Begin Your Teaching Path

Are you ready to take your yoga journey to a deeper level of understanding?

Whether your intention is to deepen your own personal practice or to spread the knowledge of this amazing science of healing, this 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training will be your guide.
Join teacher Om Shanti (Melanie) and special guest teachers on your journey to teaching safe, compassionate and holistic classes with confidence, while honoring your individual voice and style.
These teachings also help to deepen your understanding of your own personal practice and integrity.
We at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre hope to plant the seeds and encourage our practitioners / teachers to empower themselves with a practice that has transformational qualities and a full toolbox of knowledge.

Study topics include:

  • Asana, pranayama & meditation
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Teaching methodology and student teaching / assisting
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Business of yoga
  • Intro to Ayurveda
  • Ethics & Yoga Lifestyle
  • Teaching skills & conscious communication

Program of Study:

• Form, method of teaching, benefits and cautions of principal asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques) and kriyas (cleansing techniques)

• Learning to create various class-styles: beginner, intermediate, therapeutic and prenatal yoga: from the perspective of a class having a flowing sequence, a more dynamic feel or even a Restorative sequence, depending on your nature as a yoga teacher, and the students present in any given class.

• Teaching methodology, including modifications for age and common injuries/conditions, how to create a grounded and inspired space for teaching/learning, the use of voice, body language and creating boundaries for empath personality traits (as a teacher).

• Anatomy and the physical/mental benefits of yoga

• Subtle yogic anatomy and the Chakras

• Introduction to Ayurveda, nutrition, and the yogic diet

• Ashtanga philosophy (the eight-fold path)

• Study and discussion of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, aphorisms giving insight into profound yogic practices and contemplation, as well as their life-transforming benefits

• Teaching practicum and feedback from the trainers and your peers.

Your investment

$2800 +HST
Early bird registration by August 21st 2019 is $2500 +HST

This training will be held at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre in Kemptville.
Hours may run as such: Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 12-6pm and Sundays 10am-4pm.
(Hours may be altered slightly. Will be discussed among the group.)
Dates as follow for 2019-2020 program:
September 20th – 22nd 2019
October 18th – 20th 2019
November 15th – 17th 2019
December 6th – 8th 2019
January 17th – 19th 2020
February 21st – 23rd 2020
March 27th – 29th 2020
April 17th – 19th 2020
May 15th – 17th 2020
June 12th – 14th 2020
July 10th – 12th 2020
August 14th – 16th 2020

Are you ready to take your yoga journey to a deeper level of understanding?

This course offers yoga teachers of all traditions a unique opportunity for professional development and profound personal growth. Explore the transformative power of diverse aspects of the yoga tradition both theoretically and experientially in a supportive community of experienced teachers.
Join teacher Om Shanti (Melanie), Elizabeth Whissell, and special guest teachers on this 300 hour journey into deepening your practice and understanding of yoga.
This YTT begins September 14th 2018 and will run one weekend per month over the course of 18 months!

Study topics include:

  • Asana and pranayama
  • Meditation and Mantra
  • Relaxation such as Yoga Nidra
  • Intermediate, advanced, restorative and prenatal techniques
  • Satkarmas
  • Yoga philosophy (Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras….)
  • Teaching methodology
  • Observing, assisting, adjusting and demonstrating
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Subtle body anatomy, chakras, koshas
  • The Business of yoga
  • Intro to Ayurveda
  • Lesson planning, workshop facilitation, transformational experiences
  • Ethics & Yoga Lifestyle
  • Teaching skills & conscious communication
  • and more…

Your investment

$4500 +HST
Early bird registration by June 14th 2018 is $4200 +HST

This training will be held at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre in Kemptville.
Hours may run as such: Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 12-7pm and Sundays 10am-5pm.

Are you looking to dive deeper into world of Yin Yoga?

This 40 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training is great for both teachers and dedicated practitioners. Over the course of 2 weekends you will study:

– Philosophy and history of yin yoga (Paulie Zink, Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers and Bernie Clarke)

– Yin / Yang, Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda

– Anatomy

– Eastern and Western – musculo-skeletal, fascia, meridians / nadis, chakras,

– Mindfulness meditation and Yin Yoga

– Asanas – benefits, contraindications, modifications for anatomical variations, utilization of props, sequencing, therapeutic applications

– Pranayama

– Languaging – skillful verbal communication

– The teacher / student relationship

This course includes 34 contact hours over the course of 2 weekends with your teacher along with 6 hours of independent study.

Next Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training – TBD

We are a registered Educational Institute and are Registered by Yoga Alliance (RYT 200) and (RYT 300)

As a registered educational institution, we can provide Tuition Tax Receipts.

For more information contact Om Shanti

[email protected]
or reach out to the Bodhi Tree Yoga Studio at 613-258-5775.
We would be pleased to set up a meeting to discuss this course in further details.