Renegade School of Yoga

200hr Spring 2017 Program, Nova Scotia, Canada


Renegade, this is dedicated to You.

 If you are reading this page, you’ve been called to some unknown force outside yourself. Pulled to some adventure that’s ready to explode and decorate your life in technicolor. It’s grabbing you by the hands and rushing you down a flight of stairs, so fast that you fly at the end. Yes. You are ready to learn, grown, connect, love, expand and come into your own as never before. You want more. More Yoga, more Life, more Authenticity, more YOU.

This training is more than learning to become a fully competent and skilled teacher. It’s more than deepening your own personal physical and spiritual practice. It’s certainly more than making a living uplifting people’s vibrations and wellbeing. While you will become confident in all these areas, you will most importantly learn that yielding to your own personal journey to leadership is the single most challenging thing you’ve done to date.

So, are you crazy to consider it?

Probably. But then, all things beautiful and worthwhile are also a little out of the ordinary. The best part is that you’ll be immersed in a group of soul searchers, just like you, with a yearning to live with purpose and depth, contribute meaningfully to the world and get the very best out of this one spectacular lifetime.

 The Renegade School of Yoga will equip you with the skills and confidence you need to teach powerful classes based on the principles of Vinyasa Flow. The Vinyasa tradition focuses on breath and fluidity, grace and poise, strength and surrender. You will deepen your own personal practice, guaranteed, whether you choose to teach or not.

You will begin leading right from Day 1, as the only way to journey is straight through. In a safe and supportive atmosphere, you will be gently guided to find your own unique voice and gifts. Teaching from love and truth is paramount to this program, as each and every one of us has magic to unfold.



What is this program about?

This YTT is about exploring the veils between worlds and blurring the lines between what you’ve been conditioned to be, and who you truly are. We all have gifts and teachings to share with our communities, we just need some guidance in bringing our light forth so that it may shine bright for all to see.

We will use nature as a touchstone in this training, to bring us back into harmony with our ancestral rhythms and mystical roots. We will explore all facets of expression and delve into a deep quest to recover our essence.  We will have many allies to support our unfolding, including fire ceremony, cacao and plant medicine, herb lore, mantra, song, movement, whole foods, the Peruvian medicine wheel, ancient texts and our natural surroundings.

Through this transformation, you WILL also become a skilled and thoughtful Yoga Teacher, through many hours of supported posture clinics, anatomy and physiology lessons and hands on leading.


Who is a Yoga Renegade?

A Yoga Renegade is someone who harbours a deep longing for authenticity and to live a life in accordance with their true nature, for the highest good of all. They reject status quo and have a need to question all things and build it themselves. A renegade is You, at your very core.


What will you learn?

In over 180 hours of in course hours and more than 20 hours of self study, you will learn to become a competent, skilled and confident Yoga Teacher.  You will learn Yoga philosophy, history, anatomy, physiology, Ayurveda and the business of the healing arts. You will learn how to incorporate Yoga into your daily life, meeting you where you are at and what you are ready for. Yoga Teaching and knowledge is a compliment to any career and lifestyle path. Most of all, you will gain a deeper understanding of Yourself.


Who will be your guides?

Shannon Kiely of Ocean Yoga and Mara Panacci of Yoga Renegade will be your primary teachers and co-creators. They are long time sisters who have found each other relatively recently in this life time, but who have been leading radical change in parallel universes for centuries.  Together, they possess over 20 years of teaching experience to share with you.

Do you have what it takes to teach Yoga?

If you have been on your own Yoga journey for at least 2 years, practice regularly and have a deep interest and commitment to being a lifelong humble student – then you have the ability to teach.  A leader must guide by being the change and all great revolutions initiate with the self.


What if you want to crash the YTT and not teach?

Are you already a Yoga Teacher and just want to refresh and see something in this program that you want to immerse yourself in?  Is it not time for you to teach your own classes yet?  Are you just deeply interested in evolving your own knowledge and experience of Yoga?  Then you may consider the WARRIOR PATH.  This includes participating in the full YTT program, except for the posture break down and teaching components. During this time, you will be given personal development projects.


Where does this training take place?

The entirety of this program will take place in the wild and expansive canadian east coast, on a lush farm near Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Wild Berry Farm is situated 30km from downtown Halifax and 10km from the iconic Peggy’s Cove. It is surrounded by ocean, lake and pond, engulfed in nature trails and forest.

The indoor studio space is large and bright, quiet, peaceful and cozy. A perfect setting to study.  The learning environment extends out onto the grass, greenhouse, gardens, pond, forest and lake, where we can feel the Earth, listen to the bird songs and nibble wild edibles with the deer.


What are the dates?

The program unfolds over May – July 2017, encompassing 6 weekends (Friday evening – Sunday at 5pm) and two evenings per week (Tuesday and Thursdays, 4pm – 8pm).

Weekend 1 // May 5-7 // Warrior Spirit

Weekend 2 // May 26-28 // Anatomy & Energetics

Weekend 3 // June 9-11 // Living A Renegade Lifestyle

Weekend 4 // June 23-25 // The Shaman In You

Weekend 5 // July 7-9 // The Sacred & The Business

Weekend 6 // July 21-23 // Retreat & Ceremony

Tuesday & Thursday dates:  May 9,11,16,18,23,25,30  June 1,6,8,13,15,20,22,27,29 July 4,6,11,13,18,20


What will a typical weekday evening look like?

4:00pm – 4:30pm Meditation

4:30pm – 5:30pm Pranayama & Asana

5:30pm – 6:00pm Reflection/Journal/Sharing

6:00pm – 6:15pm Light nourishment

6:15pm – 8:00pm Special Topic


What will a typical weekend day look like?

Friday evenings will be the same as Tuesday and Thursday evening format.


7:00am – 7:30am Meditation

7:30am – 9:00am Pranayama & Asana

9:00am – 9:30am Reflection/Journal/Sharing

9:30am – 10:00am Nourishment & tea

10:00am -1:00pm Special Topic

1:00pm – 2:00pm Nourishment & tea

2:00pm – 5:00pm Posture Clinic (Sage Path YTT) // Personal Project (Warrior Path)


How many other students will there be?

We believe a small intimate program is best for deep learning. There will be no more than 15-20 students, divided up for personal mentorship with either Shannon or Mara.


Is this program certified by Yoga Alliance?

Yes. Although we really do resist forms and papers, we do recognize the need for consistency and safety amongst teachers. You will graduate with a 200hr certificate by Yoga Alliance.


How much does the program cost?

Sage Path (Yoga Teachers)
Early Bird: $3500 +tax *before Jan 1
Regular: $4000+tax


Warrior Path (Self Study)
Early Bird: $2700 +tax before Jan 1
Regular:  $3200 +tax




  1. Weekend meal package (fresh, local, organic and nourishing vegetarian breakfast and lunch on weekend modules) $480 +tax for all 6 weekends
  2. Course manual – $100 +tax


How do I apply?

  1. Answer the application questions below, and send in an email format to
  2. EMT a $500 deposit to


  •  What nourishes you?
  • How would you describe your true essence?
  • Tell us about that time you reached Nirvana… or got close
  • What does your yoga practice look like?

  • What is your favorite yoga posture at this moment and why?

  • What are you seeking in your life right now?


*note: All deposits non-refundable if accepted into the program, and fully refundable if not accepted into the program.