Colynn Vosburgh & Joan Radford Present The Ultimate ONLINE 200 Hour YTT
Join Colynn Vosburgh, Joan Radford, and an amazing group of guest teachers for an online 200 hour YTT, that is Yoga Alliance Certified!
September 10 – November 14, 2022
Fridays 5-9pm PST, Saturdays & Sundays 9am-5pm PST live via zoom.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR COLYNN VOSBURGH
Colynn Vosburgh E-RYT 500, will be your lead instructor, anatomy instructor, and program coordinator.
Colynn started her journey in the healthcare field in 2000 while simultaneously also beginning her path in yoga. Moving through the ranks of uncertified Home Support Worker, Care Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse and then Registered Nurse, all within the Emergency Department, she thought she had found her place in the world. After years of service, being overworked and underappreciated, Colynn experienced burnout and decided that being a doctor was likely the answer to it all… She applied to and was accepted to Medical School and coincidentally also did her yoga teacher training. She immediately recognized that Med School was not the answer, but felt locked in due to family support and an incredibly large student loan. Colynn journeyed through it all, starting a yoga business while raising a family, while working as a nurse and becoming a doctor. Little sleep and an incredibly packed schedule, brought her to a place of committing to a path, and she chose the path of yoga. She decided to leave medical school and retire from nursing and put all of her energy into yoga and eventually coaching others in life and business. As life does, continued challenges of empty nest and new relationships brought her to the point of selling everything and starting on the nomadic path. Continuing on this path, Colynn spends a majority of her time in Costa Rica, loving the ocean, the jungle and most importantly the people.
The path of yoga and coaching has brought Colynn’s western knowledge and clinical experience to meet with her eastern yoga philosophy and chakra work to create her very personal and individually tailored offerings. She is filled with joy to offer anatomy lessons, yoga classes, past life regressions and facilitate teacher trainings to support awakening however that looks to each person. She has taught over a hundred Yoga Teacher Trainings and has thousands of hours of Yoga Training to support on this path.
This 200-hour online yoga teacher training will also involve an incredible faculty including:
Wendy Weymann – philosophy instructor
Kara Coleman – sequencing expert
Mairead McCorry – Ayurvedic practitioner
Reanna Costa – trauma-sensitive and nervous system instructor
Shane Wilson – permaculture instructor
Other guests, including Lauren Roegele & more
CO-INSTRUCTOR JOAN RADFORD
Joan’s lifelong passion for activity and movement grew into a vibrant career in the Fitness, Health and Wellness industry. As an athlete, she always knew that she felt the most passionate, joyful and happy when she was training and moving. She found that her Yoga practice offered a wonderful addition to her own personal training program as it holistically connected her body, mind and spirit to a positive and healthy place.
Joan’s Yoga teacher journey offered her the opportunity to explore many different practices including Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga across North America. She is grateful to have had the chance to train and experience the authenticity, sincerity and generosity of so many wonderful yoga teachers, trainers and leaders. Her journey also included a commitment to gain additional training, experience and certifications in specialty areas including; Sustainable Yoga throughout Aging, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Women’s Health, Biomechanics and Anatomy, Restorative and Yin Yoga, Yoga for Pain Care; Self-Myofascial Release, Advanced Asana Study, and Meditation Leadership. This training gives her the resources to assist and accommodate the unique needs of each of her participants.
In addition to operating 13 fitness centres on acute care sites across Alberta, Canada, she also runs her own Yoga program: ‘Y.O.G.A. Your Own Great Adventure’. With the goal of building a welcoming and diverse yoga community, it is her hope that her yoga classes will offer an accepting, unique and uplifting experience for all participants. She is committed to challenging and celebrating each individual by leading a practice that combines the foundational basics of breath with movement, with athleticism and options to ignite everyone’s yoga soul. Joan lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her family. She is a proud 500hr RYT and 50hr Meditation Teacher. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, a BEd in Special Education and a Master’s in Business Administration. She is internationally certified through Fitness Alberta as a Trainer-Educator of fitness leaders.
The program goals for this online YTT is to have you completing the program feeling very knowledgeable about being a yoga teacher in what we think are most important skills as a teacher. How to sequence and theme a well thought out classes. Posture breakdowns with anatomical alignment to lead safe and clear classes. Strong business concepts weaved throughout the teachings to guide the teacher on next steps out of the training to bring in finances right away and start building your brand.
All the classes are offered live over Zoom and are also recorded, so if you miss the class you can watch a replay of the session.
This training will prepare and certify students to:
- Teach inspiring and safe group and private Hatha yoga classes (including Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, and Restorative) in a yoga studio, gym, or corporate environment
- Comprehend and apply intelligent sequencing with a clear focus on anatomical alignment inter-weaved with well thought out and consistent theme
- Offer informed, compassionate, and instructive hands-on assists and adjustments
- Utilize yoga philosophy to build compelling, inspiring yoga classes and use it as a tool for personal growth
- Hold space for your continued personal expansion and the personal transformation of others
- Have an in-depth and firm grasp and excitement to go deeper into the use of experiential anatomy and physiology in yoga
- Field the most common questions and issues from beginner students, including (but not limited to) mental health issues, autoimmune disorders, back or knee injuries, blood pressure, pregnancy, and stress
- Understand how to safely work with these conditions in a nurturing, therapeutic manner
- Understand the art and value of contemplation (meditation) and be able to lead others in the same from direct experience
- Study the breath in all its beauty, fluctuations, and variations and prescribe different breathing techniques for different effects
- Grasp the foundations and supporting energies of yoga with an emphasis on the Yoga Sutras, ethics, professionalism, and the business of yoga
- Feel comfortable and confident sharing all of these teachings with students
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM CURRICULUM
The process of learning to teach requires that you dive into your own life, your own practice and therefore, requires that you prepare to go deep emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. There is a lot of material to cover in a few months so please ensure that you arrive for this experience ready to dive in and participate. There is a heavy emphasis on anatomy and alignment, sequencing and theming, meditation and pranayama, and business and professionalism.
So please be prepared to be on time, to have daily reading, practice, and journaling assignments, and to complete a mid-term and final teaching demo with in-person feedback. Remember, yoga is a journey of self-discovery and building your sensitivity to the world around you. You will be discovering and releasing attachments to that which is familiar and constricting in order to build your light to shine brighter than ever.
If you have any specific questions – please feel free to reach out to us and we will get back to you ASAP.
Yoga Practice is preferable, but not a must.
- Be willing to have/start a practice during the training.
- The student of this teacher training MUST be willing to go deeper than surface level. The trainings are focused on how to teach yoga, yet the teachings are transformational.
- Be open-minded.
Sample Schedule in Pacific Time:
Friday 5 – 6:30 pm PT – Yoga/Meditation Practice
Friday 6:30 – 9 pm PT – Lectures (History of Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Sequencing, Theming, Asana Labs – Yoga 101)
9 – 10:30 am PT – Yoga/Meditation Practice
10:30 – 11 am PT – Break
11 – 1:30 pm PT – Lecture (Asana Labs, Practice Teaching, Yoga 101)
1:30 – 2:30 pm PT – Lunch
2:30 – 5 pm PT – Lecture/Satsang (Past Life Regression, Nidra, Ceremony, etc)
***PLEASE NOTE THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE