Harmony Yoga Pilates Studio offers an RYT300 Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Program registered with Yoga Alliance. This intensive program, which is offered in two modules MUST BE COMPLETED TOGETHER within the same summer intensive as follows:
Offered in two modules; each two weeks in length. Training runs from 7:30 a.m.-5:45 pm daily with a working lunch and with one half day off mid-training (June 26th & Aug. 14th 7:30 am-12:30 pm).
First Module: June 20-July 3/14 Second Module: August 8-21/14
Program Investment: $3,990 (includes gst, 900 page Yoga Therapy Training Manual and four required textbooks).
Payment Schedule: $990 deposit; Three post-dated cheques for $1,000 dated June 1, July 1 and August 1, 2014.
Program Acceptance: Program is open to yoga teachers who have previously completed any 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. With the completion of this program, you achieve your RYT500 status with Yoga Alliance, if you have already completed an RYT200 Yoga Alliance Registered Program.
Program Focus: Yoga Therapy usually includes working with students on a one-to-one basis or in small group setting. Therapy is prescribed on an individual basis to meet student's needs and to benefit their healing process and to create body balance. Students are prescribed different asanas, pranayamas, mudras, meditations and other relaxation techniques to increase the flow of prana and energy. Mantra Therapy (spiritual formulas/sacred sanskrit words) are also prescribed for healing, abundance and removal of obstacles to help students with physical, mental and emotional difficulties.
Program Description: • Therapeutic Modalities and Principles of Yoga Therapy. • Anatomy and Study of the Sutras of the Body. • Anatomy Study of Structural Misalignments and Posture Analysis. • Science of Pranayama and Therapeutic Role and Swara Yoga. • The Kleshas, Five Koshas and Prana Vayus. • Role of Marma Therapy and Kriyas for Health. • Principles of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Therapy. • Ayurvedic/Sattvic Yoga Diet. • The Three Doshas and their Attributes, Nature and Influences. • Benefits of Asana and Impact on Ayurvedic Doshas. • Pranayamas and Asanas for Vata, Pitta and Kapha Doshas. • Functions of the Mind, Ego and Self. • Various Meditation Techniques and Spiritual Therapies. • Stress Reduction, Deep Relaxation, Restorative Yoga and Yogic Nidra Techniques for Rest. • Mantra Therapy for Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health. • Mudras for Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health. • Tongue Analysis and Signs of Health. • Chakra and Kosha Based Therapy and Approach to Healing. • Therapeutic Applications of Surya Namaskar and Vinyasas for Therapy. • Therapeutic Applications of the Neck, Shoulders and Wrists. • Therapeutic Applications of the Spine, Core, Hips, Knees & Feet. • Working with Disk Herniations, Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome and SI Joint Pain. • Yoga for Heart Disease, Hypertension and High Blood Pressure. • Yoga for Respiratory Disorders, COPD and Asthma. • Yoga for Urinary Disorders, Menstruation and Menopause. • Yoga for Digestive Disorders, Under-eating and Overeating. • Yoga for Endocrine Disorders and Diabetes. • Yoga for Arthritis, Osteoporosis and Frail Seniors. • Yoga for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. • Yoga for Musculoskeletal and Chronic Pain Relief. • Yoga for Trauma, Brain Injury and Eye Disorders. • Yoga for Cancer and Increasing Immunity. • Yoga for Sinuses, Headaches, Migraines and Repetitive Strain. • Yoga for Stress, Substance Abuse and Addictions. • Yoga for Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression and Grief. • Ethics for Yoga Therapists and Client Management. • Principles of Yogic Counseling for Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
2013 Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Testimonials:
“It was helpful to see all the different teaching styles from the group and I valued the discussions and wealth of knowledge/experience around the table. I appreciate how you shared your knowledge and then encouraged us to coordinate it with our personal styles, experiences and strengths. The manual - well, what an accomplishment. Wow!! It must have taken years to put it all together. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate it. It makes me think you really want your students to learn this stuff and you are willing to put yourself fully into making it happen. It's great to learn from someone so passionate about yoga. So happy I came to find you. You have truly a dedicated, compassionate soul. I most definitely will recommend Harmony’s Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Program to others”…Dena McQuigge.
“Helen has created a program incorporating a lifetime’s accumulation of knowledge and experience. How she managed to incorporate it all so succinctly is beyond comprehension. It was a truly life changing experience”…Bev Cunningham. “It was a great training held in a positive atmosphere and a great environment for learning. Not to mention how clearly well thought of and planned out the program is. I would highly recommend this training to anyone that wants to broaden their knowledge as a yoga teacher whether planning on using it for therapy or not. It’s a great way to learn that there is a lot more to yoga than asana”…Abbie Lynch.
“I was really blown away by this program. When I signed up, I wasn’t sure if I would become a therapist. I know for sure now that I will. The depth of knowledge re: therapy, yoga, chanting, meditation, the list goes on and on, of what Helen possesses is immeasurable. I am so happy that I got to be part of the augural group for this program and I know it will just get better”…Fortune Almerol.
“This program was a life altering experience. The class size was not too big and it was responsive to all the individual needs while still maintaining cohesion. I wish I could just continue taking this training” …Darcie Reynolds.
“Pretty amazing and unique training with Helen. She keeps the “east” yoga alive so to speak. She is very knowledgeable in many areas of yoga, specifically with spiritually. You can learn a lot from all the wonderful stories of her Guru as well as from herself and all her life experiences; spiritually knowledgeable and very stimulating. Pretty awesome what I have learnt and hope to take more from her in the future”…Tara Walker.