• Ocean Breath Yoga (map)
  • 1521 Foreshore Walk
  • Vancouver, BC, V6H 3X3
  • Canada

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Ocean Breath Yoga School located on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Ocean Breath  200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training can be taken:

As the full 200 Hours for those who intend to teach.
Yoga Alliance Certification received.
As 2 x 100 Hour Modules.
The first 100 Yoga Foundations for those who may or may not want to teach but would like to deepen their understanding of the practice
These modules can be taken back to back or the second module at a later date as long as it is within 2 years of the Foundations. The 2 together will provide you with Certification
The first 100 Hour Yoga Foundations Program is only a personal training program. This will give you a deeper understanding of your practice, but will not provide you any teaching certification. It will however give you a fundamental base of knowledge to continue on to become a Teacher.

The 100 Hours will consist of:

  • History of Yoga
  • Philosophy: Yamas, Niyamas, 
  • Asana practice and theory.
  • Fundamentals of Pranayama
  • Meditation Instruction
  • Guidance with Personal Practice
  • Practical Anatomy
  • Journalling
  • Chakras and Energy Body
  • Mantra

The Second 100 Hours will focus on the Techniques, Qualities and Practical abilities required to guide students through safe, empathetic, well rounded classes.

This 100 Hours will consist of:

  • Arriving at "the Seat of The Teacher"
  • Finding your voice as a Teacher
  • The Language of Teaching
  • How to Apply Anatomy to the unique bodies you will encounter
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy
  • Exploring and building your Empathetic Abilities
  • Hands on Assists - When to touch, when not to touch.
  • Intro to Biotensegrity and Fascial connections
  • Practice Teaching on Each training day
  • Applying the Ethics of Yoga to your Teaching
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Awareness of other core segments of teaching. (i.e. Prenatal and Postnatal, Yoga for Aging, Restorative and Yin intros.)

    There are 20 non contact hours required which will be dedicated to readings, practice sessions with your peers, and practicum hours.

This is a Teacher Training with a Hatha, Yin, and Breath awareness focus. Training is limited to 10 students in order to ensure that each student is able to have space for inquiry, to practice teach and to have time with the instructors. Classes will be weekly for the Foundations, some Friday nights, full Saturdays and full day Sundays and biweekly during the 100 Hour Seat of the Teacher to ensure time to immerse in materials learned. No classes over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Participants will receive a pass to attend classes and will be provided studio space to practice teach with peers and friends at Ocean Breath Yoga. Practicum time will be required of each student before certification. 

Join us at Granville Island to connect to body, breath, mind, heart and each other and discover the real power within us all.

Next 200 Hour Training starts May 19th, 2018
100 Hour Yoga Foundations for anyone immersing in practice.
-May 19th to July 28th, 2018
100 Hour Seat of the Teacher for students continuing on to be certified as Teachers or Certified Teachers wanting to receive more training on functional, empathic teaching.
-Late September 2018.

Ocean Breath Yoga Studio and School (Granville Island)

Beverly Akhurst, ERYT 500 , Owner and Director
Ara Cusack, ERYT 500, Owner Puzzle Tree, Instructor and Lead Instructor in 30 + Teacher Training Programs over the years.

100 Hour - Anyone looking to challenge their practice and immerse further in a well rounded Yoga Practice
200 Hour - Anyone looking to become a Yoga Teacher or wanting to be able to guide others through practice. Must have at least a practice that has been consistent for 1 year or with instructor permission based on a "interview".

** Please note this is not for students who think 200 hour training is a quick way to just do something. This is a commitment to you and your future students. This gets you to base camp. The real journey begins afterwards.

$1800.00 + GST - 100 Hour Foundations

$1800.00 + GST - 100 Hour Seat of the Teacher

$3450.00 + GST - 200 Hour Teacher Training

$500.00  + GST - Deposit to secure your Training Space.

If You have any questions about the program please direct them to Ocean Breath Yoga School

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