300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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Take 300-hour training in Modules over time or as an Intensive!

  • Mantra & Mythology

  • Ayurveda Training

  • Myo-Fascia Yin Yoga (the only one!)

  • Physical & Energetic Assisting

  • Mentorship

  • Find Your Authentic Voice

Currently, I teach at Karma Teachers 300 hour Intensive includes all of the above plus Yoga Nidra, Yoga therapy Introduction, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yin Yoga 1.0, Biotensegrity, Advanced Philosophy & Asana

50 HR Yin Yoga Teacher Training Module 1

What is Yin?
• History & origins
• Difference between passive and active yoga practices
• Benefits & principles of yin

• Meaning of Yin – Yin/yang relativity
• Learning to listen to yourself, and the benefits of slowing down

Yin Poses for the Lower & Upper Body
• Yin poses for the hips, spine & legs
• Learn your skeletal variation
• How to use props

• Key joints, bones & tissues & how they are affected by yin poses
• Understanding what influences the shape of a pose
• Identify the difference between tension and compression to understand & respect what is preventing you from moving further

Pranayama & Meditation
• How to weave various breath & meditation techniques into your yin practice and into your teachings

Teaching Methodology
• Sample routines to use in your personal yin practice or teaching others
• Class structure and sequencing for yin or yin fusion classes
• Atmosphere of a yin class – pace, vocabulary, voice, and music
• How to support students with various needs
• Practicum for those interested in teaching


This program follows the standards outlined by Yoga Alliance. A robust manual will be provided. To receive a certificate of completion, students will need to complete the graduation requirements (including homework and a practicum). Students will receive a certificate of completion that counts towards Continuing Education Units with Yoga Alliance (YACEP) or the hours will count towards Karma Teacher’s 300hr Yoga Alliance program. Students may teach yin yoga if they are already a 200/300/500 for Yoga Alliance certified teacher standards.

Each day is a blend of a class, meditation, breathwork, presentations and hands on exploration of the following topics.

Come learn the art and benefits of slowing down. This foundational program will immerse you in all things yin – philosophy, anatomy, poses, breath and meditations used in this quiet practice. The awareness that you will cultivate from this style of yoga, will inform other yoga & meditations practices, types of exercise and show you how to find your center among the busyness of life.

When is the next Yin yoga training in 2020?

At Karma Teachers, Gastown, Vancouver, Canada

Option 1:


MON & FRI 6-930PM SAT 4-9PM SUN 5-9PM


Option 2:

JUNE 22ND – 26TH, 2020


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At Studio 202 on North Vancouver:

Option 3:

SEPTEMBER 8-27, 2020 & SEPTEMBER 29-OCT.13, 2020


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Mantra & Mythology

Come and discover the archetypes and themes that we are all living out in daily life.

When I was in India 20 years ago, I learned the stories orally as they were traditionally shared, non-linearly and over a sacred fire*. It was as if I had never heard with my heart before and this experience charmed me onto the Yogic path.

I believe these stories have the power to Awaken you and inspire your Dharma, your life’s purpose.

You will understand yoga from its roots, through the richness of Vedic literature and history. You’ll see how it contributes to your daily life and you’ll learn how the myths were meant to be tools in of daily yogic knowledge.

You will be able to tell a good story, theme a class and develop a personal relationship with the deities in a non-religious, non-dogmatic context.

We will discuss the characters and the significance of the Bhagavad-Gita, Mahabharata, and Ramayana.

We won’t leave out the “shadow” characters or demons, as we will learn as much from them as we do from the characters we revere!

You don’t need any prior knowledge of philosophy or Vedic thought to take this course. If you do have some education in this field, you will learn what you cannot find in books or on Google.

These teachings were passed orally and will be passed to you in that tradition so you can feel the vitality and life force of these energies and fundamental building blocks of the development of consciousness.

This course is Yoga Alliance certified (YACEP) and has the option to be included in your 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training hours at Karma Teachers

This course includes a robust manual and recordings

When is the next Mantra and Mythology training in 2020?

at Karma Teachers, Vancouver

MAY 1ST- 16TH, 2020

MONDAY & FRIDAY 6-9:30pm + SATURDAY 4-9pm SUNDAY 5-9pm

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What this course includes:
The most significant myths, mantra, and contemplation for each Deity:

  • Shiva and Parvati ~ represent the divine union of the masculine and feminine on earth. You will come to appreciate the importance of union and duality.
  • Durga ~ is known as the Goddess of Justice. She is so much more and she will show you how to stand in integrity and Truth with Grace.
  • Kali Maa ~ is often the most misunderstood Goddess of Life, not Death. Her empowered Truth will inspire your path.
  • Maha Lakshmi ~ is the Goddess of Abundance, she shows us how to adorn our bodies and sacred space in this world.
  • Hanuman ~ is the most devoted friend of the Gods and Goddesses. From his childhood to his great part in the Ramayana, you will love this cheeky monkey!
  • Ganesha ~ the beloved elephant-headed God of Writers and Thieves. He removes and creates obstacles in our lives.
  • Krishna ~ is known as the great Lover, the God of Bliss and Play. You will come to learn of his great contribution to the epic war and the true meaning of the Bhagavad-Gita often misunderstood.
  • Lalitha Devi ~ is another delightful form of Shakti. She is the Spiritual heat of awakening and presence.

50 HR Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training

When I first learned about Ayurveda, it just made sense. It was natural, easy and in alignment with Nature. All these years later, its simplicity continues to surprise me. Once you learn Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, Yoga makes sense in a different way. This time-tested science has demonstrated its efficacy for over 2000 years.

Learning Ayurvedic principles is a great gift whether you are a yoga teacher or someone who is interested in health and longevity. At the core of these principles is the prevention of disease and understanding your personal constitution.

Ayurvedic doctors (Vaidyas) spend lifetimes mastering their craft as it’s passed down through the family line. We will learn enough to keep you occupied for a good long while, a few years depending on how prolific you are!

No pre-requisite is required. However, this will greatly enhance your yoga teaching as you come to understand how the seasons, time of day and cycles of life affect your yoga practice.

Come find out why Ayurveda is so good for your health:

  • True preventative medicine
  • Live with vitally
  • Treats the whole body
  • Increase your immunity
  • Time-tested history of success
  • Improves mental health
  • How to bring this into your life and yoga classes with confidence

Ayurvedic Studies – An in-depth discovery of Ayurvedic philosophy, principles, digestion and nutrition, massage, personal constitution, and cycles.


You will:

  • Determine your constitution – your mind-body type based on the 5 element theory
  • Learn when you are out of balance and how to balance your doshas
  • Learn what Ayurveda means and ayurvedic massage techniques
  • Learn what the Gunas are and why they are relevant to your daily life
  • Learn the principles of Digestion and best nutrition for you personally
  • Learn how the fundamentals of eating, sleeping, and environment can bring balance according to Ayurveda
  • Learn to integrate the cleansing and self-care practices
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Ayurveda means the knowledge of life. Learning about the doshas helps you to see a more holistic and compassionate perspective of yourself and others.

A course for both students and yoga teachers to deepen their knowledge of Ayurvedic principles on and off the mat. Take your yoga practice to the next level by learning this time-tested knowledge of living in balance.

Curriculum includes:

  • 5 yoga classes for each type of student
  • Ojas & Agni theory
  • Self-care & Daily Routine
  • Your dosha, tri-dosha & 5 elements theory
  • Self-pulsing and Panchakarmas (cleansing)
  • Ayurvedic philosophy for Eating
  • Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation for Doshas
  • Ayurvedic massage techniques
  • Ayurvedic Nutrition for your constitution
  • Manual

When is the next Ayurveda Training in 2020?

  • June 15- July 3, 2020 in Gastown, Vancouver at Karma Teachers
  • MONDAY & FRIDAY 6-9:30pm + SATURDAY 4-9pm SUNDAY 5-9pm

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  • June 2nd – July 8th, 2020 on the North Vancouver at Studio 202

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The Art of Assisting

40 HR Physical & Energetic

yoga assist in yin yoga

Our program stands out because we are:

  1. Trauma sensitive
  2. Know how to apply skeletal variation

For anyone who has started teaching, one thing becomes clear, how do I assist so that I enhance the students experience? An assisting program is an essential tool for yoga teachers to truly support and offer value-added teaching.

Assisting can be done verbally, physically, energetically and always with great respect. Deepen your knowledge of anatomy and learn the Biotensegrity model of holistic science.  Learn to make assisting a conversation. Your passion for supporting others will take you into topics that you never even considered! We will see you on the mat.

Topics covered:

  • Understand your students’ physical limitations
  • Develop energetic awareness
  • Principles of trauma sensitivity
  • Biotensegrity anatomy & application to yoga
  • Quality of touch
  • Consent considerations


A course for both students and yoga teachers to deepen their knowledge of energetic and physical principles in practice. Take your yoga teaching to the next level by learning how to enhance another’s practice.

Curriculum includes:

  • A robust manual
  • Integrated assisting
  • Final practicum

When is the next Art of Assisting Training in 2020?

At Karma Teachers in Vancouver, BC, Canada:

  • March 16- March 29, 2020 at
  • MONDAY & FRIDAY 6-9:30pm + SATURDAY 4-9pm SUNDAY 5-9pm

Modules At Karma Teachers – every month!

This program is Yoga Alliance certified and can be included in your 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training hours.

You will not be a certified Ayurvedic consultant as a result of this course. You will, however, have many new tools that will enhance both your own health and your yoga student’s experience.




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20 HR Yin Yoga Training Module 2.0 ~

Energetics & Myo-Fascia

The only Yin Yoga Training that is exclusively for Meridians, Chakras & Fascia!

For anyone who has taken a Yin training before, this is the next training to develop your passion for teaching YinYoga. We are the only Energetic Yin Teacher Training delving into topics such as the energetic understanding of the physical body, recognizing and reading energy. We will also cover fascia, in-depth energy body, trauma sensitivity training and biotensegrity in Yin.

  • Anatomy of the Energy Body
  • Chakras related to subtle energy, element, sound, mantra, and best yin postures
  • Understanding hypermobility
  • Learn light energetic techniques
  • Application in Yoga therapy
  • Theming for Yin
  • Hands-on touch/assists
  • Understanding hypermobility
  • The energetics of Fascia

Come learn the art and benefits of energetic Yin yoga. This advanced program will up-level your understanding of Yin, creating a more subtle awareness of the practice.

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When is the next Yin 2.0 Energetic & Fascia Training in 2020?

North Vancouver at Studio 202

Sept 29-October 13, 2020

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