2018 TEACHER TRAINING CALENDAR

Prerequisites to 2018 Teacher Training Program
(Please note prerequisites are not included in the tuition fee.)

Sep
8
2017
The History of Yoga with Val Petrich - prerequisite

Friday Sep 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$25 + gst

Oct
13
2017
Philosophy 101 with Anne Douglas - prerequisite

Friday Oct 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$45 + gst

2018 Teacher Training Program Schedule

Dec
2
2017
Teacher Training Orientation
Saturday Dec 2, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jan
5
2018
Asana Syllabus 101-Standing Poses:  Trish Robbins
Friday Jan 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Breath Awareness:  Val Petrich
What is 'pranayama' and why is it important in yoga?
Friday Jan 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Jan
19
2018
Asana Syllabus 102-Standing Poses:  Trish Robbins
Friday Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Principles of Linking and Sequencing:  Learn how to sequence poses safely and effectively.
Friday Jan 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Feb
2
2018
Review Linking and Sequencing:  Trish Robbins
Asana Syllabus 103 - Preparing for Inverted Postures: Trish Robbins
Friday Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mastering Sanskrit - Trikonasana is more than a 10 letter word!  Pandit Dabral 
Friday Feb 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn the roots and meaning of the Sanskrit name for each pose with Pandit Dabral.
Feb
23
2018
Asana Syllabus 104 - Backbends:  Trish Robbins
Friday Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Yoga Philosophy - What is Sadhana?  with Pandit Dabral
Friday Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mar
9
2018
Asana Syllabus 105 - Twists:  Trish Robbins
Friday Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

How to Teach Shoulderstand
Friday Mar 9 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn to teach the Queen of poses with its sequence and variations.
Mar
23
2018
Asana Syllabus 106 - Backbends and Twists Review:  Trish Robbins
Friday Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

How to Prepare Class Plans
Friday Mar 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Apr
6
2018
Asana Syllabus 107 - Forward Bends:  Trish Robbins
Friday Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Asana Syllabus Review
Friday Apr 6 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Apr
20
2018
Asana Syllabus Review:  Trish Robbins
Friday Apr 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Philosophy 201:  Anne Douglas
Friday Apr 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
May
12-13
2018
How to Teach Workshop:  Trish Robbins
Saturday May 12 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Group Teaching - Receive personalized attention and supportive feedback in this fun, dynamic weekend.

How to Teach Workshop:  Trish Robbins
Sunday May 13 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This is it!  Find your own teacher voice in a safe, caring environment.
Jun
1
2018
Asana Syllabus Review & How to Write Class Plans:  Trish Robbins
Friday Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

How to Teach Savasana
Friday Jun 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Savasana is the bridge between asana and meditation.  Learn techniques that bring a practitioner to immediate relaxation of both body and mind.
Jun
15
2018
Asana Syllabus Review:  Trish Robbins
Friday Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Principles of Demonstration, Observation and Correction.  Also, Summer Exam Preparation.
Friday Jun 15 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sep
7
2018
Asana Syllabus - Cueing and Correcting:  Trish Robbins
Friday Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

History and Principles of Restorative Yoga
Friday Sep 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sep
21
2018
Asana Syllabus Cueing and Correcting:  Trish Robbins
Friday Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Myths and Merits of Meditation - How to Commit to Meditation:  Val Petrich
Friday Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Oct
12
2018
Asana Syllabus Review, Practice Teaching:  Trish Robbins
Friday Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Practice Teaching
Friday Oct 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Oct
26
2018
Asana Syllabus Review:  Trish Robbins
Friday Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Testing on Shoulderstand and Headstand
Friday Oct 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Nov
16
2018
Asana Syllabus Practice:  Trish Robbins
Friday Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Business of Yoga - Marketing, branding, incorporating and finding a niche.  How to move forward as a yoga teacher.
Friday Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Nov
30
2018
Testing on Shoulderstand and Headstand:  Trish Robbins
Friday Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Guidelines for finishing requirements and practice teaching.
Friday Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sep-Dec
2018
Practice Teaching to the Public
Fridays Sep 14 - Dec 14 

Friday Fiver classes at The Yoga Studio of Calgary - Crowchild & Oak Bay Studios
Fridays @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm & 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Jan
12
2019
Graduation!
Friday Jan 12 @ 6:00am – 10:30 pm

Additional Requirements/Homework (Outside Classroom Hours)

  • Attend a minimum of 32 classes (Drop-in class pass is included in tuition.)
  •  Assist and Observe 32 classes with an approved teacher
  • Take home quizzes on material covered
  • Open book summer exam
  • Practice teach (Fiver Fridays at The Yoga Studio of Calgary - Crowchild & Oak Bay Studios) and teaching assessment

Required Texts

  • The Path to Holistic Health by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as interpreted by Mukunda Stiles
  • Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell
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