Power of Presence

February – May 2023
Power of Presence

200hr Online and In-Studio 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.

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, meditation and breathing practices, 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

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, some with internationally recognized teachers such as Dylan Werner and Jason Crandell, all related to yoga and movement and has taught countless hours in the form of studio classes, privates, workshops and trainings over the years. Rob believes that just like us, yoga is an ever-evolving practice and as the practice evolves, so does the movement. In a thorough yet lighthearted way, his teachings are focused on using intention and modern understanding of anatomy and biomechanics to use movement that helps bring the body back into natural balance. Through this process, students create a deep 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, some with internationally recognized teachers such as Dylan Werner and Jason Crandell, all related to yoga and movement and has taught countless hours in the form of studio classes, privates, workshops and trainings over the years. Rob believes that just like us, yoga is an ever-evolving practice and as the practice evolves, so does the movement. In a thorough yet lighthearted way, his teachings are focused on using intention and modern understanding of anatomy and biomechanics to use movement that helps bring the body back into natural balance. Through this process, students create a deep connection to themselves through the practice of movement.

Robert Aranyosi

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, Joe Dispenza, Marianne Williamson, Gabrielle Bernstein 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, Joe Dispenza, Marianne Williamson, Gabrielle Bernstein 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

  • Deep dive into different breathing practices and the physiology behind them
  • 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 intentional movement as a tool to create balance
  • 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
  • Basic understanding of biomechanics, fascia and how it applies to the yoga practice and everyday functional movement
  • Development of critical thinking skills that go far beyond the yoga room

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 ($400 value, class bundles do not expire)
  • Manual, journal and handouts
  • Lifetime 25% discount on all class passes and merchandise at Elevate Yoga

Certified Educational Institution

Our program is a Certified Educational Institution by ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada). Students may claim fees paid for the purposes of the tuition, education and tax credits.

Schedule

Friday 6-9PM (First weekend only)
Saturdays 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sundays 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Dates

Feb 10-12
Feb 25-26
Mar 4-5
Mar 18-19
Mar 25-26
Apr 1-2
Apr 15-16
Apr 22-23
Apr 29-30
May 13-14
May 27-28

The Guest Teachers

Guest Teachers to be announced soon.

What our graduates are saying about the program.

“In January 2020, I embarked on a life changing journey. After taking only a handful of yoga classes I followed a persistant nudge pushing me to take Yoga Teacher Training. My online research for opportunities in the city of Ottawa led me to Jess and Rob’s Power of Presence training at Elevate Yoga. From our first class together, I knew I was in a supportive community where I would be free to evolve within all the 8 Limbs of Yoga. The training and guidance I received was far more than I could have ever expected. Jess and Rob are both extremely knowledgeable and professional. They created a place where our entire group was welcomed and supported. The content was broad, the delivery was thought provoking, feedback was positive and timely. The passion they have for what they do is like no other. I will always be so grateful I followed that nudge and took the leap into the unknown especially given it brought me to learn from two extremely inspiring yoga teachers!”

What our graduates are saying about the program.

“In January 2020, I embarked on a life changing journey. After taking only a handful of yoga classes I followed a persistant nudge pushing me to take Yoga Teacher Training. My online research for opportunities in the city of Ottawa led me to Jess and Rob’s Power of Presence training at Elevate Yoga. From our first class together, I knew I was in a supportive community where I would be free to evolve within all the 8 Limbs of Yoga. The training and guidance I received was far more than I could have ever expected. Jess and Rob are both extremely knowledgeable and professional. They created a place where our entire group was welcomed and supported. The content was broad, the delivery was thought provoking, feedback was positive and timely. The passion they have for what they do is like no other. I will always be so grateful I followed that nudge and took the leap into the unknown especially given it brought me to learn from two extremely inspiring yoga teachers!”

Power of Presence

“Power of Presence did far more than shape my yoga practice, it helped shape my spiritual and personal journey. Rob and Jess bring many years of experience, expertise and genuine connection and kindness to each one of their students. Their experience is VAST and compliments so well that any new aspiring teacher can find something to connect to. They provide incredible tools and concepts to give space for unique and authentic aspiring teachers to grow. I have never felt so excited and prepared to be a yoga teacher and a student of life.”

“The Power of Presence Yoga Teacher Training is a valuable experience that I highly recommend. Jess & Rob make the perfect team. They complement each other so well and create a safe space to learn and grow throughout the program.” 

“The Power of Presence is much more than a training program to become a certified yoga teacher, as it is an open space which encourages personal growth, group learning and meaningful thought processes, throughout. Rob and Jess have a way of guiding students which is entirely collaborative, enriching and open. As individuals and as teachers, they truly complement each other and provide an enriching platform from which students are able to learn and begin to understand what yoga could mean to them.”

“Elevate Yoga’s YTT, Power of Presence with Rob and Jess is TRANSFORMATIONAL. Whether you’re looking to teach or simply deepen your practice, the concepts, practices and philosophies taught by the instructors and TA’s will change your life. If you’re looking for authentic, knowledgeable and driven teachers in an extremely fun, safe and supportive environment, this is the course for you!”

“Jess and Rob created a safe environment to train in. Their yoga training was inclusive and accessible and catered to a wide variety of interests in the yoga realm. They were able to change from onsite format pre-pandemic to an online format once the pandemic hit – with a balanced approach!! Thank you both!!!”

“Both are extraordinary teachers, passionate and willing to share their knowledge with us. Rob loves movement and teaches us how to sequence classes in a creative and safe way. While Jess guides us in the philosophy and meditation of yoga. The combination is simply perfect. Highly recommended!”

“The training and guidance I received was far more than I could have ever expected. Jess and Rob are both extremely knowledgeable and professional. They created a place where our entire group was welcomed and supported. The content was broad, the delivery was thought provoking, feedback was positive and timely. The passion they have for what they do is like no other. I will always be so grateful I followed that nudge and took the leap into the unknown especially given it brought me to learn from two extremely inspiring yoga teachers!”

Apply Now

Early Bird – Save $300!
$2,899 +HST (by December 10, 2022)
$3,199 +HST (after December 10, 2022)

Payment plans available upon request. $500 +HST deposit required to secure Early Bird price.
Refunds available minus $500 +HST administration fee before January 1, 2023.
No refunds will be given beyond this date.

Scholarship Opportunities

As an act of Seva (service), we will be offering scholarships for BIPOC and individuals who are in need of financial support.

We are extending a $1,000 credit to 3 participants in our winter yoga teacher training.
Please send us a short essay that speaks to why you feel we should choose you for a scholarship.

Kindly send your submissions to hello@elevateyoga.ca.
Submission deadline December 10, 2022.

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 flow based training program with emphasis on functional creative movement, meditation, pranayama and yoga philosophy. You will be well equipped to teach studio classes, corporate classes and private sessions.

  • 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.