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We're a “Yoga University” so all of our professional development offerings are 100% Tax Deductible as we are a Registered Educational Institution.

 

Virtual Roll Out at Home Myofascial Release Intensive Training with Krista
Tuesday, August 11 from 12-4 pm & Thursday, August 13 from 12-4 pm
**also recorded if you can't attend live via livestream. 
VIRTUAL ROLL OUT AT HOME Myofascial Release Intensive with the Yoga Tune Therapy Balls and other self massage tools will teach YOU to become your own BODY WORKER and train you to share these amazing techniques with others if that’s your goal!

 

This 8 hour training will be split into two 4 hour sessions via Zoom and recorded and sent to you for 90 day access after the training is complete if you can’t make the live sessions or you want to study the techniques more intensely AGAIN and AGAIN!

 

This training is for: yoga students, yoga teachers, personal trainers, coaches, keen parents of young athletes and body workers (including massage therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors etc.) that want to practice/teach self myofascial release techniques safely and confidently.

 

Myofascial release can help improve overall mobility in your muscles and connective tissue, balance your posture, relieve pain and improve sports performance – and these are just A FEW of the research-based benefits of these techniques!

 

*This training is an amazing compliment to Krista’s Myofascial Release and Yoga for Better Mobility Teacher Training Modules #1-3 and can be considered the 4th Module!

 

* Tools Needed: A set of Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls (Originals or Plus’s) and a Corgeous Ball (complete set of all 4 balls is recommended)Overview of Training:Session #1 12:00 – 4:00 pm

12:00 – 1:00 pm FASCIA EXPLAINED lecture
1:00 – 1:10 pm Break
1:10 – 1:30 pm Breath work and Check In
1:30 – 3:30 pm Let’s Roll Lower Body Myofascial Release Techniques
3:30 – 3:45 pm Relaxation and Check Out
3:45 – 4:00 pm Question and Answer Interactive Wrap Up

Session #2 12:00 – 4:00 pm

12:00 – 1:00 pm WHY WE ROLL, THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF ROLLING and THE TOOLS lecture
1:00 – 1:10 pm Break
1:10 – 1:30 pm Breath work and Check In
1:30 – 3:30 pm Let’s Roll – Upper Body Myofascial Release Techniques
3:30 – 3:45 pm Relaxation and Check Out
3:45 – 4:00 pm Question and Answer Interactive Wrap Up

Investment: $299  

 

 

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

 

 

Reiki 1 Certification with Helen

Friday, September 18 from 9:30 am-5:30 pm

*In-studio 

 

Now is the PERFECT time to learn how to raise your vibration and thus boost your immune function!!

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.
This training will be held in the studio.
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.*
Cost: $199 + HST.

Prenatal Yoga Certification with Krista

Saturday, September 19 from 9 am – 5 pm

This will be a hybrid offering – if we doors are open, you can select in person OR livestream. If doors are not yet open, we will offer 100% livestream.

 

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.

You will learn:

  • 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.

Investment

Regular Investment: $399 for just Pre-natal Yoga Certification OR Register for both Pre and Post Natal for $649 and save $200 off individual pricing. You will be given a choice at check out.

Early Bird Savings!

SAVE $50!!   $349 for each or SAVE another $100 and register for both for $599 until August 15.

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

 

 

Postnatal Yoga (Mom + Baby) Certification with Krista

Sunday, September 20 from 9 am – 5pm

 

Postnatal 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.

This teacher training can count as 8 hours towards a 300-Hour or 500-Hour RYT with Yoga Alliance.

Investment

Regular Investment: $399 for just Pre-natal Yoga Certification OR Register for both Pre and Post Natal for $649 and save $200 off individual pricing. You will be given a choice at check out.

Early Bird Savings!

SAVE $50!!   $349 for each or SAVE another $100 and register for both for $599 until August 15.

 

Restorative Yoga Certification I with Cindy

Saturday, September 26 from 9 am – 5pm

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!

In the course you will learn how to:

  • Counteract the effects of stress + why Restorative Yoga is so powerful for this.
  • Improve your own re-covering practice through restorative postures and modification and be able to share that personal knowledge with your students .
  • Allow meditation and posture to create calming & de-stressing by creating brain experiences through restorative yoga
  • Creatively support all bodies in every posture by using props, walls, and floor. To set up in every posture effectively and in alignment
  • Increase health in the body, allowing people with injuries, stress or chronic pain to regulate and feel ease in mind & body
  • 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.

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.

*SAVE $50 if you enrol before August 31!

$299+ hst for individual Level 1 or 2 or $549 +hst for both until August 31.

Regular Investment: $349 each for Level 1 or 2  and $599 for both.

*** If you choose the combo price please ensure to select and enroll in Level 2 that is scheduled on September 27.  

 

 

Restorative Yoga Certification I with Cindy

Saturday, September 26 from 9 am – 5pm

 

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].

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

*SAVE $50 if you enrol before August 31!

$299+ hst for individual Level 1 or 2 or register $549 +hst Until August 31.

 

Regular Investment: $349 each for Level 1 or 2 and $599 for both.

 

Reiki II Certification with Helen

Saturday, October 17 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 (traditional & non-traditional and a complete manual & certificate.

 

This training will be held in the studio. Training counts as 8 hours towards continuing education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

Cost: $299 +hst 

 

 

 

Myofascial Release and Yoga – Explore the Hip & Shoulder with Krista 

Saturday, October 24 from 9 am – 5 pm

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:

 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Investment: $349 for one or $649 for both module 1 and 2. You will be given a choice at check out.

 

Myofascial Release and Yoga – Explore the Hip & Shoulder with Krista 

Saturday, October 24 from 9 am – 5 pm

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.

Training counts as 8 hours towards continuing education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours and is also 100% tax deductible.

Investment: $349 or $649 for both module 1 and 2. You will be given a choice at check out.

 

Reiki 1 Certification with Helen

Saturday, November 14 from 9:30 am-5:30 pm

 *In-studio 

 

Now is the PERFECT time to learn how to raise your vibration and thus boost your immune function!!

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.
This training will be held in the studio.
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.*
Cost: $199 + HST.

 

Mentorship + Practicum for Teaching Success with Shasta (virtual)

 

5 weeks to confidence, excellence and YOUR success…

This is a PRACTICAL and real-world learning experience!

 

Mentoring with a master is the most VALUABLE investment you can make.

Yoga pioneer and master teacher Shasta Townsend has created a 5-week mastermind program for new teachers or teachers who want to 10x their success.

 

  • You will learn how to teach with increased clarity, confidence and safety.
  • You will learn how to speak eloquently and sequence like a rockstar.
  • In addition you will feel more confident, creative and inspired.
Join a small group of like-minded people improving their teaching skills.

This is a practicum so you will be advancing your skills not just theorizing.

 

We will dive into and refine your skills each week.

 

Real life practice will give you confidence and also the experience which you an also add to your resume!!

 

 

How to Teach Beginner Yoga Certification with Cindy

Date: TBA

 

This will be a hybrid offering – if we doors are open, you can select in person OR livestream. If doors are not yet open, we will offer 100% livestream.

 

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.

 

Investment: $349 

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

***This certification training will be offered in-studio (if doors open) AND via livestream.

 

100% Virtual + Online Course – Start Anytime!

 

Yoga for Anxiety Relief
Certification (20 Hours) Online Training

Yoga Tools to Relieve Anxiety In Yourself and Help Your Students  – Online Training+Certification

 

During this certification course, you’ll learn Yoga “Therapy” techniques that can help you find relief in stressful and anxious situations and increase your overall vitality and self-confidence the tools to provide anxiety relief to students both in private therapy sessions and in group classes.

 

Senior teacher and yoga therapist, Shasta Townsend shares over 20-years of tools and understanding in how she overcame anxiety and has helped thousands do the same.

 

During this certification course, you’ll learn Yoga “Therapy” techniques that can help you find relief in stressful and anxious situations and increase your overall vitality and self-confidence the tools to provide anxiety relief to students both in private therapy sessions and in group classes.

 

This course is useful for:

 

• Anyone who regularly experiences anxiety, including yoga beginners.

• Anyone who is close to someone who lives with anxiety.

• Yoga teachers and yoga therapists who want to learn to manage their own anxiety symptoms and gain insight and tools that can be shared with their students.

 

This 20-hour certification is an online program that is easy to follow, comes with an extensive manual,  AND you will have access to all the trainings

 

It’s also for anyone who wants to learn the yogic perspective on the inner dimensions of thought, mood, and behavior; how anxiety manifests in each of these dimensions; and specific tools for studying these levels of the mind in order to step into a healthy, happy mind and body, no matter what.

 

You will gain a deeper understanding, and learn:

 

  • How to approach anxiety from a Yogic Perspective and a Neuroscience Understanding…
  • What Yoga Sequencing, Practices and Postures to include and what to avoid…
  • How to structure Private Yoga + Therapeutics for students with anxiety, and what not to do…
  • Mudra, Mindfulness + Mantra Practices specific to creating a calm mind.

This counts as 20-hours towards continuing education.

 

Purchase the course and full access to online training and
course materials will be sent to you via email.

Only $299. Regularly $599. SAVE $300!!

 

 

Cueing and Camera Confidence
 Online Training

 

The world of Yoga and Fitness teaching has changed forever!!  

 

 

Are you prepared to rock it out virtually and in person?  

Or are feeling uncertain, overwhelmed and not sure where or HOW to teach effectively virtually.

 

We have your answer!

 

 

Join master teacher and trained journalist, and experienced “camera woman”, Shasta Townsend for an insightful training that is just what this time calls for!

 

 

Whether you're a Yoga teacher or fitness instructor, you'll feel confident, authenticity + clear, and you'll learn to “own” any room or livestream by what and how you're saying and being…

 

Since over 90% of how we communicate in a small or large group class is through words, it is necessary that you know to use your words wisely.

 

In this new era of livestream, video and Zoom, you must also learn how to:

 

  • Talk to the camera and be engaging
  • Translate not just words, but energy and feeling.
  • Engage people as a group and individuals virtually.
  • Mitigate distractions for them and help people remain focused.
  • Be the teacher that newbies feel comfortable + confident with and advanced practitioners flock too, all by mastering what comes out of your mouth!

 

Set yourself apart from the Yoga-teaching pack and learn:

 

  • The poor speaking habits (you don’t even know you are doing) that are distracting students and sabotaging your success
  • How to unleash your authentic voice, so you can feel totally confident and no longer doubt yourself
  • The secrets to owning your power in person and on livestreams so you are a magnetic teacher.
  • How finding + owning your voice will attract more students.
  • Build confidence with tech, virtual classes and livestream events.

 

This training is perfect for:

 

  • new teachers who want to hone in on their confidence and master this necessary skills
  • established teachers who want to break subconscious bad habits and take their teachings to the next level.
  • recent teacher training grads who wish to improve their cueing, confidence and even on-camera skills.
 

Shasta Townsend is a master teacher, and brings her two-decades of teaching knowledge both in person and on-line to give you the best practices. In addition, she has a background in media, broadcasting and on-camera work that will shed precious insight on how to be successful in online, virtual and even social media lives.

 

Training counts as 4 hours towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education or Balanced Life Yoga’s 300 Hour Professional Development hours.

 

 Register now the entire training will be sent to you…

Purchase the course and full access to online training and
course materials will be sent to you via email.

Only $149. Regularly $299. Save $150!!

 

 $149 + hst.  Get it now 

 

 

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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