Current "weekends" program:
September 2011 until May 2012
Our YTT "Weekends Program" sessions are held the last weekend of each month from September until June.
TAYS has been certifying qualified and inspiring yoga teachers since 2002. Our 200 hour program is based on both the traditional yoga and meditation practices of the east combined with the biomechanical approach of the west. Upon completion of the 200 hour program you will have the skills you need to teach public hatha yoga classes along with the inspiration to share the benefits of yoga.
This program runs over a 10 month period starting in September and ending in June. Each weekend is 18 hours and amounts to 180 direct hours at the end of the course. These weekend sessions generally occur the last weekend of each month and run Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Our current program began September 2012 and is full. Our next "weekends" 200 hour level YTT program begins September 2013.
Times for each session are:
Friday evenings: 7:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturdays: 8:30am - 5:30pm; Sundays 8:30 - 5:00pm
We teach these weekends from two Halifax Locations:
TAYS, 6156 Quinpool Road, Halifax - Friday night and Sunday sessions
Leslie's Yoga Shack: Back shed, 1043 Tower Road - Saturdays
Generally run for the month of July each year. This training involves an immersion of yoga. The daily schedule is full but well-paced and includes daytime and some evening hours.
Times for each session are:
Program starts on the first Sunday at 9:00am (start date: July 7th, 2013)
Sunday 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-5:00pm; Monday to Friday: 6:30am-9:00am; 12:30pm-5:00pm; and Tuesday and Thursday evenings: 7:00pm-9:30pm; (Saturdays - off)
Program ends on 4th Friday at 5:00pm (end date: August 2, 2013)
Both of our formats offer a professional level training that is internationally recognized, above standard and trains and develops participants towards being competent and professional yoga teachers. Depending on your schedule and your lifestyle one format may better suit your needs.
We have collected information for those people who are from away and need suggestions for accommodations. One of our senior teachers has offered room(s) in her house for rent. The cost for the month would be $600. This rate would include a private room, shared kitchen and shared in-house laundry facilities, and would be a 25 minute walk from TAYS. If interested please inquire with Tomomi@yogastudio.ns.ca.
Also, Dalhousie University is approximately 20 minutes walk away. They have student accommodations in their various residences and these are very easily set up online at the following website. These Dalhousie residences will cost about $300/week or $250/week if you are able to double up with another roommate. Parking at Dalhousie is is $5.75/day.
Here at TAYS, we are dedicated to the ongoing professional and personal development of yoga teachers through in-depth yoga education. Yoga education involves both a careful study of yoga practices from eastern and western perspectives as well as the practical application of theories and teaching methodology presented. We have designed our program to facilitate your growth as a teacher in a way that informs your teaching and also empowers your independence as a yoga educator.
We learn 100’s of postures and various modifications and variations of these poses. We practice teaching from day 1, allowing our teachers to be extremely comfortable and skilled in teaching students during and following the program. We have a focus on Meditation and believe a strong meditation practice positively influences and affects our personal practice and our teaching ability.
Participants will understand the sequencing of classes, the kinesiological approach to preparing the body for safe and effective exercise and be able to develop and offer solid yoga classes to the general public. Regular postures clinics will provide demonstration and opportunity for practicing verbal teaching and physical assisting of yoga poses. You will learn how to structure a safe an effective yoga class allowing your students to feel properly taken care of and individually benefited. We learn pranayama techniques and its effects on the body as well as learning how to incorporate these techniques into your teaching and practice.
Our team is skilled in offering Anatomy and Physiology thank you to our health backgrounds. You will learn not only the structural anatomy and physiology of the body but you will also learn how to apply this information to yoga. You will learn common misalignment problems and how to manage these issues. You will learn common medical and surgical conditions such as Arthritis, herniated disc, high/low blood pressure, hyper/hypo thyroid function, pregnancy, etc, their affect on the human body and how this information applies to yoga and is managed through a yoga class with a “therapeutic approach”. You will learn how to sequence classes and you will learn conditioning poses that will prepare the body for deeper poses thereby providing safety.
You will learn and discuss the idea of union; Union of mind, body and breath. You will discuss the Yamas and Niyamas, which are moral and ethical observances for the practicing yogi. You will explore concepts and ideas such as relative and absolute truth, Chakras and Nadis, Therapeutic Applications of yoga,
At the end of the program participants will complete a written exam that tests individuals’ knowledge of the entire course content. The pass mark is 70% however all individuals are given a passing grade, if and when they understand the information presented in the course. A practical test class, in which public participants are invited, is examined and critiqued. This allows the graduating teacher to provide safe, effective and enjoyable yoga classes during and following the course.
In addition to 180 direct contact hours obtained during the training program, participants are required to log / journal 10 hours of practice teaching on their own. Additionally, 10 hours of approved electives are required
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Must have a commitment to learn and attend a comprehensive yoga-filled program.
Participants must have a minimum of 2 years experience in yoga study and practice. For those who live in an area where there is no yoga available please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if your application requirements will be suitable.
Please fill out our application form and submit with your deposit. The deposit will not be cashed until you are accepted in the program. For a copy of the application form or to register please visit our registration webpage.
For those coming from out of town or are not familiar with the Halifax area, we have directions from the airport, local places to stay and general tourism information. Please call 1-866-429-3303 or email email@example.com and we would be pleased to answer any questions or help in any way that we can.