Power of Presence

January – May 2020
Power of Presence

200hr Teacher Training Program

Power of Presence is a 200-hour training that offers a thorough introduction to yoga as a form of movement medicine, personal empowerment, and mindful presence.

In the words of the great Yogi Bhajan – “If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.”

Whether you are wanting to become a yoga teacher or to explore yourself through deep commitment to the practice, this training will give you the tools you need to access your inner guidance system. With a strong emphasis on movement and meditation, this training is a true expression of yin and yang. An intermingling of ancient Eastern tradition and modern Western science, this training is designed to prepare anyone with a keen desire—to teach or practice yoga as an authentic extension of their own unique experience.

We can say with confidence that this program is for ANYONE. We have created a safe container for you to step out of your comfort zone and explore your potential. Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you will experience the unifying effect of the practice and lifestyle through this dynamic training.

Your Lead Trainers

Robert Aranyosi

 

Robert Aranyosi

Unlike many, Rob took his first teacher training having only done a handful of yoga classes, for no reason other than he knew yoga made him feel good. Shortly after graduating, he left his full time job as an auto mechanic to pursue a life filled with yoga. Since then, Rob's entire life has revolved around yoga, continuing to practice and learn everyday and share his teachings with those who are interested. He has taken over 1000 hours of trainings, all related to yoga and movement and has taught countless hours over the years. Rob believes that just like us, yoga is an ever-evolving practice and as the practice evolves, so does the movement. His teachings are focused on bringing together traditional and non-traditional movements to help students create connection to themselves through the practice of movement.

Robert Aranyosi

Unlike many, Rob took his first teacher training having only done a handful of yoga classes, for no reason other than he knew yoga made him feel good. Shortly after graduating, he left his full time job as an auto mechanic to pursue a life filled with yoga. Since then, Rob's entire life has revolved around yoga, continuing to practice and learn everyday and share his teachings with those who are interested. He has taken over 1000 hours of trainings, all related to yoga and movement and has taught countless hours over the years. Rob believes that just like us, yoga is an ever-evolving practice and as the practice evolves, so does the movement. His teachings are focused on bringing together traditional and non-traditional movements to help students create connection to themselves through the practice of movement.

Robert Aranyosi
Jessica Magnan

 

Jessica Magnan

Inspired by the notion that a teacher’s true mission is to create more teachers rather than to gather students—Jess is eager to share the knowledge, tools, and experience she has gained over nearly a decade of teaching yoga. Jess has studied with and been influenced by Tiffany Cruikshank, Elena Brower, Guru Singh, Kia Miller, Sally Kempton and Rod Stryker. She also has an extensive background in meditation and metaphysical philosophy, a degree in Sociology and is a certified Integral Coach. Jess experienced a healing within her role as a teacher and student of yoga. It is her belief that the physical body is the device by which we come into alignment with our true nature as powerful and creative spiritual beings. Her journey has led her to practice and teach yoga as a form of medicine that can be administered by anyone at any stage in the game. Her approach is deliberate yet gentle and reminds students that there is nothing to conquer or even to learn but rather to remember—we are already enough. Jess has devoted her life to helping others to reclaim their power, vitality, peace, worth and connection.

Jessica Magnan

Inspired by the notion that a teacher’s true mission is to create more teachers rather than to gather students—Jess is eager to share the knowledge, tools, and experience she has gained over nearly a decade of teaching yoga. Jess has studied with and been influenced by Tiffany Cruikshank, Elena Brower, Guru Singh, Kia Miller, Sally Kempton and Rod Stryker. She also has an extensive background in meditation and metaphysical philosophy, a degree in Sociology and is a certified Integral Coach. Jess experienced a healing within her role as a teacher and student of yoga. It is her belief that the physical body is the device by which we come into alignment with our true nature as powerful and creative spiritual beings. Her journey has led her to practice and teach yoga as a form of medicine that can be administered by anyone at any stage in the game. Her approach is deliberate yet gentle and reminds students that there is nothing to conquer or even to learn but rather to remember—we are already enough. Jess has devoted her life to helping others to reclaim their power, vitality, peace, worth and connection.

Jessica Magnan

Program Overview

  • A versatile and mindful approach to teaching and practicing vinyasa based yoga
  • Understanding and integrating yogic philosophy as a teacher and a modern yogi
  • Understanding and integrating physical and energetic anatomy in fundamental poses
    and movements
  • Exploring modern movement theory and classic alignment principles
  • Embodying presence and sensitivity through breathwork and meditation
  • Exploring themes and principles that bolster a modern yoga class and your life
  • Understanding and using creative intelligent sequencing principles
  • Developing self-awareness and voice to create an authentic and unique experience
  • Exploring the business of yoga, being a yoga teacher and its many avenues

What’s Included

  • 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (recognized by Yoga Alliance).
  • 180 contact hours with lead trainers and guest instructors
  • 20-Class Bundle for Elevate Yoga ($300 value, class bundles do not expire).
  • Manual, journal and handouts
  • 2 follow-up group meetings after the program to reconnect (optional to attend)
  • Lifetime 25% discount on all class passes and merchandise at Elevate Yoga.

Schedule

Friday 6-10PM (first weekend only)
Saturdays 9:00-5:30 PM
Sundays 9:00-5:30 PM

Dates

January 17-19
January 25-26
February 8-9
February 22-23
March 7-8
March 21-22
April 4-5
April 18-19
May 2-3
May 9-10
May 23-24

The Guest Teachers

Kassandra Reinhardt

Kassandra Reinhardt

Kassandra Reinhardt is one of the world’s leading Yin Yoga instructors and has been offering in-person and online classes since 2012. Through her Yoga with Kassandra YouTube channel, she’s created a successful online yoga business that allows her to do what she loves on her own terms. She is a recently published author and offers yin yoga trainings around the world and online.

Workshop: Learn how to create a sustainable career as a yoga teacher by leveraging online platforms

This 4 hour workshop is ideal for yoga teachers who want learn how to thrive doing what they love. If you’ve ever wanted to create online products, build a social media presence and design a business plan, this is for you.

Workshop goals:

  • To inspire yoga instructors and wellness practitioners to take their in-person practice online to allow limitless growth, new opportunities and connection with students all over the world.
  • Break through negative mindsets that hold you back
  • Define your Ideal Target Audience
  • Create a sustainable three-tiered business plan
  • Clarify your goals and vision
  • Build your digital brand and be recognized as a leader in your industry
Nicole Settimi

Nicole Settimi

Nicole has been a registered massage therapist for 11 years. Most recently, her training in Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Neuromuscular acupuncture has grounded her at One Body Wellness, a wellness and lifestyle healthcare clinic she founded in May 2019, in Ottawa’s Glebe neighborhood.

After a traumatic brain injury at a young age, Nicole’s parents implemented a strict routine of yoga into her treatment plan. Nightmares, depression and juvenile arthritis subsided, and Nicole was able to live a generally “normal” life, practicing asana when physically able and meditation daily.

Workshop: Bioenergy and Yoga from an Osteopathic Perspective 

With years of practice in the healthcare field, one thing became clear; we are so much more than our physical bodies. Nicole will approach this workshop from an osteopathic perspective, recognizing the body as one, multi-layered system, that has the ability to self-heal and regulate injury and pain. Nicole will discuss how certain yoga poses can impact the nervous, endocrine (hormonal) and circulatory systems, and how as yoga teachers, we can protect our own bodies to maintain a strong practice of asana amongst the other limbs of yoga we study.

Lisa Hebert

Lisa Hebert

Lisa Hebert is a Lead Teacher Trainer for Yoga Tune Up®, a former professional dancer and an ever-expanding movement exploration enthusiast. She is a Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and co-founder and director of multiple 200-HR YA Yoga Teacher Trainings. Her Yoga teaching experience spans from Pre-natal to Acro, Hatha to Power and Yin Yoga.

As a dancer/ choreographer, Lisa has created and performed in works that took her to theatres and festivals across North America and is now revisiting the on-the-road lifestyle as she brings Tune Up Fitness® trainings across Canada.

Workshops: Anatomy 101 for Yoga Teaching, Principles of Human Movement, Anatomy Expanded, Breath Camp: Anatomy & Mechanics of Breath

These trainings focus on the anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics of human movement as it relates to various movement practices, learning to embody and understand our own human structures.

Mike Dynie

Michael Dynie

Michael Dynie dedicated his life to teaching yoga on a full-time basis a decade ago and loves working with people from all walks of life. Deeply inspired by studies with Richard Freeman, he has developed a fascination with teaching healthy movement patterns, innovating classical yoga postures (Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar) for more specific purposes. Michael uses breath awareness to draw students into the core of the body – the seat of meditative awareness and postural stability. He invites you to compassionately explore your boundaries in search of the middle-path.

Workshop: A Compassionate Touch – Hands-on assisting through an educated lens (5-HR Workshop)

Hands-on assists can have a transformative effect on students’ yoga practices, and simultaneously reshape a teachers perspective on how to best use language to guide students through safer and more inclusive experiences that honour the diversity of the human body.

This workshop on adjustment techniques is open to teachers of yoga (and teachers in training) who are passionate about helping their students develop greater mind-body awareness through a combination of words and touch, informed by anatomical reasoning and evolved alignment theory. Giving the right adjustment has everything to do with context: learning how to teach the student rather than idealizing the pose.

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Early Bird – Save $300!
$2,899 +HST (before October 31st, 2019)
$3,199 +HST (after October 31st, 2019)

Payment plans available upon request. $500 +HST deposit required to secure Early Bird price.
Refunds available minus $500 +HST administration fee before December 1st, 2019.
No refunds will be given beyond this date.

FAQ

 

  • What are the requirements to take this teacher training? How experienced do I have to be with yoga?

    The only requirement is that you are willing to show up and commit this time to yourself. Although having a yoga practice prior to the program may give you a slight advantage, no experience at all is required. Still worried? Don’t be, Rob took his first teacher training program after only a few yoga classes and here he is.

  • Is this program only for people who want to teach?

    No, this program is for anyone who is curious about deepening their understanding and practice of yoga.

  • What style of yoga will I learn to teach?

    This is a vinyasa based training program with emphasis on functional creative movement, meditation and Yoga philosophy.

  • Do successful graduates have an opportunity to be instructors at Elevate? What criteria do you use for hiring them?

    We are always open to interviewing graduates for teaching opportunities at Elevate. To help our graduates get started with their teaching experience, they will have the opportunity to teach Community Classes at Elevate.

  • Do I have to attend all the dates?

    Although attending all dates is highly recommended, we can accomodate missing up to 20 hours.

    Missing over 20 hours may unfortunately make you ineligible to receive the program completion certificate due to the Yoga Alliance Standards.

  • How much homework will there be?

    Outside of the weekends we have the teacher training, there will be a few hours a week at most, of homework that is assigned. There will be recommended readings and tasks for those who want to put more into this, but the mandatory homework workload will be low to accommodate those with busy schedules and not as much time.

  • Do you offer free yoga class for trainees during the weekday?

    Each trainee receives a 20-Class Bundle for Elevate—giving full access to classes on our schedule. Trainees are free to use the classes as they please. In addition, trainees receive a lifetime 25% discount on their purchase of class passes and bundles.