200hr Weekender Yoga Teacher Training

Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, BC

January – June, 2020

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 six months. Find yourself tucked away in the woods of Royston in our unique and cozy west coast home studio, where our sanctuary will provide you with the time, space, and support you need to deepen your understanding of the Mocean approach to Yoga and life!



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. 

We focus on the practice of Vinyasa Yoga, but will also cover Hatha, 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. Our Certified Culinary Nutritionist will provide you with high prana meals throughout the course so you are set up to be nourished and cared for ♡



Mocean Yoga Studio – Royston, BC

Nestled in the woods of Royston, BC you will find a magical oasis known as Mermaid Manor. This is where we will retreat for our intensive weekends. Here you will find our cozy yoga studio that will hold space for our practices and lectures. Our open concept dining and lounge room provides all the luxuries you need to unwind and integrate. Allow our Certified Culinary Nutritionist to nourish and take care of you with breakfast and lunch. Our west coast home has all comforts and charm you need to feel supported and safe on your transformational journey.


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


January 24-26

February 21-23

March 27-29

April 24-26

May 29-31

June 26-28


7:30am – 6:30pm


7:30-9:30am asana practice

9:30-10:00am meditation and pranayama

10:00am-11:00am breakfast provided

11:00pm -1:30pm lecture

1:30-2:00pm practice teach

2:00-3:00pm 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. There are no pre-requisites, however a consistent yoga practice of at least six months is recommended. Some of the topics we will study are:

– The History, Philosophy & Psychology of Yoga
– Safe & Effective Alignment
– Intelligent Sequencing
– Developing a Personal Practice
– Energetic & Functional Anatomy
– Pranayama
– Chanting
– Meditation
– Practice Teaching
– The Yoga of Eating


What to Expect

This training will include hands on experience, practice, self study, and 180 contact hours with the lead teachers. The remaining 20hrs to make up 200hrs total 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. There are only 14 spaces in this training, so you can expect to have support and attention from your lead teachers who are committed to your growth and evolution.  


$3600 +gst Early Bird if registered by November 15th

$3900 +gst if registered after November 15th

Registration is confirmed with a $500 +gst deposit.

All payments must be made in full by December 15th, 2019

All payments are non-refundable.

Payment plans are available upon request.



200hr Yoga Alliance Recognized Certification

200hr Mocean Yoga Teacher Training Manual

High Prana Meals  –  breakfast & lunch are included throughout the training 

6 month unlimited yoga membership at Mocean Yoga Studio in Royston (January – June 2020)


Required reading list books  




Dive in

Meet Your Guides

Susie Newson

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. 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 yoga studies have accredited her over 1500hr of teacher training.

Susie has been teaching yoga for 9 years. Her offering ranges from Ashtanga yoga to Vinyasa yoga to Restorative yoga. 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.

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 peace 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 to your light and embody the fullest expression of yourself!

Diana Newson

Diana Newson Culinary Nutritionist, 500hr RYT

Diana is is a dreamer, creator, lover, adventurer and most commonly known as the Culinary Goddess on the Mocean Yoga team.

[br_tc]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 were she dropped deep into a 200 hour[nbsp_tc]intensive teacher training with Julia Mccabe. Diana began her voyage as a teacher in Revelstoke, where she was able to combine her passion for snow sports and yoga.

[br_tc]In 2015 Diana followed the whispers of her heart to the shores of Bali on an adventure around South East Asia, the time spent away prompted the purchase of what is now known as the Mocean Yoga Head Quarters. The studio now serves as a platform to share the gift of yoga to the people she loves. Most recently Diana completed a skill in action advanced teacher training with Natalie Rousseau, this was an opportunity to find new inspiration for opening the doors of the Mocean Yoga studio in January 2017.

Diana believes that yoga is a masterful dance that allows you to create a stronger connection of mind body and breathe. 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 and join her.

Natalie Bishop

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.

[br_tc]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.

Kristine Piper Doiron

Kristine Piper Doiron 500hr E-RYT, BA Communication, Cert. Sustainable Community Development

Yoga allows Piper to polish how she sees and interacts with the world, inviting a more spacious, forgiving, bright version of herself into being. Piper’s passion for the balance of freedom and comfort that yoga provides has led her around the world to study its depths, primarily in the lineage of Krishnamacharya. An experience that has profoundly shaped how Piper teaches and that led to to creation of and her involvement with Mocean Yoga is a nine month intensive study with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini in Maui in 2012. Piper continues to be inspired by the healing potential of this practice through these intensive studies with her teachers, and through continuing to educate herself on how the body moves, most recently through collaborating with a physiotherapist in Vancouver to make Yoga class accessible through physiotherapy benefits.

One translation of the word Yoga is union. To Piper, this extends well beyond the mat and into every facet of life. The presence this union, connection, and oneness cultivates is a joyful one, that she lovingly invite into classes, workshops, and teacher trainings.

The tools of yoga have opened up a world of possibilities, which has allowed Piper to actively participate in the creation of the life of her dreams. Bringing together tradition with modern understanding of body, breath, & mind, Piper looks forward to providing tools and space for you to reveal and rest in the magic of who you are.



If you are visiting from out of town we have a few comfortable and convenient accommodation options for you!


Mum’s House. 

Tucked away between the Comox Valley’s two favourite ocean front nature parks you will find the Newson’s Mumma’s house. Here you will find all the comforts of being at “Mom’s House”. Conveniently located just a 15 minute drive from Mocean Yoga Studio. This is the perfect place to retreat at the end of your day. There are 4 bedrooms available. Please contact susie@moceanyoga.com to inquire about a room 🙂

Royston House Bed & Breakfast.  

This sweet little bed and breakfast is located across the street from Mermaid Manor and will be a convenient hop skip and a jump over to your Yoga haven. Please visit their website for more information.

There are also many Airbnb’s close by.

Contact our team if you have any questions. We would love to chat with you!

Questions? Please feel free to contact us. 

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