Mindfulness Teacher Training (CYA-RYS 300 Member)

  • E-mail: yoga@innersunyoga.ca
  • Phone: 902-529-3006
  • Address: 53 Cornwall Road, Box 182
  • Location: Blockhouse, Nova Scotia Canada
  • Website: innersunyoga.ca
  • Service Offered: Hatha, Flow, Iyengar
  • Type of Certification Granted: 300 HR.
  • Years in Operation: 9
  • Date Joined: February 01, 2012

School Info

A variety of long time teachers with over 60 decades of experience as yoga teachers.
A unique blend of vinyasa with a functional anatomy approach.

The mindfulness practice of the program grows out of the precise attention to alignment and the flow from one asana to another asana. As teachers we become mindful of how we practice and from that what practice we are encouraging in others.

The emphasis in the Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training program is on helping the student develop into a confident and safe yoga teacher. The program is unique in that there are 8 to 10 new students in each session. This low number offers the opportunity for one on one instruction from the instructors and instruction suited to the individual trainee.The program also is unique in how many hours it offers of hands on anatomy and how to develop the ability to make safe corrections. Training the eye to see a body so that safe adjustments can be made is needed for today's yoga teachers. This emphasis promotes health in the body to both prevent and heal injuries from imbalance in the body.

Students will learn a variety of teaching formats including an introduction to Ashtanga, a gentle beginner class and centering restorative class as well as introductory Iyengar practices.

Course Outline

Techniques (80, 70 in session, 10 guided homework)
Training in the techniques and practice of: Asanas, pranayamas, and meditation.

Teaching Methodology (25 hours)
Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student's process of learning.

Special concerns (10 hours)Physical concerns that commonly arise.

Anatomy and Physiology (total 30 hours, 20 in session, 10 guided homework)
Physical Anatomy and Physiology and astral/energy/subtle Anatomy and Physiology. Anatomy is taught from the "Experiential Anatomy" perspective.

Practical Teaching (35, 15 hours in session, 10 practice teaching and more 10 hours which will be a combination of practice teaching and assisting depending on the student’s requirements)
Student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others.

History and philosophy (20, 15 hours in session, 5 hours assigned reading)
Yama, niyama, history of yoga, styles of yoga

Graduates

Maryse Allain (Class of 2014)
Melanie Amos (Class of 2013)
Kristen Basset (Class of 2014)
Mary Elaine Bell (Class of 2013)
Kathryn Creaser (Class of 2016)
Jillian Crockatt (Class of 2016)
Megan Delory (Class of 2013)
Mary Dixon (Class of 2013)
Tracy Furlong (Class of 2015)
Kelly Jo Greenwood (Class of 2015)
Colleen Hagen (Class of 2013)
Margaret Humphreys (Class of 2016)
Julia Kachur (Class of 2012)
Carol-Joy Kaill (Class of 2012)
Julia Morton (Class of 2015)
Leigh Muething (Class of 2016)
Heather Price (Class of 2016)
Sacha Stoddart (Class of 2014)
Debbie Sullivan (Class of 2014)
Muriel Zimmer (Class of 2013)

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