Assists Part DEUX!

Hey Yogis!  

After the success of the Assists Part ONE workshop last fall, we are returning to build on your knowledge with a second workshop. Can you think of a more DELICIOUS way to enhance your teaching practice?


Assists for:



HIPS (cuz y’all know Ship loves the hips)


Open to ALL YOGA TEACHERS – YACEP hours available too!


Register TODAY!

Modifications of Classic YOGA Poses to Accommodate the Pregnant Goddess

The journey of pregnancy can be both

exciting and daunting!

What are the best yoga practices to help a woman gain awareness, strength, focus and the ability to relax and trust her own inner wisdom?  What postures and practices should be avoided?

Valerie Giles and Michelle Shipley will share their combined knowledge on how to balance the body in pregnancy and enjoy an empowered pregnancy and birth in addition to guiding yoga teachers through safe assists and sequencing to accommodate the pregnant goddess in a regular class setting.

  • Learn essential breath work and yoga postures to safely support pregnancy and birth.
  • Get an overview of physiological & hormonal changes in pregnancy and the effects on the yoga practice.
  • Learn to sequence to accommodate the pregnant goddess
  • learn contraindications
  • postural considerations
  • assists

Open to ALL levels of practice, pregnant yogis and yoga teachers.  

Yoga Alliance registered teachers will receive YACEP Continuing Education Hours. 


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To Register please contact: 


Registration NOW OPEN!

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Mothership School of Yoga has made certification of your 200 hour + 500 hour Yoga Alliance Accredited teacher trainings simple by offering module based learning to fit into an already busy schedule!

Located in London, Ontario, Canada we are easily accessible by the 401 from Toronto and Windsor and all the beautiful cities and towns in between.

Our certifications are available on an instalment payment plan.

Mothership School of Yoga teacher training modules one long weekend a month:

Friday 5 – 10 PM

Saturday 7am – 7PM

Sunday 8AM – 4PM

200 Hour HATHA Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance Accredited  LONDON, ON.

Your Investment $3000.00 CAD.

Module One:
September 23,24,25, 2016
October 28,29,30, 2016

Module Two:
November18, 19, 20, 2016
December 9,10,11, 2016

Module Three:
January + February 2017


Yoga Alliance Accredited, London, ON.

Early Bird Price By June 30, 2016 is: $3,000 after $3800.00

Module One:
September 16,17,18, 2016
October14,15,16, 2016

Module Two:
November 25,26,27, 2016
January 2017

Module Three:
February + March 2017

Module Four:
April + May 2017

Spaces are limited and are filling up quickly. Take the journey of a lifetime.  We promise it will be an absolutely amazing adventure!


Looking forward to meeting YOU!

Love + Light

Val + Ship

Congrats to our FIRST Mothership Yoga 200 hr Teachers!

What A Spectacular Journey!

We are thrilled six yogis climbed aboard Mothership Yoga’s maiden voyage.  The 200 hour registered teacher training began in September 2015.  We spent one DELICIOUS weekend a month together to study all aspects of yoga and how it related to us as individuals.

In addition, we facilitated  experiences for our yogis where they were able to get out into the community to assist and eventually co- teach classes. We brought our yoga to the seniors at Western University’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging and an all-ages group at Fitness Forum, before they taught their first one hour public Mothership Yoga CommUNITY karma class at our home away from home Shangrila Yoga. These experiences offer our students and unparalleled experience.

We facilitate the teaching of the yogic philosophies, pranayama and asanas but the real work begins and ends with each individual in our training.  We interpret our yoga in very personal ways forming attachments to the aspects that resonate most with the place we are in our lives in that moment. This is YOGA.

We are so HAPPY with the success of our graduates!  They brought everything and left it on the mat. Growth was felt ALL around.  We teach we learn. This is a privilege. We also have a TON of FUN!  Within the safety of our bond we experience spontaneous bouts of uncontrollable laughter, nerd out on plant based foods and share a LOVE and RESPECT for a lifetime.  We can’t wait to take your classes ladies!

Congrats Mothership Yoga Grads!  You are AMAZING women.

XX  Ship & Val

200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Intensive


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Mothership’s 200 HR  Intensive Registered Hatha Yoga Teacher Training


Join Mothership On An Unparalleled Journey To The Self!

July 9-30, 2016  in Nicaragua

Mothership’s Yoga Alliance accredited Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is offered boutique style. We take on a maximum 8 students per training in order to offer the most personalized care in guiding each of our students through their yoga journey. We are not in the business of cranking out carbon copy instructors factory style. We offer individualized attention to bring out the BEST and most AUTHENTIC experience and guidance for EACH of our   teachers in training.

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Mothership’s training has a strong focus on alignment, anatomy, building a daily sadhana practice, encouraging learning through practice in both oral and written platforms. Our intensive is meant to get YOU absolutely ready to step into the life you were meant to live!

Full Curriculum Available HERE.

Our accommodations are OCEAN FRONT and all meals are PLANT BASED.  We aim to offer a complete detoxification, body, mind and soul!

Our Nicaraguan based teacher training is intensive we will be in sessions 7 days a week. Please make time before or after the training session to travel around the wonderful country of Nicaragua.

What Our Current Students & Faculty Partners Are Saying:

“Michelle Shipley and Valerie Giles are always there for us to mentor us in and out of yoga. Their patience is above par and they respect all of their students for the individuals that we are.”

Michelle Wegner

“I have worked with Michelle Shipley a number of times leading meditation. Michelle creates a space of loving kindness and safety for the participants that makes it easy for me to walk into and lead a meditation. As a professional partner, she is clear about compensation and expectations, and has always been in integrity in business dealings we have partnered in. A pleasure to work with in every way.”

Janice Lane M.Ht. Seaside Healing

“Michelle Shipley personifies the notion of Mothership Yoga… because she provides the nurturing that we all need, but rarely receive as adults. Her very presence is calming yet instructive, providing the guidance we need to build the lives we wish to have.”

Tracy Tuten, Washington NC.

Mothership’s CommUNITY Yoga!

Please join us at Shangrila Yoga this May as we host

SIX one hour yoga classes absolutely FREE!

Our 200 Hour Yoga teachers in training are READY to lead you through a blissful one hour class.

Come for one class or spend the day with us! All we ask is that you RSVP as space is limited.


May 14th, 2016

12:30 Chelsea

1:45 Robyn

3 PM Susan

May 21st, 2016


12:30 Jen


May 28th, 2016

12:30 Noelle

 1:45 PM Michelle


Address: Shangrila Yoga , 111 Mount Pleasant Rd, London, On.

RYTT Has Been Life Transforming For Me + My Family.

We have been asking our students to give us their thoughts on the experience taking a journey through a Mothership Yoga  teacher training. With 75 hours left to completion of the 200 hour certification this is Michelle’s experience.

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Written By: Michelle Wegner 

This has been such a humbling experience. My first yoga class was about 10 years ago. I hated it!   I had only been practicing yoga again for a couple months very inconsistently when Mothership Yoga came into my life.

At first I was very hesitant and intimidated, I’m A-type personality, I didn’t Om or chant or meditate, I can’t fold in half or do the splits, standing on my head does not seem like an option and the arm balances are not something  this body is ever going to be able to do. Not to mention I’m a shift worker so how was I ever going to get the training in?

Michelle and Valerie put my mind at ease. They have worked around our schedules in order to make this training possible. It is so nice learning in a small, and intimate group setting because we each get the attention that we need and deserve. We are able to complete the homework at our own pace because our busy home and work lives are respected and recognized.

We are learning so much more than physical poses and a few teaching sequences. We are learning to let go, be happy, how to extend yoga into our everyday life which helps me cope in a very stressful job. YES.  I now appreciate the Om, chanting and meditating!

This experience has been life transforming for me and my family.

Michelle and Valerie are always there for us to mentor us in and out of yoga. Their patience is above par and they respect all of their students for the individuals that we are.

I’ve already signed up for the 300 hour teacher training.

Live. Love. Laugh.