MĀ Wellness
75 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Internship

Downtown Victoria Yoga Studio & Wellness Clinic

75 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Internship Victoria BC

Have you completed your 200-hour yoga teacher training? Are you looking to expand your skills? Further your education with the Internship program at MĀ Wellness and Yoga at our downtown Victoria BC studio!

Mentorship is a foundational aspect in becoming a yoga teacher and has been a part of the teaching journey for as long as these teachings have been shared. Taking a 200 hour training course is a great first step, but often leaves a gap for graduates as they step out into the world.

All of the teachers at MĀ deeply revere these practices and want to pass them down to our students with the highest respect and clarity.

The internship program is an invaluable learning opportunity that allows students that have already completed a 200-hour program a role of leadership within a 14-week 200 hour yoga teacher training. It is designed to help teachers refine their skills as yoga teachers and facilitators. With a flexible schedule and one on one support, this training opportunity is like no other.

A small group of interns (4-6) will shadow our 200 hour yoga teacher training as interns embark on their own separate learning journey.

Join Sarada Jagannath, Katyanna Ryan, Jonni-Lyn Friel, and Carley de Goede in a program that will launch your teaching and give you the opportunity to work with some of the city’s most experienced and dedicated yoga teachers.

75-Hour Internship Program

The Program Includes

Interns will meet in a group once a week for 2 hours. Group classes will be done in four modules.

Module 1–Hands on Assist with Carley de Goede and Katyanna Ryan

Professional Videos of Sequences and Hands-on Adjustments: Interns can hone in more specifically on their learning through watching the videos of the series done in the program and refining their knowledge of adjustments through practice and careful instruction.Interns will attend āsana sessions within the program and offer hands-on assistance to the current training session. The lead instructor will shadow and observe their attention to detail and proficiency in the adjustments. This check-in during an actual class is a way for interns to really observe bodies and gain real-life practical skills.

Module 2–Theming, Class preparation and Teaching Techniques Katyanna Ryan

Leadership Training: As a mentor, you will help to guide new students through the process. You may meet your mentees in the studio outside of class and help them prepare for practicums and encourage them as teachers.

Module 3–Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Sarada Jagannath

This module helps you to create a connection to Ayurvedic wellness and learn to incorporate a dinacharya (daily routine) as well as understand the medicine in a more profound way.

Module 4–Mantra and Pranayama Sarada Jagannath and Katyanna Ryan

Learn to pronounce Vedic mantras correctly and use them confidently in classes. Recording are provided.

Use pranayama effectively and be clear in your teachings and personal practice.

Module 5–Shadowing and Teaching Katyanna Ryan

Teaching Asana and Meditation: Interns take a leadership role within the program by teaching asana and meditation classes to the trainees. The lead instructor attends classes and gives feedback.Each intern has a small group of trainees that they will serve as mentors for. If the students are struggling the mentor is there to guide them and nourish their journey. As a mentor, you will help to guide new students through the process. You may meet your mentees in the studio outside of class and help them prepare for practicums and encourage them as teachers.

Module 6–Workshop Preparation and Delivery Katyanna Ryan

Bi-weekly one on one meetings(These are personal meetings and done outside of the group modules): Depending on your own personal interests and goals, each mentor will embark on a research journey into a particular topic. There will be plenty of support and collaboration with the lead instructor to develop a 2-hour long workshop on the topic. Your workshop can be done with any of the lead instructors depending on your topic. At the end of the training, the mentor will compile their efforts and deliver a workshop to the 200 hour trainees.

Schedule & Investment

Hour Breakdown:

• Group Meeting: 28 Hours
• One on One meeting: 14 hours
• Teaching and Shadowing: 12 Hours
• Workshop Preparation/Research and Delivery: 21 Hours
• This is a 75 hour course that counts towards our 300 hour advanced certification
• A 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate is a prerequisite for this program.

Space is limited! Email katyanna@mawellnessandyoga.ca for more information.

Investment: $1750

• 200 hour yoga alliance certified course
• Teaching experience

How to Apply

• Fill out the application form below.

• Provide us with a short letter of recommendation from a yoga teacher or a student you have taught personally.

• All letters can be sent to katyanna@mawellnessandyoga.ca with The Header LOR-(Applicants Last name, Applicants First Name.)

Please be advised that in order to be considered for this program you need the following:

• Provide us with a short letter of recommendation from a yoga teacher or a student you have taught personally.
• All letter can be sent to katyanna@mawellnessandyoga.ca with The Header LOR-(Applicants Last name, Applicants First Name.)

What Our Students Have To Say

Robin M
{MA is the best yoga studio I've ever been to. They honour the tradition from which yoga comes from, which, unfortunately, is quite are these days. I say this as a Hindu Indian who feels their culture is grossly appropriated. Má offer an array of classes that meet the needs of anyone from beginners to the most experienced. The space itself is beautiful and facilitates a powerful, healing experience I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship for South Asians to take their teacher training, and it was a profound experience. I both learned a lot and grew. Victoria is unbelievably lucky to have this studio. It does a tremendous amount for his city, in providing a space for people to heal and recover from the trials of daily life.
Grace Davies
{Personally I've studied yoga in multiple locations in Canada as well as India and l can promise you that this is more than your average 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. New teachers learn more than just physical asana, they create relationships each other, with mantra, sound and various lineages of teachings. The instructors are skilled and dedicated to a genuine sharing of yogic philosophy. If you want more than a cookie cutter experience of yoga in the west, I'd suggest you check out this course and similar offerings.
Sherry Vahamaki
{I took the 200 hr teacher training with Katyanna this winter and it was the greatest experience I could've asked fox l went into the training unsure in life and looking for some guidance and knowledge about yoga and the yogic lifestyle. I can honestly say I came out of this a different person, it was a truely enlightening experience. Katyanna is an amazing teacher and person. She is understanding and patient but will also push you past your barriers and show you the better person you can be. This training will change you for the better, I would recommend it to anyone and everyone, even to those who have no interest in teaching or know nothing about yoga. Thank you Katyanna for a truely inspiring experience. I look forward to learning and teaching with you in the future.
Joseph K
{Amazing yoga teacher training program. I did the 200 hour program there in the spring of 2015 and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Fantastic, knowledgable teachers, great inclusive community, and a range of experiences in yoga, this program helped me come into who l am as a person.
Katie Saurer
{When I think about the teachers who have made a solid impact on my life, they are the ones who made my favourite characters from the greatest movie come to life. They are the ones who spark a light in my own creative self, and leave me hungry for more education. This is EXACTLY what I experienced. I went into this yoga teacher training not knowing a single person and I left with knowledge, passionate friends, and great memories that I will carry with me for a lifetime. The intensive course can be demanding both physically and mentally but the adventure through all of the philosophy, sound work, mythology, Ayurveda, anatomy, meditation, and practice of yoga is worth every dime. Katyanna and her team are incredibly knowledgable and truly amazing at what they do so I highly recommend this teacher training for any person looking to further their yoga journey. I left this training feeling confident and full of education. I'm so excited to go back one day and learn more! Summer 2019