2017 Fall/Winter 200hr Teacher Training with Peter and Shannon MacLaggan
Join Shannon, Peter and a handful of incredible guest teachers for this remarkable Yoga Alliance Certified, 200hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) and enrich all aspects of your life! Six months of deep yogic work, giving you a solid foundation on the path to becoming an authentic, inspiring and skillful yoga teacher!
Whats it all about???
~ Transform your own practice with hours of technique and posture clinics.
~ Cleanse mind, body and spirit with breathing exercises, lifestyle changes the clearing of old patterns that no longer serve us.
~ Learn how to teach inspiring and safe classes.
~ Discover your unique and authentic teaching style and voice.
~ Explore effective and creative ways to theme and sequence classes.
~ Discover the fascinating world of the subtle body and our chakra system.
~ Learn more about yoga’s sister science, Ayruveda.
~ Learning how to assist and offer effective adjustments with love and confidence
~ Public speaking and confidence building
~ Yoga Anatomy
~ The Business of Yoga. Navigating the business world with an open heart while learning to value yourself as a teacher
~ Yogic history and philosophy
~ Lifestyle shifts and the ethics of yoga
~ Learn how to safely guide students through practice in a manner that honours and is sensitive towards injury and trauma
~ and SO MUCH MORE!!!!
2017/18 Dates and Times
September 16, 17
September 30, October 1
October 14, 15
October 28, 29
Nov 11, 12
Nov 25, 26
Dec 9, 10
Dec 16, 17
Jan 13, 14
Jan 27, 28
Feb 10, Feb 11
Feb 17, 18
Feb 24, 25 (Graduation!!)
9am-5:00pm every day. Each day will have an hour break from 12pm-1pm for lunch and two 15 minute breaks. We will be keeping track of attendance every morning. No lates!
Typical day would include guided practice, safe technique and posture refinement labs, teaching methodology, philosophy, anatomy and practicum (including time spent leading practice).
Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques by Mark Stephens
Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali many translations and commentaries to choose from
The Bhagavad Gita as above
Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater
The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
The Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Requirements for completion of the course:
~100% attendance (some exceptions apply)
~ Completion of all homework and presentations (20 hours)
~ Pass the teaching practicum exam
~ Complete the take home exam
Supe Early Bird Pricing (before May 1st) $2400 plus tax
Early Bird Pricing (before July 1st) $2600 plus tax
Regular Pricing (after July 1st) $2800 plus tax
Price includes a 10 class package at White Pine Yoga Centre!
Please remember that space is limited and this training has sold out every year. Don’t wait to register!
What others are saying about the program:
“YTT! What an incredible life altering journey this was! I went in with very little expectation. During this training, I have gotten so connected to myself mentally, physically, and spiritually. We were blessed to have two of the most inspiring teachers lead us through this path of self discovery. Yoga teacher training is such a gift, whether you want to teach or not. There is so much to be grateful for in this life and this training had widened my eyes to the beauty that surrounds us. Yoga is for everyone. Take the leap!!!!” ~ Laurie Collins
“White Pine Yoga’s Teacher Training program is life changing. If you’re at all considering joining Shannon and Pete on this journey – stop thinking and DO!!!!” ~ Erin Norris
“The second I read the advertisement for White Pine Yoga TT, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it. I had a strong desire to deepen my yoga practice with a view to connecting mind, body and spirit. I have been dealing with a debilitating disease for the past several years and found yoga to be a great way to get to know my body as it is now. At first I wasn’t sure that I’d be a good fit for YTT, but after a conversation with Shannon, any concerns I had were alleviated. I decided to make the commitment. The very first day I knew I was in a safe, non judgemental place surrounded by a group of yogis that would soon become deeply connected. I had no idea the places we would be going, looking deep within ourselves. I soon realized only a small part of yoga happens on our mats and that the real work is learning to live our yoga off of our mats. I leave this training with a sense of inner peace and contentment and a knowing that everything is exactly as it should be. Peter and Shannon live their yoga and lead by example ~ they are the real deal! I feel such gratitude to them for providing this life changing experience and highly recommend YTT at White Pine Yoga.” ~ Cindy Roach
“WPY’s Yoga Teacher Training Program is awesome. I would recommend it to new and experienced yogis alike, whether you want to teach or just deepen your personal practice. If you want more love and kindness in your life, Pete and Shannon will lead you there by example.” ~ Julia Lavery
“White Pine Yoga Teacher Training turned out to be a great gift to myself. It was so interesting, challenging, rewarding and inspiring. If you’re thinking about it, open up and go for it! I’m am very grateful to have shared this training with Pete, Shannon, the guest instructors, and the others that trained with me.” – Penny Neal
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to grow in so many ways through the White Pine Yoga instructor training program and I highly recommend this training to anyone who is thinking about it. Initially I had no intention of teaching; I just love yoga and was excited to learn from two of my favourite instructors. I expected to grow physically but it was much more than I imagined. The training had a positive impact both on and off the mat. Shannon and Pete fostered a safe and open environment in which we were all comfortable with starting where we were at physically, mentally and emotionally. Even though I started the course with little confidence that I would be ready to teach, by the end I am not only ready but I am also excited about it” ~ Jill Lazarus
“White Pine Yoga’s TT has brought about so many positive changes in my life. It’s more than just learning and teaching an asana (posture) practice. It will change you. You will get to know yourself really well, along with the not so positive patterns you engage in. The TT has brought clarity to my life and helped me break free from some of these habitual thinking patterns and limiting beliefs. Now I look for the beautiful possibilities in every day. I started out thinking that I would never teach but by the end, I felt so ready and excited about teaching yoga to others. You will be ready by the end of the training. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to study with Shannon and Pete.” ~ Michelle Optis
“When I enrolled in White Pine Yoga’s YTT, I knew that our time together would be life-changing, but I had absolutely no idea as to what magnitude. Starting this journey with solely an Asana (posture) background, this initially seemed like a steep learning curve for me. Pete and Shannon lovingly opened their arms & their hearts to us and nurtured us through our challenges, our triumphs, through the laughter, and a few tears. Pete and Shannon are not only exceptional Yogis, they are devoted leaders. I am SO grateful that my first TT was under their nurturing yogi wings. As a Personal Trainer, a Nutritional Wellness Coach, and now Yoga teacher, I am so excited to give back and share all that this journey has offered to me. This TT has not only taught me how to be a Yoga Teacher, but more importantly how to also deepen my own daily practice so I can truly become that which I am teaching. A heartfelt THANK YOU Shannon & Pete!!!” ~Mel Cyba-Ambrose
“When I was young, I believed anything was possible. When I danced by myself, I was going to be in the Bolshoi and when I skated on the outdoor rink, I was going to be an Olympian. Then I grew up, real life took over. Little by little I lost my dreams and as I became busy with the minutia of life, I forgot what my heart’s desire was… I knew from the first time that I was bathed in Shannon’s words of self-acceptance, love and challenge (as we were letting gravity and relaxation work in Yin), that I wanted to know what she knew. Then meeting Pete, and being inspired by ideas of the universe, reality and me, my life was transformed. My personal practice, the reason for which I registered, has blossomed into a wonderfully renewed and satisfying experience. My circle of like-minded friends has multiplied ten-fold. Pete and Shannon opened my heart to the treasure that was inside and the possibilities outside. With their loving and deeply moving words and activities, they have helped me take the time to really explore what was there all along, but what I had wrapped in layers of business, and disappointment. All this and practicing Yoga (asana) too! Truly, I cannot more highly recommend Shannon and Peter as teachers and their teacher training programme as a way to discover and challenge oneself physically, mentally and spiritually. I cannot wait to share what I’ve learned with others, and to begin this new phase of my teaching career.” ~ Cheryl St-Elier