Teacher Training

Teacher Training

Our Yoga Alliance certified teacher training programs have been created to align with Breathe's core values of "yoga for everyone". Whether you've always dreamed of becoming a yoga teacher or simply want to deepen your own personal practice, we have a training to suit your needs.


The Prenatal Method 85-Hour (Spring Session)

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Our 85-Hour Yoga Alliance Registered PreNatal Method Teacher Training is designed to give you all the tools and techniques necessary to safely and effectively guide your students through their entire pregnancy, during labour and after the arrival of baby.

As a registered prenatal yoga teacher (RPYT), it is important that your students feel confident, safe and supported during this sacred time in their lives.

In this training, you will learn:

  • the subtle nuances of teaching Pre and Post Natal Asana;
  • safe movement and modifications throughout the trimesters, during labour and after;
  • how to gain the trust of and foster emotional support for your students;
  • exercises to aid in the safe recovery of the pelvic floor;
  • relaxation, meditation and pranayama techniques.

This training is open to all yoga teachers, midwives, doulas, nurses or anyone else looking to deepen their understanding of the physical and emotional connection between yoga and childbirth.

Amy Martin (ERYT-200, RPYT) is an experienced yoga teacher specializing in pre and post natal yoga. She is also a certified birth and post-partum doula. Her unique combination of education and experience has given her the tools necessary to support women to give birth with grace and strength. It has also allowed her to teach yoga to her clients throughout their pregnancies and then be there to provide the necessary physical, mental and emotional support during labour, delivery and beyond.


Sat, Sun02/03/2019 to 07/04/2019
$950+GST if paid before January 19, 2019
$1,050+GST
Price includes unlimited yoga for the duration of the training. A $350 non-refundable deposit is required to hold spot. Full payment is due prior to start date and is non-refundable.

This training will be held at our McKenzie Towne Location as follows:

Saturday, March 2 - Sunday, March 3
Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 10
Saturday, March 30 - Sunday, March 31
Saturday, April 6 - Sunday, April 7

For more information email, e-mail theprenatalmethod@breathehotyoga.ca.

The Barre Method 10-Hour (Spring Session)

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This 2-day intensive is designed to give you the tools and techniques needed to choreograph and facilitate a fun, dynamic and results-based barre class that is inspired by proper alignment and posture.

Topics covered in this training include:
  • Proper alignment principles inspired by yoga and ballet
  • Appropriate variations and modifications
  • Choreographing to music and creating fun playlists
  • Incorporation of props in a safe and effective way
  • Ballet terms and vocabulary
  • Introduction to pre and post natal barre classes

Training will be held at McKenzie Towne as follow:

Saturday, March 16th from 3pm-8pm

Sunday, March 17th from 1:30pm-6:30pm

*Are you a Breathe Hot Yoga School graduate (The Breathe Method 200 Hour)? If so, contact angelique@breathehotyoga.ca to receive an exclusive offer!

Angelique Panther (E-RYT 200, YACEP, and AFLCA group fitness instructor) has over 4000+ hours of teaching experience in barre, spin, sculpt and yoga. She blends creativity and skill to motivate her students in the pursuit of their fitness goals through fun and dynamic classes.


Sat, Sun16/03/2019 to 17/03/2019
$375+GST if paid in full prior to February 2nd
$425+GST
Full payment is due prior to start date and is non-refundable. For more information or to register, please visit our website.

The Adjuster Method 20-Hour (Spring Session)

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The Adjuster Method is a practical 20-hour intensive training designed for yoga teachers and experienced students who are interested in expanding their knowledge of alignment and anatomy as they relate to common yoga poses. As a teacher, this training will improve your confidence to guide your students into a safer practice through the use of physical and verbal cues. As a student, this training will encourage a more safe and sustainable personal practice.

This training includes:
  • Study of basic anatomy and general alignment applied to sun salutations, standing postures, backbends, forward folds and twists
  • Principles of adjusting - developing skills in observation, communication, intention setting and connection
  • Instruction on how to avoid common misalignments and injuries
  • Appropriate use of props and modifications
  • Hands-on experience in practicing key adjustments
  • Developing succinct and alignment based cuing

Join Angelique Panther (E-RYT200, YACEP) as she cultivates community, connection and trust in this fun, interactive training.

Training will be held at McKenzie Towne as follows:
Saturday, April 27th from 12:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday, April 28th from 8am-6:00pm

*The Adjuster Method training qualifies towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.

Full payment is due prior to start date and is non-refundable. For more information or to register visit our website or email theadjustermethod@breathehotyoga.ca.

Suggested reading material:

Yoga Adjustments - Mark Stephens, Shiva Rea
Yoga Critical Alignment - Gert van Leeuwen
Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses - Ray Long
Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga - Ray Long


Sat, Sun27/04/2019 to 28/04/2019
$375+GST if paid in full prior to March 15th
$425+GST
Full payment is due prior to start date and is non-refundable.

The Breathe Method 200-Hour (Spring/Summer 2019)

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Upon graduating from our 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training, you will have a comprehensive understanding of yoga asana, pranayama, anatomy, meditation, and philosophy. You will gain confidence through experience by beginning to teach on day one in a safe and supportive group so that you are ready to lead students the day you graduate. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to register with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200 certified yoga teacher.

Topics covered in this program:

  • Yoga philosophy, history, and mythology
  • Meditation and pranayama techniques
  • Anatomy and biomechanics of the physical body in yoga asana (posture)
  • Anatomy of the subtle energy body and chakra system - practice & theory
  • Teaching methodology, including cuing and voice techniques
  • Sequencing strategies to develop creative and effective classes
  • Business of yoga… and more!

Our Teacher Training is facilitated by two of Breathe’s senior instructors:

Lacey Smith - Lacey holds a RYT-500 Hour designation from Yoga Alliance. She has been practicing yoga for over 16 years and has 7 years of teaching experience, with vinyasa flow being her specialty. She has trained with many accomplished teachers including David Swenson, Nora Maskey, Baron Baptiste, and Travis Elliott.

Chris Rurka - Chris holds an ERYT-200 Hour designation from Yoga Alliance. He has been teaching yoga full-time for 8 years and has learned from many accomplished teachers including Ana Forrest and Rameen Peyrow.


Sat, Sun04/05/2019 to 25/08/2019
$2,995+GST if paid in full prior to March 4, 2019
$3,295+GST
Price includes unlimited yoga for the duration of the training. Once application is approved a $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold spot. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to start date and is non-refundable.

Training will be at held at MCKENZIE TOWNE from 12:00pm-10:00pm Saturdays and 8:00am-6:00pm on Sundays on the following weekends:
May 4-5
June 8-9
July 12-13
August 9-10
There will also be a one-week intensive from August 19-25*.

For more information email or to apply e-mail thebreathemethod@breathehotyoga.ca.

* Exact times may vary.

** Payment Plan Contract available for $3,000+GST (in addition to $500 deposit). Payments will automatically come off credit card in equal instalments of $1,000+GST. NOTE: We do not accept AMEX, Visa Debit or prepaid credit cards.


Instructors

Lacey Smith

Lacey Smith

Lacey holds a RYT-500 Hour designation from Yoga Alliance. She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and has over 7 years of teaching experience with vinyasa flow being her specialty. She has trained…

Chris Rurka

Chris Rurka

Chris holds an ERYT-200 Hour designation from Yoga Alliance. He has been practicing for over 10 years and has been teaching full-time for 8 years. Chris has been blessed to learn from many accomplished…

Angelique Panther

Angelique Panther

Angelique (E-RYT200 and YACEP) teaches yoga full-time and has over 2500 hours of practical hands-on experience. She is known for her amazing yoga adjustments and for crafting safe and exciting yoga sequences.…

Liane Knox

Liane Knox

Liane, E-RYT200, YACEP, is trained through Frog Lotus Yoga and has complete the Yoga Therapy Certification at MRU. She is also certified in pre/post-natal yoga, adjusting, yin yoga and functional movement.

Amy Martin

Amy Martin

Amy Martin (ERYT-200, RPYT) is an experienced yoga teacher specializing in pre and post natal yoga. She is also a certified birth and post-partum doula. Her unique combination of education and experience…


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