Yoga Alliance Registered Studio
615 2nd Avenue North downtown Saskatoon 306-241-3409
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  Yoga Classes and Yoga Teacher Training in Saskatoon Saskatchewan
taught by E-RYT's (Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers) registered with Yoga Alliance. 

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
developed by Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Lead Trainer, Yoga Alliance

E-RYT's are qualified by the "Experienced" Designation to train and certify 
internationally Registered Yoga Teachers and provided Continuing Education Credits

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
Click here for a Google Map Namaskar Yoga Studio location

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

Yoga Teacher Certification Courses available

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

Further Training and Certification available:
There is space available in our upcoming Yoga Workshops scheduled each year:
Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Teaching to Specific Groups


Specialty Workshops:


Power/Vinyasa Yoga for Athletes - 1 day

Restorative Yoga - 1 day

Yin Yoga - 2 days

Prenatal Yoga - 2 days

Chair Assisted Yoga - 1 day

Yoga for Kids! - 2 days

and more... 



Please see below for details of dates and times. 
Contact kathleenyoga@gmail.com for further information or registration

REGISTRATION
Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com 
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


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

CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS

 
Namaskar is an Internationally Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School 

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 training:  Namaksar Kimberley.Guillaume@saskatoon.ca
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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING REGISTRATIONS:
Please email to request Application for Registration:  namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com 
Receipt of completed application + fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.
Dates subject to change if scheduling conflict occurs. Registrants notified immediately

CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS


City of Saskatoon Bursaries available Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas, and Specific Groups.  Contact: Kimberley.Guillaume@saskatoon.ca 

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 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, and other Fitness/Health/Wellness Practitioners. Also for those who just 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.

Next scheduled dates for:  Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  April 8-9, 2017  April date  is full.
Date:  September 9-10, 2017 - 2 spaces available
Next date:  February 10-11, 2018 - space available
Next date:  April 14-15, 2018
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee 2017: $345 (inc gst)
Fee 2018: $350 (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 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

Next scheduled dates for Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Date:  May 27-28, 2017  2017 date is full
Date:  May 12-13, 2018 - space available
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

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Teaching to Specific Groups Module
Description:
Teachers will receive information, training, consideration and/or practice specific to teaching to various groups of participants for various styles and venues:
Overview, introduction and sample practice of:
- Fitness/Sport/Athlete-Specific Yoga for Runners, Golfers, Hockey Players, Curlers, etc., Gentle Yoga, Seniors and Chair-Assisted Yoga, Yoga for Children.  Information, discussion and considerations for Prenatal Yoga.  Differences between Yin, Restorative, Gentle, Beginner 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:  April 28-29, 2018
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee 2017: $350 (inc gst)   
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS 5 Primary

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

Namaskar Yoga Specialty Workshops:

Power/Vinyasa Yoga for Athletes - 1 day
Restorative Yoga - 1 day
Yin Yoga - 2 days 
Prenatal Yoga - 2 days 
Chair Assisted Yoga - 1 day 
Yoga for Kids! - 2 days 
and more... 

For details, dates, times, workshop description and fees see below under 

"Yoga Workshops and Continuing Education" 

Please inquire about CEC's for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS 

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

For program information please email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com

TO REGISTER:
e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com 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

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YOGA ALLIANCE 200-HR RYT PROGRAMS
Namaskar has offered Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Programs every year since 2009.
Our current 2017 RYT Program is full and in progress.
Another 200 Hour RYT Program is not scheduled at this time.
Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com if you would like to be placed on the list to be notified if / when another 200 Hour RYT Program is scheduled for 2018 - 2019.

For details on the 200 Hour RYT Programs please see below under 
Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Program

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For Specialized training in Continuing Education Workshops 

after completing Teaching Basic Asanas please see below  for details under 

"Yoga Workshops, Continuing Education and Yoga Teacher Weekends"
Continuing Education
Yoga Workshops and
Yoga Teacher Weekends 
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!


YIN YOGA

Date:  April 29-30, 2017 - 2017 date is full
Date:  March 24-25, 2018 - space available
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:  $350 (inc gst)
Prerequisites for Certification:  Certified or Registered Yoga Teacher
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.







TEACHING CHILDREN / FAMILIES


Namaskar Yoga Studio

is hosting the following Yoga Teacher Workshop

For information and/or registration please visit

https://www.stairwaytocalm.com/ or email email stairwaytocalmyoga@gmail.com

Location of Workshop:

Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon Studio  615 2nd Avenue North Saskatoon

Stairway to Calm Yoga
Kids, Teens and Family Yoga Teacher Training Session

Saturday and Sunday  11:00 am to 5:00 pm
May 19-20, 2018  Please note date
To register:  please email stairwaytocalmyoga@gmail.com
Minimum / maximum registration.
This 2-day training is designed to support teachers, parents, counselors, therapists, para professionals and social workers in bringing highly effective alternative yoga and mindfulness practices to kids, teens and families living with special needs, autism, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, OCD, behavior and communication challenges. Scientific evidence indicates that there is a significant rise in childhood stress for all children with or without additional exceptionalities. In fact, individuals living with special challenges often experience higher than average levels of stress through a lack of structure within their living & learning environments, sensory overload, poor self-regulation and communication barriers. Our children deserve more promising statistics and hope springs eternal with Stairway to Calm Yoga: a program that promotes self- regulation and the reduction of stress for all ages. The four components of the stairway provide teachers with the essential ingredients to design calming classes integrating yoga and mindfulness techniques. During our two day training, participants will climb each stair and learn how to program with four main features in mind: sensory & environmental supports: communication/ visual supports (STCY sequence cards for teachers) :predictable routines with built in flexibility and finally, transitions. Accordion Breath is a three-part transition breath cycle considered to be the cornerstone of STCY. This beautiful breath cycle is experienced at the end of each set of activities to help students to transition with greater self-resilience and self- regulation.
Website:  
https://www.stairwaytocalm.com/ 

To register: please email stairwaytocalmyoga@gmail.com

STCY IS A CANADIAN YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTERED CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOOL


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YOGA TEACHER'S WEEKEND FALL 2017
Register for 1 or both workshops

Vinyasa / Power Yoga for Athletes Workshop
Date:  Saturday September 30, 2017 
This Vinyasa/Power/Athletes workshop date September 30, 2017 is full - please email to be placed on the wait list to be contacted if a space becomes available, and/or be notified when the next scheduled date is set.
Times:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Working lunch break on the mat - 8 contact hours
Fee:  $165
Instructors:  Doug Podiluk, E-RYT Yoga Alliance Lead Trainer, Certified Yoga for Golf Instructor, Experienced Teaching Yoga for Athletes, Hockey Players, Curlers, Golfers, Snowboarders and Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT Lead Trainer Yoga Alliance
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

Restorative Yoga Workshop
Date: Sunday October 1, 2017
This Restorative workshop date October 1, 2017 is full - please email to be placed on the wait list to be contacted if a space becomes available, and/or be notified when the next scheduled date is set.
Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Working lunch break on the mat - 8 contact hours
Fee:  $165
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: Teaching Basic Asanas Certification or equivalent



UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 2018


Basic Prenatal Asanas
Date:  February 24-25, 2018
Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Instructor Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance
For details please visit the Website:  Prenatal Yoga Training

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How to Design and Teach Chair Assisted Yoga
Date:  Saturday March 10, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (9 hours - Lunch on the mat)
Instructor:  Rosalynne Tayler, 200 Hour RYT Yoga Alliance, Certified Exercise for Older Adults, Certified Yoga for the Low Back
CEC's SPRA 6, YA 7 contact
Fee:  $190
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 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: kathleenyoga@gmail.com. 

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Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Programs
at Namaskar Yoga Studio
2017 Program in progress 

Please note: Another 200 Hour RYT Program is not scheduled after 2017.
If you are interested in being placed on the list to be contacted if/when another 
200 Hour RYT Program is scheduled after the 2017 program, please email namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com

RYT Program modules in 2017 are Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm - lunch "on the mat"
Fees for RYT Program modules in 2017:  $345 (inc gst)
Fees for modules in 2018:  $350 (inc gst)

Teaching Basic Asanas (see above for description of course content)
Next scheduled date:  September 9-10, 2017 - 4 spaces left
Next scheduled date:  February 10-11, 2018
Next scheduled date:  April 14-15,  2018
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 4 Primary
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Teaching Intermediate Asanas (see above description of course content)
Next scheduled date:  May 2018
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 4 Primary
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Teaching to Specific Groups (see above description of course content)
Next scheduled date:  March 2018
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 5 Primary
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Meditation
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
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
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 - Trainee's choice of one of:
Basic Asanas Retrain or Intermediate Asanas Retrain or Advanced Asanas Retrain
Attend Basic Prenatal Asanas
Attend Yin Yoga 
Attend 2 days of Teacher's Weekend (see Workshops and Continued Ed below)
Attend Make Up Module (content Advanced, Meditation, Philosophy, Sum)
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
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.
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours
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Make-up Module 
Date: October 14-15, 2017
Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com for information
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Program Review: Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy
Date: October 28-29, 2017
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
Prerequisite: Attendance at previous modules. Please discuss with Director.
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours, MTAS 4 Primary
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Please note: If you are interested in being placed on the list to be contacted if/when another 200 Hour RYT Program is scheduled, please email namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com

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.