Yoga Teacher Training in the Ancient Tradition
Set in the beautiful atmosphere of the Oakwood House on Lake Banook, the “Deep Teachings of Yoga” is a yoga teacher training program that offers yoga from the heart of understanding, true to the fullness of yoga in the nondual tradition. Upon graduation, participants receive a certificate as a Certified Yoga Instructor that meets and exceeds the standards of a 200 hour YTT certification program set by the Yoga Alliance.
We have added a new course offering beginning this November! If you have been considering yoga teacher training and certification with Yogaheart and would like to experience this journey deeper into the joy of yoga and graduate in May of 2020, you are welcome to apply using the application form below. There are only a limited number of spaces so if you are considering this option, apply as soon as possible. Course begins November 16th.
YTT Sessions, Classes & Modules
Support, assist, discover and develop through teachings, practices, dialogues and exercises in the pursuit of self-understanding and growth.
Deepen your knowledge, practice, and experience of the plentiful gifts that yoga has to offer.
Provide teaching communication skills and tools that can be used professionally with confidence by the end of the program.
Dive Into Ancient Yoga Tradition
The practice of Hatha, Pranayama, and Raja Yoga, as well as specialty practices will be explored.
Comprehensive courses on Anatomy, Teaching Methodology and Training, Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Ethics, as well as specialty courses will be offered such as Mandala Drawing, Chanting, the Chakra system, and much more.
Focusing on Yoga philosophy, history, spirituality, and meditation, yoga is a system of self-verification. The contemplative track will be open ended and driven by the participants own interest. Yoga is not a belief system, but an investigative system towards greater Self-understanding, and ultimately realization and enlightenment. The contemplative track will unfold uniquely for each participant depending on their own interest and exploration.
In Yogaheart training your journey is encouraged and respected .I feel like I am always learning in a supportive environment. Emphasis is placed on personal experience while learning the important aspects of becoming a teacher. I know that when our group becomes teachers we will all bring forth the same respect to future students…honouring their path. I learn so much in yoga heart training about following my path to inner peace. The more I learn, the more I want to learn about yoga. Yet, the more I learn the more I realize how much there is to learn. Who knew Yoga was so expansive in every way. Taking this training has given me a sense of excitement about future endeavors. If yoga training is your interest you will find Mandee’s approach to peeling off the layers of life to allow room for expansiveness uniqueness and loving. How to we give to others to become teachers of our communities? We learn to find love within.Leah Parsons, Dartmouth NS
YYTT is helping me be my own friend again. I am gaining comfort in situations that used to make me uncomfortable and I notice an increased sense of trust in the face of uncertainty. Thanks to the kind approach Mandee fosters, my experience of life is becoming less scary and more joyful. It also is wonderful having this course take place over the year so I can be patient with myself, have more weekends to look forward to and actually notice my increasing comfort (in awkward situations or poses). I love it all!Heather Fraser, Dartmouth NS
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Mandee Labelle. What an inspirational teacher. She literally seems to eat sleep and breathe yoga. Mandee is so in love with yoga and it’s incredibly obvious not only does she have an incredible multitude of knowledge to share but she is also a great example of embodiment of the Yoga Spirit. Even lessons from the very first days have stayed with me and have become foundations of my own daily practice. I’m absolutely grateful that we have her here in Thailand sharing with us and can’t wait for tomorrow’s class!Josh Fairbrother, Vancouver BC
I would absolutely recommend Yogaheart Yoga Teacher Training. Mandee Labelle, has created the program with love and from a place of understanding, where yoga is truly a way of life. YYTT is offering me exactly what I need to be where I am and to know, experience and love my Self. If you embark on YYTT, you will receive wise instruction that is full of heart, from somebody who lives and loves yoga. You will be encouraged to be patient with yourself, to do what you love and to take care of yourself. You will receive delicious and nutritious meals during yoga retreat weekends and very helpful information on a variety of related topics, such as Ayurveda, sound healing, etc. You will also be given a lifetime opportunity to come home, to recognize and actually experience your true, unchanging nature. If you want to know whether this is the program you are looking for, listen to your heart – it speaks only truth.
Heather Fraser, Dartmouth NS
I am currently studying with Mandee from YogaHeart as part of my Chakra Yoga Teacher Training Course and have found her support exactly that…she IS the heart in yoga, teaching directly from her own and connecting my practice to mine. I have studied with many teachers worldwide yet none have delivered information in such a way as to create a completely stress-free environment and mindset to allow me to fully engage with the teaching, and to retain the information with ease. She has a passion for teaching and sharing the joy and FUN of learning, and has a great depth in understanding and experience in the practice of yoga and wisdom on our fascinating mind/body relationship. When teaching the science and anatomy material, she manages to communicate in a language that I can actually understand whereas previously, this part has been difficult for me to take in and apply. Anyone who has a curiousity in yoga, or is ready to immerse in the deep and beautiful waters of its lessons, either as a potential teacher or as a keen practitioner, would benefit from Mandee’s infectious passion and enthusiasm for yoga and LIFE!Nadia Staden, UK
After completing YYTT, I took several other workshops and discovered that the type of training I received from Mandee was Trauma-informed. Mandee had taught me to use language that allows participants in my class to follow their own intuitive wisdom of the body. I feel this type of teaching is important to empower students to connect to what they need in any given class. I know my love of yoga and my desire to learn more came from honouring myself. Mandee allowed that transformation to occur. I recommend this type of teacher training for anyone who wants a “Yogaheart”.Leah Parsons, Dartmouth NS
I had the great pleasure of being a recent student of Mandee’s during a Chakra Yoga Teacher’s Training in Thailand. Without a doubt, Mandee is one of the most passionate, kind, honest, and inspired teachers I have worked with. She teaches with a deep appreciation and knowledge of the Eastern Tradition, and with a dedication to fostering a truthful, compassionate, enjoyable, and learning rich yoga environment. She has a keen understanding of the human mind and psychology and an equally comprehensive understanding of the human body, movement, and alignment. As such, she is not only a wonderful teacher of yoga postures (asanas), but also a wonderful teacher of some of the often neglected, yet immensely important aspects of yoga including meditation, self-study, contemplation, energetics, and sound. Mandee will never fail to make you smile, laugh, or feel included in her classes. She always encourages light-heartedness and deep presence of mind. Mandee is a life long learner of the science of yoga, of the intricacies of the human condition, and of the mysteries of consciousness, life, and the universe. It was an honour to be part of her classes and a gift to have her share her knowledge and experience.Daniel Klein, Victoria BC
Yoga Heart truly delivers the highest teaching of what yoga really is and what it should be. Mandee draws from her amazing teachers and continues to pass her joy and knowledge onto her students. When you enter the room you are a part of the Yoga Heart family. Take everything you know (or thought you knew) about yoga and undo it all. What is revealed is the true self. You will learn everything from the history of yoga, healthy living, chanting, art and science (to name a few). Mandee is both spiritual and intellectual and asks that you challenge everything that is offered. Yogaheart Yoga Training is such of buffet of all things Yoga. Not only will you learn and be apart of an amazing lineage you are also encouraged to follow you own joy which is why Mandee spends so much time touching on all forms of Yoga. See where your heart takes you and follow it with full support from Yoga Heart.
Jodie Herenberg, Ontario
For those considering training with Mandee: Wow!!! Mandee is amazing! There is so much to say about I am afraid I will not do her beautiful teaching, generous spirit and healing touch justice! Not only is her love for yoga contagious her knowledge on the subject is incredible. From chakra energy, mind-physio connection, mantras, yoga philosophy and history to class sequencing, assisting teaching methodology and anatomy (I could write a novel about how inspiring her anatomy classes are!) she is highly qualified in all. And the best part is that she presents the material in such a way that is easily relatable and attainable. I have done a few teacher trainings and advanced modules and the information can be overwhelming. Not with Mandee. I was able to retain and apply it all. That alone is something extremely hard to find when looking for a teacher training. Not only will you learn about yoga, you will discover more about yourself which you simply cannot put a price tag on. Life changing. I cannot recommend Mandee and her school enough. Know you will be in good and caring hands when you train with her. Thank you Mandee!Jenna Davi, San Francisco
A year after having completed YYTT, I see that my life has gradually transformed. As my orientation towards myself shifted in the direction of loving kindness, life started to unfold in ways that affirm my trust in life and in myself. Life has always been the perfect teacher and playground, and I see that now. The more I grow in the direction of what I love, the more life continues to offer opportunities and experiences that remind me of the peace, joy and love that I am, that we all are. Gratitude continues to grow in me as I relax, breathe, listen, and simply notice. Thank you, Mandee, for offering a YYTT that invites exploration of the deepest questions in life. Your entire approach fosters knowing and experiencing one’s true nature. The most beautiful part, aside from sharing the journey, is that the journey never ends and it keeps getting better.
I would highly recommend the Yogaheart Yoga Training to anyone! The YYTT provides a supportive atmosphere and offers a kindness that you will not find anywhere else. It is a wonderful and peaceful yoga teacher training program; one that encourages growth; confidence and supports its students in their own journey. From the moment you meet Mandee you know that she is not just another yoga teacher and that the YYTT is not just another Yoga Teacher Training. There is an incredible sense of community rooted throughout this program. In addition to its well thought out curriculum, the YYTT offers its students a variety of sessions and workshops. This “bonus” allows for the YYTT students to explore and be exposed to diverse areas that they may not have otherwise been exposed to or considered. Mandee has put her [Yoga] heart & soul into this program…you will not be disappointed. The continual support you will receive from Mandee and from the other members of this beautiful yoga community of ours is invaluable. The love, wisdom and support you will feel throughout this training is what will make going to Yogaheart Yoga Training every month a pleasure.
Christine Baurin, Dartmouth, NS
While taking the Chakra Yoga YTT at Pyramid Yoga in Thailand this Winter, I have personally experienced wonderful spiritual, emotional, and physical transformation. I would like to share how Mandee (Yogaheart), one of our teachers, has a magic about her teaching that makes me so comfortable and motivated in every class. She is a playful, wise, and talented yoga teacher. With her expert knowledge of the Chakras, energetic Anatomy, and techniques of Yoga, I’ve gained invaluable understanding and insight into the inner self, a sense of connection to this wonderful universe, and enough knowledge and experience to give me the confidence to teach. A big thank you to Mandee!Traci Latimer
I am doing a 500hr YTTC in Thailand and I’ve had the pleasure of having Mandee as one of the main teachers there. She is very knowledgeable on all aspects of yoga, asanas, pranayama, phylosophy and goes thoroughly into anatomy, physiology and teaching methodology. Some of these subjects might seem boring to certain people but Mandee’s energy and enthusiasm make it fun and easy to follow and grasp. I’ve come to yoga practice some days very tired and left full of energy and not wanting to go in Savasana thanks to her love of sharing her passion and life. If you are thinking about taking Mandee’s YTT but you feel like something is holding you back. I say go for it all the way. You’ll never regret it and you’ll come out of it a new person. Cat Ohrel, New Zealand
I’d recommend the YYTT program to anyone who has a passion for learning to teach Yoga. The instructor, Mandee Labelle, is an incredibly gifted teacher who offers loving words of wisdom coming from many years of experience. Anyone who decides to enroll in the YYTT program will receive a comprehensive look at the richness and diversity of Yoga so that you can teach the subject to others confidently in whatever way brings you joy. There are many teacher training programs to chose from but I chose this one in particular because of the small class sizes, the gentle yet educational course work, and because of the instructor who I greatly respect.Troy Bagnell, Halifax, NS
Yytt meets you where you are in your yoga practice. There is no pressure to be the fittest or most flexible student. In yytt you will learn that yoga is so much more than the physical poses. Being with Mandee and fellow yoga lovers you will discover yoga is truly is a path to peace. Mandee’s enthusiasm for yoga and joy of life is contagious. This program has helped me so much to deal with my anxiety and the busyness of life. It is the best gift I have ever given to myself.Jennifer Stevens
The fee is $3900 + HST. Find out about payment plans and our Scholarship Program. Existing Yoga teachers and experienced practitioners are also invited to apply for certain specialty modules of the training to upgrade or add to their existing certificates. If this interests you, please inquire for pricing information about individual modules.
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