SOYA RYT500® Hour Extended Program
FORT MCMURRAY LOCATION DETAILS
If you are truly inspired by yoga and want to learn about it in depth, this program will fulfill your need. It is inclusive of many styles of Hatha yoga and incorporates a thorough study of yoga philosophy and technique. The program is designed so working people who have families or other commitments can become Teachers of Yoga without having to leave home for an extended length of time. Students make use of resources and teachers in their area for practical experience, while completing the required written assignments between meetings.
SOYA RYT500® Hour Extended Program
The RYT500® Program is offered in several locations as an Extended Program. Studies in FORT MCMURRAY extend over 2 years and involve an average of one learning weekend per month. Learning weekends are 9-5pm and run both Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise stated.
In between these meetings, you will work on written assignments covering:
•The Hatha Yoga Pradipika •The Upanishads •The Bhagavad Gita •The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali •The Chakras, Kriyas, Koshas and Mudras •Meditation, Pranayama, and Professionalism •Sanskrit and Kirtan •Creating Lesson Plans •Specialized Yoga Project
Assignments and in class discussion will give you a thorough understanding of the main paths of yoga; Hatha, Raja, Jnana, Bhakti and Karma yoga.
In addition to the assignments and learning weekends you are required to attend several Hatha Yoga classes or workshops with Independent SOYA Faculty. By taking part in class time with a variety of instructors you will be exposed to many different styles of Hatha Yoga.
To deepen your understanding of yoga and its benefits, one of your assignments will be to complete a Specialized Yoga Research Project on a preapproved topic of your choice. Past topics have included Yoga for Children, Pregnancy, Athletes, Arthritis, Scoliosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Seniors, etc. This project will be your final "thesis". Research includes understanding the Anatomy and Physiology related to your project, how to teach to this specialized group, and includes collaboration with a mentor who has skills appropriate to your project.
Upon completion of the RYT500® Hour Extended Program there is a written and a practical exam.
•A course in Anatomy & Physiology. There are many to choose from and some can be taken online. (Please check with SOYA Primary Faculty to make sure your course qualifies.) •Current Certification in Emergency First Aid and CPR.
•$4023.00 +gst ($4224.15 total) •Payable in 6 installments on the 1st of September, January and May each year. •1st payment: $1074.15 ($1023.00+gst) with 5 additional payments each for $630.00 ($600.00+gst). •Payments can be made by cash, cheque, e-mail money transfer, debit card. •Cancellation Policy: $500 refund on the first installment if withdrawl is within 30 days of program start.
Note that program fees include all instruction at Teacher Training Learning Weekends, books including the Teacher Training Manual, a SOYA Teacher Directory listing, Practical and Written Exams, as well as GST on the full amount. Program fees do not include a course in Anatomy & Physiology, First Aid and CPR. These costs are additional and paid by you directly to the source of instruction.
Entry Dates & Time Commitment:
•FORT MCMURRAY Program intake is in September of each year. •Program runs from September to June for two years. •Learning weekends take place on average once per month (a 16hr weekend x 22 weekends).
2013-2014 Schedule at a Glance: Note that Weekend dates are tentative and subject to change.
•September 7 & 8 •October 5 & 6 •November 2 & 3 •November 30 & December 1 •January 11 & 12 •February 8 & 9 •March 8 & 9 •April 5 & 6 •May 3 & 4 •May 31 & June 1: final review •June 7 & 8: exams (dates subject to change)
How to Apply: Application deadline is August 1st prior to September start.
•Applications can be found in PDF & WORD format – online @ www.anandacenter.ca •Payments can be made via cash, cheque, e-mail transfer, or debit card. •If submitting the form via email, please follow up to ensure that we have received your application.
We look forward to sharing this wonderful journey of yoga sadhana with you!
Marion (Mugs) McConnell - Founder SOYA
Heather Thomas & Kapila Chugh - Fort McMurray Faculty