YOGA TRAINING SERVICES

BECOME A TEACHER

In my Adult & Kids Classical Yoga Teacher Trainings, you will learn to observe and celebrate your life first, so you can, in turn, teach from an authentic place. We begin with my ‘Shift Into Life’ process, in this process you will engage where you are at, explore what your options, and embody who you choose to be. These questions are based in the teachings of Classical Yoga Philosophy and will guide you to become the teacher you were meant to be. Yoga is a complete system that includes the whole-being: mind, body, and spirit. As both students and teachers, a Classical approach to Yoga is a transformative experience both on and off the mat. In the second portion of our training, we will bring these questions to an in-person class format and learn how to guide others from the inside out. 

TRAINING WITH TRACEY

  • Teacher Training is a commitment to self and others, it is a joyful movement to free the spirit within us all.
  • All trainings are in Classical Yoga with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as our most influential guide.
  • All trainings are both online and in person.
  • All trainings meet the standards of the Canadian Yoga Alliance (CYA).
  • MOVE by Tracey McDonald is a registered school with CYA and registration with CYA is available to graduating students
  • Tracey McDonald is a E-RYT 1000, she is also a registered Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapist, IAYT (for more about Tracey and her lineage, click here)
  • For frequently asked questions, click here

200-HOUR SHIFT INTO LIFE

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Shift Into Life and Embody the teacher you are meant to be. Whether you intend to teach in a class setting or by example in the world, this training will be transformative.

This training is heart-centred and play-based. I believe that flexibility starts in the heart and that each body is as unique as their choices. Our posture practice will be based primarily in Hatha Yoga, with some exploration of modern styles.

THE DETAILS

  • Training runs twice a year starting in January and July.
  • Training is 6 months long and is online and in person
  • The first part is delivered through weekly live webinars
  • The second part is an 8-day in person intensive.
  • Weekly discussion and practices will be provided throughout the training.

THE BENEFITS
  • A practical and transformative exploration of Classical Yoga Philosophy
  • A unique perspective on movement via my ‘Shift Into Life’ process 
  • Understand classical and contemporary approaches to Yoga
  • Discover self-confidence in the way you move on and off the mat
  • Learn to observe students, wherever they are at in life
  • Teach from the Inside Out, feel confident in holding space for yourself and others 
  • A community of like-minded movers in our private Facebook group: students of MOVE can engage and be supported by previous YTT students during their training, and after their training, they are supported with job postings and opportunities when available. 

KIND WORDS

“Tracey’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training has changed my life and my experience as a Yoga teacher/ practitioner. The training she has created is a powerful combination of self-inquiry and learning to teach from the inside out. With that, she mixes personal experience and makes the whole course very authentic and relatable. Tracey takes an ancient philosophy and makes it applicable to our everyday life. This training has taught what Yoga truly is and it allowed me to take my mind, body, and spirit off my “mat” and into my entire life. Whatever your level of experience is or whatever your intention may be for teaching or not, this course is for you. It’s about depending on your experience in this life. Tracey is the Real Deal!!”

– Melissa Davis 

Training is $3300 CDN (price includes local retreat). A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due upon registration. Payment plans are available with an additional administration fee. 

For more details and to see if this training is the right fit for you:

95-HOUR SHIFT INTO LIFE

KIDS YOGA TRAINING

THE DETAILS

  • Training runs twice a year starting in January and July.
  • Training is 6 months long and is online and in person
  • The first part is delivered through weekly live webinars
  • The second part is a 4-day in-person intensive.
  • Weekly discussion and practices will be provided throughout the training.

THE BENEFITS
  • A practical and transformative exploration of Classical Yoga Philosophy
  • A unique perspective on movement via my ‘Shift Into Life’ process 
  • Learn to apply ancient philosophy for various stages of life 
  • Learn to meet children where they are at mind, body, and spirit
  • Learn to co-create with the students
  • Teach from the Inside Out, feel confident in holding space when the energy changes
  • A community of like-minded movers in our private Facebook group: students of MOVE can engage and be supported by previous YTT students during their training, and after their training, they are supported with job postings and opportunities when available. 

KIND WORDS
I received my 95 hour Kid’s Yoga Teacher Training certification from MOVE by Tracey McDonald in 2018. Tracey is a fantastic instructor whose classes are engaging, educational and fun. The online training focused on the philosophical aspects of yoga while the in-class instruction taught us how to develop children’s yoga classes that incorporate mindfulness, movement and meditation. The combination of the online and in person instruction left me feeling confident in my ability to develop and lead yoga classes that children will love and appreciate. I have taken what I learned from Tracey and utilize in my daily practice will my own children at home as well as the elementary students I teach at school each day. I have also developed parent and child yoga classes that I now teach at a local yoga studio. I highly recommend the Kids Yoga Teacher Training from MOVE to anyone who has children, works with children or just wants to add some fun and playfulness to their own practice. Tracey is so knowledgeable and approachable – she is a wonderful instructor and has become a great friend.
~Megan Sims

The cost is $1899 CDN (price includes local retreat).

For more details and to see if this training is right fit for you:

45-HOUR SHIFT INTO LIFE

KIDS YOGA TRAINING

FOR CERTIFIED 200-HOUR YOGA TEACHERS

This training is available to certified Yoga Teachers who would like to work with children. Yoga philosophy, in particularly The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, must have been studied in previous certification to attend this training. If not, the 95 Hour training will be suggested. 

THE DETAILS

  • Training includes a 4-day intensive held twice a year in January & July. Certified teachers will join our 95hr students.

The Benefits
  • Expand your teaching opportunities.
  • Teaching children Yoga is much different than teaching adults. And, how can it not be, a child’s brain and body is not fully developed and they are processing through much different experiences than those of adults. I have witnessed many certified Adult Yoga teachers try to teach to children and they struggle with a connection. When we teach, our responsibility is to meet people where they are at, to hold space and to offer opportunity. In my 45-Hour Shift Into Life Kids Yoga training, you will learn how to do just that. You will learn how to come from a perspective of a child appose to forcing them into a place, that they may not be ready for.
  • A practical and transformative exploration of Classical Yoga Philosophy
  • A unique perspective on movement via my ‘Shift Into Life’ process
  • Learn to apply ancient philosophy for various stages of life
  • Learn to meet children where they are at mind, body, and spirit
  • Learn to co-create with the students
  • Teach from the Inside Out, feel confident in holding space when the energy changes
  • A community of like-minded movers in our private Facebook group: students of MOVE can engage and be supported by previous YTT students during their training, and after their training, they are supported with job postings and opportunities when available.

 

Kind Words
“This training gave me a new persepective! It allowed me to play and to connect to the joy of my innerchild. I encourage you to take part in the adventure of children’s yoga training, it is a wonderful extension of the 200hr training and gives you the opportunity to truly connect with people no matter what their age. I attended the training in 2017 and Tracey makes it so much fun and enjoyable with poses, props and her childlike imagination. It has enhanced my yoga teaching and brought more play into my classes, with adults, children and teens. Tracey is true teacher of knowledge, fun and adventure. Thank you Tracey.
~Heather Amisson

The cost of this training is $999 CDN (includes local retreat)

For more details and to see if this training is the right fit for you:

“If you are looking to learn about true body, mind & spirit connection through Yoga teachings, look no further! Tracey is a real gem: an authentic passionate teacher! Having a been a mindfulness meditation practitioner for over 5 years, I thought that I would merely be learning about physical techniques to yoga. I was proven wrong! Not only did Tracey bring me back to my “beginners mind” but she led me on a deeper journey to my inner self, dealing with my own rigidity and fears, but also incorporating how we can teach children and adults the 8 limbs of yoga without having to make it complicated. I was also able to complete most of the program online in the comforts of my own home. Thank you Tracey for delivering such a wonderful program! I look forward to more sharing with you!”

– Jen M. (Graduate of Adult & Kids Yoga)