Yoga Teacher Training
Downtown Victoria Yoga Studio
Experience Transformation with our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Victoria BC
Upcoming Yoga Teacher Trainings
March 15th – June 30th, 2024
(perfect for 9-5 job schedules)
Tuesday and Thursday:
Saturday and Sunday:
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Selected Weekend Schedule:
May 31-June 2
July 8th – August 9th, 2024
(5 week intensive)
Monday to Friday: 9-5pm
September 20th-December 1st, 2024
(perfect for 9-5 job schedules)
Tuesday and Thursday:
Saturday and Sunday:
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Selected Weekend Schedule:
November 29th-December 1
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Yoga Teacher Training
MĀ Wellness and Yoga’s 200 hour yoga teacher training education system brings the theory and practices together beautifully. We’ve brought together the most inspiring group of educators that have a passion for the practices of yoga and how they can present them authentically for our 200 hour yoga teacher training.
Students of all ages, interest levels, and abilities find their home here with our expert faculty. We offer you different styles and perspectives while nurturing your individual expression. We’ve spent over ten years developing our 200 hour yoga teacher training curriculum to deliver you the highest standard in yoga education.
Learn to be a certified yoga teacher
- Various schedules and study options that fit your needs
- Leading experts in the field of yoga education and global master teachers
- Internationally recognized certification with Yoga Alliance
- An opportunity to explore your personal power and refine your skills
- Ongoing support both during training and after graduation
- Free pass to our studio while enrolled in our 200-hour program.
As leaders in the field of yoga education, we have graduated hundreds of students in our 200 hour yoga teacher training over the last decade.
How to find the best yoga teacher training program for you!
Embarking on a yoga teacher training journey is a pivotal step in deepening your practice and stepping into the role of an instructor. In one of our yoga teacher training blogs, we feature a thoughtful guide titled, “How to Find the Best Yoga Teacher Training Program for You.” This comprehensive article is designed to assist you in navigating the myriad of choices available in the yoga teacher training world. It provides 14 key questions to consider when selecting a program, covering aspects from the curriculum and training structure to post-graduation opportunities and personal alignment with the program’s ethos. Whether you’re seeking to transform your practice or aspire to guide others, this guide offers valuable insights to help you make an informed and heart-aligned decision. Delve deeper into this enriching guide and begin your journey towards finding a yoga teacher training program that resonates with you.
Why Choose MĀ Wellness and Yoga for Your Yoga Teacher Training in Victoria?
Blending the sacred traditional teachings of yoga and the perspective of the modern practitioner, students are able to see that the questions that were being asked about the nature of existence are truly timeless. Why am I here? Where did I come from? What am I meant to do? What is my body saying “yes” to and what is it resisting? These are important reflections as we navigate our lives.
We are not here to provide answers in all cases, but we can introduce you to the philosophical framework that invites you to explore yourself, your body, your being, the world, and the nature of experience. Expect to question your notions about what yoga means and to engage with your peers in respectful discussions about the teachings.
In this accelerated learning environment, you are not only a student, but alive in the teachings. You will learn to discover what is true for you each day in your body and that your perspective is something that is trusted and respected within the teachings of the school.
Learn to Teach Yoga
We offer a Spring and Fall 14 week 200 hour yoga teacher training program that includes morning and weekends as well as a summer 5 week intensive. Working with small groups we’ve been able to create a hands on curriculum, offering valuable classroom teaching experience and mentoring.
MĀ Wellness and Yoga Teacher Training
Welcome to MĀ Wellness and Yoga, your journey towards becoming a certified yoga teacher starts here. Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in Victoria BC is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach yoga to others while deepening your own practice.
What You’ll Learn
We’ve designed our curriculum to provide a strong foundation in the art of teaching Yoga. You’ll delve deep into Yoga philosophy, study human anatomy relevant to Yoga, master traditional Asanas, and learn effective teaching strategies. By the end of the program, you’ll be well-equipped to confidently lead your own Yoga classes.
Experience Yoga in Victoria BC
Our yoga studio is nestled in the heart of Victoria BC, a city known for its vibrant culture and stunning natural beauty. Training here means you can enjoy a peaceful environment that’s conducive to deep learning and inner transformation. The local yoga community is warm and welcoming, providing plenty of opportunities for connection and growth.
Meet Our Expert Instructors
We have a team of expert instructors brings a wealth of knowledge and years of teaching experience to the program. Passionate and dedicated, they are committed to guiding you on your path to becoming a skilled yoga teacher.
Start Your Journey with MĀ Wellness and Yoga in Victoria BC
Embrace the opportunity to transform your life and the lives of others. Enroll in our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in Victoria BC. For enrollment details and further inquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you to our community.
Students will explore various topics including:
- Certification in Vinyasa Yoga (flow)
- Sound healing
- Yoga history
- Chanting and Mantra
- Pranayama Techniques (breath)
- Meditation techniques
- Yoga lifestyle
- Personal development
- Ayurvedic principles
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Trauma-Informed Teachings
- Trans Inclusivity
- Cultural Awareness in Yoga
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum
75 Hours – Core Yoga Practices
If you appreciate the unique offerings at MĀ Wellness and Yoga, our 200-hour program delves deep into what we are passionate about. This includes Vinyasa yoga, passive practices (yin and restorative) combined with sacred sound, meditation, chanting, and a trauma-informed approach.
Daily Sadhana: Embracing Ritual and Practice
This is where we focus the majority of the curriculum. Daily Sadhana (ritual) provides an opportunity for profound personal impact through the practices. It is a journey of staying with oneself through varied experiences of clarity, focus, and facing more challenging aspects of the self. Students explore these experiences through movement, breath, sound, and stillness.
MĀ Yoga Vinyasa Series: Your Teaching Template
Early morning classes incorporate the MĀ Yoga Vinyasa series, forming your first template into the teaching experience. These sessions always include meditation and mantra chanting as integral parts of the morning practices.
Sacred Sound Integration in Yin and Restorative Yoga
Unique to MĀ Yoga is our sacred sound work, involving crystal bowls, gongs, vocal toning, and other instruments. These are taught within yin and restorative practices as a specialty. This module offers an introduction to these delicate instruments and practices, enabling our graduates to carry forward our unique approach in their teaching careers.
MĀ Wellness and Yoga Teaching Method
30 Hours – Personal Development
In our 200-hour yoga teacher training program, we emphasize the importance of authenticity and personal growth. Each individual brings a unique presence to the world, and our training is designed to help you tap into your authentic self.
Embracing Individuality and Creativity
The structure of our program encourages you to engage in strong yoga practices while exploring your own creative nature. We believe that the most vital aspect you bring to the program is your unique self. Our teaching methods are crafted to cater to a diverse range of learning styles, allowing students to fully immerse in their individual experiences.
Interactive Learning: Philosophy, Anatomy, and Physiology
Our approach to theory involves lively philosophical discussions and hands-on anatomy and physiology classes. These interactive sessions ensure a comprehensive understanding of yoga beyond the physical practice.
Building Confidence through Teaching Practice
With multiple teaching opportunities and regular check-ins, our program is designed to build your confidence as an instructor. You’ll have the chance to share and grow in a supportive environment, developing an authentic voice in your teaching.
Honoring Yoga’s Cultural Roots
While finding your unique teaching style, we also emphasize honoring the cultural richness of the South Indian traditions where yoga originated. Our staff is dedicated to supporting you in this journey, ensuring a deep respect and understanding of yoga’s roots.
Applied Anatomy & Biomechanics
25 Hours – Anatomy and Hands-On Assists
Our Anatomy and Physiology classes in the 200-hour yoga teacher training are expertly guided by Dr. Carrie Watkins ND. These classes offer an immersive experience that goes beyond the basic understanding of muscles and bones.
Innovative Approach to Anatomy and Physiology
Dr. Watkins’ teaching approach extends to functional body movements and creative posture cueing to effectively engage the body. This comprehensive understanding is vital for yoga teachers to assist their students in safe and effective practice.
Understanding the Nervous System and Student Safety
The course also explores the intricacies of the nervous system and the importance of safety in a student’s overall yoga experience. These insights are crucial in creating a secure and nurturing environment for students.
Empowering through Cueing and Class Structure
Learn innovative cueing techniques and class structuring to empower students in their yoga journey. These skills are essential for teachers to guide their students effectively and foster a supportive learning environment.
Mastering Hands-On Adjustments
Our training emphasizes the art of hands-on adjustments, ensuring they are respectful, safe, and beneficial for students. This module equips you with the skills to provide physical guidance that enhances the yoga experience.
Yoga Philosophy & Ethics
30 Hours – Raja Yoga, Tantra, & History
In the MĀ Wellness and Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training program, we delve into the rich philosophy of yoga through the lenses of mythology, story, and historical context.
Exploring Yoga through Mythology and History
Our journey includes an exploration of significant works and teachings from India that have shaped the path of yoga. We study the context and emergence of pivotal texts like The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Vedas, The Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and the Vijnana Bhairava.
Understanding Cultural Context and Evolution
By reflecting on these teachings, we gain insights into the historical periods they emerged from. This understanding helps us appreciate the cultural shifts and the relevance of these ideas in their time.
Integration of Teachings into Personal Experience
Through homework, group discussions, and weekly journal exercises, students are encouraged to discover how these ancient teachings resonate in their own lives. These reflective practices bring the philosophies to life, making them relevant and applicable to modern-day living.
20 Hours – Practice Teaching, Feedback, One on One Support
Our 200-hour yoga teacher training program embraces a gradual approach to teaching. We dedicate more hours than the standard requirement to meticulously refine your teaching skills.
Step-by-Step Teaching Progression
The teaching journey begins in a small group setting, gradually transitioning to larger groups. This culminates in the final practicum where you will lead a complete class and meditation session. Trusting this process is key to your development.
Embracing Challenges Beyond Comfort Zones
We recognize that stepping out of your comfort zone is a part of the learning process. This challenge is an opportunity for profound personal growth and learning.
Supportive Learning Environment
You will be supported every step of the way by our staff, interns, and your peers, who will become like family during your training. This nurturing environment is conducive to both personal and professional growth, regardless of whether you plan to teach after the program.
Personal Growth through Teaching
Even for those who do not intend to teach professionally, we encourage embracing the challenge of teaching. Learning to coexist with nerves and uncertainty leads to significant personal expansion and growth.
Trauma Informed Teaching
15 Hours – Stress Physiology & The Human Trauma Response
In this crucial module of our 200-hour yoga teacher training, we delve into the complex relationship between yoga, stress physiology, and trauma response. As future yoga teachers, understanding these aspects is essential for creating a safe and supportive environment.
Understanding Trauma in Body Work
Yoga is a form of body work that often brings unexpected responses. This training component equips students with knowledge about the physiological, mental, and emotional aspects of trauma and its profound effects on individual well-being.
Role of Body-Based Therapies in Resilience
We explore how body-based therapies, such as yoga, can foster resilience and empower individuals. This understanding is key in guiding students through their yoga journey with sensitivity and awareness.
Expert Insights from Dr. Carrie Watkins (ND)
Dr. Carrie Watkins (ND) shares her extensive experience and knowledge on somatic practice and trauma-informed care. Her contributions offer deep insights into this specialized area, enhancing the learning experience for our trainees.
Broader Perspectives on Trauma and Society
This course goes beyond the yoga mat, providing a broader understanding of how trauma impacts mood and behavior. Such knowledge enriches your perspective on the world and the diverse experiences of individuals within it.
Inclusive Approaches: Gender Diversity
Included in our training is a course on gender diversity, ensuring our teachers are equipped to create inclusive and respectful spaces for all practitioners, regardless of their gender identity.
10 Hours – Holistic Lifestyle Development
Our 200-hour yoga teacher training transcends traditional teaching, focusing on each student’s unique journey towards holistic lifestyle development. We emphasize deep personal transformation that aligns with your innermost self, influencing every aspect of life.
Personal Transformation and Growth
Recognizing the uniqueness of each individual, our course is designed to foster personal growth and self-awareness. This transformative journey is at the heart of our teaching philosophy, aiming to sculpt the essence of who you are at your core.
Ayurveda: A Path to Personalized Well-Being
Guided by Sarada Pranav Jagannath, who brings expertise from her ongoing training as an Ayurvedic doctor and a background in psychology and social work, the course delves into Ayurvedic practices. These teachings provide transformative insights into nutrition, daily routines, and adapting to seasonal changes, offering a personalized approach to health and well-being.
Empowerment through Ayurvedic Knowledge
Learn to make informed choices for your health, emphasizing balance and holistic well-being. The program includes practical elements like cooking demonstrations, where you’ll learn to prepare Ayurvedic staples, integrating these health principles into your daily life.
Building a Balanced and Healthy Lifestyle
This module goes beyond the yoga mat, encouraging you to build a lifestyle that reflects your most balanced and vital self. It’s about understanding preferences, adapting to changes, and making choices that enhance your overall health and well-being.
Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship
MĀ Wellness and Yoga is actively engaging in the conversations around inclusivity within the field of yoga. We have allotted two spaces per training for our 200-hour program and intensive 500-hour program, and one space per 500-hour module for a 50% reduction in cost.
If you are South Asian, a member of the BIPOC community, or trans, you are eligible for a scholarship.