Ohana Yoga & Wellness Centre - Training Academy is a unique blend of traditional yoga as well as restorative to advanced classes. We emphasize our practice towards balancing body, mind and spirit, encouraging all who enter our doors to grow and thrive.
Our primary instructors, are internationally certified and hold certifications from India, United States, Budapest as well as Canada. With a combined experience of over 60 years of teaching and practicing yoga and wellness modalities, we are one of the most in depth training studios in Northern Ontario.
Our goal is to build a strong and healthy community using yoga and other wellness modalities as a foundation to better health and wellness. While assisting our students and our teacher trainers to achieve their goals, so that they can intern inspire and offer yoga and wellness to their communities.
Our philosophy is simple, "At Ohana we are all family, weather we be blood related, adopted, or community, we all strive towards the same goal, supporting each other to live healthy, stronger and abundant lives. All are included and nobody gets left behind."
We have been in our current purpose built location in our 9th year, and previous location for an additional 9 years, totaling over 18 years of serving our community and area.
We are Ontario's only CYA-RYS Gold school and teacher training facility north of the Greater Toronto Area, offering 100, 200, 300, 500 & other training certifications.
Course Outline for Certifiaction at CYA 200hr Level
Techniques Training and Practice (T) - This discipline includes 80 contact hours and 30 non-contact hours.
This is the core of the program where instruction is given on how to teach and practice traditional yoga techniques. Techniques will include Asana (64 postures), Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra, Mudra, Bandha, and sequencing. Emphasis on employing teaching methodologies, to achieve outcomes, integration of the components into a class format that encourages the student and builds confidence.
Teaching Methodology (TM) - This discipline includes 20 contact hours, and 5 non-contact hours.
This is where we build the structure of teaching and the why not just the how. We build and reinforce the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, correcting. Included is the process and techniques for instruction, various teaching styles, and the qualities of a good teacher. Additionally the business aspect of teaching yoga and valuation as a teacher will be covered.
Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) - This discipline includes 20 contact hours, 12 non-contact hours and 8 non-primary faculty.
This is the learning of the Anatomy & Physiology (musculoskeletal, visceral, systems, etc.). Additionally throughout, sound kinesiology principals will be related to the Asana, and movement. Included will be Prana, and Marma instruction (chakras, nadis, etc) and how they relate to teaching and instruction in Yoga.
Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (PLE) - This discipline includes 20 contact hours, 10 non-contact hours and 10 non-primary hours.
This is the learning and growth in yoga philosophies, and yoga lifestyle. A strong emphasis will be placed on ethics for yoga instructors and yoga business. The philosophy portion of the training will include the reading and discussion of ancient yoga texts along with discussion in a group setting to explore the core philosophies of yoga. Emphasis and building will also centre on application in everyday life, or life out of the Shala. Exploration on how to integrate into classes and teachings will be integrated throughout the program.
Practicum (PR) - This discipline consists of 15 contact hours, and 20 non-contact hours.
This is where the student establishes and builds the practice of teaching by ‘practice teaching’, observing others teaching, receiving feedback, as well as giving feedback, and peer support work.