Mocean yoga

Yoga Teacher Trainings

Comox Valley, BC
Consider this your education vacation ~ immerse yourself into our Canadian tropic oasis and experience the alchemy of Mocean Yoga!

Mocean Yoga ~


We believe that Yoga is the scientific process of awakening our dormant potential, invoking our innate wisdom and returning to our true nature. 


Kula is a Sanskrit word that can be translated as “community,” “clan” or “tribe” ~ used to symbolize the sense of inclusion + belonging that can be cultivated through coming together to practice yoga.


Our 200hr YTT is an invitation for you to join our Kula and return to the Great Remembering of why you are Here ~

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About Your Certification

Mocean Yoga is a Yoga Alliance recognized school. Our goal is to give you the education and certification you need to feel confident in your ability to practice and teach yoga safely! After completion of our course, you are eligible to register as a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher.


Mocean Yoga is a Vinyasa based practice. We will focus on developing a strong understanding of Vinyasa Yoga and intelligent sequencing. We will also cover Yin and Restorative Yoga so you have a broad understanding and full spectrum experience. Our intimate intensive course will provide you with the support you need to progressively learn and feel confident with your relationship with yoga.


We believe that a 200hr yoga teacher training is the beginning of the journey to unveiling your pure potential and blazing the path for others to do the same. This is your opportunity to develop a more intimate relationship with yourself through the eight limbed path of yoga. Our intention is to give you the tools you need to feel confident in your ability to understand and share the practice of yoga. Our hope is that with this new found gift you will move forth as a warrior of love, illuminating the path to peace for yourself and others with integrity!


Mocean Yoga ~
Comox, BC

Nestled in the woods, along the ocean front of the Comox bay, you will find our 3rd generation family estate.


This is where we will retreat for our intensives.


Set in the lush gardens and magical rainforest, you will find a cozy canvas tent that will hold space for our practices and lectures.


This Canadian tropics oasis provides all the luxuries you need to step away from the distractions of your everyday life, unwind and integrate with the support of nature all around you.

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Course Details

Course details

Mocean Yoga 200hr Intensives

Intensive 1: Foundations ~

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Online Accountability Check In ~

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Intensive 2: Embodiment ~

To be announced

*Both intensives must be completed to receive your 200hr certification. 

Daily Schedule

Daily Hours: 7:30am – 6:30pm

7:30 – 9:30am: Asana Practice
9:30 – 10:00am: Pranayama and Meditation
10:00 – 11:00am: Breakfast (provided)
11:00am – 1:30pm: Lecture
1:30 – 2:00pm: Practice Teaching
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Lunch (provided)
3:00pm: Dance Party
3:15 – 4:45pm: Lecture
5:00 – 6:30pm: Evening Asana


Who Should Take
This Training?

This course is for those interested in deepening their understanding of the practice of yoga. A consistent yoga practice of at least six months is recommended.

What To Expect

The intention behind our two intensives is to create an accessible format for you to fully receive, integrate and embody our offering. This training includes 20hrs of self-study and 180 contact hours with the lead teachers. The 20hrs of self-study will be accomplished through completion of our Sutras for Support online course prior to the training. We will also assign readings, from a recommended reading list. Both the Sutras for Support online course and the reading list will be sent out upon receiving your deposit for the training so you will have plenty of time to prepare and set yourself up to soar!!


Our 1st intensive will set a strong foundation. The space between intensives allows time for integration.  We will gather together once online for an Accountability Check In to answer any questions and maintain our rhythm and connection.  We will also encourage you to take advantage of our Unlimited Yoga on the Dock membership and practice with us in person as much as possible. The 2nd intensive will create the space to embody your pure potential through the wisdom and teachings of your journey with Mocean Yoga.

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Some Of The Topics We Will Study Are

our team

meet your guides

Susie Newson - Mocean Yoga

Susie Newson

Lead Facilitator, Founder Of Mocean Yoga, 500hr E-RYT

Susie was called to yoga in 2002. The injurious life of a professional ballet dancer lead her to yoga as a way to heal her body and continue to express herself through movement.

Susie began her yoga studies with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini (Maya Yoga) in 2008. She studied extensively with Nicki and Eddie and completed 4 Maya Yoga Teacher Training courses with them. In 2013 Susie completed her 500hr Moksha Yoga teacher training Susie’s more recent studies have been with Srivatsa Ramaswami. Completing 100hrs of Advanced Vinyasa Krama teacher training, as well as continued studies with Ramaswami online. These various yoga studies have credited her over 2000hrs of teacher training, which have in turn, inspired a devotion to sharing her studies for over a decade.

Susie has been teaching yoga since 2008 and founded Mocean Yoga in 2011. Susie has been an inspiration in her communities teaching regular yoga classes as well as retreats and yoga teacher’s trainings in countries including Canada, U.S, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.


Mocean Yoga is Susie’s way of offering you the tools to put your Manifestations in Mocean ~ Leveraging her own light to help you stand in to your light and embody the fullest expression of yourself!

Natalie Bishop

500hr E-RYT, Occupational Therapist, Medical Yoga Therapist, Mocean YTT Lead Facilitator

As an occupational therapist Natalie believes that quality of life is created through meaningful engagement in the activities that make up our days. She feels that the current health care system has some amazing strengths and that it can only be strengthened by the use of complementary practices – such as yoga – that have existed for thousands of years.


Natalie was first introduced to yoga during her training as a dancer. Several years later in 2004, after being diagnosed with a genetic heart condition she fell in love with it. She trusts in the healing potential of this practice as it has been vital in both re-creating her own health and her work as an occupational therapist.


Natalie feels passionately that we are here for each other and her reverence for human biology (and its magic!) guides her to work and practice with kindness in order to restore strength and integrity to the body, mind and spirit. She believes there are therapeutic secrets hidden in all aspects Yoga.

Diana Newson

Moceans Red Seal Culinary Creative, 500hr RYT

Diana is a dreamer, creator, lover, adventurer and most commonly known as the Culinary Goddess on the Mocean Yoga team. Her yogic journey began deep in the jungle of Maui with Nicki Doane And Eddie Modestini at Maya Yoga. Shortly after this time on Maui, she headed south to Nicaragua where she dropped deep into a 200 hour intensive teacher training with Julia Mccabe. Diana has been blessed to teach yoga to many over the years and feels deeply grateful for the tools and skills she’s learned through the practice.


Growing up a fisherman’s daughter, Diana has always had a great respect for local sustainable ingredients and where they come from. She actively continues to participates in commercial fishing. She loves to forage her own food and is passionate about supporting local farms and artisans.

Her culinary career began with Mocean Yoga, catering the first retreats her and Susie ever created. To compliment her offerings, she took up studies with Meghan Telpner at the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. This course opened her eyes to the value of the work she was doing, nourishing and educating others about nutrition and the importance of good healthy vibrant foods. It became clear to Diana that she should follow the whispers of her heart in the Culinary Creative field. She went on to study at the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver and acquired her her Red Seal & Diploma in both Culinary Arts and the Art of bread and pastries with NWCAV.


Diana believes that yoga and nutrition are a masterful dance that allow you to create a stronger connection to mind, body and breath. Moving through the ebbs and flows towards a greater state of consciousness. She aspires to create a supportive warm and welcoming experience for anyone who cares to roll out their mat or pull up a seat and join her.


MPT, BKIN, 200HR Mocean YTT, Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, Chan Gunn IMS Certified, Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute Certified​

Tara was first inspired by yoga in 2002, while studying for her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Contemporary Dance at The University of Calgary. Over the years, Tara has enjoyed yoga’s offerings by exploring many different styles of yoga with many different instructors. Her love for yoga grew exponentially when she was introduced to the heart opening practice of Mocean Yoga in 2012. She was drawn to this practice from the start, even travelling to Maui in 2014 to experience a Mocean Yoga Retreat.


Tara graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2009 with a Master of Physical Therapy. She is a Registered Physiotherapist with post graduate training in Pelvic Health, Gunn IMS, Acupuncture, Graston Technique, Manual Therapy, Pain Science, Strength and Motor training. 


Over the summer of 2021, Tara’s long awaited dream of completing a yoga teacher training came to life. She completed her 200 hour Mocean Yoga Teacher Training and now thoroughly enjoys integrating therapeutic yoga into her physiotherapy practice.

Tara is passionate about movement, human anatomy, the holistic practice of yoga and information dissemination. She is grateful for the opportunity to share her knowledge with yogis and future Mocean Yoga teachers. Her hope is for all beings to have the opportunity for safe, meaningful and joyous movement experiences.

Alli mary epp

500hr E-RYT, Ceremonialist, Kundalini Goddess, Hypnotherapist, Ritualist

Alli is a ceremonialist, breathwork teacher, sacred story teller and hypnotherapist. She believes deeply in connecting with the wisdom and medicine of the seasons and the power of our own creative force. Through her unique weaving of ritual, breath and trance, she creates safe spaces for journeying within and remembering our own magic. She believes in honouring our ancestors, cultural lineages and the roots of the land where we practice as well as always inviting our individual essence to shine through.


Her yoga journey began 15 years ago, in the sweaty jungles of Thailand where she immersed in her first classical Hatha teacher training. She was immediately captivated by the magic of this ancient practice and has been teaching numerous styles and offerings ever since.


In addition to her Hatha training, she has also trained in Vinyasa, Yin and Prenatal Yoga. Perhaps closest to her heart is the path of Kundalini yoga. Alli completed her kundalini 200-hour teacher training through Yoga West and is constantly inspired by the breath, movement and chanting of this practice, and also brings her own essence and style to these ancient teachings.


Alli is excited to be part of the sparkling crew at Mocean Yoga. She is over the moon to get to move, breathe and craft ritual with all of you!

caela gillies

Registered Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist, 375hr Chakra YTT, 100hr Yin & Restorative YTT & 200hr Mocean YTT

Caela found yoga in 2007 when she was travelling and beginning her journey of self-discovery. In 2009 she went to Thailand for her first (375 hour) training, studying Chakra Yoga at the Pyramid Yoga Centre. She became a Yoga Teacher and embraced a nomadic lifestyle as she explored the world and deepened her relationship to herself through yoga, meditation and ceremony.


Working and living at a Yoga Retreat Centre in Guatemala, Caela was exposed to bodywork and energy healing and the transformative impact it could have. In 2012, she decided to expand her offering by returning to BC and completing her training to become a Registered Massage Therapist. While in Massage Therapy school, Caela discovered Craniosacral Therapy. She was fascinated by the power of gentle touch and present awareness. In 2018 she completed a 2-year Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy training with Body Intelligence. Through Craniosacral Therapy, Caela realized the importance of regulating the nervous system which drew her to study Yin and Restorative yoga. In 2019, Caela completed a 100-hour Yin and Restorative advanced training at Yandara Yoga in Todos Santos, Mexico.


Caela was led to Mocean Yoga in 2017. She fell in love with the practice and how good it felt in her body, heart and soul! She completed her 200-hour Mocean Yoga Teacher training in 2020 and has been teaching for Mocean Yoga since. She is honoured to be here as a support, teacher and (forever) student.

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Your Investment

Mocean Yoga 200hr Teacher Training



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Registration is confirmed with a $500 +gst deposit. All payments must be paid in full one month prior to training start date.

* All payments are non-refundable.
Payment plans are available upon request. Credit card required.

your investment

what’s included

200hr Yoga Alliance Recognized Certification
200hr Mocean Yoga Teacher Training Manual

Anatomy Workbook

Unlimited membership to Yoga on the Dock

Mocean Yoga’s Sutras for Support online course

High Prana Meals 

  • Breakfast and lunch are included throughout the training.
  • Dinner is provided at our closing ceremony.

Additional Costs Not Included

Required reading list books


  • We have 4 very comfortable private rooms on site with a shared bathroom + access to the kitchen in the evenings available for rent. Please email to inquire.

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Deposit $500 + GST

Full $4,150 + GST