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Elemental School of Yoga

200 Hour Teacher Training

Join Valerie Giles (formerly of Mothership School of Yoga) & Amy Creighton Power (Fire & Water Yoga Studio) for an immersive journey that will deepen your practice and awaken the authentic teacher within you. 

The Foundational 200 hour Teacher Training focuses on Hatha Yoga (our roots), allowing for growth into different areas (our branches) of the practice; Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga etc. 

 Each day will be an abundance of learning that will evolve into how to use this knowledge for your own yoga practice and teaching career.

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Dive in and explore the depth of this powerful practice. Gain perspective on where, when, and how Yoga originated, as well as how it has evolved and grown. Explore the concepts and philosophies that make up the deepest layers of this beautiful practice.



  • Philosophy & History of Yoga

    • Dive into the foundational pillars of yogic philosophy, including its vast origins, source texts, and practices.

  • The subtle body

    • Integrate the knowledge of the subtle body systems such as the Chakras, Prana and Vayus into your own practice and teaching.

  •  Pranayama

    • Learn foundational Pranayama techniques for your home practice and techniques for teaching in a public class.

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Much of this learning occurs on

the mat. Connecting to your own practice with an open mind is integral to your learning success. 


  • Postural Asana Breakdown

    • Explore the structural breakdown of classic and adapted yoga poses, cueing approaches, the purpose & use of props, as well as how to apply modern biomechanics to the physical yoga practice.

  • Anatomy & Movement Science

    • Dive into the foundations of anatomy and biomechanics to develop a keen eye for your students.

  • Modifications & Adaptations

    • Develop your own unique practice and perspective in order to better assess and help your students.

  • Sequencing

    • Learn how to craft intelligent, purposeful, and creative sequences for in-person and online classes. 

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Awakening Your Inner Teacher

Let your inner teacher rise to the surface.


  • How to lead a public class

    • Find your own voice as a teacher through practical teaching exercises and group activities to ensure you graduate with confidence & comfort as a new teacher.

    • How to deliver accurate and clear verbal instructions.

    • Postural demonstration skills.

  • Introduction to teaching adjustments

    • Learn effective & intuitive ways to observe the unique bodies of your students.  Understand the best approach to aid students via verbal cueing, directional one-on-one help, and individually appropriate use of physical touch and hands-on-adjustments.

  • How to start your teaching career

    • Learn how to find your first teaching job, create your niche, develop your own yoga teaching business, the ethics of teaching yoga and how to thrive in many different teaching settings.

The Elemental School of Yoga – Yoga Alliance Certified 200-Hour Training Investment:

Total: $3100.00 CDN.

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 CDN is payable by cash or email transfer on your commitment and acceptance to enrol in the course. 

Tuition Includes:

A training manual to arrive as a PDF and a list of required reading.

50% off all class passes and class packages with Fire & Water Yoga Studio for the duration of your study. 


  • Proof of Age + Identity

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is payable by cash or email transfer on your commitment and acceptance to enroll in the course.

  • Signed Copy of Enrolment Contract

Payment Plans for Modules:

Option One: $3100.00 – Full Payment at Time of Registration 


Option Two: $3100.00 – Non-Refundable Deposit of $500.00 at the time of registration. The balance of $2600.00 due on the 1st day of Module One. 


Option Three: $3300.00 – Non-Refundable $500.00 deposit at time of registration plus 4 equal payments of $700.00 due September 1, October 1, November 1, January 1. 



A student may be entitled to a refund less $500 deposit:

The student provides written notice 30 DAYS prior to the start date.
If the written notice of withdrawal is received once 10% of the modules have begun Mothership retains 30% + $500.00 Non – Refundable Deposit.


If Elemental School of Yoga receives a written notice of withdrawal after 10% or before 40% of modules has elapsed, Elemental retains 50% +$500. Non -Refundable Deposit.

In the event of circumstances beyond the control of the client becoming a reason for withdrawal, Elemental School of Yoga will apply the monies toward a placement in the next course should the client request this. If the client does not return the above rules apply.


We adhere to a STRICT attendance policy. ALL hours must be accounted for to fulfill the 200 Hour training. Should a student fall sick or have a family emergency and cannot attend any portion of the training module we offer a few combinations of options to make up the contact hours. We do our very best to make this as accessible as possible.

  1. Attend our public classes to accumulate contact hours.

  2. Take the module the next time it is offered (which will delay your graduation date.)

  3. Make arrangements for us to complete an appropriate make-up assignment to bring you up to date.

Training Dates:

Our training is broken into THREE modules over SEVEN weekends (Saturday & Sunday 8AM - 6PM) to easily accommodate the teacher training into your schedule. ​


Module ONE:  

September 14th & 15th, 2024

October 19th & 20th, 2024


Module TWO:

November 16th & 17th, 2024

December 7th & 8th, 2024


Module THREE:

January 11th & 12th, 2025

February 8th & 9th, 2025

March 22nd & 23rd, 2025



Fire & Water Yoga Studio

530 Oxford St W

London, Ontario.

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