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The 200 Hour Modo Yoga Teacher Training is our world-renowned foundational yoga training.

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Modo has been training teachers in the yoga tradition for more than 20 years, and our 200 hour registered yoga teacher training has been uniquely designed to explore the practice more deeply as a philosophy and way of life.  

 

The training is built to support your personal growth and capacity to confidently share your knowledge as a yoga teacher—or in any other professional or creative forum.

 

Those with a regular practice and a dedication to lifelong learning, as well as those looking to teach yoga in a Modo studio, in the classroom, at home with their family, in the workplace—or anywhere else—are encouraged to register.

Montreal, QC

July 21 - August 3, 2024

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Online (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only - excluding Canadian Thanksgiving weekend)

October 4 - November 3, 2024

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Good yoga classes and good work—or “right livelihood,” as the Buddha called it—grow from being grounded and dedicated to practice.  That’s why the 200 hour Modo Yoga Teacher Training is open to aspiring teachers as much as it is to those looking for a learning-oriented retreat, self-care time, or a yogic approach to  personal development.

 

HOW IT WORKS

The Modo Yoga 200 Hour RYT is split into two parts:  

1.   Deepen Your Practice

2.   Learn To Teach

Deepen Your Practice (DYP) is an online e-course and is a pre-requisite to the Learn to Teach portion of this training. During the DYP, you’ll dive into the vast landscape of yoga learning that extends far beyond what happens on the mat.  This depth of knowledge allows for a generative experience that deepens your experience of yoga and amplifies the benefits exponentially. This e-course makes up 50 hours of your 200 hour training and can be completed at your own pace.

Learn To Teach is offered at specific times throughout the year and can only be taken upon completion of the Deepen Your Practice e-course. This part of our 200 hour RYT makes up 150 hours of your certification, and is generally offered live and online, OR as a 2 week, in-person intensive.

* Your 200 Hour RYT is complete, and a certificate will be granted, after completing both Deepen Your Practice and Learn To Teach. 

 

Yoga is a practice of mindfulness, consciousness, and exploring how life can change when we are able to slow down and become present. And, becoming present is a central experience at the teacher training. Participants share that when they leave the day-to-day grind and enter their practice with a newfound commitment, the results are truly transformative.

 

The Modo Yoga 200 hour teacher training is continuously developed through a process of open innovation. At the end of each training, we ask the trainees to complete an extensive review that involves evaluating every aspect of the training and their experience. The feedback is then analyzed and carefully considered as a way to enhance our offering for next time. With 3-4 trainings per year for more than 20 years now, we have benefitted from the generous and honest reviews of many people!

This approach is reflective of one of Modo’s 6 Pillars—Live to Learn.  

 

The Modo Yoga Teacher Training takes an inquiry-based approach to learning. This means that students are guided to actively reflect on and participate in their own understanding of concepts, rather than simply memorizing the information. This allows the teachings to be absorbed and integrated in a way that is relevant to each individual.

 

 

Yoga philosophy teaches that we are active participants in our lives, rather than passive observers.  Life doesn’t just happen to us—we make it happen in order to learn the deep lessons we are here to learn as individuals.   

One of the central results of taking the Modo Yoga Teacher Training is the uncovering of our deeper habit patterns—or, the bringing forth of our unconscious into consciousness. When our faculty speaks about the transformation that  often occurs at training, much of it is attributed to this process of getting to know ourselves a little better. When we uncover our unconscious patterns we are able to consciously choose which aspects of our lives we adore, and which aspects are ready for change and renewal.

Montreal, QC

July 21 - August 3, 2024

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much is tuition?

Teacher Training tuition: $4,400 CAD

* PLEASE NOTE: The Modo Yoga Teacher is non-refundable after 72 hours of purchase. If a refund is requested within 72 hours of purchase, funds will be returned less a $200 processing fee. After 72 hours of purchase, your training tuition becomes transferable only.

* NOTE ABOUT IN-PERSON TRAININGS: Modo Yoga is adhering to COVID restrictions as they change and evolve. This means that if restrictions for gathering change, we may have to move your participation in the in-person teacher training online, or transfer you to a future in-person training. Please also be mindful of the cancellation policies for your flight and/or accommodations, in case we have to move your in-person training online. We should know more 1 month prior to your training start date.

Are payment plans available?

Yes! A 10-month payment plan is available for the Modo Yoga Teacher Training. 

Are there any scholarships available for this training?

We offer two separate scholarships for the Modo Yoga Teacher Training. For more information and to apply, please CLICK HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: upon receiving a scholarship, we require that the training be completed within 1 year.

What will I learn at this training?

The Modo Yoga Teacher Training consists of 2 parts.

The first part (which must be completed first) is a 50 hour e-course, which covers the following material:

HOW & WHY WE PRACTICE

– an introduction to neuroscience and physiology

– the science of meditation

– the benefits of physical asanas based off modern scientific studies

THE HEART OF PRACTICE

– exploring the Yamas & Niyamas

– how to take your yoga practice off-the-mat

– yoga as activism

HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA

– the historical roots of yoga

– how yoga was introduced to western culture

– the Bhagavad Gita

– the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

MINDFULNESS

– intro to meditation

– mindfulness practices

– the 3 gems of Buddhism

– developing a mindful relationship with technology

SELF EXPLORATION

– goal setting

– journalling

– building interpersonal relationship skills

– building conflict resolution skills

The second part is a 2-week LIVE intensive training (offered in-person and online), where you will learn the practical, hands-on skills required to lead group yoga classes. Content includes:  

PRACTICE TEACHING 

This is where you actually teach asana classes as a group and get personalized feedback on your teaching. You will cover best practices for language, cues, intention setting, and  class themes.  

POSTURE WORKSHOP 

In this lecture series we break down every pose in the Modo  Yoga sequence.  You will gain a deeper understanding of each asana, and explore the anatomy, benefits and, if applicable, it’s origin story in the roots of yoga philosophy.

ANATOMY 

In this lecture series you will explore how your body moves.  You will practice posture variations and modifications with the intention of observing, from experience, how the poses may physically differ and feel from person to person.  

REAL WORLD TEACHING 

In this lecture you will learn the more practical components of being a yoga teacher.  We offer tips for teaching in a studio environment, teaching online, and continuing to practice your yoga off-the-mat as you step into the role of Teacher.

Who is on the Teacher Training faculty?

When you train with Modo, you’ll be learning from a group of industry-leading educators, who make the learning process simple, inspiring and fun. Each faculty member is intelligent, expertly-trained, and passionate, with hundreds of hours of training in their fields of study.

Plus, they’re all really fun—no boring and stuffy lecturers here!

We have a whole page dedicated to celebrating our faculty. Learn more about them all HERE.

What is the teacher training format?

The Modo Yoga Teacher Training is a 200-hour training made up of a 50-hour e-course (which must be completed first), and a 2 week LIVE intensive training (offered in-person or online). 

How long will it take to complete the 50-hour e-course?

The pre-training e-course includes 50 hours of recorded lectures and other content.

This course can be completed at your own pace, on your own time, however it must be completed before the LIVE 2-week intensive portion of your training begins. Please keep that in mind when deciding which 2-week intensive you’d like to attend.

Once purchased, you will have access to the materials in the e-course for 1 year.

What is the teacher training schedule like for the 2 week intensive?

During the 2 week intensive, the daily training schedule generally runs from 6:30am – 7:00pm with breakfast, lunch and snack breaks throughout the day. We start the day with a guided yoga class, followed by lectures, group presentations and more yoga!

Do I have to attend all sessions of this training?

Yes. In order to graduate from the Modo Yoga Teacher Training, and earn your certificate as a Modo Yoga Teacher, you must complete all 50 hours of the e-course and attend all sessions, lectures, and classes during the 2-week intensive.

Are there any prerequisites for this training?

Yes. To attend this training you must be 18 years old (or 16 with parental consent).

What are the perks of taking this training?

Training with Modo comes with many perks, including (but not limited to):

1 year FREE access to Modo Yoga Online:

Once you have signed up for the Modo Yoga teacher training, access to Modo Yoga Online will be granted 6 weeks prior to the start date of your training. Access will expire exactly 1 year later.

Discounted memberships at Modo Yoga studios:

Each Modo Yoga studio offers Modo Yoga trainees and teachers something a little different. Please inquire directly with the studio you’d like to practice at.

Access to additional Modo Yoga trainings:

To attend all additional Modo Yoga teacher trainings (Modo Flow, Modo Calm, Sequencing Training, etc), you must first complete the Modo Yoga Foundational training. There are no exceptions to this policy, as the foundational training gets you well acquainted with the Modo community and introduces you to our values, 6 pillars, and best practices as Yoga Teachers.

Free continuing education resources:

Modo teachers have access to a ton of free content and events via our teachers’ website and community portal. Resources range from teaching tips and posture workshops, to live classes and workshops.

Do I have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend this training?

Modo Yoga is adhering to all local COVID rules, regulations and restrictions for all teacher trainings.

It is your responsibility to know what the COVID rules are in the location you plan to take training, and how that might affect your participation in this training.

PLEASE NOTE: if restrictions for gathering change, we may have to move your participation in the in-person teacher training online, or transfer you to a future in-person training. Please also be mindful of the cancellation policies for your flight and/or accommodations, in case we have to move your in-person training online.

Is this training recognized by the Yoga Alliance?

Yes. The Modo Yoga Teacher Training is recognized by the Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour teacher training.

Is there any required reading?

Yes. There are 3 books on the required reading list, and a bunch of others that we highly recommend (and love!)

If you have any questions about the list, or have trouble finding certain editions, please email teachertrainings@modoyoga.com. All books are linked to the Amazon site for purchase, but we suggest looking at your local library first #BeGreen

REQUIRED READING:
  1. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Edwin Bryant
  2. BhagavadGita – Graham Schweig
  3. Quiet Mind: A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation – Sharon Salzberg
(HIGHLY) RECOMMENDED READING:

How old do I have to be to take this training?

You must be at least 18 years old to attend the Modo Yoga teacher training (or 16 with parental consent).

Am I guaranteed a teaching position after I complete the teacher training?

No.

The completion of the Modo Yoga Teacher Training does not guarantee you a teaching position at your local Modo Yoga Studio.

If you are interested in teaching at your local Modo Yoga Studio, we strongly recommend that you check in with your local studio owner to see if any opportunities are available.

With that being said, we empower trainees throughout the training to create their own teaching opportunities as an independent yoga teacher.

If I'm taking the training online, what platform will it take place on?

If you’re taking the LIVE 2-week intensive portion of this training online, all lectures and classes will take place on Zoom.

The 50-hour e-course, which must be completed prior to the start date of your 2-week intensive, will be hosted on our learning management platform, The Flame.

Is tech support available for this training?

We are proud to offer our training on a user friendly platform. And, we also understand that people have varying levels of technological abilities. If you need support, we are happy to help!

During training, our Teacher Training Manager and Teacher Training Coordinator are online Monday-Friday from 9am – 5pm ET to offer you tech support through email or over the phone.