Yoga Teacher Training Nanaimo
Turn Your Yoga Passion Into a Career
200 Hours, recognized by Yoga Alliance
Yoga Teacher Training Certification
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.
- Technique, training and practice, 100 hours
- Anatomy of the body, 10 hours
- Anatomy of the Chakra and energy body, 10 hours
- Philosophy, 20 hours
- Ethics for Yoga teacher, 10 hours
- Teaching methodology, 20 hours
- Business of Yoga, 5 hours
- Practice teaching, 5 hours
- Homework, 20 hours
Schedule and Location
The 2023 Yoga Teacher Training is taught over 8 weekends. The first weekend start on Easter long weekend (April 7, 8, 9, 10) with an intensive 4 full days; Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 8:30am – 5:30pm. Then there will be 7 more weekend, Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 11am -6pm and Sunday 9am – 5:30pm. The last day of the Yoga Teacher Training will be May 28, 2023.
This 2023 YTT will be held at Zen Revolution
UPPER STUDIO @ 54 Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo. British Columbia V9R 5B8
There will be a Chakra Yoga Manuel and Handout provided.
The Yoga Anatomy Colouring Book: a visual guide to form, function, movement.
Siddhartha: A Novel by Hermann Hess
More might be needed and you will be notify.
"Vero is a wonderfully positive, knowledgable, and supportive teacher/instructor. Her energy is infectious and she has an amazing ability to keep every class fresh, fun and upbeat. I have taken various classes with Vero over the years including butts & guts and circus yoga. Currently, I am enrolled in her Yoga Teacher Training program, which has been one of the most influential experiences of my life."
"I did my yoga teacher training with Vero a few years ago when she first started the program. I wanted to provide you with an honest review of my experience. I learned that yoga is something we live and breathe in everything we do. We learned how to consciously focus and to remain in a meditative state despite our environment. We had a small group of women, around 10, so it was very intimate. Vero is so warm and we’re friends to this day and continue to visit each other. I’m also still in contact with all the women who were a part of this group. My favourite part is that Vero brought in a rich abundance of yogi teachers to teach alongside her. She provided an amazing manual and readings that I still refer to today. I did this training for my own healing and practice, as well as to teach children, but I know I’m fully capable and confidant in sharing my teaching services to adults as well. I absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend Vero’s teacher training. I hope this helps guide you. Kind Regards"
Kendra Minty Student Teacher at VIU Owner at Mint Girls Mintgirls.ca
"I did my yoga teacher training with Vero a few years ago when she first started the program. I learned from Vero that yoga does not need to happen in a glamorous place, wearing glamorous clothing, and getting glamorous picture on Instagram. I learned that yoga is something we live and breathe in everything we do. We learned how to consciously focus and to remain in a meditative state despite our environment. We had a small group of women, around 10, so it was very intimate. Vero is so warm and we’re friends to this day and continue to visit each other. I’m also still in contact with all the women who were a part of this group. My favourite part is that Vero brought in a rich abundance of yogi teachers to teach alongside her. She provided an amazing manual and readings that I still refer to today. I did this training for my own healing and practice, as well as to teach children, but I know I’m fully capable and confidant in sharing my teaching services to adults as well. I absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend Vero’s teacher training. I hope this helps guide you."
Kendra Minty Owner at Mint Girls Mintgirls.ca
"Vero is so beautiful in so many ways. The YTT that I took with her this year (2019) exceeded any expectations that I had! Right away she had the 12 of us strangers feeling comfortable and ready for the journey ahead. The 12 of us became very close during the 8 weeks and I know this is due to the space Vero created. Thank you Choose2be!!!"
"Nothing but wonderful things to say about Véronique. I wrote my canfitpro theory exam with her and did my practical component with her two days later! She was super accommodating ( I came over to the island from Vancouver) and made me feel extremely comfortable during the whole process. I would HIGHLY recommend her. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Véronique for helping me make my dreams a reality and a new career now!!!"
"Vero is an amazing instructor and very knowledgeable. She’s inspirational and motivating, very helpful. Would definitely recommend working under her!"
Meet Your Yoga Teacher Training Instructors
“With the help of our local Yoga community, I was able to put together this very unique Yoga Training. I want to equip my students with as much knowledge and experience possible to become their own best yoga teacher. Most of the training I’ve seen have only 1 – 2 main instructors, but even with 16 years of teaching experience, I still don’t know everything! Having so many instructors will help you find your unique voice and embrace your gifts. We’ve had over a dozen teachers come in and share their strengths and wisdom in the training so far. I am so honoured to have been able to inspire such transformation in these peoples’ lives.”
This anatomy course is curated specifically for yoga teachers. You can expect to leave the weekend with a functional understanding of anatomy and how to directly apply it to teaching yoga and to help inform your own personal movement practice. We will cover the major bones, joint segments, muscle groups, fasical lines. We will dive deep into why this understanding is critically important for teaching and how you can use this knowledge to help sequence and plan well-rounded yoga classes.
With well over 1,500 hours of teacher trainings combined with a decade-plus of teaching, studio ownership and curriculum development, Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into every teacher training she facilitates. Her enthusiasm for learning is infectious and she believes in creatively offering material so that it is digestible and readily applicable for all learners.
Laura Jesson Love
Kundalini Yoga & Mediation
“Kundalini is the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul. In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of the soul. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.”- 3ho organization
The practice of yoga asana prepares our body to sit in meditation.
- We’ll learn the posture and foundation of sitting meditation.
- We’ll explore the four foundations of mindful meditation.
- We’ll dive into our three functional minds.
- We’ll get inspired by yoga science, human habits, duration and time of meditation and work to create a daily sustainable practice.
About Laura Jesson:
A natural born yogi, from philosophy to physical activity, breath and body, movement and stillness, 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 Yoga with Janice Clarfield, and Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark. One strong source of inspiration and teachings woven throughout continues to be the influence of Michael Stone, who was a Psychotherapist, Yoga, Buddhist and Mindful Meditation teacher, author, activist, mentor and friend.
Laura is currently finding more peace through stillness in Meditation, Relaxation and deepening her practice of Kundalini Yoga. When not on her mat Laura takes all she learns being mom to two beautiful boys, creating more love in life and cycling lots!!
E-RYT 500+, Moksha 500 hours, Prenatal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Training, Mindfulness Meditation Training. BA Degree in Psychology. Post Graduate Diploma in Wellness and Lifestyle Management. Kundalini Yoga Aquarian Teacher Training Level One and Two Lifecycles and Lifestyles — Instructor (Foundations)
Myofascial release, postural alignment and Sanskrit
In this workshop, we discover the many benefits and uses of bringing a dowel into your practice. The dowel can be used as a tool to assist with postural alignment and myofascial release. We will use the dowel to explore the ancient technique of tapping, as a tool to assist with lengthening and creating space in the body, and even as a way to assist in teaching your students, and yourself, proper alignment when moving through the asanas.
About Tasha Mae
Movement is Tasha’s passion and she considers herself a lifelong student. She is curious and interested in discovering the most wholesome way to keep our body healthy and well balanced by practicing just sitting, pranayama, strength training, natural movement, HIIT, and the yoga asanas. Tasha Mae is not only passionate about movement, but also loves to share it with other people. She has currently been teaching yoga and fitness for 6 years. Tasha Mae has over 1200 hours of training and is an 800hour Internationally Certified Vijnana Yoga Teacher as well as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Class Instructor. She has also studied and practiced the Tensegrity Repair Series with Gioia Irwin and Flo Dedame.
Alignment and Props as Powerful Teaching Tools
Iyengar yoga is a practice founded by B.K.S Iyengar who is known as the father of modern yoga. Iyengar yoga offers a thorough teaching methodology that introduces poses, and specific actions within poses progressively such that a student learn and build their understanding of pose work, alignment, and themselves, safely and systemically. Many associate props with this practice. Props are part of the practice but are used in many creative ways not only to support but to enhance learning. We will focus on alignment while using props as a teaching tool and for beginner teachers. Jessica will be sharing elements of Iyengar yoga to give student teachers a taste of this practice and how it might inform the questions they ask when approaching, ‘What am I teaching and why? ‘What do I see in my students and how can I help them improve?’ She is excited to share her passion for this practice with those interested in the subject of yoga.
Jessica first completed a 300 hr TTP through Moksana yoga in Victoria BC and started teaching in 2007. Once introduced to the practice of Iyengar yoga she committed to this lineage and the rigorous path toward certification. Jessica is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor . She has taught yoga at Soulfire Studio in Ladysmith, Bend Over Backwards in Nanaimo and currently teaches with The Hive Collective in Chemainus. Jessica also has developed an online teaching practice: Your Yoga Library. As a classically trained actor Jessica is passionate in the exploration of both play and discipline in yoga and theatre. Jessica has worked as a TD Artist in the Schools through the Nanaimo Art Gallery offering programs that align Yoga and Theatre in schools. Most recently she was recipient of an Artstarts grant to a develop multidisciplinary yoga/theatre online mindfulness program for students, grade 4-7: Mindful Practice through Mindful Expression.
Philosophy, empowered reasoning and the history of the yoga traditions with Daniel Clement
Before yoga arose in India, human groups across the planet had evolved the ability to project into the future and think about the past. Societies that could live and work well together thrived and grew, those that could not, did not.
Questions about the origins of humankind, the meaning of life and possible afterlife were answered by mythologies, ideologies and religions. The practices of yoga arose in part as an answer to some of these questions, and as a means sharpening the tools of inquiry. Daniel will take us through cultural changes as humans moved from hunting and gathering through the agricultural revolution, to ritual cultures, to the origin of the word Yoga, and the many definitions it has in the modern world. How does the yoga that we practice today reflect the traditions it grew from? Let’s find out.
About Daniel Clement
Like many yoga practitioners and teachers, I had a natural predisposition to yoga practice. The qualities of self-study, a desire for balance and harmony and a somewhat sensitive and introverted personality served me as a musician and songwriter. I found the same qualities could be directed toward understanding and practicing yoga. I became interested in hatha yoga in the mid 1990’s as a way to heal a back injury. After attending classes in Iyengar yoga, I gravitated to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. I practiced this rather intense form of yoga regularly for 3 years before attending my first teacher training with David Swenson. In the fall of 2003 I was introduced to postural biomechanics by Anusara Yoga teacher Elissa Gumushel, who was kind enough to teach me regularly at her home. By this time I had acquired a deep set of habits in the body through my Astanga Yoga practice, and also many small injuries and misalignments. I realized that though I had developed some strength, discipline and flexibility, I had a superficial relationship with the poses I was doing. I knew the basic forms, but had not spent enough time in each pose in any one practice to really understand how to use the pose to get into the body. After leading six to eight 200 and 500 hour trainings per year from 2008 – 2013 in Canada and graduating over 500 teachers, I began to ask some hard questions about what I was doing. My work now is to train effective hatha yoga teachers and to explore the more subtle aspects of the healing power of yoga through writing and workshops. To that end I offer 200 and 300 hour trainings and workshops at my home studio on the gulf island of Texada, British Columbia. I also travel regularly to Japan to teach workshops and try to absorb what remains of the grace of Zen and Taoist influence in the rural villages there.
Vinyasa flow, Awaken our love warrior spirit