Teacher Training

This program is full for Fall 2019. Please contact us to put your name on our waitlist. Thank you. 

Fireweed Yoga Teacher Training will uplevel your personal wellness and life integrity while providing you with the professional skills necessary to become a teacher of all that is yoga.

This program will support your personal growth, satiating that life-long learning need that we all have. It will offer an introduction into each of the 8 limbs of yoga, and the key principles of the practice of yoga in mind, body, and spirit.

This 100-hour program will certify you to use the Fireweed Yoga RYT distinction.

The syllabus will ensure that you are versed on the foundational postures of our current yoga culture and understand how to use different poses to create different experiences and outcomes within the body.

Our belief is that Form follows Function.

The goal is not to get a pose to “look” a certain way but to “feel a certain” way. Through practice, the form will come once the body and the spirit have found the function. This core belief keeps us safe in our practice and reduces chances of injury when you create an atmosphere of exploration rather than perfection.

You will learn the key principles of physiology and movement, understanding how the body is meant to move at each junction. We will play at our growing edge; noticing how our existing habits and patterns may not allow us our full range of motion or expression of heart.

Our belief is that you can not separate the physical from the mental and emotional.

The poses will be taught in a way that helps you understand them from different perspectives. We will use the yogic philosophies of the 8 Limbs, Koshas (sheaths of the body), 5 Elements, and Chakras. The additional lenses of Ayurveda and the Enneagram will add insight.

Our belief is that Yoga is more than the poses.

Asana/Movement is just one of the 8 limbs of yoga and each of the other limbs has rich wisdom to contribute. You will learn these 8 limbs and how to incorporate them into your own practice and teaching.


Ready to begin your teacher training journey?


Fall 2019

Module 1: Learning the 8 Limbs

Course Length: 11 weeks

Course Cost: $3000 (or $2500 if you register before Aug 15)

We are accepting 15 people maximum.


Weekend Trainings (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
8 hrs/3 days = 72 hours

  • Sep 20-21-22
  • Oct 18-19-20
  • Nov 15-16-17

Workshop Themes:
Ayurveda, Enneagram, the 8 Limbs, Koshas, 5 Elements, Yoga Sutras, Yamas and Niyamas, Yoga Philosophy

Asana: Workshop Poses in categories integrating Principles of Movement, ROM, Use of Props, Precautions, Cuing, Mind/Body/Spirit Benefits, Incorporating 8 Limbs/Koshas/Elements.

  • Standing Poses   
  • Seated Poses
  • Inversions
  • Backbends
  • Forward Folds
  • Meditation (including Nidra, Mantra, Mudra, Music, Positions, Breath, teaching savasana as meditation)
  • Pranayama (including self-inquiry into breath, common breath practices, goals, results)

Becoming A Teacher:
Sequencing, Class Planning, Themes, Music, Peek pose, Ayurvedic Rhythm, Professionalism in Yoga, Business Planning


Weekly online
1.5 x 11 weeks = 15 Hours

Exploration of the Yamas & Niyamas based on the book by Deborah Adele. Journal your experience. The call is to discuss and integrate each principle.


Immersion Weekend (Friday night, Saturday, Sunday morning)
20 Hours

  • Nov 29-Dec 1

Integration, Teaching, Planning, Goal Setting, Asana, Meditation, Connection, Nature, Presence


Winter/Spring 2020

prerequisite: Fireweed Yoga Foundation Training/100+ hour TTP

Module 2: Kids Training Module (30 hours)

Module 3: Seniors Training Module (20 hours)

Module 4: Therapy: injury, trauma and chronic conditions (50 hours)


Who is Jody?

Jody has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching to both children and youth, as well as adults full time for 6 years. Jody and her husband Kyle are the owners of Alchemy Yoga.


Yoga Kids International  2010

Alberta Hot Yoga (Vinyasa yoga training )  2012-2013

One Yoga ( Vinyasa yoga training ) with Ryan Leier 2013-2014

Vinyasa Yoga for Youth with Ryan Leier  2014

Yoga for Youth at Risk with Ryan Leier 2015

Teacher Mentorship program with Alice Hong 2014

Other diplomas and courses:

  • Early Childhood Education and Development:  2 year diploma Mount Royal
  • Psychology of Yoga Alice Hong module
  • Wall Yin with Alan Mileham
  • Iyengar teachings with Father Jo Pereira
    • Fall 2013
    • Fall 2018
  • Annual workshops with Ryan Leier
  • Enneagram courses with Russ Hudson and Jessica Dibb
    • 2015-present


Who is Jill?

Jill has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for 10 years. She blends Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda into a personal evolution for herself and her clients. She is the yogi behind www.JillNovakYoga.com


Yoga Health Coach Feb 2018-present

Certified Yoga Therapist 2014 – 2016

Yoga Studio College of Canada 2009-2010

BA Communications U of C 1995

Other Yoga Education:

  • RMTI Rhythmic Movement Reflex Integration Level 1&2
  • Canadian Somatics Centre training with Nadine Gordimer
  • Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele: Annual Book Study
  • Mantra with Yvonne Werkmann of The Canadian Institute of Yoga Therapy

Ayurveda study with the following teachers:

  • Matthew Remski (2014) Studying Ayurveda: A Manual of Progress
  • Mona Warner (2015) Ayurveda Fundamentals
  • John Douillard & Larissa Carlson (2016) Ayurveda 101: For the Seasons
  • Cate Stillman (2018-present) Yoga Health Coaching/Body Thrive: The 10 Habits of Yoga & Ayurveda to Uplevel Your Life


“Am I experienced enough to join this program?”
There is no experience necessary to join this program. If you are looking for personal growth or a new career opportunity we can support you.


“My employer won’t let me take certain days off, what can I do?”
You will need 3 Friday’s off in order to make this program work. Most employers will gladly support this knowing their staff return with the calm, focused presence of a yogi ; ).  We are also recognizing that this program is going to take some prioritizing to fit it into your regular life schedule and creating space on a Friday is part of this prioritization.


“How soon will I be teaching?”
Teaching is a personal thing. When your voice is ready is our answer. We will do our best to support you in developing that voice, creating space for you to practice using it and honing your skills in delivery.


“I have a medical issue. Will that be a drawback to joining this program?”
No, we believe that there is no medical issue that prevents you from doing yoga. In fact, yoga can be a beautiful pathway to health if you are needing support. There may be poses that you can not do, but taking away some poses does not equate to taking away yoga.


“Will this program be Yoga Alliance Certified”
Fireweed Yoga is deliberating heavily on this. Becoming a certified school with YA is a lot of hoops to jump through. We are not yet sure of the benefits. With all the teacher trainings and years of experience two things have become clear to us: neither of us ever registered with Yoga Alliance and paid their annual fees. Neither of us have ever been asked for any registration with this body. Neither of us have ever felt that our inability to claim Yoga Alliance membership hampered our ability to teach yoga. AND…. We are exploring that option.



  346 Railway St, Cochrane, AB, T4C 2E2
  (403) 932-0036