CUSTOM YOGA - 200 hour certificate course
Yoga for the Individual with Tanya Lee, ERYT500
This course is a Yoga Teacher Training which is focused less on learning a style of Yoga to teach to group classes, and more on understanding how Yoga can be specifically customized for the individual.  
The Yoga philosophy we study in this course presents the idea that the only thing in this world that is not subject to change is our true nature or “soul essence”.  This essence is present within each of us.  It is the place within us that sees everything with a relaxed and objective clarity.  When we are able to tap into this place, we are truly present and do not feel the pull of judgement.  We just understand.  We feel courageous, calm, and connected.  

The catch is... that each person’s true nature is unique.  This means that the path of discovery, and the practices of revealing one’s true nature, can not be the same for everyone.  But, what we do know is that each one of us has a body and a mind - so we can start by focusing on the health and fitness of these two elements with an underlying purpose to connect with and from our truest nature.  

We will know that we are moving in the right direction when experience positive changes in our relationships and/or how we relate with the world around us. 

Over the last 15-20 years, Yoga classes have become quite popular and we have realized that we need different “styles” of Yoga to accommodate different qualities/flavors of mind and body.  Today, we have hundreds yoga styles - and this can get quite confusing!  In this course, we focus our attention towards a progressive shift for modern Yoga.  Each individual can build their own personal Yoga Toolbox from the various practices under the larger umbrella of Yoga (ie. exercise, posture, breathing, meditations, chanting, energetics, etc.). 

Tanya Lee, E-RYT500 was among the pioneers who were opening yoga studios in Alberta during the early 2000’s.  After teaching close to 10,000 group classes, mentoring many aspiring teachers, and writing an alignment book - she recognized that not all poses/sequences are for everyone and not everyone should do the poses the same way.  She learned that Yoga is not about being the most flexible and that “advanced practice” is more about advancing your awareness, technique, and state of mind (than it is about how far you can bend, if you can stand on your hands, or how long you can sit still).  For the last 10 years of her professional practice, Tanya has focused on 1-on-1 yoga sessions and very small group development where each person can cultivate their own unique practice techniques.  She has heard countless stories of how tight people have been discouraged and injured by going to yoga classes.  Tanya believes strongly that yoga is for everyone.  She provides encouragement to open our vision of what we believe yoga to be, so that we can tap deeper wells and extract modern applications for this powerful ancient holistic system of transformation and wellness.  Tanya is passionate about supporting leaders who serve from the experience of walking their own unique path. 

“Teach what is inside of you not as it applies to you, to yourself, but as it applies to the other” -  Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

Over the 9 intensive weekends, we will immerse into the foundations of Yoga as brought to us by TKV Krishnamacharya, with interpretation and applied application by Tanya Lee.  

You will learn about how the human body works, as well as the common patterns of imbalance that can be addressed through customized Yoga. You will be introduced to a common-sense logical approach to posture, meditation, exercise and nutrition.  We will adventure into the world of psychosomatics to realize how our body and mind holds onto emotions, stress and trauma - and how that affects our posture, well-being and relationships.  We will explore the history of this Yoga lineage and understand the roots of where all the different styles emerged.  You will understand the difference in benefits between group practice and individual practice, and we will discuss the concept of yoga as business.  

Over the 4 months, you will commit to a process of “self-study” and implement some custom Yoga practices into your life (Custom Yoga Journal will be provided to make this process more smooth and fun!).  At the end of this course, or in the future, you may decide that you want to share/teach/mentor.  Your 200hr Custom Yoga Certificate complies with the standards for most insurance providers.  If you are already working as an instructor or wellness provider, you may use this course for Continuing Education Credits and/or tax write offs. 

Weekend Intensive Schedule for 2015-16:
Every 2 weeks over 4 months.  Friday 5:00-9:30pm, Saturday/Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm.

September 11th-13th
September 25th-27th
October 2nd-4th
October 16th-18th
October 30th-November 1st
November 13-15th
November 27th-29th
December 4th-6th
December 18th-20th

Homework, reading and projects will amount to approx 20hrs (plus your time practicing yoga).  

  • Paid in full before June 30th (Early Bird), Tuition = $3000
  • Deposit paid after June 30th, Tuition = $3300
  • $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot*
  • Tuition also includes a Comprehensive Detailed Manual, Personalized Journal, Photoshoot, and more.
  • The remaining $2800.00 is due on or before the first day of classes, or 
      Payment plan (begins the first month after deposit is made):
            3 months- 3 equal monthly payments of $950 
            6 months – 6 equal monthly payments of $485

*We only accept 15 students on a first serve basis. Registration opens June 15th, 2015.  Please specify at the time of paying deposit if you are choosing to set up the monthly payment plan.  Methods of payment: bank-to-bank e-transfer to , credit card through paypal here: or call Tanya 403-922-5499  

Scholarship Opportunity
Every year, Tanya opens up a spot in the course on 50% scholarship.  This spot is for an individual with a true desire and commitment to immerse in this material, but cannot source the full financial requirement at this time. To apply for this scholarship spot, please write to Tanya with a 1-2 page summary on 1. why you are interested in this material,  2. how you believe this course may be essential to your current development (personally and/or professionally), and 3. why you cannot source the funds at this time.  Please submit through email after you have paid your $500 deposit.  The scholarship recipient will be announced 4 weeks prior to the class start date.  If you do not receive the scholarship this year, and still cannot source the full funds to attend this years course, your deposit will be refunded in full minus a $50 administration fee. 



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