A Balanced Approach Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training (250 – 375 hour Certification)

with the directors of Ashtanga Yoga Montreal – Allison Ulan, Jeanne Mudie, Jessica Goldberg and Eugene Poku.

Since 2002, Ashtanga Yoga Montreal has certified over 200 teachers through this program.  We are proud of how our graduates who are leaders in their chosen field of expertise.

Join the directors of AYM for this in-depth 250-375 hour professional training to study, practice and integrate the ancient techniques of Yoga in the Krishnamacharya traditions.  This 250 – 375 hour training focuses Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga through the principles of Ayurveda to develop balance and steadiness in the yogi(ni).  The principles covered are the Yogic 5 Element Anatomy, the 3 Dosha system, the 5 Vayu system, Western Anatomy & Physiology, Vipassana Meditation and East/West Philosophy.  In 2013, our guest teacher will be Joanna Abbot, alignment and kinesiology guru.

Course Dates:
Wednesday, May 23rd to Saturday, June 23rd, 2013
~ the one month intensive section of the course on the principles in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and the basics of Ayurveda.

Monday, June 25th to Monday, September 23rd, 2013
~ The take-home exam component of the intensive which needs to completed to receive certification.  Trainees need to complete the exam by September 23, 2013.

Monday, July 9th, 2012 to Thursday, May 2nd, 2014
~ The third part of the course is the apprenticeship section and is voluntary. The apprentice attends and assists classes at AYM  over a 3 – 10 month period, completing 40 hours in class time and 85 hours study time under the mentorship of the teacher of their choice.  When this section of the course is completed, the trainee will receive an advance certificate of completion. The third section of the course is a strong compliment to the month long intensive and exam because of the one-on-one work the student will have with the teacher of their choice.  It is highly recommended for serious yoga students/teachers to be part of the apprenticeship training and the apprenticeship program is recognized as an advanced training by The Yoga Alliance of North America.

Who is this training designed for?
This training is for the experienced yoga student who wants to deepen their personal yoga practice and understand yoga from it’s ancient origins.  This training will provide a strong base for the person who wants to teach yoga as a career.  Also, this course is beneficial for current teachers of other forms of Yoga to understand the broad principles of Yoga from the Ayurvedic perspective and how to present to these techniques skillfully to customize yoga routines for whole being healing of a student.  It is highly recommended that to participate in this course, an interested student should have a minimum of 2-3 years of dedicated yoga study and practice already “under their yogic belt”.
***  All trainings at AYM are recognized and certified through The Yoga Alliance of North America.

Course Information

Hatha Teacher Training Information
Hatha Teacher Training Application Form
Reading List

~~ To receive certification, participants must complete the first 2 parts of the course and meet the standards of the AYM directors and The Yoga Alliance of North America.            

Course Fees: 
Early Bird Special – If paid in full by Tuesday April 16th, 2013, tuition is $2,500.
If paid after April 16th, 2013, tuition is $2,875 and needs to be paid in total by May 20th, 2013.
All tuition fees include all taxes and manual fees.
Fee for the Apprenticeship section is $400 plus applicable taxes paid to the director of your choice.

The course is limited to 24 participants, so if interested, please register as soon as possible.  Contact AYM by e-mail or phone us, 514-875-9642, to begin your application process.

To commence your participation in this training, please complete the Hatha Teacher Training Application Form and send to Ashtanga Yoga Montreal (372 St. Catherine Street West, suite 118, Montreal, Quebec, H3B 1A2) with a $200 non-refundable deposit. When your application is accepted, we will then deposit your cheque to secure and reserve your place in the training.  Thank you for your interest and commitment to Yoga!

Thank you and Be Yoga,
Allison Ulan


Course Curriculum:

*  The 5 element theory
*  The 3 doshas principle
*  Theory and practice of Yoga (includes Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas, Bhandas and Chanting) pertaining to the 3 doshas and seasonal changes.
*  Anatomy and Physiology from the Western and Eastern Perspectives (Principles covered will be “grounded” femurs, extension/traction of spine, balanced body alignment for the individual, the dynamics of breathing, the dynamics of energy and progressive sequencing programs to intelligently support mind/body/spirit integration.)
*  Anatomical understanding of The 5 Vayu Theory.
*  Ayurveda 101 – Diet and Lifestyle from a Yoga Perspective.
*  Physical Education and Yoga – How Yoga’s ancient system supports developing various components of fitness.
*  Stress and Emotions – Yoga as a practical methodology in management of stress and increasing equanimity with emotional states.  Yoga provides a system to skillfully learn ways to channel emotional energy towards greater creativity, better time management and increased productivity.
*  Vipassana Meditation –  its various forms and benefits as tools for mental clarity.  How the elements of meditation support developing the mind, memory, concentration, comprehension and positive discipline.
*  Yoga Philosophy – Concepts of Yoga Philosophy and its application in everyday life.
*  Study of the four paths of Yoga and the eight limb approach.
*  Texts to be studied will be The Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and various classical texts on Yoga, Samkhya and Vedanta.
*  Yoga practices as prevention and cure for stress and stress related problems such as anxiety, depression, hypertension, migraines, fatigue, asthma and chronic pain.
*  Teaching Methodology – how to teach classes to educate, elucidate and inspire.
*  Assists and Adjustment Methodology for respect and safety of student and teacher.