The unique experiential learning approach used by Shanti Yoga provides the student with all the tools to teach yoga and engage in a meaningful discovery of one’s true self. This teacher training program is a 200 hour training, representing a combination of intensive study along with a distance-learning component. The instruction is for traditional Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga and meets the Yoga School Certification Standards of Yoga Alliance. The 200 hours of course time are made up of 180 contact hours in two nine-day intensive modules (January 20th – February 6th, 2018) and 20 hours of distance study.
The faculty and supporting teachers of Shanti Yoga have a combined 10,500 hours of training experience with an eclectic background of the study, which includes Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Krama, Anusara, Sivananda, Forest Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Baron Baptise, all of which are the descendant of the Krishnamacharya Lineage. They are passionate about their life long path of study and they adhere to the traditional principles of yoga. They have come together to deliver a rigorous, exciting program that will prepare you with the tools to deepen your knowledge of this ancient practice, whether your desire is to teach or delve further into your personal journey.
Many students who decide to take a Teacher Training program find the experience transformative and life changing. The instructors’ goal is to provide a thorough approach to the exploration of yoga study with a supporting network and a space that encourages learning. During the intensive study portions of this training, you must attend all aspects of the course requirements, along with personal development such as reading, assignments, and practice teaching requirements. This can be incredibly rewarding and intense at the same time.
Meet the Instructors
Kyla MacKinnon (E-RYT 500)
Kyla is inspired by the act of leading others and empowering them to live their truth. She believes in the power of connecting breath and movement with those around her. Throughout her life, she has enjoyed coaching people and creating a space where they feel comfortable and confident in order to reach their full potential. From her 800 hours of training, she vows to keep the tradition of Krishnamacharya’s yoga lineage alive thanks to one of her great teachers, Ryan Leier. Kyla will incorporate a balance of strength and serenity into her teachings during the program. Her compassionate nature makes her a perfect fit as the Yoga Teacher Training student liaison. She gives herself fully to new trainees who need guidance and support during the training.
Uriel MacGillivary (E-RYT 500)
Founder of Shanti Hot Yoga Uriel has spent most of her career life in management and coaching people. She is the founder of Shanti Hot Yoga Studios and is passionate about the countless benefits that Yoga brings to students of all ages. An entrepreneur at heart she is thrilled to be building a Yoga School in Atlantic Canada that is innovative, interactive, and raises the bar on how we develop our students to become great teachers. Uriel has completed over 1000 hours of study and practical training. She has a deep interest in the academic research of Yoga and has embarked on a 3-year/800 hour adventure on the History, Literature, and Philosophy of Yoga with the late Georg Feuerstein’s School of Traditional Yoga Studies. In June of 2014 she completed an advanced teacher training with inspiring international teacher, Ana Forest. Uriel looks forward to sharing her knowledge and love of Yoga during the Teacher Training!
Taylor MacGillivary (E-RYT 500)
Taylor’s curiosity of Yoga practice came quickly after doing his first Teacher Training with Moksha Yoga in 2011. Taylor feels a close connection with the traditional practices of Yoga, practicing and teaching with Sri. T. Krishnamacharya’s lineage as his guidelines, approaching Yoga practice as medicine for your body and your mind. Staying true to Yoga’s origins while keeping practice light and accessible is what he strives for in his classes.
Taylor draws on 700+ hours of study, ranging from contemporary Canadian teacher Ryan Leier, who has served as Taylor’s main teacher over the last 4 years, to his latest study with traditional Indian master Srivatsa Ramaswami, a 30+ year student of Krishnamacharya.