Trainings

Legendary Yoga School & Cont.Ed Trainings

Selena Isles 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, self realisation and experiential self directed education.

We offer workshops and trainings around the world and online. 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.

Her training curriculum combines detailed energetic alignment and intelligence with Hatha Yoga Pradipika/ Vinyasa Krama 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, historical context, cultural appreciation, critical thinking and trauma informed learning. She does not advocate one set of principles or one philosophy, introducing her cultural heritage as a whole; all existing together.

Rather, her students and teaching professionals 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.
She embodies critical thinking. 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

 

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

200 & 300 Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings

Our 200-hour teacher trainings take you on a journey of self-discovery and education into the history and philosophy of India. Our foundational training (200–hour) program is ideal for serious students of yoga who desire to go deeper than a 90 minute class, aspiring yoga teaching professionals, and teachers with varying levels of experience. Our Legendary curriculum starts with deep dives in Vedanta, combines detailed alignment and intelligent sequencing with vinyasa krama and Hatha Yoga Pradipika theory, embodying SHAKTI and provides you with sound knowledge and skills to teach safe and effective yoga classes from place of appreciation and not appropriation. This training is recognized by Yoga UNIFY, 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. 

300 hour teacher trainings are a year and half long learning journey to unlock and unleash your in depth potential, raise your personal vibration and provide you with tools to increase your potency and breath.

You will learn self-empowerment strategies to better help yourself on your own path. You will be making a serious prosperity investment in the quality of your professional yoga education, the depth and skill of your yogic practices, the potency of your voice, aligning your intention and attentions, learn to manifest from within and improve your self knowledge.

Enrolment is limited to 10 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 UNIFY, Canadian Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance at the 300 RYT level and you also become eligible to continue to participate in post certification programs.

Legendary Yoga School

200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa 

In Depth Study/ Training

September 2020 – September 2021

Our 12-month, 200-hour teacher training  in based on Patanjali’s 8 limbs the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and Sri Vidya. Blending a practical approach to yoga philosophy, history and mythology, with a strong emphasis on applying the teachings to a modern-day ( read everyday life) setting. Our training is steeped in looking in depth at the philosophy of yoga, ritual, 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 self realization, pranayama, the bandhas, and meditation.

The techniques and practices learned will be brought together when exploring postures, vinyasa krama sequence classes logically and fluidly, energy balance and adjust conscientiously. We also look at extensive energetic anatomy training and at the ethics associated with the responsibility of teaching, cultural understanding, trauma and social justice.

We will have the participants leave the training with a deeper understanding of the yoga philosophy 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

How to improve your own “Sadhana” yoga practice

The Wheels of Life 

The Yoga Sutras 

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika 

Tantra Illuminated 

Skill in Action – Yoga is Social Justice 

Illuminations on Tantra or the Householders Yoga 

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 sequence 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 energy bodies in yoga poses

Yoga Nidra 

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 

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 12-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, Vedanta , asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work), meditation, applied anatomy, therapeutics, yoga theory & practice, yoga history & philosophy, basic Sanskrit, ethics & boundaries, and you will start your journey to mastering the skills required to teach and journey further to the self. Following the lineage of the Himalayan Masters, Sri Vidya.

With great precision and clarity, we will cover the primary tools needed to teach yoga to others.

You will learn how to:

Embody the heart of yoga.
 
Deepen your practice and ability to create sequences that fill the heart, soul, and accessibly stretch the bodies, minds and hearts of your students.

Be a highly knowledgeable resource that your students 

Evolve into an inspiring yoga leader online and in person with keys from the tradition.

Embody yogic values and create Yoga “union”

SUGGESTED EXPERIENCE

Anyone wanting to expand yoga knowledge and bring their yoga into everyday life.

Prerequisite: No flexibility required.

INVESTMENT & REGISTRATION 

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training  : $2,700 (instead of $3,300!)

A non-reimbursable deposit of $500 for registration; and 10 monthly payments of $220 from September 2020 to September 2021.

120 Hour In Depth Practice (without certification) : $2,200 dollars We also offer training without the teacher education component! If you wish to deepen your practice and discover all the wealth of yoga, without obtaining the certification to teach yoga, you can register for the first 7 weekends (September 2020 to April 2021).

A non-reimbursable deposit of $500 for registration; and 8 monthly payments of $212.50 from September 2020 to April 2021.

ONLINE 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training : $2,200

Due to the current context I am providing safe access space and offering , the opportunity to online training! Sit in during the live conference training weekends via Zoom and receive a personalized follow-up with Selena Isles throughout your way.

Complete registration in take form: https://forms.gle/kei39mgx9L9LXEpz8

Registration Deposit 

BIPOC LGBTQ Scholarship Application 

I am offering scholarships for this training to yogis from my community 
  • Full scholarship of 2 700$
  • Partials scholarship of 1 000$
This scholarship is intended for students who: self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color, or/and LGBTQ;  you have a commitment to self realisation, you have a desire to teach yoga and are able to attend all dates of the training.

You can choose to answer the questions here the linked form and submit it and the magic of Google will direct your responses to Selena

OR

You can send a short video of you answering the questions and telling me about yourself.

For all video submissions please email them selena@selenaisles.com with SIY 2020 SCHOLARSHIP in the subject field.

Using your phone is totally fine – be yourself NO FRILLS ( unless Frills are your thing)

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED for 2020. 

Selected students will be notified via email with their welcome package and information.

Thank you for taking the time to share yourself with me

Scholarship Application Form: CLOSED FOR 2020 

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 2021

April 23 -25, 2021

May 28 -20, 2021

June 4-6, 2021+ TAKE HOME EXAM 

September 12, 2021, Presentations & Graduation

WEEKEND TIME SCHEDULE/COMMITMENT
  • Fridays 18h30-21h30
  • Saturdays 12-19h00
  • Sundays 11-17h30

The 21 Day Yoga Challenge

Practice with me for 21 Days and find your own “Flowstate”

“The only thing bigger than fear is curiosity”. Have you ever wanted to try yoga but thought “nah I’m not flexible” or “I’m not in shape” or “I’m scared because I don’t know any moves?” You and 88% of the population feel this way.

So how about you join me and a LIT Tribe of Yogis of all shapes and sizes for a 21 Day Yoga Challenge presented by Kashi with Lole!

Each day I’ll pop into your inbox joined by this tribe to walk you through one asana (position) per day for 21 days! From easy to challenging!

Best of all its ABSOLUTELY FREE and the only thing you have to do is follow the link below to join.

21 days is all you need make something a habitual – so one pose a day for the 21 days will open you to the possibilities of taking your health and breath back into your own hands.

Why not? You can practice in your pj’s or gather some friends and have a few laughs! You will even see me and the tribe crack a few jokes and laughs between us!

Sign up here https://ca-en.lolelife.com/pages/yoga-challenge-subscription