Programs

Programs


250-hour College Certified Yoga Teacher Training

Align your practice with your passion. Become a holistically trained Yoga teacher and develop the clarity, confidence, and skills to practice and teach postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practices in our integrative, part-time program. Develop the skills to create classes that support your student’s needs - physically, mentally and spiritually. This program will foster your voice as a Yoga teacher and help you discover your unique gifts and strengths on and off the mat.

CAREERS: 
For the last 11 years our graduates have become known for their clarity and precision of instruction, their technical skills and holistic approach to teaching Yoga in community centers, universities, corporations, health clubs, parks, recreation and seniors centers, Yoga studios, wellness centers and social service organizations.


PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Learn the Holistic Yoga class model that brings together mantra, pranayama, warm-ups, asana and meditation.
  • Prepare thematic class lesson plans, and design progressive yoga series for a broad spectrum of students. 
  • Teach with an in-depth understanding of anatomy, alignment, contraindications and modifications for practice.
  • Discuss common injuries and learn how to maintain a safe classroom for students of all abilities.
  • Discover self-confidence with the ability teach, motivate and inspire students.
  • Learn to practice and teach beginner meditation and pranayama techniques.
  • Articulate a unique vision for teaching Yoga as a starting point for creating a small business.
  • Explore the subtle energetics of Yoga as a transformative practice.
  • Cultivate a powerful Yoga practice and teaching presence for personal change and social transformation.
  • Learn about and apply Ayurvedic practices for self-care

CURRICULUM: The YTT certificate program is 250 hours, including in-class and professional practice/distance learning hours. The curriculum includes lectures, mid-term and final evaluations and in-class teaching practice. Throughout the program, Yoga is introduced as a process of living in the present moment through awakening our physical, psychological and spiritual capacities.

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CORE COURSES:

  • Holistic Yoga Foundations (30 hours)
  • Essential Yoga Techniques (100 hours)
  • Kinesiology for Yoga Teachers (25 hours)
  • Yoga Teaching Methodology (40 hours)
  • Specialized Yoga Training (15 hours)
  • Professional Development (40 hours)

SCHEDULE: Program is part-time and runs September 5, 2018 - January 20, 2019
Weekends (9:30am – 6:00pm, 7.5 hrs/day): September, 8/9; 22/23; October, 6/7; 20/21; 27; November, 3/4; 17/18; December, 1/2; 15/16; January, 5/6; 12; 19/20 
Wednesday Evenings (5:30pm-8:30pm, 3 hrs/day): September 5, 12,19; October 3, 10, 17; November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12; Jan 2, 9, 16.

Program includes in-class and distance learning hours.

Our monthly email newsletter provides advance notice of application deadlines, earlybird specials and course schedules. Sign up here.


PROGRAM COSTS:

  • Tuition: $4050.00 includes program manual
  • Early-bird Tuition if paid by August 15, 2018: 10% discount $3645 includes program manual
  • Payment Plans: May be paid in full or over 2 academic terms without discount
  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a 1-day Emergency First-Aid course in order to apply for graduation and certification.

“The Yoga program genuinely changed my life. It’s like being given a beautiful gift - I love this work, the people I’ve met, my students. I’m very grateful for the experience. Dive in, but get ready for your life to change! Complete a training like this, and you come out internally beautified on the other side. It’s transformational. Since I’ve graduated, I’ve taught all over - for yoga studios, corporate yoga, private lessons” - Fiona Summers, 250 -hour Yoga Teacher Training 2013 grad


Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management

This 80-hour certificate program is designed to bridge the chasm between modern pain science and Yoga in an academic setting. It was developed specifically for Yoga teachers and healthcare professionals* to advance their knowledge in the field of pain management through the application of Yoga techniques, philosophies and practices. Students will learn to conduct trauma-informed group classes and individual sessions with a focus on restorative Yoga and therapeutic breathing for pain management and mindfulness based stress reduction techniques.

*You do not need to hold a Yoga teacher training certification to apply for this program.

CAREERS: 
Our graduates are known for their clarity and precision of instruction, their technical skills and holistic approach to teaching therapeutic Yoga for pain management in community centers, universities, medical clinics, health clubs, parks, Yoga studios, and social service organizations.
 
PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Understand Yogic theories and philosophies through the study of classical texts.
  • Examine modern pain science, the neurophysiology of pain and the importance of neuroplasticity in the management of chronic pain.
  • Describe the physical and psychological influences on pain, and the therapeutic benefits of yoga for pain management.
  • Describe and demonstrate mindfulness based stress reduction techniques for pain management.
  • Design and demonstrate how to teach restorative yoga classes, specialized workshops and conduct individual sessions to meet the unique needs of people with chronic pain conditions based upon current research.
  • Identify the needs of individuals living with chronic pain from a trauma informed perspective.
  • Describe the importance of utilizing a holistic approach to mental and physical health and well-being and synthesize the practice into regular care routines.

CURRICULUM:
The TYPM certificate program is 80 hours, including in-class and professional practice/distance learning hours. The curriculum is spread out over 2-3 months and includes lectures, in-class teaching practice and final teaching evaluations. By using an interdisciplinary approach, the Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management Certificate Program draws from classical and contemporary traditions to provide a balanced and integrative learning experience.

CORE COURSES:

  • Restorative Yoga Therapeutics for Pain Management
  • Understanding Modern Pain Science
  • Yoga Philosophy and Applications for Pain Management
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain and Trauma
  • Professional Practice

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE PROGRAM INFORMATION GUIDE(2017/2018)

SCHEDULE
: 2018/2019 training dates TBD

Our monthly email newsletter provides advance notice of application deadlines, earlybird specials and course schedules. Sign up here.

  • The schedule includes in-class and professional practice and distance learning hours.
  • Classes are held weekends and some evenings.
  • Days are typically 8 hours with a 1-hour lunch break. With evening classes typically running 3 hours.

PROGRAM COST: $1595 includes program manual

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2018/2019 application deadline dates TBA

"Thank you for this rich exploration of yoga and pain management! Such a depth of information, from science to practical applications. The level of instruction was excellent. The faculty were knowledgeable and open to student inquiries, allowing for personal refection to better understand from within, in order to serve others. The benefits of this program will be far reaching, one person at a time. Healing and caring." L.E., Mental Health Practitioner and Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management Graduate Spring 2016


The Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma & Resilience Program

This 60-hour part time program combines Yoga philosophies and practices with cutting edge western psychological theory and research. Yoga is now widely regarded as a powerful adjunct to other therapies, particularly effective in the stabilization and healing process of individuals with PTSD. Yoga teachers and healthcare professionals including nurses, doctors, and therapists* can benefit by being trained to use Yoga as a complementary therapy in group and individual settings.  Upon completion, graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of how to apply trauma informed yoga theories and techniques to support emotional well-being. Students will learn how to practice and teach a trauma informed Yoga class with established protocols that are transferable to a variety of individuals, populations, and work environments. *You do not need to hold a Yoga teacher training certification to apply for this program.

CAREERS: Our graduates are known for their clarity and precision of instruction, their technical skills and holistic approach to teaching therapeutic Yoga for pain management in community centers, universities, medical clinics, health clubs, parks, Yoga studios, and social service organizations.

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Understand Yogic theories and philosophies through the study of classical texts.
  • Learn how to practice and teach a trauma informed Yoga class or private session with established protocols that are transferable to a variety of individuals, populations, and work environments.
  • Explore how and why trauma, anxiety, depression and addictive behaviours manifest.
  • Understand the yogic and allopathic approaches to symptom resolution. 
  • Learn effective Yoga practices for self-regulation.
  • Understand the impact of traumatic events on the brain, body and nervous system.
  • Explore the importance of creating safety, boundaries, and effective communication. 

CURRICULUM: The TYTR certificate program is 60-hours including in-class and professional practice/distance learning hours. The curriculum is spread out over 2-3 months and includes lectures, in-class teaching practice and final teaching evaluations. By using an interdisciplinary approach, the Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience Certificate Program draws from classical and contemporary traditions to provide a balanced and integrative learning experience.

CORE COURSES:

  • Classical Yoga Philosophies and Practices 
  • The Eastern & Western Paradigms of Emotional Well-being 
  • A Trauma Informed Approach to Yoga Teaching

DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE PROGRAM INFORMATION GUIDE (2017/2018)

SCHEDULE: 2018/2019 training dates TBD

  • The schedule includes in-class and professional practice and distance learning hours.
  • Classes are held weekends and some evenings.
  • Days are typically 8 hours with a 1-hour lunch break. With evening classes typically running 3 hours.

Our monthly email newsletter provides advance notice of application deadlines, earlybird specials and course schedules. Sign up here.

PROGRAM COST*: $1219 include program manual

“I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of how yoga can be used as a therapeutic tool, and who is interested in experiencing personal and professional growth."  - C. O'Hara B.Ed., MSW. RSW

"The different instructors offer a comprehensive understanding of how trauma affects the mind and body and the role therapeutic yoga can play in recovery.  I have applied this to my work as an addictions counselor, and have gained more confidence and knowledge in my yoga classes."
 - Greg Yoshida, Clinical Counselor, Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Fraser Health

Yoga Fusion: Hatha & Yin: Shift from stress to strength in a practical yoga class. Heighten awareness with conscious breathing, sustained poses, sequenced flows, and guided relaxation. Learn various self-care tools to integrate into your daily life. Develop strength, coordination and flexibility through a blended class of various yoga sequences. Please bring a yoga mat and towel. Suitable for all levels. Note: Class is held at main campus. Please email kramsden@langara.ca for details.