Institute of Inner Source (CYA–RYS Gold Member)

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  • Phone: 780-232-5999
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  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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  • Service Offered: Interdisciplinary
  • Type of Certification Granted: 200hr Certificate
  • Years in Operation: N/A
  • Date Joined: January 02, 2016

School Info

A personal growth, professional development and spiritual awareness program to instill and dispense the wisdom and teachings of yoga. The student will learn how to be responsible for all aspects of Self: physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. The completion of this program also qualifies for the certification process to be a Yoga Teacher.

Course Outline

The program is divided into two parts:

In the first part of the program, participants will receive a foundation of basic yoga principles, as supported by training guidelines and study materials, towards developing a self-directed personal practice. There will be a presentation and study of the yamas and niyamas (yogic principles that guide daily living), yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and dhyana (meditation). The primary focus of the first half of the training is on Balance: to learning to work with the processes that enhance your inner awareness, physical well-being, mental clarity, emotional stability and spiritual attunement.

In the second part of the program, students will obtain sufficient information, training, and practice to have a robust understanding of a number of yoga practices with a clear overview and an in-depth investigation of the various paths available to the Yoga practitioner. This portion of the training includes aspects of psychology, philosophy, history, and ethics. The primary focus of the second half of the training is on Integration: to further the processes of the first half of the training and to share your knowledge with others in your life. At the end of the training, students will be offered the opportunity to pursue teaching certification.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with yoga and a strong desire to become self-responsible.

Certification Requirements:
Attendance of 100% of class hours (make-up options available - some credits may apply).
100% completion of assignments per month, plus a 10 week lesson plan.
Completion of 15 hours of apprentice observation/assisting plus one supervised teaching class.
Discussion, upon completion of all other requirements to determine readiness to teach. (An interview can be arranged anytime during the program to evaluate your learning experience).
Written explanation of major teachings (open book essay 3 hour maximum)


Kathryn Finch (Class of 2018)
Danielle Parks (Class of 2016)
Terrill Popik (Class of 2016)