Yoga Alliance Registered Studio
  Yoga Classes and Yoga Teacher Training in Saskatoon Saskatchewan
taught by E-RYT's (Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers) registered with Yoga Alliance. E-RYT's are qualified by the "Experienced" Designation to train and certify 
internationally Registered Yoga Teachers.
Director: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance
Studio location: 615 - 2 Avenue North downtown Saskatoon
(no mail delivery at studio) Mailing address: 2326 Haultain Avenue S7J 1R1 
Phone: (306) 241-3409 Office Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

Yoga Classes: 
For information or registration please visit: Yoga Classes at Namaskar Yoga

Teacher Training Courses available: 

* Basic Yoga Teacher Certification *
18 hour weekend course + 4 hours practice teaching
 to be trained and certified to begin teaching Basic Yoga Classes in any venue
See below for more information

* Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Program *
Consists of 10 weekend Modules - see below
Note:  In order to become a Registered Yoga Teacher it is required that all 200 hours must be completed with one Registered Yoga School
Namaskar Yoga has been a Registered Yoga Teacher Training School with Yoga Alliance since 2009

Visit our Yoga Alliance Webpage for Reviews by Namaskar Yoga RYT 200 Graduates
Click on: Namaskar Yoga Alliance Webpage
Visit Namaskar Yoga Pictures of Teacher Training for pictures of Training Modules

Please note:  The 2017 200-Hour RYT Program is now at full registration.
Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com if you would like to be placed on the list to be notified if another 200 Hour RYT Program is scheduled for 2018 - 2019.
Note: There are spaces available in Continuing Education Workshops scheduled each year. Please see below for details.
Continued Education Modules
Prenatal * Yin * Restorative * Kids *  Deep Core Yoga *
 Yoga for Athletes -  Power  - Vinyasa -  Fitness  and more...

 

Namaskar is an Internationally Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School 
We are also the Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for the SPRA and the City of Saskatoon Recreation and Community Development Division.
Contact City of Saskatoon Recreation and Community Development Division for information regarding their bursaries for training with Namaksar
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS.


YOGA TEACHER TRAINING REGISTRATION:
Please email to request Application for Registration:  namaskaryoga.sk@gmailcom 

Receipt of completed application + fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.
Dates subject to change if scheduling conflict occurs. Registrants notified immediately


First Module: Teaching Basic Asanas
Description:
Methods to design and teach beneficial, safe beginner yoga classes for any venue:  yoga studios, gyms, clubs, fitness centers, community associations, corporate, private. Students will receive a Namaskar Yoga Studio pose manual for training of technique and practice in teaching: cueing, sequencing, transitions, modifications, contraindications, breathing, basic yoga history, philosophy, styles of yoga, teaching styles, basic anatomy and safety. 
Upon completion of training and practice teaching requirements:  participants receive certification to teach Basic/Beginner Level Yoga Classes. 
This training is suitable for those with a regular yoga practice, or Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, other Fitness/Health/Wellness Practitioners. Individuals who want to attend to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice are also welcome.

Requirements for Certification: Full attendance at module, regular yoga practice, plus 4 hours mentored practice teaching or equivalent as discussed with Director.

Visit Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News for Mentored Practice Teaching options. Director may advise further practice is required before certification to begin teaching yoga.

Next scheduled dates for:  Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  February 11-12, 2017  February date is full.
Date:  April 8-9, 2017
Next date:  September 9-10, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee 2017: $345 (inc gst)   
Requirements for Certification: See Description above
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 4 Primary

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Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Description:
- Over 30 intermediate level asanas
- Methods to develop interesting and inspiring intermediate and multi-level classes
- Varying options and methods to increase challenge in all types of classes
- Fitness/Power/Vinyasa Yoga
- Techniques to incorporate for advanced focus, awareness, increased challenge in poses
- Further development of individual teaching and communication skills
- Safe hands-on adjustments
- Pranayama
- Introduction to the paths of yoga philosophy and their application when teaching

Next scheduled dates for Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Date:  May 27-28, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee 2017: $345 (inc gst)   
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS 4 Primary

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Teaching to Specific Groups Module
Description:
- Teachers will receive training and practice specific to teaching to various groups of participants for various styles and venues:
- Fitness/Sport/Athlete-Specific Yoga.  How to apply Yoga specifically for Runners, Golfers, Hockey Players, Curlers, etc.
- Gentle, Seniors and Chair-Assisted Yoga
- Overview and sample practice of Yoga for Children
- Discussion of considerations for Prenatal Yoga

This module will include anatomical, physiological and psychological issues and considerations for various participants. We will learn what is involved in developing and delivering effective, beneficial and adaptive classes for these specific groups of participants.

Next scheduled date for Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  May 13-14, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee 2017: $345 (inc gst)   
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS 5 Primary

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Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas, Specific Groups apply to our Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Program. For information on all 10 modules of the Program see below:

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Continue your Yoga Teacher Training with Namaskar
after completing Teaching Basic Asanas
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED TEACHER TRAINING
200 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM was developed by Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Lead Trainer, Yoga Alliance

Namaskar has trained and certified Yoga Teachers since 2009

Please click on the link  Namaskar Yoga Alliance Webpage 
to see Reviews of our RYT Program by our graduates
For program and registration information please email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com

Join the 2017 200 Hour RYT Program with Teaching Basic Asanas by April 8-9, 2017
 to complete your 200 Hour RYT in November 2017.
Another 200 Hour RYT may be scheduled in 2018 or 2019.

* Interested participants can attend RYT Program modules or Continuing Education Modules after completing Teaching Basic Asanas.
* Each module is registered for separately
* Participants completing all 10 RYT modules register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour RYT

Please discuss your RYT program plan with the Director. If you have to miss a module, arrangements may be made to attend a another module to complete your program.
 Workshops include:
 Chair Assisted  -  Yin  -  Fitness /Power /Vinyasa /Athletes  -    Prenatal /   Mom and Baby /  Partner
Please contact the director to discuss your 200 Hour RYT Program  kathleenyoga@gmail.com

REGISTRATIONS:
Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration.
Note: These trainings sometimes become full, therefore receipt of the completed.
Application for Registration and fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.
Post dated cheques can be accepted by specific arrangement with the Director

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YOGA ALLIANCE 200-HR RYT PROGRAM 2017
Fee for each RYT Program weekend module 2017:   $345 (inc gst)
Dates subject to change if a scheduling conflict occurs. Registrants notified immediately
Please note:  The 2017 200-Hour RYT Program is now at full registration.
Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com if you would like to be placed on the list to be notified if another 200 Hour RYT Program is scheduled for 2018 - 2019.

Note: There are spaces available in Continuing Education Workshops scheduled each year. 
Please see the website for details under 
"Yoga Workshops, Continuing Education and Yoga Teacher Weekends"

Scheduled dates for 2017:


Teaching Basic Asanas (see above description of course content)
Date:  February 11-12, 2017 February date is full
Date:  April 8-9, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. 
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 4 Primary
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Teaching Intermediate Asanas (see above description of course content)
Date:  May 27-28, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. 
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 4 Primary
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Teaching to Specific Groups (see above description of course content)
Date:  May 13-14, 2017 
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. 
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 contact, MTAS 5 Primary
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Meditation
Date:  June 10-11, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm
Required Text: The Living Gita -The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami SatchidananadaPlease visit: Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News for pictures of required texts.  Texts should be purchased as soon as possible. 
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 5 Primary
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Yoga Anatomy
Date:  July 8-9, 2017 
1 Required Text: "Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga (spiral bound version)" or "The Key Muscles of Yoga: The Scientific Keys, Volume 1 (paperback version) by Ray Long, Chris MacIvor. Visit Namaskar Teacher Training News for pictures of texts. Please purchase as soon as possible.  Pre-work on registration form.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
CEC's available: 12 SPRA, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 16.5 Primary
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Teaching Advanced Asanas
Date:  August 12-13, 2017
Time:Saturday and Sunday 9am to 6pm
Prerequisite: Teaching Intermediate Asanas
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 4 Primary
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Retrain of an Asanas Module
Date: Trainee's choice of one of:
Teaching Basic Asanas Retrain
Teaching Intermediate Asanas Retrain
Teaching Advanced Asanas Retrain
Attend Basic Prenatal Asanas (prerequisite Teaching Basic Asanas)
Attend Yin Yoga (prerequisite Teaching Basic Asanas).
Homework requirement: Short essay to be submitted after completion of module
Please email the director if you would like to discuss your choice of module.
CEC's available: SPRA 12, Yoga Alliance 18 Contact, MTAS 12.5 Primary.
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Philosophy of Yoga
Date: September 23-24, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6pm
2 Required Texts: The Living Gita-Complete Bhagavad Gita-Commentary for Modern Readers Sri Swami Satchidananda and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Translation and Commentary Sri Swami Satchidananda. Please visit: Namaskar Yoga Teacher Training News for pictures of required texts. The texts are popular please purchase asap.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours
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Program Review: Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy
Date:  October 28-29, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6pm Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite: This module includes review, in-class quizzes, and assignments on Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy, Meditation, Asanas Technique and teaching skill modules.
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours, MTAS 14.5 Primary
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The Sum of the Parts
Date: November  25-26, 2017
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6pm Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite: Attendance at previous modules. Please discuss with Director.
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours, MTAS 4 Primary
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Complete all 10 modules and requirements in 2017 to receive your 200 Hour RYT Certificate to register with Yoga Alliance.
Note: If you have to miss a module during the program year, arrangements may be made to attend another module to make up to complete your 200 hour program. 
Please discuss your program plan with the Director.

City of Saskatoon Bursaries available fBasic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas, Specific Groups

Namaskar Yoga has been training and Certifying Yoga Instructors since 2009.
Another 200 Hour RYT Program may be offered in 2018 or 2019 if/when there is sufficient interest in registration.

Yoga Workshops
Continuing Education
Yoga Teacher Weekends 
Please note:
 Some workshops have pre-requisites to attend, while others are open to all yogis! 
Howver, in order to be certified to teach yoga you must first complete Teaching Basic Asanas or another recognized yoga teacher training certification.
See above for next scheduled Basic Yoga Teacher Certification module


Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
CLICK HERE for details on next Prenatal Yoga training in February
Instructor: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RPYS, Yoga Alliance

Description of Training: Students receive a Prenatal Pose Manual for training and practice of 30 basic prenatal asanas, as well as study of benefits, contraindications, modifications and variations for prenatal yogis. Students will also have training and practice specific to teaching prenatal yoga: cueing, sequencing, transitions, pranayama, mantras, various teaching styles, and practice teaching. We will learn methods to design, develop and teach beneficial, adaptive and safe prenatal yoga classes, basic prenatal yoga anatomy and philosophy.  Pregnant Yoginis are welcome!




YIN YOGA

Next Date:  April 29-30, 2017
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  Working lunch break.   
Note 18 contact hours for 2017 module.
Location:  Namaskar Yoga 615 - 2nd Avenue North Saskatoon
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT Certified Yin Yoga
Fee:  $355 (inc gst)
Prerequisites for Certification:  Certified or Registered Yoga Teacher
Required Text:  Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark - available form Amazon @$22
CECs available for Yoga Alliance and SPRA
Description:  Yin Yoga is a practice which places healthy, gentle, regenerative stress on the connective tissue of the body - tendons, ligaments, fascia.  Postures are practice carefully and mindfully and may be held for longer periods of time to allow gradual and safe restoration of the connective tissues.  The lower body is mainly targeted using passive postures that may feel challenging to maintain.  This calm, beneficial practice is a great counter training to more active styles of yoga, and helps to reduce aches, pains and overall physical and mental tension and stress.  

Please note this is not a Restorative Training
Please advise the Director if you are pregnant at the time of the training.
Please advise the Director if you have a current injury at the time of the training.
This module is continuing education.  To receive the Certificate you must also be a Certified Yoga Teacher.
Note Namaskar Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Trainees:  The 18-hour 2017 Yin module can now be taken as the "Retrain" Module for your RYT program.



Yoga for Kids!
18 hour Weekend Workshop
Date: April 22-23, 2017
Instructor: Amanda Plante, 200 Hour RYT, Certified Yoga for Kids
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lunch on the mat 18 contact hours
Workshop fee: $350 (inc gst) + 180 page manual supplied at workshop: $30
Total fee for Workshop and manual: $380 (inc gst)
Recommended books to bring to workshop: Yoga for Children by Lisa Flynn and Once Upon a Pose by Donna Freeman (Available through Amazon)
This workshop is suitable for: Yoga Teachers, educators, parents, anyone who would like to share the joy of yoga with young people. Certified/Registered Yoga Teachers receive Children's Yoga Teacher Certificate.   Yoga Alliance CEC's available.
Course Description: In this 18 hour experiential training we will explore how physical yoga poses, breathing exercises, mindfulness and meditation practices, relaxation techniques and yogic philosophy can be adapted to be engaging and effective for different age groups. With the focus on having fun, you will learn yoga influenced songs, stories and games to inspire children from preschoolers to adolescents. This workshop will provide practical theory and discussion of age-appropriate teaching techniques as well as active participation in yoga activities for ages 3-13. You will come away with immediate tangible knowledge and lots of ideas for developing our own fun yoga experiences for young people. While sharing the joy of yoga you will help children develop life-enhancing skills by introducing practice and philosophy to nurture patience, compassion and happiness in a fun, joyful and non-competitive environment. Topics covered: Breakdown of child development and yoga for little ones, early childhood, middle childhood, early / late adolescence /young adult, sample yoga class practices, developing lesson plans, breathing exercises, learning styles, teaching tips, fun and safety, application of yamas, niyamas and yoga principles, challenges and opportunities, practice teaching. Along with the 180 page Kids' Yoga Manual students will receive information on resources, teaching aids, lesson plan examples.
About the Instructor: Inspired by her 2 home schooled children to share yoga with her community, Amanda completed her Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Namaskar Yoga in 2011, and has completed a 95 Hour Kids Yoga Teacher training at Semperviva Yoga Vancouver. Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com for more information or registration


NEXT YOGA TEACHER'S WEEKEND:
 SEPTEMBER 2017
Register for 1 or both workshops

Vinyasa / Power Yoga for Athletes Workshop

Date:  Saturday September 30, 2017
Times:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Working lunch break on the mat - 8 contact hours
Fee:  $165
Instructors:  Doug Podiluk, E-RYT Yoga Alliance Lead Trainer, Certified Yoga for Golf Instructor, Experienced Teaching Yoga for Athletes, Hockey Players, Curlers, Golfers, Snowboarders and Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT Lead Trainer Yoga Alliance
Description: This workshop will provide training to develop and teach safe, fun and energetic yoga classes specifically designed to safely and effectively increase strength, overall fitness and performance levels, and reduce injuries for athletes and active yogis. 

Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas Certification or equivalent


Restorative Yoga Workshop
Date: Sunday October 1, 2017
Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Working lunch break on the mat - 8 contact hours
Fee:  $165
Instructor: Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance Lead Trainer, Certified Restorative Yoga
Suggested text to bring to workshop: Relax and Renew by Judy Lasater, PhD., P.T.
CEC's SPRA 6, Yoga Alliance 8 contact
Description:  In Restorative Yoga participants "consciously relax" the entire body in fully supported floor poses; remaining present and observing the body release, letting go of any goals, and just allowing full relaxation for healing and restoration. This workshop is for Yoga Teachers and health/wellness workers who would like to incorporate Restorative Yoga principles and benefits into group or private practice, and also for yogis who would like to learn the benefits of including restorative poses in their current practice and every day life. Definition, history, poses, variations, adaptations, language, cueing, and practice applications
Prerequisite: Teaching Basic Asanas Certification or equivalent



UPCOMING WORKSHOPS SPRING 2018


TEACHERS WEEKEND:
Partner Yoga
with Lynne de Montarnal, 200 Hour RYT, Yoga Alliance
Saturday 9 am - 6 pm

Mom and Baby Yoga
with Jari Chaloupka, 200 Hour RYT and Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher,  Yoga Alliance
Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Details to be posted soon!
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How to Design and Teach Chair Assisted Yoga
Next date March 2018
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (9 hours - Lunch on the mat)
Instructor:  Rosalynne Tayler, 200 Hour RYT Yoga Alliance, Certified Exercise for Older Adults, Certified Yoga for the Low Back
CEC's SPRA 6, YA 7 contact
Fee:  $180
If you would like to teach yoga to those who may require chair assistance but you’re not sure you feel well enough prepared to do so, this may be the right workshop for you. We will work together to learn how to modify yoga poses with chair support and have plenty of opportunity to practice teaching what we learn in a safe, encouraging and non-judgmental environment. We will examine safety and health considerations and consider how chair assisted yoga meshes with yoga philosophy. The emphasis of this workshop is to help you broaden your teaching skills in a fun and practical way and to give you the confidence and knowledge to provide a service to those in your community who would benefit from Chair Assisted Yoga. 
Note:  This workshop now includes the basics of core and back anatomy, importance of core strength in supporting a healthy low back, and how to integrate the techniques into your Chair Assisted yoga lesson plan. We will practice accessing and strengthening deep stabilizing muscles and learn how to build deep core work into a safe and enjoyable practice for your Chair Assisted yogis.
Prerequisite for Certification: Basic Yoga Teacher Certification
For more information / registration email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com. 

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Yoga During Cancer 
Date:  t.b.a.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (9 hours - Lunch on the mat)
with Alex Hayden, Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Exercise for Cancer Recovery
9 hour workshop

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Namaskar Yoga Refund Policy for Teacher Training workshops
- More than 14 days notice of cancellation and request to transfer registration to another training module:  Administration fee of $15
- More than 14 days notice of cancellation and request for refund:  Administration fee of $20 
- Less than 14 days notice of cancellation and request to transfer registration:  Administration fee of $20
- Less than 14 days notice of cancellation and request for refund:  Administration fee of $30
- Less than 48 hours notice of cancellation:  Administration fee of $50
- After beginning attendance at the module, a pro-rated refund will be given if a doctor's certificate is provided.
- If Namaskar Yoga Studio cancels/reschedules a training a full refund will be given.