Yogic Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics
with Jessie Carson
Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4, 2020


Yoga is an open spiritual practice with a deep history and long existing philosophies that is also an extremely helpful and relevant practice for modern times. This course supports participants in continuing to cultivate a practice that extends beyond the formal practice itself, and into the rest of their lives.

Yoga teaching integrates the spiritual, moral and transformative dimensions of leadership. Being a leader in this way takes courage. It requires us to develop steadiness and ease when living in uncertainty. It also requires of us to be able to, again and again, let go of old and welcome new ways of being. This is not just the transformation of leadership, but of leading an awakened life.

The way to live a yogic lifestyle is to express our practice in everything that we do. Applying this practice to each moment, spreading the values of yoga into our daily, public and personal life is how to live yoga.

Course Outline

Stepping into the role of a teacher is an endlessly rewarding path, which also comes with its challenges. It is not the challenges that define a teacher but the way those challenges are met. Ethical issues that a teacher might face will be addressed along with how we can work through them in order to continue evolving as exceptional teachers.

We will ground ourselves with timeless wisdom and, together, develop the courage it takes to practice and teach in a changing world.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a broader understanding of the history of yoga.
  • Practice and understand the foundational ethics of the yoga practice and how we can live with these values in our heart.
  • Invite in and recognize some of the challenges encountered on the path of yoga and examine how to move through them.
  • Explore the role of a leader and what this means in uncertain times
  • Be in community with other practitioners and teachers and both speak our own truth and give the gift of listening to others

Dates and Timings

October 2-4, 2020.

  • Friday 6 pm to 9 pm.
  • Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 6 pm each day.

Due to COVID-19, this course will be offered online via Live Stream with Zoom.

Cost and Registration

$325.00 per person before July 31, 2020, $395.00 per person thereafter.

This course is open to the general public. 6 months to 1 year of regular yoga practice is recommended for participation.

Please consult the Course Outline and complete the required readings listed before the start of the course.

300 Hour Program Core Module: 20 Hours

In the event you are unable to attend the course after registration, please refer to our Refund Policy.

About Your Teachers

Jessie Carson - PranaShanti Yoga CentreJessie’s classes are taught from a balanced and practical approach. Her steady and clear guidance encourages students to both challenge themselves and release the tension that works against creating ease in the body. Having taught since 2002, she is adept at working with students of all levels and can support practitioners in establishing and growing their practice based on the needs of their own bodies. Jessie is a former competitive athlete and massage practitioner who gives regular adjustments in class to helps students stay safe but also to release tension.

Her understanding of yoga continues to evolve but she believes yoga is an art and a science of working with physical and mental discomfort in order to bring more harmony and richness to one’s day-to-day life. Even though the benefits of yoga are vast, she continues to remind herself that the practice of yoga happens in small moments of understanding, connection, and peace. Having begun her practice in 1999, Jessie is a 500hr Certified Hatha teacher.