Colynn Vosburgh & Joan Radford ONLINE 200 HR
“This 200hr YTT was absolutely amazing! I came to yoga with nothing more than a curiosity and desire to increase my physical movement. This YTT not only satisfied my curiosity, but taught me so much about myself, relating to others, and inspired me to dig deeper into the path of Yoga.”
September 8 – December 17, 2023
Fridays 5-9pm PST, Saturdays & Sundays 9am-5pm PST live via zoom.
Online YTT $2500
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.
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
The Frik-Shuhn Yoga 200hr YTT was absolutely amazing! I came to yoga with nothing more than a curiosity and desire to increase my physical movement. This YTT not only satisfied my curiosity, but taught me so much about myself, relating to others, and inspired me to dig deeper into the path of Yoga. I felt that the online platform and having the 200hrs spread out was an excellent way to learn as it gave me the chance to really let the teachings sink in and I was able to integrate them into my life. Colynn is an excellent teacher; her knowledge, life experiences and transparency created a space in which the physical and conceptual teachings of Yoga were available to everyone and not just those who fit in a guru box or a yoga clique. Colynn also had the students sequence and theme our own classes as well as write our own meditations which I think makes better students and better teachers. I can say with absolute honesty that this YTT totally transformed my understanding of Yoga and has inspired me to make Yoga a part of my life and to share my inspiration with others! So freaking great!
I wanted to do a 200 hr yoga teacher training “someday”. I figured when the kids were older and I could travel and take a month away, I’d do it then. The most amazing opportunity presented itself during the pandemic. Colynn was hosting a teacher training in Costa Rica and just as it was about to start, the world came to a grinding halt. She made the decision to provide the teacher training over 10 weekends online. THIS, I could do! I worried about being the least experienced or “bendy” and was also nervous about doing the training online. How effective would the posture labs be without hands on assistance? Well, I can assure you that Colynn’s strong verbal cueing is the only assistance you’ll need. She teaches in such a way that you feel and understand the postures in your own body, with a focus on the functional versus aesthetic. She would remind us that the goal was not to aim for a “look” but instead to aim for the feeling. This direction lends to an atmosphere of body acceptance and makes it easier to learn. I was so focused on being in my own body that it didn’t matter what I looked like compared to someone else. This will be the best investment you can make in yourself.
I loved and was so impressed with Colynn & Anamaya's 200 hour YTT! I felt that the curriculum was well balanced and thorough. It was such a beautifully curated mix of asanas, philosophy, history and other related topics. The addition of the guest teachers also helped to add some fresh energy and focus to the group. I feel like I can easily and safely teach a yoga class now that I've graduated... and I also feel I've deepened my own understanding and practice of yoga in ways I didn't anticipate. This 10 week journey seemed to unfold very naturally and organically. Thank you so much for this magical experience.
Colynn’s strong anatomy knowledge from her experience in nursing and med school is a HUGE benefit. As students in a yoga teacher training, our goal is to work with people and their unique bodies. Having a strong understanding of anatomy will be an incredible asset to you and to your students so that you can teach safely and effectively. I had so many “ah ha!” moments during this training and I credit Colynn fully for igniting a passion to dig even deeper into anatomy and functional movement. I’ve completely changed the trajectory of my life by taking this training and am now deep into the anatomy and functional movement rabbit hole and loving it! There’s so many positive things I can say about my experience in this training, but I think the most important to mention is Colynn’s gift of coaching. She is more than a yoga teacher. She has the ability to guide you into a deep awareness of who you are and what might be holding you back. The reason I am teaching now is due to a breakthrough, another “ah ha” moment of realizing I am worthy. Worthy of living the life I’ve always wanted to live. This was a life changing shift of consciousness that would never have happened without Colynn’s intuitive guidance. I highly recommend her training & coaching.