300 Hour Teacher Training

Prana Yoga Studio 300-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program in Edmonton for 500 hour certification

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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!

Core Modules

200 hours of transformational practice, learning & growth in a cohesive group

8 core modules including a graduation weekend June 5-6, 2021

Advanced Alignment, Asana & Pranayama

with April Cantafio, Isabelle Addison & Krista Daneluz Vieira 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.   What you can expect from…

Advanced Yoga Philosophy Intensive

with Isabelle Addison & April Cantafio 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 unreal in…

Advanced Sequencing

with April Cantafio, Isabelle Addison & Krista Daneluz Vieira April 16-18, 2021 | Friday 5:30-9:00pm / Sat & Sun 8am-5pm   Learn the art of sequencing for energetic balance in your home practice or public classes, including hot yoga, vinyasa yoga and holistic yoga styles….

THE YOGA OF ENERGY BALANCE AND HEALING

With April Cantafio & Isabelle Addison 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…

Yoga evolution: Yogic living for modern times

with April Cantafio & Isabelle Addison 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 ayurveda, yoga becomes a…

Advanced Anatomy Yoga Training

with Krista Daneluz Vieira 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…

Pranic Renewal Yoga Retreat

RETURNING IN 2022

The training culminates with a retreat at the beautiful Sanctum Retreat Center in Caroline, AB. This will be an unforgettable immersion into the deeper aspects of yoga.

Join us for this all inclusive retreat, in the time leading up to solstice when spring is nearing its peak, the sun is shining long and high, and the air is charged with prana; vital life force energy.

The sages teach that prana is abundant in the universe, it’s up to us how much we can receive and absorb. In this retreat we will use pranayama, asana, mantra, and philosophy to cleanse the body, heart and mind. As we release unconscious, outmoded beliefs and stagnant energy patterns, we free up space for new energy to fill us, awakening out latent potential to grow and to shine.

This three night, four day immersion into the deeper practices of holistic yoga is held in an ashram like setting surrounded by beautiful nature. Enjoy contemplative walks along lush forest trails along the spring fed Raven River. The new yoga room has a wall of windows overlooking majestic pines and a spring fed river.

This retreat is also open to the public.

Elective Modules

Choose 100 hours of elective modules to expand your teaching expertise and enrich your personal practice

Meditation Teacher Training: Level 1

A Contemplative Exploration of Being  | 25 hour ONLINE certification course June 11-13, 2021 with Jennilee Barazzuol Friday 5:30-9pm | Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm   Sacred silence. Meditation has been practiced throughout the ages by people from various religious, spiritual and philosophical backgrounds for thousands…

Yoga Nidra Intensive Training ONLINE ✨

with Sheena Mason And special guests: Isabelle Addison, Jennilee Barazzuol & Amanda Whiting   ONLINE COURSE: Level 1: September 17-19, 2021 Level 2: October 22-24, 2021   Both Mystical and Simple. Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness naturally touched by every human being as…

Yin Yoga Training: Level 1

Yin yoga is a practice of depth, intensity, nourishment and intuition. While exploring the body’s deep connective tissues, energetic pathways and organ functions, a profound meditative portal opens, providing space and new ways of being in the physical experience.   with Amanda Whiting    Yin…

We have up to 12 elective modules to choose from yearly

 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

 

TECHNIQUES

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.

 

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

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.

 

PHILOSOPHY – LIFESTYLE – ETHICS

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.

Tuition Information:

All 7 core modules + the 2 day closing weekend
* Includes practicums, presentations, teacher meetings, etc

$3150 (early bird price: Save $200, ends Dec 15th 2020)

Individual Core Modules $395 each
22 hours: Friday 5:30-9:30 pm/8am-5pm Sat & Sun
Add-On: 2 day closing weekend $200
Total cost: $3360

*to be eligible for 500 certification you must attend all core modules & closing weekend.
**Core modules can also be registered for individually for those looking for CEU
Elective modules: $350-$700 each 20-50 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.

 

Teachers

April

April Cantafio

April teaches many of the philosophy segments, as well as pranayama, sound, and energy segments in the 300 hour training.

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…

 

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…appeared through my eyes. Without my conscious awareness the quality of union embedded in the roots of yoga began to harmonize my past impressions, trauma laid grief and un-serving beliefs that had been situated under the surface. Every practice became a sanctuary in which I was offered a glimpse of new-found freedom and tools to navigate through what at times is the tumultuous waters of life. It was and is the greatest of gifts. Though, I had no intentions of teaching this practice, and instead tried to pursue other creative outlets, eventually through the grace of Yoga the subtle strands of Dharma shone more brightly and acceptance for what was meant to be grew stronger within myself… and so here I am doing my best to simply trust that which is.

I began the path of teaching in 2004 in the form of mentorship with my original teachers Deb and Lacie Cosgrove, and somehow that led me to puruse other trainings both locally and internationally in various styles and schools of thought ranging from Ashtanga to Akhanda to Kundalini. This helped me form a new perspective with which to observe, witness, see.  The foundation that was laid in that time eventually led me to sincerely study the wisdom held in Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Mantra, Meditation and the traditional philosophies that form the umbrella of Yoga while under the guidance of my dear teacher, Yogi Baba Prem and the lineage of Mahavatar Baba-ji. In 2016 I was more than humbled to receive the traditional title of Yogakovid.
I approach my practice and teaching with an innate intention to support the elevation of consciousness. With every practice emphasizing a balance of effort and ease, the embrace of self and collective compassion, and the importance of the foundational breath. The breath as a catalyst for inner union, of body and mind and a gateway leading us towards the depth of Self and the understanding that we are all enough and we are all one.
I appreciate and always bow in gratitude to the facets of studentship that so many of us share together. The light in me honours the light in you. Om Gam Ganapataye Namah

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Isabelle (Sakshi) Addison

Isabelle teaches many philosophy segments, as well as ayurveda, pranayama, methodology and more in the 300 hour training.

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.

 

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At age 40 I completed the 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Prana Yoga Studio. That month of intense sadhana catapulted me into total yet gentle change on all levels. I watched, from the sidelines, as my body, diet, lifestyle, priorities and relationships shifted. I completed my 500 hr YTT in the fall of 2011 in Rishikesh, India, with Yogi Vishvketu and the World Conscious Yoga Family. I am so grateful for Vishvaji’s example – his humor, softness and integrity. 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, creating a dynamic equilibrium. It’s this beautiful, living equilibrium and the privilege of sharing it with others that keeps me returning to the mat. catapulted me into total yet gentle change on all levels. I watched, from the sidelines, as my body, diet, lifestyle, priorities and relationships shifted. I completed my 500 hr YTT in the fall of 2011 in Rishikesh, India, with Yogi Vishvketu and the World Conscious Yoga Family. I am so grateful for Vishvaji’s example – his humor, softness and integrity.

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.

Krista Daneluz Vieira

Krista Daneluz Vieira

Krista teaches anatomy, alignment and asana in the 300 hour training.

Krista began practicing yoga over 14 years ago and in 2007, took her first 200hr yoga teacher training program. At the time, she had no intention to teach yoga. Her interest was primarily in deepening self-awareness through meditation and pranayama (breath control techniques). However, the process of learning to teach the postures and breaking each one down in class to understand what was…

 

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… happening flicked an irreversible switch and the essence of the poses began to shine through. Krista loved the flowing quality of vinyasa based classes and the accessibility of hatha yoga. She loved weaving poses together like an artistic dance of breath, movement and openness. When she emerged from teacher training, Krista was humbled by the vastness of yoga. She was invited to teach karma classes at her teacher’s studio and embraced the opportunity willingly, knowing that this was a gift. It wasn’t long after that Krista began managing the yoga studio and shortly after that, the yoga teacher training college where she had trained. Krista moved to Alberta in 2008 and the first job she had was teaching beginner yoga at the Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. In 2012, she began managing That Yoga Place and Phoenix Physical Therapy in Spruce Grove, and worked in the studio and clinic for more than 7 years. In pursuit of further learning, Krista has taken training in restorative yoga, pre-natal, a 50hr Yin Yoga teacher training and in 2013, completed another 200hr training in Ashtanga. In 2014, she developed a 200 hour yoga teacher training program through Yoga Alliance and taught several sessions. In 2018, Krista began studying in a 3000hr Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program at MaKami College in Edmonton. This came following years of craving a better functional understanding of kinetics and the body. Not only has the training furthered her anatomical understanding of physiology, proper movement patterns and the musculature, it has opened up a new world of health and wellness through therapeutic (deep tissue) and relaxation massage treatments. Yoga continues to amaze Krista with its invitation to know oneself and connect to unveiled reality through intentional physical practice and the constant subtle turning inwards to where the limbs of yoga extend.

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Amanda Whiting

Amanda teaches transformational experiences, and trauma informed yoga in this training. She is also the admin coordinator for YTT.

Amanda (Madhu) had been practicing yoga off and on since her early 20s, and after moving across the country and having 2 babies and back surgery, she found her way back to yoga full time.

 

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When she first started back, touching her toes seemed like an impossibility, and yet, like many discoveries through yoga, there is no such thing as an impossibility. Yoga is a daily part of Amanda’s life both on and off the mat.

Amanda has come to realize that the asana (postures) of the practice only skim the surface of what is available to be learned. Forever a student, Amanda has a thirst to continue learning and is on a lifelong learning journey that encompasses body, mind and soul. Her passions include mindfulness, loving kindness meditations, yin yoga and healing the physical body.

Amanda is an ERYT-500 hour teacher, as well as a RPYT (Prenatal), and YACEP (Continuing Education). She teaches a variety of classes and trainings at Prana Yoga Studio. Teaching yoga has inspired her to live a life more full of compassion and love.

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