Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New YOGA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM~ March to July 2015!

Mentor: A wise or trusted advisor or guide -  
mentos: intent, purpose, spirit, passion

Jamine and Kat are again opening up the Yoga Mentorship Program from March to July, 2015. This program has been really effective in the past and will be a primary focus moving forward. Whether you've been part of this group in the past and if you're looking for this now; mentorship brings results!

We work with you to grow in the way you want:
  • set realistic goals and build steps towards meeting them
  • build confidence and clarity
  • enhance leadership, facilitation and teaching skills
  • individual support and coaching
  • make connections and be empowered
  • build your yoga business
  • develop your inner teacher
  • connect with like-minded people and grow community
What's included:
  • 4 facilitated group sessions with senior, experienced teachers
  • 4 1x1 coaching calls with a mentor
  • observation and coaching feedback on one of your initiatives (classes, workshops)
  • surprise bonus stuff :)
When do we start? Starts March to July, 2015. Tuesday evenings; 6:30pm-9pm
  • March 24
  • April 21
  • May 19
  • June 23
Where do we meet: At The Hub: 71 Bank Street
Parking is free in the evenings.

How much? $540 plus hst
Payment plans are possible. Payment must be made before March 24th.
Reserve your spot by contacting us asap: or

How to pay: By Cheque or click on this link to pay with paypal
* This course meets the complete continuing education requirements for Yoga Teachers registered with the Yoga Alliance. (12 contact hours; 20+ non-contact hours)

We are looking forward to working with you in this fun, powerful way!

"Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction." John C. Crosby

Monday, August 4, 2014

An update for the Living Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum!!

Fall Schedule to May 2015.

Courses are available to anyone wanting to access the teachings of Yoga. There are courses open for general interest- specifically the philosophy Living Your Yoga stream. Courses for folks who wish to become Yoga Teachers. Courses for Yoga Teachers who would like to deepen their training and earn the extra 300hrs to become 500hr qualified.  

For the Teacher Training Stream, here's how it works:)
Complete these modules:
  • LY1~ Bringing Yogic Principles to Life~ Starts Sept 16th, 2014
  • LY2~ Exploring Yoga Philosophy~ November 4th 2014
  • LY3~ Intro to Ancient Texts ~February 2015 (*300 req)
  • Meditation (tba)~ likely November/December
  • Anatomy for Yoga Teachers February 2015 (*300 req) 
  • Breathe Foundations (Pranayama) 2015- let me know if you need this module and we'll set something up.

BTT Intensives: Comprised of at least 10-hour days. ** dates may change depending on participation, so let us know asap if you are planning to attend. 
  • Be The Teacher January 23, 24, 25, 26 OR March 27, 28, 29, 30 
  • Be The Teacher May 21, 22, 23, 24, 25  

Please Note: 
  • for 200hrs: All required modules must be completed before participating in the BTT Intensive. BTT Intensive weekends are the final module of your training. 
  • for the 300hrs: you can take the BTT without having necessarily completed all other modules, and certificate will be provided only after all requirements have been fulfilled.

Mentoring hours: Mentoring hours are built into the 300hr BTT component of curriculum and will also be available through 1x1 coaching, watching your class and in supported, group setting. 

More details provided as we see how many are signed up for each course! 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

500 YTT level Asana Clinic

So it looks like the Asana Clinic running in July will be at the 500 hour YTT level. What that means is that if you've already done your teacher training someplace, you are eligible to join us. It also means we have changed the course hours to be from 9 - 3 as we are teaching a 30 hour course. It costs $480.

Please join us from 9 - 3 Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11.

If you have a special group in mind that you've either come across in your teaching or you are personally interested in learning more about, this is the session where will go into some detail about those different modifications and special circumstances surrounding those groups. Examples are: people recovering from cancer; elderly people; pregnant women; teens; you name it. Let us know in advance what you'd like to focus on and we'll see if we can manage to fit it in the training.

If you are still at the 200 YTT level and are really eager to join us, please contact us and we will have a conversation about where we can put you :)

Each day we will be taking a look at common yoga postures and turning them around, customizing them, and finding a way to draw the benefits of the poses while accommodating different circumstances.

At the end of the course you will have a better understanding of the groups you've selected as well as groups the other members of the course have selected. This will inform your teaching at a general level, but will also allow you to expand confidently into specialized groups.

Monday, April 7, 2014

JULY Posture Clinics!

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the yoga poses you're doing in class, but there's just not enough time to learn about them in the 60 or 90-minute session?

Then this is the workshop series for you!

During the week we will go through a variety of common yoga poses - their alignment details - modifications that your particular body might need at different times - benefits of the poses - and when to not do the pose. In addition, we'll take a closer look at the anatomy of the body and how it relates to moving in yoga poses.

This course is so thorough that it forms the basis of the 200-hour yoga teacher training program. If you would like to continue on becoming a yoga teacher, you are welcome to work through the rest of the curriculum, however, if all you wanted was to deepen your own personal practice, then you could stop right there.
figuring out the spine

We will be meeting for one week in July! Bring a friend! Make a yoga buddy! Classes will be small and give you a chance to ask lots of questions without a lot of pressure.

There are more details about this course on the Posture Clinics Tab- look up…..Check it out!

Monday, July 7-Friday, July 11
Downtown Ottawa
Reserve your spot ASAP! and we'll send you the deets~

Principle teachers will be Jamine Ackert, Kat Mills. Experienced guest teachers will also be part of the course.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Makata Living Yoga Slide Show

This is a slideshow of the past year at Makata Living Yoga. Maybe we will see you in next year's review!

We held courses at the Makata Living living room, Metta Massage and Yoga Clinic, Rama Lotus, and the Yoga Garden in the past year.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Come Celebrate Spring with us!

Mark the dates and do come by!

Friday, March 21, 2014 from 7pm-9pm in the MaKata Livingroom

You are cordially invited to join us for this year's Special Spring Event- a gathering, open house, both to celebrate Spring and to share with you information about the Living Yoga program and courses for this upcoming year. Here's what's on the table:

Come by at 7:00pm for a short meet and greet and Info session. We'll be sharing successes in last year and what's coming up with the courses, for anyone interested in our trainings.

Evening highlight: Join us with guest teacher, Mage, as he shares with us a special presentation on the esoteric symbolism of the Spring Equinox. We'll explore natural law and the cycle of renewal as expressed universally across ancient cultures. There's more to it than this, and we'll wrap up the evening with a specific activity to honour the season and tap into that energy of renewal!

Please confirm your participation by email~ Kat or Jamine so we know how many to expect! Thanks and looking forward to seeing you. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Deepen your Practice Weekend Intensive

This three-day course is part of the seven-day Be The Teacher (500hr) Intensive in the Living Yoga Program. It also stands alone as a module open to any yoga teacher interested in expanding the practice and further developing leadership qualities. All are welcome.

The sessions will be interactive, dynamic and reflective. Participants will be invited to explore their own  practice of the path of yoga as well as their role in sharing this ancient technology in modern context.

Some highlights of the weekend include exploring these topics:
  • Being a Leader
  • How to communicate effectively
  • How to facilitate sessions
  • Holding space for deeper work: retreats and workshop settings
  • Posture exploration
  • Meditation, mantras, mudras practice
And much, much more! Hope you can join us.

Downtown Ottawa
February 21-23rd
8:00am- 4:30pm
$ 389.00 (+hst)