The Yoga Den is home to the Brahmanda Yoga Teacher Training Program – A Yoga Alliance accredited school, founded here in our studio, in Victoria B.C. Katyanna Ryan is the lead trainer along with Co-Facilitators Rachel Sadava teaching Yin, Ethics and Trauma Informed Yoga, and Carrie Watkins N.D, teaching Anatomy and Physiology.
The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program allows you to become a RYT 200 (registered yoga teacher with 200 hours of training). This program offers a complete 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 yoga, 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 this knowledge with their other work and passions. We host several sessions per year in 2 formats – a 14 week Training (Weekends and early mornings) and a 5 week intensive (weekday schedule).
Total Program cost $2200 +Tax.
The advanced 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 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. All modules offer you Continuing Education Credits (CEC’s) with the Yoga Alliance, and some modules can be taken even if you are not currently a yoga teacher, but 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.”
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.