Program Overview

The goal of the 300 hour program is to refine a teacher’s skills in the art of teaching; broadening the teachers knowledge of anatomy, asana, meditation and philosophy.  This 300 Hour program is unique with its feedback/personal mentoring portion of the program. The teacher will be given feedback on their teaching skills in a full length class at the beginning, halfway point and end of program in order to refine and polish their techniques. The teacher and instructor will identify together which components the teacher needs to focus on to strengthen their teaching.  The program meets 2 days a week on average, one full Sunday 10am-6pm and Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm and occasionally a holiday Monday and a Saturday.

This time setting for the program allows the participant to still have a work and family life. The time between training days allows the teacher to  absorb and contemplate the material being offered and then simultaneously  integrate the new skills and knowledge into their current teaching. It is recommended that teachers have at least one to two public classes on- going during the 6 months of training.

Teaching Team

Carol Wray, ERYT-500

Carol has been teaching for over 13 years in the community and has been a training teachers for many years. She has been part of the Shibui program since it’s inception 5 years ago. Her particular way of connecting with both students and teachers is deep and unique.  In this program, she will be teaching portions of restorative, subtle body, pranayama and teaching skills.

Jill Irvine, RYT- 500, Physiotherapist

Jill is a local physiotherapist with a passion for yoga. She was one of Shibui Yoga’s first graduates from it’s teacher training program. She has since gone on to advanced her skills and incorporate them with her physiotherapy training and other advanced teaching skills to become a Medical Yoga Therapist. Jill will be teaching advanced anatomy and applied anatomy in this 300 hour program.

Lauren Roegele, ERYT-500

Lauren has been passionately involved in Yoga since 2001 and teaching fulltime since 2005. She has owned and operated a yoga studio, lead yoga teacher trainings both as program director and faculty member for the Vancouver school of yoga (2008 – 2016), and is currently co-founder of Yogo.tv, an online yoga website.

Lauren wears her heart on her sleeve and teaches from a sincere and authentic place. She’s committed to walk the talk by getting to her yoga practice everyday and recognizes that the choices she makes on the mat, make a difference off the mat. We are proud to welcome her into the 300 Hour program where she will be working on refining the teacher’s own asana practice and breaking down the parts of practice including sequencing and themeing.

Leanne Kitteridge, ERYT-500, C-IAYT

Leanne has been teaching for over 15 years and has been the director of teaching at Shibui Yoga since 2012. She is very proud of the 5 years of quality programs that the school has offered. Leanne loves facilitating both students and teachers in their knowledge and growth in yoga. She is excited to offer this new style of program for the 300 and will be teaching the majority of the philosophy and teaching methodology portions of the program.

Textbooks

Text-Required

  • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
  • The Concise Book of Muscles by Chris Jamey
  • The Bhagavad Gita – various translations. Preferred Eknath Easwaran or Georg Feuerstein

Text Provided

  • Shibui Yoga Handbook and syllabus
  • Various handouts

Topics Covered

Techniques / Training / Practice

  • Universal Principles of Alignment™: purpose, application, technique lectures and quizzes, practice
  • Loops of the UPA’s: introduction, purpose, technique lectures, practice
  • Level 1 syllabus of poses: form, benefits, contradictions, practice
  • Level 2 syllabus of poses: form, benefits, contradictions, practice
  • Restorative Yoga- practice, application and techniques
  • Modification of asana for injury and special populations
  • Meditation: styles, application, practice
  • Pranayama: styles, application practice

Teaching Methodology

  • Class preparation and building multiple sequences for power, flow, gentle and beginner through level 2 advanced practice and individual one on one
  • Themeing, intention and visualization- themeing and sequence integration
  • Observation skills- inner and outer body , optimal alignment , demoing and adjusting
  • Voicing, cuing and communication skills
  • Integrating the UPA’s and alignment into the practice

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Human anatomy: skeletal, muscular , joints , basic cardio function and basic nervous system
  • Applied anatomy as it relates to asana modification and sequencing
  • Energy body/subtle body: chakras, nadir, bhandas and inner body

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics

  • Yoga as Business- ethics, waivers, social media, online teaching
  • Philosophy: The Bhagavad Gita, Tantra Metaphysics and cosmology
  • Introduction to Ayurveda- doshas, eating for your own dosha and how to plan classes for particular doshas in a one on one setting

Practical

  • Group Practice Teachings (feedback & observation)
  • Quizes and in class tests
  • 3 Full length final classes
  • Assisting one public class
  • Written Exam (take-home)

Total contact hours : 270

Total hours with homework and assignments: 300

Schedule

The next program runs from September 2017 to end of February 2018.

Dates

  • September 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, 23rd **, 24th, 26th
  • October 1st, 3rd, 9th *, 10th, 14th**, 15th, 17th, 24th, 29th, 31st
  • November 5th, 7th,12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
  • December 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th
  • January 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th
  • February 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th

(may be subject to minor changes)

Hours

  • Sundays 8 hours (10am – 6pm)
  • Holiday Mondays* 8 hours (10am – 6pm)
  • Occasional Saturdays** ( 10am – 6pm)
  • Tuesday evenings 3 hours (6:30pm – 9:30pm)

Admission Policy

  • 18 years of age.
  • Graduation from a 200 Hour Yoga teacher training program
  • One year of yoga teaching experience.
  • Good health with no major medical issues that prevent the practice of basic yoga (inquire if unsure).
  • Understand and read through the policies regarding attendance, dismissal, and dispute resolution (if you miss more than 5 days of training you are not eligible for graduation). Must sign an approved contract only after reading and understanding all policies.
  • Committed to a training program that will be demanding of time and effort.

Payment

  • Total Course Fee: $3999 plus GST
  • Registration Deposit: $250  (non-refundable deposit, deducted from course fee)
  • Forms of Payment: Cheque, Cash, Credit Card** (service charge 3%) or Bank transfer
  • Consideration will be made for special circumstances requiring a payment plan (contact me)
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