nU LEVEL - 200HR RYT®
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
ready to take your practice to a nu level?
Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training offers a dynamic and unique experience unlike any other.
Suited for the millennial pace and tastes, the training is designed for the modern day yogi who wants to deepen their practice and acquire the tools to become a skillful and soulful yoga teacher.
Sweat, Strength and Soul is our foundation here at NU yoga. Our teachers encourage you to step onto your mat with resilience and determination of body and mind. With this foundation at the forefront of the training, our uniquely qualified squad of trainers will teach you how to level up and lead with conviction as an empowered NU yoga teacher.
This training is for you if you want to deepen your practice or aspire to be an empowered, skillful and soulful yoga teacher. Get ready to drop the excuses, step into your skin and channel your inner boss.
This is the NU way of yoga.
what makes NU's YTT unique?
NU SKILLS + ADVANCED SEQUENCING
Learn NU Levels, a system to teach each asana (posture) from the bottom to the top.
Over 100 asanas which includes a wide scope of variations and modifications from
traditional to more advanced asanas.
Learn anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics through basic movement foundations and terminology. Learn energetic anatomy: chakras, nadis, bandhas and much more!
Weekend immersion of demos, adjustments, and practice teaching to feel comfortable and
confident in your hands-on approach to your teaching.
Learn NU Skills to lead your classes like a BO$$ from experienced and expert teachers.
Including, but not limited to: language and communication skills, theming, approaches for different
class and skill levels, and much more!
Learn how to teach vinyasa Soul Flow classes.
How to address each individual body and the class as a whole, while offering creative and fresh sequences, from beginner to advanced skill levels.
SWEAT STRENGTH SOUL
Learn how to teach NU's signature class Sweat Strength Soul.
How to structure and sequence each class level from lite to hardcore, how to create 🔥 playlists,
how to use your voice and language to command and empower a room, and
additional tips on how to teach the Sweat Strength Soul way.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Explore social media marketing with Instagram influencer Annelie Gutgesell.
This three-hour workshop will dive into: how to build your social media brand,
understand your target audience, the importance of authenticity, understanding social media platforms (emphasis on Instagram), photo and video editing, and much more!
Explore how issues of race, privilege, accessibility and appropriation impact
the wellness community and its service users. The session will challenge you to consider
ways you can create inclusive yoga classes through the use of language, modifications and a deep understanding and respect for the origins of yoga.
RESTORATIVE + YIN YOGA
Introduction to the fundamentals of Yin and Restorative Yoga.
How both styles encourage a well-rounded, mindful and meditative practice, through emphasizing
breath-work and the use of props. Learn why and how these two styles are the perfect complement to any strong movement practice, from classes like Sweat Strength Soul to strength training.
PHILOSOPHY + LIFESTYLE
Introduction to the history of yoga, yogic texts, meditation, mantras, mindfulness, and an in-depth exploration of the Yamas and Niyamas—applying traditional yogic wisdom to a contemporary lifestyle.
BUSINESS OF YOGA
Learn how to get started teaching yoga and grow your classes and income.
How to create workshops, teach privates, corporates, and excel in a studio setting.
Techniques + Training
Seated + Supine Postures
Standing + Standing Balancing Postures
Inversions + Backbends
Sun + Moon Salutations
Pranayama Techniques + Practices
Meditation, Mantras + Mindfulness Practices
Anatomy, Physiology + Subtle Body
Anatomy: Bones, Joints + Muscles
Physiology: Body Systems
Biomechanics: Bone Safety
Basic Movement Foundation + Terminology
Subtle Body: Chakras, Bandhas, Kleshas, Vayus, Nadi’s + Koshas
Yogic Philosophy, Lifestyle + Ethics
Intro to History of Yoga, Vedas + Bhagavad Gita
Exploration of The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Fundamentals of Yin + Restorative Yoga
Applying + Upholding the Ethics of Yoga
NU Skills: Qualities of a NU Yoga Teacher
Principles of Adjustments + Hands-on-Assists
Structure + Sequencing Vinyasa Soul Flow Classes
Structure + Sequencing Sweat Strength Soul Classes
The Business of Yoga
Social Media Marketing
Continuous Practice Teach Asana Labs
Teach Vinyasa Soul Flow yoga class
Teach Sweat Strength Soul yoga class
Teach Meditation and Pranayama
Shadow Assisting a Yoga Class
Observing a Yoga Class
The curriculum goes above and beyond what is required by Yoga Alliance standards, providing not only the foundational tools you need as a yoga teacher but additional skills that will propel you forward into your yoga practice or career. We are confident that you will leave this training as a skillful and soulful yoga teacher, leaving with the same confidence and conviction our squad of trainers and teachers here at NU bring to their classes.
Once successfully passing our 200-hour yoga teacher training program, you will be certified to teach yoga anywhere in the world. You will be given the direction and the necessary steps needed for you to register with Yoga Alliance, if you wish, as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.
Full participation is required to complete the program. This is a content-heavy curriculum that requires your commitment to seeing it through until the end. We do understand that life happens and time may be missed due to emergencies, our make-up policy requires you to schedule missed hours through a private session(s) with your trainer at an additional cost.
Trainees will also be required to attend a minimum of 20 classes during the course of the training with any of the assigned faculty teachers. Students who do not attend their 20 classes within the course of the training will not receive their certification until completed. If you do not complete the required classes by the end of your training, you must purchase drop-in classes to complete the 20-class requirement.
Once all requirements are complete and tuition is paid in full, students will be acknowledged as a NU LEVEL yoga teacher. Our yoga teacher certification is designed to fulfill the requirements necessary to become a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher (RYT). Graduates can apply for Yoga Alliance certification once they have received their NU certificate. Bonus, as a NU graduate you will receive 20% off auto-renew packages, and 10% off all workshops, events, and merchandise.
Contemporary yoga educator, trainer and life coach; passionate about personal leadership and dedicated to freedom of the heart and mind. Over the past decade Cass has trained and taught in the U.S., India, Israel, Costa Rica and full time in the outskirts of Toronto. She weaves spiritual principles with practical tools in her teachings to illuminate your own inner wisdom, while packing a powerful punch to waking up and showing up to an inspired life—on your own terms.
In addition to completing her 200 hour YTT, Danielle is certified to teach restorative yoga, meditation, and kid’s yoga, with a yin training on the horizon. There is so much more to yoga than the asanas, and Danielle is passionate about sharing the rich teachings of yoga philosophy, pranayama, energetics, and meditation - that have impacted her life in such a positive way - with others. Her goal is to make these teachings and practices accessible and relatable so that students can apply them to everyday life, finding strength + focus + clarity through stillness.
Growing up immersed in gymnastics and dance, I've always been intrigued on how the body looks, feels and preforms. I have studied the mind body connection through: Musical Theatre, obtained a Natural Health license majoring in Aromatherapy and Reflexology, Reiki Master certified, Baptiste Power Yoga trained, Level 3 Thai Bodywork, and currently becoming a Registered Massage Therapist by 2020. As a Holistic therapist, I believe studying the body as a whole is the only way to find balance and source out the core issues that cause discomfort or dis-ease.
Fourteen years of practice, four years of teaching, and a lifetime of learning: that's me in a nutshell, your friendly neighbourhood yogi. I've taught in the GTA and Southeast Asia teaching Hatha, and have grown my yoga through shifting towards a practice that encourages being in stillness and managing self-distraction. Yin and Restorative teaches us how to balance the hectic pace of the outside world with the quiet of our inner selves — a concept that is challenging, sometimes uncomfortable, but altogether powerful and rewarding.
After playing hockey competitively for 10 years, Annelie was introduced to yoga in 2014 after struggling to find physical activity to commit to after she retired. Wanting to deepen her own practice, Annelie completed her Yoga Teacher Training through Soma Yoga Institute in 2017. Annelie believes yoga is not confined within the four corners of the mat, but transcends into every day life. Annelie aspires to help others strengthen their own body awareness, and create a deeper connection between ones’ mind, body, and soul.
Nya Daley is a Toronto based 300hr RYT and Social Worker. When she is not on her mat she is a Parenting Enhancement Therapist at Surrey Place. Nya’s educational background includes an MA in Social Work from the University of Windsor and a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA. Since 2010 she has worked in the social service sector with justice involved youth, adults with Intellectual Disabilities, child welfare involved families and juveniles who’ve committed sexual offences. Integrating her love of yoga and commitment to social justice, Nya founded Soulga, in February 2019, a community that offers accessible, inclusive and affordable yoga classes led by teachers of colour in the GTA.
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Excludes Holiday Weekends.
NU yoga offers three participants one free scholarship and two partial scholarship -
receiving 50% off full tuition - per training.
Our scholarship is a way to provide the knowledge and skills
of yoga to a BIPOC who will continue to share the practice of yoga with their community.
HOW TO APPLY
Create a 2-5 minute video of yourself answering the following questions, and attach it to the following scholarship application:
Do you identify as a BIPOC?
How long have you been practicing yoga?
How does your identity impact your practice and your connection to the yoga community?
Please explain why you are interested in NU Level 200-Hour Teacher Training and how you will share this knowledge and skills with your community.
Your application must be submitted by TO BE ANNOUNCED, for the NU Level 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Winter 2021. All applicants will be notified and informed of the acceptance of their scholarship at this time.
EARLY BIRD (Before TBA): CDN $3,000 +tax
REGULAR (After TBA): CDN $3,500 +tax
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place in the training.
The deposit is applied toward the tuition balance.
Full tuition is due by TBA.
200-Hour NU Level Certification
NU Level Yoga Teacher Training Manual
Option to be certified under the largest non-profit association of yoga teachers and schools, Yoga Alliance. This will allow you to teach yoga anywhere in the world!
Unlimited pass at NU yoga Studio during the duration of the program.
NU Trainer Special $$$ - After completion of training, receive 20% Auto Renew classes at NU yoga studio. BONUS, 10% discount towards workshops, events, and merchandise!