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. 

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
developed by Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Lead Trainer, Yoga Alliance

E-RYT's are qualified by the "Experienced" Designation to train and certify 
internationally Registered Yoga Teachers and provided Continuing Education Credits

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 
one: (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


Yoga Teacher Certification Courses available

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

Further Training and Certification available:
There is space available in our upcoming Yoga Workshops scheduled each year:
Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Teaching to Specific Groups

Specialty Workshops:
Power/Vinyasa Yoga for Athletes - 1 day
Restorative Yoga - 1 day
Yin Yoga - 2 days
Prenatal Yoga - 2 days
Chair Assisted Yoga - 1 day
Yoga for Kids! - 2 days
and more...

Please see below for details of dates and times.
Contact kathleenyoga@gmail.com for further information or registration


REGISTRATION
Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com 
to request an Application for Registration.
Note: These workshops 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



for pictures of training workshops



to visit our Yoga Alliance Webpage for Reviews by Namaskar Yoga RYT 200 Graduates

CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS
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Namaskar is an Internationally Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Training School 

We are also the Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for SPRA and 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 Kimberley.Guillaume@saskatoon.ca

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING REGISTRATIONS:
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

CEC's available for SPRA, Yoga Alliance and MTAS.



City of Saskatoon Bursaries available
for Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas, Specific Groups
Contact: Kimberley.Guillaume@saskatoon.ca 

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 a recognized certification to teach Basic/Beginner Level Yoga Classes in any venue. 
This training is suitable for those with a regular yoga practice, or Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, and other Fitness/Health/Wellness Practitioners. Also for those who just want to attend to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice! 
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  April date  is full.
Date:  September 9-10, 2017 - space available
Next date:  February 10-11, 2018 - space available
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm 
Fee 2017: $345 (inc gst)
Fee 2018: $350 (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  2017 date is full
Date:  May 12-13, 2018 - space available
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 information, training, consideration and/or practice specific to teaching to various groups of participants for various styles and venues:
Overview, introduction and sample practice of:
- Fitness/Sport/Athlete-Specific Yoga for Runners, Golfers, Hockey Players, Curlers, etc.
- Gentle Yoga
- Seniors and Chair-Assisted Yoga
- Yoga for Children
Information, discussion and considerations for:
- Prenatal Yoga
- Differences between Yin, Restorative, Gentle, Beginner
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
Date:  April 28-29, 2018
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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Continue your Teacher Training with Namaskar
depending on your own interests, and who you would like to teach.


Namaskar Yoga Specialty Workshops:

Power/Vinyasa Yoga for Athletes - 1 day

Restorative Yoga - 1 day


Yin Yoga - 2 days 

Prenatal Yoga - 2 days 

Chair Assisted Yoga - 1 day 

Yoga for Kids! - 2 days 

and more...

For details, dates, times, workshop descrition and fees see below under
"Yoga Workshops and Continuing Education"

Please inquire about CEC's for SPRA, Yoga Alliance, MTAS

Namaskar has trained and certified internationally recognized Teachers since 2009

Please click on the link Namaskar Yoga Alliance Webpage
to see Reviews of our RYT Program by our graduates

For program information please email: kathleenyoga@gmail.com

TO REGISTER:
Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com 
to request an Application for Registration

Note: These workshops 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 PROGRAMS
Namaskar has offered the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Program since 2009
Our 2017 RYT Program is currently in progress.

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.

For details on the 200 Hour RYT Programs please see below under 
Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Program




For Specialized training in Continuing Education Workshops 

after completing Teaching Basic Asanas please see below  for details under 

"Yoga Workshops, Continuing Education and Yoga Teacher Weekends"

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

Date:  April 29-30, 2017 - 2017 date is full
Date:  March 24-25, 2018 - space available
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:  $350 (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
Next date:  Spring 2018 exact date t.b.a.
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






Namaskar Yoga Studio

is hosting the following Yoga Teacher Workshop

For information and/or registration please visit

https://www.stairwaytocalm.com/ or email email stairwaytocalmyoga@gmail.com

Location of Workshop:

Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon Studio  615 2nd Avenue North Saskatoon

Stairway to Calm Yoga
Kids, Teens & Family Yoga Teacher Training Session
September 16 & 17, 2017
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
To register: please email stairwaytocalmyoga@gmail.com
This 2-day training is designed to support teachers, parents, counselors, therapists, para professionals & social workers in bringing highly effective alternative yoga & mindfulness practices to kids, teens & families living with special needs, autism, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, OCD, behavior & communication challenges. Scientific evidence indicates that there is a significant rise in childhood stress for all children with or without additional exceptionalities. In fact, individuals living with special challenges often experience higher than average levels of stress through a lack of structure within their living & learning environments, sensory overload, poor self-regulation & communication barriers. Our children deserve more promising statistics & hope springs eternal with Stairway to Calm Yoga: a program that promotes self- regulation and the reduction of stress for all ages. The four components of the stairway provide teachers with the essential ingredients to design calming classes integrating yoga & mindfulness techniques. During our two day training, participants will climb each stair & learn how to program with four main features in mind: sensory & environmental supports: communication/ visual supports (STCY sequence cards for teachers) :predictable routines with built in flexibility & finally, transitions. Accordion Breath is a three-part transition breath cycle considered to be the cornerstone of STCY. This beautiful breath cycle is experienced at the end of each set of activities to help students to transition with greater self-resilience & self- regulation.
Website:  
https://www.stairwaytocalm.com/ 

To register: please email stairwaytocalmyoga@gmail.com


STCY IS A CANADIAN YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTERED CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOOL


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NEXT YOGA TEACHER'S WEEKEND 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

Basic Prenatal Asanas
 February 24-25, 2018
CLICK HERE for details
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How to Design and Teach Chair Assisted Yoga
Next date:  Saturday March 10, 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:  $190
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 also 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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TEACHER'S 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

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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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Yoga Alliance 200 Hour RYT Programs

at Namaskar Yoga Studio

2017 Program in progress 
Please note: If you are interested in being placed on the list to be contacted if/when another 200 Hour RYT Program is scheduled, please email namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com
Teaching Basic Asanas (see above description of course content)
All modules in 2017 are Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 6 pm with lunch "on the mat"
Fees for RYT Program modules in 2017:  $345 (inc gst)

Date: February 11-12, 2017 February date is full
Date: April 8-9, 2017
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
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 
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
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
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 - Trainee's choice of one of:
Basic Asanas Retrain or Intermediate Asanas Retrain or Advanced Asanas Retrain
Attend Basic Prenatal Asanas
Attend Yin Yoga 
Attend 2 days of Teacher's Weekend (see Workshops and Continued Ed below)
Attend Make Up Module (content Advanced, Meditation, Philosophy, Sum)
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
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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Make-up Module 
Date: October 14-15, 2017
Please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com for information
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Program Review: Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy
Date: October 28-29, 2017
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
Prerequisite: Attendance at previous modules. Please discuss with Director.
CEC's available: Yoga Alliance 18 Contact hours, MTAS 4 Primary
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Please note: If you are interested in being placed on the list to be contacted if/when another 200 Hour RYT Program is scheduled, please email namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com.