Yoga City (CYA-RYS 200 Member)

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  • Phone: 905-567-9642
  • Address: 6509C Mississauga Rd
  • Location: Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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  • Service Offered: Hatha and Vinyasa
  • Type of Certification Granted: 200 + Hatha and Self-Transformation Certification
  • Years in Operation: 5 years
  • Date Joined: July 04, 2012

School Info

Our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program is a comprehensive and transforming experience. It allows the student the flexibility of completing the course in anywhere from six months to a year so that other obligations can be met. Upon completion of the course you will become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) certified by The Canadian Yoga Alliance (CYA).

The program involves a combination of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa. Hatha is a combination of Ansas (physical movement and posture). Pranayama another element of this program is (controlled breathing) which helps to balance the body and increase strength and flexibility. We take pride in this program and look forward to your participation.

The Yoga City Teacher Training program provides each student with an opportunity to deepen their practice as well as begin a deeper journey into self-discovery and self-transformation.

Course Outline

Technique: 100 hrs
Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. Hours include both training in the techniques and practice of them

Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle: 20 hrs
Study of yoga scriptures (Yoga Sutras, etc.) ethics for yoga teachers, "living the life of a yogi", History of Hatha Yoga and Hinduism.

Anatomy and Physiology: 30 hrs
The Study of Physical Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology. Energy anatomy (chakras and nadis etc..)

Teaching Methodology: 30 hrs
Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/ correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the students process of learning.

Practicum: 20 hrs
Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised.

Nutrition: 15 hrs
Learning basic principles of nutrition, the role of nutrition in the health care environment.

Meet Our Faculty:

Mary Vivilecchia
Program Director, Yoga Asana, Teaching Methodology, Subtle Energy System and Meditation
Mary’s knowledge of yoga has been developed for over a decade. She began her Teacher Training program 5 years ago and truly enjoys teaching students and being a part of their yogic journey to self-transformation. Mary’s knowledge of the subtle energy system, Bhagavad Gita and philosophy of yoga weave their way through her entire training program. Her strong knowledge of class sequencing pair with her understanding of anatomy and physiology provides an excellent foundation for each student. It is her hope that each student will complete their training feeling confident to teach a yoga class, as well as provide assists and modifications at the end of their training. Coupled with this training Mary also covers the business of teaching Yoga, class planning and Sanskrit. The Yoga City Teacher Training program provides each student with an opportunity to deepen their practice as well as begin a deeper journey into self-discovery and self-transformation.

Celine Ratcliffe: Prenatal, Alignment, Yoga Asana
Celine’s passion for yoga began in 2005 when she took for her first yoga class while in Australia. In 2012 she completed her 200hrsRYT with Barb Leese and then furthered her training to receive her Prenatal certification in 2013 from Angela Jackson. Celine continues to expand her knowledge of yoga and has taken classes in yin from Bernie Clark. Within Yoga City Teacher Training program, Celine teaches fellow trainees how to perform hands-on adjustments with respect and confidence, how to spot differences in each person’s body and work towards proper alignment (utilizing props) within asanas as well as prenatal basics.

Danielle Pierce: Yoga Anatomy
Danielle is a yoga loving physiotherapist with a passion for anatomy. She received her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in life sciences from Queen’s University in 2009, and went on to do her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, graduating in 2011. She works as a physiotherapist in the inpatient hospital setting, specializing in geriatric and neurological rehabilitation. She became a member of Yoga City Mississauga in 2013, and has fallen in love with yoga practice and its physical and mental benefits. Danielle is very excited to be sharing her knowledge and expertise of functional anatomy, relating it to yoga practice for the next generation of yoga instructors.

Donny Day: Pranayama
Donny Day (Deepak), founder of Physiyoga & yoga house (in Toronto, Canada), has studied Yoga since 1993. His background includes experience in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga traditions. Most recently, he was teaching yoga in Chengdu, China (2007-2012), followed by teaching Kundalini and Gentle Hatha in Xiamen, China (2013) and just this past winter, physiyoga to students at Kaivalyadham. He’s now based out of Toronto after 7 years of travelling, training and teaching in Asia and South East Asia.

Sarah Jane: Ayurveda
Sarah received her designation from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in 2014, where she studied Applied Holistic Nutrition and Ayurvedic Medicne. Her passion for healing the body with food, Yoga, exercise and lifestyle increased when she realized the fundamentals of Ayurvedic healing and it’s association with Yoga.

Tim Smith: Alignment, Adjustments and Assisting
Tim started his yoga journey in 2003 with books and through self-instruction he developed a consistent home Hatha practice. In 2011 after 8 years of home practice he took his first yoga class and quickly gravitated to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga where he eventually met Ron Reid at Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto. Through Ron’s training Tim deepened his understanding of body movement within Ashtanga’s first series and the beginning of second series. In 2015 Tim furthered his yoga studies by making his first trip to Mysore, India to study with Sharath Jois, the director of the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute and the grandson of the institute founder Pattabhi Jois. Tim continues to practice Ashtanga daily under the capable instruction of KPJAYI Authorized Level 2 teacher Anna Muzzin of Steeltown Ashtanga and has completed second series with Anna’s guidance. Tim now blends tradition with evolution to support growth and understanding of the practice of yoga in a non-harmful way which involves an open dialogue between student and teacher.

Charlene Rennick: Yoga Philosophy
Charlene is a Yoga Alliance Registered 500 hour teacher with additional certifications in Restorative Yoga, Ayurveda, Earth Wisdom Ways and Thai Massage. She teaches philosophy, meditation, energy awareness and practices, ayurveda and would love to lead you through Kirtan, the uplifting musical practice of Bhakti heart medicine.

Her approach to teaching philosophy is to appeal to the students’ love of stories, to hold history up like a mirror through which one can find patterns, and to engage people to seek their own answers.

Rosanne Shea: Restorative
Rosanne Shea is a graduate of Andrea Peloso’s Restorative Yoga Teacher Training. Along with Restorative and a 200 hour teacher training, Rosanne has completed a Trauma informed training for yoga, and Reiki level 2 to enhance her classes with a more healing, stress relieving, and deeply relaxing experience.


Elia Aujlia (Class of 2015)
Katherine Boggs (Class of 2015)
Courtney Bruce (Class of 2015)
Lucy Cavar (Class of 2016)
Michelle Ganley (Class of 2015)
Diana Kopp (Class of 2014)
Stephenie Kullman (Class of 2014)
Sarah McCartney (Class of 2014)
Jessica Neal (Class of 2014)
Juliette Nunes (Class of 2014)
Debbie Stephenson (Class of 2016)
Vivian Turajlic (Class of 2016)
Lina Zalloum (Class of 2015)