Teacher Training Info
Empowered Yoga Teacher Training Edmonton
Created by Michele Theoret, Empowered Yoga offers non-dogmatic programs, combining yoga and mindfulness practices with modern psychology and movement paradigms in order to create courses, classes and workshops which are relevant, flexible and empowering. Through offering both education and experiences we provide tools that allow you to be more engaged in your moment-to-moment experiences, getting out of your head and into your heart and body.
Empowered Yoga also now offers an 800HR Yoga Therapy & Wellness certification (not-affiliated or registered with the Yoga Alliance)
In addition to the above program Empowered Yoga offers many courses, workshops, retreats and an online studio with classes, courses and trainings.
We recognize that some of these practices are thousands of years old, and the world was a very different place then. We live differently now, have access to more information, and have made quantum leaps in modern medicine, neuroscience and technology. Our vision is to extract meaning and context from the ancient practices and combine this with modern advancements in kinesiology, biomechanics, psychology and functional movement. We empower teachers and students with a balanced education, effective stress management and self-care tools in order to take control of their wellness, shifting from survive to THRIVE.
Movement is medicine. Health and wellness programs that do not acknowledge movement as an essential component of wellness or that do not effectively integrate modern movement paradigms into their thousand-year old philosophies lack the empowering dialogue essential for transformation and evolution. Meditation is medicine, as it creates fertile space required for creativity and connection, any health and fitness regime that does not include psychological health is incomplete. Food is medicine, any diet or prescription that neglects nourishment through whole foods as an essential component of healing is irresponsible. Finally we are born from and interconnected with mother earth, she sustains us, nourishes us, and supports us. The recognition of our place in this miraculous universe: our roots, is the foundation for which health and wellness is born.