Free Spirit's intensive 200, 300 & 500 hour level Yoga teacher training programs are based upon the principles of Patanjali's Classical 8 limb Hatha Yoga. We explore a diverse range of Yoga styles including: Hatha, Flow, Infrared Hot Yoga, Yin, Gentle, Power Yoga, Pilates Yoga fusion, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation. Our program is unique as we give you the flexibilty to train within your own schedule needs and work within a time frame ranging from 4 months to one year to complete your 200 hour level training.
Our Yoga teacher certification program is registered with the Canadian Yoga Alliance at both the 200 and 500 hour level and meets or exceeds the standards of the Yoga Alliance USA.
About Your Instructor: Julia Shields is the director and owner of Free Spirit Yoga and Pilates and is a registered 1000 hour + gold level Yoga Teacher and Yoga Teacher Trainer with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. Free Spirit Yoga and Pilates is a registered Yoga Teacher Training school (CYA-RYS 500). CYA-RYS 500's are recognized as providing high standards of training for yoga students across Canada and internationally. CYA-RYS 500 registered yoga schools promote the integrity of yoga teacher training in Canada and internationally.
Julia has been practicing an eclectic fusion of Yoga styles since the 1970’s and has embraced Yoga as a full time study and life devotion since the mid 1990’s. Her practice has been influenced by traditional and classical teachings as well as modern hybrid Yoga styles.
Yoga Teachers that Julia has had the honor to study with:
Beth Triano: Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Yoga level one and two
Unnatta Aerial Yoga trained and certified with Michelle Dornitag
Bikram Choudhury: Bikrams Hot Yoga
Janice Clarfield: Pre natal Yoga
Maala: Kids Yoga
Beryl Bender Birch: Power yoga
Inspired by teachers or workshops and training with Shiva Rea (Vinyasa flow), Esther Meyers, BKS Iyengar, Anodea Judith, Mark Whitwell, Martin Kirk.
Above all I give sincere and heartfelt thanks with great gratitude to the wonderful students that grace my life for you are my greatest teachers and inspirations. Om Shanti Julia
Julia is also a certified Pilate’s teacher, B.C.R.P.A fitness leader, weight training instructor, third age (senior) fitness instructor, personal trainer, Reiki practitioner, Thai massage level 1 & 2 and studied Qi Gong with Jeff Primack at Supreme Science.
200 hour level Yoga teacher training program content:
* 120 in studio contact hours of Asana Study, (Yoga poses & flows) Pranayama, (Yoga breathing) & Meditation techniques. These hours include both training in the techniques and the practice of them.
* 30 in studio contact hours of teaching methodology & alignment principles. How to cultivate and develop your own teaching style and effectively teach group and private sessions.
*10 in studio contact hours Special Populations.
* 20 in studio contact hours of Anatomy, Physiology, bodily systems, organs, energy bodies, kosha's, dosha's & chakras.
* 10 in studio contact hours of Philosophy, History, Ethics and living a Yogic Lifestyles.
*10 in studio practicum’s (each 1 - 1.25 hours)
Dates and Times for our next session:
Dates and times can be personalized to suit your schedules. You have the choice to finish our program in 4 months - 1 year.
$2900.00 (plus gst) Price includes 200 in studio training hours, anunlimited class pass for the duration of the program, Yoga teacher training manual, anatomy book and 10 practicums.
We also offer a offer a mentoring program to our graduates and graduates from other Yoga schools to give you opportunities to continue to learn and build upon your teaching skills or take a refresher for modules you feel you may need more information on.
Immerse yourself in a nurturing learning environment until you feel confident to spread your wings and teach on your own.
It is reassuring for new graduates to know that there is assistance and someone here to guide you once you have graduated.
Please call Julia at 604-807-7512 or email Julia@freespirityoga.ca for more information and to book an appointment for an interview.
Free Spirit Yoga * Pilates * Aerials
Julia Shields 13354 237a Street Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2V9 Phone Julia's cel 604-807-7512 or Allan 778-240-8415 Email: email@example.com