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Open Source Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training
with Dan Clement
April 1st - April 28th, 2013
This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program follows the guidelines set out by the Yoga Alliance, ensuring the highest educational standards of quality, integrity, and professionalism. Participants will develop a personal yoga practice appropriate for each individual while learning to foster a connection with their own inner wisdom and voice. It is from this deeper connection to Self that the ability to communicate the practice to others in a dynamic and sensitive way blossoms.
We concentrate on exceptional training. We do not operate as a Yoga studio running daily classes, but focus on training great teachers and are being hosted by a great Studio in Hari Om Yoga langley.
The philosophy of our training is to make the practice of Yoga accessible, fun, safe, and honor the traditions of Yoga while playing a part in its’ evolution. The foundation of the program is grounded in an "Open Source" philosophy - all paths that lead to deeper understanding are honorable, and as Consciousness is expanding and evolving, our path is open to continuing inquiry and refinement. Every being is seen as a condensation of Supreme Consciousness, with an innate wisdom. As the artist Michelangelo said, in order to make a sculpture he simply had to “remove all the stone that was not a part of the statue”. Yoga practice is as well, a process of revelation. In our methodology, Yoga practice is not imposed on the individual - Yoga practice is adapted to the individual. Teachers in training develop their innate, sometimes dormant skills of clear communication and leadership along with a personal practice suited to their individual needs and goals. It is a Zen tradition to send a student to another teacher, a teacher who may offer a completely different approach. We bring in guest instructors from a variety of Yoga disciplines - Yin, Vijnana, Vinyasa flow, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Therapy. In this way, the students’ faculties of discrimination and inner wisdom are stimulated. A clear understanding of differences in approach allows an honoring of that approach, and incorporation into one’s teaching of what is helpful.
Participants need only have the desire to embark on what is essentially a life-long discipline, and the energy and time to give full attention to study and practice for the duration of the program. Many students have asked if it is important to have an advanced physical practice in order to teach Yoga. The ability to perform difficult postures is not necessarily a hallmark of advanced practice. Advanced practice is the ability to go deeply into the simple. Familiarity with asana practice is required, however, as you will be practicing at least 2 hours per day and must be energetically capable of this.
Graduates from our Yoga Teacher Training in B.C. will receive a Yoga Alliance recognized certificate and can expect to be employable worldwide in the yoga industry.
Some of the main components of the training:
Dan Clement is the primary teacher and teaches 140 hours of the course. Guest teachers include:
OPEN SOURCE CERTIFICATION - 200 hour level standards
Asana Proficiency - demonstrate the pose form of:
Asana demonstration will be subjectively graded on physical integrity, movement with breath, smooth transistions demonstrating continuity of mental focus. Pranayama - demonstrate Ujjaii breath, Nadi Shodhana.
Duration - approximately 15 - 25 minutes.
Video of asana demonstration and asana teaching can be uploaded to youtube privately, or copied to d.v.d and mailed in. Certification awarded upon successful review. If first review does not pass requirements, feedback will be provided on how to improve. Up to 3 more videos may be submitted at a cost of $150 each.
Your Investment into your Training:
Cost for the course is $2,400 plus hst – note a $500 refundable deposit is too accompany your application. Once you have received back an acceptance letter your $500 deposit becomes NON-REFUNDABLE.
*Textbooks are approximately $100 extra plus hst.
*If you are coming from out-of-town, we will assist you in finding affordable nearby accommodations.
Your Daily Schedule:
Monday to Friday 8am to 4:30pm with an hour of lunch time
Sundays 12:15pm to-8:45pm with an hour of lunch time
Saturdays are a day off
TYPICAL DAY OF TRAINING
*Daily schedule varies with guest instructors, student practicum classes and location and hours of training.
*A wide variety of eating establishments are nearby to Hari Om Yoga for lunch.
ABOUT HARI OM YOGA - YOUR HOST
As a multi-styles yoga studio Hari Om Yoga offers a wide variety of yoga classes ranging from the more physically intensive (Hot flow, Core yoga Fusion and Prana Flow classes) through to the more relaxive / or with a particular focal point (Restorative, Relax Deeply, Hatha, Luna yoga - all about hips and lower back classes) and in-between (Yin/ Yang - half the class movement oriented with the second half deeper stretching lengthening out , Flow & Focus, Heart & Soul, Shakti flow, Beginners Hot, Yoga with Alignment, Form of the Pose and Yin Yoga classes) and pre-registered series like Pre-Natal and Family yoga.
Along with being a multi-styled yoga studio we are a activewear retail store - come visit for retail therapy to shop on our 2,000 sq ft retail main floor and reception area. On the main we have also a small library for those seeking to chill out and during your teaching training you will likely meet Charlie the resident ‘house cat” and the two Bernese Mountain dogs Misha & Kahula and Bella the German Sheppard all who are very friendly who you are welcome to interact with – the yoga studio itself is our second floor very private away from the retail main floor.
Below is a map link to our location (two driveways on your right on the southside of 64th Avenue as you pass 202nd Street. Hari Om Yoga occupies the middle section of a stand alone building with Lifemark Health Centre on the front of the building).
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APPLICATION FOR TRAINING
Applicants for the course do not need years of experience in yoga. English language proficiency is essential, as is the time and energy to devote to the course, and good physical and mental health. Student can miss a maximum of 2 days (15 hours) of training and still be able to certify.
A $500 refundable application fee is required with this application with the $500 becoming non-refundable upon acceptance into the program. The balance of the training investment can be paid in installments prior to the April 1st start on as a single payment on April 1st.
Dan Clement’s Open Source Yoga Teacher Training at Hari Om Yoga Langley
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