The Layered Life.ca

1795 Settler Rd. Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2R6

Tel: 250-228-4351

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200Hr Teacher Training

  • The morning asana practice will be 2.5-3 hours in length, we begin with the foundation and build. The style is strong hatha (think slow vinyasa with longer holds, alignment and a sprinkling of flow practices). Julia is a “breath-centric” teacher, meaning class with her will always begin and end with some form of pranayama and meditation.

  • Daily asana clinic of around 100 foundational postures, basic cueing and pedagogy

  • Daily practice teaching of “bare bones” – massaging your “teachers voice” beginning with the basics and then building

  • Learn the Sanskrit names of all postures

  • Anatomy – Basic anatomy, important anatomical reference points in yoga, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia. Focus on shoulder complex, knees, hips and spine.

  • Traditional practices of mantra, chanting and its history

  • We will also look briefly at an overview of yoga history to give you context where we come from

  • We will read and discuss the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Anatomy of the Spirit (one of the first books in N.A to pioneer discussion of chakra anatomy).

  • We will read the Bhagavad Gita and understand why it is a classic discourse in yoga

  • We will read The Anatomy of the Spirit – and better understand the qualities of the chakras

  • We will review vinyasa karma – the art of basic sequencing for a vinyasa class

  • Study what is pranayama, types of pranayama practices and Kundalini (this relates to the above).

  • Why meditate? Mantras, chanting and more

  • There could be other pre-requisite readings TBA

Materials for the course

  • Please purchase the Complete Anatomy App (3D Anatomy) – This can be made available on both your phone AND laptop through iTunes. It is an incredibly helpful visual tool for understanding the human body.

  • Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, BKS Iyengar

  • Bhagavad Gita, Stephen Mitchell’s interpretation

  • Anatomy of the Spirit, Carolyn Myss

  • We recommend students bring their own yoga mat (travel ones are fine)

Brief overview for 200hr Students

Week One: Afternoon sessions will include:
Assigned reading & discussion of: Bhagavad Gita, Jnana/Karma/Kriya Yoga, brief history of yoga, posture & beginner teaching clinics, intro to art of sequencing, whys of mantra/chanting/meditation

Week Two: Afternoon sessions will include:
Assigned reading & discussion of: Light on the Yoga Sutras, Yamas/Niyamas/Kleshas/continued posture & teaching clinics, yoga anatomy and hands on therapeutics

Week Three and Four: Afternoon Sessions will include: Assigned reading & discussion of Anatomy of the Spirit and Light on Life, subtle anatomy,chakras, nadis, vayus, koshas, continued posture & teaching clinics, final exam & practical exam for full-certification students.

About the Centre

  • Our training takes place at the beautiful Dewa Retreat Centre, Rishikesh, a luxury hotel in the foothills of Himalayas and one of the top 10 hotels in Rishikesh. Each room at Hotel Dewa Retreat offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan hills and a private quiet balcony area to relax, sip a cup of tea or just read a book to the sound of the river Ganges and the wind kissing the hills. The hotel also has a swimming pool with stunning views and a serene spa for some rejuvenating optional treatments. Tapovan-Rishikesh is a city of pilgrimage for Westerners and Indians alike, and is where the Beatles came to find meaning to life with the maharishi, and stayed long enough to write over 50 songs! It is still a perfect spot to de-stress, deepen your yoga knowledge and connect to yourself and your surroundings. http://www.dewaretreat.com/ 

Getting There

  • By Air: It is a short 45-min direct domestic flight from New Delhi to Dehradun (Jolly Grant airport). Rishikesh is just a 45 minute drive from the airport. 
    By Train: A 5hr journey on Shatabdi Express from New Delhi railway station to Haridwar, then a 1hr drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh by taxi.
    By Road: Rishikesh is 245km, 5-6hrs drive from New Delhi.

Whats not included

  • Airfare to India, domestic flights, or transfer to Dewa Retreat Centre

  • Meals and drinks not specified

  • Cancellation and Travel Medical Insurance

  • Costs for travel documents (travel visa and valid passport)

  • We will provide you with a list shortly after registration of what will be needed to travel to India so that you can plan accordingly.