THE ART of TEACHING – Yoga Teacher Development Program

Teacher Training/Mentorship

Have you completed your 200 hour teacher training and are wondering “Where do I go Now”? You may already have been teaching for a while and have found yourself at a crossroads questioning your path, seeking new inspiration and accountability and/or are ready to take your teaching to the next level. The path of the teacher is one that requires all of you to show up. You will see your light, your shadow, your vulnerability and question your readiness again and again while each step forward on the path taps you in to your authentic Self. This Teacher Development Program combines practical teaching tools, body-mind science, yoga philosophy and individual attention to support your growth and expansion as a yoga teacher. Designed for Certified Yoga Teachers, we explore the Art of Teaching with a hands-on, hearts-in and results-oriented approach.

As a collective of teachers you will deepen your connection to your teaching and yoga community, gain insight to your growing edge, and empower your own unique gifts as a teacher. In this program you will develop specific goals for your mentorship to suit your needs, advance your teaching skills through one-on-one work, participate in self and peer review and gain plenty of practical experience applying your teaching skills in a classroom setting.

Expand your knowledge, gain confidence and refine your voice. Build your teaching resume and (re)inspire your passion and purpose.

2017 DATES + PROGRAM OUTLINE:: Upon Registration a full outline of the weekend content will be sent to you. (*Typically there will be a break 930-1230PM for mountain play/chill time.)

TOUCH:: The Art of Assists + Adjustments
 – Aug 19-20th ~ 8AM-6:30PM 

Learn the art of body reading, yoga sequencing and hands-on assists in this comprehensive training series. Every body is unique and holds different postural and movement patterns. Learn how to see and analyze posture to apply counter-patterns and support states of balance and freedom in your own body and the bodies of your students. As a teacher you have the opportunity to enhance and deepen your students’ practice and experience while building your skills and class sizes. Hands-on assists are an excellent way to move and elevate people.
You will explore a full array of poses (standing, seated, twists, backbends, inversions, restorative) with hands-on practice time to implement various methods of support and stimulate new muscle memory. You will learn alignment principles, energetic anatomy and optimal movement patterns in the body to take your students to the next level in their practice.

DESIGN:: Alignment, Sequencing + Class Creation – Sept 30th-Oct 1st ~ 8AM-6:30PM 

Set the foundation for your class and learn the science and art of skillful class design. Explore powerful sequencing that brings coherence and success to your students in their practice. We will explore applied anatomy, alignment and the energetics of postures in order to layer and build towards a peak pose or concept. You will create full class sequences and several mini-practice sequences to expand upon. Includes discussion on therapeutics, biomechanics and yoga injury prevention.

VOICE:: Projection, Language + Cueing – Oct 14-15th ~ 8AM-6:30PM

Your voice and words are very powerful tools as a teacher. Learn how to speak to your students’ bodies, minds and hearts to foster receptivity and embodiment. This session includes discussion and exploration into subtle body anatomy. In this session you will enrich your language, get out of script or repetition and tap into your own authentic voice and style as a teacher.

SUSTAIN:: Energy Management + Self-Care for Teachers – Nov 25th ~ 8AM-6:30PM

Holding steady, sacred space for your students requires diligence in managing your energy and committing to self-care practices and routines. Develop awareness and attunement to the energy you hold and how to stay full while cleaning and clearing the emotional and energetic baggage students unconsciously transmit and leave behind. Learn tools and practices to prevent burnout and how to establish healthy boundaries to maintain your capacity to teach with strength, clarity and heart-based resonance.

GROW:: The Business of Yoga – Nov 26th ~ 8AM-6:30PM

Create your own unique brand; learn how to carve out your niche, market effectively and economically, and grow a successful business. We will explore marketing tips and tools, building a brand and portfolios and strategic management and goal-setting. We will also discuss ways to avoid common pitfalls and to surmount typical challenges yoga teachers encounter.

LOCATION: WildHeart Canmore Yoga+Barre Studio. *Reserve your spot at **Please email with any questions you may have.

INDIVIDUAL MODULES:: $285+gst/weekend


Your Guide :: Kristen Stuart B.A. E-RYT200, CPT, MBS

Kristen is a Yoga Alliance Certified E-RYT with trainings in Vinyasa, Hatha, Level 1 Kundalini, Yoga Nidra and meditation. She has assisted, taught and observed hundreds of students over the past 12 years and been a mentor on 200hr teacher training programs, working with students and clients through private sessions, group and corporate classes, workshops, retreats and yoga coaching programs, both locally and internationally. Certified as a Personal Trainer and Mind-Body Fitness Specialist she adds her extensive experience in anatomy, biomechanics and functional movement to her teaching while her background as a wellness coach brings forth potent exploration of human psychology and the mind-body relationship. Kristen brings a heart-based alignment focus to her teaching with an intention to hold steady, supportive space for her students and to always keep it relevant, real and evolving with the times we are living in.

 “True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross. Then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse encouraging them to build their own” ~ Nikos Kazontzakis

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