September 27 - 29, 2019

Dates :  September 27 - September 29, 2019

17 hours: 

Friday 5:30 - 8pm

Saturday & Sunday 7:30 - 4:30

Location :  AYM, (Ashtanga Yoga Montreal

372 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest Suite #118 ​



Overview of concepts we will cover during the weekend. Brief discussion of Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, different schools of philosophy, subtle body, implications on modern post-lineage and postural yoga, ethics and privilege in yoga, and more.

Saturday morning:

Practice and meditation. Yoga Sutras and the Ashtanga (8 limb) system.


Saturday afternoon:

Beyond the Sutras; how yoga is presented, expanded upon, and understood in Tantra, and other philosophical worldviews.

Sunday morning:

Subtle body: Koshas, bandhas, chakras, vayus, etc...

Sunday afternoon:

Yoga in the modern era: How did we get here? Modern postural yoga and its implications,'post-lineage' yoga, ethics, inclusivity, 


November 2019 - February 2020  (5 weekends)

Dates :  

November 16 & 17,

November 30 & December 1

January 11 & 12 (at the Mile End studio)

January 22 & 23

Location :  Wanderlust Griffintown 


This program has been created to serve the ever-expanding yoga community​ of teachers and practitioners. Myself and Jill Campbell, who together have over 30 years of instruction experience, offer continuing education for instructors and advanced practitioners. Participants are asked to have completed a 200hr (or more) YTT, and/or have been teaching for at least 6 months, or have equivalent experience

This is a rigorous, practice based training that will prepare you to teach, or practice a sophisticated, intelligent style of vinyasa. The training is designed for teachers who want to expand their knowledge, or transition to a vinyasa style of teaching, and advanced students who simply want to deepen their practice.

The schedule will include personal practice, sequence creation and coaching, daily philosophical discussions, pranayama, and workshops.

*There is a mandatory pre-training component of approximately 20 hours that must be completed one week before the training begins on November 16th. 

The material we hope to include, yet will not limited to and may change without notice:

  • Progressive postural labs

  • Advanced sequencing and theming

  • Precise and accurate cueing

  • Therapeutics/morphological assessment and applicable variants

  • Applied anatomy

  • Returning to roots/philosophy of yoga

  • Recharge, restorative asana and theory

  • Personal practice building

  • Trauma sensitivity

  • Subtle body anatomy

  • Mechanics and 'stretching'

  • Breath and nervous system education

The training offers alternative tools to improve and evolve your practice and teaching. This training is a culmination of years of instruction, trainings, and working together. It is a pleasure to share. The hope is to maintain and grow an intelligent vinyasa community, while still inspiring and growing together.

Dates : January 25 - February 1, 2020

Led by Terri McCollum and Yaelle Wittes

Location :  Samasati Ecolodge, Puerto Viejo Costa Rica


  • 7 nights of lodging from simple to deluxe

  • Morning meditation

  • Morning Mysore style yoga practice or led level 1 led class

  • Afternoon restorative practice or workshop

  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals every day

  • Shuttle to beach/Puerto Viejo 2 days of your stay


Not Included : ​flight and ground transport, travel & health insurance, alcohol, tips for resort staff, additional shuttles or taxi, additional charge for late check in & check out





Samasati Ecolodge

Located near the Caribbean beaches and town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. Samasati is in the jungle, inside a 250 acre rainforest, up on a hill about 15 minutes from the coast. 

Flights to San Jose are inexpensive and there are several direct flights weekly through Air Canada and Transat. From San Jose a taxi can be taken (about $50usd/4 hours) or one of 3 daily flights to Limon through Air Sansa (about $90usd/30 minutes) with a 40 minute shuttle to Samasati. ​





Wake up to coffee and tea overlooking the waking jungle.


Morning meditation followed by Mysore style practice with Terri and/or Yaelle. About Mysore style practice.

Choose your breakfast from the menu of organic, vegetarian, fish and chicken dishes, fresh juices, house made pastries and bread, local cacao and more while overlooking the jungle.


In the free hours after breakfast, you can visit the incredible local beaches for surf, snorkel or chill, visit the vibrant town of Puerto Viejo, hike and explore the local nature: wildlife, waterfalls, swimming in natural jungle pools, etc. Go on a guided excursion, or simply get a massage and chill in the hot tub at Samasati.

Lunch can be served at Samasati or taken with you on your adventure.


In the late afternoon we will have the second practice, usually restorative or a workshop that is tailored to the needs of the group. 

We will have the evening meal together. The on site restaurant uses organic as often as possible and can accommodate many food restrictions and preferences. Raw, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan or vegetarian dishes are available (with notice). Beer and wine are also available if desired. Remember to save space for the delicious desserts!  




Early bird pricing = (eb)  

Classic Casitas:

The Classic Casitas have their own secluded area in the jungle. They sleep up to 3 people; 

there are two single beds on the main floor and a double bed in the loft, There is a private

bathroom, spacious terrace with hammock, and is surrounded by tropical garden.


single - eb 2000 - reg 2100

double - eb 1250 - reg 1350

triple - eb 1050 - reg 1150

Preferred Casitas: 

The ​Preferred Casitas are secluded in the Jungle with big windows that open to gorgeous

views of the rainforest or Caribbean Sea. They have a king bed, private bath and quiet terrace

with a hammock set is a lush tropical garden.  

single - eb 2050 - reg 2150

double  - eb 1350 - reg 1450

Guest Rooms: 

The guest house has 5 rooms and 2 shared bathrooms. It is close to the restaurant and reception area, great for those looking for simple accommodations. 


single -  eb 1100 - reg 1200

double - eb 1000 - reg 1100

*All prices in USD and are before taxes. $500CAN deposit to hold your place including $100CAN non-refundable admin fee. 

2017 Terri McCollum

images by Danylo Bobyk: