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Modern Yogi CERTIFICATION COURSE
Move with Love • Lead with Passion
One of the only types of yoga teacher certifications out there that goes beyond the average 200 hour Yoga Alliance training model. An innovative and in-depth training that focuses on the integration of modern movement education to enhance and support the ancient practice of yoga.
This training isn't about creating more yoga teachers, it's about building yoga leaders. Yoga leaders are those who are willing to move beyond the status quo, who are just as excited to learn the intricacies of the body as they are the habits the mind. Who are willing to be bold and be a part of this progressive path of yoga.
There is a new movement being cultivated, and a growing demand for yoga teachers with a strong blend of body knowledge, integrity and skill. Teachers who teach mobility over flexibility and large ranges of movement. Classes that move beyond repetitive poses and offer intelligent sequences for a wide range of people. Teachers who are committed to keeping yoga a living tradition, one that is relevant to our modern life and body.
how it works
This is a certification program that draws on experience and dedication, to deliver a very innovative yet comprehensive training to stimulate this yearning. Designed to utilize the modern world of technology for online community connection and deepen this relationship through a 5-day immersion. Our training will open your body and mind to the essence of movement and meditation: simple but sustained practice.
Most yoga teacher trainings offer either a one month intensive or weekend immersions over the course of many months. Recognizing that we have people from all over the world who want to be certified in this approach, and also knowing that life is full and it can be hard to balance life and family with training, we've come up with a way to make it work for you.
We believe in quality over quantity, which means the material in the course is streamlined, focusing on creating a strong foundation of understanding movement and moving theory into practice so that you can be confident in adapting that knowledge into any style of yoga, or more importantly, adapting to a wide variety of individuals.
This training is recommended for those already with a yoga teacher certification. Yet, if you don't have a certification but have previously studied different movement modalities or are a body nerd that has been waiting for this type of training, we are happy to have you join us.
If you are a new teacher, but familiar with the sustainable approach to yoga, you will receive a 200 hour level certification at the end of the course.
For teachers who already have a 200 hour certification, you will receive a 300 hour certification at the end of the course.
online education/ course outline
The majority of the training will be online, so no matter where you are in the world, you will have access to the education.
The bulk of the online training is The Modern Yogi, Teacher Development course (read about it here) Click on the link to get a detailed overview of what you'll receive in the certification program.
It is a comprehensive course that focuses on brining theory to practice. It gives you the foundation of understanding about human movement and how to apply that successfully to a yoga practice.
As part of the certification process, you get a free year membership to the online studio so you can further anchor the learning from the course in your own body as well as see the theory put into practice through a variety of sequences and different cues. (Read more about the online studio here)
You can start the online portion of the course at anytime. The group calls will start in June, 2019 and continue until February 2020. All calls will be recorded and available if you can't make them live.
Depending when you sign up, you have plenty of time to go through the online portion of the course. The video content hours of the course is just over 30 hours. Some people have finished it within two months and others take their time over the course of 6+ months. We suggest spending about 2 hours per week on the coursework, either the video lessons, homework or further readings.
*If you have already taken The Modern Yogi and adding on the certification, we are adding in more content to the existing course.
There will be three live training locations, Canada, England and Australia. Depending on where you are in the world, you will choose to attend one of the locations.
The course runs from June 1, 2019 - February 2020. This means there is plenty of time for you to balance both life and continuing education.
After completion of the online portion, and in order to receive certification, you will be required to attend the five-day live training. This is where we will dive into the heart of movement and meditation through experimental practice and training. You have three locations to choose from, depending on where you live to attend the live training.
Europe: The live training will be Brighton, UK, March 7-11, 2020.
North America: If you are in the US or Canada, the 5-day live training will be in Courtenay/Comox, BC, April 4-8, 2020.
Australia/Asia: Australia- Location to be determined shortly.
There will be options for shared accommodations with others in the training in both locations if needed.
Our certification program has been created with love and enthusiasm to share what we know to be true – living in a comfortable body creates peace in the mind and therefore in the world around us.
price: $2500 CAD
Accessibility is important to us, so we've priced the training as best as we can for you. The average 200-hour training in North America is around $3500.
Payment plan options available. You'll be able to choose what length of a payment plan you'd like in the registration form.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions.
For the live training, travel and accommodations are not included. Shared accommodation and carpooling will be available. We'll be helping to connect everyone who wants to share costs.
If you have already bought the Modern Yogi course and want to do the certification, then your cost will be $1500. Please email, email@example.com to set up payment. You can also do a payment plan, so please indicate your payment preference for either full payment or the payment plan when emailing.
If you don't want to do the certification but still want to join the Modern Yoga online course, you can join at any time. Anyone who has completed the Modern Yoga online course is eligible for the certification process whenever the next applicable chohort begins.
Send an email to: brea@heartandbonesyoga or we can also set up a call if you want to discuss more details.