Joyful Yoga Studio (CYA-RYS 200 Member)

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  • Phone: 902-956-2166
  • Address: 64 Inglis Place
  • Location: Truro, Nova Scotia Canada
  • Website:
  • Service Offered: Beginners, Yoga for Mental Health, Prenatal, Mom & Babes, Chair, Yin, Restoritive, Vinyasa, Privates & off-site classes.
  • Type of Certification Granted: Hatha/ Interdisciplinary
  • Years in Operation: 12
  • Date Joined: July 07, 2010

School Info

Joyful Yoga Studio Teacher Training Program provides a well balanced approach to yoga and offers a 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Certificate to participants who successfully complete the 8 month intensive training. Students study philosophy, pranayama, asana, anatomy, history, lifestyle, ethics, styles, modifications & meditations~ the mind, body & spirit.

Course Outline

Anatomy & Physiology~ 20 hours
Eastern & Western bodily systems, bones, organs, muscles, joints
The 6 movements of the spine
Benefits of yoga postures & contraindications
Postural Analysis & alignment.

Study of Asana~ 45 hours
Practice, demonstration & observation
Developing technique
Styles of Yoga- Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Yin, Kripalu, Kundalini, Restorative, Chair, Partner

Study of Pranayama~ 40 hours
Benefits of
Techniques- Dirgha, Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana, Retention, Breath of Joy, Kapalabhati, Shitali, Bhramari, Nauli
Chanting & Mantra

Study of Energy Systems & Energy Bodies~ 15 hours
Chakras, Bhandas, Mudras, Marmas, Nadis, Kundalini, Mudras, Koshas etc.

Yoga Philosophy~ 30 hours
Branches of Yoga
Conduct of a Yogi- living the yamas & niyamas, diet, behavior
Ethical dilemmas & resolutions
History of Yoga- the Bhagavad-Gita Gita, Sutras, Vedas & Upanishads
Yoga Masters

Teaching Methodology~ 25 hours
Working with props
Working with the injured/ ill & special populations
Assists & adjustments
Qualities of a Teacher
Transition from student to teacher
The Marketing & promoting of a yoga teacher & insurance
Meditation & malas

Other~ 40 hours
Practice teaching & receiving feedback
Gita & Sutra study
Final paper
Research & presentations
Observing & assisting studio classes


Mandi Arnold (Class of 2012)
Kelly Bernard (Class of 2011)
Alyssa Biggers (Class of 2011)
Brenda Boates (Class of 2011)
Christina Burris (Class of 2009)
Linda Campbell (Class of 2009)
Josette Coulter (Class of 2009)
Joice Faulkner (Class of 2009)
Margaret Grant (Class of 2010)
Wanda Henwood (Class of 2009)
Sonia Hughes (Class of 2009)
Jill Legge (Class of 2010)
Serena Lewis (Class of 2011)
Diane Mahoney (Class of 2010)
Katie Martin (Class of 2011)
Debbie Matheson (Class of 2009)
Jodie Matheson (Class of 2012)
Jade Milligan (Class of 2010)
Nancy Moore (Class of 2009)
Tanya Muggeridge (Class of 2012)
Roya Murray (Class of 2009)
Knickolle Pitcher (Class of 2011)
Micky Rigby (Class of 2012)
Marissa Roode (Class of 2011)
Travis Roulston (Class of 2012)
Jan Sommers (Class of 2010)
Jennifer Stevenson (Class of 2009)
Chris Tsokos (Class of 2009)
Ashley Turner (Class of 2010)
Terri Waldron (Class of 2012)
Jodi Wile (Class of 2012)