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Health as a whole

This 300-hr program teaches and highlights the therapeutic aspect of Yoga, and is designed to bridge the gap between medical science and yogic philosophy.

By outlining health as the body’s collective response to any experience, students will learn from a wide spectrum of tools, such as posture correction and stress management, which can then be applied as added knowledge to their current practice. Open to yoga teachers, massage therapists, naturopaths, pilates instructors, and all those who wish to enhance the overall effect of their work, and promote health as a whole.

S01-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-300

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Opportunities for Yoga Therapists

  1. Be part of the Re:source Yoga team offering privates, group classes & workshops
  2. Work in affiliated physiotherapy clinics
  3. Work in our Y.O.G.A readaptation program
  4. Give insurance receipts (recognized by the ANQ)
  5. Personalize & adapt the yoga practice to meet the needs of your students

Course Breakdown & Details:

Anatomy and Alignment

A combination of anatomical theory and Yoga practice will help outline the key alignment principles of Hatha Yoga. Understand the structure, function, and interrelationship between your spine and hips, knees and feet, shoulders and neck, and the anatomical support of the breath. Understanding Anatomy will support your Yoga practice and teaching; practicing Yoga will support your Anatomy.

Friday 6-9pm, Sat&Sun 9am-12pm/2-5pm

Posture Evaluation and Correction

Apply the anatomical principles established in Unit 1 to your own alignment and that of your students. Through Posture Analysis and specific exercises for correcting and strengthening, learn to offer your students lessons to take off the yoga mat and into daily life.

Friday 6-9pm, Sat&Sun 9am-12pm/2-5pm

Physiology, Nervous System & Stress Management

Anatomy helps understand structure, Physiology helps understand function. Learn about the nervous system and stress management, and how yoga and breathing affect different aspects of our internal functioning through an understanding of organs, muscles, and circulation.

Friday 6-9pm, Sat&Sun 9am-12pm/2-5pm

Immunology and Lymphatics

The immune system defends our sense of self, maintaining the integrity of all our body systems. Learn how to boost your immune system and that of your students. Learn to address common ailments like sinus problems, headaches, and inflammation.

Friday 6-9pm, Sat&Sun 9am-12pm/2-5pm

Pranayam, Chakras and their effects

According to yoga philosophy, we are able to experience our body not only on the physical level, but on an energetic level. Learn how to incorporate an understanding of breathwork and the chakra system into a therapeutic setting.

Friday 6-9pm, Sat&Sun 9am-12pm/2-5pm

Meditation, Mentality and Neurology

The role of our mind and its presence (or lack thereof) in all the systems mentioned. Understand neural connection to motor skills, stress response, and immunological health. Yogic philosophy can provide wonderful tools to understand the mind. By understanding and applying the philosophy through practice, we can train it to allow optimal conditions for health.

Friday 6-9pm, Sat&Sun 9am-12pm/2-5pm

Bodywork, Assists and Adjustements

A strong foundation in adjustments and assists allows you to teach kinaesthetic awareness, so that your students will learn through their bodies. Learn how to safely and effectively teach in a hands-on manner. Learn also simple Thai massage techniques to offer further relaxation to your students.

Friday 6-9pm, Sat&Sun 9am-12pm/2-5pm

Therapeutic Applications: putting it all together

The Therapeutic Application weekend is designed as a practicum for students to apply all that they have learned during the course. Working in teams, students will have the chance to experience the role of the client, the role of the therapist and the role of the teacher; allowing the principles of yoga therapy to be experienced on all levels, theoretical, practical, and educational.

During this weekend, therapeutic applications to specific heath issues can be requested.
Friday 6-9pm, Sat&Sun 9am-12pm/2-5pm

  Course Structure:

This course is designed to provide explanations and explorations to set up the key components to health.

More specifically, the program is broken down into four main modules, each providing complementary information as to the fundamentals of a healthy yoga practice, and a healthy lifestyle.

  • 215 hours yoga therapeutics training:

Eight weekend modules and related homework, as described above

  • 35 hours workshops of choice at Re:source:

Choose from the vast selection of continuing education workshops at re:source to expand the students’ knowledge in a field of interest and work towards engaging in a specialization.

  • 30 hours case study:

Students chose a topic of choice to apply the theory, practice and tools learned during training to a specific health issue. These hours are to be completed on the students’ own time.

  • 18 hours clinical training:

The case study clients are given private sessions with the lead E-RYT as the student observes. This time allows them to ask questions and gain insight on the therapeutic approach.

  • Final Evaluation:

Final Presentation within class times; a 30 minute presentation on the chosen case study thesis

  • Final Exam by appointment:

Instruct a private session to one of the case study clients, under the supervision of the lead E-RYT, followed by a review and evaluation of all assignments and course work throughout the program.

The Body in Science Module

Consists of learning of western biomedical science and its application to health. This module includes anatomy, alignment & posture correction, physiology, immunology, and the interplay of all these simultaneously.
See website for more info.

The Body in Yoga Module

Explains the body via a yogic perspective, which includes a holistic understanding of all topics covered in module 1, and includes the role of the mind, and the influence it plays on the body. In this module, students will learn more about breathing
techniques, meditation techniques, the role of the chakras, doshas, koshas, and vayus, how they relate to common physiologic functions, and their role in health as a whole.

Yoga Therapeutic Techniques

Having explored the components of health separately, students can now learn to piece them together to meet the needs of each person. In this module, students will practice sequences, adaptations, applications, and long term planning for a
therapeutic program.

The Yoga Therapist

One can teach best from experience. During this module students will have the opportunity to embody what has been learned in the course. Elements of bodywork, vocalization, and other branches of yoga therapeutics will be explored.
As education is central to yoga therapeutics, students will get a chance explain and teach what has been learned. During this module, students will have practice case studies, as well as share their final presentation, which includes leading the class
through a practice.

Evaluation will be based on the student’s participation, punctuality, and presence.
There will be 2 formal homework assignments to be handed in, as well as other “informal” homework assignments assigned at the end of each module. Moreover, each student is to prepare a final presentation, on the topic of their choice, to be presented during the last module.

The Final Exam is to be done only once all the other course criteria have been fulfilled.

To book your exam, contact [email protected] and plan for a 3hour time slot during which:

  • The trainee leads a private Yoga Therapy session of 60-75 mins to a client. The client of choice is one who has symptoms which correspond to the case study theme.
  • Carina, or a mentor, will observe the private session.
  • Following the private session, there will be a short debrief where the trainee will explain the approach, rationale and understanding that was used for the session.
  • A similar approach will be used to discuss all the case studies. The trainee is to prepare and bring one “final report sheet” (found in the course manual) per case study subject. The trainee should be prepared to explain the common needs of the subjects they have worked with, as well as specific challenges presented by each; the strategy used to resolve the problem, the tools used to teach and treat, the benefits acquired, as well as suggest the next steps to address should these case study subjects become a returning clientele.
  • Homework #1 & Homework #2 will be corrected and discussed.
  • Feedback on the Final Presentation will be shared, and the Final Report handed back with corrections.
  • The trainee will explain what he/she has learnt in the 35 hours of workshops and how they are complimentary to what was learnt in the training.
  • Any other questions or concerns will be addressed.

Fee Breakdown:

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Item Cost
215 hours yoga therapeutics training 2850$
35 hours workshops of choice at Re:source 350$
30 hours case study $0
18 hours clinical training (9 x 2 hours) (810$ x 50%) 405$**
Final Evaluation
Final Presentation within class times 0$
Final Exam by appointment 150$
TOTAL 3755$

Upon registration for the course, the trainee is to provide a deposit and post-dated cheques to secure the 215-hour portion of the course. 
The rest of the program is to be paid on a pay-as-you-go basis. For more information, see Application Process below.

**clinical training involves observing a head instructor teach private classes. Unless otherwise agreed, Carina will lead a private session to a student involved in your case study. The case study will be asked to pay the remaining 50% of the rate mentioned above. Should the case study be unable to pay this portion, the YTC trainee will be responsible to assume the rate.

Application Process:

Once the Application Form has been received, you will be contacted to complete the remaining steps for registration:

  • A personal interview with the program coordinator. The program coordinator will provide a verbal explanation of all the program requirements, stages, and curriculum
  • Questions and concerns will be addressed
  • The signing of the Student Enrolment contract and the payments will complete the registration process.
  • Upon signing the contract, the student is to provide a deposit of $712.50, and 3 post-dated cheques of $712.50 (dated according to budget) to provide the sum of 2850$ +tx, which corresponds to the 215-hour portion of the course. The remaining stages are on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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