Moving With Stillness

Yoga Teacher Training That will Transform You, while having fun in the process

The Moving With Stillness Yoga teacher training program is unique in the depth and diversity that it offers in its faculty and curriculum. 

 Moving With Stillness is a Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training Program that is globally recognized.  We also pride ourselves in our mentorship program and lifetime support that graduates will receive following graduation.  One of the unique components of our program is that students will be paired with one of the faculty members during the program and will be given the opportunity to shadow the teacher in three of their classes.  

Our program will also offer an alignment-based training that covers a variety of yoga methods to better equip students for teaching opportunities as they arise.    Some of the styles of yoga covered include: Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative.  

Further, this is one of the few programs in the GTA that invests over 20 hours of hands-on assists as part of the program.  And since the program is modular, it offers flexibility for students to do a portion of the program in the spring session and the remaining portion in the fall. 

The program will conclude with a Teaching Practicum, where candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate how their learning is applied to their passion and show how they will lead a class of their choice. They will be encouraged to follow their own intuition and create their own personal style.

Program Bonuses:


"Mark has passion, an enormous amount of knowledge and respect for the Ashtanga practice and tradition that is rare in the yoga world today. He combines his understanding of the  practice and anatomy to ensure that everyone has a safe and challenging practice. He has an infinite level of patience, and takes the time to get to know each one of his students. I went through a difficult time with a physically debilitating illness, and Mark's patience and encouragement kept me coming back to practice, and in the past year my practice is probably at the best place its ever been!"  ~VANESSA V.

Spring Session 2020 Training: March 7th to June 13th  , 2020

Early Bird Special: 

Sign up before January 1, 2020 to receive your $200 discount for the spring session. Refer a friend for another $100 off!

Meet The Instructors You Will Be Working With:

 The depth and diversity of any program is rooted in its highly experienced and sought-after instructors. We seek out the best. All of our instructors have been teaching for over ten years and are passionate about sharing their knowledge with students who are eager to learn.

Mark Morra

Mark has been practicing for almost 20 years focussing mostly on Ashtanga and Vinyasa, and has developed a mastery in hands-on adjusting.  Mark is the director of the Moving With Stillness program that he created with the needs of the student in mind, and with professionals in the industry he holds in the highest regard.  He is also a high school teacher teaching World Religion, Philosophy, and History.  Mark emphasizes "how" to teach instead of what to teach as a fundamental part of his methodology.

Wendy Ho

Wendy started her practice in 2000 hasn't stopped since. She started teaching in 2008 and continues to explore different areas of yoga like Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, and Aerial Yoga in addition to Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga.  She is also a Thai massage therapist.

Carmelinda DeManno

Carmelinda has been practising yoga for nearly 20 years exploring Moksha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Kundalini.  Carmelinda also has a background in dance enhancing her intuitive sense of flow and creativity.

Sandy McHugh

Sandy has been practicing yoga since 2002 and teaching since 2007.   Sandy practices vinyasa, restorative, and yin yoga.  She believes in creating overall strength and increasing mobility.  Sandy also teaches Pilates, is a Craniosacral therapist, and Reiki practitioner.

Katie Phang

Katie places priority on a daily practice at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, believing that in order to teach effectively, it’s best to walk the talk and share from one’s personal experiences. She hopes to inspire students to come to the mat for themselves to gain a deeper understanding of their physical, mental and emotional worlds.

Devendra Changkalath

Dev’s unique physiotherapy background enables him to unite distinct rehabilitation and performance objectives. Dev’s clients have included professional athletes from Olympic Gold Medalists, to athletes in the NHL, AHL, MLB, Ironman Triathlons, along with CEOs and executives with multi-national corporations. He has also worked with numerous high-level youth athletes each having specialized performance and rehabilitation requirements.

Ksenia Jourova

My yogic journey began 12 years ago in a vinyasa-based practice. As a teacher and student of yoga, I cultivate body-mind-breath awareness that extends beyond the class; I seek to share how the “lessons from the mat” translate into my life as an academic and a mother.  I believe one’s practice begins with the decision to investigate one’s passions with curiosity, flexibility, and a share of good humour.

"I was a student in the inaugural Moving with Stillness training, and to be honest, I wish I could have stayed in the training forever. I found the program to be a place that fostered immense curiosity within myself, and I felt safe and supported, as I started peeling back those curious layers.  Mark and the rest of the faculty bring with them a diverse set of skills and perspectives, and an openness to continue their own growth and learning; exactly what you would want from a YTT team. All in all, this program, and faculty have been nothing short of inspirational!"  ~JAIME V.

Special Guest Speakers:

Ron Reid

Ron Reid has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and teaching since 1988.  He is Co-owner and Director of the Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Ron is one of Canada’s top teachers, approaching teaching in an inspired, informed and non-dogmatic way.  He places the needs of the students ahead of the demands of the practice.  While continuing to teach and practice the ashtanga vinyasa system as a foundation, he endeavors to blend tradition with innovation, and to balance precision with grace.  Students will find his refined approach to practice both challenging and rewarding.

Sara Salehi

Sara is a yoga teacher that has been trained to support you on your journey from trauma to wellness.  As a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, she combines her military background as well as her academic and yoga teacher training to present science and hands-on strategies to manage stress and tension.  Sara has a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Science and offers workshops and group yoga sessions that utilize breathing and movement to enhance brain and body awareness as well as improve the chances of trauma recovery and physical addiction.

Jaime Vinderine

Jaime is a dynamic artist, yoga teacher and Expressive Arts Practitioner with a passion for lifelong learning. Through a variety of media and creative outlets, Jaime inspires her clients to tap into the power of self-expression and creativity in a safe, supportive environment. She believes that, at our core, we are all creative beings, and promotes wellness and a deeper understanding of self through a wide range of services.

About The Mentorship Program:

You likely signed up for this program because of a yoga instructor that inspires you and is currently on the faculty for Moving With Stillness.  

This is your opportunity to work closely with a teacher of your choice as your mentor throughout the program.  

You will be given the opportunity to shadow the teacher for some of their classes and will have follow up discussions after each class on what you observed, and what you plan to use moving forward.

"Anyone practicing traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa understands the utter importance of a teacher/student relationship. There must be immense trust in the teacher for the student to be able to surrender, in confidence, to make for safe, transformational adjustments. Having known Mark for eight years, I believe he is worthy of such trust. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and understands how to work intelligently with one's body helping bring greater self-awareness into the practice. And in addition to his practical expertise, he is very motivating and passionate. A true inspiration and joy to know and practice with!"  ~ROBINA W.

About Our Unique Modular Program:

  All modules adhere to the Yoga Alliance curriculum standards are as follows:    

"The first time I ever tried Yoga was one of Katie’s classes, I’ve tried other instructors over the years but I’ve never received the same detailed instruction and encouragement as I do with Katie. She is very knowledgeable and has a knack of being able to adjust her instruction for all levels from beginner to advanced practice Yogis. She stresses Yoga as a personal journey with absolutely no pressure or comparisons to anyone else. She is such a positive and friendly person and is always able to motivate with a smile to get the most out of all of her long term clients. The combination of a consistent Yoga practice and Thai Massage can’t be beat – never felt better! Thanks!"  ~DOUG R.

Program Prerequisites:

 A minimum of 6 months of a yoga practice should be in place to have some familiarity with the content and asana practice.  We also recommend that you continue to practice regularly with any of the faculty members wherever they may be, or at the studio location where the program is being held.

Is This Program For You?

Yes and absolutely!  Some take a YTT as a stepping stone for a career path, while many people take a YTT program so that they can deepen their knowledge and understanding of a healthy yoga practice.  We comfortably work with both intentions!  

We also see a lot of diverse interests, where some people want to teach very targeted groups, like seniors or children.  The schedule is very manageable with a weekend format that is not overly taxing, along with one relaxing evening a week.  Any homework is individually determined depending on your experience and how much you want to learn.


"Love it here with Katie! Yoga with Katie connects me back to India! Her style is so calming and original! I’m so relaxed after the practice, thanks Katie!"  ~ARPITA S.

"Katie is an incredible yoga teacher and also a warm, caring soul. Through my years of practicing with Katie, I have learned to be more attuned to my body, and be grateful for the gift of being able to practice. Through creative and challenging sequences, to an adjustment here and there, Katie helps all of her students along in their yoga journey. I am thankful to be able to practice with such a dedicated and inspiring teacher, and friend."  ~LIZ C.

"I had great experience with Dev. He helps me to back into my shape & taught how to stay fit! Now I know my body can do so much more I thought I can’t do it! Help me with the confidence & he was so supportive!"  ~SIM B.

Spring Session 2020 Training: March 7th to June 13th  , 2020

Wicked Barre Studio, 1416 Centre Street (at Dufferin), Thornhill, ON




Cancellation Policy:

Total = $3,500

Early Bird Special: Sign Up Before January 1, 2020 & Pay Only $3,300!

Refer A Friend & Receive An Extra $100 Discount!

$500 Non-Refundable Deposit Due Upon Registration

Full Tuition for Spring Session due by March 7, 2020

Drop-ins for specific classes intermittently: $100 per full day and $50 for a half day (only available for those who have already had Yoga Teacher Training but wish to upgrade their professional development)

All Deposits Are Fully Refundable Until January 1, 2020

Any withdrawal from the program after January 1, 2020 will forfeit a $500 administrative fee

No refunds will be given once the program has begun 

Next Steps & Contact Info:

To learn more about the program, book a free consultation with us to ensure that it feels like the right fit for you!  

Or feel free to get the registration process started now! 

"Dev is great! Very knowledgeable about the structures of the body and very practical about the exercise regime. He was able to isolate the muscles/tendons involved that we're causing my pain and allow me to focus on those when doing rehab exercises. Would highly recommend!"    ~CHESTER M.

"Dev has all the qualities and much more that you could possibly ask for in a physiotherapist. Great listener, patient , knowledgeable, genuine concern for your well being, provides helpful tips and active engagement throughout the healing process. Highly recommend his services!"   ~DARCY C.

"Had shoulder pain for several months and had a difficult time doing any physical practice. I went to several physiotherapists and none helped alleviate the pain or mobility in my shoulder. Fortunately, a friend recommended I go to Primal Human Performance. Amazing results in just a few sessions. Dev discover the root of the pain immediately and his expertise on treating the issue brought quick relief. I'm now pain free thanks to Primal Human Performance. Highly recommend Primal Human Performance."   ~RON P.

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