May 4-6, 2018

For ALL Yoga Teachers and Students!

Gentle yoga is an approach to yoga where all muscle groups are worked individually, allowing each posture to be comfortable while still being balanced, strengthening and stretching, to allow for relaxation.   With this method any student can safely follow the program and experience the benefits.

Students don’t need to adapt to yoga, yoga is flexible enough for everyone.  This training will focus on how open yoga can be to all types of students.  Many students are attracted to gentle yoga, and the program will explain the methodology needed to work with them.  This includes students with different fitness levels, those starting a practice later in life or who are knew to yoga or fitness, students with injuries or mobility difficulties such as MS, students who are overweight, pregnant, suffering from anxiety, and students with other reasons for attending a gentle class.

Program Outline

A gentle yoga class can bring the benefits of yoga to any students, from beginner to advanced offering a meditative experience where the practitioner can get in touch with themselves.

The philosophy portion will explore the spirit behind the poses, as well as how to encourage students to bring yoga into their daily life.

The program covers:

  • Simple and profound postures
  • How to sequence a class
  • Teaching methods
  • Strength or flexibility?
  • Philosophy of gentle yoga
  • Classical Yoga philosophy
  • Teaching a mixed level class
  • How to modify for those who cannot reach the floor
  • Working with injuries
  • Contraindications

Yoga Trainer

Michael Ottawa Yoga Teacher

Michael Hutkins is a 500hr trained teacher in the Sivananda lineage. He’s taught yoga for 15 years and gentle and chair yoga for the past six, making yoga accessible and fun for people of all ages and abilities.

He is always amazed at how open seniors are to every aspect of yoga, from the physical to meditation, philosophy and even chanting.

Dates & Times

  • Friday, May 4, 2018 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 5,  2018 – 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm

Cost & Registration

$350.00 per person. SAVE $50.00 by registering on or before March 1st, 2018 for $295.00 per person.

Fee includes the training, handouts and certificate.

Refunds, minus a $150.00 + HST Administration Fee, are available up until five (5) days before the starting date. No refunds or credits will be provided after that time.

Students must have a minimum of one year of experience practicing yoga regularly. Prior certification to teach yoga is not a prerequisite for this course.

For 200 hour certified Yoga Teachers the credits for this training can be applied towards a 500 hour certification and is eligible for CEUs (15 hours) with Yoga Alliance.

Minimum Registration: 10 students
Maximum Registration: 30 students


Hi Mike, thank you again for the wonderful workshop on Saturday. I so appreciated all of the energy, training, insights, handouts you prepared. It was quite obvious the amount of energy, experience and presence you brought to the workshop and I learned so much and feel so refreshed to return to my chair teaching.

In deep gratitude,
Sandy Jones, Certified Yoga Instructor