Find your balance.
body, mind, and soul.
200hr Yoga Teacher Training
Join us November 2nd- February 4th 2023
Thursday & Friday 6:00-9:00PM
Sunday 10:30-12:00 BREAK 1:30-5:00PM
November 30th- December 3rd
---Christmas & New Year Break---
Registered Yoga School with the Canadian Yoga Alliance.
Perfect Balance Yoga partners with Okanagan Yoga College to bring you Mystic Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training. Through the transformational process of yoga, Mindfulness, and Energy work you will learn how to ignite your inner healer and cultivate the wisdom and inner peace that leads to true purpose and alignment.
Inspired by Siam Reiki, Mindfulness following Zen Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, yoga as therapy, ancient earth based traditions, traditional philosophy, Ayurveda and merged with modern tools of self study, physical alignment and safe instruction. Juliana and Andrea offer a heart centered teaching and practice style and believe that the first step to becoming a teacher and space holder is diving into your own practice to embody the teaching from a personal space. Each day is layered with practices that help you begin to notice your habits, build strength in body and mind, and ultimately a more vital, conscious way of life.
We focus on setting a strong foundation in yogic basics, both physical and metaphysical. We rebuild the practice from the ground up, allowing you to shed old habits, and support newer students in understanding from an alignment focused approach.
Rooted in the belief that every being has a purpose and a powerful message to share, this training encourages your unique gifts to be expressed authentically and powerfully in the support of a conscious community.
We invite, not only those who wish to become teachers, but anyone who wants to take their practice to deeper physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Zen Philosophy & Principles
Anatomy & Biomechanics
Energy Informed Sequencing
Mindful Teaching Methodology
Breathwork & Sound Journeys
Yoga Nidra & Meditation
Trauma Informed Guidance
Life Path Alignment
Hosted by Juliana Lavell & Andrea Bertoia
With Talented Special Guests
About the Lead Teachers
Yoga Educator with the Canadian Yoga Alliance
Ayurvedic Scholar/ Reiki Practitioner/ Intuitive Life Coach/ Aerial Yoga Training Director
From a young age Juliana was surrounded by yoga and alternative practices from her Mother, a fire walking Kundalini practitioner.
Growing up in Tsawwassen BC, she was immersed in First Nations study and culture.
She naturally fell in love with the spirit of nature as she counted the many eagles that lined the treetops by the ocean near her home.
Her innate affection and connection to the natural world carried her through many transitions in life.
Her curiosity lead her to pursue education in Herbology, Ayurveda, Anthropology and Sociology. Her travels led her to many great teachers including, first nations elders and shamans leading her to sacred ceremonies with Plant Medicine Iboga and Ayahuasca.
Her passion is to remove the dogma from yoga, she teaches equality and acceptance between all races and religions, understanding that there are many rivers that lead to the same great ocean.
Diversity in practice, self study, human sovereignty and emperical wisdom are foundations of her teaching.
Juliana has hosted numerous Yoga Retreats internationally, many include Traditional Sweat Lodge or sacred ceremony with an elder.
Her teaching style can be described as graceful, awake and transformational. She is passionate about sharing the technology of Pranayama and believes in maintaining an accessible practice that is safe for the long term health of the body.
She is a licensed artist with Live Sankalpa and published writer (Canadian Yogi Magazine and Elephant Journal to name a few), musician and mantra singer.
She began her teaching journey in 2011 with Moksha Yoga International's 500 hour teacher training based on yoga-therapy and the maintenance of long term health of the joints.
Since then she has completed an athletic program for Yoga and has worked with professional athletes. She travelled to Boulder, CO to attend the Boulder Circus Training Institute where she completed her Aerial Yoga Teacher Training with Aircat Aerial Yoga.
Her ongoing studies in Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation and extensive personal development inspired her to co-create Into the Mystic Yoga Teacher Training and Elevate Aerial Yoga Teacher Training
Ongoing education has continued to nurture her offerings as a teacher, attending and offering various workshops in Yoga Nidra, Advanced Yoga and Yoga for Alcohol and Drug recovery. She has worked with elderly people using chair yoga, gentle yoga for students in recovery and private sessions assisting in rehabilitation from injury or surgery.
Yoga Educator with the Canadian Yoga Alliance
Mindfulness Practioner/ Siam Reiki Master/ Energy Coach/ Owner of Perfect Balance Yoga
Andrea is a Canadian TCK who grew up in the Middle East, where her love for traveling was embeded early.
She has spent the 6 years traveling and teaching in Vietnam and Thailand, offering Yoga, Mindfulness and Siam Reiki Healing sessions.
She has a background in the field of Psychology, supporting children and youth with Autism. Integrating a therapeutic understanding of sensory needs and play with her calming nature.
She has had the opportunity to hold space at Festivals, Siam Reiki Gatherings, retreats, studios, wellness centres and private events across Vietnam and Thailand and the Okanagan.
She also created and facilitated Yoga and Mindfulness programs for school readiness and test anxiety at high schools in Vietnam, getting the opportunity to support over 600 children.
She is a certified Yoga and Mindfulness teacher, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga teacher, and Yoga Nidra Guide.
She is also a Siam Reiki Master Healer, and a certified Crystal Healer trained further in Pendulum, and Psychic Awareness.
Expect breath cues and internal body cues to connect you back to the present moment, and to the sensations in your body. Expect a light-hearted, open atmosphere to try new things, laugh and smile!
She is the owner of Perfect Balance and is eager to bring mindfulness, and energy awareness into this training.