200 hr Teacher Training 2019-20


OCTOBER 5, 2019 - JANUARY 26, 2020
Yoga Alliance certified, 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training

With Basia Going, Janice Tokaryk and guest teachers

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.

Our Guest Teachers have in-depth knowledge in specific areas such meditation, restorative and yin practice. Their contribution will be an opportunity to switch gears; get inspired in new dimensions and view points.

"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

Yoga Teacher Training, Ottawa, Basia Going


Saturdays & Sundays
Oct: 5 & 6 , 19 & 20, 26 & 27
Nov: 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 30 & 1 Dec
Dec: 7 & 8, 14 & 15
Jan: 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26

ALSO REQUIRED and included:

  • OBSERVATION of 6 Adi Shesha classes in at least 4 different styles during the training period: Hand in a written summary of your learning(s).
    Choose from yin, restorative, gentle, ashtanga, yoga as therapy, wall yoga, hatha

  • PARTICIPATION in 9 Adi Shesha classes during the training period: Hand in a written summary for each class of: a) What worked for you. b) What you are curious about and c) Your 3 main ‘takeaways’.
    Choose from the list of classes that will be provided upon registration


A 20-class valid for the duration of the course.

This teacher training is a unique opportunity to enrich your life and the lives of others. You will have a chance to walk away with a blueprint for letting go, making shifts, and great framing tools for what is coming your way.

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, what we really want, and how we want to navigate through our journeys. Do not miss this chance to transform your practice, your teaching, and quite possibly 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 will be covered, our focus will be on making the theory real and relevant to our growth and teaching.

Substantial amounts of the time will be spent on how to read bodies and skillfully 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 to get curious. 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.

The second I walked into Adi Shesha I knew I would do my teacher training there. The atmosphere of the studio is warm and welcoming and it instantly felt like home. I’m so glad I trusted that instinct because I can’t imagine having done my training anywhere else. Basia and the teachers were so knowledgeable, kind and patient. They made the experience joyful and enriching. I made incredible friends, deepened every aspect of my yoga practice, and learned so much about myself. Without a doubt, taking the training improved my whole life. I decided to teach yoga when I finished, but even if I hadn’t, the training still would have been one of the most valuable experiences of my life. I cannot say enough good things about the whole experience.
— Jane Kerrison


  • Work diligently, but with lightness and a sense of humour

  • 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: effective and, not so much

  • 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


  • Principles of sequencing, pacing, holding space

  • Leading groups, public speaking, listening skills, open ended instructions

  • 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.


  • Therapeutic application of yoga: common problem areas, alternative approaches, therapy for shoulders, neck, hips, back etc.

  • Working with a variety of tools, props and adjustments

A few things to note

  1. Students will be required to observe and report on 6 classes (yin, restorative, gentle, ashtanga, yoga as therapy, wall yoga & hatha). Schedule for observing the classes to be agreed upon and to begin halfway through the course

  2. Students will be required to observe and possibly assist – if ready (determined together with the teacher)

  3. Students will be required to participate in 9 Adi Shesha classes during the training period, then hand in a written summary for each class of: a) What worked for you. b) What you are curious about and c) Your 3 main ‘takeaways’. Choose from the list of classes that will be provided upon registration

  4. There are recommended texts (provided upon request and at the beginning of the course.) You may already have them, some are accessible online, and some could be borrowed or, purchased to keep for reference


  • Course manual and handouts

  • 20-class pass – valid for 6 months from commencement of training

  • Audio files for Sanskrit pronunciations and more


$2,950.00 + hst

A deposit of $600 required upon registration, balance 30 days before the training begins. At this time (30 days before the training) the deposit is not refundable. If the refund for the deposit is requested 30 day before the commencement of the course, it will be granted, minus the administration fee of $50.00 After the commencement of the course no refunds available.


  • 2 years of regular practice (if less, please contact the lead TT (info@adishesha.com) – you may be qualify if you have experience in related disciplines, perhaps fitness, healing arts, psychology, teaching, or other useful and informing adventures)

  • Attendance – full course participation with exception of special circumstances – and make up for the lost hours required – to be arranged on individual basis (based and what was missed)

To apply, or discuss the training, please email Basia (info@adisheshayogazone.com) or meet her by dropping into one of her classes.

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