Welcome to our website, we honour the journey you are on and hope that if you don't find your answers here that you will reach out to us at sheree@livewithspirit.ca for a private meeting or phone call.

Yoga really is a journey, when I took my first class over 20 years ago, I had no idea that it would change me in just too many ways to write about. I was seeking solace from stress and depression, and one day, a thought popped into my mind to "try yoga."  that was before the internet was so available, so I found a class in the Yellow pages and started attending faithfully every Tuesday night, and I was instantly hooked. I honour my first yoga teacher, so many years ago, who inspired me to continue.

Since that first yoga class, I have gone on to study yoga intensively, have taught well over 20,000 hours, and traveled to Thailand to study at a Tantric Yoga School. I continue to deepen my knowledge by studying the sutra's almost every day and taking courses.

 

I have met many people who inspired me; most of those have been my students. I find the everyday story of people so fascinating. We all have a story and have all pushed through what may have seemed like insurmountable obstacles. For me, I struggled with food, cigarettes, and alcohol in my early years. I have worked through and thrived despite abuse, trauma, and grief.

The decision to be a yoga teacher for me was humbling. I thought to myself, "who am I, such an imperfect person, to offer this gift back." But I have learned that it's through my imperfections and challenges that I have been shown wisdom and compassion, and I bring these qualities to my teaching. In my space, we do not judge, and we do not compare. We accept ourselves as exactly where we are meant to be, and we dig deep to uncover the things that are blocking us from knowing and acting in this manner.

I have a better life than I ever imagined possible and yet still have so far to go, I am perfectly imperfect.

If you would like to study with my team of Yogi's , Yogini's and me, please reach out. Come try a class or let's meet and discuss what brings you to this sacred practice and how we can support you in your journey.

We offer you time with some of the most experienced yoga teachers in the area, many who are living, breathing and teaching yoga day in and day out, trying to make this world a more compassionate place one class at a time.

 

 

With Love,

Sheree xo

Our Policies

  • You must be RYT 200 to take this course.

  • Each weekend costs $325.00 plus HST, this is a tax-deductible expense.

  • You need to complete all weekends, assigned homework and 20 classes at the studio (out of town students have another option).

  • You will be offered at least 10 hours of teaching practicum either during the weekends or “real” classes. We want to support your success.

  • To register we take a deposit of  $650.00 plus HST which works out to first/last months fees. All other fees are payable monthly.

  • Our Monday night Karma class starting January 2020, will give you an opportunity to teach and give back to your community.

  • Your fees are not refundable should you decide not to do the entire program, you will, however, be given a certificate of completion for each weekend, which can be used as CEC’s with the Canadiana Yoga Alliance.

 

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 2020 Dates

 

(Click here for the 2021 Dates).

Restorative Yoga

January 24, 25, and 26 - 2020

 

In this weekend we explore and learn the art of slowing down and teaching yoga in a more restorative way. You will learn to sequence restorative yoga classes as well as how to create a sacred space for your students to unwind in. We will look at restorative yoga as a post-recovery method for survivors of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

We will explore the systems of the body, including the energy system and learn how the postures affect those systems.

 

We will intertwine the Yoga Sutras in our language as we introduce our students to age-old wisdom that is fully applicable in this modern age.

 

Yin Yoga

February 21, 22, and 23 - 2020

 

Yin yoga is more than just longer holds, it’s about energy, alignment, it’s about letting go and finding stillness. We will learn the history of Yin Yoga, how to create fully Yin classes and how to integrate Yin into your more Yang (power) style classes. We will take readings from the Sutra’s and other spiritual texts and incorporate them into your classes.

 

 

Yoga for Older Adults / Chair Yoga

March 27, 28, and 29 - 2020

 

Our ageing population is growing and by 2040, 40% of Canadians will identify with a disability. Learn how to teach chair yoga and yoga to persons with disabilities or limited range of motion. Lead instructor Sheree has taught at the Brain Injury Association for 8 years as well, she worked at Abilities Centre one for the most accessible buildings in the world. People often associate yoga for older adults with physicality but we will explore it from different angles. We will look at the affects, of hearing loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s and learn how to create classes that are truly inclusive.

 

April 17, 18, 19 - 2020

Delve Deeply into Pranayama, Chakras, and Chanting

Guest teacher Ram Vakkalanka

https://ramvakkalanka.com/

During this weekend we will delve deeper into our energy system. The Chakra systems (energy system) creates the map for the journey to divine realization. The Chakra System creates not only a ladder for liberation but also a map for the manifestation of our best lives. As we open these centres we awaken the divine within. We will learn postures, theory, chanting and pranayama practices that support our the process of awakening the Divine within.

 

Meditation for Yoga Teachers – Peaceability™ for Adults and Corporate

May 22, 23, 24 - 2020

 

Step into the world of corporate Canada and learn how to facilitate classes and workshop aimed at emotional intelligence and how to use the Peaceability™ method to foster teamwork.

  • Learn how to navigate the complex structure of large business and how to present your ideas in a way that aligns with their goals.

  • Help foster and support more collaborative teams.

  • As the kleshas are the cause of all suffering we will learn how to translate knowledge of them into a language that is readily accepted by corporate Canada.

 

Advanced Anatomy

June 12, 13, 14 - 2020

 

Build on your RYT 200 - 20 hours of anatomy as we break down the body and look at how and when common injuries occur.

  • We study in-depth the shoulder girdle, hips, and knees.

  • We delve into functional anatomy and learn to discern in our students what alignment is right for their body type.

  • Learn about Fascia and techniques to release it.

  • This weekend will change how you look at the body as we delve into pure movement for the body. Teach your students to find physical freedom in poses.

  • A study of what the core really is as we look at it in poses.

 

 

 

 

June 19, 20, 21 - 2020

Meditation for Yoga Teachers

Peaceability™ for Children & Schools

Learn to teach the Peaceability method to children and in schools. This 4 step method includes teaching students how to pause, breath, thank and then respond.

  • We teach you how to support the emotional intelligence of students and staff. Our material is based on the Klesha’s and how they affect modern society and how we can use yoga to clear our thinking and re-balance or emotions.

  • You will learn how stress manifests in children.

  • We take a non-secular approach so that our method is respective and inclusive of all cultures.

 

Yoga Sutras

Advancing our Studies – September 18, 19, 20 - 2020

 

In this weekend we study and discuss the Yoga Sutra’s as written down by Patanjali, in particular, looking at Book 2. We will look at modern and postmodern interpretations and discuss them as a group.

  • Learn to incorporate Yoga Philosophy into your classes

 

 

 

Pre-Natal Yoga

September 25, 26, 27, - 2020

 

Teach yoga safely to expectant moms and help prepare them for childbirth, using postures, breathe and meditation. This weekend will include;

  • How yoga helps support the Mom’s changing body, promotes connection with the baby (ies), provides relief from common pregnancy complaints and also helps the mom discuss fears and prepare emotion for the birth.

  • Safe postures by trimester.

  • Sounds yoga and created sacred spaces for birth.

  • How to create partner birth preparation classes.

  •  

 

Advanced Class planning

October 16, 17, 18 - 2020

 

Move beyond the basic flows and learn how to theme classes and create sessions that take your students on a journey to new postures and experiences.

We will discuss;

  • Use of music (or not)

  • Intelligent flows that open the body prior to going deep.

  • Class planning to a final posture.

  • How to release before we deepen.

  • How little movements can create safer alignment and better strength.

 

Advanced Cuing, Assisting, Correcting and the use of props

October 23, 24, 25 - 2020

 

In this weekend you will learn how to create and use cues that deepen the experience for your students.

You will learn;

  • How to cue from a functional and spiritual standpoint.

  • We will look at the yoga lineages and cueing discuss and dissect them.

  • We will discuss why, when and how to assist through hands-on touch.

  • We will discuss trauma, sexual misconduct, and culture as it relates to touch.

 

 

 

 

 

PowerFit Yoga Level 1 – November 13, 14, 15 - 2020

Powerfit Yoga Level  2 – November 20, 21, 22 – 2020

 

PowerFit Yoga is a 2 weekend Power Yoga certification course that focuses on safely teaching power yoga sequences. The weekends are broken into two sections. Section one covers anatomy and postures, and section two further your learning by covering how to teach and sequence PowerFit Yoga. This is a flow style of yoga suitable for students who prefer a more vigorous practice, yet is still modifiable for many levels, therefore making it inclusive.

 

 

The PowerFit Yoga Difference

  • Avoiding Yoga Injuries

  • Safely Modifying classes for various levels of yoga practice

  • Postures taught with a focus on alignment for all bodies.

  • Breathing for PowerFit Yoga including how to use the inner core muscles for injury prevention and stabilization.

  • Anatomy modules; include the feet, shoulder girdle, wrists, knees, and hips.

  • Intelligent yoga flows (pre-sequenced) for advancing students.

  • Cues that help students understand the postures

  • Safe adjustments – when and how to make them

  • Embracing language that makes all who participate feel welcomed.

 

 

 

 

Build your Brand with Integrity – Social Media Marketing – Marketing – planning

December 11, 12, 13 - 2020

 

You are your marketing, a white lie on your website is still an untruth, learn how to market with integrity and honour the industry.

  • Social Media – dos and don’ts.

  • Creating a class launch.

  • How to market a workshop.

  • How and when to collaborate and align with other brands.

  • The 4 P’s of marketing.

  • Know your audience.

  • We will design and create a real launch during this weekend.

2021 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Dates

Restorative Yoga

January 22, 23, and 24 - 2021

 

In this weekend we explore and learn the art of slowing down and teaching yoga in a more restorative way. You will learn to sequence restorative yoga classes as well as how to create a sacred space for your students to unwind in. We will look at restorative yoga as a post-recovery method for survivors of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

We will explore the systems of the body, including the energy system and learn how the postures affect those systems.

 

We will intertwine the Yoga Sutras in our language as we introduce our students to age-old wisdom that is fully applicable in this modern age.

 

Yin Yoga

February 26, 27, and 28 - 2021

 

Yin yoga is more than just longer holds, it’s about energy, alignment, it’s about letting go and finding stillness. We will learn the history of Yin Yoga, how to create fully Yin classes and how to integrate Yin into your more Yang (power) style classes. We will take readings from the Sutra’s and other spiritual texts and incorporate them into your classes.

 

 

Yoga for Older Adults / Chair Yoga

March 19, 20, and 21 - 2021

 

Our aging population is growing and by 2040, 40% of Canadians will identify with a disability. Learn how to teach chair yoga and yoga to persons with disabilities or limited range of motion. Lead instructor Sheree has taught at the Brain Injury Association for 8 years as well, she worked at Abilities Centre one for the most accessible buildings in the world. People often associate yoga for older adults with physicality but we will explore it from different angles. We will look at the affects, of hearing loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s and learn how to create classes that are truly inclusive.

 

April 16, 17, and 18 - 2021

Delve Deeply into Pranayama, Chakras, and Chanting

Guest teacher Ram Vakkalanka

https://ramvakkalanka.com/

During this weekend we will delve deeper into our energy system. The Chakra systems (energy system) creates the map for the journey to divine realization. The Chakra System creates not only a ladder for liberation but also a map for the manifestation of our best lives. As we open these centres we awaken the divine within. We will learn postures, theory, chanting and pranayama practices that support our the process of awakening the Divine within.

 

Meditation for Yoga Teachers – Peaceability™ for Adults and Corporate

May 14. 15, and 16th - 2021

 

Step into the world of corporate Canada and learn how to facilitate classes and workshop aimed at emotional intelligence and how to use the Peaceability™ method to foster teamwork.

  • Learn how to navigate the complex structure of large business and how to present your ideas in a way that aligns with their goals.

  • Help foster and support more collaborative teams.

  • As the kleshas are the cause of all suffering we will learn how to translate knowledge of them into a language that is readily accepted by corporate Canada.

 

Advanced Anatomy

June 11, 12, and 13, 14 - 2021

 

Build on your RYT 200 - 20 hours of anatomy as we break down the body and look at how and when common injuries occur.

  • We study in-depth the shoulder girdle, hips, and knees.

  • We delve into functional anatomy and learn to discern in our students what alignment is right for their body type.

  • Learn about Fascia and techniques to release it.

  • This weekend will change how you look at the body as we delve into pure movement for the body. Teach your students to find physical freedom in poses.

  • A study of what the core really is as we look at it in poses.

 

 

June 18, 19,  and 20 - 2021

Meditation for Yoga Teachers

Peaceability™ for Children & Schools

Learn to teach the Peaceability method to children and in schools. This 4 step method includes teaching students how to pause, breath, thank and then respond.

  • We teach you how to support the emotional intelligence of students and staff. Our material is based on the Klesha’s and how they affect modern society and how we can use yoga to clear our thinking and re-balance or emotions.

  • You will learn how stress manifests in children.

  • We take a non-secular approach so that our method is respective and inclusive of all cultures.

 

Yoga Sutras

Advancing our Studies – September 17, 18, and 19 - 2021

 

In this weekend we study and discuss the Yoga Sutra’s as written down by Patanjali, in particular, looking at Book 2. We will look at modern and postmodern interpretations and discuss them as a group.

  • Learn to incorporate Yoga Philosophy into your classes

 

 

 

Pre-Natal Yoga

September 24, 25, and 26, - 2020

 

Teach yoga safely to expectant moms and help prepare them for childbirth, using postures, breathe and meditation. This weekend will include;

  • How yoga helps support the Mom’s changing body, promotes connection with the baby (ies), provides relief from common pregnancy complaints and also helps the mom discuss fears and prepare emotion for the birth.

  • Safe postures by trimester.

  • Sounds yoga and created sacred spaces for birth.

  • How to create partner birth preparation classes.

  •  

 

Advanced Class planning

October 15, 16 , and 17- 2021

 

Move beyond the basic flows and learn how to theme classes and create sessions that take your students on a journey to new postures and experiences.

We will discuss;

  • Use of music (or not)

  • Intelligent flows that open the body prior to going deep.

  • Class planning to a final posture.

  • How to release before we deepen.

  • How little movements can create safer alignment and better strength.

 

Advanced Cuing, Assisting, Correcting and the use of props

October 22,  23, and 24 - 2021

 

In this weekend you will learn how to create and use cues that deepen the experience for your students.

You will learn;

  • How to cue from a functional and spiritual standpoint.

  • We will look at the yoga lineages and cueing discuss and dissect them.

  • We will discuss why, when and how to assist through hands-on touch.

  • We will discuss trauma, sexual misconduct, and culture as it relates to touch.

 

 

 

 

 

PowerFit Yoga Level 1 – November 12, 13, and 14 - 2021

Powerfit Yoga Level  2 – November 19, 20, 21 – 2021

 

PowerFit Yoga is a 2 weekend Power Yoga certification course that focuses on safely teaching power yoga sequences. The weekends are broken into two sections. Section one covers anatomy and postures, and section two further your learning by covering how to teach and sequence PowerFit Yoga. This is a flow style of yoga suitable for students who prefer a more vigorous practice, yet is still modifiable for many levels, therefore making it inclusive.

 

 

The PowerFit Yoga Difference

  • Avoiding Yoga Injuries

  • Safely Modifying classes for various levels of yoga practice

  • Postures taught with a focus on alignment for all bodies.

  • Breathing for PowerFit Yoga including how to use the inner core muscles for injury prevention and stabilization.

  • Anatomy modules; include the feet, shoulder girdle, wrists, knees, and hips.

  • Intelligent yoga flows (pre-sequenced) for advancing students.

  • Cues that help students understand the postures

  • Safe adjustments – when and how to make them

  • Embracing language that makes all who participate feel welcomed.

 

 

 

 

Build your Brand with Integrity – Social Media Marketing – Marketing – planning

December 10, 11, 12 - 2021

 

You are your marketing, a white lie on your website is still an untruth, learn how to market with integrity and honour the industry.

  • Social Media – dos and don’ts.

  • Creating a class launch.

  • How to market a workshop.

  • How and when to collaborate and align with other brands.

  • The 4 P’s of marketing.

  • Know your audience.

  • We will design and create a real launch during this weekend.

 

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