Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training Victoria BC

The MĀ Yoga 200 hour yoga teacher training program in Victoria BC is an intensive journey into the heart of yoga practice. We provide an educational experience where students can fully immerse themselves into a yogic lifestyle. 

This Yoga Alliance-certified course is designed to create a foundation for a personal ritual that honours the space where each student arrives. Participants are provided with daily meditation assignments as well as audio/video tools to support the creation of a daily ritual, outside of class time.

Everyone is worth being seen exactly as they are. Our approach is not to “fix” anyone, but rather allow each person to find authentic living in their own way. For this reason, we believe the most important thing that is brought to each training is the individual. There is no interest in molding students into an idea of a yoga teacher. Rather, we are invested in seeing how the practices land in each unique body and how that translates into teaching.

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200 Hour Program

The MĀ Yoga 200-hour yoga teacher training program is a perfect introduction into ALL facets of yoga. Our goal within this education is to provide the student with a strong commitment to their own daily practice and a respectful relationship with the world of yoga. Our main focus in training is to provide a strong foundation in practical anatomy and physiology, yoga history, yoga philosophy (raja yoga and introductory tantra), meditation techniques, pranayama techniques, Vinyasa yoga asana, sound healing (gongs, crystal bowls, mantra), introduction to Ayurveda, trans inclusivity, decolonization of yoga, and trauma-informed teaching.

500 Hour Program

The world of yoga has many fascinating areas that can leave the practitioner awestruck at the idea of creation, personal dharma (purpose), and innate potential. The 500-hour certification program is perfect for students that already have a 200-hour foundation and are looking to develop in their own way. This program has two different pathways. Our Modular Program and our 4-week Intensive.

75-Hour Internship Program

Have you completed your 200-hour yoga teacher training? Are you looking to expand your skills? Further your education with the Internship program at MĀ Yoga!

Mentorship is a foundational aspect in becoming a yoga teacher and has been a part of the teaching journey for as long as these teachings have been shared. Taking a 200 hour training course is a great first step, but often leaves a gap for graduates as they step out into the world.

All of the teachers at MĀ deeply revere these practices and want to pass them down to our students with the highest respect and clarity.

The internship program is an invaluable learning opportunity that allows students that have already completed a 200-hour program a role of leadership within a 14-week 200 hour yoga teacher training. It is designed to help teachers refine their skills as yoga teachers and facilitators. With a flexible schedule and one on one support, this training opportunity is like no other.
A small group of interns (4-6) will shadow our 200 hour yoga teacher training as interns embark on their own separate learning journey.

Join Sarada Jagannath, Katyanna Ryan, Jonni-Lyn Friel, and Carley de Goede in a program that will launch your teaching and give you the opportunity to work with some of the city’s most experienced and dedicated yoga teachers.

Interns will meet in a group once a week for 2 hours. Group classes will be done in four modules.

  1. Module 1–Hands on Assist with Carley de Goede and Jonni-Lyn Friel

    Professional Videos of Sequences and Hands-on Adjustments: Interns can hone in more specifically on their learning through watching the videos of the series done in the program and refining their knowledge of adjustments through practice and careful instruction.

    Interns will attend āsana sessions within the program and offer hands-on assistance to the current training session. The lead instructor will shadow and observe their attention to detail and proficiency in the adjustments. This check-in during an actual class is a way for interns to really observe bodies and gain real-life practical skills.

  2. Module 2–Theming, Class preparation and Teaching Techniques Jonni-Lyn Friel and Katyanna Ryan

    Leadership Training: As a mentor, you will help to guide new students through the process. You may meet your mentees in the studio outside of class and help them prepare for practicums and encourage them as teachers.

  3. Module 3–Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Sarada Jagannath

    This module helps you to create a connection to Ayurvedic wellness and learn to incorporate a dinacharya (daily routine) as well as understand the medicine in a more profound way.

  4. Module 4–Mantra and Pranayama Sarada Jagannath and Katyanna Ryan

    Learn to pronounce Vedic mantras correctly and use them confidently in classes. Recording are provided.
    Use pranayama effectively and be clear in your teachings and personal practice.

  5. Module 5–Shadowing and Teaching Jonni-Lyn Friel and Katyanna Ryan

    Teaching Asana and Meditation: Interns take a leadership role within the program by teaching asana and meditation classes to the trainees. The lead instructor attends classes and gives feedback.

    Each intern has a small group of trainees that they will serve as mentors for. If the students are struggling the mentor is there to guide them and nourish their journey. As a mentor, you will help to guide new students through the process. You may meet your mentees in the studio outside of class and help them prepare for practicums and encourage them as teachers.

  6. Module 6–Workshop Preparation and Delivery Katyanna Ryan

    Bi-weekly one on one meetings(These are personal meetings and done outside of the group modules): Depending on your own personal interests and goals, each mentor will embark on a research journey into a particular topic. There will be plenty of support and collaboration with the lead instructor to develop a 2-hour long workshop on the topic. Your workshop can be done with any of the lead instructors depending on your topic. At the end of the training, the mentor will compile their efforts and deliver a workshop to the 200 hour trainees.

Hour Breakdown:

• Group Meeting: 28 Hours
• One on One meeting: 14 hours
• Teaching and Shadowing: 12 Hours
• Workshop Preparation/Research and Delivery: 21 Hours
• This is a 75 hour course that counts towards our 300 hour advanced certification
• A 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate is a prerequisite for this program.

Space is limited! Email katyanna@mayoga.ca for more information.

Investment: $1750

Prerequisites:

• 200 hour yoga alliance certified course
• Teaching experience

• Fill out application form below.
• Provide us with a short letter of recommendation from a yoga teacher or a student you have taught personally.
• All letters can be sent to katyanna@mayoga.ca with The Header LOR-(Applicants Last name, Applicants First Name.)

Please be advised that in order to be considered for this program you need the following:

• Provide us with a short letter of recommendation from a yoga teacher or a student you have taught personally.
• All letter can be sent to katyanna@mayoga.ca with The Header LOR-(Applicants Last name, Applicants First Name.)

 

Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship

MĀ Yoga is actively engaging in the conversations around inclusivity within the field of yoga. We have allotted two spaces per training for our 200-hour program and intensive 500-hour program, and one space per 500-hour module for a 50% reduction in cost.

If you are South Asian, a member of the BIPOC community, or trans,
you are eligible for a scholarship.