Turn Your Yoga Passion Into a Career
Vancouver Island University Campus Recreation (VIU Campus Rec) and Choose2Be have joined forces to offer you an amazing opportunity to become a yoga leader in your community! Certification leader and inspirational VIU fitness instructor Veronique Rioux will educate and guide you through the 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training certification and help turn your yoga passion into a career!
Yoga Teacher Training Certification Description
Choose2be’s 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training certification is designed to deepen your yoga practice and knowledge. Explore yoga philosophy, anatomy, asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, and practice teaching in a safe environment with other students. In this program, you will learn to create an asana sequence for students at all levels using props and hands-on assistance. Certification is led by Veronique Rioux, with the participation of guest instructors specialized in specific areas.
Hours, Dates & Weekend Breakdown
Start Date: March 30, 2018
End Date: May 20, 2018
8 weekends, 180 Instructional Hours, 20 Homework Hours
First Weekend (Intensive)
Friday March 30 – Monday April 2, 2018: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Subsequent 7 Weekends: Fridays 5 - 9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sample Training Day
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Opening, Meditation & Pranayama
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Asana Practice
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Elements of Teaching
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.:Lunch Break
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Anatomy, Philosophy and Lectures
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.: Practice Teaching
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.: Restorative Closing Practice
How to Register:
Register Online click here
By Phone: (250) 740-6418
In person at the gym's front desk in Building 190.
For more Information, contact Karen.Alden@viu.ca or (250) 740-6429
Jay SuttonBrown: Kundalini Workshop
Kundalini workshop, Friday May 4, 2018 6 - 8 p.m.
Jay Suttonbrown, E-RYT 500 has been teach yoga for over a decade. Her passion is cultivating authenticity in our experience by stepping out of habits and into personal empowerment. She shares Kundalini Yoga (the yoga of action), Hatha, Prenatal, Yin and Restorative Practices. She is the Founder of Manipura Yoga School and loves training Yoga Teachers to share their vision with the world. “A human life is made up of choices. Yoga is mindfully connecting to those choices. Connecting to our truth, power, and worthiness. Connecting to our bodies, breath and life force. Connecting to how our habit energy works, and what it feels like when we rise above our habits into our true vibrant state. Yoga is a set of powerful technologies that support our journey to mindful connection, each day, each moment, and each breath. Even “when we don’t feel like it.” We have choices. Sat Nam.”
Dr. Jessica Reed: Anatomy
Saturdays April 7 and 14, 2018 from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Laura Jesson Love: Meditation
Saturday April 21, 2018 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
About Laura Jesson:
A natural born yogi, from philosophy to physical activity, Laura is always striving for balance in her life and empowering the same in others. After five years of personal practice, she took her first training in Moksha Yoga, followed by PreNatal with Janice Clarfield, and Yin with Bernie Clark. One strong source of inspiration woven throughout has been the influence of Michael Stone, a psychotherapist, Yoga and Buddhist teacher, author and activist.
Laura is currently finding more peace through stillness in Meditation, Relaxation and Restorative Yoga. When not on her mat Laura takes all she learns being mom to two beautiful boys and creates more love in life.
Angelina McNamee: Yoga Methodology
Sunday's April 8 and 15, 2018, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
About Angelina McNamee:
Angelina has several Bachelor degrees and a Master's in Education. Her yoga journey started 20 year ago when she travelled to South India to complete a teacher training program in Sivananda Yoga, then on to Argentina where she studied at the Indra Devi Foundation. Angelina is also certified in Stott Pilates, and enjoys teaching mat classes in addition to Hatha Yoga. Angelina is familiar with many different styles of Yoga, and has participated in numerous workshops while working closely with highly experienced teachers from around the world. With a strong background in wellness and education, she hopes to inspire others along the Yogic path.
Basha Nemeskeri: Yoga Philosophy
Saturday and Sunday April 28-29 and May 5-6, 2018, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Like many of us, suffering brought me to yoga. It was the vulnerability and honesty of the teacher that showed me that we are all in this together - that we all go through the heartaches, and the joys, and the boredom. After a few years of practicing, I simply couldn't NOT teach others, because of how much I'd learned and fallen in love with in the practice. I have done teacher trainings in Anusara, Ashtanga and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy and have yet to cease wanting to keep learning more about this never ending field. When I teach, I think of what could help my students feel as good as their bodies were designed to feel...to remember how fantastic we're all meant to feel if we take care and pay attention. I like to remind the fellas I teach that they are quite possibly the most flexible guys in their entire family lineage, and to take that as a big pat on the back 🙂 I like to encourage and motivate, and show people how remarkable they truly are.
Nura Madjzoub: Teaching Methodology
The Art of Sequencing and Cueing, Friday May 18, 2018, 5 - 9 p.m.
The Art of Assisting, Saturday May 19, 2018, 8:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Nura has been teaching yoga for over a 15 years on multiple continents. She is an avid traveler, a yogi, a mother and therapeutic massage therapist. Like many others, she is also on a quest to connect to the core; to her truth. She believes that how we practice yoga, and what we come up against on the mat is our very own practice ground for real life. Yoga keeps her humble, and hungry for more knowledge. She teaches because she loves to share her own discoveries on her journey through this wonderful and messy life.
Nura has trained and mentored with Sanjeev Bhanot, Founder of Yogalife Foundation, and has completed the 200 hour yoga training at Kripalu Center in Massachusetts. She is trained, certified and experienced in prenatal yoga and has done further studies in Core Strength Vinyasa, Anusara and Thai yoga massage. She is also a Licensed and Board Certified Massage Therapist in New York and in the USA with over 1000 hours of training. Nura brings a unique set of skills to her yoga teaching from her background as a therapeutic massage therapist. She enjoys the interplay between yoga and massage work and draws from all her studies in her classes, workshops and trainings. Her yoga teaching is always infused with a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology. She has been trained, over the past decade and a half, to see the movement and the freedom, as well as the tension and the blocks, in bodies.