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615 2 Avenue North

Saskatoon, SK S7K, Canada

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Languages

ENGLISH

About Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training

Namaskar Yoga Studio is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan. Director: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance. Namaskar Yoga Studio is located in downtown Saskatoon. * True yoga is inclusive. Everyone can benefit in a...

Namaskar Yoga Studio is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan. Director: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance. Namaskar Yoga Studio is located in downtown Saskatoon. * True yoga is inclusive. Everyone can benefit in a way that meets their own needs. Learn and practice yoga in a comfortable, non-judgmental atmosphere. Relieve stress. Develop strength, flexibility, balance and confidence. Feel better! * Please see below for information on Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Classes at the studio.   Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon *Teacher Training Courses offered: * Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Program* *Yoga Teacher Certification 18 hour weekend modules: Basic - Intermediate - Advanced - Anatomy - Meditation - Philosophy* Continuing Education Modules: Yin Yoga - Yoga for Kids! - Yoga Nidra - Restorative Yoga. Namaskar Yoga also offers *Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certification Training*. If you are interested in completing any or all of the Teacher Training Modules please email: namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com for registration information. For information on Yoga Teacher Training module descriptions and dates please visit:  Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training        ****   Yoga Classes: Beginner * Gentle * Intermediate * Advanced * Power Yoga * Vinyasa Flow * Yin Yoga * Prenatal Yoga * Mom and Baby Yoga * Yoga for Curlers / Hockey Players / Golfers  ****  For details on Yoga Classes please visit:  Yoga Classes at Namaskar

First Registered December 2008

Namaskar Yoga 200 Hour RYT Program 2017 - 2018 Details

Namaskar Yoga 200 Hour RYT Program 2017 - 2018

Apr 08 - May 31, 2018
Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training

Lead Trainer(s)

Syllabus

Educational Categories

Techniques, Training and Practice (TTP)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

Teaching Methodology (TM)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries; How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations, to the degree possible in a group setting; Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting; Teaching styles; Qualities of a teacher; The student learning process; Business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal).

Anatomy & Physiology (AP)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita); Yoga lifestyle, such as the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma and karma; Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community; Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva).

Practicum

Topics in this category include: Practice teaching as the lead instructor (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback); Receiving and giving feedback; Observing others teaching; Assisting students while someone else is teaching.

TitleEducational CategoryContact HoursContact Hours With Lead TrainerNon-Contact Hours 
Practicing and Teaching Basic AsanasTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)11.5011.503.00

Practicing and Teaching Basic Asanas

Working from the Basic Asanas Manual for instruction, study, discussion, demonstration, individual assignments, group work, and active practice and practice teaching the break down of each of the basic asanas, transitions and vinyasas for correct technique, alignment, benefits, cautions/contraindications, variations, and modifications. Incorporating basic pranayama practices. Instruction and practice in development of Basic Beginner Yoga Classes.

Learning Objective

Solid foundation of basic asanas technique and practical application experience in teaching with knowledge of benefits, cautions, and modifications.
Basic Teaching MethodologyTeaching Methodology (TM)3.003.000.50

Basic Teaching Methodology

Lecture, discussion and practice of varied teaching methods utilizing active and inclusive language and cueing; verbal and demonstrated adjustments. Discussion: Teaching styles and qualities of the Yoga Teacher. Q&A discussion of business considerations. Study, lecture, and practice developing class formats.

Learning Objective

Training, knowledge, and practical application experience to develop and teach safe, beneficial and inclusive basic asana practice.
Safety Anatomy Basics Anatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Safety Anatomy Basics

Anatomy applicable to basic asanas; focus on safety, alignment, basic muscle/joint function.

Learning Objective

Knowledge and awareness of important anatomical safety requirements, and ability to offer safe options for different individual's capabilities and challenges.
Introduction to History of Yoga and PhilosopiesYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Introduction to History of Yoga and Philosopies

Study and discussion of responsibilities inherent in how and what we communicate to our students. Introduction to the 8 Steps of Yoga, and teachings of Krishnamacharya.

Learning Objective

Awareness of importance of ethics and responsibilities in teaching yoga. Introduction to yoga philosophies to incorporate into personal practice and teaching.
Beginner PracticumPracticum1.501.501.00

Beginner Practicum

Observation of E-RYT teaching and other trainees teaching. Practice teaching beginner level asanas for evaluation and feedback.

Learning Objective

Practical experience in application of training in technique, teaching methodology, anatomy and philosophy of teaching of basic asanas.
Practicing and Teaching Intermediate AsanasTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)11.5011.501.00

Practicing and Teaching Intermediate Asanas

Working from the Intermediate Asanas Manual for instruction, study, discussion, demonstration, individual assignments, group work, and active practice and practice teaching the break down of each of the intermediate level asanas, transitions and vinyasas for correct technique, alignment, benefits, cautions/contraindications, variations, modifications. Additional tools to deepen the practice with focus, power, drishti, pranayama.

Learning Objective

Knowledge and practice in teaching safe, beneficial yoga practice at an intermediate level.
Intermediate Teaching MethodologyTeaching Methodology (TM)3.003.000.25

Intermediate Teaching Methodology

Teaching skills as applicable to intermediate level asanas. Lecture, discussion and practice if/when/how to apply safe hands on adjustments. Methods to increase focus and challenge. Lecture, discussion, and practice of options intermediate class format and development.

Learning Objective

Knowledge, training and practical experience to mindfully practice and teach intermediate level asanas. Trainees will be able to make responsible decisions and apply positive, appropriate methods with awareness of boundaries and ethics when applying hands on corrections.
Safety Anatomy Intermediate AsanasAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Safety Anatomy Intermediate Asanas

Review of basics and continuation of training and application of anatomy safety to intermediate level asanas. Study, discussion and practical application of safety in hands on adjustments.

Learning Objective

Knowledge and awareness of important anatomy and safety requirements in teaching intermediate level asanas and important safety factors when considering hands on adjustments.
Continued study History and PhilosopiesYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Continued study History and Philosopies

Further study of the 8 Steps of Yoga. Discussion of ethics in hands on adjustments.

Learning Objective

Importance of employing ethical standards when teaching yoga.
Intermediate PracticumPracticum1.501.500.00

Intermediate Practicum

Observation of E-RYT and other trainees teaching intermediate level asanas. Practice teaching intermediate level asanas for evaluation and feedback

Learning Objective

Practice, evaluation and individual feedback of technique, teaching methodology, anatomy and philosophy of teaching of Intermediate level asanas.
Adaptation of Asanas for specific groupsTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)10.0010.001.50

Adaptation of Asanas for specific groups

Using the Specific Groups Manual for lecture, discussion, training and practice modifying and adapting asanas and teaching skills for Seniors, Gentle, Chair-Assisted , and Sport-specific Yogis. Examples and considerations re: Yoga for Yoga for Children and Prenatal Yoga.

Learning Objective

Foundation to teach to various individuals and groups. Knowledge, tools and resources to develop specific classes for specific groups.
Inclusive Teachig Methods for Specific GroupsTeaching Methodology (TM)4.004.000.50

Inclusive Teachig Methods for Specific Groups

Lecture, discussion and practice of specific methods to employ when teaching to these Specific Groups.   Study, lecture, and practice in development of various adaptive class formats for the different specific groups. Examples and practice in development of various class formats specifically designed for various specific participants.

Learning Objective

Training and practice/experience to understand why, and which, different methods of teaching would be required/beneficial for various different groups of students.
Anatomy considerations for Specific GroupsAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Anatomy considerations for Specific Groups

Exploring, identifying and addressing specific anatomical and physiological issues and considerations for teaching to different specific groups.

Learning Objective

Awareness re: individuals requiring special considerations in their regular classes.
Philosophical and ethical considerations teaching to Specific GroupsYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Philosophical and ethical considerations teaching to Specific Groups

Considerations for inclusive, respectful and adaptive teaching to various specific groups. Teaching with Yamas and Niyamas.

Learning Objective

Ability to teach in an inclusive, adaptive manner.
Practicum Teaching to Specific GroupsPracticum2.002.000.00

Practicum Teaching to Specific Groups

Observation of E-RYT’s and RYT's teaching. Taking part in the practices, and practicing teaching for specific groups.

Learning Objective

Students will have practice in applying lessons in technique, teaching methodology, anatomy, philosophy and specific considerations when teaching to various specific groups.
Technical Application of AnatomyTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)4.004.001.50

Technical Application of Anatomy

Lecture, discussion, individual and group work and practice of anatomical breakdown of asanas. Focus on forward bends, back bends, inversions, twists and advanced variations of asanas.

Learning Objective

Participants will have understanding, training and practice in teaching with knowledge of important aspects of anatomy and physiology as applied to all levels of asanas for an informed, safe and beneficial practice.
Application of Anatomy to Teaching MethodTeaching Methodology (TM)2.002.000.50

Application of Anatomy to Teaching Method

Study and practice determining safe, appropriate anatomical adjustments required and methods of communicating to the student.

Learning Objective

Ability to observe their students and respond responsibly with appropriate anatomical cueing and demonstration.
Yoga Anatomy In-depth StudyAnatomy & Physiology (AP)10.5010.501.00

Yoga Anatomy In-depth Study

Study and prework. Anatomical language, locations, landmarks, skeletal system fundamentals, joints, connective tissue, muscle origin and action, stabilization of joints, types of stretching, planes & types of movement. Safety principles and practice of application in asanas. Common anatomical conditions and postural problems. Physiological responses to pranayama.

Learning Objective

A strong basic anatomical knowledge required to teach yoga; understanding of the importance of considering the anatomical workings and variance of different anatomical structures when teaching and correcting yoga poses.
Scope of PracticeYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)0.500.500.00

Scope of Practice

History and evolution of anatomical knowledge, training, beliefs and traditions. Considerations in who is practicing yoga and why. Scope of practice.

Learning Objective

Knowledgeable, responsible teaching of anatomical aspects of yoga in a safe, adaptive and inclusive manner.
Anatomy PracticumPracticum1.001.000.00

Anatomy Practicum

Group work, and active practice and presentation of break down and correct alignment of asanas and variations.

Learning Objective

Participants will have knowledge and practical application experience observing anatomical presentation of poses and assisting students for safety and benefit.
Advanced Asana Techniques training and practiceTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)11.5011.501.00

Advanced Asana Techniques training and practice

With the Advanced Asanas Manual continuing to build our study and practice into a knowledgeable, fun exploration of the practice and teaching of Advanced Asanas with emphasis on safety, alignment, and step-by-step development of the asanas. Continuing pranayama demonstration, practice, and teaching.

Learning Objective

Trainees will have knowledge, training and practical application experience to practice and teach advanced asanas, and be able to guide their students in a safe, beneficial, inclusive adaptable manner.
Advanced Teaching MethodologiesTeaching Methodology (TM)3.003.000.00

Advanced Teaching Methodologies

Discussion, demonstration and practical application of if, when and how to safely apply physical assists. Information period and Q&A re: Yoga Alliance. Sanskrit study.

Learning Objective

Training and experiential interaction to make responsible and safe decisions when teaching and assisting advanced asanas. When and how to assist students with advanced asanas considering the student's physical and mental preparation. Safety measures. Cueing/assisting language, ethics and responsibilities. Trainees will have the basis and resources to teach using Sanskrit words and phrases. Trainees will be encouraged to begin developing their own, unique teaching style.
Safety/Anatomy for Advanced Level practiceAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Safety/Anatomy for Advanced Level practice

Study, discussion, demo and practical application regarding specific anatomical considerations and challenges in advanced asanas. Benefits, cautions and contraindications for each asana.

Learning Objective

Trainees will be aware of safety precautions and possible contraindications regarding advanced asanas. Trainees will be aware of the responsibilities and liabilities inherent in methods of teaching advanced asanas. Trainees will be able to help their students safety explore and increasingly challenging yoga practice.
Application of yoga philosphies to teaching Advanced AsanasYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Application of yoga philosphies to teaching Advanced Asanas

Continue study of the 8 Steps of Yoga with focus on Tapas. Discussion of the physical, mental and emotional reactions to challenges in yoga.

Learning Objective

Ability to teach with understanding and compassion in facilitating varied paths for different students as they work towards advancing their total yoga practice. Trainees will be able to recognize various types of responses to steps towards these challenges.
Advanced PracticumPracticum1.501.500.00

Advanced Practicum

Individual, partner and group work for safe practice, cueing and assisting of Advanced Asanas.

Learning Objective

Understanding of how to work safely and beneficially In deepening personal yoga practice, and experience in how to encourage, cue, assist and support others in their choices and journey toward their Advanced Asanas practice.
Meditation PracticeTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)6.006.001.50

Meditation Practice

Practicing and practice teaching various forms, similarities and differences in schools of thought, and influence of culture and philosophies regarding relaxation and meditation. Benefits of meditation. Study and practice of chants, Sanskrit, mantras.

Learning Objective

Knowledge and experience to be able to guide their students into beneficial relaxation and meditation. Knowledge of mental, spiritual and emotional benefits of meditation.
Methods of praciticing and teaching meditationTeaching Methodology (TM)3.003.000.00

Methods of praciticing and teaching meditation

Considerations, examples and options in practicing and teaching various methods of meditation.

Learning Objective

Experience with various types and levels of meditation as may be beneficial to different venues and students.
Physiological Aspects of MeditationAnatomy & Physiology (AP)2.002.000.00

Physiological Aspects of Meditation

Lecture, discussion, practice of meditation methods, body positioning, physiological effects.

Learning Objective

Understanding physiological benefits of meditation.
Philosophy in MeditationYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)6.006.000.50

Philosophy in Meditation

Lecture, study and discussion: Svadhyaya, pranayama, dharana, dhyana, Samadhi

Learning Objective

Knowledge and skills to guide others in meditation
Meditation practicumPracticum1.001.000.00

Meditation practicum

Lecture and discussion of variations of relaxation and meditation.

Learning Objective

Trainees will have exposure to a variation of meditation styles and ways to teach them.
Application of Philosophy to yoga techniquesTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)1.501.501.00

Application of Philosophy to yoga techniques

Integration of the full 8 Steps in teaching technique. Introduction to Chakras.

Learning Objective

Understanding of and ability to incorporate the yogic philosophies into personal yoga practice and teaching to others.
Application of Philosophy to teachingTeaching Methodology (TM)1.501.500.00

Application of Philosophy to teaching

Applying yogic philosophy to the principals of teaching.

Learning Objective

Importance of maintaining the philosophy of yoga when practicing the various methods of teaching yoga, dealing with students, employees, co-workers, and the yoga community.
Energy AnatomyAnatomy & Physiology (AP)0.500.500.00

Energy Anatomy

Introduction to Chakras and chakra meditations.

Learning Objective

Knowledge to incorporate chakras into teaching/meditations.
Considerations of lifestyle choicesYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)13.5013.501.00

Considerations of lifestyle choices

Lecture, interactive discussion, group work: 4 paths of yoga. Study of Bhagavad Gita. Understanding the Sutras of Patanjalil. Gunas, Kleshas, Koshas. Overview of yogic history from its ancient foundations to present.

Learning Objective

Trainees will have a background of knowledge to be sensitive to individual interpretation of a yogic lifestyle.
Philosophy PracticumPracticum1.001.000.00

Philosophy Practicum

Discussion of various interpretations of a yogic lifestyle.

Learning Objective

Trainees will have insight into various interpretations and applications of yoga philosophies.
Asana TechniqueTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)11.5011.501.50

Asana Technique

Overall evaluation of personal technique. Extra training as required/requested. Training and practice observing and assisting other trainees with technique.

Learning Objective

Deepened understanding and practice of asana technique, and training and experience in their own ability to assist others.
Teaching MethodsTeaching Methodology (TM)3.003.000.50

Teaching Methods

Discussion and practice incorporating varied methods and styles of teaching, and incorporating important qualities of the Yoga Teacher.

Learning Objective

Experience observing and giving appropriate, beneficial assistance to other trainees .
Anatomy ApplicationAnatomy & Physiology (AP)1.001.000.00

Anatomy Application

Explanation and practice reading the individual body while teaching.

Learning Objective

Opportunity to review and apply their anatomy knowledge of the asanas.
Paths of YogaYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)1.001.000.00

Paths of Yoga

Individual paths of teaching.

Learning Objective

Trainees will have the opportunity to observe and assist other trainees in finding their own path of teaching yoga.
PracticumPracticum1.501.501.00

Practicum

Essay

Learning Objective

Svadhyaya. Responsibilities inherent in being a yoga teacher, and the teacher/student relationship and cycle.
Technique ReviewTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)9.009.002.00

Technique Review

Oral, written and practical review of Teaching Asanas modules technique training.

Learning Objective

Experience and practice recalling, applying and demonstrating Asana techniques learned in the program.
Teaching Methods ReviewTeaching Methodology (TM)2.002.000.50

Teaching Methods Review

Oral, written and practical review of teaching methodologies.

Learning Objective

Experience applying and demonstrating Teaching Methodology learned in this program.
Anatomy ReviewAnatomy & Physiology (AP)3.503.500.50

Anatomy Review

Oral, written and practical review of yoga anatomy required to be learned in this program.

Learning Objective

Experience and practice recalling, applying and demonstrating practical application of anatomical and physiological knowledge learned in this program.
Yoga Philosopies, Lifestyle and EthicsYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)3.003.000.50

Yoga Philosopies, Lifestyle and Ethics

Oral, written and practical review of yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics.

Learning Objective

An understanding of the applications of Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and ethics learned throughout this program.
Review PracticumPracticum0.500.500.00

Review Practicum

Group research and discussion on all categories.

Learning Objective

Benefit of research and knowledge from the other trainees.
Technique SummaryTechniques, Training and Practice (TTP)8.008.001.50

Technique Summary

Interactive teaching, discussion, presentation and practice of asanas.

Learning Objective

Trainee will be exposed to further variations and approaches to yoga practice of asana, pranayama, chanting, mantras, meditation
Teaching Methodology SummaryTeaching Methodology (TM)2.002.000.50

Teaching Methodology Summary

Interactive teaching, discussion, presentation and practice of teaching methodology.

Learning Objective

Trainee will gain a rich and broadened experience of various approaches to teaching methodology to provide training, guidance and encouragement.
Anatomy SummaryAnatomy & Physiology (AP)2.002.000.50

Anatomy Summary

Interactive teaching, discussion, presentation and practice of anatomy.

Learning Objective

A broadened scope of application for their anatomy training and knowledge.
Yoga Philosophy SummaryYoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics (YPLE)5.005.000.50

Yoga Philosophy Summary

Interactive discussion and teaching of yoga philosophies, lifestyle and ethics.

Learning Objective

Expanded awareness of the varied benefits of yoga. Importance of establishing high standards as a yoga teacher.
Program Summary PracticumPracticum1.001.001.50

Program Summary Practicum

Advanced research assignment.

Learning Objective

Trainees will gain knowledge and confidence in their ability to continue to learn and exercise critical thinking.

 

 

 

First Registered December 2008

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 76

Nov 19, 2018

I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to start my yoga journey with this school! I highly recommend Namaskar Yoga to anyone I know interested in taking training! Full Review

By Lisa Fraser RYT® 200, RCYT®

Oct 23, 2018

When I decided to take the RYT instruction, I wanted to be in an environment that was safe to learn, knowledgeable and encouraging. What I found in Namaskar Yoga school was all that and so much more. Kathleen and Doug became such an inspiring part of my journey and learning. Their natural ability to instruct with such heart, soul and commitment to their students and our future students showed in every module.This was the best 200 hours spent with strangers that became friends. Thank you Kathleen and Doug for selflessly sharing your knowledge and tools, breathing confidence in me and inspiring me to become a knowledgeable and confident instructor! Full Review

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Teaching Staff

Doug Podiluk

E-RYT® 200

Kathleen Podiluk

E-RYT® 200, RPYT®, YACEP®

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