Yoga Teacher Trainings - 200hrs
UDYC YOGA Teacher Training & Personal Development Program
Upward Dog Yoga Centre - click for registration and dates
YOGA LIKE IT'S YOUR JOB, BECAUSE IT COULD BE!
Do you love yoga? Do you find yourself suggesting yoga poses to your friends and family and staying after class to ask questions? If you are passionate about yoga and would like to gain deeper insight into yourself and become stronger, steadier, and more compassionate, this training is for you. Topics covered include yoga asana and their energetics, Ayurveda, breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, meditation and mantra, and sequencing an intentional yoga class.
Join Elizabeth Whissell and Garrett Plumley for this unique yoga teacher training and delve into the richness of this ancient practice.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
Asana: teaching poses safely, including their benefits, precautions, alignment and modifications
Pranayama: learning the science of prana and how to teach it
Meditation: experiencing stillness, bringing this gift to others
Vinyasa Krama: Intelligent sequencing
Ayurveda: the science of life, determine your constitution and condition, its importance to yoga
Philosophy: yoga sutras, tantra, dualism/non dualism, paths of yoga
Anatomy: learning the basics of the body’s musculoskeletal, glandular and nervous system
Mantra: moving the mind beyond limitations
Subtle Body: experiencing the gunas, chakras, prana vayus, bandhas, shakti/ kundalini
Psychology of yoga: exploring the mind
Teaching methodology: discovering what it is to be a yoga teacher
Also: thai yoga massage, yoga nidra, prenatal yoga, postnatal yoga, kids yoga, partner yoga, power yoga
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory
Three teaching practicums
One 1000 word paper
One 10 min presentation
The Upward Dog Yoga Teacher Training and Personal Development course meets the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour standards
Elizabeth Whissell 500 E-RYT
Garrett Plumley 200 E-RYT
Others to be announced!
Elizabeth combines the wisdom of tradition and the knowledge of science in her teaching. Her approach is based on the teachings of her Guru, Yogi Viskvketu, and Akhanda Yoga®. This is a holistic approach that weaves together various aspects of yoga streams, paths and practices (i.e. Vedanta, Tantra, Karma, Bhakti, pranayama, mantra and asana) to give students a powerful experience. In an Akhanda Yoga® class, you can expect to move the spine in every direction, practise postures lying down, standing and everywhere in between, find a balance of ease and effort, and use asana, pranayama, mantra, visualization and meditation techniques as part of a themed class. Elizabeth’s public classes offer a strong emphasis on alignment and safety, using the practice of yoga as therapy. Even though yoga is not only the practice of postures, it is important teach the body how to move safely. Her therapeutic approach is based on scientific research. Elizabeth firmly believes in evidence-based yoga therapy and is actively engaged in research, as exemplified by her graduate research exploring the biomechanics of yoga.
Garrett first discovered the power of linking breath to movement while cycling across Scandinavia in 2005. Cycling hundreds of kilometers along the dikes of Denmark, Garrett began to understand that diaphragmatic breathing significantly helped him beat fatigue and calm the disturbing thoughts of failure creeping into his mind. Later, as a student of philosophy and psychology at Trent University, he was drawn to yoga’s emphasis on the connection between mind and body. Garrett moved to Ottawa in 2009 to complete a Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa, and soon after decided to combine his passion for health and education as a professional yoga instructor. He believes strongly that changing the way you move can change your life. Garrett’s teaching combines traditional yogic techniques with the latest scientific perspectives on healthy alignment, striking a balance between honouring tradition while following the best practices of the times we live in.
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As a fitness specialist, I found myself gravitating towards yoga for its calming aspect and I wanted to be more knowledgeable so that I may share my practice with others. The YTT program gave me so much more than I expected. There was great support from all students and instructors and as a result my confidence in teaching yoga has definitely bloomed. This program was taught by highly knowledgeable instructors, Elizabeth Whizzell and Garrett Plumley and I especially enjoyed learning about the more energetic aspects of yoga. This is a very comprehensive curriculum and the format, delivery, approach was phenomenal.
If you are thinking of taking this learning opportunity, I highly recommended it. I have already been teaching yoga since I complete the 200 hrs program and it helped me not only in my teaching but in my own personal practice.
Yoga teacher training with Garrett and Liz was an amazing experience.
I thought I knew what yoga was until this course. It opened my eyes to many different aspects.
It was a great mix of anatomy, theory and practice. More than six months on, I still find myself thinking about things I learned there, during yoga and my daily life. Specifically, it changed my opinion of what a "practice" is. I appreciate different styles of yoga more, including meditation.
It also hit the reset button on how I thought various poses were supposed to feel or look. As a result, I have a stronger, safer practice and understand my body even better. And, I learned a lot about teaching - how to structure a practice, how best to speak to a class, how to approach students. There was a good amount of time to practice and start to feel comfortable teaching. On top of learning, I had a ton of fun. Liz and Garrett have amazing personalities.
Upward Dog is an amazing studio to do the training at, with a great atmosphere and facilities. It was a rigorous month that took a lot of work, but completely worth it. I cannot imagine a better learning experience.
My yoga teacher training with Garrett and Elizabeth in July 2015 was an intense, challenging, and fun month of learning and growth! I had originally planned to do a different teacher training on weekends, but when my work schedule afforded me the opportunity to do the intensive program instead, I jumped on it. I loved the immersive experience of the intensive program; it was such a delight to breathe and live yoga for a month. Although there was a lot of material to absorb during class and homework to do each night, I never felt overwhelmed due to the support of Garrett, Elizabeth, and my fellow class-mates. I really appreciated the focus on anatomy and safe alignment. In addition to learning how to be a good teacher, I learned to conquer my fears, discover my strengths and weaknesses, and realize my sankalpa. My yoga teacher training with Garrett and Eizabeth was a truly transformative experience!