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Our Yoga Teacher Training


 

Tofino Yoga Studio is committed to deepening your relationship to the art and science of yoga.
 

Yoga Alliance Certified 200 hr

Includes 3 Months Unlimited
Yoga in studio or 3 Month
Online subscription! 

Yoga Tofino Teacher Training

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

7:00AM - 7:00PM Daily

  • 7:00 - 9:30AM Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Meditation

  • 9:30 - 10:00 AM Breakfast Break

  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM History & Philosophy

  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch Break

  • 1:30 - 4:30 PM Teaching Methodology

  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM Afternoon Break

  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM Asana Studies

Payment plans for tuition are available with an additional 3% service charge upon request.

Tuition does not include required texts, meals or accommodation. 

  • Daily Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra

  • Yoga As a Path of Wholeness

  • Universal Principles of Alignment

  • Principles of Communication

  • Introduction to Sequencing

  • Intro to Ayurveda

  • Asana Studies

Yoga Tofino Teacher Training 200 hr

Curriculum  - MODULE 1

Yoga as a Path of Wholeness

 

 December 5 - 9, 2024 

(Guided by Heidi MacPherson)

Yoga Studio Teacher Training Tofino

Curriculum  - MODULE 2

History, Philosophy, Anatomy, Biomechanics

(Guest Teachers: Natalie Rousseau & Rebekka Walker)

 January 9 - 13, 2025 

  • Daily Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra

  • History of Yoga

  • The Bhagavad Gita

  • Myth and Story as a Teaching Tool

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Mechanics of Breath

Curriculum  - MODULE 3

Integration

(Guided by Heidi MacPherson)

February 6 - 10, 2025

  • Student led Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra

  • Ethics

  • Who are your students?

  • Sequencing and Themes

  • Refining your Communication

  • Refining your Path of Wholeness

  • Business of Yoga

  • Practicum and Written Exam

Tofino Yoga Teacher Training YTT

300hr Yoga Teacher 

Training

Yoga Alliance Certified 300 hr
Tofino Yoga Studio nature

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

Includes 3 Months Unlimited
Yoga in studio or 3 Month
Online Subscription! 

7:00AM - 7:00PM Daily

  • 7:00 - 9:30AM Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Meditation

  • 9:30 - 10:00 AM Breakfast Break

  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM History & Philosophy

  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch Break

  • 1:30 - 4:30 PM Teaching Methodology

  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM Afternoon Break

  • 5:00 - 7:00 PM Asana Studies

*MODULE 1 TAKES PLACE AT ALTERNATE LOCATION

- 300 HR TRAINEES ONLY.

Curriculum  - MODULE 1

Yoga and Community

(Guided by Heidi MacPherson, held at Alternate Location) 

Nov. 28, 2024 - Dec. 3, 2024

Tofino Yoga Studio restorative and yin
  • Daily Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra

  • Foundations of Yin Yoga

  • Principles of Restorative Yoga

  • Chair and Accessible Yoga

  • Pre and Postnatal Yoga

  • Community Building and Leadership

  • Planning Workshops & Series

  • Trauma & Culturally Informed Language

Tofino Yoga Studio beach yoga

Curriculum  - MODULE 2

Yoga as a Path of Wholeness

(Guided by Heidi MacPherson)

 January 9 - 13, 2025 

In conjunction with 200hr YTT Trainees, 300hr YTT trainees will take a leadership role in group work, co-teach evening Asana lab and refine communication skills.

  • Daily Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra

  • Yoga As a Path of Wholeness

  • Universal Principles of Alignment

  • Principles of Communication

  • Introduction to Sequencing

  • Intro to Ayurveda

  • Asana Studies

Curriculum  - MODULE 3

History, Philosophy, Anatomy, Biomechanics

(Guest Teachers: Natalie Rousseau and Rebekka Walker)

 January 9 - 13, 2025 

In conjunction with 200hr YTT Trainees, 300hr YTT trainees will take a leadership role in group work, co-teach evening Asana lab and refine communication skills.

  • Daily Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra

  • History of Yoga

  • The Bhagavad Gita

  • Myth and Story as a Teaching Tool

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Mechanics of Breath

Tofino Yoga Studio retreats
Tofino Yoga community beach yoga

Curriculum  - MODULE 4

Integration

(Guided by Heidi MacPherson)

February 6 - 10, 2025

In conjunction with 200hr YTT Trainees, 300hr YTT trainees will take a leadership role in group work, co-teach evening Asana lab and refine communication skills.

  • Student led Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra

  • Ethics

  • Who are your students?

  • Sequencing and Themes

  • Refining your Communication

  • Refining your Path of Wholeness

  • Business of Yoga

  • Practicum and Written Exam

Early Bird Tuition .................... $2900 + tax

200HR Tuition

300HR Tuition

Early Bird Tuition .................... $3990 + tax

Until September 15 2024. A $500 non-refundable deposit (deducted from tuition cost) is due upon acceptance and completion of Student Enrolment Agreement with remaining tuition due in full by Sept 30,, 2024.

Until September 15 2024. A $500 non-refundable deposit (deducted from tuition cost) is due upon acceptance and completion of Student Enrolment Agreement with remaining tuition due in full by Sept. 30,, 2024.

Standard Tuition .................... $3300 + tax

Begins September 16 2024. A $500 non-refundable deposit (deducted from tuition cost) is due upon acceptance and completion of Student Enrolment Agreement, with remaining tuition due in full by November 1, 2024.

Standard Tuition .................. $4490 + tax

Begins September 16 2024. A $500 non-refundable deposit (deducted from tuition cost) is due upon acceptance and completion of Student Enrolment Agreement, with remaining tuition due in full by November 1, 2024.

Payment plans for tuition are available with an additional 3% service charge upon request. 

Tuition does not include required texts, meals or accommodation.

Email us hello@tofinostudio.com  to inquire.

How to Enrol -> A Step-by-step guide

Our Team.

Leaders in yoga both off the mat and on the mat. Our lead trainers are here to inspire you, educate you, bring new perspectives, to elicit growth and help excavate your purest potential as a human being on this planet.

Heidi's Bio:

Teaches: Yin, Restorative, Hatha, Accessible, Culturally Informed and Trauma Informed, Communication, Class Planning and Sequencing 

heidimacpherson.com

 

Heidi holds E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance and has over 1000 hrs of supplemental training in Yin, Anatomy and Biomechanics, Vinyasa, Meditation, and Philosophy. She studied Landscape Architecture at University of British Columbia. She currently resides in Tofino, BC, unceded territory of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, where she teaches yoga, music, practices Landscape Architecture and lives within the cultural intersections of the Tla-o-qui-aht,  the stateless, the Jejuan diaspora, Zainichi Koreans, and the inter generational effects of war, genocide and assimilation. At Coastal Bliss Yoga, Tofino, she teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Yin, Nidra, Foundations and 55 or Better Chair Yoga. leads the 200 hour Teacher Training program and curates the continuing education programs.  She aims to uplift the bodies and souls that are under-represented in yoga spaces by shifting the teacher’s centre and building the language of intersectionality. Because Heidi believes that each living being holds a unique resonance that expresses individual sound, harmony and rhythm, she honours this diversity and grounds the differences in each body’s ranges of movement and learning approaches.  “55 or Better Chair Yoga is Advanced Yoga. It is Power, it is Hatha, Vinyasa, it is meditation….it is yoga practised by elders, the wisest of individuals who have been graced with age and experience.”

Forest

“I loved the sections on anatomy with Rebekka so much more than I thought I would, giving me new rituals and practices to try at home. I absolutely loved Natalie's storytelling abilities. I loved Jacky's section on Ayurveda and the Doshas. And I loved Heidi's section on cultural appropriation & new-age spirituality, giving me so much to reflect upon.”

Rachel McCreesh, Canada

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