*50-hr Meditation in the Modern Age ONLINE Hybrid

Explore the theory, practice, safety and science of multi-style meditation. Includes approaches from a variety of lineages and traditions so teachers can easily adapt their classes for beginners or more advanced students.

There are no prerequisites for this course. You do not need to be a yoga instructor to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Directed by Tamika Schilbe & Carolyn Burke

*This 50-hr course can be used toward DevaTree’s 500 or 1000-hr Certification.

Styles include open and closed-eyed meditation, vipassana, metta, mantra, japa mala, walking meditation, nature techniques, sacred geometry, mindfulness, mudras, and much more. Learn gentle warm-up sequences to open the body in preparation for sitting. Give yourself—and your students—the sanctuary of silence.

Course Format:

Explore the expansive and life-affirming practice of meditation in a way that honours your need for space, guidance, connection, and group support. 

This online course involves self-paced learning using a hybrid model of live classes on Zoom and on demand self-paced content (videos, discussion boards, and guidebook). See course calendar for live class dates below. 

In between live sessions, you’ll have access to lessons and experiences that will prepare you for our next class where we’ll be connecting, sharing, and practicing what we’ve learned. Live classes will take place once every 3 weeks for total of 17 hours, and self-paced training modules will be shared once a week on DevaTree’s Teachable platform. See content delivery dates below.  

This self-paced learning of asynchronous content is intended to create more space for you to digest the material, stay accountable to your learning goals, and decrease feelings of overwhelm. 

When we gather together for live classes we’ll practice, discuss, and engage in critical conversations on how to take your meditation practices to the next level. 

*Indicates core curriculum. At least 150 hours of your 500-hour certification must be made up of core courses. After completion of your 200-hour certification, an additional 300 hours are required to complete your Advanced training at the 500-hour level. Students from all 200-hour traditions are welcome. 


July 11–August 22, 2021

Coursework opens July 11th when the first module is released. Our first live class is on July 16.

Content Delivery: July 11

Live Zoom Class
Friday July 16

7 – 9 pm

Saturday July 17

11:00 – 12: 00 pm - Gentle Yoga 
1:00 – 5:00 pm 

Content Delivery: July 18

Content Delivery: July 25

Content Delivery: August 1

Live Zoom Class
Saturday August 7

11:00 – 12: 00 pm - Gentle Yoga 
1:00 – 5:00 pm 

Content Delivery: August 8

Content Delivery: August 15

Live Zoom Class
Sunday August 22

11:00 – 12: 00 pm - Gentle Yoga 
1:00 – 5:00 pm 

Gentle Yoga class is optional for those who are not using the training towards their 300/500 hr yoga certification.

Program Cost:

$995 + HST

Payment Options

A non-refundable deposit is required to process your registration. If you choose to pay in full, the balance of your tuition is due four weeks prior to the start of the program. If you choose to pay through a payment plan your non-refundable deposit payment of $339 is due immediately, followed by 2 equal payments of $422.68.

50hr YTT Payment Options
  Deposit  (due upon registration) Balance Total Tuition Payment Deadline
Pay in Full $339 CAD $785.35  CAD $1,124.35 CAD Balance is due 4 weeks prior to the program start date.
Payment Plan (Includes $30/payment processing fee) $339 CAD 2 equal payments of $422.68 CAD $1,184.36 CAD Payment Plan dates will be coordinated via email upon receiving your registration and deposit. 

Students who've already graduated from this program are eligible to audit for a fee of $250 + HST.

Multi-Course Discount

Register for any 2 Canadian Yoga Teacher Trainings (50, 100 or 200-hrs) and receive a 10% tuition discount on each training. Only students who complete an application for each course, as well as pay the two tuition deposits simultaneously are eligible for this discount. For further information about this, please contact info@devatree.com.

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Carolyn Jyoti Burke, MSW, E-RYT 1000, RCYT

Carolyn is an experienced yoga educator, retreat facilitator, strengths-based psychotherapist and parent. She has designed and led numerous wellness programs and therapeutic groups. Carolyn co- created and co-directs the 200-hr level Cross DisciplinaryTM Yoga Teacher training, the 100-hr HeartRise® Children's Yoga Teacher Training and the Yoga & the Subtle Energy Body Program. As a consultant for government treatment programs, Carolyn has developed therapeutic groups to assist children who are recovering from traumatic grief. Carolyn has created and successfully launched yoga programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. It is a rare teacher that can fill a room with compassion and joy the way Carolyn can.


Tamika Schilbe, MSW, E-RYT 1000, RCYT

Tamika Tara Schilbe is an award-winning counselor, consultant, author, and yoga teacher trainer. As Co-Founder & Yoga Educator at DevaTree School of Yoga, Tamika shares her vision for collaborative yoga through DevaTree's Cross-DisciplinaryTM approach to education. An experienced group facilitator, Tamika has been teaching the art of personal renewal across the globe since 2001. Tamika is on faculty at the Toronto & Vancouver Yoga Show & Conference, and is a contributing author at Elephant Journal, Huffington Post, and MindBodyGreen. She co-created and co-directs the 100-hr HeartRise® Children’s Yoga Teacher Training, the Deep Attunement of the Instinctual Psoas Training and the Yoga & the Subtle Energy Body Program. Originally trained at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, Tamika directed their first Canadian 200- hr YTT, and first 500-hr level training program in Costa Rica.

Tamika’s knowledge, community leadership and compassion inspires people of all ages both on and off the mat. A forever-student of children and animals, Tamika shares her message with passion and playfulness, helping her students to create an inspired, authentic, and creative life.