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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300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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.

We are an Akhanda (holistic) Yoga affiliate school. Graduates will have the opportunity to teach Akhanda Yoga classes if they wish, carrying on the lineage of classical yoga as taught by reknowned Yogrishi Vishvketu.

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!

FREE WORKSHOP & YTT INFO SESSION

Saturday December 1st 3-5:30 pm  LEARN MORE

Core Modules

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

Akhanda (Holistic) Yoga Immersion

Friday 5:30-9:00  Sat & Sun 8am-5pm   Join us for weekend one of our 300 hour YTT program! This module is open to the public as well. Not sure if you’re ready to commit to the full program? Start with this amazing module before deciding….

Advanced Yoga Philosophy Intensive

Deep into Philosophy Feb 8-10, 2019 Friday 5:30-9:00  Sat & Sun 8am-3:30pm (public) 5pm (YTT students)   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…

Advanced Anatomy Yoga Training

with Denise Currie E-RYT 500, RMT March 1-3, 2019 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…

THE YOGA OF ENERGY BALANCE AND HEALING

March 8-10, 2019 Friday 5:30-9:00 / Sat & Sun 8am-3:15 (public) 5pm (YTT)   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,…

Advanced Alignment, Asana & Sequencing

April 12-14, 2019 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…

Yoga evolution: Yogic living for modern times

May 17-19, 2019 Friday 5:30-9:00/Sat & Sun 8-3:30 (all) 5 pm (YTT)   Learn ancient yogic secrets for longevity, vitality, expanded awareness & the evolution of your home practice on and off the mat. By incorporating dinacharya (daily yogic routines), ayurveda and daily practice, yoga…

300 hour YTT Retreat with Yogi Vishvketu

May 30-June 2, 2019

The training culminates with a retreat lead by Yogi Vishvketu 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. LEARN MORE

Vishva will host two master class/workshops at Prana dates TBA

The Five Pranas & Shiva/Shakti Power: Classical Kundalini

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Elective Modules

Choose 115 hours of elective modules to expand your teaching expertise and enrich your personal practice

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga for Pregnancy: Empowered, embodied transformation   Nov. 2-4  |  Friday 5:30-9:30 |  Saturday & Sunday: 8am-5pm   Pregnancy and birth are rites of passage in a woman’s life, preparing her for the timeless challenges and gifts of becoming a mother. Through yoga, a pregnant…

Kids Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training

with Donna Freeman of Yoga In My School Nov. 16-18, 2018 Friday 5:30-9:00 pm | Saturday & Sunday 8:00-5:00 pm   *You do not need to be a yoga teacher to take this training!*   Spend a weekend immersed in the world of kids yoga…

Ayurveda Intensive Training

Get Immersed in Ayurveda with expert Ian Hayward   Ayurveda means “life knowledge” and it is the sister science to yoga. Yoga and Ayurveda complement each other, bringing light to optimal diet, constitutional balance, daily routines and yogic lifestyle to promote longevity. Come to this…

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

Refine the art of sequencing, theming, language use, creating a safe and transformational space, and designing classes. Learn to teach advanced holistic yoga, and two unique and profound class-styles designed by Yogrishi Vishvketu: Hatha-Raja (A meditative flow practiced with the sonorous Brahmaree pranayama) and Classical Kundalini (An uplifting sequence that integrates postures, oscillating movements, Tantric Bija mantras, pranayama and chakra meditation).

 

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:

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 with yogi Vishvketu & trainers $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.

 

Teachers

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Denise Currie

Denise Currie (Sukranti) has a passion for the wholeness, health, and awakening of the human spirit. Her spiritual longings and her study of the healing arts came together when she discovered the practice of yoga. She recognized that yoga has the potential to help us discover our hidden depths through inquiry and personal investigation, literally breathing life into unexplored and disavowed parts of ourselves.

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This recognition inspired her to complete her 200 and 500hr trainings with Yogi Vishvketu of Rishikesh, India. She has over 30 years experience teaching group fitness, and has had 10 years experience as a personal trainer. In addition to teaching yoga and anatomy to yoga teacher trainees, she is a registered massage therapist and has been training other massage therapists for the past 6 years.
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April Cantafio

I am ever amazed as to how I jumped into my first yoga class more than a decade ago (2000). At that time I was overly shy, cautious and would rarely stray into the unknown. To be honest I knew nothing about yoga. But there seemed to be some kind of energetic pull that brought me to class that day and continued to draw me back time and time again.

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I fell in love with the sense of peace, clarity and overall awareness that appeared during and after class. I began to understand and value the unification of the body, breath and mind. Within a short while I became utterly fascinated by the physical and subtle bodies and began to immerse myself into any style of yoga or healing discipline that my teachers (Deb and Lacie Cosgrove) were offering, from Kundalini Yoga to Ashtanga and Reiki/Energy Healing to Thai Yoga Massage.

Over the years my practice naturally led to teaching, as I taught my first class in 2004. Although I was nervous I experienced an overwhelming sense of gratitude to share the wonderful gift of yoga and the breath. I knew then and there that teaching would be a path I would explore more deeply in the future. From that point on I subbed and assisted classes under the guidance of my teachers, Deb and Lacie. However, it wasn’t until finishing my Bachelor of Design that I was able to furthur my training. First completing the 200YTT Ashtanga training and later the Sattva training with Rameen Peyrow, then traveling to India to study with the ever blissful Yogi Vishvketu at his ashram for the 200YTT in 2010 and 500YTT in 2012 . I feel blessed to have had such wonderful opportunities to immerse myself in the practice of yoga. I truly believe that yoga has guided me in ways that I may not even realize yet and thus have chosen to dedicate this life to the discovery of the self and ultimately union.

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Isabelle (Sakshi) Addison

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.

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Leala Enfield

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.

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During this time, Leala began practicing Vipassana meditation, attending numerous 10 day silent retreats. In 2000, Leala attended an Ashtanga Yoga teachers training course with renowned instructor David Swenson and in 2003 completed her 200 hour training through Trinity Yoga.

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.

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Yogi Vishvketu (Vishvaji)

Yogi Vishvketu has studied and practiced Hatha and Raja yoga and the Vedic healing arts in northernIndia since childhood. From the age of 8, he studied Vedic wisdom at Kanvashram in the foothills of the Himalayas. With its historic temple and Ayurvedic clinic, Kanvashram attracts many yogic saints and Ayurvedic masters and was an ideal place to absorb these ancient healing and consciousness-raising traditions.

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Vishva went on to attain a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Humanities with a specialization in yoga, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy. While at the University of Haridwar, he also pursued courses in Naturopathy, Reike, Pranic Healing, and Yoga Therapy. In 1992 and 1995, he won the All India Inter-University Yoga Championships. He moved to Ottawa in 2001, where he continues to dedicate himself to teaching the arts of yoga and Ayurveda. Internationally, he offers holistic yoga workshops including asana, pranayama, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda and Vedic chanting. He also offers yoga teacher training programs, and retreats for dedicated practitioners in Canada and in the foothills of the Himalayas. The teacher training programs are recognized by the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level. Vishvaji visits Prana Yoga Studio twice yearly for workshops, retreats and to teach our final week of yoga teacher training in Sanctum Retreat Center.
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Mallorie Buoy

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.

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In August, 2010, I completed my Akhanda Yoga 200 hour YTT, during which the beautiful teachings of Yogi Vishvketu shone light on so many aspects of my life. The teachings of yoga are continually integrated into my life, as I am guided to live fully and with an open heart. In 2012, I completed my Yin Yoga Teacher Training (60 hours) with Bernie Clark, as well as became certified in Kundalini yoga, restorative yoga and Yoga Lifestyle Counseling during my 500 YTT in Rishikesh, India. It is has been so exciting that through sharing this path with others, I am continually learning in the presence of compassion, uniqueness, and devotion.

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

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