Become Horse Wisdom Yoga® Certified

"Yoga is a light which, once lit, will never die." - B.K.S. Iyengar

Now Taking Applications - Please Download Your Application Below, Complete and Return to us at info@thebigredbarn.ca  (seasonal accommodations are available on-site for up to 4 out of town students)

Start the path of becoming Horse Wisdom Yoga® Certified! (10% discount -over $650 savings -when enrolling for full certification path of both 200 Hr YTT and HWY Intensive)

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program ~The Art of Sadhana

November 2019-March 2020

(Yoga Alliance Approved for RYT 200

Join us for an incredible, one of a kind, Soul guided adventure into the eight limbs of yoga as you embark on the life changing path of personal and professional development. Join our authentic community (Sangha) while we explore  Yoga and the Art of Sadhana (daily spiritual practice). Deepen your practice and shine as an illuminated and empowered teacher, as you learn the many elements of this ancient practice surrounded by the energy of Nature and Horses on our farm sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the teachings as lead teacher trainer, Fotini Chandrika Walton joined by guest teachers and other creative surprises, guide this transformative journey! Leave the farm not "doing yoga" but BEING yoga every day, on and off the mat! . Learn how to create and hold space for your practice, classes and students and evolve on your personal and professional path through intention, connection and communication. Become introduced to Ayurveda (the healing branch of Yoga) and how to bring this powerful science into your life and your practice. Be supported by your Sangha of humans, animals and Nature, on your journey of learning and self-discovery! Get creative and connect with your authentic self through expressive arts, inspired by your Yoga Teacher Training experience. Ready to share Yoga? Connect deeply with your Buddhi wisdom (inner teacher) as you plan your Soul marketing and social media outreach for your unique services and offerings. 

This program meets the requirements for foundation teacher training with the International Yoga Alliance.  You will be equipped to develop and share spiritually focused yoga designed for the general adult population at the beginner to intermediate levels (this may vary depending on your previous experience with yoga and your current practice).

Tuition $4,297 plus hst ($500 non refundable deposit secures your spot. Balance due in 3 equal payments over the span of the training).  Canadian students, your tuition is fully tax deductible (T2202 will be provided)

(you will be required to purchase some textbooks)

This unique opportunity for your personal and professional expansion includes:

*  Yoga Teacher Training that meets the requirements of the RYT 200 International Yoga Alliance accreditation

*  In depth training and resource manual

*  Structured and supported reading and written assignments in between on site trainings

*  Supportive container to hold your expressive art reflections on your teacher training path

*  Small training group to support a deep and personal learning experience, with a maximum of 6 people

*  Five 4 day on site training retreats with Fotini Chandrika 

(Nov 1-4, Nov 29-Dec2, Jan 10-13, Jan 31-Feb 3 & Mar6-9 Fri - Mon 10:00am - 6:00pm)

*   Surprise guest teachers and experiences!

*  Home made, healthy vegan lunches during retreats, water, tea and light snacks.

   (organic lunch ingredients are grown on our land, when in season)

*  3 one on one private coaching sessions with Fotini Chandrika during training (via telephone or in person)

*  Access to private group online support and training forum for duration of training with your training group and lead teacher

*  Guided and supported practicum to embody your teaching practice

*  Annual "Satsang" (the coming together of our teachers), to celebrate the journey of Yoga life!

*  A fun, life changing learning and self discovery experience!

This program (or an equivalent program from another training centre, is required to become Horse Wisdom Yoga® Certified.

Are you ready to deepen your practice? Become Horse Wisdom Yoga® Certified!

2020 On-Site Dates:June 11-15, July 9-13, August 13-17

(Yoga Alliance Approved as a Continuing Education Provider)

~Now Taking Registration - Please download the Application Form at the top of this page and return to us along with a copy of your Yoga Teacher Training Certificate(s) at info@thebigredbarn.ca~

Working together with Fotini Chandrika Walton and the Herd of Horse Teachers during this 5 day experience, you will access your raw intuition to deepen and develop your yoga practice with an invitation to partner with Horses. Included in this experience is:

*Join us on site for 5 days from 10am-6pm each day

*Receive in depth training manual along with over a dozen Horse Wisdom Yoga® Activities.

*Learn how to build a relationship with your Horse that is conducive to the practice

*Practice mantra with Horses as they guide you to a greater understanding of the power of sound

*Recognize the invitation from Horses to connect within their world

*Become a listener of Horses and of Life.

*Connect with the DIvine within your Self and all Living Beings.

*Practice meditation with Horses as they visually demonstrate how the "mind-stuff" shows up in our practice and classrooms/studios

*Practice pranayama with Horses as they emphasize the importance of our breath

*See how heart energy works and how we can experience deeper connections in our relationships and our Self

* Increase connection with your students, while setting healthy boundaries

* Reduce compassion fatigue through self care and spiritual practice

*See the power of Sankalpa (intention)

*Connect with higher consciousness and further develop intuition

*Be creative and have fun in nature

* Become the total essence of yoga

*  Home made, healthy vegan lunches during retreats, water, tea and light snacks.

   (organic lunch ingredients are grown on our land, when in season)

*  Guided and supported practicum to embody your teaching practice

*  Horse Wisdom Yoga ® Certified Teacher logo to display on your website and marketing material

*  Unlimited access to our private online Sangha for ongoing support and mentorship as a Horse Wisdom Yoga ® Certified Teacher

*  Opportunity to be featured on our Horse Wisdom Yoga® Certified Teacher Alumni Directory

*  Annual "Satsang" (the coming together of our teachers), to celebrate the journey of Yoga life!

*  A fun, life changing learning and self discovery experience!

All of our exercises can be translated into skills/philosophies/tools to bring into the classroom/studio as Teacher or during private intuitive sessions working 1:1 with Horses.

Space is limited to 4 people.

Tuition $2,395 plus hst ($500 non refundable deposit secures your spot. Balance due 2 weeks prior to on site training)

(all materials are included)

 

*Please note that this is not Yoga on Horseback. All exercises are done on the ground. No Horse experience is necessary. 

Evidence-Based Research to support Horse Wisdom Yoga®

Research on Mindfulness

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/07-08/ce-corner.aspx

Yoga Health Benefits

https://www.vox.com/2015/7/22/9012075/yoga-health-benefits-exercise-science

Horses and Mindfulness

http://psychosocial.com/IJPR_17/Horses_and_Mindfulness_Burgon.htm

Heart Math Institute - Human Heart Rate Variability in the Presence of Horses

https://www.heartmath.org/resources/downloads/heart-heart-communication-horses/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0737080610005514

 

http://isar.dk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Dr_Kaye_Article.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Teacher, Malachi, ready to guide your Horse Wisdom Yoga experience.

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