MOCEAN YOGA 200HR WEEKENDER
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, BC
May - August, 2021

Surround yourself with a community committed to your personal growth and evolution! Immerse yourself in our transformative educational experience where you will retreat one weekend a month, over the course of four months. Find yourself tucked away in the woods, along the ocean front of the Comox Bay. Our 3rd generation family estate provides the perfect sanctuary to support you in stepping away from the everyday to deepen your relationship with yourself and dive into the Mocean approach to Yoga and life!

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 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 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 ♡

Location ~

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.

Course Details ~

This program will take place one weekend a month over the course of four months. Upon completion of all four weekends you will receive your 200hr Mocean Yoga Teacher Training certification! YAY!!

2021 Weekends ~

MAY 21-24, 2021

JUNE 25-28, 2021

JULY 23-26, 2021

AUGUST 13-16, 2021

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. There are no pre-requisites, however a consistent yoga practice of at least six months is recommended.

What to Expect ~

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. 

We limit the number of students in our trainings, so you will have plenty of space, support and attention from your lead teachers who are committed to your growth and evolution.  

Some of the topics we will study are: ~

  • Vinyasa Yoga/Mocean Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga/Yin Yoga
  • The History, Philosophy & Psychology of Yoga
  • Safe & Effective Alignment
  • Intelligent Sequencing
  • Developing a Personal Practice
  • Energetic & Functional Anatomy
  • Pranayama
  • Chanting
  • Meditation
  • Practice Teaching

Meet Your Guides

SUSIE NEWSON

FOUNDER OF MOCEAN YOGA, LEAD TRAINER – 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. In 2011/2012 Susie moved to Maui to manage Maya Yoga and devote herself to her yoga studies. She studied extensively with Nicki and Eddie and completed 4 Maya Yoga Teacher Training courses. In 2013 Susie completed her 500hr Moksha Yoga teacher training. In 2018 Susie completed 100hrs of Advanced Vinyasa Krama teacher training with Srivatsa Ramaswami. 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 for 12 years. Her yoga experience includes Ashtanga yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Yin yoga and Restorative yoga. This vast range of yoga modalities coupled with her dance experience lead her to create her own style ~ Mocean Yoga.

Susie has been an inspiration in her communities teaching regular yoga classes as well as retreats and Yoga teacher trainings in Canada, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Through her own experiences, Susie has come to understand that Yoga is more than just a physical connection. Yoga is a life support system that enables us to cultivate balance and union of body, mind and heart which supports us in navigating our everyday existence with more integration, ease and grace.

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 your light and embody your highest self ~ your highest self being the self you love the most ♡

NATALIE BISHOP

LEAD TRAINER – 500HR E-RYT, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, MEDICAL YOGA THERAPIST

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 passionate 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 of Yoga.

KELSEY BRUNSNYK

Founder of Illumine Ayurveda and Yoga. Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic health practitioner, student of Vedic astrology, and teacher of teachers. 

Originally attracted to Yoga as a replacement for her main form of physical exercise, dance. The practice immediately began transforming her from a place of confusion, delusion and fear to a place of calm, clarity, and true love for herself and life. After completing her first Yoga teacher training in India in 2009, she began studying, working, and living with a teacher in Hawaii, where she also immersed herself in the study and practice of Ayurveda.

For over a decade she has conducted, supported, and taught at innumerable trainings including Yoga teacher trainings, Ayurvedic Chef trainings, and Ayurvedic treatment trainings in Hawaii, India, and New Zealand. She has mentored many students through their professional Ayurveda studies and provided ongoing mentorship for counsellors, teachers and practitioners and is head of the Ayurveda faculty of Bindu Institute for Learning, a Spain based multi-modality school.

Kelsey is a yogini whose extensive training and dedication to her practice and ongoing studies continue to expand the intuitive insight she shares. She is a perpetual student of life, and her authenticity, openness, understanding, enthusiasm and love of Ayurveda, Yoga and natural healing has inspired many to start, continue or deepen their paths to health, vitality, and living their inner truth.

YOUR INVESTMENT

$3600 +gst Early Bird if registered by February 1st, 2021

$3900 +gst if registered after February 1st, 2021

Registration is confirmed with a $500 +gst deposit.

All payments must be made in full by May 1st, 2021

All payments are non-refundable.

Payment plans are available upon request. Credit card required

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:

Travel/Transport


Accommodation


Required reading list books