200Hr Yoga Teacher Training

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– 
Anais Nin 

Join us for 200 Hrs of Yoga Teacher Training!

This 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training will be devoted to deepening your practice and understanding of ‘vinyasa’ yoga – its traditional roots blended with modern science.

In nature, vinyasa is any cycle, from the tiniest vibration to the cycle of our entire life. It represents the journey of how a potent seed evolves into a bud, and, at last, its fullest, grandest expression. In this program, you will learn how this cycle in nature mimics the cycles in your own life and in the collective.

We will fully prepare you to teach the ancient practice of yoga from an authentic place of inspiration, education, creativity, and compassion. This is a very deeply enriched program open to all levels, to aspiring teachers and curious practitioners.

We believe the way you live in this world is a reflection of who you are inside. This program focuses on the principles for living a balanced lifestyle in a modern society and how you can step into a more authentic version of yourself, and with that, connect to your true nature and to the creative freedom to inspire others.

You’ll gain the tools required to teach upon graduation, plus an incredibly supportive community to help you on your journey.

Our intention is to create a sacred space to learn, grow and have fun!

Stacie Tappen, E-RYT 500 will be leading this training. You can find her complete bio here, https://wildandfreecollective.com/about/.

Shelley Hoffos, RYT-500 and Master Reiki Practitioner will be co-teaching this training. Shelley has always had a passion to help people, and found the root to do so in yoga and energy healing. She is dedicated to helping students practice yoga in a way that respects and embraces their unique bodies. She brings acceptance, vibrant compassion, increased self awareness, and self love to the mat. You can find more about Shelley and her offerings at Rooted Heart Yoga and Wellness.

Explorations Include:

  • History + Philosophy
  • Mythology + Depth Psychology
  • Asana + Alignment
  • Pranayama + Energetics
  • Anatomy + Physiology
  • Meditation + Yoga Nidra
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Injuries + Contraindications
  • Safe + Creative Cueing/Sequencing/Theming
  • Adjustments + Assists
  • The Teacher’s Voice/Ethics
  • Practice Teaching + Feedback
  • Business of Yoga/Marketing

Upon completion, you will be eligible to register as a 200Hr Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

 

Past Student Testimonials

Bre Hoegler
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When I signed up for Yoga Teacher Training I thought it was all about learning about becoming a yoga instructor. It was more than that, so much more!! It was about learning who I am as an individual, how I want to show up in this world and what I have to offer myself and others. I was able to connect to my higher self and life's purpose. I feel so empowered and inspired from this journey. I am aligned with myself and my life path.
Andrea Couture
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This Yoga Teacher Training has not only helped my yoga practice grow but has helped me develop my true authentic self and see what I want to do with my life. Through these conversations, learning and self reflection I was able to find my true self and identify my passions and purpose. These past six months have had a huge impact on my life. Even if you never plan on teaching yoga, this course will help you grow to become a better version of yourself.
Loni Boychuk
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My YTT journey has levered me out of a rut I was in physically and spiritually. After completing the training, I feel more capable, more comfortable inside my own body, and physically stronger. It has opened up a new community to me, new teachers to follow and learn from, and an entire community dedicated to practicing compassion for their fellow people. Especially in this time of uncertainty and upheaval with the pandemic and everyone having their own opinion about what's going on, it's nice to find a community, world wide, that is choosing to look at things positively, and try to uplift one another, and maintain connection.
Chelsea O'Neil
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This course was worth it in every way. I got everything out of it that I was hoping for, and learned so much about myself in the process. The introspective work has helped me to see life with a lot more clarity. I have the confidence to teach and share my practice that I was looking for from this course, and I've become a much more authentic version of myself in the process. Thank you!
Chelsea Zarzychi
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I chose the YTT because I wanted to go deeper into the history and origins of yoga, learn proper alignment, and improve/deepen my personal practice. What I got was so much more. My life and outlook are forever changed. I have bonded with wonderful women, deepened my personal practice, and learned so much more! I've been inspired to keep growing and learning. I feel proud and excited to see where this takes each of us. Lastly, I couldn't be more thankful for Stacie and Shelley - it has been a rollercoaster but I can't wait to go on the ride again and again!
Maureen Mac Lellan
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Since taking this course, my life has changed in so many different "good" ways. I love the saying "You have to fill your cup first, to be able to give". It's true you can't give anything if your cup is empty. This training reminded me to take care of myself mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically and more. Things I needed to be reminded of now and again. To be love, you have to love yourself first. This course was not all about the poses, it guides you to find your soul, to hear the ache inside you, to find inner peace by connecting and healing some wounds from the past that you didn't even realize still affects you. You feel accomplished when you feel your heart smile with pure joy and happiness...that's what I felt after this course. Thank you so much Stacie and Shelley!
Katie Morrison
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I began this journey to find my way home. I was feeling lost and overwhelmed in my life. I made a decision to take a leap of faith and try to better my quality of life, starting with my 200Hr YTT training with Wild + Free Collective. Stacie and Shelley have made this journey fun, memorable, and forever life changing. The YTT program has all the info you will need to feel like a confident teacher and furthermore how to begin loving yourself. I would recommend this journey to anyone and encourage them to find the joy in the journey.
Leona Dixon
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My 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training with Stacie and Shelley was truly amazing. Through sharing their journey and love for all aspects of yoga, and their incredible gift for teaching the course content, it allowed me to open my heart and find an inner peace that had been missing. On the mat, their instruction was undeniably the absolute. I came for the physical and the training gave me everything I was looking for in that aspect and more, but I am truly most appreciative of the unexpected emotional, mental, and spiritual gains that came with it. I struggled with the commitment for the first couple of months but felt a shift part way through and in the end was so glad that the training happened over almost six months, as I created daily habits in the form of journaling, gratitude and meditation and much more that are now part of my life.
Nicole Wolsey
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My Yoga Teacher Training with Wild + Free Collective was incredible. The program provided me with the fundamentals of yoga philosophy and asana, and most importantly the confidence to teach. If you have ever dreamed of becoming a yoga teacher then I highly encourage you to enroll with Wild + Free Collective. I am so glad I did!!!
Torri Beutler
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My Yoga Teacher Training journey was one of self discovery but also a journey of deepening my practice both physically and mentally. I've learned the foundations of yoga and see now that it is so much more than the poses and stretching. By learning about all the aspects that make up yoga I have been able to heal and grow. The YTT with Stacie and Shelley is small and intimate and allows everyone to connect with each other and receive adequate guidance and support.
Melanie Rutherford
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My Yoga Teacher Training experience was incredible! My original intention was to gain knowledge of the yoga asanas to carry forward into my massage practice. This training has not only met my expectations but exceeded them. The surprising outcome of my own spiritual growth and addition of more peace to my personal life was unexpected to say the least, but amazing!! I'm so grateful for Stacie and Shelley and the wealth of knowledge they shared during this training.
Shauna Millions
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I thoroughly enjoyed my YTT with Shelley and Stacie. Their combined experience and expertise is amazing! Their energy made the whole experience so welcoming. Highly recommend to anyone looking to expand their yoga/healing journey
Shea Goosney
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Stacie and Shelley are amazing and wonderful people, without their guidance and support I'm not sure I would have completed the training. They, and everyone in the training, changed the way I see life and my circumstances. This training is something I will take with me on every step on this thing called life. I found the clarity and inspiration to guide me in the next chapter of my life. This YTT was so fun and had such a comfortable vibe. If they did a 300Hr I would definitely sign up.
Kim Marshall
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This YTT course allowed me to gain awareness about myself. It has given me the understanding of who I am and provided me with the tools to align with my values. Using yoga in everyday life has been so rewarding and life changing. I look forward to expanding my knowledge even further.
Lori Monette
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I started my yoga journey when I was in my 40s, I was never really great at it but loved it just the same. I wouldn't practice regularly but when I did it brought me clarity and a feeling of being lighter and calmer. One day as I scrolled social media, an ad kept popping up to take YTT, every day for weeks it kept coming up as if the universe was telling me something. So, I called, set a meeting, then signed up. Six months later with life struggles always throwing up road blocks, I made it, although not 100% complete, I still have the experience, and the knowledge to share with others, to be able to find a moment of surrender, to be able to face the challenges head on and to come out the other side with a little less weight on your shoulders and to be able to smile and say "I've got this, you've got this!"

Location: Our new yoga studio – downtown Grande Prairie, AB

Schedule: 6 weekends in 2023

January 13-15, February 10-12, March 10 – 12, April 22-23, May 5-7, June 2-4

Times: Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 9-8pm, Friday 9-3pm

This training will also be available 100% online.

Max. 20 in person participants will be accepted into this training.

Investment: $3333.00 + gst, If you sign up before November 30, 2022 you will receive an early bird of $222 off the training. 

A non-refundable registration fee of $500 is required to register for the training.  If you cancel before November 30, 2022 only the deposit is forfeited. If you cancel after November 30, 2022 no refunds will be given. 

For your convenience, a monthly payment plan is also available.

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