Naada Yoga's Teacher Training

500Hr: NYTT Certification

500 Hr Yoga Alliance Certified Program

An 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.


Online or In Person

Two streams of study to support your schedule and learning style.

  • Choose between the flexibility of attending an interactive online study, in studio participation, or a combination of both to best support you.
  • Receive regular feedback from both mentors and teachers.
  • Engage and connect with your peers through monthly check ins.

Diverse & Leading Faculty

Naada Yoga's outstanding teacher training faculty includes some of the top experts in their field in North America.

  • Lifetime access to in depth and highest quality study material (video & readings) prepared by leading educators in their field.
  • Interactive online Q&A or small group in-studio participation with faculty leaders.
  • Content and contact hours that exceed the basic requirements of an internationally recognized Yoga Alliance certification.

Our Community Is Not Defined By Our Studio Walls

Join a thriving community of yoga teachers, practitioners, and students from around the world.

  • Establish bonds with like minded, inquisitive and diverse students.
  • Engage with a community that nurtures and supports self development.
  • Establish personal and professional connections that are not bound geographically and will support your new career or ongoing practice.

Curriculum: 10 Modules

NYTT 201 | Accessible Asana: Foundations, methods, and practice

Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly

This training focuses on establishing an understanding of modern and classical postural yoga and its effects on alignment, breath and overall health. This education will help develop your personal asana practice while offering you essential tools to begin to share yoga with others. Naada Yoga embraces the philosophy that yoga can be accessible to all students. In this light an emphasis will be placed on exploring a variety of modifications in order to nurture both accessibility and inclusion within a group class environment.

Show schedule for this module

Date: Sept. 6th – 27th 2020

  • Group zoom or in-studio discussions 11:30am-1:30pm Sept 6, 13, 20, 27
  • 3 hr segment of home online study required before each group session
  • Group zoom session October 3rd 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Private 1/2hr session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session.

NYTT 202 | Functionally Anatomy: Biomechanics of Movement

Instructor: Joanna Abbatt

This course will provide an introduction to the basic anatomical and physiological principles essential for yoga training and teaching to deepen our understanding of the harmonious ways 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.

Show schedule for this module

Date: October 4th-25th, 2020

  • Group zoom or in-studio discussions Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 3 hr segment of home online study required before each group session
  • Group zoom session October 31st 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Private session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session.

NYTT 203 | Progressive Asana: Beyond the basics

Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly

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 the NYTT Accessible Asana course, 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.

Show schedule for this module

Date: November 1st -22nd 2020

  • Group zoom or in-studio discussions Nov 1st, 8th, 15, 22 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 3 hr segment of home online study required before each group session
  • Group zoom session November 28th 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Private session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session.

NYTT 204 | Yoga Philosophy: History and Culture

Instructor: Mark Singleton

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.

Show schedule for this module

Date: November 29th-Dec 20th 2020

  • Group zoom discussions Nov 29th, Dec 6, 13, 20 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 3 hr segment of home online study required before each group session
  • Group zoom session January 2nd 2021 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Private session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session.

NYTT 301 | Restorative Yoga: The art of stillness and deep relaxation

Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly

This course will examine the basic principles of a restorative yoga practice and how to use a variety of props to create positions of ease and comfort that help facilitate relaxation and health. As we navigate an extremely stressful world we are without a doubt dealing with illness on a myriad of different levels. In this course you will learn about the adaptability of restorative yoga, no matter what the condition, and how to best support yourself and your students to find maximum ease in each of the postures. We will also examine the numerous effects of a variety of postures, including inversions, in more detail and how to create a safe and supportive practice environment for students in these poses.

Show schedule for this module

Date: Jan 10th-31st 2021

  • Group zoom or in-studio discussions 4-6pm Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 3 hr segment of home online study required before each group session
  • Group zoom session with mentor February 6th 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Private 1/2hr session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session

NYTT 302 | Empowerment through interoception

Instructor: Donna Farhi

Most historic Yoga lineages and methods have relied on models for teaching that are hard wired to ensure the student’s dependence upon the teacher as the ultimate (and sometimes only) point of reference. This pedagogic model has persisted within contemporary Yoga styles with new yoga hybrids simply filtered through the same archaic lens. Encapsulated in the phrase “Simon Says”, teachers are trained to deliver authoritative instruction with students striving to obediently replicate a posture or practice. This makes for students who become passive recipients of information rather than active participants engaged in shared inquiry and adaptive learning. This externally referenced model for teaching can gradually erode people’s ability to access and trust their own perception, kinesthesia and interoception. Donna will explore the conscious steps teachers can make to create a context for students to become adept at investigating, deducting, adapting and evolving their yoga practice. We will learn about the conditions that foster people’s ability to perceive, process and integrate the signals from within their bodies. Not only can this approach yield exceptional results for students; crossing the bridge from Simon Says to Self-Sovereignty teaching can make teaching a satisfying lifelong career.

Show schedule for this module

Date: Feb 2021 specific dates TBA

  • Group zoom
  • 3 hr segment of home online study required before each group session
  • Group zoom session with mentor March 6th 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Private 1/2hr session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session

NYTT 303 | Sequencing: Methodologies for building creative, safe and purposeful yoga classes

Instructor: Kreg Weiss

Like people, yoga sequences come in a variety of shapes and sizes and because of this makes sequencing yoga classes an art form. This course is intended for new or experienced yoga teachers looking to enhance their sequencing skills and inject creativity, education and inspiration into their classes. This module will take you through a variety of experiential and anatomically based yoga sequences in order to deepen your understanding of yoga asana. These sequencing methods will be examined, dissected and emitted back to you so that you may offer clear guided instruction through safe and effective practice sequences.

Show schedule for this module

Dates: March 7th-28th, 2021

  • Group zoom discussions with Kreg Weiss March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 9:30-11:30am.
  • 3 hr segment of home online study required before each group session
  • Group zoom session with mentor April 3rd 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Private 1/2 session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session

NYTT 304 | Assisting: Contact and Context

Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly

As yoga becomes more accessible and integrated into mainstream living some of its practices have been challenged as being outdated. There is no question that the controversy of assisting students in yoga classes is on the rise and leaves teachers mystified as to how to navigate skillfully and provide the best support possible for each student. This workshop explores the complexity of this exact subject matter and offers yoga teachers nuanced skills of listening, observing, touching and subtly deepening their students’ yoga practice. Emphasis will be placed on handing back agency to students and supporting the continued development of consent culture while expanding a skillset that supports individual students who are nurtured by kinesthetic touch.

Show schedule for this module

Dates: TBA

  • Group zoom or in-studio discussions TBD
  • 3 hr segment of home online study required before each group session
  • Group zoom session with mentor TBD
  • Private 1/2 session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session

NYTT 305 | Pranayama: The yoga of breath

Instructor: Richard Rosen

Beginning a pranayama practice is an extremely daunting task. This course is a step by step guide and aims at supporting and educating you to help get you started. Fundamental principles of pranayama will be explored and practiced, deepening your understanding of how the movement of breath affects both the 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 traditional pranayama techniques. 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.

Show schedule for this module

Dates: July 19th and 26th 2020

  • Group zoom discussions with Richard Rosen 4-6pm July 19th and 26th
  • 15 hrs of home online study
  • Private 1/2 session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session

NYTT 306 | Naada Yoga: Sound of Yoga

Instructor: Ann Dyer

Yogis across the centuries have harnessed the power of sound to fuel their yoga practice. Traditionally chanting and deep listening held a central role in yogic practice in India. When yoga migrated to the west the physical practice of asana was emphasized and the place of nada anusandhana (yogic sound practice) faded into the background. In recent years, however, there has been a resurgence in yogic chant in studios across the country for its reputation as the simple, quick, easy yogic path. Discover the traditions of sound in yoga and learn how to integrate them into a modern yoga practice as both a student and teacher with one of North America’s leading teachers on the subject.

Show schedule for this module

Dates: August 23rd and 30th 2020

  • Group zoom discussions with Ann Dyer 4-6pm August 23rd and 30th
  • 20 hrs segment of home online study
  • Private 1/2 session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session.

NYTT 201

NYTT 201 | Accessible Asana: Foundations, methods, and practice

Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly

This training focuses on establishing an understanding of modern and classical postural yoga and its effects on alignment, breath and overall health. This education will help develop your personal asana practice while offering you essential tools to begin to share yoga with others. Naada Yoga embraces the philosophy that yoga can be accessible to all students. In this light an emphasis will be placed on exploring a variety of modifications in order to nurture both accessibility and inclusion within a group class environment.

Dates: August 23rd and 30th 2020

  • Group zoom discussions with Ann Dyer 4-6pm August 23rd and 30th
  • 20 hrs segment of home online study
  • Private 1/2 session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session.

NYTT 202

NYTT 202 | Functionally Anatomy: Biomechanics of Movement

Instructor: Joanna Abbatt

This course will provide an introduction to the basic anatomical and physiological principles essential for yoga training and teaching to deepen our understanding of the harmonious ways 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.

Dates: August 23rd and 30th 2020

  • Group zoom discussions with Ann Dyer 4-6pm August 23rd and 30th
  • 20 hrs segment of home online study
  • Private 1/2 session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session.

NYTT 203

NYTT 203 | Progressive Asana: Beyond the basics

Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly

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 the NYTT Accessible Asana course, 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.

Dates: August 23rd and 30th 2020

  • Group zoom discussions with Ann Dyer 4-6pm August 23rd and 30th
  • 20 hrs segment of home online study
  • Private 1/2 session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session.

NYTT 204

NYTT 204 | Yoga Philosophy: History and Culture

Instructor: Mark Singleton

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.

Dates: August 23rd and 30th 2020

  • Group zoom discussions with Ann Dyer 4-6pm August 23rd and 30th
  • 20 hrs segment of home online study
  • Private 1/2 session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session.

NYTT 301

NYTT 301 | Restorative Yoga: The art of stillness and deep relaxation

Instructor: Elizabeth Emberly

This course will examine the basic principles of a restorative yoga practice and how to use a variety of props to create positions of ease and comfort that help facilitate relaxation and health. As we navigate an extremely stressful world we are without a doubt dealing with illness on a myriad of different levels. In this course you will learn about the adaptability of restorative yoga, no matter what the condition, and how to best support yourself and your students to find maximum ease in each of the postures. We will also examine the numerous effects of a variety of postures, including inversions, in more detail and how to create a safe and supportive practice environment for students in these poses.

Dates: August 23rd and 30th 2020

  • Group zoom discussions with Ann Dyer 4-6pm August 23rd and 30th
  • 20 hrs segment of home online study
  • Private 1/2 session with mentor booked within one month after the last group session.

Structure of Each Module

12 hrs of prerecorded video

  • Online only
  • Weekly 3 hr segments
  • Lifetime access to over 12 hrs of video instruction
  • 10 CEU’s recognized by the North American Yoga Alliance
  • Downloadable .pdfs and illustrations
  • Immediate feedback on comprehension through online assignments
  • Library of practical exercises and journaling opportunities
  • Desktop, iOS and Android compatible formats

2 hr group zoom or small class session

Each video segment is followed by a 2 hr group zoom or small class session.

  • Online or In person
  • 4 sessions (8hrs total)
  • Q & A open discussion on the topic

1 X 1hr small group zoom or in-person group check in

  • Online or In person
  • Conducted by Naada Yoga mentor

1 X 1/2hr private zoom or in-person sessions

  • Online or In person
  • Conducted by Naada Yoga mentor

Unlimited access to LIVEstream or studio membership

Unlimited access to LIVEstream and studio membership for practice hours.

  • Online or In person

Bonus

12 months unlimited membership to LIVEstreaming or in-studio classes
20% discount on specialty courses and trainings

Accreditation for Online Study

Naada Yoga has worked with Yoga Alliance to secure a new pathway for you to graduate as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200/300) online during the COVID-19 period. We have reconfigured our 500hr program so you can now complete your yoga teacher training online virtually at your pace from the comfort of your own home – and still qualify to teach worldwide with Yoga Alliance credentials. Should you join our online stream with the intention of a Yoga Alliance accreditation and Yoga Alliance changes their current stance on online hours during your period of study:

  • Your online enrolment will be directly transferred to in-studio training.
  • You will receive a 500hr certification from Naada Yoga that is internationally recognized and has provided the necessary credentials for hundreds of graduates to successfully work in the field of yoga

In addition to being a Yoga Alliance Registered School, Naada Yoga is an accredited training school recognized by Human Resources Development Canada. We offer the highest level of education surpassing the basic requirements of the Canadian and American yoga alliances and are always up to date with any new regulations or alliances that will help you put your best foot forward as a graduate.

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Having the opportunity to study at NYTT was the best gift I have ever given to myself. I had the chance to learn from top notch teachers on different subjects and consequently I have been deeply inspired on sharing the many benefits of integrating yoga into family life.

- Alba Gil

Tuition

Regular Tuition $5950 (plus tax)
Early bird $4950 (plus tax)

(Early bird registration before August 1st 2020)

PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS

Our intention is to find a plan that works for everyone. Please contact us directly at [email protected] to discuss how to best set up your individual payment plan option.

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