SÅANA method foundation | 200-hr yoga teacher training
About SÅANA method foundations
The SÅANA method foundations program is a 200-hour training that takes the foundations of your personal practice – and combines interactive workshops, group discussions, self-guided study, and plenty of practice teaching.
The SÅANA method foundations is a blended training, consisting of in-studio workshops & practice, paired with online self-guided study & reflection. This means that course work takes place both in-studio and at home. Materials will be explored through a blend of in-studio workshops and hands-on practice – and at-home reflection, resource examination, and critical analysis of real-world application.
The blended nature of this training is designed to integrate your in-studio learning with your at-home examination, to highlight connections between course material and real-world experience. This in-studio and self-guided ‘at-home’ format allows for more student choice and opportunities to self-pace learning. It’s our belief that this freedom and encouragement towards self-inquiry keeps students engaged within training when we gather as a group in studio – and when delving deeper through personal self-guided study from home.
dates & schedule
SÅANA Yoga King West
Upcoming Session Dates: stay tuned
Mornings At Home | 8:30am – 11:30am
includes ZOOM classes, video lectures, and pre-readings & assignments to be completed for afternoon studio sessions.
Afternoons In-Studio | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
includes in-studio classes, interactive workshops to breakdown lecture material, group-work sessions, assignment review, and practice teaching.
Saturdays At Home | plan for 5 hours (approx. 9:30am – 2:30pm)
includes ZOOM classes, workshops, and group work, video lectures, & assignments
Sundays In-Studio | 8:30am – 2:00pm
includes in-studio classes, interactive workshops to breakdown lecture material, group-work sessions, homework/assignment review, and practice teaching.
*online learning will continue throughout weekends in between in-studio dates. Please account for approx. 5 hours of self-guided study for each weekend (in-studio & online) throughout training.
Early Bird closed on April 25, 2020
All payments due 30 days prior to start date.
All training payments & deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable
Why we chose a blended training:
The blended nature of this training is designed to integrate your in-studio learning with your at-home examination, to highlight connections between course material and real-world experience.
This in-studio and self-guided ‘at-home’ format allows for more student choice and opportunities to self-pace learning. It’s our belief that this freedom and encouragement towards self-inquiry keeps students engaged within training when we gather as a group in studio – and when delving deeper through personal self-guided study from home.
When you sign up for SÅANA foundations blended training, you receive:
- 200-hours of guided training and real time feedback on technique, approach, tone & language from senior SÅANA teaching faculty
- In-person & online instruction, led by senior SÅANA faculty – through course workshops, discussions, and practice teaching
- Introduction to – and exploration of:
- Foundations of Yoga and its philosophy, history, and traditional asana’s
- Anatomy, and movement assessment
- The Art of Teaching – finding your voice and leading others through movement
- Creative sequencing
- Structure and method for teaching SÅANA Classic & SÅANA Flow
- Unlimited access to SÅANA studio classes throughout training dates (August 29 – December 6, 2020)
Our response to COVID:
We are committed to creating a safe and meaningful learning environment for our students and faculty. To honour that commitment in the time of COVID-19, our training looks a little different this year. Here’s how we’re adapting:
- Training will run at a reduced class size to ensure social distancing at all times when gathered together in-studio
- An enhanced blended training schedule designed to get the very most out of our time together. We’ve incorporated online lectures with in-studio workshops, classes, and practice teaching sessions.
- The same SÅANA commitment to offer a meaningful, hands-on, and exploration-based training for our students.
To graduate, you must attend all training days and pass the final exam. Graduation does not automatically guarantee you a teaching position at SÅANA.
All SÅANA teacher training program payments & deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Up to 14-days before training start date, in the case of an emergency (accompanying documentation required), a refund of 50% of the total training tuition, less the deposit, can be issued. Or, students can take a full credit to be applied towards a future training.
I think this was an amazing training that allows people to achieve their goals while also taking care of their families, going to work, etc. I would recommend this training to learn from all the amazing teachers, and for the opportunity to be able to build a network of yogis that live right in your city.
Even if teaching is not your goal, you’ll learn so much about yourself – that, in itself is worth it.
It was fabulous! Life changing, in fact. SÅANA was able to provide an atmosphere where we felt comfortable and supported in our learning. I felt as though each and every teacher wanted to genuinely help us become the best yoga teacher that we can be.
I feel more confident in my ability to teach!