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Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Jamie Lee & Marie Boisvert

This Vinyasa Vijnana Teacher Training Program in Montreal is designed for all passionate students wanting to explore and expand their personal yoga practice, learn about the science of Yoga and its healing powers, plus establish practical tools for personally sharing and teaching yoga professionally.
100hr Advanced Vinyasa Yoga
Teacher Training Program
with Jamie Lee CYA-E-RYT 500,
Assisted by Marie Boisvert
Workshops by Peter Lavoie, Terri McCollum, Marie-Pier Turgeon
starts April 17th, 2020
Ashtanga Yoga Montreal

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that defines moving consciously through space, usually translated as moving with breath from asana to asana. Vijnana can be understood as consciousness, your life force, plus your mind, its discernment of nature. Our teaching program attempts to bridge these concepts together; by learning to consciously practice with grace, intent, and awareness as we transition through the evolution of Vinyasa starting with traditional sequencing through to more modern perspectives.

If you are motivated by a strong desire to approach your practice in a more meaningful way, and consequently your reality, our teacher training program is guaranteed to unlock your potential and bring forth your innate strengths and talents into your practice and beyond.

Course Highlights:
  • All modern vinyasa yoga is heavily influenced by the likes of Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The program will take an honest look at their contributions to vinyasa yoga, plus exploring and incorporating B.K.S. Iyengar's and Dharma Mitra's influence on today's modern practice. Along with breath, vinyasa, bandha, and drishti will be the focal points of the asana component.
  • We will cover anatomy and human physiology with its relationship to asana and its specific effects on the nervous and organic systems.
  • We will explore the logic and art of asana sequencing, how to create safe and effective routines, plus instruction on how to wisely and safely adjust, modify and adapt specific asanas for all levels of students. Learn how to create a variety of vinyasa routines that work with the organs and nervous system. Plus hatha and yin therapeutic asana systems that compliment the vinyasa practice. You'll be providing with 6 asana routines to follow by the end of the course.
  • Teaching skills will emphasize proper verbal communication of how to instruct in a powerful yet supportive and concise manner.
  • Additional topics include: yoga history, philosophy, Patanjali's yoga sutras, ethics of teaching, the teacher student relationship, modern styles and trends, classroom management, demonstration skills, healing skills and reiki. Will include keeping a journal, homework, final examination, peer teaching and review.
  • Guest teachers will provide an interesting mix of experience, flavour, imagination and perspective.
  • Materials provided: paper manual (which includes a photo & description of every asana covered in the TT), any other additional materials provided by the guest teachers (workshops).
  • Course Breakdown (hours):
  • 80 hrs asana
  • 6 hrs meditation/nidra
  • 6 hrs pranayama
  • 8 hrs theory, history, sutras, anatomy, physiology
    Jamie Lee, CYA-E-RYT 500 is the principle facilitator. Assisted by Marie Boisvert. Other guest faculty will include specialists in theory, history, asana, philosophy, bandhas, anatomy, meditation, body work.
  • Course Schedule:
  • Friday: 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00-12:00pm & 1:00-5:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00-2:00pm & 3:00-5:00pm
    Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
    372 saint catherine street west, suite 118, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1A2
    Testimonials | Canadian Yoga Alliance
  • Investment:
    $999 early bird price available till March 17th
    $1,499 regular price

  • Upon completion of this course and full payment, students will receive a Certificate of Completion documenting participation and attendance. This training will count towards your continuing education credit for Yoga Alliance.
  • The Dates:
  • Weekend #1: April 17-19th
  • Weekend #2: May 15-17th (Terri McCollum Workshop)
  • Weekend #3: June 12-14rd
  • Weekend #4: July 17-19th
  • Weekend #5: August 7-9th
  • Weekend #6: October 2-4th
  • The Style:
    Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Background:
    The Sanskrit word Vinyasa means 'breath-synchronized movement', the popularity and spread of Vinyasa Yoga came from two (2) main influencial Guru`s of our past; Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and K. Pattabhi Jois.
    Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (November 18, 1888 to February 28, 1989) was an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar. Often referred to as "The Father of Modern Yoga," Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century and is credited with the revival of hatha yoga. Pattabhi Jois began his yoga studies in 1927 at the age of 12 with Krishnamacharya, and by 1948 had established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute for teaching the specific yoga practice known as Ashtanga Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. "Power yoga" and "vinyasa yoga" are generic terms that may refer to any type of vigorous yoga exercise derived from Ashtanga yoga.
    The Faculty:
    Jamie Lee
    Bachelors in Kinesiology from McMaster University
    Jamie is registered with the Canadian Yoga Alliance at the CYA-E-RYT 500 level.

    Yoga found its way into Jamie's life as a method of injury prevention while training for Triathlon and Ironman throughout university. Having made Triathlon Canada's National team twice (junior and age-grouper), the motivation to race and compete slowly changed its focus from a health regimen, to a more holistic approach to health and happiness through yoga asana and meditation. Jamie has been intensively studying Hatha, Ashtanga and the Iyengar systems of yoga ever since. Currently his yoga teaching and philosophy draws wisdom of his practice and both the Ashtanga and Iyengar systems.
    Assisted by :
    Marie Boisvert
    Marie began her study of Yoga over a decade ago and has completed more than 700 hours of formal training in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Ayurveda & Reiki. She is a dedicated practitioner of Raja (Yoga of mental & spiritual development) & Bhakti (Yoga of devotion) as a graduate and member of the Sivananda organization. She is also a Lole ambassador helping conscious entrepreneurs grow their businesses meaningfully and teaching tools for self and business mastery. Her healing path began with traditional Hatha asanas, but it wasn’t until she started practicing Vinyasa Yoga incorporating breathing to bring the mind into a meditative state; the frequency of the healing was raised and its effect on her nervous system made massive shifts in her quality of life. Marie uses the practice as a tool for living a more comfortable existence with body and mind in alignment. Her approach to teaching encompasses wisdom and practices from all forms and philosophies and continues to evolve along with all of humanity.
    Guest Teachers:
    Peter Lavoie
    One word to describe Peter's background in movement is eclectic. Volleyball, Kung Fu, Capoeira, Gymnastics, and Yoga have all had an important influence on his posture practice. In Yoga, he found a method that managed to bring together all of his interests: holistic health for the body, mental fortitude and focus, and spiritual integration. He has over 1000 hours of formal yoga training, having participated in curriculums created by Mark and Shankara Darby, Elizabeth Emberly, and Georg and Brenda Feuerstein. He has also been deeply influenced by time spent learning with Richard Rosen, Mark Singleton, Baxter Bell, Matthew Remski, Michael Stone, and Fran�ois Raoult. Peter's personal studies have lead him to focus on yoga philosophy and history, meditation, and bio-mechanial tools to optimize flexibility, strength, and all-around health.
    Terri McCollum
    Ever since I can remember I have been interested in different tools for self discovery and expansion of thought. I believe this is what led me to meditation and the practice of yoga asana in my adolescence. Always active, asana was a great compliment to my other physical activities, and meditation a tool for calming and focusing my busy mind. At 19 I took my first trip to India to study more deeply and intensely the practice and philosophy of yoga. That first trip took me to a number of Ashrams in Southern India, I developed a keen desire to know more about the history, language and culture surrounding yoga. This fascination led me to complete my studies in Asian religion and South Asia and to make several subsequent trips to India. Over the years I have been blessed to have the opportunity to practice with many wonderful teachers in the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions. My personal practice is based in the Ashtanga tradition but I am strongly influenced by the Iyengar practice and therapeutic yoga. I truly believe that practice itself, of all the limbs, is the true teacher and I hope to inspire and nurture my students to cultivate their own yoga sadhana.