Teacher Training

Yoga Immersion 2022 – 2023

Thank you for your interest in our Yoga Immersion program. This is a big step for you in your personal transformation, in your Yoga practice and the direction of your life. Do not underestimate the importance of this choice!

This modular course is set up to be accessible for working people, people with families, for folks who live in our community and for those who live not too far away.


  • You ARE interested in teaching Yoga
  • You are NOT interested in teaching Yoga
  • You are interested in diving deeper into the fascinating study of Yoga
  • You are healthy and wish to serve others to live their healthiest selves

The intention of this training is to share the healing potential of this practice. The lineages explored and honored by Celeste and guest faculty will give you an in-depth, multi-lineage experience of the Yoga Tradition.

Celeste has decades of experience in both teaching and practicing Yoga. She is dedicated to supporting your expansion of Self Awareness through these ancient teachings, and assisting you in applying them to a modern context.

The curriculum follows standards set by Yoga Alliance, and is designed to welcome all people whether or not they desire to teach.

Thank-you for considering this training

Program Cost

3,200 + GST

Payments by e-transfer to [email protected] or by cheque payable to Celeste Jason. Payment plans available.

Program Schedule

We will have 9 weekends together. These are the dates:

  • October 14-16 2022
  • November 4-6 2022
  • December 2-4 2022
  • January 6-8 2023
  • February 3-5 2023
  • March 3-5 2023
  • April 14-16 2023
  • May 5-7 2023
  • June 2-4 2023

The weekend schedule will look something like this:


  • 4 pm start
  • 8 pm close
  • 30 min dinner break


  • 9 am start
  • 5 pm close
  • 1-hour lunch and mini breaks throughout the day


  • 9 am start
  • 5 pm close
  • 1-hour lunch and mini breaks throughout the day


The beautiful new Ganges Yoga Studio right downtown will be our meeting space. This space can hold up to 12 people with Covid-19 protocols in place, therefore we will cap our group at 10 participants.

122 Lower Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC
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Program Requirements

Some of the topics included in the syllabus are:

  • history of Yoga
  • Yoga psychology
  • introduction to Tantra and Tantric texts
  • Yoga philosophy, introduction to the Yoga Sutras
  • anatomy and physiology
  • subtle body anatomy; prana, chakra, nadi, vayus
  • asana; technique, alignment, modification, sequencing
  • pranayama, mudra, bhanda, mantra
  • chanting, Kirtan
  • prayer, ritual
  • chair yoga
  • Yoga nidra
  • Yoga therapeutics
  • journalling
  • practice teaching

To complete this course by Yoga Alliance standards you must:

  1. Be present for all 180 face to face hours. If not, in conjunction with Lead Trainers find a way to complete the hours.
  2. Complete the online modules, 30 hours.
  3. 20 hours of Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga Teachers with yoganatomy.com ($200 cost imbedded in your registration fee).
  4. 10 hour Bhagavad Gita course with yogaanytime.com (free with 15-day trial offer).
  5.  Complete all homework assignments.
  6.  Pay in full.

Required Reading:

  • Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long
  • The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Recommended Reading:

We shall develop our Book List throughout the course. This list will grow alongside you on your Yoga Journey.

Some of the Recommended Books have various translations and interpretations. Those listed here are most classical.


  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Fire without Fuel by Baba Hari Dass
  • Kundalini Yoga for the West by Swami Radha
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (many versions available)
  • Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda.
  • Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
  • The Heart of Meditation by Dalai Lama
  • The Yoga of Breath A step-by-step Guide to Pranayama by Richard Rosen
  • *We recommend finding a copy of the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, your favorite translation.

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