A Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is designed to help you deepen your practice and understanding of the body and learn all the skills for instructing an incredible Vinyasa Yoga class.
** Yoga Alliance Certified through the Lila School of Vinyasa Yoga **
Why Yoga? What yoga means for us in the present day, why do we practice, how should we practice and how can we share it effectively with others?
The Yoga Postures: detailed alignment and anatomy through daily asana labs to break it all down and build it up methodically. Anatomy portion taught by Erin Moon, ERYT-500.
Safety and Options For Everyone: contraindications of yoga poses and variations for all levels of students (how to look at all different types of bodies!)
Hands-on Adjustments: the delicate actions and ethics of touching and assisting others.
Sequencing: an important chapter on intelligently sequencing yoga poses and creating seamless vinyasa flows with a heating element, peak poses and a calming cooldown.
The Roots: philosophy, Sanskrit pronunciation, an overview of various lineages that contribute to the yoga we know today and the history of the yoga tradition.
Pranayama: various breathing techniques and gentle practices to understand our vital life force.
Subtle Body Energies: chakras, nadis and other unseen lines flowing through the body.
The Healing Powers of mantra, meditation and the ancient medicine of Ayurveda.
The Business of Yoga: how to get started, authentically integrating the many hats of a yoga teacher, settling into your own voice, boundaries, honing in on a niche and your passion for teaching.
We all require different poses and types of movement at different stages, but if you can honour and appreciate your phase at any given time, your respect and understanding for others will be instantly felt. Tune into yourself, your wisdom and uncover how to teach from this place.
Review the FAQ before signing up for our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.
How long should I have been practicing yoga before attending?
We recommend at least 2 years of Vinyasa (Flow) yoga practice so that you have a basic understanding of all the poses, of your body and the general format for flow classes.
Will we practice yoga daily?
Yes, there will be a 2-hour class led by Clara and on many days, an extra class led by your peer.
How much hands-on experience will I get?
You will start practicing teaching each other immediately. You will teach a 60-minute class during the course.
How many students do you accept?
We allow for about 15-25 participants in the training depending upon location. We like everyone to have a chance to contribute throughout the training, and a smaller group means more connection!
Does this training contribute towards a 300 or 500 hour (if I have already completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training)?
Sadly no. A 300-hour training is a different training altogether, for experienced instructors. Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training gives you all the skills and tools needed to jump into the teaching world, as a new teacher. Yet you can always take more than one 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in your life!
Can I take this training even if I don’t want to teach yoga?
Absolutely! You can soak in all the studies and practices without writing the exam or practice-teaching. It’s an incredible opportunity to explore the deepest aspects of yourself, either way. And we often find that many people end up realizing during the course, that they were in fact passionate about teaching all along!
Is there anything I need to study or read prior to beginning the program? Do I need to bring any books with me?
Yes, we have outlined 6 books (in the pages above) that are ‘Required Reading’. These are book written by our revered teachers, in the lineages that have inspired our paths and our teachings. You will not be required to bring daily unless specified by us in advance.
How should I prepare for the training?
Read all the books, take yoga classes at least 3 times per week and watch your inbox for homework from us! You will receive your manual on Day 1.
What happens if I have to miss a few days?
We cannot allow for more than two days missed, unfortunately (outside of emergency situations). For the time that must be missed, there will be extra assignments and class observations to help make up for contact hours.
When does the training fill up?
This is something we cannot predict, we recommend reserving your spot when you have decided. We usually sell out 30 days prior to the start date.
How do I pay each instalment? Can I e-transfer, use a cheque, a bank draft, a wire?
See the section ‘Making a Payment’ (above) for info on how and where to send the payment – (yes to all those methods!!)
What does a typical day look like during the training?
See the section ‘Daily Schedule’ above for a sample itinerary. Subject to slight changes.
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Erin is the Co-Creator of World Spine Care’s Yoga Project which launched spring 2016 in Botswana. The YP is a teacher training program for patients of WSC Clinics, in underserved populations around the world, to become teachers in chair/wall postures, mindfulness and breath exercises for active self-care and pain management for people suffering from back and musculoskeletal disorders. (www.worldspinecare.org )Erin grew up in Calgary Alberta, lived in New York City for almost 13 years and now lives in beautiful Vancouver Canada.
Her first training was in Vinyasa Yoga with Sonic Yoga in NYC in 2004. Erin teaches Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative and Yin styles of yoga. She has her Reiki 1, Thai Massage level 1, 100 hr PREMA Therapeutics, 50hr Yin Yoga and Meridians training. She completed a 200hr Certification in Applied Positive Psychology in the fall 2016 with the Flourishing Center.
One of Erin’s greatest yoga joys is being one of the founding faculty and mentors with Three Sisters Yoga 200/300hr. She also teaches with Lila Vinyasa 200/300hr, Sonic/Illumina Yoga 200hr in Paris, Illumina Yoga 200hr in Carmel NY, Yoga Pagoda in Vero Beach FL and been a guest lecturer in Prema Therapeutics 800 for Yoga and Hospitalization. She is also pretty thrilled to be part of the Good Life Project Yoga team.
Erin believes, through her own personal healing from trauma, that Yoga is a journey toward the freedom of good health, happiness, longevity and the bliss of now. She has seen that EVERY body, mind and soul can benefit from it’s beautiful ancient tried and tested wisdom