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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!

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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.

Yoga is the scientific process of awakening our dormant potential. We invite you to join us in Remembering Why You Are Here

2022 200HR Weekender

May 6-9
June 3-6
July 1-4
Aug 5-8
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About Your Certification

We believe that a 200hr yoga teacher training is the beginning of the journey to becoming a great leader and “torch bearer”. This is your opportunity to develop a more intimate relationship with yourself through the teachings 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 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 so you have a broad understanding and full spectrum offering. Our intimate intensive course will provide you with the support you need to progressively learn and feel confident with your relationship with yoga.

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 ~
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 intensive weekends.


Set in the lush gardens 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 without leaving the comforts of your own country.

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Course Details

Course details

Mocean Yoga Weekender

Course Dates:
May 6-9, 2022
June 3-6, 2022
July 1-4, 2022
August 5-8 , 2022

Daily Schedule

Daily Hours: 7:30am – 6:30pm

7:30 – 9:30am: Asana Practice
9:30 – 10:00am: Pranayama and Meditation
10 – 11am: Breakfast (provided)
11am – 1:30pm: Lecture
1:30 – 2pm: Practice Teaching
2pm – 3pm: Lunch (provided)
3pm: 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

You can take as much or as little from this experience as you like! The intention behind our Weekender YTT is to create an accessible format for integration and embodiment of your pure potential through the wisdom and teachings of Mocean Yoga.


This training includes self-study and 180 contact hours with the lead teachers. The remaining 20hrs to make up 200hrs will be completed through assigned readings prior to the training, from a required reading list that will be sent out upon receiving your deposit for the training.

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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.

Our team

Caela Gillies

375hr Chakra Yoga TT, 100hr Yin and Restorative TT, 200hr Mocean Yoga TT, Registered Massage Therapist, Craniosacral Therapist

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.

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Your Investment

Weekender Mocean Yoga Teacher Training



Early Bird if registered by
March 15th, 2022.



if registered after
March 15th, 2022.

Registration is confirmed with a $500 +gst deposit. All payments must be paid in full by April 1st, 2022

* 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

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

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Deposit $500 + GST

Full $3,900 + GST