Inspired Community. Experienced Teachers. Traditional Teachings.
Starts September 2020!

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Embark on a life-enhancing experiential journey designed to bring physical vitality, mental clarity, emotional contentment, worldly prosperity and spiritual fulfillment. This comprehensive and integrative program will provide the tools and support you need to continue to embody and share this powerful practice.

About You:

You have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification program, maybe it’s recent or maybe it’s been a few years. You may be a full-or part-time yoga teacher, or you are not teaching at all, but you know it’s time to explore the deeper dimensions of yoga that lead to self- and Self-inquiry leading to growth and fulfillment. You want to enhance mental clarity/awakening, keep learning about asanas, pranayamas, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, nutrition, and Ayurveda, and you want to embark on this journey with teachers who are rooted in the teachings; you have come to the right place.

Our Program:

For the 300-hour certification accreditation that leads to the 500-hour certification (must have completed a 200-hour program), the program requires 270 contact (in-class) hours. The remaining hours are home study.

Offered as three 90-hour modules that include:

    • The Marriage of Yoga and Ayurveda;
    • The Kundalini in my Hatha; and
    • Sharira Ananda/ Body Bliss Yoga.

Module 1: Marriage of Yoga and Ayurveda
As a sister practice to yoga, understanding Ayurveda, developing the skills to apply its profound practices and learning how to link it with yoga brings lasting and integrative experiences. Upon completion of this module you will have the knowledge to offer specialized private classes and workshops.

Module 2: The Kundalini in my Hatha
Understanding the gradual unfoldment of kundalini begins with well guided practice. In this module you will dive-in to the study of chakras, meditation, yoga nidra, the nervous and endocrine system as well as mantras and mudras. Upon completion of this module you will have the expertise to teach specialized meditation classes and workshops, yoga nidra, and you will know how to share practices to enhance manifestation.

Module 3: Sharira Ananda
With the knowledge and experience of the first two modules we will explore yoga as a tool to strengthen the body while releasing mental, emotional and physical holding patterns. The study of the digestive system combined with modern anatomical teachings will leave you feeling confident to lead your students on this body bliss journey.

More details in the brochure


Ensuring you receive the utmost guidance and support we are accepting a maximum of 18 students.  If you are ready to commit, contact Sylvie for the registration form at sgouin@beyondyogaottawa.com


For feasibility purposes, you pay $1897 +HST/module with an early bird option of $1697 +HST/module.

Dates and Times:

Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 AM -5:30 PM. One weekend a month starting September 2020.
Dates provided in the brochure.

Satsang: This approach to teacher training provides you with the three essential components for integration and growth; the guidance of three experienced teachers, a community and the teachings themselves.


Each weekend includes practice (asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting), as well as lectures and group work. Each module requires a practicum and a final exam. You will be well guided and supported in the practicum and exam process. The main traditional text includes Patanjali Yoga Sutras (review of chapter 1 and 2 with focus on chapter 3 and 4), the Vijñāna Bhairava, the Shandilya Upanishad, the Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā and the Yoga Yajnavalkya. We will also use contemporary teachings and books.

Module Certificate of Completion Requirements:

Full attendance and participation in the program are required but unexpected and previous obligations can happen and for this reason if you miss one weekend/module Sylvie will help you make-up the time. Any additional time missed will require private studies and will incur a fee – speak to Sylvie for details; and Completion of each final exam – one exam per module (take home for optimal integration).

Yoga Alliance:

After careful reflection we have chosen to register with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. To register with the American Yoga Alliance we would have had to substantially reduce our Ayurveda offering which means we would not have been able to offer the Marriage of Yoga and Ayurveda module which is an integrative component of our program and what will allow you to truly benefit from the teachings. The Canadian Yoga Alliance offers the RYT registration, as well as continuing education options and insurance packages. Upon completion you will be a certified 500-hour hatha yoga teacher and if you want to register as an RYT 500, the Canadian Yoga Alliance offers this option.  We encourage you to visit canadianyogaalliance.com and read their manifesto and vision.

For details about each module including dates and refund policy
click here to download the brochure.

Ready to commit? Contact Sylvie at sgouin@beyondyogaottawa.com for the registration form.

Questions? Contact Sylvie at sgouin@beyondyogaottawa.com or 613.591.9642

Your Teachers

Sylvie Gouin: Program Director and Lead Teacher

With over 20 years of full-time experience teaching, consulting and presenting on the subject of yoga for holistic well-being, Sylvie Gouin is established in the practice of yoga and well-prepared to assist you on your journey. She has been leading yoga teacher training programs since 2007 and as of 2019 has lead 17 recognized certification programs. Her extensive knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to continue and develop her offerings, combined with her dedication to the practice and her students is inspiring and contagious.

Click here for testimonials of Sylvie’s YTT programs.

Her credentials include E-RYT 500, certified yoga therapist, certified Ayurvedic lifestyle specialist, reiki master and registered holistic nutritionist. She has a degree in Holistic Theology and is a member of the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. She is the author of two books on the subject of yoga, a teacher of teachers and a yoga therapist working in private settings (inspiredlivingwithsylvie.com).

Disclaimer: The yoga therapy component of my practice is not based on my status as an (ERYT) experienced registered yoga teacher with yoga alliance.

Kimberly Mantas – E-RYT 500

Kimberly Mantas is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and a Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) certified yoga teacher, specializing in individual yoga therapy, meditation, restorative, nidra, philosophy and ayurveda, and hatha yoga.

As a full-time yoga therapist, teacher, and yoga teacher trainer, Kimberly works with the vast tools of yoga to improve wellbeing and ease physically, emotionally, and mentally through movement, breath, and stillness. She works with a wide range of individuals including those with pain, injury recovery, stress and anxiety recovery, brain injuries, autoimmune disease and issues, nervous systems conditions, and sports performance improvement.

Charlotte Beaudoin Ph.D. – E-RYT 500

Charlotte’s expertise in all thing movement includes years as a competitive athlete and professor in the Human Kinetics department at the University of Ottawa. Her yoga journey both as a student and teacher have furthered her experience and ability to integrate and share the power of mind-body connection in a harmonious and energizing way.

As a massage and Trager therapist, Charlotte’s devotion to helping her clients and students release tension and holding patterns and embody ease and potential bring joy to many. Aside from her studies in Hatha yoga, Charlotte is also a certified yin yoga teacher and has over 200-hour of studies in Chakra yoga.

Aum Glaum Shreem Swaha

“Dare to be free. Dare to go as far as your thoughts lead and dare to carry that out in your life.”
Swami Vivekananda.