The Fernwood Yoga Den is proud to be the home of The Brahmanda School of Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training Program. It is a Yoga Alliance accredited school founded here in our studio, in Victoria B.C. Katyanna Ryan is the creator and lead trainer with co-facilitators, Rachel Sadava teaching Yin, Ethics and Trauma Informed Yoga, and Carrie Watkins N.D teaching Anatomy and Physiology.
The 200Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program certifies individuals as an RYT 200 (registered yoga teacher with 200 hours of training). This program offers an in depth exploration of the history and philosophy of the Yogic Science, Pranayama and Meditation, Ayurveda, Vinyasa, Hatha & Yin styles of Yoga. Learning to Teach Yoga in a Trauma Informed way is also a key aspect of our training. Students gain an understanding of how to deliver the healing potential of a yoga practice in an accessible way to those facing barriers. Our training is great for individuals looking to teach Yoga, deepen their personal understanding and practice or combine the knowledge with their other work and passions.
The advanced 300 Hr program can be taken after individuals have completed any 200 hour program to become certified as an RYT 500 (Registered Yoga Teacher with 500 hours of training). This program is offered in workshop style modules and can be completed in 1-3 years. Individuals can also sign up for modules to be used as Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s) and some modules can be taken even if you aren’t a RYT and just looking to deepen your knowledge in a particular area.
“I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Fernwood Yoga Den. It is a shining light in my life, the teachers, the space and the community all contribute to the feeling of coming home as soon as you walk in. I completed my teacher training there a few years ago and it was truly a life changing experience.”
-Amanda N. RYT200
“The Fernwood Yoga Den is like my second home:) This studio not only has incredibly kind and insightful teachers but also has a really close-knit and welcoming community. I am so thankful to have done my teacher training here and I would highly recommend the YTT/studio to anyone and everyone.”
-Sylvie, M. RYT200
“Their are a variety of classes available for yogi’s of all levels. The community of people is like no other. I completed the RYT200 training with Katyanna and Rachel in the Spring of 2016 and an internship later that fall. Hands down my favourite yoga studio!”
-Shawn G. RYT200
Sign up for the program offerings below, contact katyanna@fernwoodyogaden with questions about the program, and visit www.brahmandayoga.com for more additional information about the school, faculty and international retreats.
We Offer several Yoga Teacher Training sessions per year in 2 formats- an 11 week Training and a 5 week intensive. All Trainings are offered here in our studio in Victoria B.C. Email us to set up a meeting to see if the program is right for you.
This option allows students to complete their 200 hour training over 11 weeks. This is perfect to accommodate 9-5pm work schedules. The program consists of 2 early morning practices on weekdays from 6am-8 am, Friday evening from 5:30 pm-9 pm, and Saturdays/Sundays from 1:30 pm-7:30 pm.
September 15-December 1 2017 (Currently in session)
February 18-May 6 2017
Tentative Weekly Schedule
Friday 6:00am-8:00am & 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 1:30pm – 7:00pm
Sunday 1:30pm – 7:00pm
This options allows students to complete their hours in a more condensed fashion.
May – June 2018
Tentative Weekly Schedule
“My experience with the Fernwood Yoga Den Teacher Training was empowering and well-rounded in preparing me to become a yoga teacher. The training incorporated so many different modalities of asana teaching, and I came out with a lot of confidence to teach a wide range of classes, and to a wide range of levels as well. The section on Trauma Sensitivity offered a beautiful exploration of Invitational language, and this is a strong skill to be able to carry into any yoga class, an added bonus! I’ve already taught a class to more than 40 people and I felt very well prepared! People asked afterwards where I received my training as they were impressed with the level of teaching. I intend to explore the skills learned in trauma sensitivity as well as bring yoga to youth in my community. The Fernwood Yoga Den Training offers students continued opportunity to check in with the Yoga Den teachers as we emerge into the yoga teaching world, and this is a wonderful gift. So much gratitude!”
This Yoga Alliance-certified course, is designed to create a foundation into personal ritual that provides a visceral experience of the practices of yoga. Only then can you share these teachings with others.