International Yoga Alliance Registered
Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan
Director:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance

CLICK HERE to visit our International Yoga Alliance Website
for Reviews by Namaskar Yoga RYT 200 Graduates

Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon Studio location: 615 - 2 Avenue North Saskatoon
(no mail delivery at studio)
Mailing address: 2326 Haultain Avenue S7J 1R1      Phone: (306) 241-3409
Office Hours:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

For registration information please email:  namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com

  
 Courses offered:

*Separate Yoga Teacher Certification 18 hour Modules 
Teaching Basic Asanas -  Teaching Intermediate - Teaching Advanced 
Yoga Anatomy * Meditation * Yoga Philosophy and more...

* Attend all 10 Modules to complete the 
Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Program 

* Continued Education Modules
Teaching Basic Prenatal Asanas * Yin Yoga * Yoga Nidra * Restorative * Yoga for Kids! 
Yoga to Stretch & Strengthen the Low Back * Yoga for Stress and more...



See below for details for all trainings




 2014 YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION 
TRAINING MODULES

Continuing Education Credits available for Yoga Alliance and SPRA
  
TO REGISTER 
for any of the following modules:
Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration
Please note:  These trainings sometimes become full, therefore receipt of a completed 
Application for Registration and fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.  

Some modules have Required Texts.   
These texts are popular so should be ordered as soon as possible and well ahead of time.  
Please visit:  http://teachertrainingnews.blogspot.ca/ for pictures and descriptions of required texts.

Yoga Teacher Certification: Teaching Basic Asanas
  
Description:  Methods to design and teach beneficial, safe yoga classes for various venues:   studios, clubs, fitness centers, community associations, corporate, private.  Students will receive a Namaskar Yoga Studio pose manual for training of technique and practice in teaching: cueing, sequencing, transitions, modifications and breathing, basic yoga history and philosophy, styles of yoga, teaching styles, basic anatomy and safety.  Upon completion of training and practice teaching requirements, participants receive certification to teach Basic/Beginner Level Yoga Classes. 

This training is suitable for those practicing yoga, or Fitness Instructors/Personal Trainers, or other Fitness/Health/Wellness Practitioners.   Individuals who would like to attend just to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice are also welcome.

Requirements for Certification Full attendance at module, regular yoga practice, plus 4 hours mentored practice teaching, or equivalent as discussed with Director.   
See http://teachertrainingnews.blogspot.ca/ for Mentored Practice Teaching options.

Namaskar Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with the International Yoga Alliance and is the Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for the SPRA and City of Saskatoon Leisure Services.   CEC's available for SPRA and the International Yoga Alliance.


Next scheduled dates for Teaching Basic Asanas Modules:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  February 7-8, 2015
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  Lunch "on the mat"
Fee: $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching to Specific Groups Module

Description:  Teachers will receive specific training in teaching to various groups of participants:  Yoga for Seniors, Gentle Yoga, Chair-Assisted Yoga, Yoga for Children and Sport-specific.  This module will include anatomical, physiological and psychological issues and considerations for various participants. We will learn how to develop and deliver effective, beneficial and adaptive classes for these specific groups of participants.  Also, considerations in teaching  Prenatal Yoga, various styles of yoga and teaching in various venues.   
Prerequisite for Yoga Teacher Certification is Teaching  Basic Asanas module or equivalent

Next scheduled date for Teaching to Specific Groups module:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  March 28-29, 2015
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat" 
Prerequisite:  Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  April 25-26, 2014 - excat date t.b.a.
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  Lunch "on the mat"
Special location:  La Ronge, SK
This is a special training in co-operation with Pre-Cam Community School in LaRonge.
For registration information please contact:  Sarah Jepson sarahjepson@nlsd113.ca

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Teaching Intermediate Asanas

Description:
 - Over 30 intermediate level asanas.
- Methods to develop interesting, inspiring intermediate and multi-level classes
- Varying options and methods to increase challenge in all types of classes
- Fitness/Power/Vinyasa
- Techniques to incorporate for advanced focus, awareness, increased challenge in poses.
- Further development of individual teaching and communication skills.
- Safe hands-on adjustments.
- Pranayama
- Introduction to the paths of yoga philosophy and their application when teaching.


Next scheduled date for Teaching Intermediate Asanas Module:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Intermediate Asanas
Date:  March 28-29, 2015
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"    
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas 
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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If you are interested in further Yoga Teacher Training please see below:

Continue your Yoga Teacher Training with Namaskar Yoga!

 INTERNATIONAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
200 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE
REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER  PROGRAM
The program consists of 10 weekend modules
Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Lead Trainer, Yoga Alliance
Namaskar Yoga has been training and certifying Yoga Teachers since 2009.

For program and registration information on the 2015 Program 
please email:  namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com


2015 RYT PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Please see below for scheduling of dates

Training dates may be subject to change if a scheduling conflict occurs

* Interested participants can attend any or all of the following modules in 2014 or 2015 
(Please see below to note if there are any prerequisites and/or required texts)
* Each module is registered for separately. 
* Participants completing all 10 modules can register with the International Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

If you have any questions or are interested in attending any or all of the 200 Hours of Yoga Alliance RYT Training, please email:  namaksaryoga.sk@gmail.com


TO REGISTER 
for any of the following modules:

Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration
Please note:  These trainings sometimes become full, therefore receipt of a completed 
Application for Registration and fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.  

Some modules have Required Texts.   
These texts are popular so should be ordered as soon as possible and well ahead of time.  
Please visit:  http://teachertrainingnews.blogspot.ca/ for pictures and descriptions of required texts.

Teaching Basic Asanas 
Date:  February 7-8, 2015 
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm.  Lunch "on the mat"
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Date:  March 28-29, 2015 
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Module:  Retrain one of Teaching Basic, Intermediate, Prenatal or Advanced Asanas
Date:  Trainee's choice
The Trainee can choose one of the following modules to retrain:  Teaching Basic Asansas, Teaching Intermediate Asanas, Teaching Advanced Asanas or Teaching Basic Prenatal Asanas. The Trainee will be asked to observe and assist the new participants.  Homework requirement:  Essay to be submitted after completion of module.
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  April 18-19, 2015 
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite:  Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Meditation 
Date:  May 30-31, 2015 - Please note:  On Oct 21, 2014 this date was rescheduled to May 30-31
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm - Lunch "on the mat"
1 Required Text:  The Living Gita - The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami Satchidananda.   Visit  http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts.  These texts are popular so should be purchased or ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Anatomy
Next date:  June 27-28, 2015 
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm - Lunch "on the mat"
1 Required Text:  "Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga (spiral bound version)" or "The Key Muscles of Yoga: The Scientific Keys, Volume 1 (paperback version)"  by Ray Long and Chris MacIvor.  
Visit  http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts.  These texts are popular so should be purchased or ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.  Prework assigned after registration.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching Advanced Asanas
Date:  August 8-9, 2015 
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm - Lunch "on the mat". 
Prerequisite:  Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Philosophy of Yoga 
Next date:  September 12-13,  2015 
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm  Lunch "on the mat"
2 Required TextsThe Living Gita - Complete Bhagavad Gita - Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami Satchidananda and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali -  Translation and Commentary by  Sri Swami Satchidananda  Visit  http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts.  These texts are popular so should be purchased or ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)

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Program Review:  Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy
Date:  October 17-18,  2015 
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Prerequisite:  This module includes review, in-class quizzes, and assignments on Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy and Meditation, Intermediate/Advanced technique and teaching skills.
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The Sum of the Parts
Date: November 14-15,  2015 
Prework: See Registration form
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)

All 10 modules and requirements must be completed to receive the 200 Hour RYT Certificate to register with the International Yoga Alliance.
Note:  If you have to miss a module during the year, contact the Director asap to see if arrangements can be made to make up the required contact hours and information at another module to complete the 200 hours.

Please email namaskaryoga.sk@saskatoon.com if you are interested in receiving further information about the Yoga Alliance 2015 200-Hour RYT Program
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Another set of modules will be scheduled in 2016 if and when sufficient interest is show in registration.
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   Namaksar Yoga Studio is a Registered Yoga Teacher Training School  
with the International Yoga Alliance
Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Alliance and SPRA:
CEC's for International Yoga Alliance - 18 contact + 2 non-contact hours per module
CEC's for SPRA - 12 per module
 Namaskar Yoga is the Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for Yoga Instructor Certification with SPRA and Saskatoon Leisure Services Civic Centers
Saskatoon Leisure Services Bursaries available for Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas and Specific Groups.  Contact: Rhonda.Mattern@saskatoon.ca
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AFTER GRADUATING THE NAMASKAR YOGA 200 HOUR RYT PROGRAM, GRADUATES CAN RETRAIN ANY OF THE 10 RYT PROGRAM MODULES FOR A REDUCED FEE.  
To inquire, please contact the Director at kathleenyoga@gmail.com
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 Namaskar Yoga
Studio Location:  615 - 2nd Avenue North downtown Saskatoon
 
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
 
For information regarding 2015 Prenatal Yoga Training
CLICK HERE
 or email: namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com

Continuing Education Credits 
Yoga Alliance and SPRA
for Certified and Registered Yoga Teachers

SCHEDULED IN 2015:

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CHAIR ASSISTED YOGA TRAINING
Date: January 10, 2015
Time:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm  (6.5 contact hours)

Fee:  $120.00
Instructor Chair Assisted Yoga:  Rosalynne Tayler, RYT200
Instructor Chair Yoga:  Jennifer Wilfing, RYT200
Description of Chair Assisted Yoga Training section with Rosalynne:  5 hours

If Yoga is to be truly inclusive, older adults or those with fitness challenges should have the opportunity to enjoy its benefits in a safe and non-judgemental environment. We will learn about special considerations for this group and how to modify yoga poses with chair support to accommodate their needs. Take away practical teaching tips you can implement immediately, a leader’s manual with pose illustrations and cues, and a sample lesson plan. Chair Assisted Yoga includes options for standing, seated and floor poses with various levels of chair assistance for the participant to adapt to his/her particular needs.
Description Chair Yoga section with Jennifer:  1 1/2 hours
The Chair Yoga section will include a short lecture and demonstration of yoga practice for individuals who are dealing with challenges that may require them to remain seated for their entire yoga practice.
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YOGA - STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN THE LOW BACK
Date:  January 11, 2015
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  (8 contact hours)
Fee:  $145.00 
+ required text cost $30  (see below) 
Instructor:  Rosalynne Tayler, RYT, Certified Older Adult Exercise, Yoga for the Low Back
Description This workshop revisits our knowledge of back anatomy, combining it with breathing technique and selected yoga poses and stretches to support a healthy low back and injury prevention.  Key learning includes: accessing deep stabilizing muscles, the value of muscle relaxation and modifying/sequencing poses for a healthy back and a safe, effective practice.
Required text:  Essential Low Back Program:  Relieve Pain and Restore Health -  Book and CD by Robin Rothenberg.  This text will be provided by the Instructor at the training for a cost of approximately $30 (includes gst and shipping costs)
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PRENATAL / POSTNATAL YOGA TRAINING

Basic Prenatal Asanas
Date: February 28 - March 1, 2015
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, International Yoga Alliance
Description of Training: Students will receive a Prenatal Pose Manual, with training and practice of 30 basic prenatal asanas, as well as study of the benefits, contraindications, modifications and variations for prenatal yogis.  Students will also have training and practice specific to prenatal yoga:  cueing, sequencing, transitions, pranayama, mantrasvarious teaching styles and practice teaching.  We will learn methods to design, develop and teach beneficial and adaptive, safe prenatal yoga classes.  Basicprenatal yoga anatomy and philosophy.  Individuals who would like to attend this training to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice are welcome   

Note to 200 Hour RYT Participants:  This module qualifies as a Retrain of Teaching Asanas.
Please visit:  http://namaskaryogaprenatal.blogspot.ca/ for more details

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RESTORATIVE YOGA TRAINING
Date:  Saturday (Fall 2015 - exact date t.b.a.)
Times:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm  with working lunch Total contact hours:  8
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Restorative Yoga
Fee:  $145
Description of Training: 
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MEDITATIONS AND YOGA NIDRA 
Date:  Sunday  (Fall 2015 - exact date t.b.a.)
Times:  9:00 am - 5:00  with working lunch Total contact hours:  8
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Yoga Nidra training
Fee:  $145
Description of Training: 

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YOGA FOR KIDS!

Next date:  January 24-25 2015  This date is tentative.  Please email to let us know if you are interested
Times:   Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6 pm  (18 contact hours)
Fee:  $325 
+ $25 Required 180 page Yoga for Kids! manual/text = $350 (inc gst)
Instructor:  Amanda Plante, RYT 200, Certified Children's Yoga Teacher

Description of Training:  Namaskar Yoga's  "Yoga for Kids!"  Teacher Training Module is designed for yoga teachers, educators, parents and anyone who would like to share the joy of yoga with young people. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to take this workshop; however, only registered yoga teachers can receive continuing education credit through the International Yoga Alliance for this certification course.   In this 18-hour experiential training we will explore how physical poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation practices, relaxation techniques and yogic philosophy can be adapted to be engaging.  With the focus on having fun, you will learn yoga-influenced songs, stories and games to inspire children from preschoolers to adolescents. This workshop will provide practical theory and discussion of age-appropriate teaching techniques as well as active participation in yoga activities for ages 3-13, and also considerations for younger teenagers. This training will help you rediscover the playful and creative child that lies within you - by practicing and learning to teach yoga while laughing, playing, dancing and singing! You will come away with immediate tangible knowledge and lots of  ideas for developing your own captivating and fun yoga experiences for young people.  While sharing the joy of yoga you will help children develop life-enhancing skills by introducing practices and philosophy to nurture patience, compassion and happiness in a fun, joyful and non-competitive environment. 

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YIN YOGA TRAINING
Date:  July 26-27, 2014  - Next date t.b.a.   Please email to let us know if you are interested.
Time:  Saturday 9am - 6 pm and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm  (17 contact hours)
Fee:  $300 (includes gst)
Required Text: Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark - available from Amazon @$20.00
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT and Certified Yin Yoga Teacher
Prerequisite:  Minimum 20 Hour Yoga Anatomy module or equivalent. 
Description:  Yin Yoga is a powerful practice which targets tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body.  Each posture during a Yin yoga class is held for long periods of time to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues, leaving the yogi with an overall feeling of lightness, spaciousness and peace. A Yin yoga class is the perfect antidote to stress and a great counter balance to more active styles of yoga.  Yin yoga classes involve a relaxed practice of floor postures that are held from three to five minutes at a time. There are far fewer postures or asanas in the yin style of yoga as are found in more active styles.  Although Yin yoga is a more passive practice it can be quite challenging due to the length of time postures are held. This Yin yoga class is a perfect complement to a more yang or more active style of yoga such as Vinyasa Power Flow (Power Yoga) or Ashtanga.  Excerpt Semperviva Vancouver 
Please note this is not a Restorative Training
This module is continuing education.  In order to teach Yin Yoga you must also be a certified yoga teacher.

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YOGA FOR STRESS AND POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP 
Date:  October 4, 2014 -  Next date t.b.a.   Please email to let us know if you are interested.
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  (3 contact hours)
Fee:  $45
Instructors:  Patti Schidlowsky, Senior Mental Health Therapist, RYT-200 Yoga Alliance and
Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS
Description:  Patti will be bringing her professional background, training and experience to this workshop to teach us about the specific effects of stress, and how they may present in different people; stress vs anxiety; and of course - ways that yoga can help us.  Followed by a Gentle Yoga Class with Patti and a guided Yoga Nidra Meditation with Kathleen.
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INTRODUCTION TO RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS FOR TEACHERS
Date:  October 4, 2014 - Next date t.b.a.   Please email to let us know if you are interested.
Time:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  (2 contact hours)
Fee:  $20
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Restorative Yoga
Description:  Restorative Yoga involves supported, longer held postures and relaxing breathing techniques.  It can be practiced during times of stress, fatigues, illness, or at any time to help us to re-center and bring balance and self-care to our regular yoga practice and busy lifestyle. Lecture and discussion on “What is Restorative Yoga?” followed by a Restorative Yoga Class.

  
If you are interested in attending any of above modules, please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com to request an application for registration.
  

As soon as enough interest is indicated registration will begin.
Thank you! 



Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon Refund Policy: 

- More than 10 days notice of cancellation and request to transfer registration to another module: Administration fee of $15

- More than 10 days notice of cancellation and request for refund:  Administration fee of $20

- Less than 10 days notice of cancellation and request to transfer registration to another module:  Administration fee of $20

- Less than 10 days notice of cancellation and request for refund:  Administration fee of $30

- After beginning attendance at the training module, a pro-rated refund will be given if a doctor’s certificate is provided.

- If Namaskar Yoga Studio cancels/reschedules a training a full refund will be given