200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)
We are so proud to offer these professional trainings for aspiring yoga teachers, or anyone interested in deepening their knowledge base and practice.
Quite A Stretch Yoga School, 200 YTT Program is registered with Yoga Alliance
Enrolling in Quite A Stretch Yoga 200-hour, Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) is a testament to your dedication to the practice of Yoga. If you are ready to experience a powerful shift that will serve you on your path to becoming a teacher, or deepen your personal practice and understanding of yoga, this is the training for you!
In our foundational 200-hour training, you will develop a sense of community in the pursuit and application of life changing knowledge and deeply meaningful practices. Our skilled and compassionate faculty are with you every step of the way. We support your professional development as you find connect to your own authentic voice.
“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Synchronous? Asynchronous? Interactive Leaning?
All sessions are LIVE with faculty. You are welcome to come to our studio space, 872 Fennell Ave East, Hamilton ON, or join us from the comfort of your own home. Classes are recorded. All recordings will be accessible for up to six (6) months after the advertised program date.
Active participation is mandatory. You are encouraged to ask questions and together we will explore answers, ultimately allowing you to land in the truth that is most resonant for you. Curiosity will serve you well in this training.
Overview of YTT 200-hour
Anatomy & Physiology
In our training we take a dive into Anatomy and Physiology. Armed with this knowledge, we will continue our study of the body and its systems as they pertain to the teaching and practice of yoga.
Yoga Asana & Alignment Considerations
This training will thoroughly cover all alignment considerations for the major Yoga postures, including modifications for students working with injury as well as possibilities for students interested in more advanced asana. Every BODY can do yoga!
Explore and learn to apply the general principles, pedagogy and management strategies used for teaching Yoga. Areas of study will include - observation, intuition, creativity and adaptability. Every BODY can do yoga!
Sequencing and Practicum
Practice and learn to teach a foundational Vinyasa and Hatha classes as well as exploring themed sequence classes.
The History of Yoga
Examine the documented origins of this practice and its modern-day implications.
Yoga Philosophy and the Eight Limbs of Yoga
Through reading, discussion, and journaling, we dive deeply into the Yama and Niyamas. We will explore what it means to live by the teachings in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita. A final essay for program completion is required.
Ethical Considerations as a Yoga Teacher
What ethical implications must you consider as you take on the deeper study, practice and possible teaching of Yoga? We will expand on what is means to live as a Yogi in these modern times.
Gentle and Restorative Applications
Embrace the importance of gentle and restorative applications in your teaching and own practice.
Breath-work, Meditation & Mindfulness Practices
You will learn to practice and teach foundational Pranayama practices. Additionally, you will be guided in exploring mindfulness and meditation practices for your own wellness.
What are the Requirements and Expectations of This Training?
This YTT is academic and physical. We ask that you seriously consider the commitment and take it on wholeheartedly. You will be asked to take all reading, writing and experiential assignments seriously and hand in all your work on time.
Your regular attendance at YTT is expected and encouraged. In person or virtual attendance to all classes is mandatory. Conflict with a class date/time will be considered on a case-by-case basis and appropriate make up work will be assigned.
Additional Benefits of Enrolment with Quite A Stretch Yoga
During your time in the Yoga Teacher Training, students will have access to complimentary QAS regular classes as well as 25% off all workshops and series. Additionally, after graduating you are entitled to two Mentorship sessions, up to 60 minutes each with Sheilah Laffan, Lead Faculty. You have a year to utilize them and can schedule them whenever makes sense for your professional development.
YTT Dates & Times: Tuesday 7-10pm EST and every Saturday 10-5pm EST
FALL 2023 September, 2023
WINTER 2023 February 28, 2023
A required reading book list will be made available to you after your acceptance into the program.
New Book investment $300-500 audiobooks are a great option as well as your local library.
$500 dollar Non-refundable deposit is expected with the submission of your YTT application.
YTT 200 QAS Members $3,500 + hst
Non members $4,000 + hst
Full payment of tuition is required by February 25th, 2022, no refunds will be given from that point. There is no “pausing, hold, or forward to another date.” Your space is guaranteed for the session you signed up for. Trainees will have access to unlimited classes at the studio with their enrolment as well as the YTT recordings up to 6 months from the last class date.
If you require a payment plan, please reach out to us directly at quiteastretchyoga.com to enquire. We are happy to work with your needs.