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Movement & Yoga Teacher Training in Dartmouth & Halifax, Nova Scotia

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment? Our 300h Movement and yoga Teacher Training (MTT) offers a pathway to not only deepen your understanding of these practices but also to enrich your mindful life. Discover the benefits of teacher training, its application to modern society, and the unique opportunities of a blend of in person and online schedule to meet our modern world. Join our studio, The Practice, on Lake Banook in picturesque Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Discover how a unique variety of movements which use discomfort to meet reaction and promote the regulation of your nervous system that is rooted in accessible and somatic principles, can unlock your potential to lead in today's world.


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The Benefits of Movement & Yoga Teacher Training

The Transformational Journey Begins

Teacher training is not just about learning to teach yoga and movement; it's a profound journey of personal growth and empowerment. You'll deepen your own personal practice by exploring the depths of yoga and movement. You'll learn teaching skills by gaining the knowledge and skills to guide others safely and effectively. You'll increase your mind-body connection by developing a deeper connection between mind and body, fostering greater mindfulness.

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Yoga & Movement Teacher Training in Halifax & Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: A Hub of Wellness

The Beauty of Atlantic Canada

Dartmouth, nestled in Atlantic Canada, offers an ideal backdrop for teacher training. One of the most enriching aspects of training in this region is the sense of community it fosters:

  • Community Connection: Teacher training programs in Dartmouth are renowned for their close-knit communities. As you embark on your journey, you'll find yourself among like-minded individuals who share your passion for movement and yoga, wellness, health, and passion for the outdoors.

  • Supportive Environment: The warmth and friendliness of the local wellness community are palpable. Our team forms bonds that extend beyond the training period. These connections can provide a support network that lasts a lifetime.

  • Collaboration and Growth: The spirit of collaboration and growth is at the heart of this community. Instructors often encourage trainees to explore and experiment, fostering an environment of creativity and innovation.

  • Shared Experiences: The challenges and triumphs you'll experience during your training become shared milestones within the community. Whether it's mastering a challenging pose, overcoming self-doubt, or celebrating graduation, these experiences are often celebrated together.

  • Local Wisdom: Halifax and Dartmouth are home to experienced yoga and movement practitioners. You'll have the opportunity to learn not only from your training instructors but also from seasoned local teachers who bring their unique wisdom and expertise to the community.

  • Giving Back: Many trainees find that being part of this vibrant community inspires them to give back. Whether it's through volunteer work, teaching, or organizing wellness events, the desire to contribute to the well-being of others becomes a driving force.

In essence, teacher training goes beyond the acquisition of technical skills; it's a holistic experience that nourishes the soul. The bonds formed within this community become a source of inspiration, encouragement, and lifelong friendships. As you journey through your training, you'll find that the sense of belonging to this tight-knit wellness community is a remarkable and enduring gift



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Online Learning: Flexibility Meets Transformation

Modern Learning for Modern Lifestyles

An accessible teaching schedule, combining both in-person and online training components, presents numerous advantages that cater to the demands of modern life:

  • Hands-On Experience: In-person training provides invaluable hands-on experience. It's during these face-to-face sessions that you can refine your teaching skills through direct interaction with instructors and peers. The ability to receive immediate feedback and adjustments is a powerful learning tool.

  • Somatic Awareness: Physical presence in a classroom environment enhances somatic awareness. You'll have the opportunity to delve deeper into the mind-body connection, fine-tuning your ability to read and respond to the unique needs of your future students.

  • Networking Opportunities: In-person training fosters networking opportunities. You'll meet fellow trainees and experienced instructors, establishing connections that can support your journey as a teacher. These connections can lead to collaborative teaching opportunities, workshops, or mentorships.

  • Community Building: Training in a physical studio setting often builds a strong sense of community. You'll form bonds with your peers as you share the journey of growth and discovery. These connections can extend beyond training, providing a supportive network in your teaching career.

  • Structured Learning: In-person sessions offer a structured and immersive learning experience. You'll follow a set schedule, allowing for deep dives into various aspects of movement and yoga. This structure can be particularly beneficial for individuals who thrive on routine and discipline.

  • Online Flexibility: Online components offer flexibility. Modern life can be hectic, and online modules enable you to balance your training with work, family, and other commitments. You can access course materials and lectures at your own pace, making it easier to absorb and integrate the knowledge.



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Accessible and Somatic Principles: Wellness for All

Mindful Teaching for a Modern Society

In today's fast-paced and overstimulated society, the need for accessible and somatic approaches to movement and yoga has never been greater. This approach focuses on nurturing the mind-body connection and regulating the nervous system, which is particularly relevant given the daily stresses and sensory overload many individuals experience.

  • Somatic Awareness: Somatic practices are centered on cultivating somatic awareness. This means being fully present in the body, allowing us to listen to its signals, sensations, and needs. In a world where distractions abound, this mindfulness practice is a sanctuary. It helps students tune into their bodies, fostering self-awareness and self-regulation.

  • Regulation of the Nervous System: The nervous system is the body's internal regulator, responsible for managing stress responses and maintaining balance. In our hyper-connected society, stress levels can be chronically elevated. Accessible and somatic practices, such as breathwork, gentle movement, and mindfulness meditation, offer students tools to regulate their nervous systems. This can reduce stress, anxiety, and the physical toll of a fast-paced lifestyle.

  • Meeting Students Where They Are: Inclusive teaching is a cornerstone of this approach. It acknowledges that each student is unique, with different physical abilities, backgrounds, and sensitivities. Accessible teaching methods ensure that everyone, regardless of age, physical condition, or prior experience, can participate and benefit from movement and yoga practices.

  • Empowering Self-Care: In an overstimulated society, self-care is paramount. Accessible and somatic approaches empower students to take charge of their well-being. They learn techniques they can use in their daily lives to manage stress, alleviate discomfort, and enhance their overall quality of life.

  • Creating Safe Spaces: The somatic and accessible approach emphasizes the importance of creating safe and welcoming spaces. These spaces allow students to explore movement and yoga free from judgment or competition. Such environments are rare in a society that often pressures individuals to excel and perform.

  • Resilience and Adaptability: As students progress in their somatic and accessible practice, they develop resilience and adaptability. These qualities are vital in a world characterized by constant change and unpredictability. By learning to navigate physical and mental challenges on the mat, students become better equipped to handle the complexities of modern life.

  • Holistic Wellness: Beyond the physical, accessible and somatic approaches address holistic wellness. They recognize that mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being are equally important. These practices offer tools for cultivating a balanced and fulfilling life in an overstimulated world.

In essence, the somatic and accessible approach to our movement and yoga teaching is a balm for the challenges posed by our overstimulated society. It provides students with the means to reconnect with themselves, regulate their nervous systems, and navigate the demands of modern life with grace and resilience. By meeting students where they are, this approach makes wellness and mindfulness accessible to all, regardless of the external chaos that may surround them.