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Yin Yoga Teacher Training

40 Hour SHAKTI YIN YOGA INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

  • NEXT TRAINING DATES:

    February 8/9 , 15/16, 2025. Two weekends Sat/Sun, 9-5pm.

    Space is limited. Register below to be added to class list.

  • LOCATION:

    St. John’s NL, In-person at 10 Clancy Drive, Quidi Vidi Boathouse. Live stream option also available.

  • INVESTMENT:

    $600+hst ($690) CAD. $200 deposit required upon registration

  • INCLUDES:

    4 days of lecture, comprehensive yin yoga instruction manual, ongoing mentorship with instructor. Counts as 40 Yoga Alliance CEUs.

  • REGISTRATION:

    Space is limited so register now to reserve yours.

Register Now


HOST A TEACHER TRAINING:

Shakti Yoga teacher trainings and workshops are taught in various locations within Canada, and internationally. Host this workshop in your area and save the cost of travelling to learn. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com to discuss specific details on hosting this or other workshops and trainings.

Who’s This Program For?

  • Healthcare professionals who would like to add the meditative practice of yin yoga to their services.

  • Anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of this beautiful style of yoga that puts emphasis on respecting body variation.

  • Teachers of yoga who want to deepen their understanding of Yin Yoga. A style that fills gaps left by the yang yoga predominance of the modern practice. The first modern style of yoga to recognize body variation needs. Counts for 40 Yoga Alliance CEUs.

About The Program

Yin yoga is a modern-day perspective on the ancient asana teachings of India, infused with the timeless wisdom of Taoist and meridian philosophy.  This blend of modern and ancient teachings will change the way you practice and teach yoga forever.

  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Learn why yin yoga is a necessary balance to the widespread predominance of yang yoga. 

  • Explore the role of fascia in physical asana and energetic theory. 

  • Investigate the role of bone variation and pose modification to ensure your students are safe in your yoga classes. 

  • Dive deep into the anatomy of pose expression. 

  • Traverse the teaching of the Tao and the insights they hold for deepening the practice of yoga.

  • Using props and modifications to ensure comfort for all bodies while holding poses.

  • Modern Meridian Theory and yin yoga energetic body considerations.

  • Sequences for Yin Yoga classes & how to create your own

  • Practical teaching and assisting experience
  • Ongoing mentoring support
  • Language analysis for yin yoga cues to direct nervous system activation. Understand how language changes the experience of a pose.

  • Incorporating Yin Yoga into other types of yoga classes

Program Requirements

Pre-Requisites

No previous yoga experience is required to benefit from this program. Variations make this style of yoga accessible to everyone who would like to learn this practice for personal development. CEUs for Yoga Teacher Specialization hours require RYT 200 status. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com for clarification. 

Certification

Graduates will receive a certificate showing they have successfully completed the Shakti Yoga Method 40-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Approved for 40 Yoga Alliance CEUs. 

Certification Requirements include:

  • Attend 4 days of lecture. 

  • Read the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, any translation.

  • Submit yin yoga class plan, peer observation forms, and schedule one peer class exchange to be scheduled at own convience via Zoom.

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India Ashram Retreat

In the Footsteps of Rama:
Embracing the Path of Wisdom, Virtue and Inner Harmony
Authentic Indian Ashram Experience
  • NEXT INDIA ASHRAM RETREAT DATE:

    March 3-17, 2025

  • LOCATION:

    Fly into Mumbai and transfer to Nashik, Maharashta, India. Stay at an ashram near an ancient holy city featured in the Ramayana as the location for Lord Rama’s exile. To be followed up 5 days of touring Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi.

  • INCLUDES:

    • Arrival support in Mumbai.
    • Transit to and from Mumbai to ashram
      ACCOMMODATIONS (16 days)
    • 11 nights shared ashram accommodations
    • 2 nights hotel Jaipur pink desert city
    • 1 night hotel Agra Taj Mahal city
    • 2 nights hotel New Delhi
      FOOD
    • Three organic, fresh, locally made ashram meals daily during 10 day Ashram stay.
    • Breakfast at hotel in Jaipur, Agra, & Delhi.
      YOGA ASHRAM ACTIVITIES
    • Daily morning and evening asana, pranayama, meditation classes 
    • Daily Yoga Nidra
    • Daily sunset havan ceremony (mantra)
    • Daily Lectures/theory/philosophy
    • Experienced Instructors in an Ashram setting
    • Study the Esoteric teachings of the Ramayana
    • Daytrips to sites in the Ramayana to enhance the learning experience
    • One Ayurvedic oil massage 
      YOGA ALLIANCE
    • Up to 100 Yoga Alliance CEUs* and opportunity to bank these hours toward a Shakti 300 hour Teacher Training.
      DAYTRIPS AND TOURS
    • Nashik day trips from ashram 
    • Daytrip to Lord Rama’s bathing Ghat on Sacred Godavari River 
    • Daytrip to Ram & Sita’s cave dwellings
    • Daytrip to Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple
    • Daytrip to Pandev Leni Buddhist Rock Caves
    • Daytrip Trek to Hanuman’s Birthplace Hilltop
    • Flight from Nashik to Jaipur
    • Jaipur tour (1.5days), Amber Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Patrika Gate, Birla Temple.
    •  Akbar’s Palace tour (0.5days) Abhaneri Stepwell and Akbar’s desert Palace; Fatehpur Sikri & Harshat Mata Temple
    • Agra Taj Mahal Tour (1 day)-sunset & next day sunrise at the TAJ MAHAL, Agra Fort Itimad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb
    • Delhi Tour  (1.5 days) Old and New Delhi.  Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi’s most bustling market, Red Fort, India Gate, Mahatma Gandhi resting place, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar
    • Airport transfer on last day.

    *Participation in all yoga activities, daytrips, and lectures are optional.
    *Study hours may go toward Module one of  three-part 300hr Shakti Traditional Yoga Studies YTT. Contact Bobby for details.
    *Jaipur, Agra, & Delhi based on double room booking. Single room upgrade option available.
    *Tour locations may be adjusted to fit group interests.

  • NOT INCLUDED

    • Airfare from your country to Mumbai, health insurance, travel visa, personal excursions, tourist site entry fees. Expenses associated with early arrival to Mumbai if applicable. 
  • INVESTMENT:

    $2890+hst CAD
    Space is limited to 12 participants. A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.

  • WHAT TO BRING:

    Clothing appropriate for hot, dry temperatures. Include yoga clothing for asana classes. head scarf, hat, sunglasses, at least one outfit of loose, modest, temple-appropriate attire. Comfortable shoes appropriate for easy hiking, and sandals that are easy to slip in and out of. Yoga mat, easy to carry luggage for getting in and out of cars, etc. Mosquito spray, sunscreen, sunglasses.

  • REGISTRATION:

    Register by filling in the registration form at the link below. This form and a $500CAD deposit will be required to hold your space. Send emt to Payments@ShaktiYoga.ca. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com if you have any questions about this process or the retreat in general. *Non-Canadians please contact Bobby for deposit payment method options.

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Experience Details

The ashram is located in a breathtaking rural area just a short drive from the city. There is a beautiful view from every direction, with a small village nearby. 100% organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, beans and grains are grown onsite and prepared for the ashram by women at the nearby village. Evening walks to the ashram hill to view sunsets are a highlight. Guruji was a student of Swami Satyananda Saraswati and continues to follow and teach the Bihar school of yoga traditions.

Accommodations are ashram style. Rooms are shared with 3-4 people per cabin. Bathroom is shared. Each person has a single bed with mosquito nets, a storage locker for personal items, and a privacy curtain. There is no air conditioning in the rooms. It will be hot so come prepared with cool sleeping attire.

While all yoga classes, lectures, and excursions are optional, even when relaxing at the ashram it is important to respect all ashram rules. There is absolutely no alcohol or drugs allowed on premises, meal times are for silent contemplation, no noisy behavior at night, etc. In general simply following common sense behavior codes for a spiritual community.

There will be a full day of yoga study options and/or excursions available that begin at sunrise and conclude with satsangs, mantra or other activities appropriate for end of day. All of these activities are optional. You are free to relax in your room, or elsewhere on the ashram if desired.

Assistance will be provided for anyone planning to add a few days of personal travel to the end of their ashram stay. A common addition is to travel north to see the Taj Mahal in Agra, Jaipur and New Delhi.

Participants will meet in Mumbai and be given support in connecting with transport from Mumbai to the ashram. 

Who

  • ANYONE interested in an authentic India experience.
  • ANYONE interested in an authentic ashram experience.
  • Beginner Yoga Practioners wanting an introduction to yoga and yoga tradition in a supportive environment.
  • Experienced Yoga Practioners who would like to delve deeper into yoga traditions and practices.
  • Yoga Teachers interested in gaining Yoga Alliance CEUs (100 hours-could be used toward a Shakti Yoga 300 Hour Program).
  • The “non-tourist” traveller or those interested in transcending the usual tourist experience and would like to meet and interact with locals in both rural and city settings.
  • Spiritual seekers looking to experience the sacred resonance of ancient spiritually significant sites, while also living a traditional yogic lifestyle. 

Daytrips & Sacred Sites 

Nashik Area

While little known to the Western Tourist, the city of Nashik and its environs is one of the most sacred places in India. It plays a pivotal role in the Ramayana epic, and every 12 years is host to the largest pilgramage on earth, the Kumbh Mela. Devotees come to bathe in the sacred Godavari River that flows through the heart of Nashik, to free themselves from sins and to become liberated from the cycle of birth and death. This area is also home to the birthplace of the monkey god Hanuman, has one of the 12 most sacred jyortirlinga Shiva temples, and is an important site for the development of early Buddhist practices. *Specific site visitation may be dependant on weather conditions, site maintence or other unforseen circumstances. *Shopping opportunities will be made available at convenient points throughout.

  • Ancient Buddhist Rock Hewn Caves

    The Pandav Leni Caves consist of twenty four 2000 year old rock cut temples holding various statues of Buddha, each a unique example of buddhist architecture and art at various stages Buddhism’s early development.

  • Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple

    An ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that holds 1 of 12 sacred Jyotirlingas that are part of a pilgramage all on their own. This Jyotirlinga is extraordinary as the only one featuring three faces, representing Lord Shiva, Vishnu & Brahma. Adding to its importance is its location, at the origin of the sacred Godavari River.

  • Birth Place of Hanuman

    A short hike up to Anjaneri Hill boasts incredible views. Among the sites along the way is the understated temple dedicated the Goddess Anjana, and the cave where she is thought to have given birth to Lord Hanuman.    

  • The Old City & Bathing Ghats

    The Godavari is one of the three holy rivers of India. It is here that Lakshmana cut off the nose of a demoness, giving Nashik its name, which comes from the Sanskrit word nasika, or nose. Situated in the Old city Ramkund is a sacred bathing ghat on the Godavari where Lord Rama and his wife Sita are thought to have bathed during his exhile. Today  pilgrims come here to bathe, pray, and immerse the ashes of their dead in this temple dense area of the city.

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Couples Birth Preparation Workshop

Couples Birth Preparation Workshop

  • NEXT SESSION DATES:

    Sunday, June 8 (9am-12pm)

  • LOCATION:

    St. John’s Royal Regatta Boathouse (10 Clancy Drive, St. John’s, NL). Live stream option also available.

  • INVESTMENT:

    $120 +HST ($138) CAD per couple

  • INCLUDES:

    Three-hour interactive session for mom and birth partner. Birth Partner may be Dad, Mom, Friend, Mother or anyone else who will be supporting Mom during pregnancy and birthing time.

  • WHAT TO BRING:

    Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a pen and notebook. 

  • REGISTRATION:

    Space is limited so register now and reserve yours.

Register Now For This Workshop


Private sessions can be booked by contacting Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com to schedule a convenient time. ($300 +HST) for private session. In-person in St. John’s or live stream. Evening time slots available for Asia.

HOST A WORKSHOP:

Shakti Yoga teacher trainings and workshops are taught in various locations within Canada, and internationally. Host this workshop in your area and save the cost of travelling to learn. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com to discuss specific details on hosting this or other workshops and trainings.

Who is This Workshop For?

Expectant parents from 12 weeks to delivery and their support partner.

About The Workshop

Birth happens most comfortably and effectively when Mom feels safe in her birthing environment, and when she is supported by people who are in tune with her birthing needs. This training will help Mom and birth partner feel prepared and confident about their birthing and early postpartum period. 

Expectant mothers may feel apprehensive about their ability to birth with ease. This training covers techniques to practice together prenatally to enhance prenatal, birthing, and postnatal experiences. Mothers will leave confident in their ability to birth with maximum comfort and calm. Birth partners will leave empowered by the knowledge and skills provided to keep Mom birthing most effectively during the birthing time.

Each session will introduce  birth education topics, birth videos, and practical labour support techniques. This is a bonding workshop for moms, dads & birth supports to build skills, confidence, and enhance the connections of your growing family. Both parents, and birth supports will leave this workshop feeling confident and empowered as birthing day approaches!

This workshop provides:

  • Birth videos to illustrate various birthing positions to fully prepare both parents for the birthing experience.

  • Practicing hands-on birth support massage, touch, and cues for the birth partner to add to their birth partner tool box.
  • Exploring the Birth Partner role, what they need to watch for & how to respond to ensure birth moves along with maximum comfort.
  • Impact of language, specifically birth language, on Mom’s birthing body and mind.
  • How to speak to a birthing momma to keeps her in para-sympathetic NS relaxation.
  • Birth plan pros and cons, and things to consider adding (or leaving out).
  • Local hospital routines
  • Things to put in your birthing bag.
  • Early birthing at home suggestions.
  • Post birth considerations.
  • Topics are also influenced by the questions asked as we move through.

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Neurogenic Yoga 1-Day Workshop

ONE DAY NEUROGENIC YOGA INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

  • NEXT SESSION DATES:

    Sunday, June 2nd, 9-5pm (12-1 lunch)

  • LOCATION:

    Quidi Vidi boathouse, 10 Clancy Drive, St. John’s, NL. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com to host this workshop in your area. *Live Stream participation option available. 

  • INVESTMENT:

    $149CAD + 15% HST 

  • INCLUDES:

    This workshop provides:

    • Breathing techniques to trigger calm by  activating the vagus nerve.
    • One Guided relaxation (yoga nidra) 
    • Two neurogenic yoga practices
    • Intermittant Information presentation to deepen understanding of how Neurogenic yoga is unique in its ability to release stress, tension, and trauma.
    • Opportunity for discussion and questions.
    • A full day of retreat from daily activity with a focus on nurturing your body and mind in a bright and beautiful setting.
    • Ability to join live stream if preferred.
  • WHAT TO BRING:

    Yoga mat, pillows, blanket, notebook, pen
  • REGISTRATION:

    Space is limited so register now and reserve yours.

Register Now For This Workshop


HOST A WORKSHOP:

Shakti Yoga teacher trainings and workshops are taught in various locations within Canada, and internationally. Host this workshop in your area and save the cost of travelling to learn. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com to discuss specific details on hosting this or other workshops and trainings.

Who’s This Workshop For?

  • Anyone interested in a day of deep relaxation.
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to release the stress from their days and weeks to maintain long term healthy nervous system balance.
  • Neurogenic Yoga™ is especially suitable for those experiencing chronic pain, daily stress & long held tension, and PTSD. 
  • Absolutely no yoga experience is needed. Any movement portions will be gentle, and have chair yoga variation options offered if needed. The final Neurogenic pose involves lying on your yoga mat.
  • Appropriate for any adult, of any age, of any activity level. If you have a body and enjoy feeling good this workshop is for you.

About The Workshop

Did you know that the psoas muscle, along with other muscles involved in nervous system activation, can hold tension and trauma long after a stressor or trauma has ended? Neurogenic yoga is a revolutionary technique that awakens the body’s instinctive tremoring response to restore wholeness after stressful and traumatic events. Unfortunately this unconscious muscle contraction is conditioned out of us at an early age due to societal constructs that see shaking and tremoring as showing vulnerability or weakness.

This is a one day workshop of deep personal exploration. Learn how the nervous system and body tissue can hold anxiety, practice tension and trauma release techniques, and enjoy a day of deep relaxation.

This workshop provides:

  • Lecture
  • Breathing techniques
  • Guided relaxation (yoga nidra)
  • Two neurogenic yoga practices
  • Discussion

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

  • NEXT TRAINING DATES:

    Accepting registration for 2025 program. Weekend intensive Friday start dates: Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 28, Apr 25, May 30, June 27, Sep 12, Oct 3, Oct 31, Nov 28  (Fri 7-9:30pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-5pm, NT). No weekend intensives scheduled for July and August. *Oct 31 Friday will be pre-recorded Class homework to accommodate Halloween.

  • LOCATION:

    St. John’s, NL, Canada. In Person at The Royal St. John’s Regatta Boathouse, 10 Clancy Drive. *Live Stream & Hybrid options also available.

  • INVESTMENT:

    $2950+hst CAD. $500 deposit required upon registration.

  • INCLUDES:

    200 hours of training covering anatomy, physiology, philosophy, asana instruction, and more. A comprehensive yoga instruction manual, logo tote bag, and ongoing access to instructor for mentorship questions are also included.

  • REGISTRATION:

    Space is limited so register now to reserve your spot.

HOST A TEACHER TRAINING:

Shakti Yoga teacher trainings and workshops are taught in various locations within Canada, and internationally. Host this workshop in your area and save the cost of travelling to learn. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com to discuss specific details on hosting this or other workshops and trainings.

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  • 200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Who’s This Program For?

  • Yoga Practitioners who want to teach yoga

  • Teachers of yoga who want to deepen their understanding and experience of teaching or who wish to become Yoga Alliance Certified

  • Serious students wishing to deepen their practice

  • Anybody involved in healthcare or education with the desire to compliment their professional work with the vast wisdom of yoga and pass on the benefits of this ancient practice to their clients, patients or students.

About The Program

The Shakti Yoga 200 hour yoga teacher training was the first Yoga Alliance registered program in Newfoundland & Labrador. For over a decade Bobby Bessey (B.Sc., RYT 500, RPYT, CD-DONA, Neurogenic, TRE, Yin), and her team have been training skilled and passionate yoga teachers that now represent a significant percentage of the truly inspired yoga instructor community in our province.

This 200hr Yoga Alliance Registered program takes place over the course of one year. It is comprised of 10 weekend intensives to be completed in sequential order. Participants meet once per month (except in July and August) for a full weekend of study and practice. Each weekend consists of Friday evening, and full days Saturday and Sunday. Meetings are in-person in St. John’s, NL but virtual attendance via Zoom is possible.

This training provides:

  • Yoga asana, pranayama and meditation (personal practice, theory and techniques)

  • History of Yoga, ancient to modern
  • Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Teaching methodology (preparing to teach, sequencing, observation, assisting, demonstration, use of props, and more)
  • Subtle body theory
  • Yoga for specific populations and conditions (prenatal yoga, yoga therapy)
  • Teaching ethics and the business of teaching yoga
  • Asana clinic (learn to teach all major categories of yoga asana and apply through practice teaching)

Program Requirements

Pre-Requisites

Applicants should:

  • Have been practicing yoga for at least one year

  • Have a regular yoga practice
  • Attend classes regularly and/or have a regular home practice
  • Have an interest in all aspects of yoga including philosophy, pranayama and meditation
  • Be in good health (physical and mental) so as to fully participate in the rigorous training schedule, however please contact us if you have a specific condition that might impact on the asana portion of your training. We have accommodated pregnant yogi trainees, those with arthritic conditions, seniors and more. Yoga is for everyone and our training goal is to mentor our trainees to teach classes that are accessible for every body and mind.

Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com if you would like clarification on any of the above pre-requisites. Applicants may be asked to participate in an application interview before acceptance to the program.

Certification

Graduates will receive a certificate showing they have successfully completed the Shakti Yoga Method 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved course. Graduates may then register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level and use the Yoga Alliance RYT designation.

Certification Requirements include:

  • Attend ALL training session hours

  • Submit all 8 Mini Review Quizzes.
  • Submit two assignments a.) Yoga Sutras b.) Class Sequencing
  • Instruct final practicum class and receive feedback from program instructors.
  • Attend 10 yoga classes recorded, live-stream, or in-person and submit observation forms.

  • Submit payment in full. Installments Jan, Mar, and May (final payment) weekends.

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Breathe For Wellness Workshop

Three Hour Pranayama WORKSHOP

  • NEXT SESSION DATES:

    Workshop dates TBA. Contact bobby@shaktiyogamethod.com if you’d like to be notified when dates are scheduled.
  • LOCATION:

    In Person at Yoga Kula Cooperative (286 Torbay Rd St. John’s, NL)

  • INVESTMENT:

    $99 + HST ($113.99) CAD.

  • INCLUDES:

    8 hour session
  • WHAT TO BRING:

    Yoga mat, pillows, blanket, notebook, pen
  • REGISTRATION:

    Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com to be notified of the next scheduled session.

HOST A WORKSHOP:

Shakti Yoga teacher trainings and workshops are taught in various locations within Canada, and internationally. Host this workshop in your area and save the cost of travelling to learn.

Another benefit of hosting a training is that you (or a member of your studio/workplace) are able to participate in the training free once the minimum number of registrants is met.

Please contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com to discuss specific details on hosting this or other workshops and trainings.

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Who’s This Workhop For?

This session is for everyone with lungs! Session can be done on a mat, or on a chair. Absolutely no yoga experience necessary. During pose portions variations will be provided for all. If you can breathe you can join this workshop!

About The Workshop

Pranayama (Yoga Breathing Techniques) have long been considered one of the most powerful aspects of a yoga practice. Ancient texts clearly indicate that one should only begin the process of pranayama exploration with an experienced teacher. This caution was attributed to pranayama’s impact on every system in the physical, as well as mental, emotional, and energetic bodies.

The benefits ascribed to practicing pranayama throughout history have been extensive and profound. Modern day science has now given us opportunity to discover how and why these effects occur, and which techniques can be applied to impact specific conditions. Learn how to use pranayama to optimize the health and wellness of yourself, and your loved ones, in this three hour workshop that digs into the traditions of pranayama, and the modern day science that supports and expands upon this ancient science of breath.

This is a three hour workshop that will present the newest science perspectives on the ancient practices of pranayama. The information will be presented in an interactive format that will include performing asana and pranayama techniques to internalize the impact of these powerful breathing methods. Find out how breathing poorly can result in, or exacerbate, various immune and cardiac dysfunction, as well as common issues such as snoring, sleep apnea, post-covid/virus symptoms, and sinus complaints, to name a few. The great news is that just as we can breathe ourselves into illness, we can also breathe our way out. Ancient and modern insights are combined in this session to help you pay attention to your breath and learn how to utilize it for good!

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  • Breathing techniques
  • Guided relaxation (yoga nidra)
  • Two neurogenic yoga practices
  • Discussion

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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

40 & 85 Hour SHAKTI PRENATAL YOGA METHOD TEACHER TRAINING

  • NEXT TRAINING DATES:

    Oct 19th, 20th, Nov 16th, 17th, 2024. Saturday and Sunday 9-5pm.

    Space is limited. Register below to be added to class list.

  • LOCATION:

    St. John’s NL, In-person at 10 Clancy Drive, Quidi Vidi Boathouse. Live stream option also available.

  • INVESTMENT:

    $600+hst ($690) CAD. $200 deposit required upon registration

  • INCLUDES:

    4 days of lecture, comprehensive prenatal yoga instruction manual, prenatal yoga nidra scripts & MP3s, and ongoing mentorship with instructor. Counts as 40 Yoga Alliance CEUs.

  • REGISTRATION:

    Space is limited so register now to reserve yours.

Register Now


HOST A TEACHER TRAINING:

Shakti Yoga teacher trainings and workshops are taught in various locations within Canada, and internationally. Host this workshop in your area and save the cost of travelling to learn. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com to discuss specific details on hosting this or other workshops and trainings.

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Who’s This Program For?

  • Childbirth professionals working with pregnant women who wish to complement their professional work. This would include doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, childbirth educators, acupuncturists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, therapists, etc.

  • Pregnant women who would like to deepen their understanding of prenatal wellness, optimize their experience of pregnancy and develop skills to create a peaceful and yes, even Enjoyable birth experience

  • Anyone looking to deepen their knowledge of prenatal yoga & birth preparation

  • Teachers of yoga who want to deepen their understanding of the prenatal experience and develop confidence teaching prenatal classes. Counts for 40 hours Yoga Alliance CEUs.

  • Those wanting to become a RPYT (85 Hours) Those interested in registering with Yoga Alliance as a RPYT may enroll in the following three sessions to qualify for 85 hour designation. 
    1. 2-day  Shakti Yoga Nidra Teacher Training
    2. An initial 12-class prenatal session for observation & questions.
    3. A second 12-class prenatal session for practical teaching experience.
    These 3 segments are priced individually and can be done in any order. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com for more details.

About The Program

The Shakti prenatal Teacher Training presents a teaching philosophy that recognizes the multifaceted needs of expectant mothers. Participants learn to utilize asana, pranayama, meditation, visualization, birth education topics, and birth stories to prepare mothers physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for pregnancy, birth and motherhood. This training provides:
  • Comprehensive Manual
  • Prenatal Yoga Nidra Scripts and MP3s
  • Prenatal yoga benefits and precautions
  • Anatomy & physiology of pregnancy
  • Approaches for supporting emotional changes during pregnancy
  • Considerations for each trimester
  • Common prenatal conditions
  • Asana for specific pregnancy discomforts and birth preparation
  • Asana for early labour and to promote optimal baby position
  • Vinyasa, gentle, and restorative approaches.
  • Using props and modifications in a prenatal class
  • Chakras; Pregnancy and the energetic body
  • Sequences for prenatal yoga classes & how to create your own
  • Practical teaching and assisting experience
  • Ongoing mentoring support
  • Pranayama for pregnancy and birth.
  • Visualization and meditations for expectant mothers
  • Mantra and affirmations for prenatal mothers
  • Language analysis and usage for prenatal classes
  • Specific cues, breaths, and movement to direct the nervous system.
  • Incorporating birth education into prenatal yoga classes
  • Using birth stories to prepare and empower
  • Prenatal partner yoga.
  • Birth education for couples
  • Teaching comfort techniques for labor
  • Stages of labour and delivery
  • Pelvic floor anatomy
  • Postnatal core and diastasis recti considerations
  • Pelvic floor recovery exercises and myths
  • Postnatal recovery asana and precautions
  • Approaches to support physical, mental, emotional postpartum needs
  • Mantra, affirmations and nidras for postpartum coping and healing
  • Incorporating baby into yoga recovery
  • Class sequences for mom and baby classes

Program Requirements

Pre-Requisites

Applicants should:

Have some yoga experience, and/or experience supporting pregnant women in any setting. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com for clarification. 

Certification

Graduates will receive a certificate showing they have successfully completed the Shakti Yoga Method 40-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. Approved for 40 Yoga Alliance CEUs. Graduates may register with Yoga Alliance as a RPYT with the additional yoga nidra and practicum sessions described above.

Certification Requirements include:

  • Attend 4 days of lecture. 

  • Read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth & submit book review.
  • Submit prenatal yoga class plan, peer observation forms, practicum class video, and do one peer class exchange to be scheduled at own convience.

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Hatha Yoga Mixed Level

Hatha Yoga Mixed-Level Classes

  • NEXT SESSION DATES:

    9 Week Spring Session (April 30 – June 25). Every Tuesday from 8:30PM – 9:30PM 

  • LOCATION:

    The St. John’s Royal Regatta Boathouse, 10 Clancy Drive, St. John’s, NL.  Live stream option also available

  • INVESTMENT:

    IN STUDIO: $144 + HST ($165.60) CAD
    LIVE STREAM: $135 + HST ($155.25) CAD

  • INCLUDES:

    Nine 60 minute classes. In-person registrants able to join live stream whenever needed. 

  • REGISTRATION:

    Space is limited. Register now to reserve yours (fee is prorated for enrollment mid-session).

Register Now For Spring 2024 Session


Private yoga sessions are also available. Contact Bobby@ShaktiYogaMethod.com for more information.

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

  • HATHA YOGA MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES

Who’s This Class For?

All Levels: Those with some yoga experience and those new to yoga. Beginners are welcome.  The class is mixed level. Beginner variations will be provided for all poses.

Participants must be able to easily move from sitting on a mat to standing (and vice versa) and be able to support their upper body with their hands (like when on hands and knees).

About The Class

This is a mixed level class that encourages breath awareness as we flow from pose to pose. 

This class provides:

  • Yoga poses with variations designed to fit every skill and experience level

  • Breathing exercises

  • Guided relaxation

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

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Virginia Middleton – Hypnobirthing

I’m positive that the hypnobirthing classes we took with Bobby Bessey helped so much. I found the breathing techniques were amazing. I even fell asleep a few times in transition. Ha ha. One of our nurses, Lisa, came to visit Miranda and I the next day up on the 4th floor to see how we were doing. She joked that the night shift were calling me Xena Warrior Princess because I was such a champ during labour. I can’t help but brag about that a little.

Megan Morrison – Doula

Bobby gave me the greatest gifts during my pregnancy and birthing experience. She took my exhaustion, pain, tears and worry and gave me strength, hope, affection and a positive calm atmosphere through all of it. Having a doula made it possible to believe in myself and for Kyle to just be there beside me supporting me. My memories of birth are of a man on one side of me telling me how much he loves me and a woman on the other side giving me the breath to say it back to him. xo

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