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Testimonial Yoga Training in India

"My heart is filled with deep gratitude & honour to know Shelley & to have studied with her in India. The 300HR Teachers Training in Tiruvannamalai, India was a transformational journey. Shelley's wealth of wisdom and guidance throughout the course revealed depths and strength within my being and my asana practice, that are continuing to unfold naturally. The focus and emphasis on Yoga Therapeutics and Universal Principles of Alignment has built integrity  & a deeper understanding of my body's anatomy. Shelley's presence continues to inspire my Yogic lifestyle.


The training took place at Trivenu II Ashram in Tiruvannamalai, India, located just few miles from Arunachala Mountain, known as a holy hill and a significant place for devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi. We had the opportunity to be a part of the Ashram lifestyle, which included daily meditation, teachings and Kirtan. The Hosts of the Ashram are wonderful beings that are dedicated to their path of devotion, it was inspiring to be in their presence everyday. The food that was served at the Ashram was extraordinary, we had a taste of one of the best traditional Indian foods with a western twist, that still supported the yogic lifestyle. We had the blessing to visit sacred sites of Tiruvannamalai, which were all captivating in their essence. This was one of the most beautiful & transformational experiences in my life. I am eternally grateful."

  ~ Kseniya Parakhnevych, Vancouver Canada 

Become a Yoga teacher at the Source...

300- Hour Certified Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

a total of 19 nights from November 21 to December 10

4500 CAN | 3100 EUR | 3600 US (shared accommodations)


5400 CAN | 3700 EUR | 4200 US (single) 

 (+ GST for Canada and any extra taxes where applicable)

In some cases, special requests for karma exchange and/or scholarships can be made available.

Payment plans are available. 200 deposit to reserve your spot - 17 max.

What to expect on your yoga journey...

16 nights in a beautiful ashram in Tiruvannamalai, city of temples & the sacred Mountain Arunachala


3 nights - Auroville, Puducherry ~ Ocean front Villa with pool


2 Healthy Vegetarian Meals 


Pre-Training support & 1:1 Mentorship


Online yoga classes pre/post training


Access to Ayurveda massage/treatments and spa facilities at your own cost.

Tiruvannamalai & Auroville  

Tiruvannamalai, the city of temples and the great Mountain Arunachala will be our sanctuary in a beautiful ashram setting. Tiruvannamalai is at the cave of the Heart. A sacred place where the 'Fire Lingam of Shiva' (Cosmic Consciousness ) is found in the main Temple. This temple honors the nine planets and lies at the feet of the Holy Mount. Arunachala. Tiruvannamalai is known for is powerful presence as a city of temples and during the full moon walking around the mountain. One's eyes are feasted upon a different way of seeing life. We will share the full moon legends and help you to discover the history around its many layers.


For a short getaway-experience we will venture for three nights by the ocean in Pondicherry. We will experience a unique oceanfront retreat that is located within the sanctuary of Auroville, a sacred space that was created by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother in South India. Shelley has a long term resonance with their teachings and is honored to be able to offer a yoga experience within this space. Pondicherry is a breath of fresh air as we dive into the ocean of renewal, enjoy the culture, art, cafes and dining in the classic White Ave. We will visit some of the most prevalent ashrams and end in the fascinating intentional community of Auroville.  There will be opportunities to swim in the ocean, book a massage or Ayurveda treatments, hike mountains, enjoy South Indian cuisine as well as plenty of time and support for self-reflection and contemplation.


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Teacher Training ~ This 300-Hour completes your 500-Hour Certification with Yoga Alliance

This 300-Hour Teacher Training synthesizes the most current artistic forms of yoga in the West with an appreciation of the roots of yoga within the Eastern traditions. Powerfully transformational on a personal level, this training builds an instrumental foundation of a harmonious alignment within. Understanding the application of advanced cueing of the asanas, sequencing and class design with skillful hands on assisting. You will successfully learn how to teach confidently a strong Hatha Vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, power and flow classes. You will understand clearly how yoga, the breath and meditation are engaged within your own subtle body-mind and emotional center and how to access your innate powers of transformation and teach from your own experiences. Tantra yoga is the underlying web which weaves through this training to bring a natural spontaneous creatrix to loving life, creating inner balance and wellness. 

The teaching curriculum covers an in-depth study and experiential investigation into the vast fields of yoga.


Learning the fundamentals from Beginner poses to expanded levels of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. 


Advanced sequencing strategies, teaching skillful with alignment principles, biomechanics and the instrumental breath.


How to use props, modifications to use for specific injuries and abilities.

 Application & Refinement of intelligent alignment techniques and teaching methodologies. 

Understand and express clear succinct articulation of verbal cues; apply hands-on-assisting.

How to provide asana variations both effectively and efficiently for all levels; express & understand the health benefits.

How to optimally teach key actions both active and passive with creative expression, diversity, voice techniques.

In-depth training in understanding yoga philosophy, mythology, psychology. 

Providing mentorship to students/teachers throughout the training for inspiration, individual practices and one-on-one sessions.

Building community and the importance of good company, business of yoga, ethics.

How to be more confident in voicing an understanding and articulation of yoga philosophy and history and how it applies to everyday life both on and off the mat. 

Teach a full class practicum and workshop to further develop your interests and passion for teaching in a specialized area that you wish to share.


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Location of Yoga Teacher Training in South India

Photos of Yoga Trainings in India

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Cafe de Arts in Pondy
Temple in Tiru
Arunachala Mountain
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Cliffside asana practice
Ceremony Day! (300hr YTT 2018)
Cliffside at Varkala Beach
Cliffside asana practice
Shelley Tomczyk & daughter Coral
Brunch time! 300 hr YTT 2018
Ocean lookout
Varkala sunset
Varkala sunset
Varkala sunset
Expansive ocean at Varkala
300hr YTT 2018
Ceremony Day! (300hr YTT 2018)
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