Authentic and Comprehensive Hatha Yoga Experience
Our signature Tofino Yoga Teacher Training 200hr is an in person 21 days intensive program. Our teaching faculty is made of 4 amazing senior teachers with no less than 20 years of teaching experience with expertise in the fields of Yoga History and Philosophy Meditation, Pranayama, Mantras, Ayurveda, Anatomy and Methodology. Our aim is to offer an authentic Hatha Yoga experience.
Upon completing our Tofino Yoga Teacher Training, graduates will possess the skills to confidently guide yoga classes within their own authentic teaching style and class context.
Graduates will be encouraged to continue on the path of self discovery using the principles of the Yamas and the Niyamas.
Nested amongst ancient cedars and steps away from the iconic Cox Bay beach, The Tofino Yoga Teacher Training is hosted in a gorgeous retreat home with a capacity of welcoming 12 students. We recommend advanced registrations, as we typically sell-out.
The Tofino Yoga Teacher
Training 200hr curriculum:
- Daily Asana, Pranayama, Mantra & Meditation Practice
- Yoga History & Philosophy
- Principles of Alignment
- Yoga Sutras
- Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita
- Asana Sequencing
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Introduction to Ayurveda and the Chakras
- Yoga ethics
- The Business of Yoga
And…what really sets us apart..daily time in nature exploring Tofino through beach yoga, hiking, cold plunging, sunset meditation and SO much more!
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am-9:00am Yoga Assana
- 9:05am-9:30am Breakfast
- 9:35am-1:00pm Lecture
- 1:05pm-2:05pm Lunch
- 2:05pm-4:45pm Lecture
- 4:45pm-5:00pm Break
- 5:05-5:30pm Restorative Yoga/Meditation/Yoga Nidra
- 6:00pm Dinner
The Tofino Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Founder of Tofino Yoga
E-RYT 200 YACEP | Lead
Trainer of the 200hr YTT
E-RYT 500 YACEP | Co-Lead
Trainer of the 200hr YTT,
Anatomy, Ayurveda & Asana Teacher
E-RYT 500 | History of Yoga ,
Philosophy, Mantra &
E-RYT 200 | Meditation &
Special Workshop Teacher
Founder of Tofino Yoga
With 20 years of experience teaching yoga, Dede teaches various yoga modalities such as the Tofino Yoga Teacher Training 200hr and 300hr, yin, restorative and trauma informed yoga. She also has the blessing to teach specialized workshops within First Nations communities.
Dede has been studying yoga since 1996, both in India and North America. She trained under the dedicated instruction of Gopalakrishnan Poonoor, from Kerala India, Kerry Lawson of Tusket Nova-Scotia, Natalie Rousseau and Rebekka Walker both from BC, Canada.
Dede is the grateful Mama of two beautiful children and the wife of a wonderful nature loving man.
E-RYT 500 YACEP | Co-Lead Trainer of the Tofino Yoga 200hr YTTM
Dawn is a longtime student of the Yoga tradition. She began teaching yoga in Tofino 20 years ago while being inspired by the ashtanga and power yoga lineages. With time her practice shifted and she began to study meditation, anatomy restorative and yin yoga. She is a lover of life and outdoor adventures, art, music and is a life long learner. Off the mat Dawn offers massage and Bowen therapy. When not at work you can find her adventuring with her family or out in the surf waiting for her next wave.
E-RYT 500 | Tofino Yoga Teacher Training Faculty Member
Ricardo is a dedicated yoga practitioner forever inspired by the eight limbs of yoga. After experiencing multiple fractures to his limbs along with a collapsed lung, the eventual chosen treatment of rehabilitation was the power of yoga. Ricardo’s music degree and natural musical talents have been the greatest gift to his yoga students, as his classes are infused with the chanting of sacred mantras (yogic chants). Ricardo’s passion for yoga history, philosophy and stories of the ancient texts inspires him. Ricardo lives in a beautiful lakeside off-grid home, that he built himself and shares with his two dogs and incredible life partner Jane.
E-RYT 200 | Tofino Yoga Teacher Training Faculty Member
Jane is on a lifelong yoga journey. This journey began 20 years ago when a yoga teacher made her laugh outloud at herself. Since then, Jane’s yoga path has included Iyengar, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Kripalu yoga. Fine coffee, vegan food and organic everything, especially flax bedsheets, are a few of her favourite things. Jane lives in a lakeside hand built house, in the forest with two curly brown dogs and her beloved partner in life, Ricardo. After an extensive career in education, teaching from Kindergarten to University Level. Rev. Jane now takes great delight and honour in officiating wedding ceremonies. Lifelong learning has taught her that building relationship is the first step to teaching.
Required and Recommended Texts:
- The Tofino Yoga manual (included in your registration costs)
- The Bhagavad Gitta A New Translation, Stephen Mitchell (mandatory)
- The Heart of Yoga, TVK Desikachar (mandatory)
- The Wheels of Life, Anodea Judith (highly recommended)
The Tofino Mermaid Tales bookstore will have all mandatory and recommended reading material available for purchase at a 15% off discount to all Tofino Yoga students. Feel free to call them to reserve and pay for your book: