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The Power of Yoga Program (POYP) is a 500-hour certification program that is your gateway to self mastery. This may sound lofty, but we must remember that the tradition of yoga is thousands of years old; many techniques were developed by the Sages to help us in our personal unfoldment, most of which remain unknown to modern day yoga practitioners and teachers.

The modern exercise approach to yoga is limited in its reach, but is definitely our entry point.  POYP  promises to take you further. POYP is designed for those aspiring to become excellent teachers, rising above populist physical yoga. It is also for the seeker, someone who is curious about the amazing work of the Sages and who wants to apply this wisdom to their daily lives. 

POYP offers participants teachings as shared by my teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, of ParaYoga and his teacher, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, Spiritual Head of the Himalayan Institute.

While 200-hour certifications give us a basic foundation, most are very asana focused, giving short shrift to the larger yoga story. POYP takes you there. It is a Yoga Alliance-recognized certification program designed for those who already hold a 200-hour certification. POYP draws on the concept of adhikhara (a progession of teachings as the student is ready), so we build a stronger yoga foundation that excel our own journey and those of our students.

The focus is on deepening the participant’s knowledge of yoga including awareness, understanding, application and ability to share more advanced techniques.  It is not about modern styles of hatha yoga or limited therapeutic applications; it is a complete package for holistic yoga and healing.

POYP Modules: (click on links to content of each module; the modules with scheduled dates have that information on the respective pages, those without this information will have dates scheduled in the future)

Sequencing - Wise Progression
Prana Shakti
Yoga Sutras and Tantra
Kundalini Shakti
Joyful Yoga

To become certified, POYP students will:

  • Complete all five 5-days modules which will be offered once per year
  • Choose their own pace for completing the modules, there is no timeframe for their completion
  • Choose the order in which they take the modules (though numbered for identification purposes, they need not be taken sequentially)
  • Attend all course hours for certification, unless other arrangements have been made
  • Complete a book report for each module
  • Complete 2 class plans for each module (the Joyful Yoga module is an exception) 
  • Write a take-home final examination once all five modules and assignments are completed

POYP fees have been set at very competitive rates relative to other trainings.

Individual modules - $600* (early registration) $650* (regular registration)
Advance payment all modules - $2600* (receive a 20% discount - one module free)
*HST will be added to all fees

Please Note:

Payment plans are available, a small administration fee of 5% will be added

Subsidies are available to eligible trainees

If you have any questions please contact Loren

 

 

 

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