Learn to teach yoga in 2 10 day retreats: June -August 2021 (with an online component)
Summer Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hour Yoga Alliance registered training intensive
with Rebekka Walker, Chantal Russell & Natalie Rousseau
Hear the call to share your love of yoga and wellbeing? Want to learn to empower those around you through the teachings of yoga? Seeking to deepen your understanding and knowledge of the practice? Join us this summer for a revelatory and intimate retreat style teacher training; nestled in a stunning mountain chalet, explore near by lakes and practice in a hand crafted home studio resplendent in nature, 30 minutes north of Pemberton BC. Enjoy wood fired hot tubs, communal meals, deeply relevant teachings and lots of time to implement and practice.
MODULE 1: JUNE 2021 DATES TBC
SOULFUL AND SPIRITED: FINDING YOUR VOICE
WITH GUEST TEACHER NATALIE ROUSSEAU
Establishing your seat as a teacher, in and through the practice
Introduction to the history of classical yoga & Tantra
Creating intention in the classroom of life
Medicine Wheel teachings
Focus on form, foundation, precision in cueing, and biomechanics of all basic asana.
The architecture of the subtle body
The Bhagavad Gita
Gunas, Doshas, and intro to Ayurveda
Soul vs spirit: Mudras to support asana, meditation and fearless living
Teachings of Tantra
Adapting your sadhana, sustainable self care
MODULE 2: JUNE & JULY 2021
ONLINE ANATOMY & BIOMECHANICS
WITH MARTIN KIRK
Anatomy 101 Delivered as 10 90 minute pre recorded sessions
To be completed for graduation, and worked through at your own pace
MODULE 3| DATES TBC AUGUST 2021
PRACTICED AND PLAYFUL: INTEGRATING YOUR WISDOM
Therapeutic applications of optimal alignment
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Mudra, Mantra & Myth
Fine tuning our knowledge of form, foundation, precision in cueing and biomechanics of all basic asana.
Practicum and Written Exam
7:00-9:00am Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
10:30-1:30pm Fundamentals: form, foundation, cueing, biomechanics
3:30-6:30 Philosophy and Practice
PRE PAID TUITION: $2995, offer ends April 2021. $3300 afterwards.
PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE. We're pleased to offer a payment flexible payment agreement of four equal payments of $875. The first payment is due upon registration, 2nd payment due June 15th, 3rd Payment due: July 15th, 4th Payment due August 15th, Please note that the payment plan is only available for the full tuition of $3500, and is not applicable to the early bird or pre paid rate.
$500 NON RESIDENTIAL TUITION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR THOSE LIVING IN THE PEMBERTON VALLEY: Please reference this on your application
Tuition includes: Shared accommodation (2- 3 per room) and graduation certificate for Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certification (upon successful completion of program)
Tuition does not include: required texts, transportation, meals (there is a gourmet kitchen in which students may prepare their own meals. In years past we have also paired up participants and assigned a dinner prep schedule. This will be put to the group prior to arrival)
COVID19 PRECAUTIONS: If the program cannot begin due to a wave, all tuition paid in 2020/2021 will be refunded fully or defferred. If we cannot gather for our 2nd module, the program will transition to live online learning. Students will be asked to self isolate with a small family bubble prior to gathering for our modules. Group size is maximum of 10.
REBEKKA WALKER is a Yoga Alliance Certified E-RYT 500 with a background in Iyengar, Vinyasa, Restorative, Anusara Yoga, & over 2000 hours of teacher training in these methods. Her lifelong study and exploration of tantric and buddhist philosophy, Ayurverda, holistic healing and therapeutic bio-mechanics, has led Rebekka to develop and teach yoga and yoga therapy programs worldwide. Celebrating 10 years of training teachers, she was formerly an Anusara Certified Teacher and is the director of teacher training for the Vancouver School of Yoga's 200 and 300 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Programs. Guiding students to share the wisdom of yoga with clarity, joy, and exquisite precision has been her passion for over 15 years. With a focus on alignment and inspiration, Rebekka's classes, courses, retreats and teacher trainings are heart warming, poetic journeys, inside and out.
CHANTAL RUSSELL has been practicing yoga for over a decade and has been teaching since 2005. In 2007, she graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Toronto. Since then, she has facilitated nutrition workshops, cleanses, one-on-one consultations, and taught in some of Canada's top yoga studio's in Toronto and Vancouver. From 2010-12 she apprenticed with internationally celebrated yoga innovator Sianna Sherman, during which time she assisted numerous teacher training programs in San Francisco and Paris, completed in depth studies in pre-natal and yoga therapeutics, and studied with top yoga and meditation scholars including Sally Kempton, Paul Muller-Ortega, Christopher Wallis and Douglas Brooks. She currently manages Bowen Island Yoga, off the west coast of British Columbia where she resides, is a faculty member at The Vancouver School of Yoga, oversees the yoga & nutrition program at The Orchard addiction recovery centre, runs retreats around the world, and is a regular contributor to Rebelle Society. When not teaching or writing, she can be found gardening with her husband and son, reading by the fire, or traveling the world in search of good waves, healing foods and nourishing conversation.
NATALIE ROUSSEAU I teach yoga because I believe in its power to heal and to transform and I have seen that yoga can offer these gifts to anyone, no matter where they are starting from. To me yoga is a path of both self empowerment and deep humility, and to be a teacher on this path is one of the greatest honours of my life. My classes reflect the knowledge I have received in my many years as a student of the Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Anusara traditions, all spoken through the lens of my own personal life experience. My offerings are infused with the things that inspire me most, and so you can expect the asana practices that I teach to be woven around themes related to the power of practice, the wisdom of nature, and the wonder of living an ordinary life lit up through mindful presence.