LUNA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 2017
This 10-month, 250-hour teacher training in the Luna Yoga Flo (or vinyasa-based) style incorporates a practical approach to yoga philosophy, history and mythology, with a strong emphasis on applying the teachings to a modern-day setting. In addition to exploring numerous yoga postures and their variations, trainees will be immersed in the intricacies of pranayama, the bandhas, and meditation. The techniques and practices learned will be brought together when exploring how to demonstrate postures, sequence classes logically and fluidly, and adjust conscientiously. Complemented by extensive anatomy training and a look at the ethics associated with the responsibility of teaching, the participants will leave the training with a deeper understanding of the yoga practices and teachings and feeling empowered and ready to teach with confidence.
- Philosophy, history, and mythology
- Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
- Sanskrit & chanting
- Asana analysis & alignment
- Pranayama, bandhas
- Anatomy & physiology
- Kriyas and Chakras
- Fundamentals of teaching
(voice, demonstrating, sequencing, assisting, adjusting, etc)
- Group practicum
*This is an 10 month program
Fridays - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturdays - 1:00-7:00pm
Sundays - 1:00-7:00pm
May 5 - 7, 2017: The origins of Yoga
June 9 - 11, 2017: Anatomy
July 7 - 9, 2017: Asana I
August 4 - 6, 2017: Asana II
September 8 - 10, 2017: Meditation
October 13 - 15, 2017: Philosophy
November 10 - 12, 2017: Principles of Teaching
December 8 - 10, 2017: Energetic Anatomy
January 12 - 14, 2018: Satsang to Sanskrit: Taking your Practice and Teaching Deeper
February 9 - 11, 2018: Business of Yoga
*Attendance mandatory 2 classes per week.
*Requirements: Minimum 1 year consistent practice and a letter of intention by the first day of training.
*Registration by May 1st, 2017.
Jivamukti Yoga by Sharon Gannon & David Life
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
Yoga Assists by Sharon Gannon & David Life
The Living Gita by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Jennifer Maagendans is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and environmentalist. She is the director and founder of Luna Yoga in Old Montreal. Practicing yoga since 1996, Jennifer has a background in gymnastics, is a certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, and holds a degree in Environmental Studies from Concordia University. Her teaching emphasizes inner peace and happiness, as well as a strong connection to the earth. In 2008, Jennifer released her first instructional DVD, YogaFlo for Peace and followed it up in 2010 with YogaFlo for the Earth. In addition to leading yoga retreats in Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica, she teaches at her studio Luna Yoga in Old Montreal. You can follow her blog at therelaxedvegan.blogspot.ca.
Bram Levinson is a nationally known author (www.theexaminedlifebook.com), yoga teacher, blogger, mentor and lecturer based in Montreal. An enthusiastic yogi since 1999, he began his Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Darby, Shankara & Joanne. With additional training from Luna Yoga's Jennifer Maagendans, Bram incorporated all his experience on and off the mat into his yoga classes and workshops, which offer insight into alignment, breath awareness, philosophy, and the ability to use laughter to get through the more challenging postures, sequences, and moments in life. He is a Level 1 iRest® Yoga Nidra Trained Teacher. His yoga retreats bring students across the globe 2-3 times a year, with previous locations including Istanbul, Turkey, Mljet, Croatia, as well as Santorini and Paros in Greece. Bram is forever grateful to the Darbys, Jennifer Maagendans, Richard Miller, and Joan Ruvinsky, who initially offered illumination on his yogic path. His website can be found at www.bramlevinsonyoga.com, and his insights and observations can be followed on his blog connect to the sky at http://bramlevinson.wordpress.com/.
Frances Vicente is the manager and a teacher at Luna Yoga. With a background in hip hop dance and competitive sport aerobics, Frances first began practicing yoga in 2006 when she started working for lululemon athletica. This became her new passion and way of life. To her, dance is very much an outward expression, whereas yoga offers an opportunity for self-reflection. In 2011, Frances completed her 300-hour Jivamukti training with Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York. In January 2013, she became a certified Advanced Jivamukti Teacher. She is also an alumni ambassador for lululemon athletica. Frances would like to extend humble thanks and gratitude to her first teachers, Yasmin and Jennifer, her gurus, Sharonji and Davidji, as well as her friends and family who have consistently and unfailingly supported and encouraged her along her path. She draws from experiences and relationships in all areas of her life to bring creativity, compassion and laughter to her classes.
Athanassia Bitzakidis is a mother and a lawyer for the Quebec Human Rights Commission. A sports enthusiast, she regularly practises hiking and jogging, and it was jogging that brought her to yoga in 2001 in search of flexibility and relaxation. Over the years, she explored several styles of yoga with numerous professors through classes and workshops in Montreal, the United States, Costa Rica and Mexico. Motivated by the desire to physically and spiritually deepen her practice, and with a desire to share the benefits of yoga, she recently completed a 200-hour Luna Yoga Teacher Training in Montreal. Athanassia teaches a dynamic flow accompanied by inspiring music to help strengthen and soften the body and uplift the spirit.
Natasha Dubeau first discovered yoga when she moved to Montreal in 2008 at the age of 17. She is forever thankful to her sister who introduced her to yoga. Shortly after she started practicing, Natasha came to understand yoga as a lifestyle, loving the way it felt in her body, heart and mind. Every practice taught her something new and left her wanting to deepen her practice even more. She discovered Luna Yoga while working at lululemon athletica during university where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in marketing. She felt a special connection to the studio, teachers, and teaching methods. After practicing and learning from her guru and Luna’s studio owner Jennifer, Natasha decided to complete a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Luna Yoga in 2011. She is now teaching yoga and studying to complete her Natural Nutrition diploma with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Natasha brings a creative, dynamic, and centered approach to her classes emphasizing on inner peace, happiness and self-reflection.
Joanne Bracciale is a Registered Massage Therapist in Ontario and Quebec. She graduated from Sutherland-Chan School & Teaching Clinic (completing 2 200 hours of practice) in June 2000. She continued in 2008 to complete and graduate from The Dragon and Phoenix School of Shiatsu advanced program. She is a certified Luna Yoga Teacher. http://jmbracciale.com/
Price: $3500 + tax (full tuition due by May 1st, 2017)
Early-bird discount $3000 until March 1st, 2017
*Teacher Trainees are eligible for a 50% discount off the Annual Membership ($499 discounted/$999 regular price), as well as a 15% discount off all other services and products.
**A $500 deposit can be made to reserve your spot. Please note that this is non-refundable.
***Please note that full tuition is non-refundable as of May 2017.
We are offering a partial scholarship for our teacher training from the funds raised by last year’s graduates through our Intro to Yoga classes. To apply please send us a personal essay of 500 words or less to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know why you should be considered for the scholarship. For details and requirements click here.
Deadline: February 15, 2017.
Luna Yoga is a recognized Educational Institution by Revenu Quebec and Employment & Social Development Canada. Teacher Training students will receive an official tuition fee receipt for income tax purposes.
No refunds will be issued on teacher training payments. Attendance is mandatory for all weekends. Missed training weekends may be credited towards future Luna Yoga teacher trainings, but solely for those weekends that cover the missed subjects and classes.
For more information and/or to put yourself on the waiting list for our training, please contact us at email@example.com
Join Luna Yoga instructors Jennifer Maagendans, Bram Levinson and Frances Vicente for an Advanced Teacher Training weekend that includes in-depth discussion and exploration of the Puranas, Upanishads and ancient Sanskrit poems with Bram, chanting in Sanskrit with Frances and advanced asana practice and assists with Jennifer and Frances.
Expand your yogic knowledge with scripture, deepen your experience through chanting mantra and progress towards incorporating more advanced postures into your practice and your teaching.
1:00-3:00pm: Puranas, Upanishads et Sanskrit poems
4:00-7:00pm: Advanced asanas and assists
$395 + tax ($300 + tax before April 1st)