Trainings

Yoga Teacher Training & Cont.Ed Trainings

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.

Her 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

 

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 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. 

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 certification programs.

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 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL  $3000 + taxes until June 21/2020

AFTER JUNE 21/2020   $3300 + taxes

  • FULL PRICE  with 4 instalments $3300.00+taxes
    • $500 to hold your space/deposit UPON REGISTRATION
    • Followed by 4 equal autopay/payments
  • Click here to save your space with your deposit Registration 

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 4-6, 2021

September 12, 2021, FINAL EXAM & Graduation

WEEKEND TIME SCHEDULE/COMMITMENT
  • Fridays 18h30-21h30
  • Saturdays 12-19h00
  • Sundays 1030-17h30