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 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:

*Yoga Teacher Certification 18 hour Modules
Basic - Intermediate - Advanced - Anatomy - Meditation - Philosophy - Yin - Kids! - Nidra - Restorative

* Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Program 
- next program starting February 2014


* Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification Training*
February 22-23 and March 22-23, 2014


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:  ttp://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.  

Certification for Teaching Basic Asanas:  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.

This training for certification 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.

Namaskar Yoga 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 7-9, 2014 - This training is full.  Please email to be on waiting list, or see next date in May.
Times: Friday 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Fee: $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  May 23-25, 2014
Times: Friday 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
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, considerations in teaching to Children, and Sport-specific Yoga including Yoga for Runners, Golfers and Hockey Players.  This will include anatomical, physiological and psychological considerations. We will learn how to develop and deliver effective, beneficial and adaptive classes for these specific groups of participants.   Prerequisite:  Teaching  Basic Asanas 


Next scheduled date for Teaching to Specific Groups module:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  April 12-13, 2014
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat" 
Prerequisite:  Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)

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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 8-9, 2014 - This module may be full.  Please email for info or see next date in July.
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 - Intermediate Asanas
Date:  July 12-13, 2014
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

2014 Program:
Completion of minimum of Basic Asanas Module on or before February 2014 will allow you to take part in the Yoga Alliance RYT Program beginning in 2014.
See below for scheduled dates.

If you are interested in completing any or all of the Teacher Training Modules in 2014, please email:  namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com


2014 RYT PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Training dates subject to change if a scheduling conflict occurs

* Interested participants can attend any or all of the following modules in 2014 (Note prerequisite)
* 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

Teaching Basic Asanas 
Date:  February 7-9, 2014 - This module is full.
Next Date:  May 23-24, 2014
Friday 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. 
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Date:  March 8-9, 2014 - This module is full 
Next Date:  July 12-13, 2014
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 or Advanced Asanas
Date:  Trainee's choice
The Trainee can choose one of the following modules to retrain:  Teaching Basic Asansas, Teaching Intermediate Asanas, or Teaching Advanced 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 12-13, 2014
Next date:  November 23-24, 2014
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite:  Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Anatomy
Date:  May 10-11, 2014 This module is full.  Please email to be placed on wait list.
Next date:  t.b.a.
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 ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.
Prework assigned after registration.
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Meditation - 3 spaces left
Date:  June 14-15, 2014
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 ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.

Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching Advanced Asanas
Date:  August 9-10, 2014
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
Date September 20-21, 2014 - Please note date
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 ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)

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Program Review:  Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy
Date:  October 25-26, 2014
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 15-16, 2014
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 one or two of the modules during the year, contact the Director regarding arrangements 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 2014 200-Hour RYT Program
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Another set of modules will be scheduled in 2015 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 COME BACK RETAKE ONE OF THE 10 RYT PROGRAM MODULES FOR A REDUCED FEE.  
To inquire, please contact the Director at kathleenyoga@gmail.com


 Namaskar Yoga
Studio Location:  615 - 2nd Avenue North downtown Saskatoon
 
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
 
For information regarding the 2014 Prenatal Yoga Training Modules in
February, March, May and June
CLICK HERE
 or email: namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com
 
  Namaskar Yoga is the only Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training School
in Saskatchewan 
Please see our listing on the International Yoga Alliance Directory at www.yogaalliance.org

Continuing Education Credits 
Yoga Alliance 
for Certified and Registered Yoga Teachers
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PRENATAL / POSTNATAL YOGA TRAINING
Basic Prenatal Asanas
Date:  February 22-23, 2014.   Next date:  Spring 2015
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Your Instructor is a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with the International Yoga Alliance:  Kathleen Podiluk, RYT 200, RPYT, RYS, RPYS
Description:  Participants will receive a Namaskar Prenatal Pose Manual, training and practice in over 30 basic prenatal asanas, study of benefits, contraindications, modifications and variations for prenatal yoginis.  Individuals who would like to attend this training to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice are welcome to attend.
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Teaching Prenatal Asanas:
Date:  March 22-23, 2014
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Your Instructor is a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with the International Yoga Alliance:  Kathleen Podiluk, RYT 200, RPYT, RYS, RPYS
Description:  Continuing to build from the Basic Prenatal Asanas module, this will be training and practice specific to teaching prenatal yoga classes:  cueing, sequencing, transitions, pranayama, mantras, various teaching styles and practice in teaching.  Participants will learn to design, develop and teach beneficial, adaptive, safe prenatal yoga classes.  Basic prenatal yoga anatomy and philosophy.
On successful completion of "Basic Prenatal Asanas" and "Teaching Basic Prenatal Asanas" participants will receive a certificate:  40 Hours Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
Note:  In order to become a Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher participants must also have recognized Basic Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification.
CONTINUED PRENATAL / POSTNATAL TRAINING IN MAY 2014
Prenatal and Postnatal Philosophy
Prenatal and Postnatal Anatomy
Please visit:  http://namaskaryogaprenatal.blogspot.ca/ for more details


YIN YOGA TRAINING
Date:  July 26-27, 2014
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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.

YOGA FOR STRESS AND POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH
Date:  October 4, 2014 (3 hour workshop for Yoga Teachers)
Time:  t.b.a.
Fee:  $45 (includes gst)
Instructor:  Patti Schidlowsky, Senior Mental Health Therapist, 200 Hour RYT Yoga Alliance
Description:  Coming soon!
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YOGA NIDRA
Next date:  t.b.a.
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Description of Training:  This workshop will be relaxed, inclusive and gentle on the spirit, designed so you can feel free to honour yourself and your own needs with yoga, deep rest, and deep healing.  During the meditations you will be gently guided into a deep state of meditation, designed to create profound relaxation and personal healing.  This workshop may be what we need in our busy lives.   Together we will create a wonderful opportunity for each of us to come back into natural harmony, balance, and spiritual wholeness in our own way.   
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YOGA FOR KIDS!

Dates:  January 18-19, 2014.   Next date to be announced.
Times:   Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6 pm
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Your instructors are Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers:
Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT  and Amanda Plant, RYT, RCYT
Detailed Post Manual supplied. Recommended texts:  Yoga for Children by Lisa Flynn and Once Upon a Pose by Donna Freeman
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 (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), 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 3-16. 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. 

Upcoming 1 day 18 hour Modules:
Restorative Yoga
Chair Assisted Yoga
Yoga for Positive Mental Health
Dates to be announced.
  
If you are interested in attending any of above modules, please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com 

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 with if a a doctor’s certificate is provided.

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