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 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 for a training below, today!

Professional Development + Continuing Education Offerings:

 

Yoga For Better Backs Certification – Level 1 with Dr. Sarah

Date: Friday, January 24 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Back pain is the single leading cause of disability preventing people from working and engaging in the activities they love.
It is estimated that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives, meaning that they will be in your classes.
  A multi-modal approach including exercise such as yoga has been shown to reduce pain and improve function in those suffering with back pain.  Specific poses and practices provide an accessible and gentle way to manage pain and promote better spine health.  In this one day training, you will gain a masterful understanding of the spine as it relates to yoga and movement and gain the confidence to work with the back pain population.

In this course, you will experience:
  • a deep exploration of the anatomy and functions of the spine
  • the biomechanics of the spine as it relates to yoga, asana and pranayama
  • the spinal core and how it relates to spine health and injury
  • how to create a balance between spinal mobility/flexibility and stability/strength
  • how to connect brain and body to create better posture and function
  • specific asanas thathelp specific spinal conditions. (Eg. poses for disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, stenosis, strains/sprains)
  • and many more tools and skills to help people manage their back pain.

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

Regular Investment: $299 +hst

All continuing education fees are non-refundable & non-transferable.

 

Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Level 1 Certification with Jenn

Date:Friday, January 24 from 6:30-9:30 pm + Saturday, January 25-Sunday, January 26 from 12-8 pm both days

Yin provides a perfect mind/body experience for students seeking real balance. It 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 18-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:

  • The Yin and Yang Theory and how it impacts and supports all aspects of our world and how to apply them in class and your life.

 

  • The foundational components that comprise Yin Yoga to ensure you are practicing & teaching safely and effectively with an introduction into  the Myofascial System, the Nervous System, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

 

  • How to create mind/body harmony so you truly understand the impact and transformation you are creating in your practice and with potential students. 

 

  • An in-depth overview of Yin poses, modifications, variations and their effects on the physical and energetic body.

 

  • 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.

Plus so much more… Prepare for a juicy, reflective weekend full of personal 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!

Training counts as 18 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Regular: $599 + hst

All continuing education fees are non-refundable & non-transferable.

 

Yin Yoga Teacher Training – Level 2 Certification with Jenn

Date:  Saturday, February 1 from 11:30 am-8:00 pm

Get ready to feel like a true Yin-spert and finish what you started in the Level 1 Certification.

In this level we will dive deeper into:

• Understanding the 5 Element Theory and the meridian systems at a deeper level and it’s implications in Yin Yoga and your life

• How to effectively and creatively sequence a Yin Yoga class/offering

• How to effectively fuse other modalities such as self massage, essential oils, and yang yoga practices with yin yoga efficiently to create inspiring and one-of-a-kind offerings your students will love!

 Understand the power of pranayama (breath practices) and how to use the breath to support your practice, intention and class

This level will connect all the dots and leave you feeling confident and clear on how diverse this practice truly is.

Find your unique voice as a Yin Yoga teacher and leave feeling inspired in your new knowledge and your teachings!

Please note: Level 1 is required before taking the Level 2.

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

Regular Investment: $295 +hst

All continuing education fees are non-refundable & non-transferable.

 

Advanced Energetic Anatomy – The Chakras, Transformative Breath + Energy Body with Helen

Date: Friday, February 7 from 7:00-10:00 pm & Saturday, February 8-Sunday, February 9 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 transformation + 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 “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.

Investement: $599 + HST

Restorative Yoga Certification – Level 1 with Cindy

Date:  TBA

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.

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

All continuing education fees are non-refundable & non-transferable.

Restorative Yoga Certification – Level 2 with Cindy

Date:  TBA

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.

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

All continuing education fees are non-refundable & non-transferable.

Intuitive Reiki – Level I with Reiki Master Helen Mason

Date: Friday, February 21 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 Tradition
al 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

 * All continuing education fees are non-refundable & non-transferable.

 

Myofascial Release & Yoga For Better Mobility Teacher Training – Exploring the Periphery with Krista

Date: Saturday, February 22 from 9:00-5:00 pm 

You’ve probably heard the term ‘Tech Neck’ or the phrase ‘Sitting is the New Smoking’? The way we move and work in the modern world can wreak havoc on our bodies, our posture and even our mental health.

Join Krista Bromfield for this full day Embodied Anatomy, Asana, and Myofascial Release Training focusing on the often overlooked muscles of the Head/Neck, Arms/Hands and Legs/Feet.

UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY – you will learn basic anatomy of the nerve-rich periphery of the body including the high sensory areas of the Head/Neck, Arms/Hands and Legs/Feet. The finer joints of the fingers and toes will also be explored.

ALIGN YOUR ASANA – you will experience and practice yoga postures and stretches specifically designed to decrease strain and tension in the peripheral muscles and reestablish integrity in these areas (unfortunately injury or tension in any one of these areas can lead to a ripple effect of imbalances in the body that you can work to renormalize!)

RELEASE MYOFASCIAL – with the power of myofascial release techniques and the amazing Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls, you will experience how this amazing compliment to your yoga practice and teaching can help improve overall function and balance in your peripheral muscles. We will focus on decreasing tension and improving mobility in the face, jaw, neck, arms, hands, legs, ankles, feet and soooo much more!

WARNING: THIS TRAINING WILL HELP YOU FIND IMPROVED MOTOR CONTROL AND BETTER PROPRIOCEPTION (BODY SENSING) THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE BODY!

Krista Bromfield has an honors 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 +hst 

 

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.

Regular Investment: $299 

All continuing education fees are non-refundable & non-transferable.

Go Deeper with Grace – The Art of Advanced Alignment & Biomechanics with Angela

Date: Friday, February 28 from 7:00-10:00 pm & Saturday, February 29-Sunday, March 1 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm

If you or your students have ever experienced pain, discomfort or just plain confusion in a pose, then you will love this offering!

You will explore fundamental and subtle alignment principles in ways you may have never experienced as a student or a teacher.

There are thousands of poses and thousands of refinements, but Angela makes it both simple and profound in this module by giving you specific “rules” and approaches that will feel easeful + graceful as a teacher.

Armed with this knowledge, as teachers we can provide a powerful + unique experience for our students as we guide them into postures from a truly safe, grounded and transformative approach.

You will also have the confidence + insight to know how to modify or adapt postures for students as well as provide true connection.

With a strong understanding of biomechanics + alignment principles, your teaching will soar while you will also gain a comprehensive understanding of asana.

Deepen and expand your personal practice and learn to use these masterful alignment principles to experience greater strength, stability and freedom while teaching!

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

Investment: $599 + hst

An Exploration of Advanced Anatomy for Masterful Teaching with Krista

Date: Friday March 20 from 7:00-10:00 pm & Saturday, March 21-Sunday, March 22 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm

 

Krista will review and deepen your understanding of anatomy and physiology as it applies to the practice of yoga.

Learn to feel each asana from the inside out so you can be yoga injury free for life. We will start from the ground up and explore the bones, joints, muscles and supporting tissues of the feet/ankles, knees, hips, spine and shoulders and discover how this anatomy applies to practicing, teaching and assisting yoga postures intelligently and confidently.

We will also review universal anatomical terminology, as well as skeletal and muscular anatomy.

For those interested in yoga for better mobility, this module is a valuable resource which demonstrates how, with knowledge of applied anatomy, yoga can be used as a powerful modality for feeling better in your body.

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

Investement: $599 + hst

Advancing the Practice Through Movement, Stability + Strength with Norma

Date: Friday April 17 from 7:00-10:00 pm & Saturday, April 18-Sunday, April 19 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm

As teachers and practitioners, a sustainable, life-long yoga practice is something we all desire. Combining yogic wisdom with science-based movement (such as biomechanics and kinesiology) is a great way to ensure a balanced, health-affirming experience on the mat! This module will offer clear, practical ways to increase stability, mobility and strength in the practice of yoga. You will broaden your knowledge and perspective, drawing from movement science to help you connect with yoga in a whole new way.

Topics will include:

  • examining where classical asana meets scientific research and how to incorporate best-practices into your teaching and practice
  • dispelling myths and misinformation around core training, and understanding the core from a functional perspective
  • strengthening core movements, postures, and sequencing for a core yoga class
  • creative, effective ways to incorporate basic props and tools into class (blocks, blankets, bolsters, bands, straps, light weights)
  • corrective exercises, asana, breathing and lifestyle changes to prevent pelvic floor disfunction
  • learn how some postures can be used as assessments revealing weakness, compensation or limitations
  • improve accuracy in cueing and learn creative ways to include whole-body strength and stability in your classes and private sessions

This knowledge will take your teaching to the next level, and allow you to help your students find true balance through yoga.

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

Investment: $599 + hst

Adaptive Yoga – Creating An Effective Personalized Practice for Anyone with Dr. Sarah

Date: Friday May 1 from 7:00-10:00 pm & Saturday, May 2-Sunday, May 3 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Yoga really does help with everything!!!

Building on your understanding of Yoga a a truly transformative “technology”, you will also learn to apply your study of Yoga a tool to physically release, relax and allow the body to recover for the toll life may take on it.
In this practical module, you learn how Yoga can release mental and physical injury, disease and discomfort.
We will learn to adapt Yoga for:
• Back and spine injury and pain
• Knee and hip replacements and injuries
• Shoulder and wrist injury and recovery
• Various diseases + pathologies.
You will learn how to adapt Yoga to suit the needs of a specific group or person.
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

Offerings:

  • Sunday, March 15 from 9:30 am-5:30 pm
  • Friday, May 1 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.

All continuing education fees are non-refundable & non-transferable.

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.