* PLEASE NOTE: completion of our 50 hour e-course, Deepen Your Practice, is required prior to your attendance at this training. The cost of this e-course is included in your training tuition. 

 

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 WITH TED GRAND

– an introduction to neuroscience and physiology

– the science of meditation

– the benefits of physical asanas based off modern scientific studies

THE HEART OF PRACTICE WITH JESS ROBERTSON

– exploring the Yamas & Niyamas

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

– yoga as activism

HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA WITH VIKRAM SINGH

– the historical roots of yoga

– how yoga was introduced to western culture

– the Bhagavad Gita

– the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

MINDFULNESS WITH LENA LAFORET

– intro to meditation

– mindfulness practices

– the 3 gems of Buddhism

– developing a mindful relationship with technology

SELF EXPLORATION WITH SARA SALEHI

– 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 WITH EZMERALDA STAVROFF

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 WITH ROBI MCKENNA

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 WITH TASH PAPACHRISTOFOROU

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 WITH LENA COLEMAN

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.

A NOTE ABOUT THE TEACHING 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 are the prerequisites for this training?

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

How much is tuition and what does this include?

Tuition for this training is $4,400 CAD.

This includes the 50-hour e-course (which is a prerequisite for this training) and your attendance at the training.

Are payment plans available?

Yes! A 10-month payment plan is available for the Modo Yoga Teacher Training. Learn more about this payment plan HERE.

Are scholarships available for this training?

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

Where is this training taking place?

Learning for this training will take place online over zoom, from wherever you have access to the internet.

What will the schedule be for this training?

This training will take place on Saturdays and Sundays over the course of 6 weeks. You day will begin at 9AM (EST) and end at 6PM (EST).
Please keep in mind that all times are in EST. It is your responsibility to ensure that this schedule works for you in your time zone.

Do I have to attend all lectures and classes at 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 training.

What is the required reading for this training?

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

If you have any questions about the list, or have trouble finding certain editions, please email [email protected].

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:

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.

Am I guaranteed a teaching position after I complete this 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.