THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ASHTANGA VINYASA & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
This Canadian Yoga Alliance accredited course in Montreal is designed for all passionate students wanting to explore and expand a personal yoga practice, learn about the healing power of the science itself and establish practical tools for sharing and teaching yoga professionally.
The course will explore the ancient science of yoga asana through the understanding of alignment based principles within ashtanga vinyasa yoga.
The basis for all yogic learning begins with the practice.
Each day of the course will begin with a meditation and ashtanga asana practice, providing to you the inspiration and tools necessary to move your personal practice into a new domain of awareness.
This program is unique from others, as it encourages the teacher trainee to develop their own individualized unique approach of teaching yoga.
Creativity and individuality are encouraged, nurtured, expected! Limited to 20 students
• A detailed examination and analysis of yoga asana, using three (3) main influences: architecture and alignment from the BKS Iyengar method infused into 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, 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.
• Guest teachers will provide an interesting mix of experience, flavour, imagination and perspective.
• Materials provided: a copy of the Yoga Sutras (book form), a paper manual (which includes a photo & description of every asana covered in the TT), any other additional materials provided by the guest teachers (workshops), a USB stick (containing a collection of mp3's for home practice of ashtanga, meditation, pranayama & yoga nidra, plus a collection of PDF's of supplementary readings).
Course Breakdown (hours):
• 120 hrs asana
• 30 hrs meditation
• 10 hrs pranayama
• 20 hrs theory, history, Yoga Sutras
• 20 hrs anatomy, physiology, chakras, nadis
• 10 hrs yoga nidra Please note that the yoga teacher training material is currently only in English
Jamie Lee, CYA-E-RYT 500 is the principle facilitator. Guest faculty include specialists in theory, history, asana, philosophy, bandhas, anatomy, meditation, body work.
9:00-11:00am asana technique skills
12:30-2:30pm lecture discussion style
2:30-4:30pm combination from above
$2,999.00 early bird price
• Upon completion of the 200hour 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.
June 30 8:00-12:00pm Philosophy Workshop with Pete
1 rest day
7 8:00-12:00pm Backbending Workshop with Jamie
8 rest day
14 8:00-12:00pm Bandha Workshop with Terri
15 rest day
21 8:00-12:00pm Workshop tba Guest Teacher
22 rest day
25 12:30-3:30pm Yoga Sutra Workshop with Sacha
28 8:00-12:00pm Final Exam & Ceremony
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.
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.
Véronique tried her first Yoga class in 2006, in Toronto. Active since childhood with a philosophical spirit and no less fascinated by spirituality, this new experience seemed to come down from heaven, just for her. Thereupon, she decided to get certified, to become a teacher and make yoga her living. She pursued her modelling career with this project in mind, knowing she would be ready the moment the timing would be favourable. In 2016, 10 years later, that moment came. She finally went through her 200-hour YTT in Ashtanga Vinyasa to bring her practice to the next level. She is now able to fulfill herself by sharing her knowledge and experiences. For Véro, Yoga is every moment of the day, it is a balance between one’s life discipline, personal choices and faith directed in the infinite love and power the universe holds.
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 François 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.
Sacha Mathew (Shantidas), M. A. is dedicated to the study and exploration of Yoga at its deepest source. In addition to being a student of A.G. Mohan’s, he holds a Master's degree in History and Philosophy of Religion, concentrating on Yoga. Sacha teaches all aspects of Yoga, as well as Indian socio-cultural history; topics on which he has been invited to lecture in universities and Yoga teacher trainings. He is committed to continuing his study but also to sharing what he has learned with those interested in digging a little deeper. His lectures are designed to help Yoga teachers and students gain insights that will allow them to deepen their Yoga practice and thereby enrich their lives.
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.
Ashtanga Mysore Mon-Fri (5 x per week) from 7:00-9:00am July 2nd-July 27th Prices: $20 class / $99 mysore pass (20 classes in total)
July 2nd - 27th 7:00-9:00am $20 class $99 pass
Yoga Today with Peter Lavoie:
What does it mean to be a yogi today? Join us in exploring some important questions and stories that celebrate yoga's heritage and help us draw a picture of how this practice can empower & liberate today.
Meditation Workshop & Yoga Nidra Training with Jamie Lee:
Yoga Nidra: is a state of conscious deep sleep. During the practice of yoga nidra, one appears to be sleep, but the consciousness is functioning at the deeper level of awareness.
Saturday July 21st 8:00-12:00pm $80
Yoga Sutras with Sacha Mathew (Shantidas):
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali rank among the basic philosophical writings of yoga.
The sutras, meaning threads, are elegant, succinct threads of knowledge that allow you to explore the essential core meaning of yoga.