadian Yoga Alliance

Schedule: Starting  

200hr: January 31, 2020

Weekends: TBA

300hr (Additional 5 weeks)

10 hours of the History of Yoga, Modern Yoga & Critical Thought and Sankrit

Dates are subject to change due to needs of the group. 

Next Teacher Training & Ashtanga Enrichment

200 & 300 Hour Teacher Training  “Yoga of Patanjali” with Melissa Wasserfall

Date: End of Nov 2019 (exact date TBA)

Express interest or for more information email info@shalacentre.ca

The Shala's True Yoga Teacher Training Program is facilitated by Melissa Wasserfall.

Melissa’s teaching philosophy is to bring her knowledge of yoga and the musculo-skeletal system to her students, so they can practice and teach from a place of knowledge and confidence.

“I am passionate about yoga and it’s benefits, which I experience first hand through my own practice every day, and I hope to ignite and impart this to my students, awakening in them their own self knowledge and wisdom, which exists in each of us. The yoga practice is the real teacher.”

True Yoga Teacher Training program is registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYS). Once the student has fulfilled all the RYS requirements they will receive their 200-hour Certificate “Yoga of Patanjali” training which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance of North America.

The Shala's True Yoga Teacher Training Course 

2019 Course Information

 

Instructor

Melissa Wasserfall  True Yoga

Melissa has been practicing and teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow yoga for

seventeen years. She’s known for her vigorous classes, understanding of poses,

and understanding of anatomy and energy in relation to yoga postures.

Dr. Neil Dalal Associate Professor in Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Neil Dalal's research interests include Indian philosophy, history of Indian religions, Yoga, Vedanta, meditation, religious experience, and contemplative theory. He was co-director of Gurukulam (a feature length documentary on Vedanta); Co-editor of Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled “Contemplative Practice in Advaita Vedanta;” and articles on “Sudden and Gradual Enlightenment in Advaita Vedanta;” and “Imagination and Meditation in the Early Upanishads.”

 

Ian Hayward  Ayurvedic Wellness Consultant

Ian Hayward was the Ayurvedic consultant to the British Royal Family, as well

as many well know personalities in the UK.He ran one of the largest Ayurvedic

spas and treatment centres in Europe before he moved to Canada.

Tuition


Early Bird, before January 4

200 hr: $2,900 +taxes

300 hr:  $4,000

 

Regular, after January 4
200 hr: $3,400 +taxes 

300 hr: $4,572 +taxes

Minimum deposit of $500 +gst (non-refundable) is required to reserve space.

Full tuition is non-refundable once program commences.

 

 

*Tuition can be made in 2 installments before program begins. This option is not available on early bird pricing

*Although Ashtanga focused the course will cover other Vinyasa systems. This 200 hour Teacher Training is approved by both Yoga Alliance and Canadian Yoga Alliance. We aim to provide you with a clear, concise, mature teacher training that meets and exceeds the course requirements of both Yoga Alliance and Canadian Yoga Alliance.

Please note this course does not provide teacher with a KPJAYI Certification or Authorization

Curriculum

 

Course Overview

Our training includes in-class instruction plus practical teaching experience to help you build your yoga practice and confidence.

This course will focus on asana from the Ashtanga yoga system. You will learn through your own practice and instruction how to teach and experience the full primary series, proper vinyasas count and asanas sequencing as well as some second series. There will also be an intense look at the foundational postures of yoga, backbends, shoulder stands, headstands as well we will explore how to modify asanas when needed and look at some Classic Hatha asanas.  

 

 

Course Content

 

Yoga philosophy

This course will help you begin to understand the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. We will look at the koshas, kleshas, the vayus, the yamas, and Niyamas and explore and discuss the yoga sutras, the bhagavad gita and ayurveda.

 

I. Deepen your practice to learn to teach others

 

Breath & Vinyasa 

Learn the mechanism of the breath & movement system of vinyasa and its affect on the physical, emotional, mental and energetic body.


Bandha & Posture 

Deepen your experience of the bandhas as energetic locks and learn how to use them to circulate energy and understand the affects and learn how to apply this to various asanas.

 

Drishti 

Brings about a deepening of concentration and realization of oneness during the practice and deepen your understanding of yoga as a transformative process.   

 

Pranayama

Begin to explore different forms of Pranayama or breath control and experience how the practice of pranayama can helps us keep from distractions and provides us a strong platform to develop our yoga practice.

 

Meditation

Experience how your yoga practice can become a meditative asana/ physical practice while also looking at different ways of approaching meditation outside of the asana practice.  

 

Chanting

Explore several aspects of the voice as a tool for teaching and in self-practice to help break through mental, physical and energetic blockages in the body. (Guest speaker)

 

Nutrition/ayurveda

Discuss and learn ancient and modern views on this subject. Learn how to support your mental, physical, energetic practice through food and nutrition.
 


 

II. Teaching Students

The second aspect of the training will involve gaining the confidence and developing skills that will allow you to transmit your own experience and practice. The course will explore the use of words to give concise and progressive verbal instructions when leading a class, teaching a mysore style class or privately. We will also focus on how to communicate safely and clearly through physical adjustments and how to read postural and energetic imbalances of the students.
 

 

 

Sequencing yoga classes

Learn how to use your unique teaching style and understanding of your practice to develop strong sequencing skills for a Vinyasa style class.

 

Anatomy as it relates to the yoga asanas and the physical body

Learning very specific physical anatomy that corresponds to the course content. Guidelines will be presented as to how to talk about yoga anatomy when teaching. You will learn and discuss adjustments, alignment, ujjayi breath, contra- indications, drishti and bandhas. Common injuries, misalignment, and strength and flexibility issues that can arise from asana practice. Basic anatomy will be part of the suggested readings.

 

Esoteric anatomy

Begin to understand and discuss how a yoga practice operates beyond the physical body and moves into the body as consciousness

 

 

 

 

Course Includes

200 Hours of Instruction including (300 hour Curriculum coming soon)

       20 Hour Practicum

       10 hour Academic study of the History of ancient & modern yoga

              & Sanskrit with  Dr Neil Dalal 

       6-8 hours of intensive mysore practice with Harmony Slater

       2.5 Hour Ayurveda Module with Ian Hayward

 

Midpoint Assessment

Practicum:

Led Primary Series, Led Vinyasa Class, Assisting in

Mysore Classes

Final Assessment

 

Materials Provided

File Folder, Information Sheets, All notes, Asana Book

(includes over 1,000 poses with visual references and correct Sanskrit

terms, plus valuable information on bandhas, breath and philosophy) & 

copy of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

Teacher Training Schedule


January 2020 to May/ June 2020

Hours: 9.5 weekends at 20 hours

1 week of intensive mysore practice with authorized/ certified teacher

Location: The Shala | EAYC

Address: 10018 105th Street NW

Edmonton Alberta



Weekend Schedule

Friday Nights: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturdays: 8:00am – 6:00pm (2hr break)

Sundays: 8:00am – 6:00pm (2hr break)

Note: Hours may vary slightly based on instructor and material to be covered.

 

*dates are subject to change to meet the needs once course begins.

About Melissa Wasserfall

I started practicing Ashtanga yoga as a daily practice at The Yoga Centre, Edinburgh under the direction of Hamish Hendry and then became a teacher there, completing my teacher training in 1999. I am a direct student of the late Sri K.Pattabhi Jois and have completed my 200 ERYT and 500 RYT teacher trainings.

 

I have diplomas in sports and remedial massage, phytotherapy (the study of herbs), energy healing and holographic re-patterning. Whilst I focus almost exclusively on yoga teaching now, all of these trainings have enabled me to fine tune my ability to read people’s bodies, and to see where each individual student needs particular attention.

Ashtanga yoga can be a very masculine practice and I aim to balance that with the feminine aspect of surrender and softening.

Since the birth of my children, the first in 2005, I have been teaching pre and post natal yoga as well as mom and baby yoga. I aim to provide comprehensive information on all aspects of childbirth, during pregnancy and after. I am Y.A.A, C.Y.A and Y.A certified and currently teach first and second series Ashtanga yoga. I try to return to Mysore, India, whenever possible to continue my studies with R.Sharath.

Contact Us

 
 

10018 105st Edmonton, AB

Email: info@shalacentre.ca

THE SHALA is conveniently located at 10018-105st Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1C3

We are easily accessible via LRT, bus, bicycle, peds, and cars. There is also plenty directly in front of SHALA. Street parking is FREE before 9am & after 6pm Monday through Saturday, and Sundays all day. 

 

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