Continuing Education & Specialty

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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:

 

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

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 8:30am – 5:00pm

Investment: $299 or register for both Myofascial Release Module 1 & 2 for $499 and SAVE!

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 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.

 

Myofascial Release and Yoga for Better Mobility Module 2 – Explore Your Core with Krista Bromfield B.Kin, B.Ed, + ERYT 500

Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 8:30am – 5:00pm

Investment: $299 or register for both Myofascial Release Module 1 & 2 for $499 and SAVE!

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 continuing education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Beginner Yoga Training Certification with Shasta Townsend

Date: Friday, April 6, 2018 from 10:00 am – 6:30 pm & Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00pmaddtocart-orange test 35

Investment: $499

Early Bird Pricing: $399 until sold out or January 1, 2018

 

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.

Master teacher, and creator of Balanced Life Yoga’s extremely successful Beginner Yoga offerings, Shasta Townsend will teach you 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!

Be sure to register early to ensure your spot.

Training counts as 15 hours towards continuing education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

 

Creative Sequencing for the Chakras with Angela Ryan

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 12:30-4:30 pm

Investment: $125

 

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. 4 Hours continuing education.

Angela Ryan brings three decades of teaching expertise to her Yoga Teacher Training. As the Lead Asana Instructor in Balanced Life Yoga’s 200 Inspired Spirit 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 hours towards continuing education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

 

Intuitive Reiki – Level I Certification with Helen Mason

Date: TBD

Investment: $169 +HST

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 towards continuing education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

 

Intuitive Reiki – Level II Certification with Helen Mason

Date: TBD

Investment: $269 +HST

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 continuing education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

 

2UNITE Partner Yoga Certification with Krista Bromfield

Date: TBD

Investment: $299

Immerse yourself in the yoga of CONNECTEDNESS! Learn to incorporate Partner Yoga poses into your classes and/or create a partner yoga class or workshop using the principles of safety, grounding, balance, trust and touch.

This training will also include the concepts of Skillful Assisting, Mirrored Postures, Bone Stacking, Counter Balancing, Partner Vinyasa Flow and Yoga Philosophy as it applies to Partner Yoga. This is a great certification to add to your portfolio if you are a yoga teacher, personal trainer, or PE teacher. Discover the true meaning of yoga: UNION!

This training comes with a complete posture guide.

You do not need to sign up with a partner.

Training counts as 8 hours towards continuing education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Prenatal Yoga Certification - NEW TEMPLATEPrenatal Yoga Training Certification with Krista Bromfield

Date: TBD

Learn to teach a growing field of yoga and support women on their journey into motherhood with Krista Bromfield – Balanced Life Yoga senior teacher, mother of two and RYT 500 and RPYT. In this certification, you will learn how to modify yoga for pregnant participants in grou

p 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 as 8 hours towards continuing education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

 

Post Natal Mom and Baby Certification - NEW TEMPLATEPost Natal Mom & Baby Yoga Training Certification with Krista Bromfield

Date: TBD

Learn to teach Post-Natal Yoga and foster the magical bond between mom and baby with Balanced Life Yoga senior teacher and mother of two – Krista Bromfield RYT 500 and RPYT. 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.

Topics include:

  • 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 as 8 hours towards continuing education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

 

Learn How to Create, Communicate & Fill Wellness Workshops- A Professional Development Training for Yoga Teachers & Wellness Practitioners  – Live or Virtual Learning with Shasta Townsend

DATE: TBA
 Join Shasta LIVE or VIRTUAL
Investment: $199
Teaching workshops is an avenue that many Yoga teachers and wellness practitioners don’t consider for fear they have nothing to offer, or have no idea where to even start.

Yet, workshops are of huge service to your students, your community and your own bank account.

Workshops allow students to go deeper into their practice and elevate their own wisdom, happiness and life to new levels.  As teachers, workshops enable us to share deeper knowledge and profound transformation that could not happen in a regular class or session. As well, workshops can be a significant source of cash flow to your own personal Yoga income or Yoga/wellness business.

In this professional training, Yoga business entrepreneur Shasta Townsend shares the secret to create engaging, transformative and lucrative workshops.  In the first part of this training, Shasta shows you how to tap into your current knowledge and call that forward into a workshop. You already have knowledge that would make a great workshop, and she will show you how to put it into a class with ease! In addition, you will learn how to develop workshops according to the “arc of transformation” so you include the correct information and are not giving too little or too much. Shasta will also address group dynamics, challenging students, room set up and power tools as a teacher.

In the second part of the training, Shasta shares how to write, communicate and pitch workshops to prospective studio owners or how to invite your own students to ensure high levels of registration and success. She shares a 3-step formula for easy “marketing” for even the most anti-business teachers, and a secret way to ensure future workshops are filled.

We promise if you follow the steps in this training, that you will make at least 10x your investment within the first year of doing regular workshops, and you will be serving your students in transformative and fun ways as you grow as a teacher.

It’s time for you to share deeper!

* Distance learning is also available for students who can’t make it live. You will have an option of attending via live Zoom broadcast or you can receive the recording after. Our Studio Manager will reach out to you to ensure you are all set up with ease.

Collective Healing & Energy Upgrade for Yoga Teachers & Healers : Release Fear, Self-Doubt & Worry and Share Your Bright Light!!

Master Class Hosted by Shasta Townsend.

Live Webinar with Shasta Townsend

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Teaching Yoga is truly a sacred calling, and one that can be joyful, fun, abundant and full of ease, but many Yoga teachers are struggling to make it both financially and energetically mainly because of energetic blocks and deep rooted fears about not being good enough, but there is a way to clear this all with ease & grace.
In this master training you will:

  • Participate in a sacred ritual that will clear insecurity and fear and allow you to serve and shine with ease.
  • Learn how to tap into your own Inner Wisdom and Source energy to bring your passion and insight to the world.
  • Discover your Dharma (Sacred Duty) by tapping into your heart’s longing.
  • Clearly identify your next step on the teaching path.
  • Learn the number one mistake new and even seasoned Yoga teachers make, and how to overcome it so you are serving your self, your students and your community with joy and success.
  • This event will be recorded, but we do encourage you to join us live to participate in the live energy healing. AND all live attendees will receive a special on-the-call live training bonus.

Space is limited. Join master teacher, Shasta Townsend

All fees are non-refundable.

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