Yoga Alliance Registered Studio

Yoga Classes and Yoga Teacher Training in Saskatoon Saskatchewan
Director: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance

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

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 - see below

* Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Program
Consists of 10 weekend Modules - see below

Continued Education Modules

Prenatal * Yin * Restorative * Kids * Low Back and more...



 
Namaskar Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.  
We are also the Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for the SPRA and City of Saskatoon Leisure Services.
Contact Saskatoon Leisure Services for information regarding their bursaries for training with Namaksar. 
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS.


YOGA TEACHER TRAINING REGISTRATION:
Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration
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


First Module: Teaching Basic Asanas 

Description: Methods to design and teach beneficial, safe beginner 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, 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 after the module 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:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas 

Date: February 6-7, 2016 - February date is full
Date: April 9-10, 2016 - 1 space left for April 2016
Date: September 10-11, 2016 - space available
Times: Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm Lunch "on the mat"
Fee for modules in 2016: $335 (inc gst)
Fee for modules in 2017: $345 (inc gst)
Prerequisites and 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
- 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.

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Date: May 14-15, 2016 - this date is full
New Date added: July 30 - 31, 2016 - space available
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm Lunch "on the mat" 
Fee for modules in 2016: $335 (inc gst)
Fee for modules in 2017: $345 (inc gst)
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS, 
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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:  Yoga for Gentle, Seniors, and Chair-Assisted Yoga, Yoga for Children, Yoga for Runners and other Sport-specific practice - Yoga for Golfers, Hockey Players, Curlers - and how to develop a yoga program to benefit specific athletes/physical activities. We will also discuss considerations for Prenatal Yoga, styles of yoga, varied venues. 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. 

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching to Specific Groups
Date: March 12-13, 2016 - The March 2016 date is full.
Date: May 28-29, 2016 - The May 2016 date is full.
Next date:  t.b.a.
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm Lunch "on the mat" 
Fee for modules in 2016: $335 (inc gst)
Fee for modules in 2017: $345 (inc gst)
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS 

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Teaching Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas and Specific Groups can be applied toward the Yoga Alliance 200 Hr RYT Program.


For information on all 10 modules of Yoga Alliance 200Hr RYT Program see below:
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Continue your Yoga Teacher Training with Namaskar 
after completing Teaching Basic Asanas

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED 
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

200 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER PROGRAM
developed by Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Lead Trainer, Yoga Alliance

Namaskar Yoga has been registered with Yoga Alliance
training and certifying Yoga Teachers since 2009
200 Hour RYT Program 10 weekend modules beginning with Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS

Please click on this link to visit: Namaskar Yoga Alliance WebPage
to see Reviews of our RYT Program by our graduates

For program and registration information please email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com

The program can be completed over 2 years (2016 - 2017) or in 1 year (2017)
If you have to miss a module in 2016 or 2017, arrangements may be made with the Director to attend a "make-up" module in 2017 or 2018.

* Interested participants can attend any or all of the following 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
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REGISTRATION:

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

Please 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 may be accepted only 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:

FEES:
Fee for each RYT Program weekend module in 2016: $335 (inc gst)
Fee for each RYT Program weekend module in 2017: $345 (inc gst)
Dates may be subject to change if a scheduling conflict occurs. Registrants will be notified immediately

Scheduled dates:

Teaching Basic Asanas (see above for full description of course content)
Date: February 6-7, 2016 - The February date is full
Date: April 9-10, 2016 - April date has 1 space left
Date: September 10-11, 2016 - space still available
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch "on the mat"
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 14-15, 2016 - this date is full.

New Date added: July 30 - 31, 2016 - space available
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch "on the mat"
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: March 12-13, 2016. The March date is full.
Date: May 28-29, 2016 - this date may be full. Please email for info.
Next date:  T.B.A.
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 5 Primary
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Meditation: 
Date: June 18-19, 2016 - June 2016 date is full. 
New Date added: October 8-9, 2016 - space available
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm
Required Text: The Living Gita - The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami Satchidananada 
Please visit: Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News for descriptions and pictures of required texts. These text should be purchased as soon as possible.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 5 Primary

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Yoga Anatomy
Date: July 16-17, 2016 The July 16-17, 2016 date is full.  Please email to be placed on wait list.
Next date: t.b.a. 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 and Chris MacIvor. Visit http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts. Texts are popular; please purchase or order as soon as possible. Available from Amazon. Pre-work assigned 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 13-14, 2016 - currently one space left in the August 2016 date.
Next date: 2017 t.b.a.
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 and Assist Teaching Asanas: 

Date: Trainee's choice

Trainee chooses one of the following modules to retrain: Teaching Basic Asanas Intermediate Asanas,  Advanced Asanas, or Basic Prenatal Asanas. The Trainee will be asked to observe, and assist newer participants. Homework requirement: Essay to be submitted after completion of module.
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 12.5 Primary.
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Philosophy of Yoga 
Date: September 24-25, 2016
Next date: t.b.a. 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 descriptions and pictures of required texts. These texts are popular so should be purchased as soon as possible.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours 
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Program Review: Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy
Date: October 22-23, 2016 
Next date: t.b.a. 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 19-20, 2016
Next date: t.b.a. 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/requirements to receive 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 with the Director 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.
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See above for CEC's with SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS.
Saskatoon Leisure Services Bursaries available Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas, Specific Groups 
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Namaskar Yoga RYT Graduates are invited to attend any of the RYT Program modules agaikn for 1/2 fee.  For info kathleenyoga@gmail.com

Continuing Education - Certified or Registered Teachers

See above for the next scheduled Basic Yoga Teacher Certification module

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
 CLICK HERE for details on the next Prenatal Yoga training 
Instructor:     Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance
Description of Training: Students receive a Prenatal Pose Manual, with 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, mantrasvarious teaching styles and practice teaching.  We will learn methods to design, develop and teach beneficial and adaptive, safe prenatal yoga classes, and basic prenatal yoga anatomy and philosophy.  Yoginis who would like to attend to deepen their personal knowledge and practice are welcome.



RESTORATIVE YOGA TRAINING
Date:  Saturday April 23, 2016 
The April 23/16 date is full.  Please email to be notified of next scheduled date.
Next date:  T.B.A.
Times:  9:00 am - 5:30 pm    1/2 hr lunch break 
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Restorative Yoga
Fee:  $150
Suggested Text to bring to workshop:  Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater, PhD., P.T.
CEC's:  SPRA 6, Yoga Alliance 8 contact CEC's
In Restorative Yoga participants "consciously relax" the entire body in fully supported floor poses.  Remaining present and observing the 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 in their every day life.  Definition, history, poses, variations, adaptations, language, cueing, and practical applications.   
Prerequisite for Certification: This is continuing education for Yoga Teachers.  In order to be certified to teach yoga you must first complete Teaching Basic Asanas or another recognized yoga teacher training certification.


YOGA CORE FOR DAILY LIVING AND TRAINING TECHNIQUE AT THE WALL
Date:  Sunday April 24, 2016 - space still available
Time:  9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Instructor:  Rosalynne Tayler, RYT, Yoga Alliance
Fee:  $75 ​ (inc gst)
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Studio​
Description:  Yoga Core for Daily Living: This practical workshop provides a brief introduction to core anatomy along with discussion of the importance of core strength in activities of daily living.  We will learn technique to access deep core muscles then apply the learning to a yoga core class.  Enjoy a fun, safe and non-judgmental environment with modifications for various levels of experience and ability.
Training Technique at the Wall: Yoga offers many benefits but is safe only if our body is correctly aligned when we practice. This interactive workshop explores using the wall to assist training proper alignment in a variety of yoga poses for a safe, successful practice. Lots of opportunity ​for​ practice and take away teaching tips.
CEC’s:  SPRA 4, Yoga Alliance 4 contact CEC's
For more information or to register email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com


LOW BACK - STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN
Date:  Sunday April 24, 2016 - space still available
Time:  2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Rosalynne Tayler, RYT, Yoga Alliance, Certified Yoga for Low Back
Fee:  $45 ​ (inc gst)​
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Studio
Description:​ This workshop introduces the basics of back anatomy combined with breathing technique in selected yoga poses to support a healthy low back and injury prevention. Learn about and practi​c​e accessing deep core stabilizing muscles, muscle relaxation and strengthening for a healthy back and a safe practice.   This practical information is useful to teachers of any level of yoga from beginner to advanced.
CEC’s:  SPRA 2,  Yoga Alliance 2.5 contact CEC's
​For more information or to register email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com

YIN YOGA
Date:  November 5-6, 2016
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, Certified Yin Yoga
Fee for 2016 module:  $335 (includes gst)
Fee for 2017 mdoule:  $345 (includes gst)
Required Text:  Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark - available from Amazon @$20.00
Prerequisite:  Basic Certification and Min 20 Hour Yoga Anatomy module or equivalent. 
CEC's:  Yoga Alliance 16 contact hours and 2 non contact hours, 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.  
Please note this is not a Restorative Training
This module is continuing education.  To receive the Certificate you must also be a Certified Yoga Teacher
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.