200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Due to COVID-19 we postponed our training originally scheduled for April to now start in June. Although we are working with two unknowns (will module 1 in June need to be online and will we be able to run a retreat in Victoria in August?) we are excited to be offering this journey at this time. We have a dedicated group of students already committed from the April training and we would love for you to join us.
If you have questions you can contact us directly here and we will be updating this site as we learn more about future restrictions.
Embark on a 5 month journey to deepen your practice and become a certified yoga teacher
Gertrude Street Yoga’s 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered Teacher Training is an invitation to step beyond your comfort zone and challenge yourself; inspiring your development as a yoga teacher and as an individual. This comprehensive 200 hour training provides the foundational tools to become a yoga teacher, including yoga philosophy, physical and energetic anatomy, asana, pranayama,meditation, mantra and voice, personal development, as well as plenty of teaching methodology and practice. Taking this journey with a group of people who have come together for the purpose of transformation, education, and discovery creates a powerful connection and inspired community, which is at the heart of GSY and our approach to yoga. Not only will this training prepare you to be a confident and authentic yoga teacher, but it will also provide you with a powerful platform to dive deeper into your own journey of living the practice of yoga.
June 19-21 (online if necessary)
Augut 21-30 (4-7 night retreat in Victoria OR 2 weekend modules depending on restrictions)
"This course will stretch you in ways you never imagined. A truly life-changing experience, and so much more than just a teacher training course. The content and delivery was extraordinary. The teachers so generous, knowledgeable and inspiring. Even though I never had the intention to teach, I’m now entertaining the idea and I feel fully equipped to do so."
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
Module 1 & 2
Develop a comprehensive foundation for becoming a yoga teacher. Explore the rich history and philosophy of yoga, study the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, and discuss what it means to be a yoga teacher today. Learn basic Anatomy and Physiology in an applied, functional way, and explore the Anatomy of the Energetic Body. Understand the alignment of foundational yoga poses, and how to teach basic sequences using a practical, integrated, and authentic approach.
- History and Philosophy of Yoga
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Energetic Anatomy
- Asana, Sequencing, Assisting, Teaching Techniques and Practice
- Embark on a journey of self discovery
DISCOVERING THE TEACHER WITHIN
Dive into the heart of the training and discover the teacher within. Practice daily pranayama, mantra, meditation, and asana and take the time to develop your unique voice and gifts as a yoga teacher. Integrate your knowledge of anatomy, the subtle body, and philosophy, and explore how to apply it directly to your teaching. Learn effective and authentic teaching methods which will enable you to create meaningful, inspiring classes that draw on authentic, lived experience.
- Pranayama, Mantra, and Meditation
- Asana, Alignment, Assisting, Sequencing continued
- Teaching Techniques
- Integration of knowledge
- Step beyond your comfort zone and challenge yourself, inspiring transformation and cultivating authenticity
REFINING THE ART OF TEACHING
Module 4 & 5
Refine your teaching skills and integrate your knowledge as you prepare to teach and assist in classes. Learn about different yoga specialities and understand the business of being a yoga teacher. Receive one on one mentoring and coaching to clarify your goals and support your ongoing development. Gain practical teaching experience, and valuable feedback from teachers and peers.
- Assist and Teach Classes
- Class Plans and Themes
- Explore Yoga Specialties
- Social Change and Making a Difference
- Business of Yoga
- Mentoring and Coaching
- Living Yoga
Our teacher training program is run by a collective of experienced, passionate, and supportive teachers. Each program has four primary faculty supported by additional guest teachers.
Asana | Assisting | Subtle Body
Subtle Body | Philosophy
Mei Lai Swan
Mantra | Pranayama | Meditation
$5,500 (10% discount for GSY Members) Price includes full tuition, training manual, plus Retreat accomodation and meals.
IF WE ARE NOT ABLE TO HOLD A RETREAT DUE TO RESTRICTIONS YOU WILL BE REFUNDED THE PORTION OF YOUR TUITION THAT WOULD HAVE PAID FOR ACCOMODATION AND MEALS.
Early Bird Offer: $4, 700 (10% discount for GSY Members) book before February 15, 2020.
*Must be a member for 3 months at time of application to receive the member discount.
Your $500 deposit must be paid when you apply and is non refundable once your application has been accepted. The remaining balance must be paid in full by the course start date. Payment plans are available on request, please email [email protected] to inquire.
There is one $500 scholarship available for a student in need of financial assistance. If you wish to apply for the scholarship please complete the relevant sections of the application form. Application for the scholarship close 1 month before the course start date. If you have any questions please email [email protected].
>> 30+ days before course start date: 80% refund (excludes $500 deposit)
>> 20-30 days before the course start date: 50% refund (excludes $500 deposit)
>> 10-20 days before the course start date: 25% refund (excludes $500 deposit)
>> 0 – 10 days before the course start date: No refund
If for extenuating circumstances you are unable to complete the course once you have commenced, the best course of action will be assessed on a case by case basis.