Yoga Teacher Training

“This experience has reshaped my practice, my understanding of yoga, my spirituality and my connection to womanhood” ~ Jena

Align & Shine Yoga Teacher Trainings offer students the opportunity to delve much deeper into the study of yoga. Some students feel the calling to do this early on the path, while for others it’s a deepening of their own practice that guides them to want to share the practice of yoga with those around them. Align & Shine Yoga Teacher Trainings go straight to the heart of the practice, preparing teachers to confidently share the practice of yoga in a way that inspires spiritual, physical, and emotional growth.

Align & Shine Yoga offers both 200-hour & a 500-hour Yoga-Alliance-Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings(launching in March 2015). Our YTT was born from the desire to move deeper into our hearts, as Yoga is a powerful practice that will shift the trajectory of one’s destiny. Support and love are offered to all of our teachers. Our trainings immerse the student in yoga asana (posture), pranayama (breath work), and meditation. Align & Shine Yoga students develop a broader understanding of their own practice by learning how to teach to others, through precise verbal and physical assists.

“Just as the mechanic learns how to work on cars to make them run smoothly, or to fix parts that are not working; a yoga teacher must learn the body, and the alignment of the body-mind-heart.” ~Mindy Willis-Menard

A great deal of attention is spent on the intricacies of alignment empowering students to reach their highest potential; to become a skilled teacher and share the art of yoga with the community.

“I am grateful to have learned so many new poses and to have been taught so much by Mindy.  I am also grateful to have been in the YTT with such a diverse group of people.  The entire experience has been even more than I could have hoped for.” ~Sondy

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thunder Bay, ON. Begins February 2018

This program is for yoga students that have completed their 200 hour Align and Shine Yoga Teacher Training or have completed another schools 200 hour training (a certificate must be provided). In this course we will dive deeper in all the subjects relevant to yoga, teaching yoga and to allow each student an opportunity to refine their skills as a teacher and to refine their own alignment and knowledge of yoga.

This Yoga Alliance course follows are the mandatory categories for the YA certification.  At the end you will have your 500 hour RYT if you choose to apply for it.  In addition, the elective hours will be filled with a variety of topics but their will be a fair amount of Ayurveda.

Tuition for the 300-hour course is $4600 + HST, Early Bird pricing , plus a $565 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot, (received before November 30th, 2017).  After November 30th regular price is $4,900 + HST, plus $565 deposit to reserve your spot.  Payment plans to suit your individual needs are available, just ask.

Classes run from WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY 8 AM – 6:30 PM  and SATURDAY & SUNDAY from 8am to 6pm.   There are two breaks and  1 hour for lunch.  ALL hours are mandatory in class hours.  If you are unable to be there additional fees and assignment apply.

  • Module 1 – February 21 to 25th, 2018
  • Module 2–  April 18th to 22nd, 2018
  • Module 3–  June 20th to 24 – 24th, 2018
  • Module 4–  October 10th to 15th, 2018
  • Module 5 – January 9th to 13th, 2019
  • Module 6  – March 6th to 10th, 2019
  • ADDITIONAL MODULE – May 1st to May 5th, please note that if any family emergency occurs and I am unable to teach this will be the makeup time module.  These dates will not be needed unless there is an emergency.  Its easier to have all the dates booked to accommodate everyones schedule.

“Mindy, thank you from my soul to yours, for being so truthful and beyond wonderful in creating such a special time in my life. It has been unforgettable and I am forever grateful and looking forward to plenty more journeys to come with you.” ~ Julie

NEW 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Thunder Bay, March 2017

Tuition for the 200-hour course Early Bird pricing is $2950 + HST, (Application $113 plus $452 deposit received before January 31st, 2017).  After January 31st, 2017, regular price is $3,200 + HST.  Payment plans available, just ask!

Classes run from 8 AM – 6 PM each day,  with 1 hour for lunch

  • Module 1 – Wednesday, March 1st to Sunday, March 5th, 2017
  • Module 2 – Wednesday, May 31st to Sunday, June 4th, 2017
  • Module 3 – Wednesday, September 27th to Sunday, October 1st, 2017
  • Module 4 – Wednesday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 26th, 2017