200-hour Yoga Teacher Training + online & in-person
Complete in 5 months - 1 week per month - April 22 to August 18
All yoga 2-hr online practices are Live & Recorded to provide you with 5 weekday-mornings to go deep into the discipline and knowledge of your own practices; asana, pranayama, meditation. Following the 5 morning sessions, we will gather in-person one weekend a month to unpack the technical and esoteric aspects of yoga in order to elevate the craft of teaching yoga asana in your authentic way. This training refines the 'whys' and 'hows' behind the craft of teaching the art and sciences of yoga skillfully with balance, fortitude and self-care. Foundational study in the yogic texts, storytelling, mythology and a kaleidoscope of philosophies are woven throughout to provide the context of non-duality and practical applications of holding the paradox.
6-8am - weekday morning practice
+ Regular monthly public online yoga classes - optional
+ Mentorship with Shelley
Module Dates - online sessions - 2 hour morning practice 6-8am Mon-T-W-Th-Fri
1st Module: April 22 - 26
2nd Module: May 27 - 31
3rd Module: June 24 - 28
4th Module: July 22 - 26
5th Module: August 12 - 16
In-person Hours - 1 weekend per month
Schedule for in-person weekends
1st Module - April 26-27-28
2nd Module - May 31 - June 1-2
3rd Module - June 28-29-30
4th Module - July 26-27-28
5th Module - Aug 16-17-18
Location for the -in-person training weekends- will be in Vancouver or Galiano Island, Canada.
Options for accomodations in Vancouver or on Galiano can be recommended. You may enjoy a glam-tenting retreat experience or several airbnb options. Travel, accommodations and food are not included in the yoga teacher training and are your own expense.
If you are unable to attend the weekend in-person training for any reason, online recordings will be provided.
Make-up hours also can be provided via mentorship & online recordings.
Cost $2200 CA early-bird special until April 1st
$2400 after April 1st
Certified with Yoga Alliance
Open to all Levels
This 200Hr Teacher Training synthesizes the most current artistic forms of yoga in the West with an appreciation of the roots of yoga within the Eastern traditions. Powerfully transformational on a personal level, this training builds an instrumental foundation of a harmonious alignment within. Understanding the application of foundation to advanced cueing of the asanas, sequencing and class design with skillful hands on assisting. You will successfully learn how to teach confidently a strong Hatha Vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, power and flow classes. You will understand clearly how yoga, the breath and meditation are engaged within your own subtle body-mind and emotional center and how to access your innate powers of transformation and teach from your own experiences.
Among the very best of training programs available, Shelley provides high standards especially in the domain of "practice teaching experience" and integrating the knowledge with support and impeccability. Students are guaranteed a wholistic approach, multifaceted to honor and respect the traditions of yoga and their own voice. .
Students are provided with personal mentorship, support and downloadable written materials to bridge the in-between time and optimize their learning. Five on-line public classes a week are included and there is a lot to learn as students can participate, observe and grow to assist the classes
This 200Hr Teacher Training synthesizes the most current artistic forms of yoga in the West with an appreciation of the roots of yoga within the Eastern traditions. Powerfully transformational on a personal level, this training builds an instrumental foundation of a harmonious alignment within. Understanding the application of advanced cueing of the asanas, sequencing and class design with skillful hands on assisting. You will successfully learn how to teach confidently a strong Hatha Vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, power and flow classes. You will understand clearly how yoga, the breath and meditation are engaged within your own subtle body-mind and emotional center and how to access your innate powers of transformation and teach from your own experiences. Tantra yoga is the underlying web which weaves through this training to bring a natural spontaneous creatrix to loving life, creating inner balance and wellness. Yoga Alliance Certified.
What graduates have said about Shelley's online & in-person Teacher Training experiences:
"Shelley’s teachings are multidimensional, she is full of wisdom, curiosity and magic. So many profound, honest, real and personal experiences. Shelley provides an incredibly safe, creative and uplifting environment. Whether you are continuing to develop your own spiritual practise or growing as a teacher/facilitator, Shelley meets you exactly where you are and offers exactly what you need and more, you perhaps could never have imagined. The training is a considered balance of Asana practise, Pranayama, Philosophy and Retreat practise. With small intimate groups, Shelley is able to be there for 1:1s and infuse the training with everyday teachings all day. You feel immersed in a world where everything is sacred. Inspirational."
~ Sophie Robinson, Vancouver Canada
"As a fitness educator and former nurse, I have actively taught yoga for several years. However, I wanted
to add more depth to my yoga teachings and took on an extensive search looking for the perfect
teacher. I consulted the internet, friends and local yoga mentors. My search ended when I met Shelley via Zoom.
A pandemic brings with it much uncertainty including the prospect of online yoga certification. I was
needlessly concerned as Shelley put me at ease immediately. Shelley’s extensive practitioner resume
speaks for itself, but the experience of her teacher training and mentoring offered me so much more
than I had anticipated. Honest, open hearted access, one on one mentoring, small class size,
accountability and genuine learning resulted in a deep understanding of the yoga principles and it’s
applications on and off the mat. I also found I achieved some physical relief from chronic back pain
which has been resistant to traditional methods of healing (massage, physiotherapy, etc).
Shelley takes a genuine intersect in her students. The relationship that emerges is one of authenticity,
care and kindness. Her high standard for teaching is apparent and resonates throughout.
The online training more than prepared me as I move forward in my yoga journey and in life. I would
highly recommend if you are searching, as I was, search no more."
Dawn Balic, BScN, CFES Educator
"Shelley’s 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training has been a dynamic experience. As a Yoga teacher and student, the content and practical work has added a rich dimension to my teaching and personal practice.
Each module offered thematic discussion, tools, resources and practices which have helped me to expand personally and professionally. The one-on-one mentorships were a bonus as we could elaborate on specific topics, discuss ideas and get a fresh perspective for our projects.
Shelley’s warmth, knowledge, and passion is clearly evident. She is very encouraging, supportive and experienced.
I would definitely recommend taking an online training with Shelley. Her course has helped me to deepen my practice and has inspired me to further my studies."
Naomi Gourlay, Founder of CowGirl Yoga & Little Lamb Lavender
"Stepping into a practice with Shelley has always been a transformative experience. Her sequencing, cues and her knowledge of yoga is comprehensive and unique. I still find myself in poses that I have never been in after 15 years of practice when I am under her guidance.
I have thought about participating in a Yoga Teacher Training for many years. One of the barriers to enrolling was the block of time necessary to commit to a destination training or even local trainings. Having the ability to do the training online part-time has allowed for me to complete the training with a ton of flexibility as I was able to travel on the weekends, complete my training and still have a large portion of my day open on the weekends.
If you are looking to begin the journey into yoga, I highly recommend this as the place to start. Shelley’s ability to seamlessly teach yoga on and off the mat was the exactly the experience I was looking for to deepen my practice."
v i v i e n h s i u n g, Acupuncturist & 200 Hour Yoga Instructor
"I had been teaching classes consistently after my 200 hour training in 2016; however, I really felt that I had reached a plateau in my current abilities and skills. Lucky for me, another local rural yoga teacher whom I had done classes with personally recommended that I sign up for the 300-hour YTT with Shelley. This pandemic has been challenging, but one advantage is that many aspects of life moved online and as someone in an isolated rural area, it gave me the opportunity to do this training live online with Shelley, an opportunity I may not have had otherwise!.
Shelley's training was an amazing fit because I had not previously learned the universal principles and how to teach yoga from the inside out! She takes yoga classes to many different levels, from anatomy, alignment principles to philosophy to in depth class theme integration. She has deep connections with her past students and they gave back by attending some of the training weekends as guests to enhance the modules. The online component did not hinder our small class at all - we practiced teaching intensively and got in depth constructive feedback from Shelley and other students. Right away in the training I was able to integrate her feedback and my new learning to teach better classes to my own yoga students.
Shelley has taught me that there is so much more to know about yoga; I really am in awe of the experience and depth of knowledge that she brings to her teaching. Thank you Shelley, you have been a catalyst for more inspiration and confidence to continue my self-study and teaching in yoga!"
Heather Anchikoski, Occupational Therapist; RYT 500 Hour