Kala Yoga Inc. (CYA-RYS Gold Member)

  • E-mail: laurin@kalayoga.ca
  • Phone: 5199388848
  • Address: 229 Broadway
  • Location: Orangeville, Ontario Canada
  • Website: www.kalayoga.ca
  • Service Offered: Hatha Yoga, Meditation Certification
  • Type of Certification Granted: 200, 100 hrs. Meditation
  • Years in Operation: N/A
  • Date Joined: January 23, 2017

School Info


Course Outline

1. Anatomy & Physiology - 20 hours
• Introduction to Western approach to anatomy and physiology
• Overview of the systems of the body: skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, digestive, urine and endocrine systems, fascia and connective tissues
• Common diseases, injuries, treatment, and prevention
• Introduction to Eastern approach to health and wellness
• Chakras, Nadis and the subtle energy systems
• Ayurveda and the relationship to Yoga
• Bandhas and the application to yoga
• Healthy Movement in Yoga Practice
• Hyper- and Hypo-mobility in relation to yoga
• Tension and Compression – what stops us in a pose
• Benefits & Contraindications to movement/poses

2. Study of Asanas
• A deep exploration of the teaching techniques of over 50 of the most practiced asanas (postures)
• Introduction to the many styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga
• Introduction to Sanskrit terms and pronunciation
• Study of breathing techniques and application (Pranayama)
• Overview of the bandhas (energy locks), mudras (hand positions) and drishtis (points of focus)
• Meditation techniques and application
• Introduction to Yoga Nidra
• Introduction to Kriyas (cleansing techniques)
• Guided exploration and practice of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and Mantra

3. Study of Pranayama - 10 hours (included in section 2)

4. Study of Energy Systems - 5 hours (included in section 1)

5. Study of Energy Bodies - 5 hours (included in section 1)

6. Yoga Philosophy - 10 hours
• Introduction to the history and philosophy of yoga
• Classical yoga and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
• Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
• The four paths of yoga: Raja, Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana
• The Eight Limbs
• Mantras & Chanting
• Yamas and Niyamas and ethical precepts
• Dharma & Karma
• Overview of the Koshas
• The Gunas, Tattvas & Doshas
• Ethics for Yoga Teachers
• The concept of Seva (Service)
• Concept of Purushartha – 4 goals or aims of life

7. Teaching Methodology - 10 hours
• The Importance of Personal Practice
• Discussion on Instruction and Teaching Styles
• Communication Skills
• How to address needs of individuals in a group setting
• Demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
• Introduction to Hands-on Adjustments
• Student Learning Styles
• Sequencing for a blissful Savasana
• The use of props and modified versions of the poses
• Class etiquette and standard of conduct
• The Business of Teaching Yoga

8. Other: Practicum - 40 hours
• Practice teaching asana, pranayama, and meditation as lead instructor
• Receiving and giving feedback
• Observing others teaching
• Assisting a class while another peer is teaching


Barbara Denstedt (Class of 2018)
Sarah Houghton (Class of 2018)
Stephanie Juhasz (Class of 2018)
Sarah Kelly (Class of 2018)
Jason Maraschiello (Class of 2017)
Brittany Murdoch (Class of 2018)