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Selena Isles Yoga is the manifestation of a woman who has in 4 decades pushed the envelope of life, taken deep dives down many roads, leading her back to breath and acceptance.

Selena has built something rare and authentic with her practice and teachings, and a dedication to the pursuit of educational excellence, offering unparalleled student experiences across a broad spectrum of yoga academia and experiential education. We offer workshops and trainings around the world and online (coming soon). She has created an experience that looks at the whole person and not just the contortions made with the body.It is a return to how yoga was transmitted originally (teacher to student) with a slightly modern twist. Its steeped in tradition yet pushes the envelope towards evolution.

Our training curriculum combines detailed alignment and intelligent sequencing with Hatha / Vinyasa theory, and is designed and regularly updated by Selena Isles, who is recognized around the globe as a teacher’s teacher. We emphasize logical analysis, clear language, and critical thinking. She does not advocate one set of principals or one philosophy. Rather, her students are empowered to teach with confidence, because they possess the requisite educational tools to make strong teaching choices in light of their own individual objectives. Trainings are intimate, and she limits attendance purposely. The extensive, world-class online and in-person learning opportunities are designed to provide the most comprehensive learning experience possible

200 & 300 Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings

Our 200-hour teacher trainings take you on a journey of self-discovery and education into all things yoga. Our foundational training (200–hour) program is ideal for serious students of yoga, aspiring yoga teachers, and teachers with varying levels of experience. Our curriculum combines detailed alignment and intelligent sequencing with vinyasa and Hatha theory, and provides you with sound knowledge and skills to teach safe and effective yoga classes. This training is recognized by Yoga Alliance and Canadian Yoga Alliance focuses in three areas of study: The Theory and Practice of Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, and The Art of Teaching. 

Our 300 hour teacher trainings are a year-long learning journey to unlock and unleash your potential and provide you with tools to increase the potency and breadth of your teaching. You will learn self-empowerment strategies to better help yourself on your own path. You will be making a serious investment in the quality of your yoga education, the depth and skill of your yogic practices, the potency of your teaching skills, and improving your knowledge. Enrolment is limited to 20 students or less. You will receive help from Selena individually and from the group as a whole. At the end of this program you will receive a certificate, which qualifies you to register with Yoga Alliance at the 300 RYT level and you also become eligible to continue to participate in post 350 hour certification program.

In addition, we offer continuing education opportunities worldwide, covering topics ranging from yoga philosophy and mythology, to sequencing and anatomy. These 50-hour weeklong Teacher Tuneups and weekend workshops serve to inspire and refine your teaching without requiring the commitment to a longer training program.

200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

September 2020 – June 2021

Our 10-month, 200-hour teacher training in the vinyasa-based style that includes the Hatha school blends a practical approach to yoga philosophy, history and mythology, with a strong emphasis on applying the teachings to a modern-day setting. Our training is steeped in looking in depth at the philosophy of yoga, the unique blue print of the self and its sister science Ayurveda, and goes beyond the approach of asana only based learning. We look at the roots of yoga, its evolution and its place in the modern world. 

While exploring yoga postures and their variations, students will be immersed in the intricacies of pranayama, the bandhas, and meditation. The techniques and practices learned will be brought together when exploring how to demonstrate postures, sequence classes logically and fluidly, and adjust conscientiously.

We also look at extensive anatomy training and at the ethics associated with the responsibility of teaching, cultural understanding, will have the participants leave the training with a deeper understanding of the yoga practices and teachings and feeling empowered and ready to teach with confidence, or go further in their quest for self realization. 

Faculty includes guest teachers and workshop retreat!

Some Topics covered but not limited to:

  • Essentials of asana practice – breath, foundation, general form, primary energy flows, and refinements of poses
  • Better alignment in practice
  • How to practice with an injury
  • How to modify practice to make it easier or harder
  • Purpose and use of props
  • Restorative poses
  • How we categorize postures (e.g. standing poses, hip openers, arm balances, backbends, inversions, twists, and seated postures) and how we string them together
  • How to apply anatomy and biomechanics to yoga poses and practice
  • How to apply your anatomy learning to advance your asanas
  • Pranayama (breathing exercises) & meditation
  • History and traditions related to modern yoga
  • Origins of modern yoga
  • Comparative study of yoga philosophy – Classical, Advaita Vedanta, Tantra
  • Complete Bhagavad Gita introduction & study
  • Observing and understanding bodies in yoga poses
  • The art of teaching yoga
  • How or whether to touch students and when to use adjustments
  • How to effectively sequence a yoga practice or class
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Functional anatomy and physiology
  • Meaning behind asana systems
  • History of Yoga – major schools and movements
  • How to improve your own yoga practice
  • How to teach a yoga pose

In short, we’ll look closely at many forms of yoga and yoga poses, learn relevant and applicable anatomy, explore the history and mythology of yoga, and spend time contemplating various yoga philosophies and epics. Most importantly, you’ll learn what impact all of this can have on your life, on and off the mat.

Whether your goal is to become a teacher or simply to explore the yoga practices more deeply, our 10-month programme provides the practical tools and foundation for graduates to move into the next phases of their journey with passion, inspiration and direction.

PROGRAM DETAILS 

In this training, you will study and deconstruct asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work), meditation, applied anatomy, therapeutics, yoga theory & practice, yoga history & philosophy, basic Sanskrit, ethics & boundaries, and you will master the skills required to teach. With great precision and clarity, we will will cover the primary tools needed to teach yoga to others. In addition to studying the fundamental yoga postures, topics will include:

    • How to improve your own yoga practice
    • How to teach a yoga pose
    • Actions and alignment
    • Purpose and use of props
    • Restorative poses
    • Observing and understanding bodies
    • The art of teaching
    • When and how to modify yoga poses
    • How or whether to touch students and when to use adjustments
    • How to effectively sequence a class
    • Introduction to meditation
    • Functional anatomy and physiology
  • Meaning behind asana systems
  • History of Yoga – major schools and movements

SUGGESTED EXPERIENCE

  • 1 year of yoga practice recommended ( minimum)
  • No prior teaching experience required
  • Stiffness and injuries OK
  • Willingness to participate in a group process
  • Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
  • Dedication, motivation and self directed studentship

TUITION & REGISTRATION 

  • Pay In Full EARLY BIRD $ 3000.00
  • Pay In Full (AFTER APRIL 2020) $3300.00
  • Pay with 4 instalments $3600.00
    • $900 to hold your space
    • $900 October 20/2020
    • $900 January 20/2021
    • $900 April 20/2021
  • Two scholarships will available for students who can not afford to pay tuition; apply in writing to selena@selenaisles.com

DATES & TIMES

September 18-20, 2020

October 16-18, 2020

November 13-15, 2020

December 4-6, 2020

January 29 -31 ( Exam), 2021

February 12-14, 2021

March 19-20, 2021

April 23 -25, 2021

May 28 -20, 2021

June TBA **, 2021

September TBA 2021, FINAL EXAM

Module Breakdown will be sent in subsequent Welcome Package after registration.

Weekly Teaching Schedule 

MONDAYS

12h00 – 13h00 Sangha Flow @ Yoga Sangha

19h30- 21h00  Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series @ Béco Yoga & Boutique Écologique

TUESDAYS

14h00 – 15h15 Yoga Therapeutics & Alignment @ Béco Yoga & Boutique Écologique

17h10 – 18h10 Intermediate Vinyasa @ YogaVibe Brossard

18h30 – 19h30 Vinyasa All Levels @ YogaVibe Brossard

WEDNESDAYS

16h30 – 17h30  Vinyasa @ Yoga Sangha

FRIDAYS

9:30 – 11 AM Vinyasa Krama @ Béco Yoga & Boutique Écologique

YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series – Mondays  19h30 – 21h00 @Béco Yoga 

In this class I will deconstruct what the Ashtanga practice is, in particular Primary Series which focuses on forward folds, hip opening and building strength from the ground up, and introduce students to the basic Ashtanga principles and foundations of yoga asana. This is the classical Primary Series (Yoga Cikitsā) I lead using a unique approach I developed; whereby I teach alignment based focused instruction to synchronize the posture (Asana) with breath (Pranayama) and transition (Vinyasa) with precision, confidence and lightness. Open to ANYONE wanting to learn this ancient practice. The primary series is a rejuvenating sequence that takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. The postures are strengthening, toning and cleansing for the muscles, joints and internal organs. The focus of the primary series is forward folds and hip opening, which calms the parasympathetic nervous system chilling you WAY out. During the primary led classes, you are guided in unison through the postures of the sequence and provided with variations of poses that prove challenging. The fun part is that the sequence never changes, providing consistency, focus and allowing students to experience almost all yoga asana they would encounter in other practices. The class includes standing, balancing, twists, forward folds and hip opening postures, breathing, pranayama and chanting. You will earn the basis for all yoga postures during this practice. Experienced Beginners – ALL levels welcome.

Vinyasa ALL LEVELS

Mondays 12h00 – 13h00 @ Yoga Sangha 

Tuesdays 17h10 – 18h10 @ Yoga Vibe Brossard ***Intermediate 

Tuesdays 18h15 -19h15 @ Yoga Vibe Brossard *** ALL LEVELS 

Wednesdays 16h30 – 17h30 @ Yoga Sangha 

Vinyasa (or flow) style yoga with an emphasis on creativity and alignment. My classes are inventive and thoughtful sequences of sun salutations, standing & seated postures, back bending and inversions – guided by a steady breath to tone and calm the mind and enter the flow state. Warning: This class is highly addictive and may result in recurrent bouts of laughing and sparking joy.

Vinyasa Krama – Fridays 9:30 – 11am @Béco Yoga 

Vinyasa Krama means “wise progression.” It refers to the ancient and time-tested principles of sequencing which are the foundation for the high art of truly skilled, compelling and powerful practices. Vinyasa Krama means a step by step progression into something, or to a certain goal. A goal, in this case, being a complex or advanced asana (posture). Vinyasa – which is the principle of synchronising movement with the breath and Krama – which literally means steps or stages With Vinyasa Krama you build onto something or grow into something, working methodically from simple to more complex poses. I prepare the body within certain poses to move into the more advanced or complex “peak pose”. We explore, asana, alignment, breath, body, kriya, and meditation in this practice. This is not a FAST paced class, explorations are slow and done mindfully to prepare each student for the next step. That said, this class is not designed for beginners; some previous experience is recommended.

Yoga Therapeutics & Alignment 

A vigorous 75 minute class, this class is a straight up shot of all the good stuff, Therapeutics classes revolutionize your practice as I deconstruct the postures to really have you “pay attention” to whats moving.  You will move, breathe, and sweat — community style. This mashup of asana, pranayama, and nada yoga is radically fresh vinyasaless vinyasa krama. Complimented with Yoga Tune Up® deep tissue massage assists in releasing pain, opening locked muscles, facilitating proper posture and quality sleep. This class is the perfect complement to asana. ALL LEVELS may induce drooling.

Can’t wait to see you on your mats!

Sign up for any of my classes at Beco studio here:  https://becoecoboutique.com/pages/cours-de-yoga-classes