Next FYI Training – Esterhazy March 6-8; April 3-5 & May 1-3
FYI – Fitness Yoga Instructor Certification
Learning Objectives of FYI training: To equip students to teach foundational yoga from a fitness perspective, and to teach with confidence to the athletic community through the use of applied anatomy.
Click here to download the FYI Application Form
Module 1: Laying the Foundation
($375.00 includes Manual)
The first Module of the FYI certification will literally Lay the Foundation that the students will need to become confident and effective yoga instructors.
- Yoga History & Philosophy
- The Importance of Personal Practice
- Fundamentals of Teaching: Atmosphere, Safety, Articulation of Poses (Finding our Teaching Voice), Technique
- Level 1 Pose Construction
Module 2: Expanding the Base
($375.00 includes Manual)
The second Module of the FYI certification will build on the base of knowledge and understanding that the student acquires in Module 1.
- Elements of a Class
- Class Description
- Sequencing: Creating a specific experience
- Student Teaching – our intention is to keep our training groups small so that all students have adequate time to practice teaching and to develop confidence as they instruct within the scope of:
Foundational Fitness Yoga.
Module 3: Yoga for Athletes
($375.00 includes Manual )
This module is also available as a standalone weekend training for existing yoga instructors.
- Applies the practice of yoga to an athlete’s anatomy, the yoga practice is a tool to complement the student’s sports and athletic experience.
- A yoga practice designed around the specific issues of an athlete which brings balance and symmetry to their bodies–builds awareness and is an integrated approach to strength, flexibility and focus.
- Learn how yoga fits into an athlete’s training program whether competitive or recreational
- CEC’s (SPRA & Yoga Alliance) available for currently qualified yoga instructors.
** No prerequisite is required for Module 1; the FYI certificate will be received upon completion of all 3 modules as well as a presentation of a Level 1 fitness yoga class. For your information - the FYI certification has been approved as a fitness yoga designation by SPRA (Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association) and qualifies for 12 CEC's. For information on SPRA fitness certification and CEC’s visit: SPRA
Module 1 – Laying the Foundation – Esterhazy March 6-8
Module 2 – Expanding the Base – Esterhazy April 3-5
Module 3 – Yoga for Athletes – Esterhazy May 1-3
Are you interested in any of the following training? Email us today!
Chair Yoga Workshop –
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It allows the participants the opportunity to receive the benefit of yoga postures, breathing & meditation within the limitations of their own experience.
This workshop is designed for experienced yoga teachers and will equip the instructor with a base of knowledge to design and teach yoga class with postures adapted to a chair or using a chair for support.
Training Hours: 8 hours in person workshop
- Participate in a 1-hour Chair Assisted Yoga class experience
- Course outline:
- Participant demographic
- Anatomy of Breathing
- Class Design
- Fundamentals of Teaching a Chair Yoga class
- Adaptations of foundational yoga postures to chair yoga
- Practice teaching
- Workshop participants will be required to hold a current fitness yoga certification recognized by SPRA.
- Minimum of 10 hours of Foundational Yoga instruction experience.
Restorative yoga –
RESTORATIVE YOGA CERTIFICATION
Unlike other exercise programs, restorative poses place minimal metabolic demand on you. We can in fact see the practice as ‘active relaxation.” The postures add to your energy rather than subtract from it, during these periods of deep relaxation, you will be healed and nurtured from within. Qualified yoga instructors will use this certification to complement their current class schedules.
Psoas Release Yoga –
Psoas release yoga is a yoga adaptation of the TRE (Trauma Release Exercise) model developed by Dr. David Berceli traumaprevention.com for more information.
The Psoas muscle is one of the largest muscles of the body, and it connects from the top of your femur or thighbone to the thoracic spine behind your diaphragm. On a functional level, it is a hip flexor muscle as well as a deep muscle of the core. More importantly it its a sensate muscle, hard-wired into your fight or flight system. Because we find ourselves as a society in chronic stress our Psoas muscle is exhausted and overused.
This class will consist of Yoga Postures designed to stretch and tire the Psoas muscle which enables it to illicit a release response in the way of Neurogenic tremoring that occurs following the Yoga Postures class. This tremoring is a natural response from the body to release deeply held stress and trauma, and the associated stress hormones in order for the body to return to homeostasis where the body can heal, restore and return to normal functioning.
Our class will end with Yoga Nidra:
Is your favorite part of your yoga class savasana? Have you wondered what a longer, deeper period of relaxation would feel like? What might it do for your stress levels and your health in general? Yoga nidra is a deep form of guided meditation that systematically takes you through four brainwave levels on a journey toward yogic sleep.
Yoga Nidra –
YOGA NIDRA CERTIFICATION
Is your favorite part of your yoga class savasana? Have you wondered what a longer, deeper period of relaxation would feel like? What might it do for your stress levels and your health in general? Yoga nidra is a deep form of guided meditation that systematically takes you through four brainwave levels on a journey toward yogic sleep. Studies show that one Nidra session translates to the equivalent of 2-3 hours of restful sleep. This practice is deeply restorative and healing for the mind, heart, body, and spirit. This training will equip qualified yoga instructors to integrate Yoga Nidra into their current class offerings.
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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Designed for those who want to deepen their yoga knowledge and practice, strengthen and deepen their spiritual connection, our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is perfect for students and future teachers alike.
Our program leads to several different certifications including a Christ-Centered or Inspirational designation.
Training consists of five modules in total, each focusing on different elements of yoga teacher development.
Our program is available to anyone, anywhere in the world. Modules 1, 3, and 4 are done online via Zoom and can be done live or by recording. Modules 2 and 5 are in-person Yoga Camps offered at three Training Centers so you can go where is most convenient for you.