Hatha-Vinyasa Teacher Training



Deepen your personal practice and uncover the passionate yoga teacher that lies within!

This in-depth 200 hour program provides a comprehensive approach to yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy, Ayurveda, meditation and pranayama. Hands on assists and teaching methodology are covered with an emphasis on linking movement with breath (vinyasa). Karma yoga (volunteer work), group dynamics and self reflection are also strong components of the training experience.


Our program is different from others because we encourage the trainee to develop their own unique style of teaching yoga. Creativity and individuality are nurtured and  celebrated!


Program Prerequisite: One year minimum of consistent practice is recommended, although becoming a great yoga teacher has very little to do with perfect poses! What is necessary is a dedication to your practice and a commitment of attending at least one class a week at the studio during the training.

Winter 2014 Program Details



  • Jan 10, 11, 12, 24, 25, 26
  • Feb 14, 15, 16, 28
  • Mar 1, 2, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
  • April 11, 12, 13, 25, 26, 27
  • May 2, 3, 4, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
  • June 1, 6, 7, 8

Times: Fridays 6pm-9pm, Saturdays & Sundays 12pm-7pm


Cost: $3000.00+hst paid in full or $3300.00+hst for the payment plan.


Pay in full option: This option requires a $500 non-refunable deposit upon sign up to secure your spot. The remaining balance owing needs to be paid in full by the start of the program, September 20 2013.

Payment Plan Details: The payment plan option is available to all students registering for the program. Payments will be divided into 6 payments of $550+hst and automatically charged to your credit card. The first payment of $550 is a non-refundable deposit due upon sign up to secure your spot. The following 5 payments will be charged on the following dates: Oct. 20, Nov. 20, Dec. 20, Jan. 20, Feb. 20

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Q: Can you tell me a little bit about the faculty?


A: De La Sol is so incredibly proud of - and inspired by - our amazing TT faculty! Katie has been a full time yoga teacher for twenty years and her mother, Sue, a practicing yogi for over 50 years and was the co founder of The Yoga Centre of Burlington. Andre and Steve bring extensive, cutting-edge anatomy and movement knowledge to the course. Scott, Matthew and Peter are international teachers and masters in their fields, allowing their areas of study (philosophy, ayurveda and meditation) to shine vibrantly with relevance and practicality to the modern day yoga practitioner and teacher. Included in the course are segments with some of your beloved De La Sol teachers - Nancy, Martha and Antoniette. 



Q: What does an average weekend look like?


A: You will have a mix of topics covered each weekend - Friday night might be Anatomy with Steve, Saturday noon -3pm asana with Katie and Andre, 4pm-7 pranayama with Susan McClelland and then philosophy all day Sunday with Scott Petrie. Each weekend is a balanced combination of physical work and discussion/lecturing.


Q: Does it make sense to take this course if I just love yoga but don't really plan on teaching? 


A: Yes! This course is a perfect combination of diving deep into the practice of yoga and learning how to communicate your passion and make it a vocation if you so choose.


Q: Are yoga classes included in the cost of the training?


A: Yes, you have access to unlimited classes from the start date of the course until graduation day!


Q: Is there a lot of extra work required outside of class hours?


A: The majority of the work will take place during the TT weekends. We also require that you take at least two yoga classes a week. If you live further away, you can do a class Sat and Sun morning and then stay for TT. We also have a karma yoga project which involves 5 hours of volunteer work, taking the principles of yoga off the mat and into the world. We help you choose your volunteer task. You will then write a paper of 500 words on your experience of giving selflessly. Lastly, there will be an anatomy test  at the end of your segment with Steve.



Q: Is the course Yoga Alliance recognized?


A: We are registered with the Canadian Yoga Alliance and upon graduation, you can register with them as a recognized instructor.


Q: What happens if I have to miss a session?


A: There are two way to make up missed sessions: The first was is to book a private session with the teacher whose segment you missed. This is at an extra cost to you, usually about $80 an hour. Generally, if a 3 or 4 hours segment is missed, it takes an hour to make up. If a whole day is missed, it takes about 2 hours to make up. The other option is to write a paper of a determined length that shows you have an understanding of the material covered that day.


Q: What if I have to miss two full weekends?


A: If you know you are going to miss this much of the course, we recommend you hold off and register for the course at a later date.


Q: What are my payment options?


A: If you pay in full the between today and the beginning of the course, the cost is $3000. If you pay in full after the start date of the course or choose our payment instalment plan, the cost is $3300. The instalment plan is $500 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot, followed by monthly payments of $600 taken with a credit card or post dated checks. Tax is not included in any of these options.



Teaching Faculty:

Katie McClelland
Studio Owner & Director
Yoga Asana, Teaching Methodology & Chakras 


Katie has been teaching yoga full time since 1997. She likes to joke that she was ‘certified’ to teach yoga while still in the womb, as her mother went through yoga teacher training while pregnant with her!

Katie’s passion for yoga began in David Swenson’s first Ashtanga Yoga Immersion when she fell in love with the intense, athletic nature of the Ashtanga Yoga practice. Since then, she has studied with many inspiring and renowned teachers in the Ashtanga, Iyengar and Anusara yoga traditions. Most notably, Katie studied with the grandfather of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Sri K Pattabhi Jois, for five months in Mysore, India.

Katie opened De La Sol Yoga Studios with the intention of creating a vibrant yoga community; bringing together like minded people to practice, share ideas, raise money for charitable causes and contribute to the greater good of the Hamilton Community.

Katie loves a yoga practice that challenges her body, focuses her mind, opens her heart and strengthens her connection to soul. It is these kind of experiences that Katie and her wonderful staff of teachers bring to each student at De La Sol Yoga.





Andre Grandbois
Yoga Asana, Teaching Methodology & Yoga Therapy 


Andre has been passionately involved in the world of yoga for the last five years. Having taught a variety of classes at the studio, he has found his passion in teaching beginners and the ‘in-flexible’.


Andre’s teaching style is strongly influenced by principles of rehabilitation put forth by renowned physical therapists such as Vladmir Janda, Gray Cook and Craig Liebenson. His strength as a teacher comes from his ability to put students at ease, encouraging pain free range of motion, exploration of breath and self-reflection. In addition to yoga, Andre is a competitive Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete and instructor, and recently competed at the 2012 World Championships in California.





Matthew Remski
Ayurveda & Yoga 2.0


Matthew is a writer in the morning, therapist in the day, and teacher in the evening.


He teach courses in ayurveda and yoga philosophy based upon the ongoing research of writing, and the ongoing experience of practical therapy. Matthew’s approach is student-centered, example-focused, and Socratic. He teaches yoga asana as well, mostly in a therapeutic context. With Scott Petrie, Matthew is the co-creator of the yoga 2.0 project, and co-director of Yoga Community Canada.





Scott Petrie
Philosophy & Yoga 2.0


Scott lives in Toronto where he teaches the philosophy and practice of yoga. He also has a private psychotherapy practice where he integrates eastern and western approaches to one’s healing and self-discovery journey.


Inspired by Toronto’s diverse yoga community, he has helped develop greater dialogue between practitioners through roundtable debates, festivals, symposiums, ethics committees, outreach and community service programs as director of Yoga Community Toronto, the Yoga Festival Toronto, and the Acorn Fund.


Scott is also a leader in the Roots Village Project along with School of Hustle to help at-risk-youth discover and engage with the world in new ways that develop their potential and sense of self in the community. In 2010, he co-authored Yoga 2.0 with Matthew Remski, an exploration of the evolution of yoga in modern culture.





Steve Ferrell


Steve found his pathway to Yoga as a bodybuilder and personal trainer who was always feeling tight, sore and looking for “more” out of his physical workouts. Steve tried his first class with Hamilton’s Alex Bovkis and immediatley fell in love. Within 3 months he was enrolled in his first 200hr Teacher Training with Heather Greaves.Steve was certified through Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT), a style founded by renowned Yoga therapist, Joseph LePage.


Steve found his way to De La Sol where he immediately fell in love with the fluidity, strength and meditative qualities of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. Steve is always learning, and combined with his interests in Human Anatomy, Ayruveda and Buddhist Meditation, he continues to deepen his practice. He offers a challenging, invigorating but very quirky and light hearted class, blending the physical with an emphasis on the mental and spiritual facets of the practice.





Martha Shea
Personal Growth

Martha has been practicing and teaching a variety of yoga styles for over 10 years. She was certified while living in New Jersey at the American Yoga Academy and The Yoga and Healing Center, both which are recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Martha is also prenatal yoga certified through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with Janice Clarfield; a certified Nia instructor and is Level One certified in both Reiki and Thai massage.





Nancy Cochren
Hands-on Assisting


Nancy began studying yoga in Montreal while earning a degree in physiology from McGill University. She was immediately hooked and after returning home to Ontario discovered Yoga Centre of Burlington where she met Katie and has studied with her ever since.


Nancy began teaching yoga in 2004 after developing a sport-specific program. Nancy has been studying and competing in martial arts since age 15; holds a second degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate, a blue belt in Jui Jitsu and civilian black belt in Krav Maga. Nancy brings a wealth of knowledge to her teaching from her experience and discipline in martial arts, and continues to grow and learn as a yoga student and teacher. Although she enjoys workshops and classes in all traditions of yoga her true passion is Ashtanga. She completed De La Sol’s 200hr Teacher Training to delve deeper into her own practice and the philosophy of yoga.





Peter Marks
Mindfulness Meditation