500-Hour Certification

500-Hour Yoga Teacher trainingAn NYTT 500 HR certification is a complete and thorough training meeting the standards of a Naada Yoga certified yoga teacher. Our dedicated faculty of internationally recognized teachers have worked closely together to develop a well rounded program that will empower you to see yoga as a living and evolving practice.

How the NYTT 500 HR program works

Students wanting to apply for a 500 Hour certification must register first for the full training and then are free to complete the course at their own pace. The entire program can be completed over a period of one to two years maximum.

Once all 10 NYTT modules have been successfully completed, in addition to all exams, and practicum hours, you will be eligible to receive your 500 hour NYTT certification thereby achieving the highest level of education as standardized by the Canadian and American yoga alliances.

Course Curriculum

Explore the basic yoga postures (asanas) in depth while learning to apply the principles of alignment and conscious breathing. Asana 101 students will learn standing postures and forward bends as well as beginning their introduction to postural alignment.
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Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly
Dates: SEPT 28, 29, 30, 1 OCT 2017
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This course will provide an introduction to the basic anatomical and physiological principles essential for yoga training and teaching. A cadaver dissection will further deepen our understanding of the harmonious way the body functions anatomically. We will also explore the body’s “energetic” anatomy from a yoga perspective and how the subtle body helps us better understand physical alignment in all areas of our lives.
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Instructor: Joanna Abbatt
Dates: OCT 19, 20, 21, 22 2017 / Dissection Lab TBA
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This course is intended to take individuals deeper into an exploration of the principles of alignment, inner and outer form of the poses, and how to instruct clearly from the principles of foundation, breath and movement. We will explore variations on the key poses from Asana 101, as well as introduce modifications for certain conditions. How to introduce more advanced principles of alignment to take students safely into more demanding poses will also be covered.
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Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly
Dates: NOV 9, 10, 11, 12 2017
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This course will provide an overview of yoga from a historical and philosophical perspective to situate its evolution and application in our culture and our times. The philosophical foundation of yoga and the key teachings of the tradition (including traditional texts: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads) will be covered.
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Instructor: Matthew Remski
Philosophy: NOV 30, 1, 2, 3 DEC 2017
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This course will teach the principles of providing directive and effective adjustments in poses. Students will develop the skills of how to give clear and direct cues, and how to provide safe hands-on adjusting. The intent is to deepen each person’s understanding of yoga asana, principles of alignment and body movement, and understand how the breath provides information on how and when to adjust in a pose.
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Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly
Philosophy: JANUARY 26, 27, 28, 29 2017
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This course will examine the basic principles of a restorative yoga practice and how to use a variety of props to support the body in various asanas. Poses will be held longer to allow a deeper exploration that goes beyond a musculo-skeletal experience of asanas. This will enable the student to understand how the practice can calm, rebalance, and support the body on several levels: physiologically, systemically, organically and pranically. We will also examine the effects of inversions, the foundation of any restorative practice, in more detail and how to create a safe practice environment for students in these poses.
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Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly
Dates: FEBRUARY 23, 24, 25, 26 2017
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This course will explore meditation as a practice of awareness and awakening: in-class as we practice or teach, and outside the classroom in our daily lives. Meditation instruction will include seated and walking practices, as well as dyad and group explorations. We will also examine the inter-relationship of meditation, breath and asana to better understand how body, emotions, and sensations can bring us deeper into any practice form. Various forms and practices will be explored, helping each student find an approach that works best for them.
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Instructor: Dawn Mauricio
Dates: MARCH 23, 24, 25, 26 2017
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This course assumes a good understanding of yoga asana and/or completion of NYTT’s Asana 102 Module. It is intended to take individuals deeper into an exploration of the inner and outer form of the poses. How to instruct clearly, including a knowledge of variations and adjustments in poses, will also be covered more in-depth. We will begin exploring the principles of sequencing poses, as well as how to move through a vinyasa-type practice in a safe manner. Naada Yoga’s specific sequence will also be explored, as well as how this can be integrated with sound to create a clear and stable focus of breath, body, sensation and movement.
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Instructor: Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman-Yee
Dates: APRIL 27, 28, 29, 30 2017
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The fundamental principles of Pranayama will be explored and practiced, deepening the student’s understanding of how the movement of breath affects both body and mind. The anatomy of breathing, philosophy of breathing, and specific pranayama techniques will be discussed, including instruction on ujjayi, violma, and bhramari breaths that form the foundation of pranayamaas. Specific techniques of breath, body awareness and how to set up for pranayama practice will also be covered, as well as contraindications and cautions in the practice.
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Instructor: Richard Rosen
Dates: MAY 18, 19, 20, 21, 2017
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This course assumes a basic understanding of sound as it relates to Hatha Yoga and is intended to take individuals deeper into an exploration of the art of listening, music theory and technique, voice tone and development and overtone singing. How to provide direct and effective instructions will also be covered.
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Instructor: Ann Dyer
Dates: JUNE 22, 23, 24, 25, 2017
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Exams and Consultations

Students of the NYTT 500 HR program will have a midterm and final exam in each semester. (Sept-Dec & Jan-June) Before each exam a 30 minute private consultation is scheduled to ensure a clear understanding of the material covered and provide an opportunity to ask the faculty questions as they pertain to your personal developing practice.  Multiple opportunities to practice teaching will be provided. The NYTT program offers a supportive, nurturing community of teachers to help you apply what you have learned right away. You will receive immediate feedback from your teachers to help you refine your teaching skills and feel at ease in front of a class. We are here to support you every step of the way.

Tuition

Tuition for the 500 HR NYTT program is $5950. This fee covers an unlimited membership at Naada Yoga during duration of study, 4 private consultations, and any additional resources or readings.
August 1st EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ($4950)

All prices do not include tax

Payment Plan Options

Our intention is to find a plan that works for everyone. Please contact us directly at info@naada.ca to discuss how to best set up your individual payment plan option.

Tax Receipts

Naada Yoga is an accredited yoga school recognized by Human Resources Development Canada and can provide tax receipts for all qualifying trainings.

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