teacher trainings. mentorship. intensives.

200HR teacher trainings.

Yoga teacher training prepares you to step in front of a room of people and share your practice, yes - but there's so much more to this. Yoga teacher training is an excavation of self. it involves a digging in an churning over of the soil of your soul. through this training you will harness the tools of the practice -- Asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy -- better enabling you to work through the layers of the ego. return to the archives of your self, to the part of you who know your life's purpose and your path. 

Developing as a yoga teacher is a life long engagement, this 200hr Yoga Alliance registered program is designed to lay the groundwork. Giving you the fundamentals for teaching with study in the areas of asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and anatomy. As a vinysasa specified training, the intention is not only to provide the basic tools of sharing yoga, but to also aid in your ability to apply them to a class setting, safely and intelligently. 



NEW LOCATION!!! Calgary, ab | October 6-15, 2017 |  Module 1: 10-day INtensive, 100hr  |  theory and practice

This intensive 200hr YTT will be split between two 10-day modules. Module 1, Oct 6-15, 2017 will include: daily asana and meditation practices // philosophy: 8 limbs of yoga // history of yoga \\  asana lab + adjustments // mantra + deities \\  foundations of vinyasa sequencing + teaching // pranayama techniques \\ eastern + western anatomy.

The program facilitation will be assisted by my dear friend and trusted teacher Jazz Braden, out of Vancouver BC. Jazz and I met in our own 200hr training many moons ago in a Costa Rica rainforest. Afterwards we randomly landed in a few other trainings together: Vancouver, Mexico and Hornby Island. Prompting a mutual respect and friendship. Jazz brings the "feels" to the table, weaving the subtle practice into ones voice and onto the mat. 


Complete Tuition (modules 1+2): $3000+GST (early bird rate expires July 1, 2017) ///  $3300+GST regular 

Module 1 Tuition: $1700+ TAX

Module 2 Tuition: $1700+ TAX 


$500 Deposit (100% non-refundable. Full fees due 30 days prior to program start date)


April 2018 | Golden, BC |  Module 2: 10-day INtensive, 100hr  | Advanced Vinyasa Sequencing

Module 2: April 27 - May 6, 2018. This portion of the 200hr program is not only for those completing their 200hr YTT, as a tie-in to Module 1, but due to the advanced nature of the vinyasa sequencing in this program, Module 2 is also available to and recommended for teachers looking to further develop their vinyasa teaching knowledge and experience. This module has heavy emphasis on writing and delivering intelligent and process oriented sequencing with focus on combining asana in a process oriented method that incorporate smooth transitions, bringing flow and rhythm to your classes, theming and distinguishing your authentic voice. 

Students will learn to create, write and deliver their own vinyasa classes through various teaching assignments and exercises in both group and individual settings. 

Additional areas of study: languaging, cueing, authentic voice, theme weaving and energy delivery/adaptability. 

Course synopsis listed further down this page.


Complete Tuition (modules 1+2...see above): $3300+TAX 

Module 2 Tuition: $1700+TAX 

Module 2 LODGING | Bed + meals: LUSH Mountain Properties, Creekside Chalet

Pricing begins at $1215

$500 Deposit (100% non-refundable. Full fees due 30 days prior to program start date)

Contact randelle@blacksmithyoga.com for more information.

november 2017 | winnipeg, mn |   

info coming soon


Asana – examination of technique and alignment, variations and modifications, assisting and enhancements

Sequencing - foundation in safe sun salutations, transitions and movement between poses, design of intelligently themed classes, and understanding of processes around building to  peak poses. 

Pranayama – technique and practice of various methods.

Meditation – daily meditation practice, techniques and discussion

Eastern & Western Anatomy – chakras, doshas, nadis, bhandas, muscles & bones

Philosophy and History of Yoga

Teaching Methodology – sequencing, language and application.

Sanskrit and Mantra/chanting

Ethics and Lifestyle



In addition to classroom hours, students will receive weekly/nightly homework assignments. Unless in an intensive program, all students will be required to participate in a minimum of 2 public yoga classes per week throughout the duration of the program.

Students will be tested throughout the duration of the program. A final exam will be administered and completed prior to receiving certification. 

Prerequisites: minimum 1 year vinyasa yoga experience. 


So you've competed your YTT certification, now what? I'm noticing a trend with new teachers - they aren't teaching. Despite the loads of theory they have soaked up in their YTT program, they are petrified and unsure how to apply what they've learned. I can't blame them, it's scary as hell to stand in front of a room full of people, let alone attempt to tell them what to do.  When I started teaching I took it upon myself to hone in on my skills, I wrote class plans and dedicated hours and hours to my mat. That worked for a while but when I found my mentor, my teaching went to the next level. 

As a Mentor I work with teachers who are new or relatively new to the teaching scene. As a teacher specialized in Vinyasa yoga, my intention is to work with you in creating classes with cohesive and intelligent sequences, answer your questions, provide constructive feedback and simply give you support. 

Mentorship includes:

Teach & Meet - once per month we will meet/skype to discuss a class you have taught, which I will have attended or reviewed via video submission. In these hour-long meetings we refine your approach through constructive feedback and determine areas where refinement is most necessary. 

Not teaching yet? No problem. It can be tough getting a consistent teaching gig out of your YTT. Mentorships can be adjusted to your needs. Rather than me attending classes, we can collaborate to work on class writing, sequencing and practice application so you're ready when the call comes to step in front of a student body. 

Goal Setting & Development - together we will distinguish your teaching goals and the outcomes you are working toward. You will be given markers and held accountable for meeting milestones. 

Q&A and support  


contact for commitment and pricing options. 



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Contact me with your questions: randelle@blacksmithyoga.com