We at Northshore School of Yoga have decided to not work with Yoga Alliance anymore. Why? Yoga is not regulated and the yoga alliance has never contributed to our advancement as teachers and does nothing to enrich yoga schools.
We have designed our own training module that does not acknowledge the 200/300hr model. During this pandemic I asked myself “what would offering 200hr trainings do for the community? The market is already so saturated and has taken a huge blow this year as many studios are closing their doors and leaving teachers out of work. In an effort to support the current teachers that are out there, we have designed a series of modules to support the advancement of teachers that currently are in the field.
We are changing the game by accepting a new group of people into it. Personal trainers, health care providers and body workers have studied the body in more depth than a majority of 200hr graduates. If you are in one of these fields, we invite you to take our 100hr immersion to add teaching yoga to your tool belt. This is a more time efficient and affordable way of getting certified for both students and teacher trainers. If you have taken a 200hr training and wish to start training with us, we have a number of modules available to you from a full course in anatomy, the study of functional alignment and body variation, a therapeutics course consisting of restorative/yin and subtle body in-depth study, a course on developing master classes, and ethics.
Overall we wish to provide the community with rich material, in a way that supports the market sustainably. Interested in our courses and want to know where to begin? Email us to discuss what is the best approach for your unique development. We are here to support you and believe we are in this together. Our modules will be mostly if not purely virtual indefinitely to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
WHO WE ENROLL
Already a specialist?
Our program is designed to welcome professionals who work with the body already, providing them with the teachings of yoga to compliment their practice and/or add teaching yoga to their tool belt. We ask that you have been practicing yoga for at least three years and have a regular practice.
Yoga Immersion 100 Hour Program:
Personal trainers / exercise science graduates
Physical therapists / physical therapist assistants
Health care providers
Continuing Education Modules:
200hr yoga graduates from other schools
Yoga Immersion graduates
*Our program is designed to help our students build their education in a way that supports them. Please email us so we can help you find the best placement for your journey through education. Not in these fields and still want to learn to teach? We can suggest a series of routes you can take to do so.
Complete 100-Hour Yoga Immersion Program
100-HOUR YOGA IMMERSION PROGRAM
This 100 hour course was designed to integrate movement/health/wellness practitioners into the yoga field. This condensed, yet rich course, will consist of two weekends a month for three months. We will dive deep into the ancient and more modern teachings of yoga. Topics will include subtle body and yoga sutra study, dharma talk and meditation, the poses of yoga, the role of the teacher, understanding Sanskrit terms, sequencing, and more. Both Marc St Pierre and Hilary Richard are talented and dedicated students and teachers of yoga with a passion for building community. We expect students to be fully “On” for this program and to have a regular practice, especially during the training. Besides the 100 hours of class time with your trainers, there will be weekly assignments such as reading, filming of yourself teaching, take home quizzes etc. This program will be virtual through the zoom platform, with the possibility of a few in person meetups to practice teaching depending on the latest updates with covid-19. The safety of our staff and students is our top priority.
Already completed your 100-Hour Yoga Immersion Program or another 200-Hour Teacher Training? Try our modules.
**All modules can be taken without a teacher training background, if you are looking to just enhance your own practice and knowledge.**
This is a full course on anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. Become a more knowledgeable teacher and enrich your own practice with a broad understanding of the human body. This is a 35 hour course and takes place over two weekends and two test days.
This 100 hour course was designed to integrate movement/health/wellness practitioners into the yoga field. This condensed, yet rich course, will consist of two weekends a month for three months with one of the weekends being an intensive. Dive deep into the ancient and more modern teachings of yoga. Topics will include subtle body and yoga sutra study, dharma talk and meditation, the poses of yoga, the role of the teacher, understanding Sanskrit terms and more. Both Marc St Pierre and Hilary Richard are talented and dedicated students and teachers of yoga with a passion for building community.
THE MASTER CLASS
Explore more advanced poses for your own practice and for your students. We will explore how to build a practice that safely and sustainably supports a “peak pose”. Beyond asana, we will discuss weaving in themes through dharma and philosophy. This is a 50 hour course.
THE UNIQUE BODY
Once you learn anatomy the fun begins. Functional alignment is in opposition to alignment that goes by the rules. The study of functional alignment is an ongoing study of body variation, ailments and imbalances, and postural analysis. Finding what feels “right” for each student involves knowledge of variation by teacher, trust and conversation between student and teacher, and encouraging students to educate themselves on their own body. This is a 50 hour course.
YOGA OF THERAPEUTIC VALUE
A complete look at the nourishing aspects and variations of yoga that go beyond the “gym”. Softer modalities such as restorative yoga and yin yoga will be studied in detail, along with a full course of the subtle body, eastern medicine, and the nervous system. This is a 50 hour course.
THE DEEPER WORK
Yoga has made many transformations over the years and with that has come with many scandals and cultural appropriation. This ethics class examines the roll of the teacher in modern times in this country. From an examination of the Yamas and Niyamas, to a reexamination of the safety and effectiveness of assists, students are encouraged to think beyond what they have experienced in the yoga world. This is a 30 hour course.
OUR MASTER INSTRUCTORS
Hilary Richard (ERYT 500) is a multi-modality skilled teacher who lives in Cape Ann. Her instruction inspires others to look at their own practice in a way that nourishes their particular body and needs. With a belief that teachers should not put out work that is one-size-fits-all only, she has done extensive research of the many variations in the body from ailments, bone/joint variation, etc. Hilary encourages her students to question everything, and to cultivate bodily intuition. Knowledge is power, and absolutism is ignorance. She has earned a lot of respect in the area through her thoughtful teachings.
MARC ST PIERRE
Marc St Pierre (ERYT500) has over 20 years of experience teaching yoga. He’s lead trainings, retreats, and festivals worldwide and has earned the reputation as “a teacher’s teacher.”
Having studied styles from Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, yoga therapeutics as well as having been a certified Anusara Yoga teacher, Marc adapted his teaching; ultimately employing yoga asana as a practice of awareness.
The aim being; a practice that benefits wholistic well being.
Teaching the “hows” and “whys” of movement & anatomy, students can transpose these theories into physical experience. This empowers students to identify their own body’s needs and meet them.
This process fosters the deepening and expansion of practice in an informed, safe and blissful way.
Marc views yoga as a celebration. Each of us embracing our abilities while still including any limitations with mindfulness, nurturing support and inspiration.
Marc demonstrates dexterous skill in linking yoga asana with yoga philosophy and guides his students to their own path where wisdom and profound respect and love of practice arise from the heart.
"Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners"