Yoga and pilates studio

Outline of Curriculum-

The course teaches you how to implement your teaching in a four level format so that you can effectively design and implement programs. You will learn to accommodate varying degrees of achievement levels, monitor individual progress, improve and make adjustments to your participants' progress accordingly.
  • Principles of Synergy Movement Yoga
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Hatha Yoga
  • Foundational introduction to Yoga Philosophy
  •  Experiential Application and understanding of Yogic Scriptures
  •   Pranayama, Bandhas and Mudras
  • The Science of Sound, Chanting and Mantra
  • Principles of Meditation and Relaxation
  •  Art of sequencing and class design
  •  Observation and demonstration of cueing and applied presentatio
  •  Energy Anatomy, Kundalini, Nadis and Chakras
  •  Practice and demonstrate more than 80 Asanas
  • Personal Coaching
  •  Apprenticing


The choice of becoming a Yoga Teacher is one of awakening your passion to discover, transform and evolve yourself and others.

What you can expect-
As a coach I will guide you, while providing you the ‘basic understanding of things’
As a trainer, I will educate you.

​About the Course-

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Ruth van der Voort (previously Ruth Dargan) is recognized by Yoga Alliance.

This course is divided into three sections. Section one is 180 in-class hours and includes all of the foundational training and learning required in order to complete the entire training of the Synergy Movement program. Section two is a suggested 100 experiential classroom hours. It is optional depending upon the participant’s interests in taking the course. Section two includes personal practice, practice teaching, teaching methodology implementation and apprenticeship. Section three includes homework and curriculum assignments. It is approximately 100 hours. Section three format facilitates the participant’s ability to become anchored in the experiential evolution of their practice and their life.

Required Reading (Book List)-

1. Donna Farhi: Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness (please read the seven moving principles prior to first class) ISBN 9780805059700 $19.20 from Chapters
2. Donna Farhi: The Breathing Book (please read as soon as possible) ISBN 9780805042979 $17.60 from Chapters
3. Trail Guide to the Body: How to Locate Muscles, Bones & More, Fourth Edition.
4. Nicky Jenkins and Leigh Brandon: Anatomy for Yoga: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action 5.Dr. Abigail Ellsworth: Anatomy of Yoga, An Instructor’s inside Guide to Improving Your Poses
6. Ray Long, MD FRCSC: Yoga Mat Companion series – all four books
7. Pilates Mat Manual – Stott Pilates -order on website


2017-2018 YTT FEE: 

$ 2600.00 (plus H.S.T.) Full Payment
Or Payment Options: Cash, e-Transfer, Credit Card (Amex, Visa, MasterCard)

Payment Amounts and Schedule:
1) One Payment of $2600- plus HST (total due $2938 including HST) -due on Wednesday, October 25th 2017            
2) Four Payments of $650- plus HST (total due $734.50 for each payment including HST) – due on October 25, December 13, February 21 and April 25
3) Nine Payments of $288.88 plus HST ((total due $326.45 for each payment including HST) -due the 23rd of each month, starting October 2017 – June 2018

Training Philosophy-

Training focus is always on the participants understanding of the experience. The philosophy of all Synergy Movement training programs is that learning must be self-directed. Participants take responsibility for their own learning. Participants acquire skills through activities that encourage, support and serve their own personal interests and requirements. Analysis and interpretation are the focus of dialogue. Each participant brings unique attitudes, interests, abilities and reasons for attending which are respected. The training program facilitates learning opportunities that enable the participant to meet their specific learning needs.


Supplemental Materials-

  • Laptop/iPad
  • USB stick for classroom resources
  • Book List

 2017-2018 Schedule-

October 25th  2017 to End of June 2018

Wednesday Evenings: 6 -10 pm including the April 12-15 2018 Toronto Yoga Conference

 The following Wednesday Evenings for 2017-2018 YTT:
Wednesday, October 25th
Wednesday, November1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
Wednesday, December 6th, 13th and 20th.
Wednesday, January 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
Wednesday, February 7th, 21st and 28th
Wednesday, March 7th, 21st and 28th
Wednesday, April 18th and 25th

Wednesday, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
Wednesday, June 6th, 13th and 20th

Tuesday Evenings for 2017-2018 YTT: 
A minimum of 10-15 Tuesday evening classes from 7:30 - 9 pm

Alternatives for 2017-2018 YTT: 

Another 14 hours to be determined by the group

And... The Toronto Yoga Conference: Thursday, April 12 to Sunday, April 15, 2018

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