300hr Mindful Vinyasa + Therapeutics YTT
We hope to be back together for a 2022 offering of our in person program in Saugeen Shores, Ontario. You are welcome to fill out an application and we will always be in touch as more details regarding restrictions with COVID-19 become available.
Application link here for our 2022 offering!
...the roots of our program
Bloom Metta is not a cookie cutter training. It is our belief that transparency about the practice of Yoga leaves a lot of question marks. But it is in those question marks where there is so much room to grow and share and teach from a place of WHY and individuality to best provide our students with the grounds to do the same.
...bloom metta manifesto
Fridays 3-7pm/7:30-9pm Saugeen Shores, Ontario
Saturdays 8-11am/1-6pm/7:30-9pm Saugeen Shores, Ontario
Sundays 8-11am/12-5-pm Saugeen Shores, Ontario
Jan 21, 22, 23
Aug 19, 20, 21
Sept 23, 24, 25
Oct 21, 22, 23
Nov 18, 19, 20
Dec 9, 10, 11 *Fri session will be an optional practice teach/study hall
Deposit of $500 is required to secure your place in the training once accepted into the program. Students will have 1 week to pay the deposit after acceptance. If payment is not received within this time frame the place will be offered to another student.
Early Bird Option: $3950+hst (less $500 deposit) paid in FULL by July 31/2021
Regular Price Option: $4250+hst (less $500 deposit) paid in FULL by September 30/2021
...what designation will I recieve from this training?
We wish to be transparent completely under this heading. The world of Yoga is not regulated nor controlled by any governing body. Therefore, this means (very bluntly and unfortunately) that anyone can call themselves a Yoga teacher/instructor. We have done our research and have decided that while we align somewhat with the Canadian Yoga Alliances standards and have previously been accredited under their name, we forgo any membership with any accredation company. Therefore our trainees will recieve the designation of Certified Yoga Teacher- 300 hours.
...breakdown of content and hours
1. Anatomy.Physiology.Biomechanics 48hrs
3. Seva 10hrs
...required reading list
Bhagavad Gita by Ravi Ravindra
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as interpreted by Mukunda Stiles
Living Your Yoga by Judith Judith Lasater
The Yamas + Niyamas by Deborah Adele
...do I need to be an experienced yogi to take this training?
Absolutely not. Some knowledge of your own body in a practice is helpful. Most importantly what needs to be clear is that this training can be a long process is which our students are expected continuosly to work through their own journey of Svadhyaya (self study)- there needs to be time set aside outside of contact hours for both homework and reflection. This defnitely might be something to consider when deciding if this training is right for you.
...how can I apply? when will I know if I am accepted?
Applications will open March 2021!
We will start reviewing applications mid-April and will stay in touch regarding the status of the program given COVID 19. We do not at this point have plans to move this course online and believe strongly in the importance of in-person training and connection. We might also ask for an in person or phone conversation. We truly want to feel confient that we are the right fit for you and all students are clear on our program.
*further details to come!
1. Chelsea Weir creator/history+philosphy/interdisciplinary practice
2. Helene Neising anatomy+biomechics
Dr. Hélène Niesing, BSc (spec), DC, Acupuncture ProviderDr. Hélène Niesing graduated from Laurentian University with a specialized Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Biology, and from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) as a Doctor of Chiropractic. During her internship at CMCC, Dr. Hélène completed an additional clinical placement at the Muki Baum Children’s Center, where she acquired clinical skills in treating special needs children.Dr. Hélène furthered her education by completing the Certificate Program in Biomedical Acupuncture with a Traditional Chinese Medicine Foundation at CMCC; the Webster Technique Certificate with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association; as well at the Thompson Chiropractic Technique and the Basic Level Certification with Activator Methods. Dr. Hélène has also deepened her knowledge in functional movement patterns and treatment of movement based issues by taking the Integrated Patterning Course through the Integrated Seminar Series, as well as the Core Confidence Specialist course through Bellies Inc.Dr. Hélène looks forward to working with the Saugeen Shores community to help promote health and well-being for patients at all stages of life, from pregnancy, to infancy and into adulthood!
3. Diane Liska H.B.Sc., MACP, RP, CYT
Diane is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Yoga Teacher blending her 10 years experience in the mental health field with a passion for the psychology and neuroscience of yoga. Her intention is to promote healing and wholeness through helping individuals learn to connect the wisdom of their bodies with the strength of their minds. She brings a deep respect and focus for the self-reflective properties of yoga, with specific interest in how yoga can be used to support a healthy community of healing practitioners.
4. Melissa Pinnegar assistant/asana/sequencing
5. Sue Peirson assistant/restorative yoga
6. Tracy Young assistant/trauma senstive yoga/sound healing
7. Brooke Waugh assistant/pre-natal
...why 300 hrs rather than 200? why a full year program?
It is our belief that a 200 hour program only scratches the surface of the depth of what we can learn about Yoga. Don't get us wrong, there are some beautiful and well put together 200hr YTTs out there, but in our experience it often still requires further education to faciliate a class. A 300 hr program gives a little more time to dive into some topics that need more exploration in order to feel comfortable as a teacher.
You can find month or 40-day long intensives to get your teacher training, and again it is personal preference based on experience that guided us to span our training over a year. We can say with confidence that the path of self exploration in our own practice is what has created more comfort and a better teacher in all of us. A year is not long when we start to realize that every day is an opporunity for growth and transformation.