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200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials

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Are you curious about completing your 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification? It’s important to do your research and to find the best program for you! We’ve put together some videos below so you can hear firsthand from participants of the 200 hour program that we deliver. Power Yoga Canada’s (PYC) 200 hour yoga teacher training program is a dynamic program led by PYC’s Co-Founder, Kinndli McCollum that will immerse you into self-inquiry, practice teaching, asana (practice), meditation and group discussions. You will learn the basics and the fundamental knowledge to go out into the world and to lead a Power Yoga class. You will be engaged from day one and you are able to choose from ONE of TWO options including In-Person & Online or Fully Online. Our 200 hour program is unique in that it attracts both yoga practitioners who are interested in becoming powerful yoga teachers and many people who are interested in self-inquiry and truth-seeking within themselves. Yoga Alliance certified this training will provide participants with the opportunity to teach at other studios across the globe (ensure you review other studio requirements). Click here for all of the program details for the Fall 2021 program! Click here for all of the details for the Winter 2022 program!

  • Katya touches on her experience of the 200 hour Yoga Teacher program held by Power Yoga Canada!

300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials

By 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Are you curious about completing your 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification? It’s important to do your research and to find the best program for you! We’ve put together some videos below so you can hear firsthand from participants of the 300 hour program that we deliver. Power Yoga Canada’s 300 hour yoga teacher training program will help you take your Yoga Teaching to the next level! You will learn advanced techniques, further develop your leadership skills and build on the foundation you already have with your 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification. Deepen your understanding of how to use yoga as a healing modality and utilize powerful tools for personal transformation. Yoga Alliance certified, this training will provide participants with the opportunity to participate either in-person & online, or fully online! Click here for all of the program details for the Fall 2021 program!

  • Anathèle Zamor shares her experience during the Fall 2020 program that was fully online! She also went on to state that “Doing the 300 hours program has launched my career in yoga in a way I didn’t imagine could be possible! It’s been really amazing!”

  • Power Yoga Canada teacher Vicki Fiddler touches on the impact that the 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training program had on her including discovering her voice and making lifelong friends!

All about Online 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Power Yoga Canada

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As Power Yoga Canada (PYC) excitedly prepares to host its FOURTH online fully interactive 200 hour yoga teacher training, a lot of questions come through from potential participants. 

  1. Will I still learn everything I need to in order to become a successful yoga teacher?
  2. Can online yoga teacher training be as effective online as it is in person?
  3. What if I don’t want to teach yoga? 

About Power Yoga Canada’s 200 hour Yoga Teaching Training

The PYC 200 hour teacher training is unique as it touches on our culture that has been created and developed since the first doors were opened in 2009. Throughout the training, so much of the culture is brought forth through the methodology, yoga philosophy, the poses, and all of the transformational activities. As we all know, teachers play an integral part in the magic behind what PYC stands for, and therefore in order to ensure our guests experience the magic, it’s important for all teachers to go through the PYC 200 hr training in order to teach at any PYC location or on the PYC at Home Zoom platform. And can we not forget that Kinndli McCollum leads the training? Like, come on. The unicorn of all unicorns! Do not let being tech-savvy stop you from taking this transformational program because we have an amazing team here at PYC who will support you and will ensure you are good to go.

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is the first step in your journey as a yoga teacher so continue reading to find out more!

Will I still learn everything I need to in order to become a successful yoga teacher?

All of the content within an in-person training is delivered in the online program and you are able to consume it all from the comfort of your own home and or space. There is LABBING where you go through each and every pose of the yoga sequence known as  Journey Into Power and you dissect the poses with all of your peers. Furthermore, you are engaged in experiential learning throughout the entire program by teaching yoga to your fellow peers. There are presentations on the history of yoga, the anatomy of yoga, the Hindu gods, and much more! Another important aspect of yoga teacher training is the self-inquiry work and activities that you take part in and it’s no different online. The work and activities that you go through allow you to discover your true, authentic voice and help you find the confidence you had in you all along. We’ve received great feedback about the content of the program including two comments from recent graduates: 

“The content was fantastic. I really enjoyed all the topics we covered. I liked that every day had a theme and a quote. I also really enjoyed hearing others speak and spending time discussing our learnings in small groups. This helped me understand the content on a deeper level.”

“I honestly couldn’t believe how thorough this program was, to be honest. Even with the steps, we could take after the program! This program was so humbling because of the amount of trust PYC puts in their students and I felt the sincerity of wanting to support us after we come out of our cocoons. I wouldn’t change a thing (and I’m so grateful for all of it)!”

Can online yoga teacher training be as effective online as it is in person?

Before our first 200 hour Online Yoga Teacher Training took place in May, we had no expectations going in. We hadn’t run one before and Power Yoga Canada is known for providing transformational, high-quality training so we had a lot on the line. We took the leap of faith just a month before the program began and put all of our focus on how it would be delivered. Weeks leading up to the program we had many people interested and kicked off the program with 37 eager yogi’s ready to take on a new journey. A transformational journey.  Below are a couple of comments from graduates of the program:

“The facilitation was amazing, I know it was a group program, but there were so many different times where I felt like the program facilitators were talking directly to me. This really enhanced my experience and was very stimulating. It opened me up to participate in ways I never thought I would.”

“I loved the online aspect! I thought I would miss out on taking the program online, but I don’t think I did at all! I feel like I made genuine connections, made new friends, and I was still able to hear others speak to the group and have small group discussions. I liked that there was no commute to and from training and that I didn’t have to pack everything. It was really nice to have the training in the comfort of my own home. I was very pleasantly surprised!”

What if I don’t want to teach yoga? 

PYC has had many individuals take part in our Yoga Teacher Training who simply want to learn more about their own yoga practice and have come out of the training with great knowledge and insight. The self-inquiry aspect is also proven extremely beneficial to all graduates who leave with more clarity in their life’s purpose and have become more self-aware in all areas of their lives. We have seen genuine connections and lifelong friendships created through the programs and we are extremely honoured to be able to lead such a transformative program online to people around the entire globe.

I want to leave you with one personal experience that was shared with us from a graduate of the Summer 2020 training:

“PYC Teacher Training has been pivotal in my own personal and professional transformation. I came to this program with zero expectations but fully submerged myself within the program and community. This program put me through many uncomfortable situations but soon these situations became more comfortable. I then began realizing my potential and possibilities are limitless. In turn, I have a new perspective of who I am. One that is closer to my core values. This new awareness helps me take pride in my attributes, loving what I have, and just being myself. I know If I’m faking it I can never be happy. With this perspective, I live with a new Mantra, “Now everything I do I do it with my heart and I do it so well.” Thank you PYC and the tools you have provided me to better myself and those around me.”

If you have any questions at all please feel free to reach out to PYC’s Director of Growth, Nick Vetro, any time at nick@poweryogacanada.com or by text/call at 905-808-3330.

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2020 Summer Online 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Testimonials

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Community & Conversation

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– A day of Acknowledgement & Appreciation –

We had originally earmarked this weekend as an Energy Exchange Summit – a moment to acknowledge and appreciate our team members cross regionally. We couldn’t come together as a community without acknowledgement of what is occurring in the present moment as the world makes powerful shifts towards a new future. When we thought about bringing our community together in conversation, we wanted to open it up to you. All of you.

We are pivoting to meet the change ahead of us – and we do that by navigating from our core values and coming together as a community. Saturday morning will look like group meditation, bigger thinking through self inquiry, and flowing together.

If reading this you felt a spark, we encourage you to follow your curiosity. Save your spot this Saturday morning by signing up below.

Be ready to CONNECT, ENGAGE and TRANSFORM together.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 6

TIME:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Online using the Zoom application

WHO:  The entire PYC Community

WHAT TO PREPARE:  Clothes for a yoga practice, yoga mat, water bottle and a journal & pen.

ZOOM LINK: All participants who register using the link below will receive a Zoom link via email on the evening of Friday, June 5th at approximately 9:00pm

RSVP by clicking here!

– Thank you to all our thoughtful Sponsors –

Click Here to see the Energy Exchange Raffle Winners

COMPANY NAME INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT PRIZE WINNER
bluboho bluboho $100 online gift card Renata Fonseca
Buddha Pants buddha_pants A pair of Buddha Pants Rebecca Thompson
Crisp Produce crispproduce Promo Version of fruits and vegetables kit Ewa Zelechowski
evive smoothie evivesmoothine 24 smoothie wheels Natali Rybalov
Fit Organix fitorganix Three winners – Each winner will receive 3 days delivery of food Ula Muran, Hailey Galloway & Lindsay Halliday
Jax McCauley jaxxmccauley Reiki Session Jennifer Seaton
Lexicon Clothing & Design lexiconclothing 3 Home made headbands Pauline Wong
lovebitesbyles lovebitesbyles Variety pack of love bites Carmela Reyes
Makesscents makesscentsca 2 Packages of Soap/Bath Bombs Elham Haddadi & Andrea Linhares
Plant Collective plantcollectiveca Pack of Bath Bombs Alyssa Hurst
Queen Hippie Jewelry i_am_the_influencer Two winners – Each winner will receive a bracelet Marni Weiner
Refillery Market refillerymrkt Kitchen essential kit – dish washing block, wooden dish brush, wooden pot scrubber, dishwasher tabs. Honey Wahi
Ryeka Sport ryeka_sport One winner – 3 prizes (1 x water bottle (Black or Pink) & 1lb bag of Skratch Labs (Strawberry Lemonade) NEW Flavour $ 40 value) Zach Scott
Styled Lounge styled.lounge $25 gift card and eyes masks Ellen Oatmeyer
Your Tan yourtan.ca Spray Tan valued at $65 Gabrielle Forget

 

 

 

Community Feature : June 2019

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Community feature - June 2019

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our most recent 200 HR YTT Grads! We are so grateful for each and every one of you who participated in the program. The magic that occurs in each teacher training is hard to put into words, so we asked our grads to share about their  YTT experience for this month’s community feature.

“All my life, I sought recognition or praise for everything I did…from my kids, my husband, parents and friends. I had the best grades in school, became successful in my chosen career, determined to be the best wife and mother in the world. And YET, I felt discontent, like there was always something missing. PYC YTT has helped me see that when you operate from a place of lack, nothing is ever enough. PYC YTT has guided me to peel away all the lies and layers I’ve built over the years to recognize the truth inside of me. And when your new way of being comes from abundance, you operate from a place of love, true service, compassion and gratitude. And then suddenly, I was the miracle I was waiting for all along. I can tell you, everything is as it was, and yet they are not. And the only thing that has changed is ME – my perception, my thoughts, my emotions, my reactions. My yoga journey has been a wonderful transformation that I can powerfully share with everyone in my yoga classes! “- Lot

“I walked in to YTT from a place of fear, confusion, and imbalance. Through a lot of hard work and inquiry, I left the final weekend with abundance.  Abundance of love, clarity, community and total trust. I’ve peeled away all the layers that weren’t serving my purpose and am left with my true north and in complete ease of knowing exactly who I am. Thank you Power Yoga Canada!” -Matea

“[Teacher Training creates] the possibility to realize that you are everything that you thought you weren’t and couldn’t be. Forever opportunities, happiness, friendships and the anticipation of your next “what it”…becomes your reality in Yoga Teacher Training”  -Antonella

“[I learned] Self love and appreciation for who I am and who I am not. I learned that I matter in the world and that I can change. I learned that I can shine,  just by being myself” -Ula

Our Summer Intensive  200 HR Yoga Teacher Training begins July 5th.   If you want to awaken your spirit though yoga, meditation and self-inquiry that helps peel back layers that are not authentically you, apply online at: poweryogacanada.com/summer-200-hour-teacher-training/

Community Feature : May 2019

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Author : Larry Bartlett

I came to Power Yoga Canada Oshawa looking to expand my fledgling yoga practice of three months. I felt the “Forty Days to a Personal Revolution” workshop would be a great way to make that happen. The workshop asks you to commit to a daily yoga practice, meditation and some self-exploration through journalling on questions. I jumped right in and signed up not really knowing what was in store for me. I had previously spent no time on my emotional baggage – other then to store it and ignore it.   The 40 Days workshop blew my mind open. I found it extremely intense and reached deeply. At times I felt like a child for lacking the basic tools to deal with the issues brought up. I “stayed” and worked my way through the difficulties just as PYC encourages all of us to do in their practice. I’m glad I did.

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After completing the workshop I was more enthused than ever to deepen my practice. I took  a number of PYC workshops, maintained a 5 class or more weekly practice, tried my hand at giving hands-on assists in class, a brief stint doing Energy Exchange and am currently the A.M.D. (Awesome Maintenance Dude) for Power Yoga Canada Oshawa . I am thankful to have spent some time volunteering while the studio was being built and that will always be a fond memory.

 

When I occasionally feel my practice is not progressing,  I need only to remember where I started from to shake that thought. Touching my toes or even lying comfortably flat in savasana was not possible. I now find peace in my practice that I hope to work into all aspects of my life. I have better posture now than when I began and a greater mind/body connection. Calm breathing has become an automatic tool when I consciously recognized I feel stressed and it does help. My practice has now taken front and centre over my road cycling (although I strongly believe cycling will always have a place in my life).

 

The warmth I feel from the PYC community humbles me in receiving it. I thank you all for it and always hope to return it. I find inspiration from every single person practicing.

I want to be a “YES” for this community so when I was asked to share my story that is exactly what I said.

Community Feature : April 2019

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Author : Beth Brens

I did my first yoga class ever at PYC on Family Day in 2013.  My girlfriend had done a few classes and was raving about how PYC was great.  At the time, I was a mom of two young children and was trying to establish my career as an accounting professional.  With both my husband and myself working full time and many kids activities, life was (and still is) chaotic and making time for myself was not a priority.  I was in a place where I felt like I was doing nothing well, life was flying by and I wasn’t keeping up.  Taking my girlfriend up on her invite was a first step in making my personal well-being a priority.

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Yoga has been much more than the physical aspect for me, with the mindfulness being the most impactful.  Through the instructors at PYC, I have learned to breathe more deeply, pay attention to how I am feeling, be more reflective, practice self love and think differently.  As I progress in my career, the stress level is also increasing.  I feel that using what I have learned in my yoga practice has been a key contributor to managing that the increased demands of my career.  Yoga has helped me think more clearly, keep an open mind, and be more aware of other people’s perspective.

 

I think differently now, and I am more in tune with who I am and how I am feeling.  I am able to keep an open mind when dealing with conflict, and I am more aware of and honest with my feelings.  This has allowed me to see things I wouldn’t have seen before and has allowed me to recognize when I need to slow down and breathe.  I truly feel that these skills have been key to the success I have experienced in my career.  Yoga has also taught me to be ok in the uncomfortable space, whether it is on the mat or working through a difficult situation at work.  Challenging myself to stay in the uncomfortable space at work and in some of my personal relationships, and not have to fix it right away or run away from it, has allowed me to grow and deal with obstacles in a different way.  I share this concept regularly at work, it has become a bit of a mantra for me.

 

Every time I come to class everyone is so friendly, whether it is a familiar face or someone new.   I have never felt judgment or insecurity walking into the studio.  I feel like in every class, I learn something new about myself and the time spent on my mat allows me to re-centre and to go back out into life with a renewed energy and positive outlook.

 

I love that the instructors will share how they are feeling and are open and vulnerable to the class.  By doing this, they have showed me that it is ok and more often than not we are all going through our own battles in life.  In a recent class, Jax shared the concept that you always have choice as to how you perceive something.  As an example, she could tell herself that everyone is not enjoying the class because no one is smiling, but instead she can choose to think of all the positive feedback she gets after class so knows that it is nothing personal.  This was such a simple concept but her words were so meaningful and impactful to me.

 

I have gained so much personally and professionally as a result of my time at PYC.  If someone is reading this and thinks that the class was pretty cool and that they might get something out of attending more classes I want to be able to influence and say come back again!

Community Feature : March 2019

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Author : Ashley Burton

My name is Ashley Burton … and before PYC, I was someone who really didn’t realize who I actually was. I felt like what I did for a living, my culture, age and heritage – all these exterior attributes – made up WHO I WAS. At the time I was living a life for myself really and much less self-aware than I’ve become after diving into the culture of personal development and self inquiry.

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Power Yoga Canada has profoundly changed my life. I recently lost my partner at the age of 33 who had an accidental death… which has been by far the most challenging time for me in this life. I didn’t know it all these years but the work I have put in previously has helped prepare me for today. The tools I have learned and my daily practice have enabled me to manage the rollercoaster rides that come my way. There are highs and lows; through self-inquiry work with PYC, when there are lows, I know what to do to work my way back to a place where I feel powerful and present again. I’m more compassionate with myself, more forgiving with my family and friends. I’ve learned how to really listen, not only to others but also myself. I remember being in traffic pre-PYC or at the lineup at the bank feeling anxiety and tension run through my body. Today I’ve learned how to calm down, how to really breathe especially during the challenging moments I experience.

I love being a part of the PYC family because I feel completely supported in every way. I believe in how lives are impacted because mine has been; and for that I will forever share PYC with everyone in hopes of their transformations as well. I want to share my story because of YOU. Yes, you reading this… that you know whatever it is you’re going through in your life, coming to this place is the best thing you can do for yourself. Show up and trust this process. I promise you will discover something beautiful along the way.

Ashley Burton is the founder of Yoga to You, a Power Yoga Canada Affiliate. They are a mobile yoga service specializing in bringing the yoga you love to corporate offices and creating customizable classes for any event. Learn more about Yoga to You at yogatoyou.ca