Namaskar is an Internationally Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School
Studio Location:  615 2nd Avenue North downtown Saskatoon S7J 1R1  306-241-3409
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No mail delivery accepted at downtown studio location  Mailing address: 2326 Haultain Avenue S7J 1R1
Office Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday 
For information please email:
Yoga Classes
For information or registration: Yoga Classes at Namaskar Yoga

Yoga Teacher Certification Courses
Owner and Director:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Lead Trainer, Yoga Alliance
Teacher training is taught by E-RYT's qualified by the "Experienced" Designation to train and certify 
internationally recognized Yoga Teachers and provide Certification and Continuing Education Credits recognized by the Yoga Alliance, MTAS, SPRA
Namaskar Yoga School does not have another 200 Hour program scheduled.  We have been training RYT’s to register with Yoga Alliance since 2009 and are currently encouraging all of our students to complete their program by September 2018.  Our studio is in transition and we are currently deciding if we will schedule another full set of modules.  If requested, we can place your name on the list of people who are interested and wish to be notified if another 200 Hour RYT Program is scheduled.
Our current plan is to offer Continuing Education workshops at a new location.
Yin Yoga September 22-23, 2018
Power/Vinyasa/Athletes and Sport Specific Yoga - next date t.b.a.

Contact for further information or registration

Basic Yoga Teacher Certification Course
Teaching Basic Asanas
18 hour weekend course + 4 hours practice teaching
You will be trained and certified to begin teaching Basic Yoga Classes in any venue.
Please see below for details of dates and times. 

Continued Training and Certification Courses:
Please see below for details of dates and times.
Teaching Intermediate Asanas - 2 days
Power/Vinyasa/Athletes/Sport Specific Yoga - 1 day
Restorative Yoga - 1 day
Yin Yoga - 2 days
Prenatal Yoga - 2 days
Seniors and Chair Assisted Yoga - 1 day

Please email to request Application for Registration: 
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS

City of Saskatoon Recreation and Community Development Bursaries available for Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas, and Specific Groups. 
Note: These workshops sometimes become full, therefore receipt of the completed.
Application for Registration and fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.
Post dated cheques can be accepted by specific arrangement with the Director

for pictures of training workshops
Click on: Namaskar Yoga Alliance Webpage to visit our Yoga Alliance Webpage for Reviews by Namaskar Yoga RYT 200 Graduates

We are also the Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for SPRA and City of Saskatoon Recreation and Community Development Division.

Contact Saskatoon Recreation and Community Development Division for information on their bursaries for Namaskar Studio Teacher Training modules
Dates subject to change if scheduling conflict occurs.

First Module: Teaching Basic Asanas

Methods to design and teach beneficial, safe beginner yoga classes for any venue: yoga studios, gyms, 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, contraindications, breathing, basic yoga history, philosophy, styles of yoga, teaching styles, basic anatomy and safety. 
Upon completion of training and practice teaching requirements: participants receive a recognized certification to teach Basic/Beginner Level Yoga Classes in any venue. 
This training is suitable for those with a regular yoga practice, or Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, other Fitness/Health/Wellness Practitioners and Teachers.  It is also beneficial for individuals who want to attend to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice.
Requirements for Certification: Full attendance at module, regular yoga practice, plus 4 hours mentored practice teaching or equivalent as discussed with Director. Visit Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News for Mentored Practice Teaching options. Director may advise further practice is required before certification to begin teaching yoga.

Scheduled dates:  Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  April 8-9, 2017  April date  is full.
Date:  September 9-10, 2017 September date  is full
Date:  February 10-11, 2018 - This training date may be full.  Please email for more info.
Date:  April 14-15, 2018
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee: $350 (inc gst)
Requirements for Certification: See Description above
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 4 Primary

Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Further your Asanas technique and teaching abilities with:
- Over 30 intermediate level asanas
- Methods to develop interesting and inspiring intermediate and multi-level classes
- Varying options and methods to increase challenge in all types of classes
- Fitness/Power/Vinyasa Yoga
- 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

Scheduled dates:  Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Date:  May 27-28, 2017  2017 date is full
Date:  May 12-13, 2018
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee:  $350 (inc gst)   
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS 4 Primary


Continue your Teacher Training with Specialty Courses
depending on your own interests, and who you would like to teach

Power/Vinyasa/Fitness/Athletes/Sport Specific - 1 day
Restorative Yoga - 1 day
Yin Yoga - 2 days 
Prenatal Yoga - 2 days 

For details, dates, times, workshop description and fees see below under 
"Yoga Workshops and Continuing Education" 

Namaskar has trained and certified internationally recognized Teachers since 2009
Please click on the link Namaskar Yoga Alliance Webpage
to see Reviews of our RYT Program by our graduates
We do not currently have another set of Yoga Workshops CEC's scheduled after the Yin Workshop September 2018.  We are currently in transition with our venue and scheduling, and be deciding if / when we will schedule another set of CEC Workshops.  If so, these will be workshops such as Vinyasa/Power/Athetes, Yin, Restorative Yoga.  If requested we can place your name on the list of people who are interested and wish to be notified if / when the next dates are scheduled.
For program information please email:

e-mail to request an Application for Registration
Note: These workshops sometimes become full, therefore receipt of the completed application for registration and fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.
Post dated cheques can be accepted by specific arrangement with the Director


Re: Our 200 Hour Yoga Alliance RYT Programs
Namaskar has offered Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Programs every year since 2009.
Our current 2017 - 2018 RYT Program is full and in progress.
Another 200 Hour RYT Program is not scheduled at this time.
Please email if you would like to be placed on the list to be notified if another 200 Hour RYT Program is scheduled.

Continuing Education
Yoga Workshops and
Yoga Teacher Weekends
2017 AND 2018
Please note:
 Some workshops have pre-requisites to attend, while others are open to all yogis! 
However, to be certified to teach yoga you must first be a Certified or Registered Teacher
See above for next scheduled Basic Yoga Teacher Certification module

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Basic Prenatal Asanas
February 24-25, 2018
Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Next date:  T.B.A.
Instructor Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance

For details please visit the Website:  Prenatal Yoga Training
Description of Training: Students receive a Prenatal Pose Manual for training and practice of 30 basic prenatal asanas, as well as study of benefits, contraindications, modifications and variations for prenatal yogis. Students will also have training and practice specific to teaching prenatal yoga: cueing, sequencing, transitions, pranayama, mantras, various teaching styles, and practice teaching. We will learn methods to design, develop and teach beneficial, adaptive and safe prenatal yoga classes, basic prenatal yoga anatomy and philosophy.  Pregnant Yoginis are welcome!

Register for one or both workshops

Vinyasa / Power Yoga for Athletes Workshop
Date:  Saturday next date t.b.a.
Please email if you are interested and to be notified of the next scheduled date.
Times:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Working lunch break on the mat - 8 contact hours
Fee:  $175
Instructor:  Doug Podiluk, E-RYT Yoga Alliance Lead Trainer, Certified Yoga for Golf Instructor, Experienced Teaching Yoga for Athletes, Hockey Players, Curlers, Golfers, Snowboarders
Description: This workshop will provide training to develop and teach safe, fun and energetic yoga classes specifically designed to safely and effectively increase strength, overall fitness and performance levels, and reduce injuries for athletes and active yogis. 
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas Certification or equivalent  
CEC's SPRA 6, Yoga Alliance 8 contact

Restorative Yoga Workshop
Date:  Saturday May 26, 2018  is full.
Next date:Sunday t.b.a.
Please email if you are interested and to be notified of the next scheduled date.
Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Working lunch break on the mat - 8 contact hours
Fee:  $175
Instructor: Kathleen Podiluk E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance Lead Trainer, Certified Restorative Yoga
Suggested text to bring to workshop: Relax and Renew by Judy Lasater, PhD., P.T.
CEC's SPRA 6, Yoga Alliance 8 contact
Description: In Restorative Yoga participants "consciously relax" the entire body in fully supported floor poses; remaining present and observing the body release, letting go of any goals, and just allowing full relaxation for healing and restoration. This workshop is for Yoga Teachers and health/wellness workers who would like to incorporate Restorative Yoga principles and benefits into group or private practice, and also for yogis who would like to learn the benefits of including restorative poses in their current practice and every day life. Definition, history, poses, variations, adaptations, language, cueing, and practice applications.
Prerequisite for Certification to teach: Teaching Basic Asanas Certification or equivalent

Date: September 22-23, 2018     This workshop is full.  Please email to be on waiting list.
Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 5 pm
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT Yoga Alliance, Certified Yin Yoga
Fee:  $350 (inc gst)
Required Text:  Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark - available form Amazon @$24
CECs available for Yoga Alliance 16 and SPRA 12

Description:  Yin Yoga is a practice which places healthy, gentle, regenerative stress on the connective tissue of the body - tendons, ligaments, fascia.  Postures are practiced carefully and mindfully and may be held for longer periods of time to allow gradual and safe restoration of the connective tissues.  The lower body is mainly targeted using passive postures that may feel challenging to maintain.  This calm, beneficial practice is a great counter training to more active styles of yoga, and helps to reduce aches, pains and overall physical and mental tension and stress.

email for application

Please note this is not a Restorative Training
Please advise the Director if you are pregnant at the time of the training.
Please advise the Director if you have a current injury at the time of the training.
This module is continuing education.  To receive the Certificate you must also be a Certified Yoga Teacher.

How to Design and Teach Chair Assisted Yoga
Next date t.b.a.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (9 hours - Lunch on the mat)
Fee:  $190
Instructor:  Rosalynne Tayler, 200 Hour RYT Yoga Alliance, Certified Exercise for Older Adults, Certified Yoga for the Low Back
CEC's SPRA 6, YA 9 contact
If you would like to teach yoga to those who may require chair assistance but you’re not sure you feel well enough prepared to do so, this may be the right workshop for you. We will work together to learn how to modify yoga poses with chair support and have plenty of opportunity to practice teaching what we learn in a safe, encouraging and non-judgmental environment. We will examine safety and health considerations and consider how chair assisted yoga meshes with yoga philosophy. The emphasis of this workshop is to help you broaden your teaching skills in a fun and practical way and to give you the confidence and knowledge to provide a service to those in your community who would benefit from Chair Assisted Yoga. 
This expanded workshop also includes the basics of core and back anatomy, importance of core strength in supporting a healthy low back, and how to integrate the techniques into your Chair Assisted yoga lesson plan. We will practice accessing and strengthening deep stabilizing muscles and learn how to build deep core work into a safe and enjoyable practice for your Chair Assisted yogis.
Prerequisite for Certification: Basic Yoga Teacher Certification
For more information / registration email:


Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Programs
at Namaskar Yoga Studio
Since 2009
Namaskar Yoga Alliance Webpage - Program Details and Graduate Reviews
Program consists of 10 18-hour weekend modules plus homework/assignments/prework weekend modules
2017/2018 Program in progress 
Please note: Another 200 Hour RYT Program is not currently scheduled after 2017/2018 program. If you are interested in being placed on the list to be contacted if/when another Program is scheduled, please email

Namaskar Yoga Refund Policy for Teacher Training workshops
- More than 14 days notice of cancellation and request to transfer registration to another training module if applicable and available:  Administration fee of $15
- More than 14 days notice of cancellation and request for refund:  Administration fee of $20 
- Less than 14 days notice of cancellation - request to transfer registration if applicable:  Administration fee of $20
- Less than 14 days notice of cancellation and request for refund:  Administration fee of $30
- Less than 48 hours notice of cancellation:  Administration fee of $50
- After beginning attendance at the 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.

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