Kala Yoga Inc. (CYA-RYS 200 Member)

  • E-mail: laurin@kalayoga.ca
  • Phone: 5199388848
  • Address: 229 Broadway
  • Location: Orangeville, Ontario Canada
  • Website: www.kalayoga.ca
  • Service Offered: Hatha Yoga
  • Type of Certification Granted: 200 HR.
  • Years in Operation: N/A
  • Date Joined: January 23, 2017

School Info


Course Outline

1. Anatomy & Physiology - 20 hours
• Introduction to Western approach to anatomy and physiology
• Overview of the systems of the body: skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, digestive, urine and endocrine systems, fascia and connective tissues
• Common diseases, injuries, treatment, and prevention
• Introduction to Eastern approach to health and wellness
• Chakras, Nadis and the subtle energy systems
• Ayurveda and the relationship to Yoga
• Bandhas and the application to yoga
• Healthy Movement in Yoga Practice
• Hyper- and Hypo-mobility in relation to yoga
• Tension and Compression – what stops us in a pose
• Benefits & Contraindications to movement/poses

2. Study of Asanas
• A deep exploration of the teaching techniques of over 50 of the most practiced asanas (postures)
• Introduction to the many styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga
• Introduction to Sanskrit terms and pronunciation
• Study of breathing techniques and application (Pranayama)
• Overview of the bandhas (energy locks), mudras (hand positions) and drishtis (points of focus)
• Meditation techniques and application
• Introduction to Yoga Nidra
• Introduction to Kriyas (cleansing techniques)
• Guided exploration and practice of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and Mantra

3. Study of Pranayama - 10 hours (included in section 2)

4. Study of Energy Systems - 5 hours (included in section 1)

5. Study of Energy Bodies - 5 hours (included in section 1)

6. Yoga Philosophy - 10 hours
• Introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga
• Classical yoga and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
• Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
• The four paths of yoga: Raja, Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana
• The Eight Limbs
• Mantras & Chanting
• Yamas and Niyamas and ethical precepts
• Dharma & Karma
• Overview of the Koshas
• The Gunas, Tattvas & Doshas
• Ethics for Yoga Teachers
• The concept of Seva (Service)
• Concept of Purushartha – 4 goals or aims of life

7. Teaching Methodology - 10 hours
• The Importance of Personal Practice
• Discussion on Instruction and Teaching Styles
• Communication Skills
• How to address needs of individuals in a group setting
• Demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
• Introduction to Hands-on Adjustments
• Student Learning Styles
• Sequencing for a blissful Savasana
• The use of props and modified versions of the poses
• Class etiquette and standard of conduct
• The Business of Teaching Yoga

8. Other: Practicum - 40 hours
• Practice teaching asana, pranayama, and meditation as lead instructor
• Receiving and giving feedback
• Observing others teaching
• Assisting a class while another peer is teaching


Barbara Denstedt (Class of 2018)
Sarah Houghton (Class of 2018)
Jason Maraschiello (Class of 2017)