Registration now open
Yogatown 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
Fall 2020 Registration Now Open!
Runs September 25, 2020 – April 30, 2021
YOU LOVE YOGA! and whether you’ve been practicing 9 months or 9 years, you may want to keep exploring yoga in new ways – both on and off your mat.
The Yogatown 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training may be the perfect way to do that.
If you want to expand your practice, start a new career, or connect with your yoga family in a deeper way, teacher training is an incredible personal growth experience.
Yogatown has established a $3500 Yoga Teacher Training scholarship for Black, Indigenous, and other People’s of Colour.
If you are a Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour who is interested in becoming a yoga teacher and applying for this scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be notified about application details once they have been finalized.
The application window for this teacher training has now closed.
Is It “Hot” Yoga Teacher Training?
Yogatown offers classes in a heated room, but our teacher trainings are not exclusive to those wanting to teach in heated classes.
Our teacher trainees are given the knowledge and skills to teach in a variety of settings.
Our Unique Format
Yogatown’s hatha yoga teacher training is truly unique.
Our ultimate goal has always been to provide participants with the best 200 hour yoga teacher training possible. Over the years we’ve explored the best formats and environments, from long intensives to weekend-only formats, and we feel like we have a truly unique format for 2020 that will deliver the best training possible.
Training will begin with a 4-day intensive weekend. This format allows you to dive in deep and connect as a group with your fellow participants and instructors. You’ll learn a great deal in this immersive weekend and it will establish a strong foundation for the rest of your training.
We’ll then move to a weekend-only (Sat & Sun) format spread over the course of 8 months. Important to note: we will not meet up on long weekends, Christmas break, or March break.
This multi-weekend format makes the program more accessible to participants with responsibilities outside of training, and provides time for you learn, to practice, and most importantly, to digest the learning.
With her extensive experience as a yoga teacher and studio owner, Tracy Billows is the ideal leader for this teacher training.
While she will oversee and manage the group, there will also be a number of guest teachers, each leading in an area that is their specialty.
The combination of carefully chosen instructors and their breadth of knowledge will be integrated to deliver an incredibly valuable curriculum.
The Yogatown Teacher Training program is about SO much more than yoga poses.
It truly is a journey of personal growth and self discovery. Throughout this program you’ll make lifelong friends and will learn and grow in ways that you’ll carry with you both on and off your mat for many years to come. Of course, you’ll also become a certified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.
To complete this program you will be required to:
- Attend all training sessions – any missed sessions must be approved by Yogatown and made up through other workshops and training at the expense of the participant.
- Participants cannot miss more than 2 sessions or they may be ineligible to receive their certification
- Timely completion of all pre-work and homework
- Teach a practicum
All days run from approximately 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Sept. 25, 26, 27, 28
- Oct. 24, 25
- Nov. 14, 15
- Nov. 28, 29
- Dec. 12, 13
- Jan 9, 10
- Jan 30, 31
- Feb. 20, 21
- March 27, 28
- April 17, 18
- April 24, 25
- April 30th – evening
$3200 + HST if paid in full by Sept. 15th
$3500 + HST for monthly payment plan. (please inquire)
$500 + HST non-refundable deposit is due with application.
No refunds after Sept. 1st
A 10 class card is included with your tuition.
Yogatown is a HRSDC Certified Educational Institution and can provide tax receipts for our teacher training program tuition.
Yogatown Stittsville (We encourage car pooling and can help to arrange that).
Please contact Stacey with any questions: email@example.com
Ready to begin your teacher training journey?
Please email Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org for application instructions.
The Nitty Gritty Details
Meditation, Pranayama & Asana Practice
You’ll learn and explore various techniques and practices to begin to cultivate and open the mind, body and soul. You will learn to assess classes with your learned critical thinking skills.
Find out who you want to be/are as a teacher by uncovering the best teaching techniques around. Over the course of the program, you’ll learn key concepts such as the power of observation, voice control, proper language, breathing, holding space, cueing and communication amongst others. You’ll learn proper class sequencing, posture integration and planning for specific varieties of class through an exploration of different styles.
Posture Alignment & Refinement
Spend quality time examining the key postures of a safe yoga class. You’ll come out having an exceptional understanding of proper alignment, form, function, amplifications, modifications and contraindications for the postures you regularly see in Town Mix and Flow classes.
Exploring and understanding anatomy, physiology and how the body moves is critical for any student and yoga teacher alike. Working with an anatomy expert, you’ll discover how to integrate the knowledge you gain of the body with your newfound teaching skills. This module will be interactive, functional and leave you with a stronger understanding of the inner workings of your physical self.
History of Yoga
Dive into the foundation of yoga, learn where the roots of the practice you love so much originate from and how, over the years, the asana practice has evolved. Explore the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras as you begin to incorporate ancient wisdoms and teaching into your daily practice.
As you learn and develop the critical skills required to teach a safe and well-balanced yoga class through lectures, you’ll simultaneously get the opportunity to practice that hard earned teaching knowledge. You’ll spend time teaching your peers short sequences and in small groups as you begin, eventually sequencing and leading an hour long yoga class yourself.
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
Building upon your knowledge from the History of Yoga module, you’ll begin to incorporate ancient wisdoms like Ahimsa, Aparigraha, Saucha and Svadhyaya amongst others into your life. Explore studio and teaching ethics, the business of yoga and how to launch your teaching career amongst other topics throughout the entire teacher training.