80 hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training
with Jamie Lee
Our 80 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Program at Ashtanga Yoga Montreal is built around our love and enthusiasm for Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga is one of the original and ancient forms of movement based asana practices, from which all contemporary vinyasa and power yoga styles have originated from.
If your already a yoga teacher training with 200-500 hours, this course will be an informative and challenging comprehensive program that will add to your repertoire of teaching skills of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Designed for all who want to learn more about yoga asana, explore and expand a personal yoga practice, while learning its healing science and application in life.
A program that helps you to establish practical tools for sharing and teaching yoga, if that is your goal. As we also aim to build a learning environment of yoga, built to serve the community.
If you are motivated by a strong desire to challenge yourself, our YTT program will support your journey by providing a safe and dedicated space for your practice and studies.
A detailed examination/analysis of yoga asana through our (3) main modern influences: BKS Iyengar, T Krishnamacharya & Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Along with breath, vinyasa, bandha, and drishti will be the focal points of the asana component.
We will cover anatomy and human physiology with its relation to asana and its specific effects on the nervous and organic systems.
We will explore the logic and art of asana sequencing, how to create safe and effective routines, plus instruction on how to wisely and safely adjust, modify and adapt specific asanas for all levels of students.
Teaching skills will emphasize proper verbal communication of how to instruct in a powerful yet supportive and concise manner.
Additional topics include: Patanjali's yoga sutras, ethics of teaching, the teacher student relationship, modern styles and trends, classroom management, and demonstration skills.
Materials provided: a copy of the Yoga Sutras (in pdf form), and course manual (in pdf form). We are also selling a printed/bound copy for $20.
Weekend #1: May 13-14 (Surya Namaskara & Theory)
Weekend #2: June 17-18 (Standing Sequence)
Weekend #3: July 15-16 (Standing Sequence)
Weekend #4: August 12-13 (Seated Sequence)
Weekend #5: September 16-17 (Seated Sequence)
Weekend #6: October 14-15 (Closing Sequence)
$1100 Early bird price (till May 1st)
$1250 Regular price (after May 1st)
Register: Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
Upon completion of the 80 hour course, students will receive a 80 hour certificate of Ashtanga Yoga.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Background:
The Sanskrit word Vinyasa means 'breath-synchronized movement', the popularity and spread of Vinyasa Yoga came from two (2) main influencial Guru`s of our past; Tirumalai Krishnamacharya and K. Pattabhi Jois.
Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (November 18, 1888 - February 28, 1989) was an Indian yoga teacher, ayurvedic healer and scholar. Often referred to as "The Father of Modern Yoga," Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century and is credited with the revival of hatha yoga. Pattabhi Jois began his yoga studies in 1927 at the age of 12 with Krishnamacharya, and by 1948 had established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute for teaching the specific yoga practice known as Ashtanga Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. "Power yoga" and "vinyasa yoga" are generic terms that may refer to any type of vigorous yoga exercise derived from Ashtanga yoga.
Born a Leo July 26, 1972, currently living in Montreal, Quebec
Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University, a Reiki Master with Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition.
Jamie grew up in Brantford Ontario Canada, where as a child he began his visionary artistic endeavours by exploring life, rhythm and tempo through various sports of swimming, cycling, running, triathlon and ironman.
Over the years his body became the vehicle to explore the principles of yoga, sacred geometry, science and metaphysics; eventually gaining a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from McMaster University. The hidden world of occult knowledge, esoteric philosophy and the mysterious parables of life are of profound personal interest and are the gateway to his 'self' exploration.
Currently his yoga teaching draws wisdom from both the Ashtanga and Iyengar systems of asana, while his artistic expression tries to convey the process of change and transformation towards the soul.