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
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 placed on the wait 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 by Bernie Clark
CEC's available 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.

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

First Module:  Teaching Basic Asanas Certificate
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee:  $350 (includes gst)
Description: Methods to design and teach beneficial, safe beginner yoga classes for any venue: yoga studio, gym, club, fitness center, community association, corporate, private. Students receive a Namaskar Yoga Studio pose manual for training 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. 
Training 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