200HR Yoga Teacher Training

Our intention at Halifax Yoga is to collaborate as a team, to develop and mentor strong, powerful and mindful yoga teachers!

Throughout YTT and beyond, we offer full support, community connection, expert instruction, inspiration and space to create possibility.

We believe yoga is for everyone and our program makes yoga accessible to people of all cultures, ages and ability levels. This program will take you deeper into all levels of your own body, so that you develop a comprehensive knowledge of yourself and others.

The Halifax Yoga 200-hour teacher training is focused on Vinyasa Flow and Baptiste Inspired Power Flow yoga, which combines the flow and power of Ashtanga with the meticulous alignment and sequencing of Iyengar yoga.

Expect a thorough understanding in asana, alignment, anatomy, assisting, sequencing and philosophy, as well as energetics and the subtle body, Prenatal yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama.

In our 7-month program, we provide a safe space to step to your own edge and emerge open-hearted, radiating with confidence, feeling connected and READY to teach safely, effectively and with integrity!

Get ready to be transformed!

REGISTER NOW for 2021 Halifax Yoga YTT (2021 YTT Application)

**Send application directly to Julianne, Studio Director at Julianne@halifaxyoga.com or call 902-406-9642**

Common Q & A’s

Is my yoga practice advanced enough to do a yoga teacher training?

We have had students with very little experience, but it’s best to have a regular yoga practice. You do not need a certain level of physical ability. For example, many yoga teachers cannot do handstand and they teach excellent classes! Yoga Teacher Training will radically change your practice and you will see amazing changes. A regular yoga practice, a desire to learn and an open mind is all you need to participate in training.

How much movement is there going to be?

Our teacher training is a mix of both practice and philosophy/theory ; so you will move and sit!

In a balanced training you will cover philosophy, theory, and anatomy, which require of sitting and listening, but you will also do a lot of personal practice, hands-on assists, sequencing, teaching and posture clinics, which are much more physical.

Why do a program with my studio?

A question to ask yourself is if a solid relationship is important to you. If you’re looking for someone to guide you, mentor you, ask for advice, be in the community you have grown in, then training at your studio is important. It is also important to take training where you want to plant your roots if you do not already have a community. If you want to cultivate teaching opportunities, it’s best to practice with someone who knows the community and the network you will be trying to work in and guide you in the right direction.

Does my yoga teacher training need to be Yoga Alliance registered?

Yoga Alliance is an organization that provides regulation to Registered Yoga Schools (RYS) and Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs). To register a teacher training, the school submits an overview of their curriculum, along with annual fees, to demonstrate that it meets Yoga Alliance’s standards for curriculum content and study hours. Halifax Yoga is a registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance for 200 and 300 hour training programs.

This allows you to be able to teach all over the world and allows ease knowing we are an approved curriculum!

Is this training only relevant to people who want to teach?

NO! Yoga teacher training is about your hopes, dreams, goals, ethics, and plans? How do you want to live, what do you want to change? Yoga training aids with the big questions and it offers tools and skills to help you show up in a more confident, peaceful way in your life.

Hours and Make up Time?

We want our students to try to be there 100% of the time, but we know life happens! We make this program super accessible to everyone with families, work, and other obligations.  ONLY 1 WEEKEND A MONTH! If you miss time, we will support you so you can get caught up. We allow make up time that is realistic and do-able.

Is there a RIGHT time to do Teacher Training?

Honestly, No. Life is busy and something always comes up. The right time, is the time you take a leap and become open to the possibilities that surround you. Be the Change!

Will I be able to get a Job after I Graduate?

In our program you will find a safe space to step to your own edge, radiant with confidence, brimming with possibility, and fully prepared to teach!

There is on-going post-graduation support for job placement and further learning. We offer Internship, Outreach, Corporate Yoga, and even in-house opportunities!

Facilitators:

We have an amazing faculty of teachers and mentors with thousands of hours of experience.  They are honoured to share their vast knowledge of anatomy, physiology, philosophy, energetics, and specific areas of expertise which allow you to have solid program with all the tools to build your yoga career.

Facilitator:

Amanda MacEachern

My Mission Statement: “I lead with authenticity, skillful intelligence and playfulness. I invest in the value of others. I hold space for people to do their own work, evolving into their highest self.”

Yoga is a huge part of my life. I know myself because of my yoga practice and I healed myself through teaching yoga. I also met my husband through yoga!

It all began as a kid, growing up watching my dad practice Kundalini yoga and doing headstands. As you can imagine, being a teenager, this was fully embarrassing; I’d have friends over and he would have them try out a Kundalini move! I get it now.

Like a lot of people, I started taking yoga more seriously because of the physicality it offered. My deep love for yoga began when I realized the physical practice also had an impact on my mind and emotional state of being. This transformation happened slowly but I started to notice that my Yoga practice provided the grounding and stability I had been seeking. I started noticing my thoughts and behavioural patterns and there was no turning back! I have been practicing yoga at HY since 2008 and started teaching, after my own training, in 2009. I have mentored and co-facilitated the Yoga Teacher Training Program for almost as long!

If you take my yoga class, you can expect to experience challenge, choice, space, and fun! I believe in the power of this community and the connection between all of us!

I am the owner of Halifax Yoga, but when I am not there you can find me teaching elementary school or with my loves – Yogi and Paul!

This is my work in the world ~ being of service to others and what an amazing journey it is!

Anatomy Facilitator:

Tracy Estey-Willick

Tracy has committed her life to the study of the human body.  She is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner with a B. Sc. (Hons) in Osteopathy. Please note that Tracy does not practice Osteopathic Medicine (she is not a physician). She practices Osteopathic Manual Therapy at Well Within Osteopathy in Halifax. She also holds a Bachelor of Physical Education, and is a Massage Therapist.  She completed her certification as a yoga instructor over 15 years ago.  Tracy has been part of the Halifax Yoga instructor team since the first yoga teacher training program offered at H.Y. and continues to facilitate the Anatomy portion of the Yoga Teacher Training courses.  She is an instructor for the Canadian College of Osteopathy where the courses she leads include lumbar spine (low back), bones of the face, and upper limb (shoulder, arm, wrists).

Course Outline:

  • History and Philosophy of Yoga
  • Intensive study and practice of Asanas (postures)
  • Online Content
  • Anatomy
  • Hands on assisting
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Sanskrit
  • Modification of poses
  • Yogic diet
  • The Business of teaching Yoga
  • Class sequencing and planning
  • Practice teaching
  • Mentoring
  • Deepen your own yoga practice

2021–2022 Teacher Training Weekends:

Sept 24, 25, 26
Oct 22, 23, 24
Nov 19, 20, 21
Dec- Independent study with online content
Jan 21, 22, 23
Feb 18, 19, 20
Mar 25, 26, 27
Apr 22, 23, 24
*Theses are preliminary dates for our 2021/22 program and may be subject to change.

Times:

Fridays: 5:30 – 9:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am – 7:00pm (lunch 12:00 – 1:00)
Sundays: 8:00am – 7:00pm (lunch 12:00 – 1:00)

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan
Tuition:

$50 processing fee and $1000 deposit required at time of applying. (Deposit comes out of tuition costs for paid in full. It is already factored out of the payment plans).

Putting Your Dreams Within Reach…

Payment Plan
Easy Pay Plan – 6 Months @ $534 (plus tax). Paid monthly as soon as you register.
*Only credit card on file is accepted for 6-month payment plan. Card will be automatically charged monthly.

Pay in Full
1 Time Payment $3,700 (plus tax)
Early Bird: $500 off until May 31st
*Must pay in full to receive Early Bird rate

Option for 1 Year Membership 50% off with Early Bird purchase
*Must purchase before Early Bird expires

*Full Deposit is refundable until July 1st. 50% Deposit refundable until Aug 1st. From then on deposit is non-refundable. $50 processing fee is non-refundable. The tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Scholarship
Ryan Gillis Foundation scholarship of $500. To be considered, submit with your application a 250-word essay on how you give back to the community and help others with barriers.

Ryan Gillis Foundation

This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding students enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training who have the courage to give back and who show enthusiasm and passion for this program! Ryan Gillis was a huge part of this community and the HY family and his dedication, perseverance and passion trickled onto many lives (and still does) all around the globe. This fund honours him and allows opportunity for someone to create their own journey of making a difference!

 

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