The Art of Teaching

Leading Yoga Wisdom Circles (The Art of Teaching)

If you have ever dreamed of leading a retreat or stepping on the road to becoming a trainer, this course is for you! Being a trainer and leading talk Yoga sessions is very different from leading a movement-based experience.

As a new trainer, you may rightly worry about:

  • making Yoga about rules as opposed to a living exploration
  • being a talking head
  • not having a background in education
  • getting out of your depth

I’ve been teaching in a variety of contexts for my whole career, and have an MA in Education. I’m passionate about good teaching! I’ve taught taught Pedagogy 101 for Yoga Teachers at the Toronto Yoga Conference, the Whistler Yoga Conference and at through the Akhanda Apprenticeship and Beginning Trainers program.

At the end of this course, you’ll feel excited to meet the challenge of leading groups in discussions about Yoga wisdom that apply to their unique and busy lives, and will leave with a plan that you’ve tested in your practicum that would fit perfectly with the retreat or course you envision offering.

As a bonus, when Yoga Alliance brings forward mandatory education for aspiring YTT trainers in Pedagogy, you’ll be ready with your 12-hour certificate in the Art of Teaching.

Fee: $297 for the 12-hour course (live on Zoom)

Upcoming Dates: March 12 & 13 and April 2 & 3, 2022

Timing: 10:00am – 1:30pm Pacific Time (1:00pm – 4:30pm Eastern Time)


Step Toward Becoming a Trainer

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • plan an interactive lesson that will have impact
  • start each session with a high point of engagement and connection
  • create an interactive atmosphere of learning in community
  • make every session embodied
  • address different learning styles
  • design assessments that are fun and lead to even more teachable moments
  • embrace the jazz of teaching – co-creating the lesson in real life with a group
  • bring sessions to a satisfying conclusion and closing
  • design a short course curriculum
  • and much more!

From Revelation to Insight gathered me in right from the beginning, renewing and re-inspiring my study of the ageless wisdom teachings of the Vedas and Bhagavad Gita. For a new student this is a rich course ideal for learning the essence of these texts. For the practiced student/teacher, diving into deeper study, you are reignited and enriched with the depth of these teachings. You gain clear confidence to bring the key principles of them into your own class offerings. Chétana’s masterful guidance throughout the course makes this online format of study supportive, clear and easy to follow. Her depth of knowledge shines during the personable online lectures and the practices of mantra, meditation and ritual.

Catherine Nelson-Reid, Yoga Teacher and Trainer, Calgary (Canada)

I had a great experience with this course. I especially liked that after listening to Chétana talk on a video you could then read the lecture notes, so anything you didn’t grasp from listening was written. It’s great also that you can watch the video as many times as you like. My favourite part of the course was the section on the Bhagavad Gita. Chétana’s love knowledge of this text shone through and helped me to grasp it further. I personally use ritual often and so loved the opportunity to practice an ancestral ceremony with Chétana, and I actually repeated it a few times while I was completing the course. It’s a beautiful practice. I’m grateful to Chétana for sharing her years of studying the sacred texts with us. I defiantly feel now that I understand better the history of yoga, how it developed and changed and how to integrate it better into my life. It leaves me with new inspiration. Thank you, Chétana.

Victoria (Bhashini) Simpson, Yoga Teacher, Berlin (Germany)

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