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It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the return of teacher training to AYM in 2021!

200 hours with Jeanne Mudie + guest professors (Cindy Lafontaine, Sonia Osorio, Tony Eng, Michael Bridge-Dickson & Terri McCollum)









​2021/22 Starting September 23-26



This year we are excited to offer our training both online and in studio, a 200 hr YOGA ALLIANCE certified program. Such a great opportunity to follow us at your own pace, all classes will be recorded for a more flexible schedule and a library of videos available to revisit the teachings. A gift to deepen one's own practice, on the journey to teach as a 200 hour base, or a way to improve your teaching voice. Our focus is not one methodology but a study of different styles based on breath and anatomy. A journey to  help you understand your own body's alignment, to be curious to question, and inspired to share.

MODULE 1 -  Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Sept 23-26 

MODULE 2 - Philosophy and History of Yoga Oct 28-31

MODULE 3 - Restorative Yoga and Props Nov 25-28

MODULE 4 - Methodology of Teaching and Ethics Jan 27-30

MODULE 5 - Preparing a Beginners Class Feb 24-27

MODULE 6 - Finding your Path  March 24-27


MODULE 7 - Practice Teaching April onwards


This training aims to consolidate a solid personal practice and develop the basics of strategic and effective teaching through a biomechanical approach while favoring a global vision of the movement. The training also offers reflections on philosophy, meditation, and ethics that nourish our vision of yoga. It is in-depth teaching of yoga postures, philosophy, and pedagogy, and is particularly interested in how this practice is rooted in our contemporary world and adapted to the students of aspiring teachers. Participatory pedagogy will emphasize the integration of subject matter through personal experience, practice, application to specific situations, and teaching. Specialized speakers will be invited to share their knowledge by giving us an open window on the latest research and current approaches in the professional world. The 200-hour training is certified by the Yoga Alliance and accredited by Employment and Social Development Canada and Revenue Quebec (tax receipts available). It is possible to register for each module separately. Throughout the year there will be specialized workshops offered in studio monthly for the teacher trainers, these workshops will also be filmed so they can be followed on your own time. 

Language requirements: The training will be offered in both French and English. Basic bilingualism is recommended.

Who it is for?

Practitioners with a serious approach who want to go further in their yoga practice and understand the basics of practical and inspiring teaching. Especially for those who wish to start a career as a yoga teacher. The training is for people who practice yoga on a regular basis and yoga teachers who would like to perfect their knowledge and put it into practice as part of their continuing education. Our pedagogical and content approach is also suitable for health, sport and movement professionals who want to understand how yoga can be integrated into their respective disciplines.

Prerequisites: The most important is the willingness and openness to learning. More specifically, the ability to put time into practice, engage seriously and remain open to question his practice and his vision of yoga. It is recommended to have at least 2 years of experience of diligent practice.


MODULE 1 - Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga 


This module will focus on the anatomy and physiology specific to the yoga practice. We will examine the balance between stretching and strengthening, mobility and stability, as well as achieving an understanding of the muscular diaphragms. We will also discuss the concept of Bandhas through the understanding of functional anatomy, postural alignment and proprioception. Finally we will look at how to avoid common injuries that occur in yoga.

Subjects covered:

- Basic muscular and skeletal anatomy

- Basic function and nature of the nervous system

- Myofascial lines 

- Functional anatomy, biomechanics, injury prevention, kinesiology, assessments, sequencing strategies, and corrective exercises



MODULE 2 -  Philosophy and History of Yoga 


More than just a physical practice, yoga is a living philosophical system. At its base are the principles of life both as an individual and within a social context. In this module we will study and reflect on the vision of the world and the self as described in the founding texts, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras. 

Subjects covered:

- The major philosophical currents that have influenced contemporary yoga 

- History of yoga in North America

- Demystifying false beliefs of the origins of yoga

- Development of critical thinking

- Finding our place in the world of yoga



MODULE 3 - Restorative Yoga and Props 



This module will introduce you to the practice of restorative yoga and its effects on the nervous system as well as the interaction of the major systems of the body. The stresses of everyday life can wreak havoc on our nervous system and restorative yoga helps us tap back into the healing abilities that are our innate nature. We will examine how we hold muscular patterns in the body, how they affect the breath and how those interruptions have a direct impact on the nervous system. We will explore how the use of props can limit the strain of the body in order to find more ease and balance in the structure. And we will see how the human body has an amazing ability to regenerate and heal.

Subjects covered:

- Foundational Restorative yoga poses

- How to use restorative to support an active practice

- Prescribing and integrating key poses to support different needs

- How to use props to explore the body’s potential


MODULE 4 - Methodology of Teaching and Ethics (January 28-31, 2021)



Over the course of this weekend we will discuss ethics and intentions in regards to our teaching and the balance between our personal and professional life. We will examine our core beliefs and values and how they can affect our approach to teaching, including the importance of intention and integrity. We will look at developing the basic language to teach with and exploring how our individual voice allows us to be true to our authentic selves.


Subjects covered:

- Ethics, Yamas, Niyamas

- Touch and adjustments

- Evaluating levels

- Language of teaching

- Business of Yoga


MODULE 5 - Preparing a Beginners Class 



To teach beginners, one must not only know the postures, but also understand their components and elements of structure as well as the effects of postures on the body. As teachers, we must be able to identify the most transformative elements of the practice to be able to share them with our students, whether in a restorative or postural approach, or meditation. 


Subjects covered:

- Identify the prerequisites for a posture

- Understanding the asana and how to deconstruct into different components 

- How to ensure a safe practice for all

- Understanding the reality of most people’s daily lives—time spent sitting in front of screens, daily stress, incorrect postural habits, sedentary lifestyle, etc.

- Develop relevant sequences



MODULE 6 - Finding your Path  


This is the final module and it is reserved for those who have taken part in the 200-hour training. We will meet to discuss any outstanding questions so that we can leave the training confident in our understanding of the material covered. We will discuss the possibilities of further study through our mentorship program and the possibility of leading community classes as part of our practice teaching.


MODULE 7 - Practice Teaching

 We will continue to work together logging practice teaching hours within the group and the community.

How to register? Please fill out the Application Form  

EARLY BIRD -Paid before September 1st

Full training $2690 - Save 15% if all is attended online 

After September 1st

Full training $3000 - Save 15% if all is attended online 

Weekends $325

We would love to meet you - check out our regular teaching schedules and stop by for a class.

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