An Updated and Modern Approach to How to Teach Yoga...
Climber’s Rock is proud to host a unique, innovative and convenient Yoga Teacher Training Program. We offer a comprehensive approach to the art of teaching yoga, philosophy, and development of practical skills with an emphasis on experiential learning and integration of the materials in a step-by-step approach. You will receive careful and attentive instruction on how to deepen your own yoga practice as well as learn the necessary tools to teach others. It's convenient because we've created an online learning component which makes it easy to learn from wherever you are.
What makes us different? We provide cutting edge information on kinematics and movement science based on the most current research. We don’t believe in offering the same canned information session after session. Our program is constantly being reworked and tweaked to improve our offerings by presenting information in a way that not only flows logically, but is also easy to navigate for those with busy lives. To that end, we have developed a phased approach:
PHASE 1: Advancing Your Practice
PHASE I of the Yoga Teacher Training will focus on creating a foundational overview of yoga philosophy, anatomy and alignment in asana. If you want to expand your practice beyond the typical yoga class and into both theory and practice, this is definitely appropriate for you. We will incorporate time for contemplation, asana practice, anatomical and philosophical studies, but most of all, we'll help you to understand how you move in a way that works for your body. We don't focus on the aesthetics of a pose; we focus on how to feel better and make the pose fit you. This course is a prerequisite for RYT 200hr certification.
PHASE I: Advancing Your Practice: We will delve into the following:
study of asana/poses with a modern twist to include passive and active ranges of motion, and the power of isometrics
philosophy: history of yoga; current application of yoga to modern life; tools to help deal with stress (to name a few)
exploration into various healing modalities such as acupressure; Traditional Chinese Medicine & nutrition
rights of students
*Please note: Phase 1 can be taken as a stand-alone course for those not looking to teach yoga.
PHASE II: Taking the Seat of The Teacher
PHASE II is where we can take everything we’ve learned about our own bodies and apply that knowledge to teaching others. We don't supply a one-size-fits all approach to yoga; we look at how the body moves, then we look at the ways in which our individual differences influence and affect not only yoga asana, but movement in general. Our YTT mission is to learn to teach the person not the pose.
PHASE II: Taking the Seat of the Teacher: Required for 200 RYT certification:
applied anatomy including the differences between mobility and flexibility; the physiology of stretching; and the true role of stretching for building and sustaining healthy movement patterns
we'll explore ways to repurpose yoga postures and make them more efficient, dynamic, and sustainable. We'll also cover the new role of physical adjustments and alignment principles in a modern practice
develop observation skills so you can assess other people's movement patterns in order to effectively help them modify and get the most out of their practice. You will also learn how to create safe, dynamic, and physically sustainable sequences that will set your teaching apart
ethics as it relates to studentship and teaching
The total cost for the RYT 200hr program is $3,200.00 + HST. This price includes both phases (Advancing Your Practice & Taking the Seat of the Teacher), a 12-month membership for Climber’s Rock (climbing and yoga) as well as a lesson on how to belay. Successful completion of this program will qualify graduates for registration with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200.
Not sure you want to teach yoga? You can register for Advancing Your Practice, PHASE 1 on its own for $1,100.00. If you change your mind and want to take Phase 2, pay an additional $2,200.00.
You’ll have access to all online materials as well as a membership for 6 months following completion of the program.
*If you cancel before the teacher training begins, a full refund will be given. If you cancel after the teacher training starts, you’ll be refunded the prorated amount minus a $250 administration fee. If you complete the online portion and withdraw from the program NO refund will be given.