Continuing Education & Specialty

Build Your Offerings, Your Self & Your Certifications

Specialty training is good for your students and good for your career!

Invest in your learning, your resume and your SELF!

Specialty trainings ensure YOU have a variety of skills, classes, and offerings for their students AND it also ensures you are more “employable”.

We love building great teachers and offer many specialty training to help you truly be of service. We are a resource centre of professional development unlike any in the GTA.

We have more offerings and ways to support you than any school around, and we are pleased to be a pioneer in the field of Yoga and support YOUR success!

We are sorta like a university so all of our professional development offerings are 100% Tax Deductible as we are a Registered Educational Institution with the Federal Government.

Register today!

All fees are non-refundable.

I want to thank you for the excellent continuing education offering on teaching the Chakras. The way you explained how to weave in Chakras, Yamas and Niyamas into Asana practice was brilliant. I have been practicing yoga for over fifteen years and have never been exposed to this school of thought. It certainly enriches practice and life off the mat. You are offering training that is head and shoulders above what is available in other studios. I look forward to enriching my understanding and practice. -Michelle

Professional Development + Continuing Education Offerings:

 

Advanced Energetic Anatomy + The Chakras, Healing Breath + Energy Body with Helen Mason

Date: Friday, June 14 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm + Saturday, June 15-Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm

You are more than flesh and bone!
In this offering, you will experience your radiant body, energy field and learn how to stay harmonized.
The ancient yoga masters understood our human body is quite different from the way we understand it in modern times.
They conceived a very detailed and precise anatomy of the human body, which is very subtle and symbolic, rather than just physiological.
This model was used as the foundation to understand and interpret the way our system functioned, or malfunctioned.
In order to effectively work with Yoga as a transformative art, we must have an understanding of energetic anatomy including the Koshas (sheaths of being), Vayus (winds) Nadis (subtle channels) + Chakras (symbolic energy centers).
In this module you will:
  • Understand “energetic” anatomy and how the various systems interact 
  • Learn to understand the “consciousness” and wisdom of the Chakras and create healing + harmony through Yoga + meditation
  • Learn to “diagnose” energy patterns and imbalances in yourself and your students.
  • Learn kinesiology to pinpoint areas of stagnation + stress 
  • Understand Ayurveda + how to identify doshas (energetic patterns in mind + body) and keep them in balance.
  • Understand “subtle medicine” practices including pranayama.
This module gives you the tools to work beyond just muscle and bone and become a true practitioner of energetic magic.

Training counts as 20 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Investment: $599 + hst

Intuitive Reiki – Level II Certification with Helen Mason

Date: Friday, June 21, 2018 from 9:30 am-5:30 pm.

At this level we focus on the intuitive awakening of the Attunements, reviewing the symbols, accountability, discuss guides, review the layers of the Aura, use of pendulums, crystals & the chakras and learn distance healing to send Reiki through time and space.
We will include time to practice a hands-on healing and experience a group healing. You will receive an Attunement which includes two symbols (traditi

onal & non-traditional and a complete manual & certificate.

Training counts towards 8 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Investment:$299 

Intuitive Reiki – Level I with Reiki Master Helen Mason

  • Saturday, September 7 from 9:30-5:30 pm 
  • Friday, November 1 from 9:30 am-5:30 pm
The focus of Reiki Level I is on self-healing as you learn how to take healing into your own hands and helping others including friends and family as well as animals & plants.
You will learn the Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho History & origins of Reiki, the Reiki Principles, the energy centers, the Chakras, cleansing & grounding techniques, hand placements and we will include time to practice hands-on healing. You will receive an Attunement and a Reiki Manual and Certificate.

Training counts as 7  hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Investment: $199 + hst

2UNITE Prenatal Yoga Certification with Krista Bromfield, B.Kin, B.Ed, + E-RYT 500, YACEP

Date:  Saturday, September 14 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Learn to teach a growing field of yoga and support women on their journey into motherhood!
In this certification, you will learn how to modify yoga for pregnant participants in group classes as well as lead appropriate, inspiring and safe pre-natal yoga classes.

Topics covered include:

    • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy/childbirth
    • The do’s and don’ts of the trimesters
    • Yoga asanas (postures) for pregnancy and birth including restoratives
    • Breath work and meditations appropriate for pregnancy.
    • A detailed course manual and complete posture guide
  • Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certificate.
Training counts towards 8 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.
Early Bird Pricing: $499 for both Pre and Post Natal until August 1, 2019

2UNITE Post Natal – Mom + Baby Yoga Certification with Krista Bromfield, B.Kin, B.Ed, + E-RYT 500, YACEP

Date:  Sunday, September 15 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Post Natal Yoga is one of the fastest growing markets and the demand is huge so learn how to serve this amazing community of mamas and babes and grow your own offerings!
In this certification, you will gain understanding and knowledge about the specific needs of the postpartum participant and learn to teach a Mom and Baby Yoga class.

You will learn:

  • Appropriate postnatal yoga postures and modifications
  • Mom and Baby Yoga sequences and flows
  • Strength training exercises for the pelvic floor, core and other muscles that tend to get stretched/weak or tight due to postpartum posture
  • Overview of Yoga poses specifically for babies
  • Coaching on how to build community in your classes and therefore, more class success
  • A discussion on relevant concerns for new mothers such as baby blues, postpartum depression and diastasis recti.
  • Detailed course manual and complete posture guide.
  • Post-Natal Yoga Teacher Certificate

*Please bring a life-like doll or stuffed toy with you to this training.

Training counts towards 8 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Early Bird Pricing: $499 for both Pre and Post Natal until August 1, 2019

Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Level I Certification with Jennifer Sisson B.Kin. + 500 Hour RYT

Date:Friday, September 27 from 7-10 pm + Saturday, September 28 & Sunday + September 29 – 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Get the foundation and confidence to teach one of the fastest growing styles of Yoga!
Yin provides a PERFECT mind/body experience for students seeking real balance, is coveted by athletes for its injury recovery qualities, and highly desired by students seeking a slower meditative practice that provides solace to a harried mind and stressed body. 
During this 20-hour level one certification, you will not only transform your own personal practice, but you will develop the skills and knowledge to teach this potent practice. 
This training is perfect for teachers who are NEW to Yin yoga as well as those who wish to deepen existing Yin skills.
In this course you will explore and learn:
  • How to create mind/body harmony by curating specific brain and body experiences through Yin Yoga including the actual neuroscience of brain wave type and function so you truly understand the mind/body impact you are creating. 
  • The foundational components and influences that comprise Yin Yoga including Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Chakra system, modern day Neuroscience, and the Myofascial system.
  • The Masculine and Feminine energies that create Yin and all aspects of our world and how to apply them in class and your life.
  • Teachings skills of a Yin class including how to guide students safely into and out of foundational Yin Poses as well as how and when to use props. 
  • Modifications, specifications and true healing practices to increase health in the body, allowing people with injuries, stress or chronic pain to regulate and heal.
  • How to fuse Yin Yoga with other meditation, Yoga, movement and holistic practices.
Plus so much more… Prepare for a juicy, reflective weekend full of exploration, learning and growth.
There is a huge demand for more yin offerings to balance out our strong, Yang yoga practices and daily lives. Be one of the leaders in this area! This counts as 20 hours toward continuing education. 
Training counts as 20 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Early Bird Savings: $549 +hst until August 1, 2019 or when SOLD OUT. ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT.

Regular Pricing: $620 +hst

Training counts as 20 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Myofascial Release and Yoga For Better Mobility – Explore the Hip and Shoulder Joints with Krista Bromfield B.Kin, B.Ed, + ERYT 500

Date: Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Senior teacher, Krista Bromfield shares her knowledge of myofascial release, and her extensive insight into applied anatomy, myofascial release and yoga postures for better mobility in this one day intensive for yoga teachers and dedicated students. This training will focus on two of the most complex (and often injured) joints of the body – The Hip and The Shoulder.  As yoga teachers and dedicated students, a keen understanding of these ball and socket joints as well as the most effective techniques to heal and stabilize them is a must if we are to bring bodies into a state of balance and truly guide our students to optimal health. A thorough understanding of these joints along with myosfascial release and well aligned asana will revolutionize your own yoga practice and your private and group classes!

This training will focus on three key areas:

  1. UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY – you will learn the anatomy and biomechanics of The Shoulder and Hip Joints as well as their function and potential dysfunction, and how to assist student’s with injuries in these areas in a safe and powerful manner.
  2.  ALIGN YOUR ASANA – through practicing asana and sequences of postures created specifically for shoulder and hip mobility, we will look at the way these joints move in our yoga practice and how with proper biomechanics we can protect them from injury
  3.  RELEASE MYOFASICA – with the power of myofascial release techniques you will experience how this amazing compliment to your yoga practice can help improve overall function and balance in The Shoulder and Hip Joints (Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls will be provided for your use and available for purchase at the training if you wish to go home with a pair of your own).

Training counts as 8 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Senior Teacher Krista Bromfield has an honours degree in Kinesiology and Education and is an ERYT500 hour. As a dedicated student of the study of human movement, she also has extensive training (60+ hours) in Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball and Roll Model®Techniques as well as Fascial Stretch Therapy Essentials® and Myofascial Release.

Investment: $299 for one or $599 for both module 1 and 2

Early Bird Pricing:$499 for both module 1 & 2 before October 1, 2019

*if you have completed module 1 or 2 (hip + shoulder or core) and want to complete the other, we will honour the early bird pricing of $250 – please call (905)428-2300 to register over the phone to take advantage of this honouring.*

Myofascial Release and Yoga for Better Mobility – Explore The Core with Krista Bromfield B.Kin, B.Ed, + ERYT 500

Date: Sunday, October 27 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

This full day Embodied Anatomy, Asana and Myofascial Release training with Krista Bromfield, will focus on the complex muscles of the torso that both support and stabilize the spine from every conceivable angle.
Revolutionize your yoga practice and your teaching by truly understanding breathing diaphragm/pelvic floor dynamics, and the muscles of the abdominal core and spine.
This training will enhance every aspect of your yoga practice and literally teach you to breathe better, move better, and relax better!
You will gain knowledge in three key areas:
UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY – you will learn the anatomy of the muscles that support, stabilize and move your spine (front, side, back, top and bottom of the torso) as well as the muscles of the breathing diaphragm and pelvic floor
ALIGN YOUR ASANA – you will experience and practice yoga postures designed specifically for core strengthening and improved overall mobility AND you will learn to ‘align your spine’ and improve spinal mobility for better breathing, movement and injury prevention
RELEASE MYOFASCIA – with the power of self myofascial release techniques you will experience how this amazing compliment to your yoga practice can help improve overall function and balance in your core and spine as well as improve your breathing mechanics.
Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls will be provided for your use and will be available for purchase at the training if you wish to go home with a set of your own.
Krista Bromfield has an honours degree in Kinesiology and Education and is an ERYT500 hour. As a dedicated student of the study of human movement, she also has extensive training (65+ hours) in Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball and Roll Model® Techniques as well as Fascial Stretch Therapy Essentials® and Myofascial Release.

Training counts as 8 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Investment: $299 for one or $599 for both module 1 and 2

Early Bird Pricing:$499 for both module 1 & 2 before October 1, 2019

*if you have completed module 1 or 2 (hip + shoulder or core) and want to complete the other, we will honour the early bird pricing of $250 – please call (905)428-2300 to register over the phone to take advantage of this honouring*

Creative Sequencing for the Chakras with Angela Ryan, B.Ed, + E-RYT 500, YACEP

Date:  Saturday, November 23 from 12:00-4:30 pm

Chakra-based or energy based classes are extremely popular, but teachers need a specific understanding of how to sequence and create classes that safely, harmoniously and meaningfully present the Chakras in an asana class.

In this unique half-day training, senior teacher Angela Ryan shares classical vinyasa sequencing principles and new developments in biomechanics as well as energetic medicine to help you create a blueprint for classes that highlight and focus on the Chakras in an inspired and approachable way.

In this Continuing Education training, you will:

· Enhance your own sequencing skills to feel more masterful, safe and clear.

· Gain masterful wisdom on each Chakra from an energetic, physical and emotional perspective.

· Learn how to guide students through pranayama, asanas and meditations for each energetic center.

· Receive and share feedback on particular Chakra sequences to fine-tune every aspect of the classes you create

· Deconstruct and expand existing sequences and learn how to incorporate all of the aspects of class creation

· Deepen and advance your wisdom that will broaden your scope as a yoga professional or enlightened student

This is a dynamic, interactive training which will revolutionize your class creation and personal practice. You will also collaborate with a sangha of dedicated yoga professionals to hone sequencing techniques and experience the joy of collaboration.

Suitable for teachers of yoga and students who are seeking a deeper understanding of Chakras, teaching and sequencing. 

Angela Ryan, B.Ed., E-RYT, YACEP brings three decades of teaching expertise to her Yoga Teacher Training. As the Lead Asana Instructor in Balanced Life Yoga’s Inspiring Spirit Self Development & 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Teaching Mastery 300 Hour Program, she brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to Optimal Blueprint Alignment and Creative Sequencing.

Training counts as 4.5 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Early Bird Pricing: $125 before October 31, 2019 or when sold out!

Investment: $150 + hst

Yoga & Mindfulness for Teens Teacher Training – Level 1 Certification with Krista Bromfield, B.Kin, B.Ed, + E-RYT 500, YACEP

Date:  Saturday, November 16-Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 pm

Teens are facing more digital distractions, stress, anxiety and disconnect from their bodies and minds than EVER before.

This training will prepare and equip yoga teachers, school teachers and keen students and parents with strategies, resources, practices and experience to help support teens on their yoga and mindfulness journey, to enrich their lives now and beyond.

Are you Yoga teacher wanting to learn the skills & have the confidence to teach teens?

Are you a physical & health education teacher, coach, trainer, parent or someone who works with Teenagers and want to develop your understanding and tools to support them?

This is the training that will help you make a huge impact on Teenagers’ lives. You will learn how to connect with Teens on a deeper level, feeling confident in this leadership role.

In this *brand new*, Specialty Training created and lead by Krista Bromfield – 500 ERYT, Secondary School Physical & Health Education Teacher and Balanced Life Yoga Senior Teacher is you will learn:

    • Mindfulness & Yoga tools + techniques for the Teen brain
    • How to adapt breathing practices (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas) and meditation techniques for the teen population
    • How to help teens cultivate and practice mindfulness in their everyday lives! (including how to eat mindfully)
    • Tried and true mindfulness practices for teens
    • How to relate the ethical principles of yoga (the yamas and niyamas) in a language teens will understand and can relate to
    • How to create safe and sacred space for teens to practice in a group or on their own
    • How to help teens develop comfort with stillness in a digital age
    • Relaxation postures and restoratives specifically for teens
  • How yoga and mindfulness fit into the Ontario Curriculum (if you are a teacher or would like to teach yoga in a school setting).

Training counts as 8 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Early Bird Investment: $249 +hst before Oct 15, 2019

Regular Investment: $299 + hst

Restorative Yoga Certification – Level 1 with Cindy

Date:  Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 9:00 am-5:30 pm

In a world going fast your student yearn to slow down…

Restorative Yoga is one of the most popular styles of Yoga in the world, but it’s more than just putting a bolster under your student’s knees!

Balanced Life Yoga’s Restorative Yoga Certification – Level 1 gives you the tools and confidence to teach Restorative Yoga as you learn the principles of teaching this method and how to adapt each pose with assuredness.
In the course you will learn:

· How to counteract the effects of stress + why Restorative Yoga is so powerful for this.

· How to improve your own re-covering practice through restorative postures and modification and be able to share that personal knowledge with your students .

· How to allow meditation and posture to create calming & de-stressing by creating brain experiences through restorative yoga

· Understand Restorative Yoga, it’s benefits and approach and why it differs from other practices

· How to creatively support all bodies in every posture by using props, walls, and floor. To set up in every posture effectively and in alignment

· How to increase health in the body, allowing people with injuries, stress or chronic pain to regulate and feel ease in mind & body

· How to use Restorative Yoga as a stand alone practice & how to effectively integrate Restorative Yoga posture into other Yoga practices

Knowing how to teach Restorative Yoga will give you the tools to welcome beginner students of all ages and physical states, and allow them to experience yoga in the safest way, and it’s an essential tool for successful one-on-one privates too.

This is a interactive, experimental training that can be taken by teachers of any yoga school as well as healing practitioner such as RMTs, and yogis who want to expand their own personal practice.

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Restorative Yoga Teacher Certification – Level 1 through Balanced Life Yoga.

Training counts as 8 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Early Bird Investment: $299 + hst for individual level 1 or 2 or register for both Level 1 & 2 by November 1, 2019 for only $499 and SAVE. 

Regular Investment: $349 + hst for individual level 1 or 2 or register $549 +hst for both Level 1 & 2 and SAVE.

Restorative Yoga Certification – Level 2 with Cindy

Date:  Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Become the Restorative Yoga expert in our Level 2 certification.
Deepen, develop and sharpen your tool box to feel completely confident as you create and infuse your Yoga offerings with an extremely unique practice.

This level is the natural next step for students and teachers who have completed the Restorative Yoga Level 1 certification and want to learn more about intention session, meditation, sequencing and even more poses to add to your repertoire!

In the certification you will learn and understand:

  • The benefits of intention setting for each practice and working a meditation and sequence around said intention
  • How important counter poses are and how to incorporate them into your sequence and practice
  • The benefits of how each restorative pose allow for calming and relaxation and will be answering the WHY…
  • How to activate relaxation response by meditation and sequencing
  • Restorative twists, backbends, forward bends and side bends and inversions and study all benefits.
  • How to introduce standing restorative postures and there grounding capabilities + effects.
  • How to activate relaxation response by meditation and sequencing

We will learn how to guide the energy in the room and how to manage it with ease:
1. How to cultivate a caring, community space that students keep returning to week after week

2. How to setting boundaries to not take on energy of the student’s, so you never burn out

Learning that Restorative Yoga can truly support students with anxiety and depression: touching on STRESS and what that looks like [the stress response]

This training is open to a Yoga Practitioners wanting to deepen their own personal practice and knowledge. Teachers seeking to learn further and develop and upgrade skills, body workers, massage therapists, and health care professionals interested in the mind body connection and restorative benefits.

Training counts as 8 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Please note: if you have completed Restorative Yoga Level 1 here at Balanced Life Yoga in the past please let us know and we will honour the early bird combo savings before November , 2019

Early Bird Investment: $299 + hst for individual level 1 or 2 or register for both Level 1 & 2 by November 1, 2019 for only $499 and SAVE. 

Regular Investment: $349 + hst for individual level 1 or 2 or register $549 +hst for both Level 1 & 2 and SAVE.

How to Teach Beginner Teacher Training Certification  with Cindy

Date:  Sunday, February 23, 2019 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Having the skills, insight and knowledge to teach newbies to Yoga is an essential tool for every Yoga teacher.

Whether you are teaching Beginner Yoga or just students who are new, you must have the wisdom to ensure that students feel safe, confident and keep coming back.

Newer students may have a huge host of injuries and limitations so they often require modifications and assists that are specific to their needs.

In addition, having the skills to effectively teach beginning students not only gives you powerful confidence as a teacher, but also opens up a huge range of possibilities for additional classes and income as a teacher.

In this professional development training, you will learn the fundamentals of teaching safe, compelling and inspired Beginner Yoga classes.

You will learn how to:

• Create immediate rapport + connection with new students so you both overcome your nerves.

• Build trust between you and newbies so that they keep coming back and become life long students.

 Explain Yoga and its practices in practical ways to inspire students.

• Break down the most complicated yet fundamental poses so new students understand immediately and feel accomplished in their practice.

 Avoid overwhelming students with postures or too much detail.

• Make effective and safe assists for beginners.

• Create a powerful beginner sequence that can be used for a variety of settings that have new students.

• Grow yourself and your offerings!

Training counts as 8 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Early Bird Pricing: $249 by January 1, 2020

Regular Investment: $299 after January 1, 2020

How to Get Started Teaching Yoga Successfully Online Course with Shasta Townsend

Instant, lifetime access

This proven step-by-step blueprint is the missing link to go from trainee to teacher.

This if for you if:
    • You want to STOP procrastinating and start sharing your passion.
    • You want a proven step-by-step system of success.
    • You are an action taker and can follow instructions to succeed.
  • You KNOW you are a Creator with lots to share 
 The modules in The How to Get Started Teaching Yoga course include:
    • 8 Easy to Follow Online Modules – you can complete them on your own time so there is no pressure, but you also receive all you need to be a success!
    • Bonuses – We have Bonus Materials to help you create momentum and success including how to Leverage other companies like Lululemon, etc. 
  • Support – You will also become a part of our close community of yoga-preneurs where you can seek support and meet amazing people

Training counts as 15 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

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