Yoga Foundations

$ 750.00

Our journey starts at the beginning. In Yoga Foundations we begin our studies with the philosophy of Yoga. This is a 5-day immersive training dedicated to the rich history and beloved texts of Yoga. A practice that continues to stand the test of time.

Next offering: September 24-25, 2022 + September 30-October 2, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON Canada

The first weekend of this training is being offered both virtual and in person. The second week is in-person only as per Yoga Alliance standards. Students attending virtually must attend during scheduled class hours. Recordings will not be provided.

Upon registering you are agreeing to the Terms + Conditions listed here.

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Please note: the early bird rate of $750. CAD expires 30 days prior to the start date of the training. After this date course rate is $850. CAD. To place a $150. CAD non-refundable deposit to hold your place. Please click here.

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Our journey starts at the beginning – What is Yoga? In Yoga Foundations we begin our studies with the philosophy of Yoga. A philosophy that has withstood over 6000 years, passed down from generation to generation. A depth of history that has stood the test of time. Stepping away from what we have come to define Yoga as in the west, in Yoga Foundations we come back to Yoga’s roots and the deep appreciation of the lineage of Yoga from our Yoga Master’s in India.

This is the first training in the 5-module series towards becoming a 200-hour certified Yoga Teacher. However, this training is open to anyone with an interest in deepening their understanding of the philosophy of Yoga. 

Yoga is the science of the mind. In this module we explore through a deep dive into Yoga’s most beloved texts: The Sutras of Patanjali, The Baghavad Gita and The Upanishads. This is a study on WHY we practice Yoga and HOW the ancient masters said we should practice Yoga.

What you will learn: 

  • History of Yoga
  • Honouring Yoga’s culture and diversity
  • Introduction to the Sanskrit language
  • In-depth study and exploration of the 8-limbs of Yoga
  • Understanding of the permanent and impermanent obstacles
  • The four-paths of Yoga
  • The importance of Meditation
  • Understanding purpose vs. right action
  • Understanding the role of the Self as part of the greater whole.

Core Competencies Taught: History, Philosophy, Ethics and Professional Development

Required Reading:

  • Yoga Foundations Training Manual (provided on the first day of training)
  • The Language of Yoga by: Nicolai Bachman
  • This is That by: Anand Mehrotra
  • That is This by: Anand Mehrotra

Recommended Reading:

  • The Living Gita by: Swami Satchidananda
  • Pathways to Joy by: Swami Vivekananda

Yoga Foundations is the first of 5-Modules and counts as 37.5-hours towards your 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Training modules can be taken in any order, though Module-5: Yoga Teaching Skills can only be taken once the first 4 modules have been completed.

Training hours run 9am – 5pm each day with a 30min. break for lunch.

Each day will open and close with meditation. Our journey in between will compose of an in-depth conversation (satsang) and sharing of the wisdom of the ancient Yoga masters from India. As this course is centred around theory we will spend most of the day seated. Reading assignments will be given each night and a final assignment will be given in order to receive your certificate of completion.

Upon registering you are agreeing to the Terms + Conditions listed here.

Registration closes 7-days prior to training date.

37.5 Yoga Alliance CECs available upon completion of this course for current Yoga Teachers already registered with Yoga Alliance.

QUESTIONS? Please reach out yoga@lisagreenbaum.com If you would prefer to speak by phone, we can schedule that too.