Teacher Training

*Please see below (scroll down) for all upcoming Teacher Training Course dates in both Pilates Mat and YOGA, including RYT200 and RYT500 Advanced Courses.

*All courses are instructed by Teacher Trainer Elizabeth Hagan.

Elizabeth comes with years of experience, a multitude of expertise and much joy & enthusiasm in sharing a lifetime of wisdom & energy with her Teachers!

“Y.E.S.” East to West Yoga Exercise Specialist Part 1 Certificate and Part 2 Certification:

  • Yoga Exercise Specialist Part 1 Certificate Course: February 6-7, 2016 (Saturday -10:30 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm)
  • Yoga Exercise Specialist Part 2 Certification:  April 23-24, 2016 (Saturday -10:30 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm

Please Note that Y.E.S.II Includes Written EXAM and Practical Assessment

“P.M.I.” East to West Pilates Mat Instructor Part 1 Certificate and Part 2 Certification:

  • Pilates Mat Instructor Part 1 Certificate Course:  March 19-20, 2016 (Saturday -10:30 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm)
  • Pilates Mat Instructor Part 2 Certification Course:  June 11-12, 2016 (Saturday – 10:30 am – 5 pm; Sunday -9 am – 4 pm) 

For more information on these courses, registration and fees, please go to www.easttowestyoga.com and refer to Y.E.S. and P.M.I. Programs, or contact Heartsong Studio.

*A minimum of 5 students is required for these programs  to take place at Heartsong YOGA Studio

Yoga Teacher Training: Advanced Teacher Training (RYT200) Programs here at Heartsong!

The East to West Yoga 350-hour Certification Programs are registered with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level. Elizabeth Hagan is the East to West Yoga School Ottawa Region Teacher Trainer. The Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program – EWYT350-RYT200 consists of eight, twenty hour-long courses held once a month for eight months. Prerequisites to taking these advanced courses is East to West Y.E.S. Certification. (Students who are keen and wish to register for these Advanced Programs, but have perhaps ‘missed’ taking YES I & II, can start the RYT200 Program, and then take the YES I & II within the 8-month period before Weekend #8 Graduation. Elizabeth tries her best to accommodate all enthusiastic instructors)

The dates for the current session of 2015 – 2016  RYT200 Courses are as follows (*These dates are ‘firm’):

Times: Saturday from 10:30 am – 6 pm, and Sundays from 9 am – 6 pm 

(Participants in this program are welcome to take part in the regularly scheduled Yoga class held at Heartsong YOGA Studio on Saturday mornings from 9 -10:15 am, and this will give you some ‘extra’ training and insight!)


#1 Sept. 19-20/15: Advanced Anatomy & Alignment for Yoga Instructors

#2 Oct. 24-25/15: Teaching Methodology Part I (Saturday); Using Props in Yoga (Sunday Morning); and Basic Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers (Sunday Afternoon)

#3 Nov. 7-8/15: Teaching Methodology II (Saturday); Partner Yoga (Sunday Morning); Use of Voice & Language (Sunday Afternoon)

#4 Dec. 5-6/15: Vinyasa Sequencing I

# 5 Jan. 9-10/16: Pranayama – The Path to Unlimited Energy (Saturday); Teaching Practicum (Sunday Morning); and Ayurveda & Nutrition (Sunday Afternoon)

# 6 Jan. 30-31/16 Raja Yoga (Saturday); Advancing Yoga Postures (Sunday Morning); and Mantra in Yoga (Sunday Afternoon)

(Nothing in February or March)

#7 April 16-17/16: Classical Hatha Sequencing I

#8 May 28-29/16: Chakra Yoga – Energy Healing for Total Health (Saturday); The Importance of Sadhana & The Business of Yoga (Sunday Morning); Potluck Luncheon and Graduation Ceremony (Afternoon)

*A minimum of 6 students (max 15) is required for this 8 (10 including YES I & II) month long advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program to proceed at Heartsong Studio.

For more information on the monthly RYT200 courses (8 in total), dates, registration and fees, please go to www.easttowestyoga.com and refer to EWYT350-RYT200 Programs, or contact Heartsong Studio.


Upcoming Heartsong/ East to West RYT500 Programs (Available to all RYT200 Instructors):

*A minimum of 5 students (max 15) are required 

For more information on RYT 500 Courses, dates, registration and fees, please go to www.easttowestyoga.com or contact Elizabeth at Heartsong Studio.

JANUARY 23-24, 2016: POSTNATAL YOGA Exercise Specialist (RYT500 Applicable)

-Saturday – 10:30am – 6:00 pm and Sunday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Teachers in Training at Heartsong!


East to West / Heartsong  RYT500 YOGA Teacher Training 2014


East to West / Heartsong  RYT200 YOGA Graduates April 2014


RYT200 2014 Graduates from left, Posy Bennett, Paige Kearney and Pat Hawkins, and missing
from this picture is RYT200 Graduate Rachael Hedley.

East to West / Heartsong  RYT200 YOGA Graduates April 2013


This is a photo of this year’s RYT200 YOGA Instructors Graduation Class taken at Lizzie and Murray’s house on April 21, 2013

Bottom Row: RYT200 Graduate Stephanie Dinan, Teacher Trainer Elizabeth Hagan, RYT200 Graduate Joy Plohman

Top Row: RYT200 Graduate Aly Beanish, RYT200 Graduate Danielle Godfrey, RYT200 Graduate Lara Winnemore, and RYT200 Graduate Keri Knowles

East to West / Heartsong  RYT200 YOGA Graduates June 2011

 YOGA Instructors from left to right;

Mary-Jo Lewis, Rose-Marie Dolinar, Elizabeth Radley-Walters, Megan Justus, Lindsay Bourk, Megan Davis, circled around Teacher Trainer Elizabeth Hagan

Teacher Training Upside Down


“Yoga is the way to find the union of body, mind & spirit -that which in the 21st Century sometimes seems so elusive,

yet that which  is inherent in every single one of us.”