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200-Hour Mosaic Yoga Teacher Training

with Morgan Cowie and the Mosaic Team

Are you looking for a community where you feel welcome showing up just as you are? Or even more, are you looking for a way to feel at home in the world? And finally, do you want to live your life in a way that feels like it assists other beings to feel that same sense of belonging and ease?

The Mosaic Yoga 200-Hour Program brings together the art, tradition and technology of Yoga with a progressive take on what practice means for us today. We combine our enthusiasm and passion for the practice, ethics and philosophy of yoga with contemporary life and current models of understanding movement and inclusion. We know that this practice helps us feel and do better – in our bodies, in our spirits and in our communities because we’ve spent years practicing both on the mat and off of it.

This program is for you if you want:

  • A firm and clear handle on the basics of anatomy and movement. Why do our bodies work the way they do? How do the poses (or asana) of yoga ‘work’ on different muscle groups and why? What does a balanced practice look like? Can we go beyond the ways bodies look and understand functionality on a deeper level?
  • A deep dive into why the philosophy of yoga can help us to live happier lives. What are the parallels between yogic ontology (the science of Being) and contemporary neuroscience? How does the yogic view of emotions and mindfulness translate into modern psychological principles and how do we use these to continue evolving and letting go of ‘stuckness’ from the past?
  • An examination of ethics through the lens of anti-oppression and decolonization. How can we acknowledge and sit with the discomfort of a colonized practice if this practice was not a part of our culture of origin? How can we teach and practice yoga in a harm-reduction model?
  • The ability to create and teach intelligent, effective and creative sequences which are based on principles, not rigid rules. We want you to be you while still having a baseline set of guidelines to sequence from. How do you create classes that reflect your own personal values and practice that also serve the needs of the many individuals who attend? How can we use the practice of yoga to work against our inherited biases?
  • A deep understanding of classical meditation and breath techniques for your own personal practice and for your students. How are these practices applied to create balance in the emotions and nervous system? What is the benefit of slow medicine?

  • Progressions and regressions for poses and sequences. What does a beginner class look like? How about intermediate? How can you take the same skills you already have for a level one to other levels of classes?

  • Ways to adapt classes and poses to serve unique populations. How does the practice change for people who are pregnant or recently post-partum? What about as we age and for those who experience menopause? What about knee, hip and shoulder injuries

  • Introduction to other practice modalities. What is yin yoga and how does it differ from restorative? What is the difference between yoga nidra and meditation? What the heck is rope wall yoga anyway?

  • How to teach and practice yoga that is focused on wellbeing, compassion and inclusion for yourself and others. Our number one goal here is to help you feel at home in your body and the world. From there, you take that out into the world!


Time Commitment


Weekend Intensives

Oct 13-15th: Friday 5-9, Sat/Sun 9-6pm 

Nov 3-5th: Friday 5-9, Sat/Sun 9-6pm

Dec 8-10th: Friday 5-9, Sat/Sun 9-6pm 

Jan 12-14: Friday 5-9, Sat/Sun 9-6pm 

Feb 9-11th: Friday 5-9, Sat/Sun 9-6pm 

Mar 22nd – 24th: Friday 5-9, Sat/Sun 9-6pm

Thursday Nights 6-9pm 

Oct 19th Anatomy (LECTURE ONLINE)

Oct 26th Ethics, Philosophy and Application (LECTURE ONLINE)

Nov 2nd Anatomy (LECTURE ONLINE)

Nov 9th Ethics, Philosophy and Application  (LECTURE ONLINE)

Nov 16th Anatomy (LECTURE ONLINE)

Nov 23rd Ethics, Philosophy and Application  (LECTURE ONLINE)

Nov 30th Anatomy (LECTURE ONLINE)

Dec 7th Ethics, Philosophy and Application  (LECTURE ONLINE)

Dec 14th Anatomy (LECTURE ONLINE)

Jan 11th Ethics, Philosophy and Application  (LECTURE ONLINE)

Jan 18th Anatomy (LECTURE ONLINE)

Jan 25th Ethics, Philosophy and Application  (LECTURE ONLINE)

Feb 1st Anatomy (LECTURE ONLINE)








Thursday evening classes must be attended ‘live’ even if it’s an online lecture. Attendance is mandatory and viewing recording at later time won’t be enough. 

Students are also expected to complete fifty classes at Mosaic during the duration of the course. These classes can be done in person or via Zoom (livestream).


Early Bird:

$3150 +HST Early Bird ($500+HST deposit due upon acceptance to secure place; $2650+HST paid before June 30th, 2023)


$3500 + HST ($500+HST deposit due upon acceptance to secure place; $3000+HST paid before October 13th)


$500+HST due upon acceptance to secure place. $500+HST due on October 1st, November 1st, December 1st, January 1st, February 1st and March 1st.


$250+HST due upon acceptance to secure place. $250+HST due on October 1st, November 1st, December 1st, January 1st, February 1st and March 1st.

We have two scholarship spots of 50% off to offer racialized, LGBTQ+, folks living with physical and other barriers as well as other marginalized students on a case by case basis. Please message to start a conversation. 


  • Unlimited drop-in classes at both Mosaic locations from October 1st, 2023 – March 31st, 2024;
  • Mosaic 200-Hour Teacher Training Manual (printed and digital);

What Else?

  • Attendance is required at 90% of the intensive weekend and Thursday evening hour in order to receive a certificate. We can’t set up make up hours – you really have to be there;
  • The $500+HST deposit is non-refundable but we can refund the rest of the tuition paid up to 30 days before the course start date;
  • The deposit is non-refundable and you will be responsible for the entire tuition even if you choose not to complete the entire course. This is true where you paid tuition in full or by instalments;
  • Please also set aside about $100+HST for textbooks as they are mandatory and not included in the tuition;
  • This course is consistent with the requirements of the Yoga Alliance.

200-Hour Mosaic Yoga Teacher Training


Morgan Cowie
Morgan Cowie (she/her) is a Leo Sun, a dedicated learner and a lover of all things that light the world up with joy.  There is not a movement practice in the world that Morgan doesn’t want to find out more about. She is currently enthralled with teaching meditation, barre, yoga and fun dance cardio sequences. She loves the feeling of combining intelligent design and sequencing with straight up sweaty fun.

Taranee Ponjani

“T”, (she/her). A human trying to be her best self.   She loves to practice and teach to give back to the community and develop deeper relationships with herself and others.


Demetria Jackson will be teaching a session on Decolonization 

Demetria Jackson is an Educator, Yoga Teacher and Womxn’s Liberation Coach based in Toronto. As an Educator & Yoga Teacher Demetria is passionate about creating sacred spaces where people of all genders, ethnicities, sizes and abilities can feel safe, at home in, and at peace with their bodies on and off the mat. She trains yoga teachers, practitioners and studio owners how to create safe, accessible, equitable, and inclusive wellness spaces by decentering privilege, redistributing power, and embracing personal responsibility.

Phillipe Van Martin will be teaching a session on Class Themes 

Philippe (he/his) is a bilingual (en/fr) vinyasa & restorative yoga teacher and actor originally from Ottawa and based in Toronto. He found yoga in 2007, and has been teaching since 2015.    Yoga was the beginning of my healing journey. I am forever grateful for a practice that has fundamentally changed my life. Being in the teacher’s seat, my hope is to connect authentically to those who come to class, and to offer others what the practice has offered me.

Rami Schandall will be teaching a session on Rope Wall 

As a teacher and multidisciplinary artist, Rami (she/her) is grateful for the body-mind practices that offer balance, ongoing inquiry, and inspire creative ways of engaging with the world. She is honoured to share these gems with you.  Discernment and self-study are central principles in Rami’s teaching. In a life-long practice, self-awareness and the physical body continually change. At every stage, it is possible to listen more deeply, to ground, and to water the seeds of joy and wisdom.

Sarah Hicks will be teaching a session on Body Positivity


Shawna Turner will be teaching a session on Yin Yoga

Shawna (she/her) is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and as much as she is inspired by movement and nature, she is inspired by words and stories.  Shawna is passionate about making what we learn in a yoga class applicable to our lives.  She believes that there is so much potential held in this practice and she wants to help others to see and feel into that potential; ultimately tapping into their own unique potential.

Taryn Diamond will be teaching a session on Yoga Nidra 

Taryn (she/her) will forever call herself a ‘new mom’, despite having a four year old. Her entry to yoga was through movement, but her passion ruminates in studying its roots in Eastern philosophy. Taryn is most passionate about teaching movement that breeds self-inquiry and compassion. If she had to pick one modality to be monogamous with, it would be Yoga Nidrā. Through nidrā, Taryn is able to express the golden nuggets embedded within the philosophy of yoga.

Valerie Tiu will be teaching a session on Self Marketing and Promotion 

I’m a Yoga & Movement Instructor and Meditation Guide. I offer practices rooted in mindfulness and an anti-oppressive lens.  Yoga has been the one thing that has remained a constant for me over the last 15 years. It is a practice that has grounded me in the most challenging times, leading me back to joy and peace with myself and others. Sharing the practice is an incredible privilege that comes with the responsibility to honour yoga’s roots and teachings.

A Member from New Leaf Foundation will be teaching a session on Working With Stress Through Mindfulness

Join New Leaf Foundation for an engaging introductory professional development workshop tailored for yoga teachers. We’ll cultivate a deeper understanding of the impacts of stress, including how it shows up in our bodies and behaviors, and explore practical mindfulness-based supports to nurture a greater sense of connection and calm.

You’ll walk away with:
  • A better understanding of how to recognize signs of stress
  • Clarity on the benefits of mindfulness for overall wellness
  • Easy-to-implement tools to enrich your daily life and yoga classes
  • Access to invaluable resources and recordings to assist in your ongoing mindfulness journey

Teacher Trainings Coming 2024...

20-Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

with Taryn Diamond

Friday, February 2- Sunday, February 4, 2024 

Over one weekend, Taryn offers a comprehensive introduction to yoga nidra. 

Yoga boasts a wealth of subtle practices, the kind that surprise one with their efficacy and simplicity. This training invites participants into a relationship with one of yoga’s subtle gems: Yoga Nidra. Walk away with both the confidence and excitement to offer this practice to yourself, your family or your students. This program is about more than becoming a nidra teacher, this is about equipping you with the know-how to rest and relieve stress. Yoga nidra is an effective tool for new parents, caregivers, seasoned students and instructors alike. This program is one-of-a-kind and barrier-free: all bodies, all levels of experience (including none!) are welcomed.

Taryn is a certified Continuing Education Provider with the American Yoga Alliance. For those of you who have a 200 hour certification with the YA, you are able to count this course as continuing education credits.

The program will:

  • Ground the modalities of yoga nidra within the larger context of yoga philosophy;
  • Train you in teaching the art of yoga nidra, including leading in-person and online classes, best practices and script preparation;
  • Equip participants with the tools to walk away and teach a nidra class and enhance their asana classes with nidra practices;
  • Empower participants with stress-reduction tools including simple breath work and gentle movement.

Program requirements:

  • Practice yoga nidra at home (using my recordings) at least twice and send Taryn a brief note on your experience
  • Draft one stage of the practice with specific language and intention
  • Record one stage and send it to Taryn for feedback
  • Take home exam
  • Expect a minimum of 2 hours asynchronous study for homework & assignments


“Taryn has a beautiful ability to take a complex concept and intertwine multiple pieces of the puzzle together to form a broader view at hand. She incorporates and pulls from anatomy, psychology, movement, and weaves together a wonderful program. Taryn creates an environment that is comfortable and empowering to her students”

“Your thoughtful feedback has furthered my thinking and I appreciate your openness to dialoguing to reach shared understandings. I feel like this is your authentic nature, Taryn- you are a caring, knowledgeable, and positive instructor where judgment is not a ‘thing’”

Time Commitment

Date: Friday, February 2nd – Sunday, February 4th

Time: Friday – 6:30- 8:30pm (On Zoom)
Saturday & Sunday – 9:00am- 6:00pm (In Person)

Place: Sterling Studio



We have two scholarship spots of 50% off to offer racialized, LGBTQ+, folks living with physical and other barriers as well as other marginalized students on a case by case basis. Please message to start a conversation. 

40-Hour Mat Pilates Teacher Training for Movement Professionals

with Morgan Cowie


Are you a movement teacher who is looking to add Pilates to your skillset? Looking for something more progressive and adaptive than classical Pilates or another set sequence?

The 40-Hour Mat Pilates Teacher Training for Movement Professionals Program brings together the art and tradition of mat pilates with a progressive take on how to adapt for all bodies and skill levels. Morgan believes in creating intelligent, accessible, fun and challenging practices. 

This program is for you if you want:

  • The ability to create and teach intelligent, effective and creative mat pilates classes which are based on principles, not rigid rules;
  • A baseline class outline that you will use forever when planning and prepping;
  • A deep and solid understanding of intrinsic core and the anatomical principles underline the practice
  • A clear understanding of ‘firing order’ principles that make your classes extremely effective;
  • Dozens of clear exercises for every single part of the body to pick from when you are building your own classes and sequences;
  • Clear instructions on how to use props;
  • A deeper dive into how different bodies look and work in poses and how to cue successfully for all body types, gender and ages;
  • Guide on using rhythm and music as teaching tools to make classes fun and keep students coming back for more;
  • Practice teaching with specific, clear and compassionate guidance from your program mentor, Morgan.

Time Commitment

Date: April 26, 27, 28, and May 3, 4, 5

Time: TBD

Place: Sterling Studio



Payment plan available. Spot is confirmed once you submit proof of 200-Hour Training or equivalent experience in movement instruction and non-refundable deposit of $237.50+HST is paid. Certificates can be emailed to

We have two scholarship spots of 50% off to offer racialized, LGBTQ+, folks living with physical and other barriers as well as other marginalized students on a case by case basis. Please message to start a conversation. 


  • Unlimited drop-in classes at both Mosaic locations from April 1st – May 30th*;
  • Option to assist a weekly class with Morgan;
  • Option to continue teaching a Karma class at Mosaic once program is complete.

* Please note: Attendance at 10 Pilates classes will be required to receive your Pilates Teacher Training CertificateMaximum 12 Students so apply early!