Foundation Level Yoga Teacher Training - Level 200

This level is required for students to register with any Yoga Alliance at the 200 Level

INDIVIDUALIZED PRIVATE GROUP TRAININGS - FIT YOUR SCHEDULE!

200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate (RYT 200)

Dr. Kathie M. Black, PhDs 200 Hour Basic Yoga Teacher programme is registered with the Yoga Alliance & International Yoga Federation.

This programme not only meets, but also exceeds requirements for Yoga Teacher Trainings throughout the world. You receive your training from a university science educator, certified yoga therapist, experienced yoga teacher trainer, and other experienced professional teachers.

This programmes is a perfect fit for those mature students looking for a career change or have found they want to share the wisdom of their life experiences with others. In addition, as healing is our number one mandate, our yoga teacher training programmes and Reiki trainings are beneficial and helpful to those with chronic illness learning to live their lives with a new normal. As a faculty and teachers, we will endeavour to share all we can with you and discover more from you along our way.

All our programmes are offered by request only.  We take private group bookings for a minimum of three to a maximum of ten students (3-10).  Put together your own group of friends and book your training with us directly.  We will schedule the training with your group and our availability to best accommodate an individualized and personalized programme.  Individual one-on-one trainings are available at an additional cost.

Dr. Kathie M. Black, PhD
Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Health & Wellness Therapist, and Reiki Master/Teacher

Dr. Black's Mission Statement

All are welcome to inquire as part of our mission to help others heal through heat and increase joy and peace in their lives. Come join us in an all-encompassing practice of self study, yoga, philosophy, anatomy & physiology, consideration of special therapeutic conditions and healing through our peaceful sanctuary as part of your path to better yourself or honour you higher self in a devotion to help others.

We utilize an integrative yoga approach and offer the strength and appropriate modifications of a Classical Ashtanga Hatha Yoga method practice to fit all levels of abilities as well as all ages of teacher/practitioner from adolescent to the active older clients. We encourage a personable, home like feeling for all our classes, trainings and workshops. We strive to know all our students, what their particular needs are, and endeavour to ensure you have a safe and beautiful yoga practice.

The unique philosophy is to incorporate yoga as wellness into our individual daily lives, and to take the approach of teaching the full yogic tradition and grounding it fully in appropriate and effective teaching practices. In addition, Dr. Black incorporates scientific research, a full range of Holistic Therapies and modalities with regard to health and nutrition, and exploration of nature to enhance and encourage a mindful approach to the yogic lifestyle.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Goals and Objectives

Develop

Develop an understanding of the Yoga philosophies including the Eight Limbs of Yoga, describe the philosophies to others, and demonstrate their use in daily life;

Observe

Observe teaching and lecture in asana, meditation, and pranayama practices and adequately demonstrate these skills to others.

Demonstrate

Demonstrate understanding of the yoga asana poses as related to standing, seated, twists, inversions, backbends, hand balances, supine and restorative poses based on the Ashtanga Primary Series system.

Describe

Describe and demonstrate the application of structural alignment as taught in the Anusara Yoga Tradition.

Understand

Understand the variances of yoga styles including, but not limited to, Restorative, Yin, Hatha, Bikram or Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga and practical applications of each style to their future teaching environment.

Learn

Learn and understand the basics of Yoga Anatomy and demonstrate basic practical practices for people in pain or with special conditions.

Participate

Participate daily in meditation, led, Mysore, and restorative yoga asana practices, as well as in chanting, kriyas, and mantras appropriate to the level of training.

Practice

Learn and demonstrate appropriate teaching styles and professional ethics; and, Gain an understanding and practical practice in taking charge of their own personal wellness

Program Curriculum

Individual Modules & Sections

Dr. Black offers a module programme for those who wish to stretch their training out over a longer amount of time. Each module runs concurrently with our immersion programmes and offers the theme for the training. Modules are split into two or three sections and each section conducted within a three day period with additional time given to advanced students to complete assignments. Dividing modules into segments allows for more flexibility to the student’s time schedule and budgetary concerns.

These units are offered as six-day stand-alone units, three day stand alone weekend workshops, weekly courses, or as three and a half week intensives. Students may choose the module structure that best fits their individual needs.

Module 1:

A. Yoga Philosophy, Scriptures, Lifestyle, Practice and Thought

B. Chakras and Meditation

Yoga Philosophy, Scriptures, Lifestyle, Practice and Thought (YPLE)

Module 1 a & b: Yoga Philosophy, Sutras, Lifestyle, Practice and Thought for both 200 and 500 level provides a comprehensive study of Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Sutras, Lifestyle, Practice, and Thought.

This course includes in-depth study into the Eight Fold Path of Yogic Philosophy as described by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Yoga Mala. Included in this programme are daily themes related to the Yoga Sutras, Meditation, Asana Practice at a variety of levels, teaching observation and practice, lectures and discussions into the yogic lifestyle and ways of thinking.

In this module students will:

Part A

  • Develop an understanding of the Yoga philosophies including the Eight Limbs of Yoga, describe the philosophies to others, and demonstrate their use in daily life.
  • Explore Yoga Philosophies through participating in sessions that discuss the Yoga Scriptures of the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita;

Part B

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic chakra system as it applies to daily life and yoga practice; • Examine and discuss Ethics and appropriate teaching and professional etiquette for both participants personal lives and teaching experiences.

200 Level: Part 1: 40 Hours, Part 2: 40 Hours. 20 Non-contact Hours.

Module 2: Yoga Anatomy, Physiology, Special Conditions and Therapeutics

Yoga Anatomy, Physiology, Special Conditions and Therapeutics (AP)

Module 2 provides a comprehensive study of Anatomy and Physiology of the Yogic Subtle and Energetic Bodies in Asana Practice.

Module 2 includes a complete study of Western Anatomy of the Subtle Body as well as presenting an overview from the Ayurveda Perspective. Of primary focus is the physical anatomy of the skeleton, muscles, joints and the physiology of the nervous system and organs.

Each system is also explored as to its kinesiological application of movement and the energy application of the Chakras. In addition, this course explores yoga for special conditions.

Students must complete viewing of Yoga Anatomy.net programme units 1-10 prior to attendance at training if taking this section as part of an online course

In this module students will:

  • Explore Human Anatomy and Physiology through a thorough examination of cellular structure, body systems and functions (skeletal, muscular, nervous, fascial, digestion, respiration).
  • Develop an understanding of Western based practices as compared to Ayurveda.
  • Explore and understand special conditions applied to teaching and practicing yoga.

200 Level: 28 Contact Hours, 50 Non-contact Hours.

Module 3: Learning & Teaching, Special Conditions, and Working in the Business

Learning & Teaching, Special Conditions, and Working in the Business - Teaching Methodology (TM)

Module 3 Learning Teaching and Working in Yoga, taught by a professional teacher educator, gives yoga teachers an added edge to understanding and approaching learners from a solid educational base of understanding learning, teaching, and evaluation.

This module includes a section for special conditions such as illness, injury, pregnancy, age, and childhood. Students will explore yoga in popular media and the possibilities of working in the yoga business. Students must teach at least two full classes and complete written final exam during this module

In this module students will:

  • Observe teaching and lecture in asana, meditation, and pranayama practices and adequately demonstrate these skills to others;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the yoga asana poses as related to standing, seated, twists, inversions, backbends, hand balances, supine and restorative poses based on the Ashtanga Primary Series system geared to each level of participant;
  • Describe and demonstrate the application of structural alignment as taught in the Anusara Yoga Tradition;
  • Understand the variances of yoga styles including, but not limited to, Restorative, Yin, Hatha, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga and practical applications of each style to their future teaching environment;
  • Participate daily in meditation, led, Mysore, and restorative yoga asana practices, as well as in chanting, kriyas, and mantras appropriate to the level of training;
  • Learn and demonstrate appropriate teaching styles and professional ethics while teaching; and,
  • Gain an understanding and practical practice in taking charge of their own personal wellness.

200 Level: 28 Contact Hours; 50 Non-contact Hours

200 Hour Individual Module Tuition

Individual Units Payment Option:
Students will pay a non-refundable $500 deposit with application to reserve their place in training and specify unit dates. All fees are due on or before date of training and payment arrangements must be completed before student receives his/her final certificate. Prices are subject to change.

Application Requirements

You must be in sound physical, mental, and emotional health. This is an in-depth and comprehensive training program designed to challenge and nourish you in order to support you in reaching your highest potential. Equally important, you must have a sincere desire to learn, open, grow, and develop on all levels body, mind, heart, and spirit - and be willing to integrate the teachings and practice of yoga and meditation into daily life.

Individual Units Payment Option: Students will pay a non-refundable $500.00 deposit with application to reserve their place in training and specify unit dates. All fees are due on or before date of training and payment arrangements must be completed before student receives his/her final certificate. Persons choosing one-on-one trainings, please add 20% to all costs. Prices are subject to change.

Textbooks

Module 1

Yoga Mala. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. 2002. North Point Press. New York, New York.

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A new Translation and Commentary. Georg Feuerstein. 1989. Inner Traditions International, Rochester, Vermont.

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual. David Swenson. 1999/2010. Ashtanga Yoga Productions, Austin, Texas.

Module 2

Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing. Dr. Vasant Lad, MSc. 2009. Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, WI.

Eastern Body Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self. Anodea Judith. 1996. Celestial Arts, Crown Publishing a division of Random House, New York, New York.

Scientific Keys Volume 1: The Key Muscles of Yoga. Ray Long, MD. 2006. www.BandhaYoga.com

Scientific Keys Volume 2: The Key Poses of Yoga. Ray Long, MD. 2008. www.BandhaYoga.com

Yoga Anatomy. Leslie Kaminoff. 2007. The Breathe Trust, Human Kinetics. Windsor, Ontario. OPTIONAL: Subscription to Yoga Anatomy.net. Includes full programme videos, handouts, and availability to current yoga anatomy resources. Available only through Heat to Heal to registered YTT participants. Subscription good for up to one year. $250.00 + GST.

Heat to Heal Yoga Therapeutics Manual. Kathie M. Black, PhD. 2013. Available for purchase from Heat to Heal™ only for training participants: Cost $30.00 + GST/PST

Module 3

Heat to Heal Yoga Teacher Training Manual. Kathie M. Black, PhD. 2013. Provided at no cost to training participants. Available for purchase from Ravenrock Publishing Inc. for $60.00 + GST. Prices subject to change.

OPTIONAL: The Need for Heat. Kathie M. Black, PhD. 20130. Available for purchase from Ravenrock Publishing for $15.00 + GST/PST.

Application Requirements

Previous Yoga Experience:

One to two years of regular practice of yoga is suggested (practice of at least 1 hour per day, 3-4 days per week) with a basic understanding and proficiency in Sun Salutations and Asana. Experience in pranayama and/ or meditation is suggested, but not required. All of our trainings are appropriate for any age and level of physical ability.

Acceptance into the program is based upon approval of your application

Materials & Props

Students will need their own yoga-sticky-mat. We have rental mats at $2 per class/day and mats for sale on site. Students may bring a meditation cushion for sitting, or purchase one on site. Please bring closed container water bottles, and writing materials for note taking.

Props provided in studio: yoga blocks, straps and blankets. A complete guide to required texts will be included in the final registration materials.

Lodging and Meals

Please contact us for lodging options.  Meals are not included.

Work Study Positions

We are not offering any workstudy positions at this time.

Yoga Instructors Continuing Education Credits

Certified Yoga Instructors can use any of Heat to Heal Units or Trainings as continuing education credits. CYA members receive an additional 25% discount on all trainings at Heat to Heal (except outside events and/or Canadian Yoga Alliance Sponsored special events – although you do receive the CE credits). If you choose the trainings without assignments, please determine your costs on the 200 Hour YTT Basis. If wanting extra hours and to complete assignments, please figure your costs on the 500 Hour YTT Basis. Discount does not apply if taking training to achieve 500 Hour Level.

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