300 Hour Teacher Training | Strength, Science, Inclusion

300-HR YTT

This training is appropriate for yoga/movement teachers and clinicians who want to integrate more strength, movement science, and inclusivity into what they do. This is training is 100% online, and includes a combination of recorded and live content.

Led by Kathryn Bruni-Young, Carly Stong, and an incredible faculty of guest teachers.

Two Ways To Join Us

We are currently accepting applications for the full 300-hour certification training. Each module has ten additional spaces available for people who can’t commit to the full training. 

Full Training Time Commitment

  • This training is spread out over a year to ensure every bite-size piece is well digested. Training begins April 10, 2021, and ends March 16, 2022.
  • We will meet twice a week (Tuesday and Thursday) and have a weekend intensive every other month.
  •  Tuesday 12-1 pm EST will be a live group class, participants (that’s you) will each have an opportunity to teach the live class and receive group feedback. Participants are expected to attend a minimum of 50% of these classes.
  •  Thursday 12-2 pm EST (sometimes 12-3 pm) will be a live workshop/Q&A with Kathryn, Carly, and the guest faculty members.
  •  This training also includes seven weekend intensives, these intensives will be hosted on Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 pm EST.

My mission is to help people become informed and inspired to challenge their brains and their bodies as they develop a movement practice that is safe, inclusive, compassionate, and empowering.”

Carly Stong

Weekend Intensives:

Each day 12-5pm EST

Weekend 1: April 10-11

Weekend 2: June 5-6

Weekend 3: August 7-8

Weekend 4 October 2-3

Weekend 5: November 20-21

Weekend 6: January 15-16

Weekend 7: March 12-13

Full Training Includes

  • A 300-hour Yoga Alliance certificate
  • 2 private sessions with Kathryn and Carly for 1-1 mentoring
  • Workshops with Kathryn, Carly, and world-class guest faculty (see below)
  • Weekly group class + feedback (Tuesdays 12-1pm EST)
  • Weekly workshop + Q&A (Thursdays 12-3pm EST)
  • 7 weekend intensives (dates listed above)
  • Access to all materials for one year after the training is finished
  • Access to a private online community for the duration of the training
  • Manual to complement videos
  • A combination of recorded content and live interaction
  • Accessible pricing, please note that prices are in CAD (folks from America get 30% off because of the exchange rate)
  • Flexible payment plans that can be spread out

Kathryn and Carly both pull from their many years of experience teaching yoga and movement, this training however is not heavily focused on asana practice. Rather, the group will focus on creating a mindful movement practice that can include asana, functional movement, mobility, and restoration. Sustainability and accessibility are more important than specific poses.

Weekend 1 – $799 CAD (40 hours)

April 10-11 from 12-5pm EST both days

* Each weekend includes a combination of lectures, discussion, practice teaching, and peer group work.

* 799 CAD is approx $631.00 USD

* Those who sign up for the individual module who wish to register Yoga Alliance CE hours must attend the live portions, attendance will be taken.

* Only participants signed up for the full training will have practice teaching opportunities with feedback.

Thursday Live Calls 12pm EST:

* These calls will always begin at 12pm EST and will range from 90-180 minutes.

April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Topics:

– Detailed discussions/information on strength training.

– Reps, sets, percentages of max etc… (strength training principles)

– Active/passive movement and mobility training.

– Practical exercise science and basics of adaptation.

– Pros/cons of alignment based teaching + where to go next.

– Upper body strength posture clinic

– Lower body strength posture clinic

– Strength program assignment with guidance

– Joint loading progressions for spine, hips, feet, wrists and knees

– Live Thursday discussions with Kathryn and Carly (dates listed above)

– Reading homework from required books

 

Required Readings:

BodyMind Movement By: Jennifer Pilotti

Yoga Biomechanics, Stretching Redefined By: Jules Mitchell

 

 

 

 

Weekend 2

June 5-6 from 12-5pm EST both days

* Each weekend includes a combination of lectures, discussion, practice teaching, and peer group work.

 

Thursday Live Calls 12pm EST:

* These calls will always begin at 12pm EST and will range from 90-180 minutes.

June 3, 10, 17

 

Topics:

– Cellular respiration, mechanics of breathing, oxygen exchange.

– Practical breath work for movemement classes.

– Core strength progression.

– 360 breathing, intra-abdominal-pressure.

– Post natal movement.

– Movement for pelvic health.

– Restorative down regulation core work.

– Asana application and group classes.

– Q&A + group discussion with Kathryn and Carly.

– Posture/movement clinics with Kathryn and Carly.

 

Guest Teachers:

Sasha Padron

Jennifer Snowdon

 

Required Reading:

 

Weekend 3

Aug 7-8 from 12-5pm EST both days.

* Each weekend includes a combination of lectures, discussion, practice teaching, and peer group work.

 

Thursday Live Calls 12pm EST:

* These calls will always begin at 12pm EST and will range from 90-180 minutes.

June 24, July 8, 15, 22, Aug 19

 

Topics:

– Anatomies and relevant history.

– Fascia research as it applys to the movement practice.

– Science of stretching and tissue adaptation.

– Injuries, hypermobility and safe tissue loading.

– Discussion of practical application of biomechanics.

– Assessing load in poses and movements.

– Asana application and group classes.

– Q&A + group discussion with Kathryn and Carly.

– Posture/movement clinics with Kathryn and Carly.

 

Guest Teachers:

Jules Mitchell

Kevin O’Connor

 

Required Readings:

Yoga Biomechanics, Stretching Redefined By: Jules Mitchell

 

Weekend 4

Oct 2-3 from 12-5pm EST both days

* Each weekend includes a combination of lectures, discussion, practice teaching, and peer group work.

 

Thursday Live Calls 12pm EST:

* These calls will always begin at 12pm EST and will range from 90-180 minutes.

Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

 

Topics:

– Anti-Oppression and power dynamics in yoga/movement.

– Cultural appropriation and how to do better.

– Redefining trauma informed movement.

– Considerations for folks experiencing grief.

– Movement for bigger bodies.

– Working with various populations and movement accessibility.

– Q&A + group discussion with Kathryn and Carly.

 

Guest Teachers:

jamilah malika

Christopher Bourke

Ophelia Rigault

Jesal Parikh & Tejal Patel

 

 

Required Readings:

 

 

Weekend 5

November 20-21 from 12-5pm EST both days

* Each weekend includes a combination of lectures, discussion, practice teaching, and peer group work.

 

Thursday Live Calls 12pm EST:

* These calls will always begin at 12pm EST and will range from 90-180 minutes.

Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11

 

Topics:

– What pain is and how pain occurs in the body.

– Moving beyond the cues “if this hurts don’t do it” and “do this if it feels good”.

– How to become more discerning when pain comes up.

– Basic pain neuroscience education.

– Discussion on safety, pain and what constitutes an injury.

– Case study assingment.

– Asana application and group classes.

– Q&A + group discussion with Kathryn and Carly.

 

Guest Teachers:

Neil Pearson

 

Required Readings:

 

Understand Pain and Live Well Again By: Neil Pearson

Recovery Strategies Guidebook By: Greg Lehman 

Weekend 6

January 15-16 from 12-5pm EST both days

* Each weekend includes a combination of lectures, discussion, practice teaching, and peer group work.

 

Thursday Live Calls 12pm EST:

* These calls will always begin at 12pm EST and will range from 90-180 minutes.

Dec 2, 9, 16, Jan 6, 13

 

Topics:

– The importance of email marketing and how to use email.

– Using Instagram and social media for good.

– Honing in on what you do and how to talk about your work online and in life.

– Marketing strageties to get people into your classes/courses.

– Clear branding, sifting through what you put out into the world.

– Q&A + group discussion with Kathryn and Carly.

– Class applications and group practice classes.

 

Guest Teachers:

Shanté Cofield

Weekend 7

March 12-13 | 2022

* Each weekend includes a combination of lectures, discussion, practice teaching, and peer group work.

 

Thursday Live Calls 12pm EST:

* These calls will always begin at 12pm EST and will range from 90-180 minutes.

Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10

 

Topics:

– Personal case study assignment.

– Restorative movement and it’s place in our practice.

– Embracing learning styles and tailoring classes to work for more people.

– Public speaking strategies.

– Cueing for clarity and accessibility.

– Asana application and group classes.

– Q&A + group discussion with Kathryn and Carly.

 

 

Guest Faculty

Neil Pearson

Neil is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and an experienced physical therapist and yoga therapist. Neil is co-editor of the textbook Yoga and Science in Pain Care, Treating the Person in Pain.

Jules Mitchell

Jules is an experienced yoga teacher and trainer with a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise Science and Biomechanics. Jules is the author of the book Yoga Biomechanics, Stretching Redefined.

jamilah malika

jamilah is the anti-oppression facilitator for New Leaf Foundation, Mindful Strength, and Mindfulness Without Borders. she is a proud member of the Brown Girls Yoga collective based in Toronto, and in addition to teaching trauma-informed, mindfulness-based yoga, she is a writer and an artist (SAIC MFA ‘19.)

Kevin O’Connor

He holds a Ph.D. at the intersections of performance studies and science and technology studies at the University of California, Davis. His research examines anatomies, body performance capacities, interventions, and imaginations in relation to science studies, including the material-bio-cultural tissue called fascia.

Ophelia Rigault

Ophelia is a grief educator, a yoga teacher, and a public speaker with over 2,000 hours under her belt. She is the host of ‘Thank The Grief it’s Friday’ radio show and connects to second-generation ancestral gift of spiritual insight and intuition

Christopher Bourke

Christopher is a movement instructor and mental health counselor.  He has worked in the field of mental health and addictions for over a decade and roots his teaching in that experience – placing a strong emphasis on practices that respect, support, and strengthen an individual’s innate resilience.

Sasha Padron

Sasha is a yoga teacher and birth doula with over 25 years of experience and has attended 700+ births. Her life’s work includes pre and post-natal care and how movement can influence strength, recovery, and resilience.

Jennifer Snowdon

Jennifer is a Buteyko Breathing Educator and a long time yoga teacher. Jennifer teaches Science of Breath workshops, as well as works with people one-on-one to optimize their breathing.

Tejal Patel and Jesal Parikh

Tejal and Jesal host the Yoga is Dead Podcast, a  revolutionary podcast that explores power, privilege, fair pay, harassment, race, cultural appropriation, and capitalism in the yoga and wellness worlds. Tejal and Jesal are both yoga teachers and educators and will lead a cultural appropriation module for this training.

Shanté Cofield

Shanté is the creator of The Movement Maestro LLC, a social-media based company that provides both online and in-person education for movement professionals. Since starting The Movement Maestro LLC, They have amassed a social media following of over 58,000 awesome individuals, which has lead to international speaking opportunities including Dubai, New Zealand, and Australia. 

Full Training Price $4500 CAD

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