Soul of Yoga (CYA-RYS 200 Member)

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  • Phone: 519-781-3593
  • Address: 47 Main St.
  • Location: Zurich, Ontario Canada
  • Website: N/A
  • Service Offered: Hatha
  • Type of Certification Granted: 200 hour YTT
  • Years in Operation: N/A
  • Date Joined: April 06, 2023

School Info

Soul of Yoga 200hr YTT classes are held all in person, in an intimate studio setting, with a maximum of 9 students in order to foster a safe, connected learning environment in which each trainee gets lots of personal attention and opportunity to engage actively with the curriculum. Lead trainer (Jennifer Reaburn) has 12 years of full time teaching experience and never stops learning and growing, and is passionate about sharing effective teaching practices and endless curiosity about the technology and philosophy of the 8 limbs of yoga. This is an in-depth, soulful, mindfully curated YTT experience designed to empower new teachers to confidently and effectively teach full-spectrum classes that invite students into present moment awareness through their bodies, hearts, and breath. Jennifer brings a background in Anusara and Hatha Yoga, training in Trauma Informed Yoga, mindfulness and meditation training into a rich tapestry that taps into the Soul of Yoga.

Course Outline

The curriculum is as follows:

1. Anatomy and Physiology: 30 hours

Anatomy: skeletal system, including major bones, types of joints, major muscles involved in asana, types of muscle contraction

Physiology: the nervous system, polyvagal theory, mind-body connection; cardiovascular/circulatory, endocrine, lymphatic and digestive systems as they relate to yoga practice; respiratory system including muscles involved in breathing, and how the breath enters and leaves the body, as well as the chemical processes of oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide

Biomechanics: joint stabilization, types of joint movements, safe movement as it pertains to asana, balancing, stretching, loading; awareness of physical limitations; contraindications, misalignments, and modifications

2. Study of Asanas: 60 hours

Alignment and practice, including modifications and joint preparation. The text used for this training is Chakra Yoga by Anodea Judith - we go through each pose in the book and it is a very well balanced and comprehensive base for new teachers.

3. Study of Pranayama: 10 hours

Practice of breathing techniques and study of the effect on the physical and energetic systems in the body; safe practice and contraindications

4. Study of Energy Systems: 10 hours

The chakra system and how it relates to mindbody wellness and yoga practice (asana, meditation, pranayama, etc.); the nadis, kundalini

5. Study of Energy Bodies: 10 hours

The five koshas, prana, prana vayus, granthis, mudras, mantra

6. Yoga Philosophy: 20 hours

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavadgita, The Vedas; the history of yoga in ancient and modern times; cultural context considerations

7. Teaching Methodology: 40 hours

Cueing, pace, environment, verbal and physical cues, trauma informed practices to honour safety, choice and freedom for students, teaching a pose from the ground up and the inside out; invitational language, sequencing, theme, teaching poses as processes rather than destinations, weaving in theme and philosophy; full spectrum classes that touch all koshas and all limbs of yoga.

8. Meditation: 10 hours

The science of mindfulness, practice of different styles of meditation (mindfulness meditation - present moment awareness, metta (loving-kindness) meditation, visualization practices, gratitude meditation, heart-brain coherence meditation, chakra meditation, grounding meditation, inner inquiry, breath awareness, mantra, chanting,

8. Ethics and Business Practices: 10 hours

Ethics of yoga teachers and yoga studios; accessibility, communication, boundaries, professional conduct, trauma informed practices, business planning and promotion, scope of practice