The Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is for those who are ready to start living yoga in their everyday lives. This course is designed to take each student on an inner journey of empowerment and self-discovery using the practical technology of Hatha Yoga. Along the way we learn many of the diverse tools of yoga including breath, awareness, movement, philosophy and sound. The inner journey and Yogic practices help us to discover our unique voice as a teacher, to discover what Yoga means to us and how we would like to share our new found passion and vision with the world.
During this course you can expect to gain:
- A deep understanding of the alignment, safety, energetics and purpose of various asanas (postures).
- A calm, insightful and non-judgmental approach to observation of self and others.
- Understanding of effective use of the breath and how to apply different breathing techniques for different effects.
- Confidence in public speaking, learning how to overcome this common fear
- A structure within you can creatively put together sequences and class plans
- Knowledge of the theory behind the practice, through exploring yogic philosophy
- A comfort with being present and mindful in your day-to-day life
- An understanding of who you really are, which helps you to create more possibilities in life
- A familiarity with your inner voice/ intuition
- The capacity to hold space for another’s yoga practice
This is a 200 hour program in yoga instruction for traditional Hatha Yoga. Certification is by the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre and meets the requirements for 200-hour Yoga Alliance membership.
This course time (250 total training hours: 180 hours of contact time and 70 hours independent study) can be used in combination with advanced yoga training to qualify for 500-hour Yoga Alliance membership.
A Rama Lotus 10 Class card is included with the cost of the course. Feel free to try out different yoga styles with different teachers.
The take home exam will be given during the course.
The graduation ceremony will be held on the last day of the course.
Course cost: $2,800+hst
Early-bird: $2,600+hst by September 30th
Super Early-Bird: $2,400+hst by August 20th
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“Being part of this teacher training was a wonderful life changing experience that I would recommend to anyone thinking about deepening their own personal practice or delving into teaching.” -Michelle Turner
“The instructors have opened my eyes to the unbelievable possibilities that yoga can afford one, and I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for them and their guidance.” -Kyle William Dunlop
80 contact hours +
32 hours independent study
25 contact hours +
3 hours independent study
15 contact hours +
10 hours independent study
45 contact hours +
5 hours independent study
15 contact hours +
10 hours independent study
Contact hours are at Rama Lotus during the intensives.
Abe has always been on the yogic path. In 2007 yoga in the classical sense, suddenly made sense to Abe. Since then he has studied, practiced and lived yoga with dedication and passion. Abe believes that we are in a constant state of becoming, and that we never “get it done”. “Its about the journey.” Abe’s journey has lead him to study and practice with many inspiring teachers. Abe brings a deep understanding of human movement, gained from over 10 yeas as a Personal Trainer and several yoga trainings and marries it with over 30 years of spiritual and energetic practice to create a full, well rounded yoga class. Abe designs classes to inspire each of us to look within while cultivating a strong body, light heart and calm mind.
Diana Buxban’s teaching is inspired from the fluid, breath-synchronized dance of Ashtanga, drawing strongly from Hatha Yoga precision and integrity, finding serenity in the deep lake of meditative stillness that is Yin Yoga. Infusing asana practice with spiritual depth, her classes aim to inspire, empower, open everyone to the vast landscapes of inner sensations, and the simplicity of honest contemplation of the Self.
Diana’s students appreciate her clear, methodical instructions, as well as her ability to translate complex philosophical, anatomical or esoteric concepts into familiar discourse.
Maria Kurylo is here to hold space for you on your transformational and expansive yogic journey. She will teach you the subtle energetic aspects of the practice including eastern anatomy, meditation and energetic self care as well as foundational spiritual principles to practice on and off the mat. Her intention is to help you liberate your Inner Wisdom-Keeper. She believes that inside of each of us lives a deep knowing of how to live with the earth, her cycles and how to activate the innate wisdom of our bodies. And that within each of us there is a remembrance of our connection to divinity and to the higher frequency of our heart and our soul. She believes that we long to re-establish this connection, to unearth our inner wisdom and what we know to be true, but that we have forgotten how, often leaving us feeling disconnected, dissatisfied, stressed out and dull. When we do not fully embrace the multi-dimensional aspects of our being (physical, energetic and spiritual) we find ourselves questioning ourselves and our intuition and we live in doubt, fear and shame.
Maria will be offering you tools and practices to help you learn how to make positive shifts in your life and practice. She will help you reintegrate with your inner wisdom keeper so that you can live a life with meaning, expansion and deep connection with self and the divine. She is excited to meet you for what will be a sacred journey, a worthy journey and one that will not only stretch you physically, but mentally, emotionally, energetically and spiritually!
OTHER TEACHERS TBA
Guest teachers will also be included in the training. These senior teachers will be offering additional experienced instruction for you to learn from and experience.
Refunds are available up to 21 days before the course, minus a $250 administration cost. Written requests for refund must be submitted to the Rama Lotus front desk no later than September 3oth, 2017. No refunds will be available for any reason after September 21, 2016, including once the course has started.
Please note that the content of this course schedule as well as the teaching team are subject to change without notice.
The Rama Lotus Yoga Centre is recognized by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a certified private educational institution.
All students taking part in our 200 hr Hatha or Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training programs will receive an official tuition fee receipt: Canada Revenue Agency Tuition, Education, and Textbook Amounts Certificate (T2202A) allowing you to qualify for Tuition and Education Tax Credits on your personal income tax, for the tuition paid for the programs. It has been determined that our teacher training programs are considered part-time educational programs.
For more details about Tuition and Education tax credits, please visit the CRA website: Tuition, education and textbook amounts