DevaTree School of Yoga (CYA-RYS Gold Member)

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  • Phone: 519-520-9933
  • Address: Box 52007 Commissioners Rd E
  • Location: London, Ontario Canada
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  • Service Offered: *On-Line* Training, Cross-Disciplinary. ( *online)
  • Type of Certification Granted: 200-hr, 500-hr, 100-hr RCYT
  • Years in Operation: 7
  • Date Joined: December 04, 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 a Children's Yoga Certification Program.

Course Outline

200-hour Certification Program
Cross-Disciplinary Yoga Teacher Training

1. Technique (100 Hours) : Using the 5 Bandhas as a foundation for structural & energetic alignment. 8 flows including over 60 postures with context, benefits, contraindications, modification & practice; chair yoga sequencing including 10 chair yoga postures, mudras and breathe practices for all abilities; sequencing – Combining, expanding and creating personal flows, including transitions, considerations for particular ages, settings, populations & times of day; therapeutic essentials – multiple movement sequences to condition and open the body; 6 breath practices; the subtle energy body – 10 mudras and mudra combinations to create specific energetic shifts; yoga for the emotional body - techniques for insomnia, anxiety & depression.
2. Teaching Methodology (25 Hours): Hands-on assists, modifications and sensitivities to unique student needs; creating an inclusive and compassionate learning environment;
encouraging student creativity and self-expression;
effective communication, the lost art of listening and giving & receiving feedback; designing sequences, classes and class sessions.
3. Anatomy & Physiology (20 hours): principles of alignment from various schools of yoga; benefits, contraindications & modifications of each technique; 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.
4. Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle (30 hours): Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras: Exploration of the sutras through the lens of universal laws The 8-Fold Path; Yamas & Niyamas; professional practices; sacred commerce: business as a path of awakening; swadhyaya: exploring the inner landscape through guided practices.
5. Practicum (10 hours): Practice teaching in small and larger groups; designing and teaching a class based on your unique gifts and interests.
6. Earth-Based Teachings (15 hours): Honoring our connection to the natural world; weaving earth imagery into teaching vocabulary; body-mind-spirit wellness through ancient earth wisdom.

500-hour Certification Program

150 hours of your 300 must be composed of core curriculum.
Core Curriculum:
• Yoga Anatomy Essentials (50-hours)
• Beyond the Basics: Advanced Asana (50-hours)
• Beyond the Basics: The Subtle Energy Body (50-hours)
• Hands on Assists (50-hours)
• Teaching Meditation in the Modern Age (50-hours)

150 hours of your 300 must be composed of elective curriculum.
Elective Courses:
• Whispered Wisdom: Walking Between the Worlds of Yoga and Shamanism (100-hours)
•Restorative Yoga (50-hours)
• Yoga for Longevity (50-hours)
• Kirtan Academy: Bhakti Heart Fire (50-hours)

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

1. Anatomy & Physiology (10-hours): 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.
2. Study of Asana (20-hours): 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.
3. Study of Pranayama (3-hours): chanting, meditation and pranayama.
4. Study of Energy Systems/Bodies (2-hours): relaxation strategies, visualizations, stories and affirmations; the Chakra system or “rainbow body,” choosing and using music to create energetic shifts.
5. Yoga Philosophy (16-hours): 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 atmosphere; healthy boundaries in the 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.
6. Teaching Methodology (15-hours): creating experiential learning environments; age-appropriate timing, language, sequencing and delivery; lesson planning; designing 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.
7. Child Development (16-hours): 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.
8. Practice Teaching and Observations (18-hours): observing, assisting, co-teaching, and teaching; design and teach mini-classes in your style.
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