200-Hour Hatha Yoga
ACCREDITED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE:
Kula Oakville is a certified educational institution with the federal government. Upon completion of our 200-hour Teacher Training Program, students are eligible for a tuition, education and textbook tax credit.
For more information please visit the CRA website
2013-14 PROGRAM: October 10, 2013-March 27, 2014
Upcoming Information Session: Would you like to learn more about our Teaching Training program? Meet faculty teachers, Colin Matthews and Beth Rutty, along with previous Kula graduates on: Thursday, June 13th, Thursday, August 8th and Thursday, Sept. 12th from 8:30-9:30 at Kula Oakville. We would love to answer your questions and provide you with more information.
The Teacher Training Program is appropriate for anyone who would like to deepen their personal yoga practice, cultivate greater self-awareness, and learn the art of becoming an effective and inspirational teacher. The program is designed to help you grow and evolve as an inspired student of life and Yoga teacher. Our emphasis is on developing an insightful and intelligent practice rooted in alignment and connection to Self and others.
Program Prerequisite: Students should have a developed and dedicated yoga practice. The training requires a willingness to connect deeply and to explore with an open heart!
Fundamentals of Yoga Teacher: Colin Matthews & Beth Rutty
Study and learn the fundamentals of a Yoga practice through the lens of the universal principles of alignment and contemporary Tantric Yoga philosophies. This portion of the course includes:
• Regular weekly practice
• A workbook with assignments and study material
• Comprehensive study of 27 fundamental Asana postures
Upon completion of this segment of the course, participants can expect to possess a solid experiential understanding of how to practice skillfully, and will have an in-depth knowledge of fundamental postures in an Asana Practice.
Dates: Oct.10, 2013 -Jan.12, 2013, 73-hours
History and Philosophy of Yoga Teacher: Christopher “Hareesh” Wallis
Yoga has a rich and varied history, which encompasses different philosophical and religious traditions from classical to contemporary teachings. In History and Philosphy of Yoga, You will study Yoga texts and practices through the lens of a contemporary Tantric Yoga Tradition. Taught by author and renowned international Tantric scholar, Christopher “Hareesh” Wallis, you can expect a thorough introduction to the history of Yoga, and to learn the most current and cutting edge perspectives on Tantra and Yoga philosophy.
Dates: Oct. 24-27, 2013, 15-Hours
Anatomy and Physiology Teacher: Jesse Enright
Becoming a skillful Yoga teachers requires a thorough understanding of the human body. In Anatomy and Physiology, you will learn the biomechanics of asana and the human body through the Smart YogaTM system. You will develop a thorough understanding of how the muscles and joints work in relation to the practice of Yoga, and how this knowledge can be applied in teaching. Finally, you will learn to deconstruct postures from an anatomical perspective and modify them to benefit individual students.
Dates: Nov. 23-24, 2013, Dec. 14-15, 2013, 16-hours
Meditation, Philosophy & Practice Intensive Teacher: Colin Matthews & Beth Rutty
During this intensive you will develop the most important cornerstone of being a teacher, your practice. You will be practicing regularly throughout the program; however, this segment is designed to enhance your growing edge by going deeper into the practice of Yoga, practical Philosophy, Meditation and Pranayama. Weekly extended practices allow time to combine various modalities in an in-depth and experiential way. Be prepared to transform, be inspired and shine!
Dates: Jan. 16 - Feb. 2, 2014, 24-Hours
The Art of Teaching, Sequencing & Becoming a Yoga Teacher Teacher: Colin Matthews & Beth Rutty
Learn how to apply your knowledge of Yoga philosophy, anatomy, asana, meditation and pranayama into teaching skillful, inspiring and intelligent classes. This includes understanding how to sequence a class around a theme or specific area of the body, or create movement-focused classes (i.e. back bends or hip openers). You will learn how to adapt your teaching style as needed, from gentle restorative classes to powerful Vinyasa classes. You will also be able to teach competently in both a hot and regular temperature studio environment.
You will learn to:
• Communicate clearly and effectively
• See your students and understand their needs
• Apply effective hands-on adjustments
• Modify postures for diverse anatomical needs
• Create classes that attend to varying student levels
• Hold the auspicious seat of the teacher
• Use props effectively to supports students
• Demonstrate postures concisely and powerfully
To hone your skills and increase your confidence as an instructor, you will practice teaching your fellow students, as well as a diverse group of guests from the public. You will also observe and assist in regular classes at Kula.
Dates: Feb. 6th- March 27, 2014, 58-Hours
To maximize the learning experience, Teacher Trainers will observe three classes at Kula, following which they will assist in three classes at Kula.
Dates: February-March 2014, 9-Hours
As a commitment to study, and deepening one’s practice, Teacher Trainers are expected to take a minimum of 1 additional class per week at Kula during the program.
Dates: October 2013-March 2014, 20-Hours minimum