Tapasya Yoga Institute (CYA-RYS 200 Member)

  • E-mail: kristin.v.campbell@gmail.com
  • Phone: 604-905-9787
  • Address: Box 571
  • Location: Brackendale, British Columbia Canada
  • Website: www.kristincampbellyoga.com
  • Service Offered: Tapasya Hatha + Hatha Vinyasa
  • Type of Certification Granted: Tapasya Hatha + Hatha Vinyasa
  • Years in Operation: N/A
  • Date Joined: May 30, 2016

School Info

This teacher training is certified through the Canadian Yoga Alliance.
Participants will be encouraged and empowered to develop as teachers and as individuals. This training offers an in depth understanding of traditional hatha yoga asanas, providing you with a solid foundation, the voice, and confidence to teach the following:
Hatha, Hot-Hatha, Hatha-Vinyasa, as well as meditation and pranayama.

Curriculum Overview:
Along with a rich foundation in anatomy and alignment, you will dive into sequencing, philosophy, energetic anatomy, chanting, pranayama, self-care practices, and teaching methodology such as teaching with confidence and how to teach to every body including those with special needs such as students with injuries or who are pregnant.
I am committed to training bio-mechanically intelligent teachers who can support their love of yoga with a deep understanding in and respect for functional movement and personal transformation.
To assist you with the integration of your studies, you will be given homework assignments consisting of; reading and book club summation assignments, anatomy assignments, personal practice recommendations and practice teaching hours during the time between in-person sessions. These hours will account for 20 non-contact hours.

Module I : Lay your Foundation

Deepen your practice and understanding of functional movement through classes, anatomy modules and asana labs, and begin to dive into the potent offerings from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and philosophize over the dharmic teachings from The Bhagavad Gita. Your why informs who you are and how you show up as a teacher in the world. How you place yourself (spiritually and physically) will be your GPS, and will forever navigate you. 

• Daily pranayama, meditation, mantra, chanting + asana practice
• Anatomy modules: Planes of Movement
• Asana labs to explore asana and alignment in Surya namaskar a + b and standing poses
• Introduction to sequencing
• Introduction to the Tapasya Yoga Teaching Methodology
• Introduction to pranayama + meditation
• Philosophy: The Yoga Sutras + The Bhagavad Gita
• Ethics of a Yoga Teacher
• Practice Teaching

Module II : Integrate + Transform

This will be an immersion into anatomy, asana, pranayama, meditation, teaching methodology and skills, a deepening of your understanding of yoga philosophy and the history of yoga.
• Daily pranayama, meditation, mantra, chanting + asana practice
• Group Anatomy Slam Part 1: Feet/Ankle, Knee, Hip, Hand/Wrist, Shoulder, Skull/Spine/Bones/Joints
• Asana Labs to explore asana and alignment in complex poses such as twists, arm balances and inversions
• Teaching Methodology + teaching skills
• Sequencing for Hot Hatha, Hatha and Hatha Vinyasa classes
• Philosophy: Further delve into The Yoga Sutras
• Philosophy: Introduction to the Subtle Body
• Practice Teaching + feedback to hone your skills

Module III : Skill in Action

Take the seat of the teacher through practice teaching, honing in on and take action with effective sequencing, theming and teaching skills, learn how to observe, assist and adjustment students, history of yoga and the business of yoga.
• Daily pranayama, meditation, mantra, chanting + asana practice
• Application of the Tapasya teaching Methodology and advanced teaching skills such as language, concise cuing, space holding
• Sequencing and class theming
• Anatomy modules: Introduction to Injuries + Pregnancy
• Anatomy modules: Introduction to Energetic Anatomy and the Subtle Body
• Group Anatomy Slam Part 2: Muscle Tissue/Connective, Core,
• Asana labs to explore the alignment of complex backbends, seated poses, and supine poses
• Introduction to Hands On Assists
• Philosophy: Completion of The Yoga Sutras + The Eight Limbs of Yoga
• History of yoga
• Introduction to Ayurveda and other self care practices
• The business of yoga and what's next
• Teaching Practicum and Evaluation

Course Outline

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics andTechniques (total 130)
Training in the techniques and practice of: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, mantras, chanting, meditation, ayurveda and ethics. Study of the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita.

Teaching Methodology (total 30 hours)
Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/adjusting, skillful instruction, sequencing, the art of leading + teaching and holding space, concise cuing, voice, qualities of a teacher, and the student's process of learning.

Anatomy and Physiology (total 20 hours)
Physical Anatomy, alignment principles and Physiology and astral/energy/subtle Anatomy and Physiology.

Practical Teaching (total 20 hours)
Student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others.


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