Yoga Alliance Registered Studio
  Yoga Classes and Yoga Teacher Training in Saskatoon Saskatchewan
taught by E-RYT's (Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers) registered with Yoga Alliance. E-RYT's are qualified by the "Experienced" Designation to train and certify 
internationally Registered Yoga Teachers.
Director: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance
Studio location: 615 - 2 Avenue North downtown Saskatoon
(no mail delivery at studio) Mailing address: 2326 Haultain Avenue S7J 1R1 
Phone: (306) 241-3409 Office Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

Yoga Classes: 
For information or registration please visit: Yoga Classes at Namaskar Yoga

Teacher Training Courses available: 

* Basic Yoga Teacher Certification *
18 hour weekend course + 4 hours practice teaching
 to be trained and certified to begin teaching Basic Yoga Classes in any venue
See below for more information

* Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Program *
Consists of 10 weekend Modules - see below
Note:  In order to become a Registered Yoga Teacher it is required that all 200 hours must be completed with one Registered Yoga School

Visit our Yoga Alliance Webpage for Reviews by Namaskar Yoga RYT 200 Graduates
Click on: Namaskar Yoga Alliance Webpage

Visit our Website Namaskar Yoga Pictures of Teacher Training to see pictures of Yoga Teacher Training Modules since 2009.

Continued Education Modules
Prenatal * Yin * Restorative * Kids *  Deep Core Yoga *
 Yoga for Athletes -  Power  - Vinyasa -  Fitness  and more...

 

Namaskar Yoga is an Internationally  Registered Yoga Teacher Training School with Yoga Alliance
We are also the Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for the SPRA and the City of Saskatoon Recreation and Community Development Division.
Contact City of Saskatoon Recreation and Community Development Division for information regarding their bursaries for training with Namaksar
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS.


YOGA TEACHER TRAINING REGISTRATION:
Please email to request Application for Registration:  namaskaryoga.sk@gmailcom 

Receipt of completed application + fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.
Basic, Intermediate and Specific Groups modules can be applied toward 200 Hour Program
Dates subject to change if scheduling conflict occurs. Registrants notified immediately


First Module: Teaching Basic Asanas 
Description:
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 certification to teach Basic/Beginner Level Yoga Classes. 
This training is suitable for those with a regular yoga practice, or Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, other Fitness/Health/Wellness Practitioners. Individuals who want to attend 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. 

Visit Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News for Mentored Practice Teaching options. Director may advise further practice is required before certification to begin teaching yoga.

Next scheduled dates for:  Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  February 11-12, 2017  February date is full.
Date:  April 8-9, 2017
Next date:  September 9-10, 2017 - space available
Next date:  February 2018
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee: $345 (inc gst)   
Requirements for Certification: See Description above
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 4 Primary

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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 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

Next scheduled dates for Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Date:  May 27-28, 2017
Next date:  May 2018
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee: $345 (inc gst)     
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS 4 Primary

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Teaching to Specific Groups Module

Description: 
Teachers will receive training and practice specific to teaching to various groups of participants for various styles and venues:
- Gentle Yoga
- Seniors
- Chair-Assisted Yoga

Sport/Athlete-Specific Yoga.  How to apply Yoga specifically for Runners, Golfers, Hockey Players, Curlers, Snow Boarders, etc.
- Overview and sample practrice of Yoga for Children
- Discussion of considerations for Prenatal Yoga
This module will include anatomical, physiological and psychological issues and considerations for various participants. We will learn what is involved in developing and delivering effective, beneficial and adaptive classes for these specific groups of participants.


Next scheduled date for Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  May 13-14, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee: $345 (inc gst)     
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS 5 Primary

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Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas, Specific Groups apply to our Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Program.   For information on all 10 modules of the Program see below:

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Continue your Yoga Teacher Training with Namaskar
after completing Teaching Basic Asanas
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TEACHER TRAINING
200 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM was developed by Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Lead Trainer, Yoga Alliance

Namaskar has been Yoga Alliance registered to train and certifiy Teachers since 2009
200 Hr RYT Program: 10 weekend modules beginning with Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS

Please click on the link  Namaskar Yoga Alliance Webpage 
to see Reviews of our RYT Program by our graduates
For program and registration information please email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com


Join the current program with Teaching Basic Asanas in February 2017 or April 2017
 to be able complete your 200 Hour RYT in November 2017.  

* Interested participants can attend any or all of the following RYT Program modules after completing Teaching Basic Asanas.
* Each module is registered for separately
* Participants successfully completing all 10 modules can register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour RYT

Please discuss your RYT program plan with the Director. If you have to miss a module, arrangements may be made to attend a another module to complete your program.

The RYT program includes training for:
 Chair Assisted, Fitness Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Seniors, Power/Vinyasa, Gentle
Retrain module choices to retrain/specialize:  
Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Asanas, Prenatal, or Yin Yoga
Please contact the director to discuss your 200 Hour RYT Program  kathleenyoga@gmail.com
Please click on the link  Namaskar Yoga Alliance Webpage 

to for our Namaskar Yoga Alliance page and Reviews by our graduates

REGISTRATION:

Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration.
Note: These trainings 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 

The modules do not have to be taken in exact order, with exceptions:
- The first module is Teaching Basic Asanas
- Intermediate Asanas should be taken before Advanced Asanas
- The Review Module is a review of Asanas, Anatomy, Philosophy and Meditation modules.



YOGA ALLIANCE 200-HR RYT PROGRAM MODULES
2017
Fee for each RYT Program weekend module: $345 (inc gst)
Dates subject to change if a scheduling conflict occurs. Registrants notified immediately


Scheduled dates for 2017:


Teaching Basic Asanas (see above for description of course content)
Date:  February 11-12, 2017 February date is full.  Please see next dates and/or email for wait list
Date:  April 8-9, 2017
Next date:  September 9-10, 2017 - space available
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. 
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 4 Primary
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Teaching Intermediate Asanas (see above for full description of course content)
Date:  May 27-28, 2017
Next date:  May 2018
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. 
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 4 Primary

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Teaching to Specific Groups (see above for full description of course content)
Date:  May 13-14, 2017 
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. 
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 5 Primary
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Meditation:
Date:  June 10-11, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm
Required Text: The Living Gita -The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami SatchidananadaPlease visit: Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News for pictures of required texts.  Texts should be purchased as soon as possible. 
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 5 Primary

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Yoga Anatomy
Date:  July 8-9, 2017 
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, Chris MacIvor. Visit Namaskar Teacher Training News for pictures of texts. Please purchase as soon as possible.  Pre-work on registration form.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
CEC's available: 12 SPRA, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 16.5 Primary

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Teaching Advanced Asanas
Date:  August 12-13, 2017
Time:Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm
Prerequisite: Teaching Intermediate Asanas
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 4 Primary,

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Retrain of an Asanas Module
Date: Trainee's choice of one of:
Teaching Basic Asanas Retrain
Teaching Intermediate Asanas Retrain
Teaching Advanced Asanas Retrain
Attend Basic Prenatal Asanas (prerequisite Teaching Basic Asanas)
Attend Yin Yoga (prerequisite Teaching Basic Asanas).
Homework requirement: Short essay to be submitted after completion of module
Please email the director if you would like to discuss your choice of module.
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 12.5 Primary.

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Philosophy of Yoga
Date: September 23-24, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6pm
2 Required Texts: The Living Gita-Complete Bhagavad Gita-Commentary for Modern Readers Sri Swami Satchidananda and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Translation and Commentary Sri Swami Satchidananda. Please visit: Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News for pictures of required texts. The texts are popular please purchase asap.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours 

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Program Review: Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy
Date:  October 28-29, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6pm Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite: This module includes review, in-class quizzes, and assignments on Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy, Meditation, Asanas Technique and teaching skill modules.
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours, MTAS 14.5 Primary 

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The Sum of the Parts 
Date: November  25-26, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6pm Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite: Attendance at previous modules. Please discuss with Director.
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours, MTAS 4 Primary 

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Complete all 10 modules and requirements to receive your 200 Hour RYT Certificate to register with Yoga Alliance.
Note: If you have to miss a module during the program year, arrangements may be made to attend another module(s) to make up contact hours and content to complete your 200 hours. Please discuss your program plan with the Director.


*See above for CEC's with SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS.

City of Saskatoon Bursaries available Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas, Specific Groups

*Namaskar Yoga RYT Graduates are invited to repeat any of the RYT Program modules again for 1/2 fee.  For info kathleenyoga@gmail.com

Yoga Workshops 
and Continuing Education
Please note:

 Some workshops have pre-requisites to attend, while others are open to all yogis! 
Howver, in order to be certified to teach yoga you must first complete Teaching Basic Asanas or another recognized yoga teacher training certification.
See above for next scheduled Basic Yoga Teacher Certification module


Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
CLICK HERE for details on next Prenatal Yoga training in February
Instructor: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RPYS, Yoga Alliance

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!





YOGA TEACHER'S WEEKEND MARCH 25-26, 2017
Register for any or all of the following:

Restorative Yoga Training
Saturday March 25, 2017 This Restorative training date may be full. Please email for information.
Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Working lunch break on the mat - 8 contact hours
Instructor: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Restorative Yoga
Fee: $160 include gst
Suggested text to bring to workshop: Relax and Renew by Judy Lasater, PhD., P.T.
CEC's SPRA 6, Yoga Alliance 8 contact
In Restorative Yoga participants "consciously relax" the entire body in full 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. 

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Integrating Deep Core Work into your Yoga Class
Date: Sunday March 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Instructor: Rosalynne Tayler, RYT, Yoga Alliance, Certified Yoga for the Low Back
Fee: $35 ​ (inc gst) Location: Namaskar Yoga Studio​
Certified/Registered Teachers CEC's:  SPRA 1,  YA 1.5 contact
This workshop introduces the basics of core and back anatomy along with discussion of the importance of core strength in supporting a healthy low back and show you how to integrate the techniques into your yoga lesson plan.  We will practice accessing and strengthening our deep stabilizing muscles and apply that learning to help you build deep core work into a safe and enjoyable practice for your yogis. Enjoy a fun, safe and non-judgmental learning environment. 
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How to Design and Teach Chair Assisted Yoga
Sunday March 26, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (7 hours - Lunch on the mat)
with Rosalynne Tayler, 200 Hour RYT Yoga Alliance, Certified Exercise for Older Adults
Fee:  $140
CEC's SPRA 6, YA 7 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. For more information / registration email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com.
Prerequisite for Certification:  Basic Yoga Teacher Certification


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YIN YOGA

Next Date:  April 29-30, 2017
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  Working lunch break.   
Note 18 contact hours for 2017 module.
Location:  Namaskar Yoga 615 - 2nd Avenue North Saskatoon
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT Certified Yin Yoga
Fee:  $355 (inc gst)
Prerequisites for Certification:  Basic training plus minimum 20 Hour Yoga Anatomy Module or equivalent.  Please email the Director if you have any questions.
Required Text:  Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark - available form Amazon @$22
CECs available for Yoga Alliance and SPRA
Description:  Yin Yoga is a practice which places healthy, gentle, regenerative stress on the connective tissue of the body - tendons, ligaments, fascia.  Postures are practice 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.  

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.
Note Namaskar Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Trainees:  The 18-hour 2017 Yin module can now be taken as the "Retrain" Module for your RYT program.


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Yoga for Kids!
18 hour Weekend Workshop
Date: April 22-23, 2017
Instructor: Amanda Plante, 200 Hour RYT, Certified Yoga for Kids
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lunch on the mat 18 contact hours
Workshop fee: $350 (inc gst) + 180 page manual supplied at workshop: $30
Total fee for Workshop and manual: $380 (inc gst)
Recommended book to bring to workshop: Yoga for Children by Lisa Flynn and Once Upon a Pose by Donna Freeman (Available through Amazon)
This workshop is suitable for: Yoga Teachers, educators, parents, anyone who would like to share the joy of yoga with young people. Certified/Registered Yoga Teachers receive Children's Yoga Teacher Certificate.   Yoga Alliance CEC's available.
Course Description: In this 18 hour experiential training we will explore how physical yoga poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation practices, relaxation techniques and yogic philosophy can be adapted to be engaging and effective for different age groups. 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. You will come away with immediate tangible knowledge and lots of ideas for developing our own fun yoga experiences for young people. While sharing the joy of yoga you will help children develop life-enhancing skills by introducing practice and philosophy to nurture patience, compassion and happiness in a fun, joyful and non-competitive environment. Topics covered: Breakdown of child development and yoga for little ones, early childhood, middle childhood, early / late adolescence /young adult, sample yoga class practices, developing lesson plans, breathing exercises, learning styles, teaching tips, fun and safety, application of yamas, niyamas and yoga principles, challenges and opportunities, practice teaching. Along with the 180 page Kids' Yoga Manual students will receive information on resources, teaching aids, lesson plan examples.
About the Instructor: Inspired by her 2 home schooled children to share yoga with her community, Amanda completed her Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Namaskar Yoga in 2011, and has completed a 95 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher training at Semperviva Yoga Vancouver. Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com for more information or registration.


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***New*** 


Power, Vinyasa, and Yoga for Athletes
with Doug Podiluk, E-RYT, Yoga Alliance Lead Trainer,
Training to teach Yoga specifically designed for Golfers, Hockey Players, Curling Teams, Snowboarders, Runners to help to increase performance and reduce injuries.

Date: t.b.a.
Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com if you are interested




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Yoga During Cancer
10 hour weekend workshop
coming soon...
Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com if you are interested

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Yoga for Children - Specializations
 1 Day Workshop
Topics Covered:
- Yoga for Children in the Schools
- Yoga for Children with Needs
- Mindfulness for Children
Instructors: 
Cindy Kissick, 200 Hr RYT Yoga Alliance, Yoga for Kids, Yoga for Children with Needs, Mindfulness for Children 
Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Lead Trainer Yoga Alliance, Director Namaskar, Yoga for Kids
Date: Saturday November 12, 2016  Next date t.b.a.
Time: 9 am - 5 pm Lunch on the mat - 8 contact hours
Fee: $160 (inc gst)
This workshop is suitable for: Yoga Teachers, educators, parents, health professionals and any others who would like to learn about these topics to share with and benefit children. 
Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com for info or registration.
About the Instructor:  Cindy Kissick completed her 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training with Namaskar Yoga 2016, and also completed the 18-Hour Yoga for Kids! with Namaskar, and a 45 hour "Yoga for the Special Child - Working with infants and Children with Special Needs" Training. Cindy works as an Education Assistant at Kerrobert School assisting the Occupational Therapist. She teaches yoga, stretching, Zones of Regulation, and deep breathing to students. She is working with Kindersley and District Mental Health and gives presentations to schools on strategies to deal with children's anxiety, stress and depression. In this one day participatory and experiential workshop, Cindy will be sharing her training, experience and passion for teaching yoga to children. Certified/Registered Yoga Teachers receive Yoga Teacher Certification; Yoga Alliance CEC's available. 

Namaskar Yoga Refund Policy for Teacher Training workshops
- More than 14 days notice of cancellation and request to transfer registration to another training module:  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 and request to transfer registration:  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.