Yoga Glow (CYA-RYS 200 Member)

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  • Phone: 519 437 2267
  • Address: 9105 McDowell Line
  • Location: Chatham, Ontario Canada
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  • Service Offered: Hatha
  • Type of Certification Granted: Hatha
  • Years in Operation: N/A
  • Date Joined: December 21, 2020

School Info

Yoga Glow Studio opened its doors over 10 years ago. It remains true to its original intent to offer smaller spiritually infused classes with mindful movements in a supportive home based environment. It has continued to provide safe space to discover your authentic self both on and off the mat.

Practices and teacher training incorporates the 8 limbs of yoga; moral & ethical guidelines, postures, breath work, mastery over the external influences, concentration and meditation leading to transcendence.

A disciplined practice opens a doorway, allowing you to experience a deeper connection to yourself. Your sadhana (practice) is a gift you give not only yourself, but the world. When you attend classes, retreats or teacher training you are encouraged to discover that what you are looking for is already within you.

Yoga Glow Studio is also a respected leader in international yoga retreats including sold out retreats in Mexico, Italy, Spain, Greece, Bali, Cambodia, Canada, Portugal and Costa Rica.

Course Outline

You will be guided by a seasoned teacher (RYS 550) to deepen your connection to your Self. You will gain knowledge of alignment principles, and movement literacy understanding that yoga poses are not "cookie cutter" in nature and each student needs to adapt the pose according to their body. You will learn what yoga is, its origin and be guided by the 8 limb path of the ancient texts with an attention to modern information. You will learn how to apply the timeless teachings to present life. You will be in an environment with supportive like minded people as you deepen your connection and understanding of both yourself and your Self. As a local participant you will have the support your teacher nearby, accessible outside of YTT hours. You have the convenience of immersing during the day and returning to your home at night (except while on silent retreat). Limited class size will allow for more attention and support of your Sadhana (personal practice) as you apply the ancient teachings as a model for modern life both on and off the mat.

YTT is a life changing experience. You are investing in your SELF. You will be asked to push beyond your comfort zone, commit to and deepen your personal practice while you grow your knowledge in yoga. You will learn how to apply yoga philosophy to all aspects of your life, allowing you to continually evolve not only your practice on the mat but also off the mat.

Requirements for all YTT participants:

1. A sincere aspiration to learn and evolve.
2. An open mind.
3. A yearning to apply yoga philosophy to life.
4. Ability/time to commit one weekend a month for 12 months on designated dates (Friday 6- 9, Sat 8-5, Sun 8-5)
5. An understanding of your health, limitations (physically, mentally and emotionally) and seek medical clearance should you have any concerns. Each participant is responsible for their own well being.
6. Attend a silent retreat
7. Maintain a private journal for reflection
8. Each student will be held to a high standard of conduct, demonstrating respect for their peers,and maintaining confidentiality throughout and after the course. Bias, harassment, inappropriate or offensive language or disrespectful communication will not be tolerated. All participants are expected to treat others with respect. You never know which of you is a Bodhisattva. And, often our greatest teachers are those that may "push our buttons". Practice compassion, be open to learn, dissolve conceived barriers and evolve.
9. Smoking, alcohol and other intoxicants are not permitted during YTT sessions.
10. Attend and participant in ALL classroom hours (200 contact hours) and required course elements (non contact hours).
11. Assist (team teach with Cheryl) in 6 classes outside of the course hours.
12. Complete all readings and demonstrate a good understanding of the information with a score of 80% or higher on quizzes and final exam. Open book quizzes, essays, additional participation with guest teachers and participation in a retreat residential weekend including silent meditation, periods of silence and karma yoga (food prep, clean up etc).
13. Attend 20 yoga classes outside of the YTT classes at your own expense. You will be required to obtain documentation of your attendance.
14. Teach 2 classes (solo) to the YYT group at an agreed upon schedule. You will design the practice which you will lead and receive constructive feedback.
15. Teach 10 karma classes to the community. These are classes that are offered free of charge. Donations can be accepted and forwarded to a charity of your choice (pre-determined before you collect any donations).
16. Effectively teach your classmates the chosen postures/asana each month. 20 postures will be studied.
17. Share a poem, or reading each month to help you and the other aspiring teachers grow their teaching library.
18. Purchase required books. Look at these as an investment in yourself, your students and your yoga library for future resources. You are encouraged to read additional resources related to yoga topics.
19. Maintain a written practice/meditation log.
20. Learn and teach 20 chosen postures including their Sanskrit name, including form, energetic associations, appropriate sequencing, contraindications and alternative posture options.

The guidelines for this YTT standard is based on the requirements of the Canadian Yoga Alliance set forth by both the International Yoga Federation and national and international programs attended by the instructor. Please note these requirements are considered a beginner entry level wishing to teach. It is understood that the student/teacher will continue to study and evolve.

Before you apply please ensure you have experience attending classes with an experienced senior teacher with on average 6 hours per week and a personal practice of 5 years to be eligible to obtain certification otherwise you can participate but may not be eligible for certifications based on Canadian Yoga Alliance standards. Having this as a base allows you to understand and apply the yoga training in a relatable and meaningful context and better serve your students. Each student that applies for YTT is confirming they meet these requirements.

200 hours min of direct contact

40 hours min of non direct contact (essays, guest teachers, quizzes, final exam)

1. Anatomy & physiology - Anatomy (skeletal, muscles, joints), physiology (nervous system etc), bio-mechanics/human planes of movement, body system, common injuries, postural issues as it pertains to yoga. Contraindications, modifications and alternatives. (20 + hours direct, 10+ hours indirect)

2. Study of asanas (20 maximum). Students must understand the postures in relation to physical alignment and relationship to subtle energy body, drishti, adjustments, modifications, contraindications and alternative pose and sequencing. Students will be required to know the Sanskrit name and perform and teach each asana. (100 hours)

3. Study of Pranayama (6+ hours direct, 6 hours indirect) Puraka (inhalation), Rechaka (exhalation) Kumbhaka (breath retention) and Vayus. We will practice and learn Ujjayi, 3 part yogic breath, nadi Shodana, Kapalabhati, maha yoga pranayama. Understanding purpose, benefits, how to,and contraindications.

4. Study of energy systems & Energy Bodies - nadis, chakras, koshas, granthis and bandhas. (3-5 hours direct)

6. Yoga Classical Philosophy (20+ hours direct, 10 hours non direct) - Indian Yoga Philosophy, starting with the Vedic period (1700 -1100 BCE) the oldest written record of yoga, sacred scriptures of the Brahmans. Followed by Pre-Classical period of the Upanishads (800 - 500 BCE) and the Bhagavad Gita (500 BCE) discussing it in relation to Bhakti, Karma and Jnana yoga. Classical period of Patanjalis Yoga Sutra(200-400 BCE), which standarized and defined yoga in 195 threads of wisdom. Post-Classical//Tantra & Hatha (1200-1500 CE) Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Introduction of major modern influencers including Swami Vivekananda, Parahamsa Yogananda, Krishnamacharya, Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, TKV Desikachar, Swami Sivananda and Yogi Bhajan.

7. Teaching Methodology (20 hours direct contact, 20 hours non direct attending other classes) including asana demonstration, appropriate assists, receiving permission to assist, tone of voice, communication (verbal and non verbal), choice of words, music, creating a safe environment, appropriate class sequencing, working with special groups.

8. Meditation (12 hours direct contact hours,additional 15 min practice daily non direct contact). Various meditation techniques will be taught including mantra, yantra, chakra, advaida vedanta, guided, kirtan.

9. Ethics, lifestyle and Karma Yoga (5 hours contact, 10 hours non contact volunteer).

10. Practicum (10 hours direct contact) includes learning/teaching opening gentle flow sequences, restorative, yin, teaching each of the 20 poses in class to your peers, discussion with peers within the class room regarding practice). Includes leading two classes to your peers.

Technique (100 hours direct contact, 20 hours non direct attending other classes noted above). This includes in depth study of the theory, anatomy, movement, appropriate sequencing, energy of sequencing, subtle energy, Sanskrit terminology and demonstrations of each pose with alternative and modification options demonstrated/offered (80% competency required).

​Full detailed syllabus to be provided upon registration​

6 pm - 7:00 pm Practice/Pranayama
7 pm - 7:25 pm Meditation
7:25 - 7:35 Break
7:35 - 9:00 Discussion and closing Chant

8 am - 9am Practice/Pranayama
9 am - 9:30 am Meditation
9:30 am - 9:45 am Break
9:45 am - 11:45 am Lecture/Demonstrations/Break Out sessions
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Break/Lunch (B.Y.O.V.L. or go out/home for lunch)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Lecture/Demonstrations/Break Out sessions
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 3:45 pm Practice
3:45 - 4:00 pm Questions, reflections, Closing Chant

9 am - 10:00 am Practice/Pranayama
10:00 - 10:30 am Meditation
10:30 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 11:45 Lecture
11:45 - 12:00 Break/Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Lecture/Break out sessions/Demonstrations/Quizzes
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:45 Practice
3:45 - 4:00 pm Questions, reflections and Closing Chant