300 Hour Teacher Training
Prana Yoga Studio 300-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program in Edmonton for 500 hour certification
Prana Yoga Studio 300-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program in Edmonton for 500 hour certification
200 hour + 300 hour = 500 hour YA certification
Are you a 200 hour trained yoga teacher? Are you interested in deepening your practice and taking your teaching to the next level? Are you drawn to moving through an in-depth YTT program with a committed group of like-minded individuals, growing and sharing together?
Dive into the true roots of traditional, holistic yoga and its timeless application for the evolving world. The course offers yoga teachers of all traditions a unique opportunity for professional development and profound personal growth.
300-hour certification course (which gives a graduate a total of 500-hours of training in combination with their previous YTT 200) is intended only for graduates of a Yoga Alliance recognized 200-hour teacher training program or equivalent. Core and elective modules can also be audited by any committed yoga students.
Yoga teaching is an art that refines and evolves as we do. This is never static, but something that develops directly through our own authenticity and through immersion in yoga practice, philosophy and lifestyle. There are no set rules or structures, but a rich tradition to draw from in our explorations. Yoga teacher training is a huge support for this development.
The YTT 300 group will explore the transformative power of diverse aspects of the yoga tradition both theoretically and experientially, and provide the opportunity for students to share reflections and personal experiences in a supportive community of yogis and teachers. The course offers the following elements: Techniques, Teaching Methodology, Philosophy-Lifestyle-Ethics, Anatomy (physical and subtle), and a Teaching Practicum.
The 300 hour program is a modular based program designed to combine core modules with elective modules.
Receive 6 months of free yoga classes during the course!
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165 hours of transformational practice, learning & growth in a cohesive group
Friday 5:30-9:00pm / Sat & Sun 8am-5pm Take your practice to the next level by learning powerful alignment tips to get you floating and flying with strength and grace. Learn the art of sequencing for energetic balance in your home practice or public classes….
Deep into Philosophy: Yogic Wisdom for Daily Living Friday 5:30-9:00 Sat & Sun 8am-5pm Yoga philosophy brings ancient wisdom to life for direct application in our modern world. These timeless truths help us reflect on what’s most meaningful within, discerning the real from the…
Friday 5:30-9:00 Sat & Sun 8am-5pm Understanding anatomy in form and function within our yoga practice keeps us free from injury and flowing with grace for the long term, optimizing the benefits of practice every time we step onto the mat. Explore holistic yoga…
Friday 5:30-9:00 / Sat & Sun 8am-5pm What is yoga for energetic balance how can it help me heal? What is the subtle body and how does yoga affect it? Come explore the intricate connection between chakras, nadis, sound and yogic philosophy and how…
with Mallorie Buoy & April Cantafio May 8-10, 2020 | Friday 5:30-9:00/Sat & Sun 8-5 pm Learn ancient yogic secrets for longevity, joint health, vitality & the evolution of your home practice on and off the mat. By incorporating dinacharya (daily yogic routines) and…
June 11-14, 2020
The training culminates with a retreat at the beautiful Sanctum Retreat Center in Caroline, AB. This week is an unforgettable immersion into the deeper aspects of yoga in an ashram-like setting. This retreat is also open to the public.
Choose 115 hours of elective modules to expand your teaching expertise and enrich your personal practice
with Prem Robin Campbell and Amanda Whiting Intensive training: November 22nd-24th 2019 Friday 5:30-9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9-5 pm This workshop is designed for individuals to deepen their capacity to support those who experience anxiety and stress. Together we’ll explore practices for…
with Shai Plonski NEW DATES: Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2019 Friday 5:30-9:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm Thai Massage combines the best of yoga, massage, meditation and energy work into a powerful healing modality. Among its many benefits, clients report an amazing ability for the massage…
Table Thai Massage Level 1 with Shai Plonski November 30 – December 1st, 2019 | Sat & Sun 8am-6pm Thai Massage is an ancient and timeless therapy which combines customized stretching with an extensive range of touch techniques using your whole body to…
Learn to practice and teach advanced asana and pranayama techniques, using layered options, modifications, and focused assists. Expand your ability to work with diverse student bodies, ages and limited mobility concerns as well as challenging advanced students. Advanced anatomy and asana classes weave western and yogic science into the art of alignment.
Learn to teach advanced holistic yoga and how to design sequences to optimize energetic balance for your home practice or public classes. Learn powerful alignment tips to get you floating and flying with strength and grace. Refine the art of theming, language use, and how to creating a safe and transformational space. Learn how to work with a variety of populations, offering layered cues, options and modifications including prop use.
Teachings and discussions of yoga philosophy through history with reference to the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. We’ll expand upon Ayurveda and dinacharya (daily yogic routines) to support our practice both on and off the mat. We will also explore business and the ethics of the yoga teaching profession.
Individual Core Modules $395 each 22 hours: Friday 5:30-9:30 pm/8am-5pm Sat & Sun
All 6 core modules + the 3 day 30 hour retreat at Sanctum: $2950 (early bird price: Save $200!)
*to be eligible for 500 certification you must attend all core modules & retreat.
**Core modules can also be registered for individually for those looking for CEU
Elective modules: $350-$700 each 20-40 hours, variable by instructor
NOTE: If you have taken other intensives in the past 3 years, please let us know as we may be able to count them towards elective hours for this 300 hour training.
Please note: A non refundable $500 deposit is required at time of application. Auto payment plans available on request. Please note our YTT refund policy.
The essence of yoga first infused my life in the year of 2000 as I unknowingly walked into the depth of what would be a completely new landscape, led by such humble and wise guides that naturally the practice unfolded before my eyes. From that point on it never left my sight for long and little did I know that it would forever change the way the world appeared through my eyes.
Although I discovered asana practice in 1995, it was not until 2010 that I truly dedicated myself to my practice. In the meantime I plunged heart (and head) first into an exploration of yogic philosophy – though non-dual teachings and satsangs as well as Kundalini Yoga and traditional Vedanta with some excellent teachers in the California and Australia.
In my practice and in my classes I love to explore variety, spontaneity, rhythm, challenge, grounding, and flow, with a strong emphasis on prana (subtle energy) – spreading it through the body equally, coming into a dynamic equilibrium. It’s this beautiful, living equilibrium that keeps me returning to the mat.
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Leala’s yoga journey began in 1992 in NYC. Her first yoga class sparked a sense that there was much more to life than what the world had presented to her. Within a year, she had moved to the remote side of Maui where she met David Williams and began a three month intensive study of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She went on to develop an steady home practice. Living in community on Maui and traveling, she taught whoever wanted to learn, including the Secoya indigenous people in the Amazon tributaries of Ecuador.
After moving to Alberta’s dry climate, intensive physical yoga practices began leaving her deeply fatigued. Leala began seeking a more holistic approach to yoga, one that would synergize her love of meditation, mindfulness, breath and embodied movement. She had a dream where she met and merged with an Indian sage who fused yoga and meditation into heart centered awakening. A few weeks later she met Yogi Vishvketu and began her journey into Akhanda® Yoga.
In 2006 Leala founded Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton, Canada where she hosts workshops and trainings with Yogi Vishvketu every year. Leala is the Director of Training for the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training program at Prana Yoga Studio. Along with owning a busy urban yoga studio, Leala has raised a family, guided international yoga retreats, and taught numerous YTT programs in both Canada and India. Leala’s passions include practicing yoga outdoors, hiking, swimming and quality time with her husband and their two vivacious daughters.
The benefits of yoga are precious and far-reaching. The invitation is to be profoundly open inside while holding vibrant presence for boundriless, limitless growth and evolution.
Dancing and movement are a part of life on the island of Puerto Rico, where I grew up. As a child I knew the innocence of relaxed breathing. But I really discovered the power of breath when I was 19. After a yoga practice, during Savasana (corpse pose) as I was lying still on the floor, letting the gentle flow of the breath move my body, I felt the edges of my body open up and melt away.
I spend the next few years learning all I could about different types of yoga and massage. After finishing a BA in Anthropology I started a long trip to South America and was introduced to Vipassana Meditation. These silent 10 day meditation retreats were an amazing tool that showed me to be still, see and discover the world inside. In the years that followed I continued my studies in massage therapy, I study two years of Anatomy and Physiology in the Medical School of the University of Buenos Aires, I worked assisting classes in a renowned Massage Therapy School and had my private massage therapy practice in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
My first Yoga Teacher Training was in the Iyengar tradition, then I started teaching in 2007. I had the opportunity of attending the Yoga Teachers Training with the whole hearted Yogi Vishyketu in 2010 while I was pregnant with my first child. Being pregnant open up a whole new world and I became a passionate student of women, birth, female bodies, babies… Since then I’ve been learning and teaching yoga to pregnant women and moms and babies.
My husband and I own an alternative health clinic: Integrated Therapies (integratedtherapies.ca) We helped in the creation of two children: Orel and Pina.
I was first drawn to yoga in 2006 as a way to complement more fast-paced fitness activities, and to experience relaxation while attending university. I realized my unwavering passion for yoga asana and philosophy while sharing what I had been learning with friends and family. I have been incredibly blessed to have had my journey lead to Prana Yoga Studio, where the holistic practice of mantra, pranayama, meditation, and asana continually bring me closer to my true, blissful, and fearless Self.
During the past five years of my university education, during which I received my Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology; 2010), and my Bachelor of Education (2012), I have been working with diverse groups of children and youth. I have worked extensively with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, in the capacities of a specialized services aide, a classroom teacher, and a yoga teacher for groups and families. I have also been trained with the organization Om-4-Youth (60 hours), which enables me to facilitate yoga groups with marginalized children and youth. I am continually striving to connect my passions for education and yoga; thus, I have created Awaken Education, with the intention of teaching children yoga, and teaching teachers how to bring yoga into their classrooms. Through Awaken Education, I hope to share tools in which to alleviate subconscious emotional reactions, develop awareness of individual and collective wellbeing in the classroom, develop a deeper sense of purpose in each student, and foster healthy bodies, minds and spirits. www.awakeneducation.ca