Oceanside Yoga Centre Teacher Training / Yoga Education

8 Modules over 8 weekends: September 20, 2019 to February 17, 2020

Oceanside Yoga Centre Teacher Training and Yoga Education
September 20, 2019 to February 17, 2020

Immerse yourself in the study of yoga and yoga pedagogy. This unique and proprietary 8-module format provides the student with the option to build their own program by taking any or all of the modules. Students who complete all 8 modules and fulfil the requirements listed on the website will receive a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Oceanside Yoga Centre. 

Each module will include asana, philosophy, anatomy, meditation, mantra and pranayama.
The modules are open to anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of the practice of yoga and in a wholistic approach. Those who complete all eight modules and meet the following requirements will receive a 200 Hour Oceanside Yoga Teacher Training Certificate:

  • A book report on any book that has influenced your yogic path
  • A minimum of 49 yoga classes at Oceanside yoga with 25 of those classes with the lead trainers of the program
  • Completion of a take home exam after each weekend workshop



Theresa Whitely opened Oceanside Yoga Centre in Qualicum Beach in May 2005. The classes Theresa teaches are inspired by many styles of yoga and movement paradigms. She has been teaching yoga and movement for over 20 years and has taught yoga at several major studios including working and training at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in Toronto in 2014-2016. Theresa has also studied counselling, conflict resolution and contemplative end of life care.

Ken Lister began experimenting with yoga when he was 6 years old, watching Kareen’s Yoga with Kareen Zebroff, on television. He has been teaching yoga since 2011 and is co-owner and manager of Oceanside Yoga Centre. Ken’s practice is influenced by his study of Yoga Philosophy, which he first encountered in 1977. He has also studied Restorative Yoga and Experiential Anatomy with Judith Hanson Lasater.


Module 1 – September 21st and 22nd, 9 am to 4 pm:
The Path of Yoga- The How What and Why of Yoga with Theresa Whitely and Ken Lister

Module 2 – Saturday/Sunday October 19 & 20:
Restorative Yoga – The nervous system and the two hemispheres of the brain

Module 3 – Saturday/Sunday November 2 & 3:
The 10 Commandments of Yoga-Yamas & Niyamas-the ethical foundations and principles of yoga and how they apply to modern western life and practice

Module 4 – Saturday/Sunday November 23 & 24:
You are the Guru – The role of the teacher in Yoga- discuss concepts around “guru” and inner teacher, ethics, and practice

Saturday/Sunday December 14 & 15:
Yoga for Every Body – exploring the variety of yoga practices to heal and transform our body/mind; how to teach in a safe and appropriate way for any age group, including people recovering from injury (why do we practice?)

Saturday/Sunday January 4 & 5:
Karma, Dharma What do they mean? Bringing forth what is within-“the seeds of possibility” Concepts from the Gita, life purpose, etc

Saturday/Sunday January 25 & 26:
Moksha: Yoga as a path of freedom- breaking free from the patterns that bind and restrict our lives

Saturday/Sunday/Monday February 15, 16 & 17:
The Full Circle-yoga as a path to wholeness

To apply to this program please email Theresa for the application at – [email protected]



Full program – $2500 + tax  

A $500 (+GST) non-refundable deposit will be required upon acceptance of your application. When you pay your deposit you will receive an unlimited membership pass to Oceanside Yoga Centre, for the duration of the program. You can enjoy your practice prior to starting the program once you pay your deposit. Get as much as three months free yoga classes before the training begins by signing up now!

The remaining balance can be paid:

Early Bird Discount:  (receive $200 discount if paying in full before August 21, 2019) = one payment of $1800 (+GST)


in instalments — four payments: $500 (+GST) on August 21, 2019, September 21, November 21 & Jan 21, 2020.

Those who wish to take the modules individually will pay
Early Bird price $270+GST if paid by two weeks prior to start of the module or $295 + GST after . The modules will be sold on the website under workshops.