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 because of its separate feedback and personal mentoring portion. During this section, the teacher will be given feedback on their teaching skills for a full-length class at the beginning, halfway-point and end-of-program segments 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 two days a week on average, one full Sunday from 10am-6pm and Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm (and occasionally a holiday Monday and/or Saturday.)

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

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Teaching Team

Leanne Kitteridge, ERYT-500, C-IAYT

Leanne has been teaching for over 18 years, including serving as the Director of Teaching at Shibui Yoga since she founded it in 2012. She is extremely proud of the eight 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.

Kim Sheridan, RYT-500

Kim loves to create space for each of her students to experience the yoga practice that nourishes and empowers them on an individual level, while honouring their unique experience in the practice. She uses physical movement to strengthen the body, so that the mind and heart can explore freedom and possibility.

Kim is a part of the Shibui team and will be teaching the Restorative and Subtle Body components of the courses as well as other areas. She is an alumni of the Shibui Yoga 300 hour Advanced teacher training.

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 its 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 full time since 2005. She has owned and operated a yoga studio, lead yoga teacher training courses both as program director and faculty member for the Vancouver school of yoga (2008 – 2016).

Lauren wears her heart on her sleeve and teaches from a sincere and authentic place. She’s committed to walking the talk by getting to her yoga practice everyday and recognizing that the choices she makes on her mat as they make a difference off of it

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 theming. including sequencing and theming.

Laura, 500 ERYT

Laura crafts playful classes to empower and challenge her students. She took her initial 200 hour teacher training to delve deeper into the study of yoga and discovered so much more than the physical practice. Since then, Laura continues to feed her insatiable curiosity about the science of yoga by educating herself on and off the mat.

She is an admitted anatomy geek and works as an Alignment and Movement trainer using yoga to help her chiropractic patients.

In Laura’s classes, expect humour, empathy, mindful challenge, and the opportunity to explore your unique yoga practice

Textbooks

Required

  • Yoga Resource Practice ManualDarren Rhodes
  • The Concise Book of MusclesChris Jamey* or equivalent
  • Anusara Teacher Training ManualAnusara School of Yoga
  • The Bhagavad Gita – various translations. Preferred Eknath Easwaran or Georg Feuerstein

Provided

  • Shibui Yoga Handbook and syllabus
  • Various handouts

Topics Covered

Technique, Training, and 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)
  • Quizzes and in class tests
  • 2 Full-length final classes
  • Assisting one public class
  • Written Exam (take-home)
  • Total contact hours: 275
  • Total hours with homework and assignments: 300

Schedule

Dates

The next program runs from January 2020 to June 2020

  • January – 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th
  • February – 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 17th*, 18th, 23rd, 25th (*Family Day Monday)
  • March – 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th, 31st
  • April – 5th, 7th, 8th*, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th (*Easter Sunday)
  • May – 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th (break until June)
  • June – 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th

*Some dates may be subject to change

Hours

  • Sundays 8 hours (10am – 6pm)
  • Holiday Mondays* 8 hours (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)