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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
2023 Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Dates
January 20, 21, and 22 - 2023
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.
January 27, 28 and 29 - 2023
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
February 10, 11 and 12- 2023
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.
In 2022 The Live With Spirit Team was given a grant to work with Seniors. Offering beginner and intermediate chair yoga training and classes.
Febuary 24, 25 and 26 - 2023
Delve Deeply into Yoga Philosophy
Guest teachers - Parameet Singh and Ram Vakkalanka
What is Indian philosophy in contrast to Western philosophy?
What are the major branches of Indian philosophy and what are their main ideas?
What is the relationship of hatha yoga to Vedic philosophy?
What is the place of Patanjali’s Yoga sutras in Indian philosophical traditions?
What is the place of the Bhagavad Gita in Indian philosophical traditions?
What Sanskrit words should every Yoga teacher know?
Yantras - Sacred Arrangements of Energy.
Vedic Astrology - Why it matters.
Chanting With Ram. A deeper dive into why we chant.
Meditation for Yoga Teachers – Peaceability™ for Adults and Corporate
March 10, 11 and 12 - 2023
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.
On - Line Start Anytime
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.
April 14, 15 and 16 - 2023
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.
Advancing our Studies
May 26, 27 and 28 - 2023
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
Currently Sheree is working on her masters her thesis is “The purpose of this thesis is to show readers that ancient yoga philosophy is the answer to humankind’s modern day dilemmas. In particularly, I will prove that all stress stems for the Klesha’s. In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras the 5 Klesha’s (Mental Afflictions) are noted to be the cause of all suffering.Through my thesis I intend to prove to the reader that if we individually work on how the Klesha’s manifest in our minds/lives, it will affect those around us as we are linked like the waves in the ocean, we may appear separate at times but we are all part of the same whole."
June 9, 10 and 11 - 2023
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
September 15, 16 and 17 - 2023
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 20, 21, and 22 - 2023
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 1/2 November 10, 11 and 12 - 2023
Yoga for Atheltes November 24, 25, 26 – 2023
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.
Yoga for Athelltes focuses on creating class plans for the athlete. We study exercise physiology, training Cycles and the mindset of atheltes.
We learn the imporance of working with coaches and how to give and received feedback.
Build your Brand with Integrity – Social Media Marketing – Marketing – planning
December 8, 9, 10 - 2023
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.
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.
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 Canadian Yoga Alliance.