Mailing Address:   2326 Haultain Avenue Saskatoon S7J 1R1
Studio Location:  615 - 2nd Avenue North Saskatoon

Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program


  Completion of this Program will qualify you for registration with the 
International Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Participants must attend and meet requirements for the following 10 Modules

 Weekend Teacher Training Modules:
Teaching Basic Asanas
Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Teaching to Specific Groups
Retrain:  Choice of Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Asanas
Anatomy of Yoga
Teaching Advanced Asanas
Philosophy of Yoga
Review of Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy

WORKSHOPS  - For all Yogis and Teachers

Instructor: Rosalynne Tayler,  RYT 200
 Saturday (next date t.b.a.)     9:00 - 11:30 a.m.   
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Studio -  615 - 2nd Avenue North Saskatoon

Yoga poses benefit many functions and parts of the body 
but only if we are balanced and correctly aligned when we practice them.   
 This practical and interactive workshop explores using the wall to assist in training proper alignment in the poses. It includes introductory discussion and lots of opportunity to learn and practice in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment.   All levels from beginner to yoga teachers are welcome.

Registration: $35.00 (includes gst)
   To register email

Required Practice Teaching Hours 
for Basic Certification

Instructors:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT and Doug Podiluk, E-RYT
Location:  Namaskar Yoga Studio,  615 - 2nd Avenue North, Saskatoon

Saturday January 25, 2014
Time:  11:30 - 3:30 pm   
Fee: $40 (includes gst)
Please note:  The January 25 workshop is full.  The next date will be scheduled early 2014.

This workshop is intended to provide you with the required practice teaching hours for Certification in Teaching Basic Asanas.  
 We will review and work on pose technique, teaching methodology and practice teaching in a relaxed and positive atmosphere.  Participants will receive individual attention and coaching.  There will be time provided for discussion, questions and answers.  This workshop is also a good opportunity to practice, share and exchange ideas with other new yoga teachers. 
If you are interested in attending the above Practice Teaching/Mentoring workshop 
please e-mail: 

Possible options for out of town trainees who can not attend one of the above workshops:  
Practice Teach and Mentor with Pre-Approved Mentor (Forms, instructions, review and feedback - Fee: $15)
Private session (Fee: $50)
Possible option for out of town participants:  Submit videos as required for review, documented feedback, and implementation into next video (Fee: $40)
Please discuss individual details for your Certification with Director of Teacher Training. 


BASIC PRENATAL ASANAS:  Module 1 (Yoga Alliance Contact CEC's)
For the next scheduled date:  CLICK HERE and look under "Continuing Education"
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
This training is suitable for: Yoga Teachers who are planning to teach Prenatal Yoga Classes, Teachers who would like to learn safe, beneficial adaptations and modifications for prenatal students in their classes, and also for Health and Wellness Professionals (massage therapists, chiropractors, etc.) who work with pregnant women.   Yogis who would like to deepen their own personal knowledge about prenatal yoga.
For the next scheduled date:  CLICK HERE and look under "Continuing Education"
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
Prenatal Modules 1 and 2 training hours can be applied towards the Yoga  Alliance 85 hour Registered Prenatal Yoga Program.   Please visit: for further info regarding Module 3 Prenatal Yoga Anatomy and Module 4 Prenatal Yoga Philosophy
Continuing to build from the Basic Prenatal Asanas module, this will be training and practice specific to developing and delivering wonderful prenatal classes.  Training will include cueing, sequencing, transitions, pranayama, mantras, various teaching styles and practice teaching time.  We will learn methods to design and teach beneficial, adaptive, and safe prenatal yoga classes.  Basic prenatal yoga anatomy and philosophy will be covered.  Sample prenatal yoga classes.
For the next scheduled date:  CLICK HERE and look under "Continuing Education"
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm (18 hrs Yoga Alliance Contact CEC's )
Fee:  $325 (includes gst) 
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, Certified Yin Yoga Teacher
Required Text:  Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
Description of trainingThis training will provide teachers with knowledge of the history, philosophy, and benefits of practicing Yin Yoga, and basic Yin Yoga anatomy and safety.  We will breakdown and practice technique of Yin Yoga Asanas, practicing execution and how to teach the poses including variations, modifications, and counter-poses.  Teachers will learn how to develop and deliver safe, effective and beneficial Yin Yoga Classes. 
1Yoga Teacher Certification
2.  Yoga Anatomy Module (or equivalent as discussed with Director)
For next scheduled date/time: CLICK HERE and look under "Continuing Education"
Fee:  $45 includes gst
Instructors:  Patti Schidlowsky, Senior |Mental Health Therapist, RYT-200 Yoga Alliance and
Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS
Description: Coming soon.
For next scheduled date/time: CLICK HERE  and look under "Continuing Education"
Description of TrainingThis workshop will be relaxed, inclusive and gentle on the spirit.  It will be designed so you can feel free to honour yourself and your own needs with yoga, deep rest, and deep healing.  During the meditations, you will be gently guided into a deep state of meditation, designed to create profound relaxation and personal healing.   This workshop may be what we need in our busy lives.  Together, we will create a wonderful opportunity for each of us to  come back into natural harmony, balance, and spiritual wholeness in our own way.  Our learning experience will include information on koshas, chakras, levels of consciousness, and a portion on "iRest Yoga Nidra" with Guest Teacher  Kimberly Lawrence.  
Prerequisite for Yoga Nidra weekend training: Yoga Teacher Certification
Note:  There is no prerequisite for Yogis who would like attend only the iRest Workshop Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm (fee $110).  Please email to inquire regarding registration.
YOGA FOR KIDS!  (Yoga Alliance Contact CEC's)
For the next scheduled date:  CLICK HERE  and look under "Continuing Education"
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  (18 hours Yoga Alliance Contact Credits + 2 non-contact)
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Instructors:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT and Amanda Plante, RYT, RCYT

Description of Training
In January 2014, Namaskar Yoga will offer a Yoga for Kids! Teacher Training Module designed for yoga teachers, educators, parents and anyone who would like to share the joy of yoga with young people. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to take this workshop;  however, only registered yoga teachers can receive continuing education credit through the International Yoga Alliance for this certification course.   In this 18-hour experiential training we will explore how physical poses (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), mindfulness and meditation practices, relaxation techniques and yogic philosophy can be adapted to be engaging and effective for different age groups.  With the focus on having fun, you will learn yoga-influenced songs, stories and games to inspire children from preschoolers to adolescents. This workshop will provide practical theory and discussion of age-appropriate teaching techniques as well as active participation in yoga activities for ages 3-16. This training will help you rediscover the playful and creative child that lies within you - by practicing and learning to teach yoga while laughing, playing, dancing and singing! You will come away with immediate tangible knowledge and lots of  ideas for developing your own captivating and fun yoga experiences for young people.  While sharing the joy of yoga you will help children develop life-enhancing skills by introducing practices and philosophy to nurture patience, compassion and happiness in a fun, joyful and non-competitive environment


Chair Yoga and Chair Assisted Yoga
Advanced Yoga Anatomy 
Advanced Philosophy and Meditation
Restorative Yoga  
Working Your Personal Asana Technique
Sport Specific Yoga Classes - Yoga for Golfers, Hockey Players, Curlers 

If you are interested in attending any of the above modules please email

To be a Certified Yoga Teacher also requires Yoga Teacher Certification training.  Please visit:  for the next "Yoga Teacher Certification: Teaching Basic Asanas" module at Namaskar

 Namaskar yoga
The Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training School
in Saskatchewan 

Click here for further details

Required Texts for Meditation and Philosophy

Yoga Teacher Training Meditation Module - 1 Text

The Living Gita - The Complete Bhagavad Gita
A Commentary for Modern Readers
by Sri Swami Satchidananada

Available through Amazon (google Amazon The Living Gita)
for about $15.60

Yoga Teacher Training Philosophy Module - 2 Texts

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Translation and Commentary by
Sri Swami Satchidananda


The Living Gita - The Complete Bhagavad Gita
A Commentary for Modern Readers
by Sri Swami Satchidananada

Both books available through Amazon

Required Text for Anatomy

Anatomy of Yoga - Required text

Prerequisite: Module 1 with Kathleen's Yoga Studio (or as discussed with Director)
Required text purchase: Either of the following versions of The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga

Pre-work: To be assigned prior to workshop

Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga

by Ray Long and Chris MacIvor
(Spiral-bound - Jan 1, 2006)
Available from and

- or -

The Key Muscles of Yoga: The Scientific Keys, Volume 1
by Ray Long and Chris MacIvor

Available from and

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