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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Jamie Lee

200hr Yoga Teacher Training
Ashtanga Vinyasa Method
with Jamie Lee CYA-E-RYT 500
starts Friday May 1st, 2020
Cornerstone Organics

This Canadian Yoga Alliance accredited course at Cornerstone Organics is designed for all passionate yoga students wanting to explore and expand a personal yoga practice, learn about yoga's healing science and establish practical tools for sharing and teaching yoga professionally.

If you are motivated by a strong desire to challenge yourself and change, this teacher training program is guaranteed to unlock your potential and bring forth your innate strengths and talents.

This 200 hour course will explore the ancient science of yoga asana, using alignment based principles infused into ashtanga vinyasa yoga. Moving with breath is the mantra of the vinyasa practice, while gracefully using stability, mindfulness and awareness as tools to explore the body within.

As the course does focus mainly on asana, then meditation and the other limbs of Ashtanga yoga, we will provide to you the inspiration and tools necessary to move your personal practice and teaching into a new domain of awareness.

The format is 10 weekends, starting Friday May 1st, 2020; spread out approximately every 4 weeks, into February 2021. Limited space available, please register early.

Your yoga journey starts here, make that committment to self.
Course Highlights:
  • A detailed examination and analysis of yoga asana, using the three (3) main influences: architecture and alignment from the BKS Iyengar method with the movement based vinyasa method of T Krishnamacharya & Sri K Pattabhi Jois. 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 relation 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 and maintain a personal asana and meditation practice. Plus hatha, yin, restorative and therapeutic asana systems that compliment the vinyasa practice.
  • Teaching skills will emphasize proper verbal communication of how to instruct in a powerful yet supportive and concise manner.
  • Additional topics include: nutrition, 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.
  • Materials provided to each student: a bolster, 2 blocks, yoga strap,a copy of the Yoga Sutras (book form), plus a paper manual in binder.
  • Course Breakdown (hours):
  • 120 hrs asana
  • 30 hrs meditation
  • 10 hrs pranayama
  • 20 hrs theory, history, Yoga Sutras
  • 20 hrs anatomy, physiology, chakras
  • 10 hrs yoga nidra

    Synopsis | Testimonials | Register |
    Application | Canadian Yoga Alliance
  • Course Schedule:
  • 6:00-10:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday:
  • 8:00-12:00pm & 1:00-5:00pm
    Cornerstone Organics Yurt
    16574 County Rd 36., Long Sault, ON K0C 1P0
  • Investment:
    $2,500.00 early bird price till April 1st, 2020
  • $3,000.00 regular price as of April 1st
  • Limited to 13 students
  • If it helps, ask about our payment plan.
  • Dates:
  • Weekend #1: May 1-3rd, 2020
  • Weekend #2: June 5-7th, 2020
  • Weekend #3: July 3-5th, 2020
  • Weekend #4: August 14-16th, 2020
  • Weekend #5: September 25-27th, 2020
  • Weekend #6: October 23-25th, 2020
  • Weekend #7: November 20-22nd, 2020
  • Weekend #8: December 11-13th, 2020
  • Weekend #9: January 8-10th, 2021
  • Weekend #10: February 5-7th, 2021
  • Included in the Teacher Training Program:
    You will be provided with (1) a course manual (binder), (2) a laminated course sequence, (3) a copy of the Yoga Sutras (book form), (4) a yoga practice kit (bolster, 2 cork blocks, 1 strap), (5) a USB containing a collection of yoga MP3's and additional yoga material as PDF's and (6) a fancy Lole yoga bag. Upon completion of the 200 hour course, providing the student has fulfilled all the requirements, he or she will receive a 200 hour certificate of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga training which is recognized by the Canadian Yoga Alliance.

    To Register for the Teacher Training:
    1) Complete the application form & email to mythirdeye@live.com
    2) Four Payment Options to choose from:
  • E-transfer to mythirdeye@live.com
  • With Credit card, buttons to the right using Paypal >>
  • Cash or Personal cheque: Jamie Lee 5832 9th avenue, Montreal QC H1Y 2K2
    ** Please Note, No refunds once the course begins
  • $2,500.00:
    $500.00 (deposit):

    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 - 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.
    Course Synopsis:
    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 from both the Ashtanga and Iyengar systems.
    "1 month after completing my 200 Hour Yoga TTC with Jamie Lee, I just want to share a few words about my one-month-intensive exprience... I am so grateful for Jamie Lee's devotion during the training. I knew him to be strict and very knowledgeable about the methods he teaches, sometimes making by impatient beginner mind frustrated as he wanted me to progress surely, one step at the time. This is what makes me feel (now I understood) completely confident regarding his teaching, or as I receive adjustments. Jamie also knew how to wreak havoc in our restricted minds, as we questionned many of our believes, through theory, chakra exercises, meditation... I had chosen Jamie's training following my instinct, as I was looking for a spiritual experience as well as a challenging physical training and a complete teaching course. I am today very grateful for my choice. I wanted an experience that would change my life in some way but at the same time did not really believe in this. Well, the end of the training coincided with many important changes in my life. For sure, it gave me the energy and consciousness to make important decisions. And I was surprised when some of my colleagues told me after, "You are a different person", "You are stunning", cause I had not realized how bad I had been feeling for the past months, and how bad I looked! :p Thank you sooo much Jamie Lee!"
    -Gabrielle Lebeau (2017 Graduate)

    "I've always admired Jamie's dedication, discipline and passion for Ashtanga yoga. His commitment is the foundation of his very strong practice and amazing teaching skills. He's always seeking, searching and deepening his understanding of the body-mind-soul connection. And his TT is the best moment to grab the opportunity to benefit from his knowledge and curiosity. He values the effort, the discipline and the devotion necessary to a lifetime of practicing yoga. And you can expect nothing less than his very best during his TT. I deepened my practice on the mat with him before enrolling in his TT last summer. Jamie created a sacred space for us to unfold as teacher, using our stories, strengths and knowledge to build our own style of teaching. No questions were left unanswered, from the physical to the subtle body. The curriculum includes a well-balanced schedule of workshops, practices, meditation and spiritual teachings. It was a month of deep transformation. Not only have I found friendships that will last a lifetime, but I always now have a connection with a teacher I know will always be there to answer my questions and lead me to a healthy practice. He values the teacher-student relationship, being an eternal student himself. That's priceless and I'm so grateful for that."
    -Anne-Marie Archambault (2016 Graduate)

    "Jamie�s teacher training was a fantastic experience. He�s created a great environment to gain an in-depth understanding of the Ashtanga practice, and his considerable experience really showed. He was always able and willing to answer any question that came up, and really helped me gain the skills I wanted as a novice instructor. My personal practice also improved, and now I feel like I have the knowledge to continue to grow in a sustainable, balanced way. Even though at times things were physically and mentally challenging, I wouldn�t trade the experience I had for anything. I can�t recommend Jamie�s course enough!"
    -Kevin Hamdullahpur (2016 Graduate)

    "I took Jamie's teacher training not knowing what to expect. Conquering fears of the unknown, fulfilling a strong desire to learn more about Yoga and overcoming a fear of public speaking are three things I got in what I can only call an intense life journey. Yes, one month is a very challenging timeframe to engage in on so many levels, but if you can make it work, you will realize how blessed you are to have been able to live it. Through the practice-teaching and Chakra work, I was able to find my own true teaching voice. I felt so comfortable with Jamie as my guide not only in asana, but in meditation, nidra, and even how to bring yoga into the world, that I would not hesitate to recommend his training to anyone. It is refreshing to have a teacher who practices what he preaches, and who does not hesitate to call upon experts in related fields. If you are looking for a complete YTT, this fits the bill. You will not just learn the basics, you will delve much deeper than you could ever expect."
    -Lisanne (2015 Graduate)

    "Jamie Lee's Ashtanga Teacher Training Program completely changed the way I look at and practice yoga. It made me a more reflective (inner and outer) person. Jamie Lee took the material and made it comprehensive and added his experiences to make the course amazing. The course does not only teach you how to be a great yoga teacher but a more complete person. The program focused on all kinds of aspects of yoga from sequencing and pranayama to anatomy and meditation. I didn't think I was physically ready to do it at the beginning and was nervous. This program gave me the confidence and was very welcoming. Jamie is an exceptional teacher, he is very observant and gets to know every student. You can see he is very passionate about yoga which translates into this program. I am very happy I made the choice to take the program and would do it again. Thank you for the life changing experience."
    -Danielle (2015 Graduate)