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Mindful Strength Teacher’s Immersion 2020

April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Registration is opening soon for the Mindful Strength Teacher’s Immersion.

The Mindful Strength Teacher’s Immersion is the best way for teachers to expand and elevate their skills in a small-group training environment. In 2020 I’m leading one intensive in Cornwall Ontario and another group will complete the immersion from home in a three-month interactive online experience. Interested in either of these programs? Email hello@mindfulstrength.ca and we will put you on our list.

Guest Faculty

We are so excited to announce our DREAM TEAM of guest teachers who will lecture in the online part of the Immersion.

Jules Mitchell M.S.

Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, ERYT500 is a Las Vegas based yoga teacher, educator and massage therapist. Her unique approach incorporates her extensive study in biomechanics with the modern application of yoga asana to help teachers develop their craft and empower them with education. Jules’s methods intend to achieve ease in movement through deliberate loading, thus her teachings integrate numerous modalities, balancing the somatic aspects of yoga with the most current exercise science. She leads workshops and continuing education courses worldwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in biomechanics. Jules is the author of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, available now through Handspring Publishing.  She is also adjunct faculty at Arizona State University where she serves as the yoga consultant on various research studies.

Dr. Greg Lehman

Dr. Greg Lehman is a physiotherapist, chiropractor, and strength and conditioning specialist. He teaches a two day course called Reconciling Pain Science With Biomechanics worldwide and is a sought after speaker. He has trained with Professor Stuart McGill in his Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory subsequently publishing more than 20 peer reviewed papers in the manual therapy and exercise biomechanics field. Greg’s strong biomechanics and neuroscience background have led him to believe that successful injury management and prevention can use simple techniques.

Amber Karnes

Amber Karnes is the founder of Body Positive Yoga, the co-creator of Yoga For All Teacher Training, an Accessible Yoga Trainer and a force to be reckoned with in the yoga community. Amber is a Health At Every Size and self acceptance advocate who will empower you to live your life out loud without shame or apology—in the body you have today. Amber has over 15 years of experience teaching yoga and she has a special ability to make yoga and movement possible for everyone.


Some of the main learning outcomes of the Teacher’s Immersion…

  • Learn more about the science of strength and how strength training compliments yoga perfectly.
  • Learn more about biomechanics and pain science, this is the technical information every teacher needs!
  • Develop your skills to make movement, strength and yoga accessible for all bodies.
  • Learn to create a more diverse practice experience that is safe and balanced.
  • Develop your critical thinking skills and get clear on your beliefs about movement.
  • Understand the benefits of yoga and when yoga should be applied.
  • Learn many new movements and exercises to spice up your teaching.
  • Feel confident to teach what YOU feel is important and relevant.


About the in-person Teacher’s Immersion

Each day participants will get a chance to practice/learn with Kathryn, participate in some type of group work, take a workshop with a guest instructor and make new connections both on and off the mat. Days will run from approximately 8:30am to 4:30pm with a lunch break. Participants should come prepared for full days, and a lot of learning! Although the main part of this immersion is held over five days in Cornwall, it begins with a three-month online course. The online component will introduce everyone to the concepts of Mindful Strength, biomechanics, pain science, accessibility and how to create an effective and safe learning environment. The online course has a pre-recorded component as well as live online lectures and participation with Kathryn and her team of guest faculty.

If you plan to attend the in-person Teacher’s Immersion we recommend you apply ASAP as this course has sold out very early for the last two years. Only 15 participants will be accepted. Participants must have completed a YTT, personal training or other exercise instructor certification program.

Included in the in-person Teacher’s Immersion

  • 5-day in-person immersion in Cornwall, Ontario
  • 2 lunches during the immersion
  • 3-month long online course leading up to the immersion
  • Live calls and Q&A leading up to the in-person immersion
  • Lectures with guest faculty
  • Certificate of completion from Mindful Strength
  • The education and networking experience of a lifetime for teachers


About the online Teacher’s Immersion 

In this day in age technology allows us to do so much, let’s take advantage of the possibilities. The online Immersion is three months long (April-June 2020). A mixture of pre-recorded video/audio, live webinars and live Q&A will bring turn your living room into a unique classroom experience. The group will meet frequently for live calls, sometimes each week and other times every two weeks. Participants will send in questions for Kathryn and guest faculty to answer plus there will be time for personal interaction. The combination of pre-recorded material and live calls will create a cohesive educational experience that will be both accessible and in-depth.

Included in the online Teacher’s Immersion

  • 3-month long online learning experience
  • Access to a private FB group to share more information
  • Pre-recorded videos and podcasts to learn from at your own pace
  • Lectures with guest faculty
  • Live online group interaction (sessions will be recorded)
  • Homework and prompts to enhance learning and practical understanding
  • Certificate of completion from Mindful Strength
  • Keep all the online course materials forever



April 1, 2020
June 30, 2020