200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Oakville
Are you interested in becoming a certified yoga instructor? Our studio offers a comprehensive training program. After completing the 200 hour yoga training program, you will be confident in your ability to teach safely and effectively.
Our next 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program will take place in October 2023 with a combination of online and in-person classes.
Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course is designed with your busy schedules in mind enabling you to maintain commitment to work, family, schooling and other activities during your course of study. Students who complete the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program will become confident in their ability to teach safely and effectively, and gain tremendous insight into the world of yoga. You will also receive a certificate necessary to teach Hatha yoga here at home or anywhere abroad.
Anyone who is truly interested in understanding who they are; why they are here should consider the 200 program. It is a physical, emotional, energetic journey of the heart that can only deepen your life whether you decide to teach yoga or not.
Training Course Break-Down
Teaching Techniques: 100 hours
Students will spend approximately 100 hours of the training learning the foundations of teaching Hatha yoga. Although there are many Hatha yoga postures, each of the postures were chosen specifically to illustrate principles of teaching that can then be applied to any posture.
Detailed study of yoga postures, including modifications of poses and appropriate use of props
Correct physical alignment
Be able to accommodate students of all levels through modifications and variations
Be able to describe to students the physical, emotional and energetic benefits
Learn to give clear, simple instructions through choice of appropriate verbal cues and body language
Key points for teaching beginners
Ethics of a yoga teacher
Multiple opportunities to practice teaching will be given. At Drishti Yoga and Wellness, we create a supportive, nurturing community of teachers to help you with what you have learned right away. You will receive immediate feedback from your teachers to help you refine your teaching skills and feel at ease in front of a class. We are here to support you every step of the way.
Teaching Methodology: 20 hours
Approximately 20 hours will be spent on learning and practicing teaching techniques that “make a good yoga teacher” great. They include the following:
Learn to teach safely, effectively and with confidence
Learn the principles of sequencing, mini teaching practices, than facilitation and feed back
Teaching the students the importance of breath through understanding breathing principles, and then how to guide students ‘to breathe’
How to encourage and inspire students through their practice
Students will practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours
So the 20 hours suggested by Yoga Alliance is an introduction to the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and lymphatic system and how yoga benefits each system. Chakras and how they relate to the postures covered will also be introduced.
Yogic History and Philosophy: 20 hours
In this section a History of Yoga, overview of Bhagavad Gita, Yoga sutras, 8-limbed path of yoga will be discussed.
Yamas and Niyamas and how they pertain to the teachings|Discussion of Ethics and a look inwards to one’s own beliefs and philosophy make this section practical and relevant| Yoga’s journey to the West and the most influential yogis of our time| History of the philosophy of yoga with readings in the Vedas and Patanjali’s work.
Practical Business and Life Skills: 20 hours
Includes Basic principles of the business of yoga, creating an action plan that leaves a student prepared for immediate action following graduation.
Introduction to Meditation and different techniques, ‘the reason Hatha Yoga was invented’ Students are encouraged to continue their own yoga practice as there is limited time for practice during the course although a very important posture assessment at the start and end of the course.
Tuition is $3200+hst
Fee includes unlimited yoga classes for the duration of the training.
Your unlimited class pass begins as soon as you pay the $300 deposit. A payment plan is available, please e-mail the address below for further inquiries.
The yoga teacher training at Drishti Yoga has been very enlightening. I have transformed and grown in so many ways. My understanding of yoga as a whole has deepened and evolved. The training offered excellent teaching program in a friendly atmosphere – very highly recommended for those who wish to go deeper into yoga.