DevaTree School of Yoga (CYARYS Gold Member)

  • E-mail: info@devatree.com
  • Phone: 519-520-9933
  • Address: Box 52007 Commissioners Rd E
  • Location: London, Ontario Canada
  • Website: devatree.com
  • Service Offered: Cross-Disciplinary
  • Type of Certification Granted: 200-hr, 500-hr, 100-hr RCYT, 100-hr RPYT
  • Years in Operation: 3
  • Date Joined: June 17, 2013

School Info

DevaTree School of Yoga is a 200-hr and 500-hr Cross-Disciplinary Yoga School which blends the ancient wisdom of yoga with contemporary practices, tools, and modern science. We also offer Children's Yoga and Prenatal Yoga Certification Programs.

Course Outline

200 hour
1. Anatamy & Physiology: Principles of alignment from various schools of yoga; benefits, contraindications, & modifications of each tecnnique; structural and energetic alignment of the body/mind; the neurobiology of yoga; pain modulation pathways of the brain; effects of yoga on the nervous system and emotional body; effects of yoga on the skeletal, muscular fascial, lymphatic, endocrine & digestive systems. 20 hrs
2. Study of Asanas: Using the 5 Bandhas as a foundation for structural & energetic alignment; posture flows with context, benefits, contraindications, modifications, hands-on assists & practice; sequencing and creating personal flows; yoga therapeutics and sequences to condition and open the body. 74 hrs
3. Study of Pranayama: 11 breath practices: 3-Part Breath, Ujayi, Sun/Moon Breath, Alternate Nostril, Breath of Fire, Square Breath, 1:2 Breathing, Lion’s Breath, Sitali Pranayama, Cleansing Breath, Recalibration Pranayama. 6 hrs
4-5. Study of Energy Systems/Bodies: The Subtle Energy Body - mudras and mudra combinations; mantra and meditation techniques, yoga for the emotional body. 20 hrs
6. Yoga Philosophy: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras; The 8-Fold Path; Yamas and Niyamas; Professional practices; sacred commerce; Swadhyaya. 30 hrs
Teaching Methodology: Hands-on assists & modifications; creating an inclusive and compassionate learning environment; encouraging student creativity and self-expression; effective communication; designing sequences, classes, and class sessions; practice teaching. 35 hrs
Other: Earth-Based Teachings: Honouring our connection to the natural world; weaving earth imagery into teaching vocabulary; healing the body-mind-spirit through ancient earch wisdom. 15 hrs



500 hr
The 500hr training is divided into 4 modules.
Module 1: Advanced Asana (50 hrs)
Anatomy & Physiology: Explore specific parts of the body and how they affect the overall posture; principles of structural and energetic alignment to ensure safety; progressive anatomical alignment to help create integrity in the body and build strength and flexibility. 8 hrs.
Study of Asanas: sequences and therapeutics to prepare the body for advanced asanas; 7 earth-based flows; technique for arm, hand, and forearm balances, front extensions, balance postures and hip openers at the advanced level. 30 hrs
Study of Pranayama: (see other modules)
4-5. Study of Energy Systems/Bodies: (see other modules)
Yoga Philosophy: Earth-based philosophy; healing the body through ancient earth wisdom; honouring the Universal Laws of Energy, Awareness (Swadhyaya/self-study), Attraction, Detachment. 6 hrs
Teaching Methodology: Explore Progressive Anatomical Alignment principles to create the building blocks for postures; hands-on assists, creative modifications and sensitivity to unique student needs. 4 hrs

Module 2: The Subtle Energy Body (50 hrs)
Anatomy & Physiology: structural and energetic alignment of the body/mind; effects of yoga on the skeletal, muscular, fascial, lymphatic, endocrine and digestive systems. 2 hrs
Study of Asanas: 7 Earth-based Chakra flows to open and expand the body, mind and heart; exploration of postures, transitions, modifications, benefits and contraindications. 8 hrs
Study of Pranayama: Breath practices and Kriyas designed to prepare for meditation, calm the nervous system and strengthen the body; meditations, Kriyas, and breath practices to balance the body as it relates to the Bio-Endocrine system. 8 hrs
4-5. Study of Energy Systems/Bodies: 10 mudra sequences and combinations; mantra and meditation techniques; yoga for the emotional body; chanting Bija mantras and other sacred chants to align energy. 14 hrs
Yoga Philosophy: Earth-based philosophy; honouring the Universal Laws of Energy, Awareness (Swadhyaya/self-study), Attraction and Detachment; cultivating a holistic understanding of the interconnectedness of the Chakras and the Koshas with your life; developing ways to access your inner guidance; use of the Four Allies in community, inter-personally and intra-personally; Swadhyaya: exploring the inner landscape through personal reflection, professional and ethical business practices. 12 hrs
Teaching Methodology: hands-on assists, creative modifications and sensitivity to unique student needs; creating a compassionate learning environment, encouraging student creativity; effective communication. 4 hrs
Other: Practicum: teaching in small and larger groups; designing, teaching and sequencing classes with Subtle Energy Body as focus. 2 hrs

Module 3: Integrative Anatomy (100 hrs)
Anatomy & Physiology: practical anatomy of physical body; exploration of multi-dimensional anatomy; principles of structural and energetic alignment to ensure safety; anatomy of stress and relaxation; anatomy of balance and movement; anatomy of subtle energy body; individual assessment of blocked energy to create ease and fluidity of movement in the body. 30 hrs
Study of Asanas: experiential exploration of muscles and boes of human body; 7 flows: exploration of anatomy of postures, transitions, modifications, benefits, contraindications and corresponding therapeutics for each sequence; multiple movement sequences; yoga therapeutics to address common injuries and pain; Iliopsoas Release Technique for stress releases and relaxation. 34 hrs
Study of Pranayama: see other modules
4-5. Study of Energy Systems/Bodies: Sequences for engaging the subtle energy body, chakras, koshas and divine self in the exploration of integrative anatomy; recognize how the five elements relate to movement of the body and the lines of energy; exploration of physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual bodies as a whole. 4 hrs
Yoga Philosophy: theory of Lomilomi Archetypes; Swadhyaya: personal exploration of the various aspects of integrative anatomy philosophy; professional and ethical business practices. 7 hrs
Teaching Methodology: hands on assists and modifications; designing sequences, therapeutic techniques and classes; effective communication; creating a compassionate learning environment, encouraging student creativity. 10 hrs
8. Other: Practicum teaching in small and larger groups; earth-based teachings. 15 hrs


Module Four: Ayurveda & Yoga
Anatomy & Physiology: energetic & structural anatomy; understanding the human body as it relates to the Doshas. 10 hrs
Study of Asana: technique for 4 Doshic flows; creative movements designed to stimulate particular Doshas; designing various types of yoga experiences to impact the Doshas emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. 15 hrs
Study of Pranayama: Pranayama sequences for Vata, Pitta, Kapha and Tri-Doshic. 2 hrs
4-5. Study of Energy Systems/Bodies: Self-discovery of personal Dosha; Meditation and Mudra sequences for Vata, Pitta, Kapha and Tri-Doshic; training in self-care routines and balancing techniques to Doshas. 8 hrs
Yoga Philosophy: origin and history of the science of Ayurveda; consideration of the nature of the 5 elements and how their unique combinations make up the Doshas; lifestyle considerations; importance of understanding Ayurveda constitution and corresponding self-care routines; using the 6 senses to explore the Doshic combinations; the use of colours to balance the Doshas; Swadhyaya/self study. 35 hrs
Teaching Methodology: hands on assists and modifications; designing sequences, technique and themes based on Ayurvedic classes; effective communication; creating a compassionate learning environment, encouraging student creativity. 10 hrs
Other: Practicum teaching in small and larger groups; designing, teaching and seequencing classes that incorporate Ayurvedic Principles; earth based teachings. 20 hrs

100-hour Certification Program
HeartRise Children’s Yoga Teacher Training

Anatomy & Physiology: exploration of anatomy & physiology; games, books, stories and songs as teaching tools for learning anatomy; Eastern and Western approaches to physiology and energy anatomy; benefits and contraindications for all techniques, avoiding common injuries, age-specific adaptations for asana and pranayama. 10 hrs
Study of Asana: cross-disciplinary focus on age-appropriate asanas and posture flows; choreography of movement sequences to age-appropriate music, partner poses & games; choosing and using props. 20 hrs
Study of Pranayama: chanting, meditation and pranayama. 3 hrs
4-5 . Study of Energy Systems/Bodies: relaxation strategies, visualizations, stories and affirmations; the Chakra system or “rainbow body,” choosing and using music to create energetic shifts. 2 hrs
Yoga Philosophy: Incorporating yoga philosophy in an age-appropriate way; learning philosophy through the use of games, visualizations, affirmations and play; fostering a non-competitive, inclusive class atmostphere; healthy boundaries in teh student-teacher relationship; caution, care and ethics in hands-on assists; creating a safe and protective environment; collegial and ethical relationships with parents and associates; confidentiality; when to refer to other professionals. 16 hrs
Teaching Methodology: creating experiential learning environments; age-appropriate timing, language, sequencing and delivery; lesson planning; desigining specialty classes; creating a non-authoritarian environment; balancing the need for structure and freedom in the classroom; harnessing the energy of the room and being in the moment; engaging the six senses and using multiple intelligence techniques. 15 hrs
Other: Child Development: developmental considerations for toddlers through to adolescence; cautions for developmental stages; teaching multiple age groupings; supporting age-specific milestones; self-study as it relates to child development; effective communication. 16 hrs.
Other: Practice Teaching and Observations: observing, assisting, co-teaching, and teaching; design and teach mini-classes in your style. 18 hrs
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