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The Modern Yoga Certification Course:
Move with Love, Lead with Passion

There is a new movement being cultivated, and a growing demand for yoga teachers with a strong blend of body knowledge, integrity and skill. Teachers who teach mobility over flexibility and large ranges of movement. Classes that move beyond repetitive poses and offer intelligent sequences for a wide range of people. Teachers who are committed to keeping yoga a living tradition, one that is relevant to our modern life while honouring the heart of the yoga teachings.

Think Different. 

One of the only types of yoga teacher certifications out there that goes beyond the average 200 hour Yoga Alliance training model. An innovative and in-depth training that focuses on the integration of modern movement education to enhance and support the time-honoured practice of yoga. 

This training isn't about creating more yoga teachers, it's about building yoga leaders. Yoga leaders are those who are willing to move beyond the status quo, who are just as excited to learn the intricacies of the body as they are the habits the mind and heart. Who are willing to be bold and be a part of this progressive path of yoga. 

Teach Different.

We know that refined movement is fundamental to develop intelligence, confidence and precision on and off the mat. Learning to integrate the building blocks of movement into your daily life will develop a habit of careful attention, allowing these patterns to be rooted in who you are, which translates profoundly into your students.

While there is an emphasis on skillful movement education, mindfulness meditation will be integrated along the way to maintain the roots of yoga and nourish a heart space of curiosity, and ease. We will be disrupting deeply ingrained habits during our program and aspire to support you with compassion and understanding as we progress through the training.      


At first, I was a little insecure about the online portion because I prefer a training where you are in the same room with everybody. But it was just like that!! And in my living room!! :) The online course was perfect, a great combination of knowledge, fun and inspiration; and the live calls were like having your group of friends at home with a cup of tea talking with passion about the things you love and learning so much from each other. Wow, and the live training in Belfast was incredible, more than words can express. Five days full of learning, love, vulnerability and connection. If you have any doubts about taking this course, forget them and do it. Brea and Kat are the most honest and generous teachers that can guide you and walk with you, side by side, through this path.’

Ana, Spain

You are someone who:

Wants to know how to support the time-honoured teachings of yoga, while integrating modern movement education.

You feel conflicted with what you've been taught about anatomy and yoga asana and want understand the 'why' behind the cues so that you can adapt the practice to make it more accessible and sustainable.

Feels lost in the implementation of all the various theories that sound great but are difficult to put into real life classes. Sequencing, adapting poses to different bodies are some of the things you struggle with.

Is afraid to teach a progressive form of yoga and needs the confidence to blaze your own teaching path.  

Is curious about finding your niche as a yoga teacher, how to develop and grow a sustainable yoga practice, but feels overwhelmed when it comes to business and marketing.

Looking for a community of like-minded people that you can grow with, connect and learn together.

Thank you Kat and Brea for opening my eyes to a beautiful new way to look at yoga and movement. I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the training and LOVE how good my body feels after practicing in this approach. My aspirations as a yoga teacher have been humbled in the best way possible after completing the certification and I feel I have a whole new awareness as I navigate my body during practice and everyday movement and look forward to sharing this knowledge in my teaching. It has been amazing to witness how you both teach and hold space for students. It’s hard to put into words, but you two are truly gifted and incredible at what you do and give to the world. Your teachings, courses, and trainings will benefit so many people in all the right ways!

Melissa, Canada

Ready to join us?

Move With Love. Lead With Passion

I would recommend this teacher training certification to anyone looking to gain a better understanding of the functional anatomy of the body as applied to yoga and to learn about how to combine mindfulness with a movement practice. The training’s focus on anatomy and a scientific approach to movement and mindfulness made the training stand out when compared to other available trainings. I loved the mix of online teaching, live calls and the live immersion training! It gave me time to work through everything in my own time, but to consolidate the learning through the live calls and then to get the chance to discuss it all during the live training was so great.

Nicoletta, UK

How it works

A certification program designed to utilize the modern world of technology for accessibility through online education, community connection, and in-person 5-day immersion.  

Recognizing that we have people from all over the world who want to be certified in this approach, and also knowing that life is full and it can be hard to balance life and family with training, we've come up with a way to make it work for you.

We believe in quality over quantity, which means the material in the course is streamlined, focusing on creating a strong foundation of understanding movement, mindfulness and yoga. 

By focusing on moving theory into practice, you will build confidence to be able to teach in any style of yoga, and more importantly, adapt the practice to support to a wide variety of individuals. 

This training is recommended for those already with a yoga teacher certification. Yet, if you don't have a certification but have previously studied different movement modalities or are a body nerd that has been waiting for this type of training, we are happy to have you join us. 

If you are a new teacher, but familiar with the sustainable approach to yoga, you will receive a 200-hour level certification at the end of the course.

For teachers who already have a200-hour certification, you will receive a 300-hour certification at the end of the course. 

The combination of movement science with a sense of playfulness, updating yoga poses with the latest movement education and the emphasis on mindfulness meditation was why I chose the Heart + Bones teacher training. The training was really comprehensive and the online format meant it was flexible enough to fit around my other commitments. And the support throughout the course was great! We got to know Brea and Kat, as well as our fellow students on the regular live calls and private Facebook group. I feel confident after this training, that my students are going to love my new sustainable yoga classes as much as I do. Move With Love - Taught With Love and quite a lot of laughter, thank-you Brea and Kat!

Debby, UK

Online Education/ Course Outline

The majority of the training will be online, so no matter where you are in the world, you will have access to the education. 

The bulk of the online training is The Modern Yogi, Teacher Development course (read about it here) Click on the link to get a detailed overview of what you'll receive in the certification program.

It is a comprehensive course that focuses on bringing theory to practice. It gives you the foundation of understanding about human movement and how to apply that successfully to a yoga practice. 

As part of the certification process, you get a free year membership to the online studio so you can further anchor the learning from the course in your own body as well as see the theory put into practice through a variety of sequences and different cues. (Read more about the online studio here)  

                       Want to see inside the course? Watch this clip from one of the lessons.

Words of love from our graduates

Nada Besir, Singapore

Brea & Kat cultivated a truly loving and safe space for the most perfect learning exchange and personal development. With all our diverse backgrounds this environment enabled connection on so many levels for which I will be forever grateful for. 

The online portion of the program is carefully constructed and leaves no stone unturned from anatomy and alignment to solid marketing advice on how to find your niche and the work you want to do. Whilst the live training brings everything together with daily mindfulness and meditation to embodied anatomy, sequencing and sustainabilizing yoga poses. Thank you Brea and Kat!


Trevor Chisman, Scotland

I’m not sure I can put into words how inspiring and helpful this course has been for me, it’s been so much more than yoga, meditation and science. It’s really started me on a journey of discovering myself. 

The Heart + Bones YTT course has the perfect mix of science and geekiness whilst not forgetting we’re applying that science to conscious, breathing, feeling, loving and beautiful human beings.

Brea and Kat share so much fun, love and knowledge. I loved every single minute.


Monique Fryer, England

I really appreciate how much care and details Brea and Kat have put into the whole course. The five-day immersion was intense and amazing for me, all the questions I had in the online portion of the course were answered throughout the 5 days.

I love that there was permission and space given to ask questions and not be afraid of making mistakes and there was a real feeling of tenderness and support that felt even the quietest people were not left behind.

A teacher friend was asking me about the training and she asked me, was there anything you didn’t like? I really had to think, there must be something.... But no, I couldn’t think of anything!!!


Start Dates

You can start the online portion of the course at any time. The group calls will start in June 2019 and continue until February 2020. All calls will be recorded and available if you can't make them live.

Depending on when you sign up, you have plenty of time to go through the online portion of the course. The video content hours of the course is 35+ hours. Some people have finished it within a couple of months and others take their time over the course of 6+ months. We suggest spending about 2 hours per week on the coursework, either the video lessons, homework or further readings. 

*If you have already taken The Modern Yogi and adding on the certification, there is additional certification-only content in the existing course.

There will be three live training locations, Canada, England and Australia. Depending on where you are in the world, you will choose to attend one of the locations.

The course runs from October 1, 2020 - June 2021.  This means there is plenty of time for you to balance both life and continuing education.

Live Training

After completion of the online portion, and in order to receive certification, you will be required to attend the five-day live training. This is where we will dive into the heart of movement and meditation through experimental practice and training. You have three locations to choose from, depending on where you live to attend the live training.

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**The current training for all international locations is now full.**

The next training starts, October 1, 2020

Early registration will be announced soon. Email brea@heartandbonesyoga.com to get your name on the list for the next training.



June 24-28, 2021


June 3-7, 2021

North America: If you are in the US or Canada, the 5-day live training will be in:


April 29- May 2, 2021

Second Canadian location TDB soon... (most likely Toronto)

There will be options for shared accommodations with others in the training in both locations if needed.

Our certification program has been created with love and enthusiasm to share what we know to be true – living in a comfortable body creates peace in the mind and therefore in the world around us.

Wow, I just had the most amazing, insightful and heart opening training week from the 5-day immersion. I am so happy and grateful for all of it and so glad that I took the courageous decision to sign up to the comprehensive course despite a lot of challenges going on in my life. It was led with so much love, encouragement and wisdom that I felt truly empowered and rekindled with why I decided to become a yoga teacher in the first place. This training has been an ideal model of training for me as it gave me variety and flexibility which I struggled to find in my busy life as mum of a spirited toddler. I felt like I was learning at home with deeply attuned private tutors and at the same time, I was part of such a diverse interesting and open group of people. I think what has touched me most and gave me the sense of connection and closeness was a sense of a shared value base on creating a community where everyone is seen, acknowledged, valued and can thrive with the intention to make (yoga) movement sustainable and accessible for a wider population. A great example for how we can lead and build community wherever we are based.

Martina, Germany

What is the investment?

Are there payment plans?

The investment in the certification $2800 CAD 

Accessibility is important to us, so we've priced the training as best as we can for you. The average 200-hour training in North America is around $3500. 

Payment plan options available. 4,6, 8 and 10-month plans are available. You'll be able to choose what length of a payment plan you'd like in the registration form. Or Email: brea@heartandbonesyoga.com for further questions.

For the live training, travel and accommodations are not included. Shared accommodation and carpooling will be available. We'll be helping to connect everyone who wants to share costs.

If you have already bought the Modern Yogi course and want to do the certification, then your cost will be $1500. Please email, brea@heartandbonesyoga.com to set up payment. You can also do a payment plan, so please indicate your payment preference for either full payment or the payment plan when emailing. 

If you don't want to do the certification but still want to join the Modern Yoga online course, you can join at any time. Anyone who has completed the Modern Yoga online course is eligible for the certification process whenever the next applicable cohort begins.  

Are you ready to join us?

Move With Love. Lead With Passion

I was impressed with how organized, easy to comprehend the materials in the training, all rooted in a deep knowledge of the body. You can really tell that those who created it had a lot of experience and knowledge. I loved it! At the 5-day immersion, I had support and guidance to continue my practice in a way that supported me as an individual. Kat and Brea offered vulnerability of their own. Their role was to teach us movement but also to make it clear that there are no mistakes. Just paths on our road.

Jelena, Croatia

More questions?

Questions? Send an email to: brea@heartandbonesyoga and we can also set up a call if you want to discuss more details. 

Meet Your Teachers:

Brea Johnson and Kat Boehm, senior yoga teachers who both have 16+ years of teaching yoga, yoga teacher trainings and diverse backgrounds not just in yoga but pilates, mindfulness meditation, and other movement modalities. 

Read more about Brea 

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Read more about Kat Kat

Cancellation Policy:

Registration in this certification program means you are making a commitment to your learning, your practice and the process. There is a strict no refund policy to ensure that everyone participates and is fully committed and present in the educational experience. 

If you feel that you are unable to commit to the full training, you are welcome to register for the online course only. If you do the online course, it is self-directed and will not have access to the group calls or 5-day live training. 

Participation in the 5-day training is required to receive your certification. If you are unable to make it the 5-day portion, there will be no refunds. You will have the option to attend in one of the other locations or the following year as future trainings are available.