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Perspectives in Yoga
200 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program
Perspectives in Yoga - Introduction
Our intention is to cultivate your passion for yoga and foster your ability to prepare
thoughtful and creative yoga programming. Our Instructors are trained and
experienced in a broad spectrum of health and wellness specialties including; yoga,
fitness, sports, rehabilitation, mindfulness, meditation and therapy. This expansive
knowledge base creates a dynamic space for learning and broadening your
comprehension of yoga, it’s traditions and it’s applications within the health and
wellness industry.
At Main Fitness we believe in teaching beyond the textbook and bringing the body
and mind alive with hands on in depth education. Throughout the program students
are exposed to numerous specialty areas within yoga to encourage out of the box
thinking. Our graduates are classroom ready and able to bring their teaching skills
immediately into the yoga studio or classroom.
Through the experience and integrity of our instructors and our creative and vibrant
200 hour YTT program we hope to inspire a life long love of yoga and learning.
Perspectives in Yoga, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Main Fitness
Charlene Sullivan is a passionate student and teacher of movement therapy and
nutrition as it pertains to whole human health and lifestyle. Amongst her many
certifications she is Yoga Alliance certified, and is a Medical Exercise Specialist
certified by the American Academy of Rehabilitation Specialists. Her mentors and
teachers include Yin Yoga expert Paul Grilley and Anatomy Trains founder, Tom Myers.
Charlene has found inspiration and insights that continue to fuel her thirst for
knowledge through her 30 years of teaching and training clients ranging from
professional athletes to those with physical disabilities. As a lecturer and trainer
Charlene has spoken at a wide variety of educational institutions including the
University of Toronto, York University, the TDSB and at Fitness Conferences throughout
North America. One of her greatest teachers is her daughter, Davis.
Gudrun Hardes is a dedicated student and teacher of yoga and fitness. Her teaching
career began 30 years ago and she has travelled the world teaching and learning.
She has been practicing and teaching yoga for 15 years and is certified in Ashtanga
Vinyasa Yoga and Hatha Vinyasa Yoga. Gudrun’s creative and inspiring lessons also
draws upon her studies in Anusura Yoga which she has done with Michael Siddall.
Gudrun is a co-owner of Main Fitness, own’s WSUP and also teaches SUP Yoga, and
Spin. She is very proud of the YTT Program at Main Fitness and believes it has
produced amazing teachers.
Perspectives in Yoga, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Main Fitness
Kate Marshall Flaherty is trained in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness
and Yoga Therapy. She teaches World Religions at Scarboro Missions, and is
passionate about the history, philosophy and sacred texts of the Yoga Tradition.
Her specialty is the seven major chakras and their relation to the elements, endocrine
systems, stages of life and physical and spiritual journey. Katie has guided Meditations
in all traditions for decades, at The University of Toronto and various institutions, and
has several Meditation CDs. She brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the
unique Main Fitness the Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Karusia Nirmala Wroblewski has been an avid student of Yoga for over 45 years, and
has been teaching for 20. She started with asana, and was introduced into the inner
practices of meditation, philosophy, pranayama and chanting by her guru Baba Hari
Dass in 1998. In particular, she delights in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, a text which
offers a timeless view into the human mind and cognitive behaviour. At Main Street
Fitness, Karusia shares the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras, and makes them come alive for
modern seekers. Her students experience first hand how the mind, breath and
physical body flow together to cultivate the deep and lasting inner transformation
that classical Yoga offers. In addition to teaching, and writing curriculum for Yoga
Training Programs, Karusia is also a Yoga Therapist. In her spare time, she grooms and
massages horses, and is an accomplished belly dancer and Tarot reader!
Perspectives in Yoga, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Main Fitness
Module Instructors
Antoniette Finelli has been a Montessori teacher for half of her life. Teaching and sharing
comes naturally to her, as well as her keen sense of group dynamics. Antoniette has been
blessed to have taken retreats with both Thich Nhaut Han and the Dalia Lama. Being in the
presence of both these spiritual teachers has given Antoniette depth and understanding of
the human condition that really influence her yoga teaching style. Her certifications include,
Flow Yoga Certification, Certified Reflexologist, Certified Thai Massage Practitioner, Reiki
Level 1 and Certified Kids Yoga Teacher.
Kimchan Ramrattan graduated from the Fitness and Lifestyle Management program at
George Brown College, is a pre-eminent expert in the field of fitness, coaches and trains multisport athletes, instructs individuals and corporate groups on the importance of wellness.
Dedicating his work to to improving the lifestyle and physicality of his clients He has a certified
expertise in Kundalini yoga, Crossfit, crossfit kids, gymnastics, kettlebell level 2 and is an NSCAPersonal Trainer.
Michael Siddall was the first Certified Anusara teacher in Toronto and he has been
studying and teaching Yoga for the past 23 years. He also has an International Iyengar
Yoga certification and is trained in Yoga Therapy. His teaching style is infused with grace,
humor, and alignment. Michael is grateful for the wisdom he has received from his teachers
B.K.S. Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar, and Prasant Iyengar of Pune, India. B.N.S. Iyengar of Mysore,
India. Mahyar Raz, Marlene Mawhinney, Mira Mehta, Ramanand Patel, Ron Reid, Derek and
Radha, Paul Harvey, Mark Whitwell and other senior teachers in Canada, the United States
and Europe. "To be a wonderful Teacher one must be a great student”
Perspectives in Yoga, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Main Fitness
Course Curriculum
Gudrun – Asana, Composing Classes, Assisting and
Adjusting, Therapy Ball Module
Charlene – Anatomy of Yoga, Yin Yoga Module,
Breathing Beyond Yoga Module
Katie - History of Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Nadis,
Mantras, Chakras – Reflection paper due during course
Karusia – Yoga Philosophy, Chanting, Meditation,
Mantras, Kryias – Reflection paper due during course
Kimchan – Kundalini Yoga Module
Hours and Requirements
140 Hours of in class lectures and hands on training
40 Hours of yoga classes (free at Main Fitness during
your program. These should be recorded and signed
off on by your teacher)
15 Hours of observing and assisting in yoga classes
10 hours contact hours (teaching each other while
Teaching 3 Karma classes
Anonietta – Thai Yoga Massage Module
Michael – Inversions Module
Perspectives in Yoga, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Main Fitness
Feedback From our Students
“Every teacher has amazing
knowledge and experiences to
share…Yoga has taught me to
accept myself just as I am, love my
body and appreciate what it
does…my YTT has allowed me to
begin teaching a yoga class on a
weekly basis. I also run a yoga
and culinary retreat in Mexico”. Andrea; Food & Nutrition Expert,
Media Personality, Yoga Instructor
“I came to the YTT at Main Fitness
to improve my own practice and
to learn more about yoga. Eight
months later I know I want to
teach yoga. All thanks to the
great teachers” Darko; Technical
Architect, Designer, Competitive
Cyclist, Fitness Instructor
“This unique extended YTT
program allowed me to absorb
the content…my own practice
is thriving… The big surprise for
me was the spiritual journey.
Learning more about gratitude
and happiness, and accepting
things as they are”. Alex; Health
and Fitness Expert, Spin
Instructor, Personal Trainer,
Father of 2
“Taking a YYT program was on my
bucket list …from a personal
development standpoint (it) had a
very positive effect. I am very
nervous speaking in front of people
and the program provided a safe
and supportive environment…It
was a way of facing my fears”
Zoa; CMA, Children’s Author, World
Perspectives in Yoga, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Main Fitness
Suggested Reading
In Preparation for the Course you may wish to read some of the following texts:
The Bhagavad Gita
The Thinking Body by Mabel Todd.
Yin yoga by Paul Grilley.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter
During the Course you may wish to delve further into the following texts:
Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System.- Anodea Judith
Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes – Mark Stephens
The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi
Perspectives in Yoga, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Main Fitness
Dates and Rates
Perspectives in Yoga, 200hr YTT runs from November 2014 – June 2015. Dates are being finalized
but you can anticipate approximately 5 lectures per month (Fridays evenings, Saturdays and
This unique approach to the duration of the program allows our students to fully integrate their
practical education with their theory, history and philosophy. Our students are class room ready
upon graduation and are confident to take their knowledge into the studio and beyond the limits
of traditional yoga instruction.
Lectures are held at Main Fitness and at the beautiful Scarboro Mission on Kingston Road.
You can begin your 40 hours of yoga classes immediately upon acceptance into the program to
get you started. Please record your hours and have a teacher sign off on them.
Main Fitness offers a monthly payment option as well as their one time fee. 12 payments of $192 +
hst per month for 12 months $2300 + hst . First payment is due upon acceptance into the
Perspectives in Yoga, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Main Fitness
The Next Step
Open House
Main Fitness is excited to host an information session on our program where you will
have the opportunity to meet instructors, see the facility and speak to some of our
graduates. This event will take place in October – please let us know if you are
interested in attending and we will add you to the mailing list!
Application Process
To receive an application for the fall program please stop by or email us.
Main Fitness
138 Main St.
Toronto, ON, Canada M4E 2V8
[email protected]
Many thanks for your interest.
Perspectives in Yoga, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Main Fitness

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