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!

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:

Intuitive Reiki – Level II Certification with Helen Mason

  • 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.

 

VIRTUAL TRAINING –

An Exploration of Advanced Anatomy for Masterful Teaching with Dr.Sarah 

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

 

Dr.Sarah 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

 

Restorative Yoga Certification – Level 1 with Cindy

Date: NEW DATE –  Saturday, April 25 from 12:00-8:00 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

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: NEW DATE Sunday, April 26 from 12:00-8:00 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

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.

VIRTUAL TRAINING

Learn How to Create, Communicate & Fill Wellness Workshops

A Professional Development Training for Yoga Teachers & Wellness Practitioners with Shasta

Date: Friday April 10 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm   

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, Shasta shares the secret to create engaging, transformative and powerful 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.

*4 Hours towards your 300 Hour YTT*

Investment: $249 Live or Virtual or sign up for both How to Create, Teach Workshops & Private Yoga Certification Level 1 for $399 SAVE $100!

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

VIRTUAL TRAINING

Private Yoga Certification Level 1 – How to Book, Fill and Lead Privates with Shasta

Date: Friday April 10 from  1:00-5:00 pm

Many of your students want and need one-on-one support, and you can be one of the FEW Yoga or fitness teachers with a robust private “practice” and a confidence that you can help your private clients.

Privates are also a way of creating more opportunity in your own teaching career and they create a deep sense of satisfaction as you see your students creating big results fast, but they must be approached very differently from group classes!

In this certification training, Shasta shares a proven method to ensure you are helping your private clients and feel confident and clear in what to do when someone wishes to work one-on-one.

In this training Shasta will share:

  • The Yoga Cikitsa Method that is a proven model for approaching individuals and their needs successfully

 

  • How to manage “energy” in a private setting and how to keep students motivated and on track.

 

  • How to develop deeper confidence in yourself as a teacher and how to know what tools or techniques you should use or not use with private students.

 

  • A review of common emotional and physical dis-ease that are common in private settings and how to approach people with compassion and clarity.

This is a NOT TO BE MISSED training that will NOT be happening again in 2020! 4 hours toward 300-Hour Continuing Ed with Balanced Life Yoga and also Yoga Alliance.

Investment: $249 or sign up for both How to Create, Teach + Fill Workshops & Private Yoga Certification Level 1 for $399 SAVE $100!

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

 

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

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

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

Intuitive Reiki – Level I with Reiki Master Helen Mason

Date: Friday, May 8 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 8 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.

Yoga Nidra Certification Level 1 – How to teach Yoga Nidra + Deep Rest Techniques  with Shasta 

Date: Friday May 15  from  8:30-12:30 pm

Your students (and maybe you too) crave deep restoration and release, yet it can feel challenging to do even in a Yoga class because of the over stimulation and stress of modern life.

Learn how to effectively teach the ancient and powerful practice of Yoga Nidra (Yogic sleep) and other deep rest practices that will literally change the brains of your students and support them in deep restoration.

Yoga Nidra is a practice that can be added to group classes, private classes, taught in workshop or retreat settings and is an essential skill for yoga teachers to have, especially now as the world gets faster and crazier.

Shasta will share her two decades of Yoga Nidra experience and teach you how to teach a 90 minute, 20 minute and 10-minute version of Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra is an ancient practice that literally changes the brain waves, helps us taps into Universal Conscisouness and get some deep rest and release.

This is your chance to learn how to create this for yourself and your students.

This is a NOT TO BE MISSED training that will NOT be happening again in 2020!

4 hours toward 300-Hour Continuing Ed with Balanced Life Yoga and also Yoga Alliance.

Investment: $249 + HST
All continuing education fees are non-refundable & non-transferable.
Yoga For Better Backs Certification – Level 2 with Dr. Sarah
Date: Sunday, June 28 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
In our age of technology, postural dysfunction and “text neck” are on the rise.
 
In the Yoga for Better Backs Level 2 training, we will continue the exploration of the spine moving to create better posture and relieving upper back and neck pain.
 
In this training you will learn:
– Common posture disorders and how to use asana to improve posture
– How the brain contributes to posture and using asana to activate brain-based postural reflexes
– How posture contributes to pain and other health complaints
– How to use asana to assist people with scoliosis
– How to use yoga, breathing and meditation to help people with neck pain and headaches
 
Although Level 1 is not required to be completed first, it is recommended.
 
Training counts as 8 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.
Early Bird Special: $295 + HST until May 1, 2020.
Regular Investment: $349 + HST 
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.

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