Yoga Teacher Training Intensive and workshops

200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training intensive on the Gulf Island of Texada, B.C. Canada

2018 teacher training

Oct 1 – 17th 200hr intensive 5 spots available
2019 teacher training
March 1 – 17th 200hr – 7 spots available
June 1 – 17th 200hr 8 spots available
July 1 – 25th – 300 hour
Oct 1 – 17th 200hr 8 spots available
Live-in $2700
Includes shared accommodation, course maual and use of kitchen, groceries not included.
Workshops – Japan
Information on Daniel’s Japan workshops can be found here:




 200hr Teacher Training – Overview

Our 17 day 200 hour yoga teacher training intensive is designed to prepare students to practice and teach a simple, effective alignment-based yoga sequence accessible to beginners and challenging enough for more advanced students.

Thai Yoga massage and manual therapy allow graduates to work effectively with private clients or in a public class setting.

We focus on simple poses taught with clarity and a deep understanding of healthy biomechanics, as well as an introduction to restorative and yin yoga.  Alignment-based yoga simply means “actually doing the pose”.

Certification with Open Source Yoga is based on illustrating competency in teaching the 40 minute Fundamentals sequence, and a written exam.

The training is registered with Yoga Alliance, to apply for the training, click the link below.

If you have been admitted into a training (you’ll receive an email from me) and would like to make your deposit via paypal, use the button below:

Dan Clement Yoga Parsvakonasana

Open Source – efficient training

If you are interested in developing a regular self-practice appropriate to your needs and desires, and then learn to teach a safe and effective practice, this course is designed to get you there relatively quickly and with confidence.

Students are also welcome to take the training simply to deepen their understanding of yoga practice.  Let’s get started.

Components of The 200 hour training components

The  classroom hours and assignments are roughly divided into these categories:
  • Asana (posture) practice covering essential postures – 40 hours
  • Assisted self-practice – 14 hours
  • Anatomy, postural assessments – 20 hours
  • Mythology, philosophy, history, ethics, critical thinking – 14 hours
  • Teaching practice – 42 hours
  • Physical adjustments and class observation- 14 hours
  • Skill in offering yoga to groups or individuals (business) – 3 hours
  • Yin Yoga – 4 hours
  • Restorative yoga – 5 hours
  • Introduction to yoga class design and teaching – 5 hours
  • Thai massage based manual therapy – giving and receiving – 15 hours
  • Meditation – 4 hours (15 min per day)
  • Evening homework and assignments – 20 hours
Each day is laid out as follows:
  • 7:45am – strength and conditioning
  • 8:15am – meditation
  • 8:30am – self practice development
  • 9:15am – breakfast/discussion
  • 10:30 – 1pm morning session
  • Lunch/discussion
  • 2:30 – 5pm afternoon session
  • 5-7pm diner break/Q and A
  • 7 pm – Restorative yoga/ Thai massage/Meditation
  • 9pm – Student review and study


About the teacher

I have trained over 950 teachers since 2007 in China, Japan and British Columbia. I’ve enjoyed physical yoga practice and teaching since the 1990‘s, and owned and operated both a home yoga studio and a larger commercial studio. In 2006 I wrote the course manual “Teaching Hatha Yoga” that is used by many studios as a foundation for their teacher trainings, and in 2016 wrote “Knead Yoga” – the course manual for private client work.  Early in 2017 I completed “Open Source Yoga – Practice and Teaching” – the new manual for the 200hr course, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of offering teacher training.

My approach to yoga is evidence-based.   Yoga practice can be adapted to the individual, and is best taught clearly and simply.  I approach life and philosophy from a non-theistic viewpoint.  Yoga to me holds the potential for increased sensitivity and appreciation for what is,  right here in the lives we are living.

More on Daniel:

Daniel Clement Open Source Yoga 200 hour Training


To apply, click the link below.  We’ll get back to you shortly.



Cancellation policy:

If a student is unable to attend a training they have registered for and paid either in full or left a deposit for, if the cancellation is more than 30 days before the training start date, there is a$150.00 admin. fee charged.  If the cancellation is less than 30 days from the training start date, there is no refund of the $500 deposit, due to the small number of participants and inability to fill the spot close to the training start date.  If payment in full was made, all but the $500 deposit will be returned.  There is no refund once the course begins.


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Accommodation 200 hour yoga teacher training Gulf Island, B.C.



Hello B.C. listing for Texada:

Contact me at

or by phone at 778 389 1708

If you would like to speak to me in person please email and we can set a time.



200hr E-book version of the manual available on Amazon:

Open Source Yoga: Practice and Teaching

Philosophy of movement

Studio address: 5137 Columbia st, Van Anda, B.C