200-Hour: The Living Lab.

Yoga for REAL People: Teacher Training

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Jan 5 - May 26, 2019


Basia and Janice combine many years of creating and leading teacher trainings, teaching studio classes, and leading workshops and retreats in Canada and around the globe, to bring to you a wealth of knowledge and experience. They have been a dedicated team for many years, which sets the stage for optimum learning and growth.

"We need more leaders that can hold space for people to be inspired. We need more teachers who are grounded and clear. We need to know who we are, what we really want, and how we can contribute to our community." ~ Basia Going

Next Training, Jan 5 to May 26, 2019. To Register....


Jan:   ( 5 & 6 ),    (19 & 20)
Feb:   (16 & 17),  (23 & 24)
Mar:   (2 & 3),      (!6 & 17),   (30 & 31)
April:  (13 & 15)  (20 & 21)
May:   (4 & 5),     (11,&11),    (25 & 26)


  • observing four classes
  • assisting two classes
  • group and self study


This teacher training is a unique opportunity for you to answer this calling and enrich your life and the lives of others with aliveness! You can learn how to get better at letting go of habitual patterns that the mind entertains and the body holds. Then, you can release what is stuck and allow the flow of clear thoughts and space. With that, you can then listen deeply to feel vibrancy of each cell and each breath.

The practice of yoga is the practice of getting real! We will use our body, mind, and other tools to realize and come into the heart of who we really are. Do not miss this chance to transform your practice, your teaching, and your life. Learn to be a teacher by becoming a great student!

During the training course, there will be many opportunities to get to know the body. We will explore anatomy and movement patterns: those that invigorate our being and those that damage our health. While a cross-section of required knowledge such as pranayama, meditation, major yogic texts, philosophy and psychology of teaching is covered, our focus will be on making the theory real and relevant to our growth.

Substantial amount of the time will be spent on how to read bodies and skilfully assist students. You will have a strong base as a new teacher to assist and to problem solve. We will spend time on creating interesting sequences, keeping good pacing of a class, and motivating the students. Since teaching requires being ready for all abilities and body types, we will explore creative use of a variety of props and other yoga tools.

Be prepared to work diligently, but with lightness and a sense of humour.

  • Navigate life with skilful lightness
  • Learn how the body works and what you can do with it
  • Get some insight into your mind and how mind and body play together
  • Take a closer look at ways we communicate with others: ways that are effective
  • Analyze secrets of charismatic teachers - use it in a class, business or relationship

Most importantly, learn how NOT to take yourself too seriously!

Main Topics


  • Fundamental alignment principles
  • Sun salutations (various styles)
  • Standing poses – symmetrical & asymmetrical (and variations)
  • Forward bends – prep, variations, going deeper
  • Hip/shoulder openers – beginners & intermediate
  • Back bending – beginners & intermediate
  • Arm balances and Inversions
  • Restoratives

Pranayama & Meditation

  • Breathing fully. Taking advantage of what the breath offers!
  • Being still and listening deeply


  • Traditional texts, primarily Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita explored so that they become alive in our lives today
  • The process of yoga

Anatomy can be FUN! Yep, fun! And useful, to the point, and very relevant to what you need to teach yoga.

  • In-depth
  • Very practical
  • By the time you finish, you will have a good idea how to body works


  • Principles of sequencing, pacing, holding space
  • Vinyasa – smooth linking of the poses (different ways to do it)
  • Skilful hands-on adjusting – when to, when not to, how much (adjusting complete beginners and experienced practitioners)
  • Verbal & visual cues
  • Sanskrit: Asana names & common terms
  • Psychology of teaching
  • Ethics in teaching and being a student
  • Getting ready to teach – Where do I start? Teaching opportunities, etc.

Yoga Therapy

  • Therapeutic application of yoga: common problem areas, alternative approaches, therapy for shoulders, neck, hips, back, working with a variety of tools and props, etc.

A Few Things to Note

If you wish to apply for the training, please send us an email, call, or drop by the studio. You will need to fill out an application form - equest it trough email or Drop by the studio.

Students will be required to observe and report on 4 classes (Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin & Therapy). Schedule for observing the classes to be agreed upon, to begin halfway through the course.

Students will be required to assist/observe in 6 classes.

Course fees includes:

  • Course manual and handouts.

Once you register for the course we will send you recommended texts - you may already have them, some you can access on line, borrow or simply order to have for your reference.

  • 20 class pass – valid for 6 months since commencement of training.
  • Audio files for Sanskrit pronunciations and more.


$2950.00 +hst

  • Deposit of $600 required upon registration
  • Register before Nov 15 2018 and save $200


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