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200 hr La Vida Veda Ayurveda and Yoga Teacher Training in Edmonton

This teacher training program is rich in the wisdom of classical Yoga and Ayurveda. The integration of Yoga and Ayurveda brings out the complete healing potential of Yoga and the complete spiritual potential of Ayurveda. In this hands on training we will focus on the practical application of these ancient traditions as inherent synergistic healing systems. Used together they form an ideal path to total health, wellbeing and self realization for body mind and consciousness.

As an Ayurveda Practitioner and massage therapist, Jessica’s style of teaching is sourced from western and eastern anatomy, alignment and Ayurveda. She’s inspired to help you master your unique constitution and connect to the healer and teacher within. Her teachings are woven with inspiration and wisdom that helps students of yoga master their unique constitution and channel the healer and teacher within. Ayurveda is based totally upon the knowledge of “prakruti”, the individual constitution. If every individual knows their mind-body constitution, then one can understand what is the optimal diet, lifestyle, and yoga practices for oneself to create a happy balanced life.

This program is perfect for aspiring teachers and students of yoga who wish to deepen their practice and understanding of themselves, Yoga and Ayurveda.

This teacher training is a 200 hour certification program in compliance with the Yoga Alliance of North America. La Vida Veda Ayurveda and Yoga School is a registered and recognized yoga school (RYS) of the Yoga Alliance.

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  • DATES TUITION LOCATION

    Location:

    Edmonton, AB, 2019
    Reveal Movement Studio

     

    2019 Dates:

    Program Dates

    Fridays 6:00-9:00pm Saturdays & Sundays 9:00am-5:00pm on the following weekends:

    January 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27

    February 8,9,10 & 22, 23, 24

    March 8,9,10 & 22, 23, 24

    April *One month challenge, book reports, 2 hour online group session with Jessica

    May *One week intensive 9:00am-5:00pm 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, June 1st is only half day with lunch

    June 14,15,16 & 21, 22, 23

    Tuition deadlines:

    Earlybird registration by November 17th, 2018: $3000 + tax

    Regular pricing thereafter: $3300 + tax

    Payment details:

    Non-refundable deposit of $1000 due upon acceptance.

    Full tuition due by January 17th, 2019

    SAMPLE Schedule:
    Weekend Schedule: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm

    One Week Intensive Schedule (May 27-31st, 2019):

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Monday-Friday


  • CURRICULUM

    1. Yoga techniques & practice: understanding the La Vida Veda Ayurveda and Yoga practice

    Introduction to the principles of alignment, Ayurvedic yoga sequences, and the foundational concepts of the science of Ayurveda.
    Introduction to basic pranayama (breathing techniques)
    Introduction to meditation techniques
    Pratyahara and meditation as healing tools
    Introduction to Sanskrit terminology

    2. Teaching methodology: the basics of yoga instruction

    Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, and adjusting
    Practice of hands-on adjustments and verbal instruction skills
    Introduction to sequencing
    Vata, Pitta and Kapha balancing asana, pranayama and meditation techniques
    Introduction to therapeutic sequencing; how to encourage balance of the doshas- the mind body constitution of the individual and any current constitutional imbalances
    Discussion on teaching and instruction styles
    Introduction to the basics of the business of yoga

    3. Anatomy & physiology: the physical and energetic bodies

    Physical anatomy and physiology with Jessica Kruse
    Introduction to connective tissue and exploration of key muscle groups and bony landmarks
    Introduction to an Ayurvedic perspective on physical and energetic anatomy and physiology
    Thorough introduction to the tridosha; Vata, Pitta and Kapha
    Introduction to the energetic effects of asana and meditation
    Introduction to bandhas, chakras, gunas, koshas, nadis, vayus
    Introduction to the marma points of Ayurveda
    Basic diagnostic skills according to the prakruti/vikruti paradigm of Ayurveda

    4. Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics: living Yoga

    Study and discussion of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the 8-limbed path
    Discussion of The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
    Discussion of Ayurveda for Self Healing
    Introduction to Ayurvedic Psychology
    Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition, diet and lifestyle
    Dinacharya- the Ayurveda daily routine

    Required material: Book list
    Please purchase the following yoga texts for your teaching training. *Please note that the Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika have numerous translations; the translation which is used and recommended by Jessica for the teacher training is listed below.
    The Key Muscles of Yoga (Volume 1), by Ray Long
    Hatha Yoga Pradipika, by Swami Muktibodhananda
    The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Swami Satchidananda
    Light on Pranayama, by B.K.S. Iyengar
    The Heart of Yoga, by TKV Desikachar
    Ayurveda; The Science of Self Healing, by Dr. Vasant Lad
    Yoga Teachers’ Toolbox by Joseph Le Page and Lilian Le Page

    Supplemental reads:
    The following are additional resources which we feel are a complement to your training but are not required for the program.
    Prakruti, Dr. Robert Svoboda
    The Anatomy of the Spirit, Dr. Caroline Myss
    The Language of Yoga: Complete A to Z Guide to Asana, Names, Sanskrit Terms and Chants, Nicolai Bachman


  • FAQS

    WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

    Deposits are non-refundable always. Once the training commences, there are no refunds for the remainder of any payments for the training, only a credit towards a subsequent La Vida Veda Ayurveda and Yoga teacher training.

     

    WHERE CAN I ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION?

    Info sessions are generally held prior to the commencement of each program. Please check our workshops page closer to the approaching date or contact us to find out more.

     

    WILL I BE QUALIFIED TO TEACH YOGA ONCE I COMPLETE MY 200 HOURS?

    Absolutely! This La Vida Veda Ayurveda and Yoga teacher training program is designed to get you started on your teaching path. Jessica Kruse’s 200 hour program will give you the tools and the skills necessary to become a proficient Hatha Yoga teacher.  You will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as long as you have completed the entire 200 hours.

     

    WHAT IS THE YOGA ALLIANCE?

    The Yoga Alliance was formed in 1999 to recognize and promote teachers that maintain a specific standard with the Alliance. The La Vida Veda Ayurveda and Yoga School is a registered and recognized school and all graduates of the La Vida Veda Ayurveda and Yoga teacher training program are automatically eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT.

     

    WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY?

    It is suggested that you have had a regular yoga practice for at least one or two years, and we always say the more experience the better. Application can be completed and submitted via our online form, we also require a reference letter with application.

     

    WHAT IF I MISS A CLASS?

    To obtain your certificate you must complete 100% of the training in compliance with the the Yoga Alliance standards. At La Vida Veda Ayurveda and Yoga School we understand things come up and you might have to miss a class.

    OUR POLICY FOR MAKE UP TIME: If you miss a class or weekend, in order to complete the program you will need to make up the equivalent time in a subsequent teacher training. You will not receive your certification until you have completed the make up session.

     

    WHERE DO I PURCHASE BOOKS REQUIRED FOR THE TRAINING?

    Some of the required books can be purchased at your local bookstore or studio hosting the teacher training. Many people purchase these books off amazon.com; be sure to check our reading list for the correct translation of each book.