Functional Movement and Mindful Strength: 50 Hour Certification for Yoga Teachers

Join us for a 6-day intensive this August to upgrade your yoga training!

– Would you like to add mindful strengthening components to your yoga classes?
– Are you interested in teaching your students functional movements that will serve them in their everyday life?
– Have you heard of biotensegrity, and wonder how this concept relates to the strength and function of your own body?

This certification will cover all these topics and more!

This 50 hour certification can be used as a standalone certificate program for yoga teachers, or as Part Two of the Advanced Myofascial Yoga and Biotensegrity 300 hour YA registered yoga certification program.

The information in this workshop is particularly valuable these days as modern yoga often emphasizes extreme flexibility which, when not balanced with strengthening practices, can cause injury. During this workshop you will learn the importance of appropriate mobility balanced with functional strength, and how to teach with this in mind.

By the end of this 6-day training, you will feel confident in:

~ teaching the principles of biotensegrity to your yoga students

~ understanding the concept and importance of functional movements

~ cueing appropriate ranges of movement for a variety of body types (especially hypermobile populations)

~ strengthening efficiently and safely by using appropriate and progressive loading in yoga poses

~ teaching the science of mindfulness and how the brain, nervous system, and movement all go together

~ balancing strength and flexibility in a way that supports your lifestyle, as well as how to empower your yoga students to do the same


Dates: August 21 – 26, 2018 (Tuesday through Sunday)

Next Dates: May 2nd – 7th 2020 (Saturday to Thursday)

Times: 9am to 5pm each day

Location: Okotoks Alberta

Early bird rate (if registered prior to July 21)  ~$699
Regular rate ~$899

Guest teachers:

Joanne Avision is back! Joanne is one of the world’s leading experts on biotensegrity and fascia science. She will walk us through the importance of the principles of biotensegrity in relation to overall strength and function in yoga practice.


Gaston Schaeffer is a biomechanist and former athletic trainer. He will teach us the science of PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) and show us how to track our students’ bodies so that we can match their strength with the appropriate poses to support them in the success of their practice.


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