December 7, 2024 Core Curriculum – TTP/Upgrading – Special Concerns & Limitations w/ Mary LeBlanc


Saturday, September 21st 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (w/ 1 hr break).  

In-Person: Room #8, 3rd Floor Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Rd, Edmonton.  In-Person spots are limited.  If sold out and you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please send us an email at  as spaces often open up close to the class date.  Zoom spots are available.

OR Livestream via Zoom.  To maintain the privacy of all attendees, this workshop is being hosted live online only. Recordings are only for insurance and quality control purposes, and will not be made available to registrants.

Core Curriculum Classes offer cost-effective training and mentorship with YAA Senior Teachers and hours can be counted towards all YAA Training Programs including the Immersion Program, Teacher Training, Equivalency Certification, Recertification or Advanced Training Levels.  The sequence of classes repeats every two years and new students may join in on any date.  All welcome!

See below for class topic and teacher bio.

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Core Curriculum Class Topic:  Special Concerns & Limitations

Asana: Back issues; Shoulder issues; Hip issues; Knee issues; Pre- and Post-natal Issues; Ongoing students bring a plan of two asana (or modifications) that would be helpful for alleviating discomfort or for avoiding further damage for each of the above issues (optional for new students); Related physiology, preparations, counter/equalizing poses, variations, benefits, contraindications, and safety issues.

Theory: Yoga Sutras Kaivalya Pada IV

Pranayama: Focus on Special Concerns

About the Teacher:  Mary LeBlanc is a YAA Senior Teacher and one of the founding members of the YAA. First certified with Friedel Khattab in 1974, she has been teaching for 45 years.  After moving to England, Mary also certified through the British Wheel of Yoga, and trained student teachers following their syllabus. She has taught throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Mary is currently residing in Alberta once again, following in the lineage of T.K.V. Desikachar and training student teachers through the YAA syllabus.

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Class Format

In-Person, Livestream via Zoom

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