BECOME A CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR BY NEXT SUMMER!
An 8-weekend program starting in April 2020
8 WEEKENDS OPTION: April 10 to May 31, 2020
(First weekend: Friday to Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Subsequent weekends: Fridays from 5-9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Location: Vancouver Island University, Building 190
Regular Price $2,550 (+ GST)
Register today! Send an etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment plans are available upon request!
HALF-PRICE FOR CURRENT YOGA INSTRUCTORS!
Upgrade your teaching skills and increase your confidence!
ONLY $1,100 + GST
"This is one of the best 200 hour teacher training programs I have seen! Such high caliber of teachers- so diverse, interesting and important material." Lindsay J. Campa, Yoga Therapist
- Learn from Teachers of different styles of Yoga
- 18 Sequenced Vinyasa Classes detailed program included
- Explore the Chakras system in depth
- Apprenticeship and mentoring possibilities
"Vero put together this teacher -training course from her heart and soul and it shows, this YTT have made a huge difference in my life. . This course has CHANGED MY LIFE and I couldn’t have done it without the help of this community." Robin Minty
2018 YTT graduate and teachers
Check this post for 2018 YTT headline: https://www.choose2be.ca/yoga-school/
Turn Your Yoga Passion Into a Career
Choose2Be now offer you an amazing opportunity to become a yoga leader in your community! Certification leader and inspirational fitness instructor Veronique Rioux and her team will educate and guide you through the 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training certification and help turn your yoga passion into a career!
- 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
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.
Early bird rate $2200 + GST if you before January 1, 2020
Regular Price $2550 + GST
Register today! Send a etransfer at email@example.com
Payment plans are available upon request!
4 recommended/mandatory book to buy
In addition to the Yoga handout and Chakra Yoga manual I will be providing, I recommend you to order theses 4 books. They are mandatory to help you understand anatomy portion of the YTT. I placed them in order of importance and you can easily order them from amazon, simply click on the link of the book.
Andrew Desrochers: Intention circle workshop
Anatomy with Hilary
Laura Jesson Love: Meditation
Saturday April 18, 8:30am - 5:30pm
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 lots of cycling! When not on her mat Laura takes all she learns being mom to two beautiful boys and creates more love in life.
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.
Daniel Clement: Yoga Philosophy
Philosophy Friday April 24, 5-9pm, Saturday and Sunday April 25 and April 26, 2020, 8:30am - 5:30pm
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.
introduction to Ashtanga primary series with Devon Bennett YFL, YT200
Friday May 1, 2020, 5:30-7:30am
In the workshop we will learn an opening invocation, Surya Namaskar A and B. The fundamental asanas of the primary series postures, closing sequence and mantra, the count and the lineage and history of Ashtanga Vinyasa.
After a decade of practice and over three years of instructing, Devon has taught well over 1000 classes and remains passionate about yoga asana. For the last three years Devon has been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa and is now sharing the practice.
Myofascial release, postural alignment and Sanskrit with Tasha Mae
Saturday May 2, 2020, 8:30am - 12:30 pm
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.
Meghan Gorosh trauma sensitive and Yoga nidra
Sunday May 3, 2020, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Every person who walks through the studio doors is a resilient, beautiful survivor of something stressful and/ or traumatic. As human beings we just don't get out of this life without experiencing adverse events. This is not a bad thing! Stress and trauma can be rich and fertile ground for growth, transformation, and learning when one has the capacity and resources to be with the bodily experience of such events, as well as a safe and supportive atmosphere and community.
In this workshop, we will learn how to be well- resourced, regulated human beings in order to create and hold safe space for others. We will look at how trauma responses might show up on the mat and how we can best support our students.
We will practice pranayama, guided visualization meditation, and gentle asana.
This workshop will finish with the practice of Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, so as to leave students feeling relaxed yet energized as they leave.
A portion of time will be set aside for questions and debriefing, and Meg will be available for private conversation should one feel the need for one on one support.
This workshop will look at the effects trauma has on our physiology and psychology through the framework of polyvagal theory, as theorized by Stephen Porges.
Topics we will consider include:
- The difference between positive and toxic stress
- Regulation, dysregulation, and co-regulation
- Nervous system anatomy and hygiene
- The use of hands of touch
- Passive versus active languaging
- How trauma might show up on the mat
- How to be a safe "other"
- Self care
Meg is a certified and registered Yoga Instructor, a certified TRE® Provider, and holds a diploma in Social Services. Meg’s approach to yoga is trauma informed, and based in cultivating friendliness with one’s body through mindful attention and intention to breath, sensation, and movement. She also focuses a great deal on nervous system health and stress physiology, and how we can use the power of neuroplasticity to transform patterns that no longer serve our highest self. Meg began her lifelong love affair with yoga fifteen years ago. The evolutionary and compassionate nature of yoga drew her in and she's never looked back. She believes in the transformative and illuminative qualities of yoga, and offers them with the intention of creating deep connection to one’s self. Through her work as a mental health and addictions outreach worker, Meg discovered the practice of TRE®, or tension and trauma releasing exercises, and trained under Jessica Schaeffer in Portland, Oregon. TRE® has been an invaluable addition to her toolbox of health and wellness empowerment, and she is passionate about sharing it and empowering others in their well being. Meg’s overall work focuses on getting to know and befriending the body through a compassionate and strengths based approach. She strongly believes that the healthier one’s connection is to one’s body, the more one can enliven inner resources thereby facilitating growth and transformation. Meg has over 1000 hours of training in styles from Vinyasa to Yin, and as a lifelong learner, attends professional development workshops and trainings whenever she can, and very often has her face buried in a book! When not immersed in pro-d, you will find Meg in the yoga studio, hiking, or sitting quietly and enjoying what this beautiful island has to offer.
Tibetan Singing Bowl and Gong Meditation with Benjamin Bollich
Friday May 8, 2020, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
While living abroad for 15 years I was introduced to a powerful, mystical and healing instrument, the Tibetan Singing Bowl.
On Meditation: When two frequencies join together another is created through a process called entrainment. As the Tibetan Singing Bowl’s special harmonic frequencies penetrate your bodies sensory systems, entrainment can facilitate deeper states of meditation via alpha and theta waveforms.
On Healing: The harmonics of Tibetan Singing Bowls stimulate the brain’s corpus collosum, which is the bridge between the right and left hemispheres. As the two sides become more synchronized, the release of stress, worry, anxiety, fear and other feelings that have a negative impact on our health enables us to experience more balance, clarity, and productivity. Tibetan Singing Bowls also create strong vibrations that facilitate sensory integration processes. This can be especially helpful for individuals with hyper and hyposensitive disorders.Sound vibration affects each individual differently on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. It is clear that Tibetan Singing Bowls facilitate relaxation, which improves meditation practice and your sense of well-being.
On Inner-Attainment Experiences:
For more information please contact Ben Bollich at the following: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 250-802-1930
Non Violent Communication with Myriam Verzat
Saturday May 9, 2020, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Ahimsa, non violent; connect to yourself at any time to find what is really important to you. Learn to express your true self to others without judgments, listen deeply to someone else’s truth even when you hear criticism. Engage in difficult and challenging conversations with a great dose of empathy.
I feel so grateful about having NVC in my life that I want to share it with others. I have the deep conviction that the way we relate to ourselves and to each other is at the core of the type of violence we observe and perpetuate in the world. I think we need to make a deep change in the way we relate to ourselves, to each other and to the planet if we want to survive as a species on this planet. And I definitely want to be part of this change! I am combining my NVC work to nature connection and improvisation approaches. To know more about me, please visit: www.myriamverzat.com.
Mala and mantra with Karen Phillips RYT
Sunday May 10, 2020, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Mala, Mantra, Meditation
Mala, Mantra, Méditation.
‘’Like prayer and affirmation, the repetitious use of mantra can have powerful effects on the mind, body, spirit and emotions. In this 2 hour workshop you will learn about Malas and Mantras while you create your own unique Mala necklace to take home and use during Japa Mala meditation practice. Mantras are unique combinations of Sanskrit words and sounds that when chanted repeatedly invoke different energies. All supplies and instruction needed to create a Mala unique to your needs and desires are included. Also included are a list of mantras to use with your Mala. We will practice a Japa Mala meditation at the end of the workshop using your new Mala bead necklace.’’
Kundalini Yoga with Ren Fukushima
Ren is a proud West Coast Weirdo! She is a Japanese-Canadian, former A-type freakshow, fight or flight work-a-holic turned Dakini, Divine Feminine, Kundalini Realness/Self-Healing Evangelist Extraordinaire. Unable to heal a debilitating injury medically, she was forced into existential crisis = spiritual awakening. Ren had no choice but to heal herself spiritually and emotionally and was blessed to be connected with the ancient and powerful healing technology of Kundalini Yoga. Ren is an E-RYT200 and receives ongoing training through the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI). She completed her Teacher Training in 2012 at the Guru Ram Das Ashram in New Mexico, the home of Yogi Bhajan, Master of Kundalini Yoga. As a teacher and mentor, Ren is able to help students navigate grief, deep-seated anger, chronic pain, intimacy blocks and nervous system related illness. She has deep, embodied wisdom in the realms of core wound healing, the balancing of the masculine and feminine energies and is skillful at teaching people how to harness and transform sexual energy into emotional healing. Ren uses the sacred technology of Kundalini Yoga and Rebirthing Kundalini Yoga to help students release emotional plaque and trauma from the body. She is co-founder of Garuda Centre, a natural health centre in Nanaimo, BC.
"Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan 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
Jessica Lowry: An Introduction to Iyengar Yoga. Special Focus: Alignment
Saturday May 16, 2020, 8:30am - 12:30pm
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 practise. Props are part of the practise but are used in many creative ways not only to support but to enhance learning. Jessica will be sharing elements of Iyengar yoga to give student teachers a taste of this practise 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 demanding path of certification which calls for 4 years of study, followed by 3 years of training. Lowry is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor . She teaches privately, and group classes in Ladysmith and in Nanaimo at Bend Over Backwards Studio. Jessica is a classically trained actor and has performed in theatres across Canada. She is passionate in the exploration of play and discipline in both yoga and theatre. Jessica is a TD Artist in the Schools through the Nanaimo Art Gallery and offers programs that align Yoga and Theatre in schools. alignwithjessica.com
Nura Madjzoub: Teaching Methodology
Art of Sequencing Friday May 23, 2020, 5pm - 9pm
Art of Assisting Saturday May 24, 2020, 8:30am - 5:30pm
This teaching methodology module of the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program offered by Choose2be, is being opened up to yoga teachers, teacher trainees and advanced yoga students (with prior approval).
In The ART of SEQUENCING we will explore the following topics:
- Reverse Engineering: building a class based on an apex pose
- Thematic design: using class inspiration and peak poses to create and guide a class
- Anatomical consideration: building a safe, effective, and transformative practice
- Notation: creating your short hand
- Clear Intention: Determining a “goal” and building towards it
Through lecture, discussion and practice we will explore the fundamentals as well as the creativity needed to design original, class-specific sequences. Participants will be lead through the process of creating a sequence and then experience it in their bodies. Time will be given to experiment with creating short class plans within the group context to allow participants to receive feedback in a safe and supportive environment. The topic of cueing will be introduced and discussed as needed in relation to the topic of class design.
In The ART of ASSISTING we will explore:
- Objective and subjective approach to touch
- Safety and personal space
- Relevance of anatomical knowledge
- Critical and compassionate observation
- Specific techniques of touching from basic to advanced poses
- Cueing and the importance of clear directions as a way to guide and assist students without touch
This full day training explores the much debated topic of hands-on assisting within a yoga practice. This is a hot topic currently in the yoga world, and the recognition is being given to the importance of considering the ethics and implications of touching others. In this training participants will be asked to consider how and when to use touch, if at all, and what it means to have consent from students. We will explore the importance of, and build skills in, our verbal cueing, recognizing that the clearer our words are, the less "interference" may be needed.
Within the training, participants will also learn mindful, intentional, and effective hands-on assists to enhance the use of touch in their yoga classes when desired. Throughout this training, participants will begin to discover the depth of this seemingly simple topic. From these layers of awareness, participants will be more equipped and feel more confident, to make decisions on when and how to use touch, as a seamless factor in their instruction, enabling teachers to cultivate a compassionate experience for class participants––physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Nura has been teaching yoga for 19 years around the world. Her primary style of teaching is a flow "vinyasa" style, where she draws from her dance background and extensive and continuous anatomical studies, to create intelligent and effective yoga sequences. Her yoga teaching and practice is also greatly influenced and informed by her practice as a massage therapist. She has been a licensed and practicing massage therapist since 2006, and She has also spent time in Thailand learning Thai yoga massage to add to her growing interesting in the interplay of yoga and touch.
Above all, Nura is a life learner and perpetual student. Her own practice as well as her teaching, has evolved and shifted in many ways over the past 2 decades, and she can't imagine it ever remaining stagnant. There is always more to learn and it is this love of learning, that she is also passionate to share with her students. Life is so full of discoveries and new thoughts and ideas, we can only remain open and curious so that we might benefit from them!
Business of Yoga with Megan Bailey
Sunday May 24, 2020, 8:30am - 12:30pm
In this lesson we will explore considerations for the business of being a yoga teacher. Clarify your values and goals then set your business strategy in alignment. Some topics will include business licensing, insurance (e.g. liability, income replacement, disability, worker’s compensation), employee vs. self-employed contractor considerations (tip: always consult your accountant), home-based and commercial space considerations, plus much more. Bring your questions. About Megan Megan Bailey began practicing yoga after tweaking her back at work. Tagging along with friends to a class changed her life and career. The profound physical benefits and application to life outside the mat are why practice is a joy. Megan began teaching yoga in 2005 and opened her studio, Nanaimo Yoga Sanctuary, in 2006. In addition to her RYT200, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management, has a Post-degree Diploma in Business, and is completing her MBA part-time while working. Megan is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources.
Vinyasa flow, Awaken our love warrior spirit: Chito Richards
With the help of our local Yoga community I was able to put together this very unique Yoga Training. I wanted 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 15 years of teaching experience I don’t know everything! We had a dozen teachers come in and share their strengths and wisdom in the training. I am so honoured to have been able to inspire such transformation in these peoples’ lives. Thanks so much Matthew Peter Yeomans andhttps://www.facebook.com/yeomansphotoandfilm/ for this video.