Yoga Centre Winnipeg 200hr Teacher Training Curriculum:


Techniques and Teaching Methods (includes mentored practice teaching) 90hrs

Practice & Teaching: Standing Poses and Seated Poses 10hrs

  • Practical and theoretical examination of postures from the perspective of personal practice and teaching beginners

  • Practice teaching in small groups

Practice & Teaching: Inversions/Balancing Poses 10hs

  • Practical and theoretical examination of postures from the perspective of personal practice and teaching beginners

  • Practice teaching and sequencing for beginning inversions

Practice & Teaching: Backbends 10hrs

  • Practical and theoretical examination of postures from the perspective of personal practice and teaching beginners

  • Practice teaching in small groups

Practice & Teaching: Forward Bends and Twists 10hrs

  • Practical and theoretical examination of postures from the perspective of personal practice and teaching beginners

  • Practice teaching in small groups

Restorative Practice and Teaching Techniques for Pregnancy 10hr

  • Practical and theoretical examination of postures from the perspective of personal practice and teaching beginners

  • Thorough look at how yoga relates to the various stages of pregnancy: how to modify; what is contraindicated; what is recommended

Lesson Planning 1 /4hr

  • Introduction to planning and 8 week session of yoga

  • Group work

  • Practice teaching

Lesson planning 2 /4hr

  • Continued work on planning and 8 week session of yoga

  • Group work

  • Practice teaching

Elements of Teaching and Review of Different Methods 4hr

  • Discussion of different methodologies

  • Teaching techniques

  • Introduction to meditation

Sequencing: The Art of Sequencing 10

  • In depth look at the practice and theory of yoga sequencing;

  • Practice building a sequence and teaching

Props, Adjustments and Touch 10

  • Practical and theoretical exploration of the use of props and adjustments

Sourcing your Home Practice 4

  • Elective helping students learn to cultivate a home practice

  • Finding one’s own voice as a teacher

Practice Teaching 4


Anatomy & Physiology 22hrs

Anatomy for Yogi's and Yogini's Workshop 10

  • Observing bodies, practical exploration of how different bodies function in the postures.

  • Understanding outer form does not fit cookie cutter images or alignment instructions

The Chakras 4

  • Experiential and theoretical Introduction to the chakras and how they relate to our yoga practice and teaching

Yoga Physiology: The 5 Elements 4

  • Experiential and theoretical Introduction to the 5 Elements and how they relate to our yoga practice and teaching

5 Sheaths, 3 Bodies 4

  • Experiential and theoretical Introduction to the 5 Sheaths, 3 Bodies of yoga and how they relate to our yoga practice and teaching


Philosophy, Ethics, Lifestyle 20hrs

Monthly Philosophy Course- The Yoga Sutra's of Patanjali 10

  • Discussion and meditation

Monthly Philosophy Course- Teacher Meetings 10

  • Discussion and meditation


 

Practicum & Electives: 58

Reading requirements/ homework assignments (Year 1&2) 16

Private meeting (Year 1 & 2) 2

  • Meeting with director of program-to discuss progress etc.

Observations – (Year 1 & 2) 30hr

  • Students must observe 30 classes taught at the beginner level from various senior teachers at the yoga centre winnipeg

Observed teaching- 1 class 1hr

  • Students must organize and instruct a class of 10 or more students and collect participant feedback


Testing: 20

Take Home Exam 10

  • Open book exam summarizing 2 years in program

Testing Weekend 10

  • Students are required to participate in a weekend of testing their instructing and ability to observe bodies.


Personal Practice: 100hrs min

Classes attended 100hrs per 2 yrs in program.

  • Students are required to attend a minimum of 100 classes with instructors at the Yoga Centre Winnipeg over the 2 years.


Summary:

  • The program is based on students having direct contact with an instructor from the Yoga CentreWinnipeg for all but 16 hrs of the program. Those 16 hrs are homework.

  • 80% attendance is required in each workshop to receive credit.

  • Philosophy meetings may be done via correspondence for students living out of town and commuting- in this case each meeting has an assignment for submission.