*50-hr Teaching Meditation in the Modern Age

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.

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.

On-site accommodation is limited to 7 guests, and booking ahead is highly recommended. If you intend to stay off-site, note that in high season accommodations book quickly. Please plan ahead to attend this training.

*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. You do not have to be a yoga instructor to take this program.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation/Meal Plan Package includes: 7 nights accommodation (2 or 3-share room);
  • 17 fresh and delicious vegetarian meals
  • Salt Spring Island pickup and drop-off
  • Salt Spring Island pre-trip travel support

Package Does Not Include:

  • Travel to and from Salt Spring Island
  • One lunch
  • One dinner
  • Optional excursions
  • Optional rental car (only necessary if you wish to explore the island independently)


July 24–July 31, 2019

Program Cost:

The training cost is $790 plus 5% GST ($829.50). A $300+GST non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.

The cost of the Accommodation/Meal Plan Package is $1,108.00 + 5% GST ($1163.40). A $300 +GST non-refundable deposit is required to hold your accommodation.

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.