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19 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Canada

  • Galiano Island, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Yoga Teacher Training Canada

Join Molly Warner and Eli Kaiser for a training experience in Galiano Island that you will never forget. Surround yourself with forest and be close to the whispers of the ocean, all while becoming a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. Grow your practice, deepen your knowledge, and expand your world to include giving the gift of yoga to others as a teacher.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • 1 hour 30 minutes massage
  • Teaching methodology and workshop study
  • Yoga Alliance RYT certification
  • 18 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily organic meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Advanced

  • 19 days with instruction
  • English
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During the training course, you will be accommodated in a shared room or in a tent. The accommodation itself is located on 2.5 acres of sacred land. The accommodation is basic but you will be provided with everything you need to be comfortable and happy!

In this teacher training, Eli and Molly will take you beyond the basic teacher training to include an in-depth study of the energy body. Learn how to successfully work with the energy of your chakras and full mental-emotional-physical-spiritual body to stay grounded as a teacher and space holder, and to be able to offer more healing to your students in every class. This will give you a powerful edge in the teaching world!

You will also learn how to design and facilitate your own workshops (rarely found in other trainings!) and will be given lots of opportunity to teach.

This yoga teacher certification course is for anyone wanting to learn how to teach yoga in a confident, knowledgeable, and empowered way, as well as for students who would like to simply deepen their yoga practice.

You will learn through study and experience with hands-on training in adjustments, alignment, sequence-planning, philosophy, history, and much more. You need to inform Living with Spirit Healing and Yoga of your past experience with yoga, as your training will be tailored to your needs - from the beginner to the advanced student.

This is an in-depth course that goes above and beyond what it required to be certified to teach, and is created for all those who are interested in changing their lives and in delving deeper into truth, health, and healing. This course is a training that fuses the mind, body, and soul.

Living with Spirit Healing and Yoga teach in the traditional yogic methodology, which views yoga as a lifestyle, a science, and an art. The program combines a detailed and in-depth study of modern asanas (postures) with a rich and colorful study of history and philosophy, as well as the lifestyle of yoga that offers balance and peace for life “off the mat.”

You will learn, practice, and teach a wide range of yoga postures, fully grasping sequencing in Hatha and Vinyasa flows, while also exploring Kundalini and Yin yoga to give you a wide palate of knowledge and experience from which to draw upon as a teacher. There is ample opportunity to deepen your understanding of prana (life-force energy), healing, and spirituality, woven into the course with anatomy, sequence, and breath, all in a space that offers the multi-faceted teachings of yoga while honoring and respecting all religious backgrounds and beliefs.

Learn how to live fully and artfully in every moment, heal your life and others lives, let go of attachments and false beliefs, and rise up into your fullest self. True yoga (meaning “union,”) teaches you to expand your consciousness and live in a higher vibrational life of beauty, presence, grace, and bliss. With additional focus in energy healing and how to apply it directly to the work and life of a yoga teacher, as well as an included raw, vegan, or gluten free meal plan during your learning experience, this is truly an opportunity to shake off what you are ready to leave behind in order to transform into the empowered you.

Allow the postures to strengthen your body, the meditation to strengthen your mind, and for nature to open your soul.

A Registered Massage Therapist will give each of the students attending the course an 1.5 hour massage. This treatment will be included in the course to support the learning, transformation and physical strength building that the students will be gaining during the certification program.

The training covers

  • Asana knowledge and practice
  • Anatomy
  • Adjustments
  • Kirtan or chanting
  • Meditation techniques
  • Physiology
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Study of the yoga sutras
  • Teaching methodology
  • Workshop study
  • Yogic lifestyle
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Kundalini


Upon completion of the course, you will receive certification through the Soul Ascension School of Yoga and the Healing Arts, a registered yoga school (RYS) and approved for Yoga Alliance RYT-200 registration if you choose.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Meditation, pranayama, yoga flow
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast with super food smoothies
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Discussions covering philosophy, history, energy awareness, and anatomy
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Organic lunch and rest
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Teaching methodology, workshops on alignment, adjustments, and more
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Asana study and student teaching
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Organic dinner
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Kirtan or group singing
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Relaxation or readings
  • Molly Warner

    Molly has been living the practice of yoga for the past 12 years and has a passion for guiding the awakening wild spirit. She focuses on all aspects of yoga: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual and brings these facets together to create a meditative space where you can dive into the depths of yourselves. She has specialty training in Yin and Kundalini yoga, while also loving and working with the transformative fires of Vinyasa. She is a dynamic facilitator, guiding her students to make their own discoveries and realize their own true nature, one of infinite capacity.

  • Eli Kaiser

    Eli has been working to help others on energetic, emotional, spiritual, and physical levels since he was a child and has devoted his life full time to this practice. Yoga is a beautiful medium to work with as a healing system and has been a large part of his own healing journey. He is an experienced registered yoga teacher and teaches workshops and courses that give registered yoga teachers continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Through his intuitive training courses, he offers students teachings in energy healing, shamanism, and ceremony.

This retreat will take place in the beautiful Galiano Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. It’s an island atop crystals such as amethyst, garnet, and quartz, drawing in spiritual people from around the world and helping to open the mind, the heart, and the soul. Galiano Island is a land of magic, of deep healing, and is a place that encourages the expansion of your spirit.

  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Spa nearby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court nearby
  • Whale watching
  • Bar nearby
  • Caf nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • ATM / banking nearby

You will be served three meals per day - local and organic where possible and vegan, gluten free, or raw when desired.

Arts, culture, and galleries

The island is home to a thriving community of artists, musicians, poets, and craftspeople whose work captures the beauty and spirit of Galiano. Art tours are available and festivals are being held frequently.


Montague Harbor marine provincial park is a gulf islands favorite, unique for its shell beach, covered with saltwater-smoothed shells. You can camp at Montague Harbor campground. Locals love Dionisio point provincial park at the north end of the island. Ask one for the way to Coon Bay, where you'll find a sandy beach, tidal pools, and fantastic sandstone formations.

Birds of paradise

On a major migration path, Galiano sees over 150 species of birds throughout the year. Prime bird-watching spots are the Active pass, Montague Harbor provincial park, the Bluffs, Bellhouse park, Dionisio point park, and Bodega ridge.

Foodie experience

Eating well isn't a new trend on Galiano. It's a way of life. From haute cuisine to comfort food, wine festivals to sustainable farming, visitors can enjoy the good food all year round.

Golf and tennis

The Galiano golf and country club has a meticulously maintained a nine-hole course, as well as a licensed restaurant. Tennis enthusiasts of all levels can bring your racket and rally away a sunny afternoon on the wooden court behind Galiano school.


Galiano is hiker heaven, with a number of maintained trails throughout the island. Bodega ridge provincial park rises to a hundred meters above sea level for views of the gulf islands and the Olympic peninsula. Mount Galiano is the highest point, offering views of the San Juan islands and the distant mainland mountains. Take a trail map and your camera.

Marine life

Galiano's shoreline is home to seals, sea lions, otters, and more. Let an expert guide your eco tour, or rent a kayak and discover the island's marine life at your own pace. Whale watching ramps up in active pass from May to October.


You can go to the top of mount Galiano and have a magnificent picnic.


Many home-based and commercial businesses make Galiano virtually a self-sustaining neighborhood. Islanders’ supporting island businesses is the goal the Galiano's Chamber of Commerce.

Two-wheel fun

The island is 27.5 kilometers from tip to tip, making mopeds, scooters, and bicycles popular ways to get around. Venture up to the north end and cap off an exhilarating ride with a breathtaking view.

Whale watching

Spot an orca from the ninth hole.

  • 1 hour 30 minutes massage
  • 3 organic meals per day
  • 18 nights’ accommodation
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • Course tuition

What to bring

All-weather clothing and special medicine you might need.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Soul Ascension School of Yoga & the Healing Arts, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Soul Ascension School of Yoga & the Healing Arts an inquiry.
  • Review by Richard Robbins

    "I’m so grateful I chose to do my teacher training in the Florida Keys. Molly & Jolie were amazing teachers, each with their own facets of expertise that meshed beautifully together. After finishing this training I felt completely confident teaching my first classes. The open atmosphere of this training allowed for our group to tune into deep physical, emotional, and spiritual levels - I know every one of us left that training expanded in body, mind, and soul. We definitely tuned into to the true core of yoga, while still learning the practicals of applying it as a teacher. Big Pine Key is a great place to escape the noise and focus on truly deepening your practice. Beautiful sunsets, experiences, conversations, and connections with beautiful people. If you’re considering a yoga teacher training: these are the people, this is the place, and now is the time to do it. It will enrich your understanding of yourself, deepening your experience in every moment after, while giving you the means to share this open space with others and cultivate real connections." website, edited

  • Review by Mari Backus

    "I am so grateful I was able to complete my YTT here. It was an eye-opening experience that changed my life for the better. I learned about and developed my teaching skills for multiple types of yoga, grew spiritually, and was able to heal emotionally. We had amazing teachers who all contributed in their own ways to make the experience even more special. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to learn more about yoga for their personal practice, becoming a teacher, or seeking spiritual growth. I am very blessed that I was able to train with such an inspiring group of people who give their continuous support and encouragement." website, edited

  • Review by Mallory Jean

    "To my dear Teachers, THANK YOU! For guiding me through training, creating a safe and loving space for me to transform and opening your life journey to include me. I hope this message conveys my gratitude and love for you. I am journeying forth with a deeper yoga practice, a new skill set, limitless abundance and unconditional love. " website, edited

  • Review by Debra Leeann Wilson

    "I attended the Yoga Teacher Training in Big Pine Key, Florida during January of 2016. It was a life changing experience. We learned about Yoga and so much more. It was wonderful connecting with a fantastic group of fellow students. The teachers/facilitators are amazing, well informed, mind expanding people to be around. Don't miss the next opportunity to expand your consciousness and learn more about yourself and Yoga. Love and Light." website, edited

  • Review by Michelle Smith

    "Soul Ascension Yoga went way above and beyond expectations in helping me reach my dream of becoming a yoga teacher. I recommend this school to everyone looking to change their lives both in and out of the yoga room. At the age of 48 I decided to follow my dream of becoming a yoga instructor. I figured after having three children who are all out of school now it was time for “Mom”. So I enrolled in the Soul Ascension School for the 200-hour YTT. I just wanted to teach yoga poses to students - pretty simple right? Well there was so much more and I had to really dig deep, much deeper than ever before. Eli, Molly and Jolie could not have been more amazing through every step of my spiritual journey – yes, spiritual! Not just yoga postures! I had always put myself last at everything, for as long as I could remember. I literally had no love or appreciation for myself. After three of the most OMazing weeks of my life (no exaggeration) I found a new Michelle who could even repeat these three words and mean it: I AM LOVE! I continue to work hard embracing this new life, this new spirituality both in and out of the yoga room. I am still in contact everyday with all 8 of my yoga sisters and if I ever have a question, or a problem I know Eli, Molly and Jolie are a phone call away. I am grateful beyond words for my yoga family. I embrace each day, each moment, with love, compassion, and gratitude. I look forward to the next 48 years Michelle Smith, Proud Graduate of Soul Ascension School of Yoga April 2016" website, edited

  • Review by Erika Carlson

    "This was by far a complete and holistic yoga teacher training program. Not only did I receive instruction in various yoga styles, theories, asanas, and history, but I also received instruction in various types of meditation, adjustments, daily practice, teaching practice, and nutrition, accompanied by song, restoration sessions, and genuine support for growth. An "amazing" experience!" website, edited

  • Review by Shelby York

    "I am so grateful you guys have us teach the free class to the public down there. It gets all the first time jitters out. I start teaching next week & I'm not so afraid because I've already done it. I appreciate you. With every atom and cell in my body, & fiber of my DNA. You guys changed my life." website, edited

  • Review by Nancy Kekst

    "Taking Molly and Eli’s Ascension Yoga Training is not to be missed. After having the opportunity to be a yoga teacher for 4 years, taking many additional trainings, the Ascension Yoga program revitalizes you as a person first so you can be of more value when you choose to teach others. As I learned techniques to release, and replenish myself inwardly, I find myself able to transfer these many feelings of light, love and healing to clients." website, edited

  • Review by Mollie Mendoza

    "Where to begin? I thought I would leave this training today saying 'that was the hardest thing I have ever done'. I can instead express it was the greatest, most joyous, deepest, challenging, phenomenal exploration. A full breakdown of barriers, coupled with the laying of new foundations.Time sped up and slowed down simultaneously and an intense vortex of learning, loving, and laughter ensued! The diversity accompanying the education is incomparable to any educative experience I have had before and surpassed all expectations. I keep wondering how can fully communicate the experience to others in 'just' words- if only other people could just feel my emotions!"

    "I feel held and supported and believe my journey with these teachers has just awoken and taken its first baby steps. A beautiful feeling of continuity rather than ending."

    "I will be spreading your message and your light and I respect every element of each of you personally, the way in which you interact with the world and the way that you teach. Keep in touch my sister and brother and teachers and friends." website, edited

  • Review by Molly Gene

    "This past April I attended the Soul Ascension Yoga Teacher Training. I had some training prior, but this specific Teacher Training was the most powerful and transforming experience of my life. Going into this training I was a little nervous because I knew that every insecurity I had would be lifted to the surface and be revealed. Through the guided meditations and other techniques, I was taught how to identify my emotions that did not serve me, to understand where they came from, and to move through them in a positive and productive way. Through it all I found the courage to forgive myself for any negative past thoughts and actions, while realizing that it was an essential part of my personal growth. Due to the intensity of the experience there was a moment in my training when all the toxic energy inside of me from my past was being released; the guilt and negative judgments that I held in my mind and muscle tissues were rising and coming out of my body! The release was profound! "

    "Since the training I am so much happier. I make more time for yoga and meditation, which dramatically reduces my anxiety and mental chatter, leaving me with a deeper sense of contentment. The focus on organic, living foods in the meal plan has inspired me to improve my diet at home. My music career is blossoming as I now have the confidence to say, “No” when I need to, and to ask for what I need. This has allowed me to have the schedule I want, leaving more time for family and self-care. Yoga is a constant guide for me to make deep and positive changes within myself." website, edited

  • Review by Lisa

    "There aren't words to fully express my experience and the gratitude I feel for what I learned and am able to share with others now, but here are my comments from the heart. Words that come to mind about my April YTT training with Molly, Eli, Jolie and fellow trainees are wonderful, enlightening, supportive, heartfelt, passionate, engaging, fun and growth-filled. Our team of trainers were like none I have ever had in my past, and the ones I’d always longed for. Their support, encouragement and knowledge far exceeded my expectations for this training, and spread to each of us like a beautiful warm fire that ignited our souls while combining it with the cool calming sounds of their musical talents and voices. They helped me to open doors of growth that had been closed to me in the past, while having fun all along the way, even on the most challenging of days. I not only grew in my physical knowledge about yoga because of the in-depth curriculum they provided about the history and foundations of the practice of yoga through to the modern day understandings of yoga in the western world, but also my emotional and spiritual life has grown through the care and concern they showed throughout the training, and tools they provided to help me to think in new ways about the world, this existence and myself and relations to others. I feel a sense of joy about life that I had not experienced before this training, and love sharing with others, and am so grateful for the opportunity to have shared this experience with so many beautiful souls. Namaste." website, edited

  • Review by Katherine Milnes Bailey
    10 out of 10

    "I have personally experienced a very powerful energy healing of a stubborn shoulder injury that I had tried healing with chiropractic, massage and various other natural remedies. I was so amazed that the pain was just gone after suffering for so long! Still not quite sure how it happened but I know it made me a believer. So thankful for these healers!"

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  • Review by Jason Kirkpatrick
    10 out of 10

    "All of the teachers and people associated with Soul Ascension Healing Arts are amazingly talented, compassionate, gifted individuals. They will help your soul to sing."

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  • Review by Miranda Haupt
    10 out of 10

    "I was unfocused, overwhelmed with energy, grieving, and moving into a new chapter of my life. In one session, Eli provided me with tools to rid myself of the negative energies I was attracting. He identified where I came from and what to do to go on. Thank you Eli, my journey has been far more successful and enjoyable again."

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  • Review by Violet Kaiser
    10 out of 10

    "I feel Eli and Molly have helped me in many ways. Since Eli has been doing energy healing on me, I have lost weight and my bad days have decreased. I suffer from fibromyalgia and arthritis."

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  • Review by Brenda
    10 out of 10

    "I had the opportunity to experience a home clearing and personal energy healing from Eli. The space of my home now feels so much more peaceful and harmonious. Eli's personal energy clearing is equally as powerful through his magical shamanic medicine chants. He is a gifted and completely natural energy healer. I immediately was moved into tears, feeling the release throughout my entire body and then into joy. I feel balanced, centered, calm, and ready to move forward in the next steps of my soul's journey with inner peace and confidence. Eli and Molly's healing and yoga circles are equally powerful for releasing what no longer serves us, intention setting for your goals and visions, expanding your inner light and beyond. I would highly recommend experiencing yoga, healing circles or a personal session with Eli. Notice what changes for you and around you."

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  • Review by Corinne Warner
    10 out of 10

    "I have been helped remarkably with one session. I have had a lower back problem for years, I tried chiropractors, but the manipulation was so harsh. In one session with Molly and Eli, my back felt lighter yet stronger. I have had no back ache and my session was in September of 2013!"

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  • Review by Chelsea Isherwood
    10 out of 10

    "Working with Eli, one on one and also in group settings, has allowed me greater freedom of mind and body. He is receptive and greatly intuitive to exactly what healing you need and is very skilled in his art. He is medicine for the soul. I felt much more free from my emotions and more grounded after a session with him as well as experiencing long-term change in my thinking and behavioral patterns. Oh, and he also makes some amazing vegan muffins!"

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