Our Community

Our Community, Our Legacy

If you’re new to DevaTree and considering one of our courses or our 1000-hr Advanced Certification, watch these videos to learn about our methodology and the legacy of our incredible community.

I felt so wrapped in a cocoon of silken love in the environment you generated. You and Carolyn are soul sisters and I am so happy you have each other’s journeys of the soul to share. There is such added sparkle when you both are in the room. Sharing your world, your friends, the students you guide, the families you touch—I loved it all. You are gifted in so many talents of the spirit.

Brahmanand, Don Stapleton

Co-Founder of NYI

I am so grateful for DevaTree’s teachings, and am so honoured to be considered a graduate of this beautiful, supportive, heart-filling school.

Bailey Fagan

YTT Graduate

If you are looking to learn in a safe and practical environment, DevaTree is the place for you.

Sonya Smith

YTT Graduate

I am proud to call myself a graduate of DevaTree School of Yoga. The yoga education that I have received in every course has been of the highest quality. I continue to learn from the amazing faculty at DevaTree and appreciate each instructor for sharing their passions with the world in the most loving ways. The warm, welcoming and compassionate community that DevaTree has created is a direct reflection of Tamika Schilbe and Carolyn Burke! I am beyond grateful for this training and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone interested in exploring a yoga teacher training path!

Gabrielle Rickman

Over the last 10 years, I have known that I would some day do my yoga teacher training. I’m glad I waited for this one.

Alyssa Evetts

YTT Graduate

I have loved every minute of this training and I am awe-inspired at what has been accomplished in eight short weeks! You are Masters!


2010 YTT Graduate

My thankfulness is about the love and energy you bring to us and your ability to be the channels of such sacred messages and joyfulness. This enables me to remember who I really am.


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You have blown my mind. The newsletter you sent has really struck a chord with me and was perfect timing. You are both so intuitive. If I could love two people without knowing them well, I could love the two of you.


I never thought I could have this much fun with my coworkers! The energy and passion you put into the day allowed me to reconnect with my own energy and passion. I feel incredibly refreshed and at peace. Thank you so much!


Art of Personal Renewal participant

I feel so fortunate to have completed my training through DevaTree. It was a life-changing experience and truly a gift that I gave myself – a gift of deep knowledge, understanding and reconnection to myself in a safe and welcoming space. I entered the training with the mindset of becoming a teacher and left feeling like I had gained so much more. I feel that this experience brought me back into alignment on many levels and as a result I am really living my life instead of just going through the motions.

Kerri Anderson

The quality of the program and the teachers was second to none. I am still amazed that the pandemic didn’t cause us to miss a beat and I received valuable experience teaching both in a live and web-based environment

Scott Greaves

I was so nervous beginning my training and all the teachers made it clear I had support and help the entire time. The process was very supportive. The training was well organized, informative, and an open and inclusive environment. It brought out a confidence and excitement in my life I haven’t experienced since childhood. They nurtured me and helped me feel empowered in my knowledge and my practice.

Beth De Souza

This training changed my life incredibly in the best of ways. My understanding of and appreciation for yoga has grown into something deeper and more meaningful than I ever could have imagined. I have so many tools in my toolkit now to support not only my own personal growth, but to help my students on their own journey of self-discovery.

LeAnn Morris

DevaTree demonstrates a professional, conscientious, inspiring approach to the teaching of all 8 limbs of yoga. The teachers knew the material well, delivered the material with passion, and successfully connected with students in appropriate, professional, and inspiring ways.

Linda Weir


Studying with DevaTree was one of the best things I have done for myself. I’ve brought so much from my growth from this training into my daily life. I’m very grateful for the positive, life changing impact DevaTree has had on my life.

Sarah Hazzard

This was a phenomenal training, there was so much kindness, community and a great learning opportunity. It felt so connected despite the virtual nature.

Stephanie Goold

YTT Graduate

I would highly recommend DevaTree School of Yoga to anyone who is wishing to teach yoga and/or anyone who is in search of a heart opening journey.

Jennifer Robertson

YTT Graduate

The depth of knowledge, passion for yoga, and genuine support for each and every one of our kula was incredible. We embraced the heartfelt encouragement to be who we are, each a unique creative yogi with something very special to offer.

Esther G.

YTT Graduate

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Loved the program, loved my kula, loved the journey. It was challenging, rewarding, and ultimately uplifting. Amazing!

Lisa Moore

YTT Graduate

DevaTree is a 5 star school of yoga. The entire faculty is extremely professional, wholehearted and supportive not to mention extremely passionate and dedicated to yoga and their students. Amazing and transformative life experience.

Lindsay Baker

YTT Graduate

This training has awakened my authentic self.

Nancy, 200-hr

YTT Graduate

I know over the years of you offering the Costa Rica retreat you have seen many miracles and life changing events. Please add my experience to the list of miracles. There were so many moments before, during and after the retreat that have allowed me to be where I am today. Today I feel so much love inside for the love that people are giving me and I can actually see it and feel it!! I don’t think I ever did or would even allow myself to acknowledge it. I am in love with me, in love with life, loving my friends and family and love BEING. In my room at the retreat you left me the card that said: “Becoming is effort. Being is no effort” I don’t think I really got that on the first day but I sure get it today!


Yoga Retreat Participant

You embody all that yoga gives—love, trust, stamina, vulnerability and more. It is your passion to share these qualities and your desire for everyone to claim them for themselves that I am so grateful for.


YTT Graduate

This an excellent Yoga Teacher Training with a highly skilled/well trained faculty. The instruction I received was first-class and has prepared me for teaching classes that will definitely improve the lives and health of my students.

Rolfe Maxon


In addition to learning how to design yoga classes, I learned a number of transferable skills for my “day job” that have enriched the way I’m working with people. Specifically, listening skills, creative self-expression, and creating an inclusive learning environment. These skills have been noted by feedback and recommendations from colleagues at work. The training opened up new opportunities, gave me tools for self-care in life, and improved my personal yoga practice. It was beyond what I ever expected.

Alyssa Evetts

I am so grateful to have chosen DevaTree and honestly believe I would not have had this experience anywhere else. The programming is thoughtful, kind, and compassionate and this rang true in everything we did. I felt safe and supported throughout the journey. It has changed how I view myself and others AND has enabled me to soften my heart and to be compassionate to myself and others. Exceptional program, exceptional staff, exceptional teachers!

Karin Kristoferson

I have found my authentic self and am loving who I am. I am physically, spiritually and mentally stronger than I have ever been in my 62 years.

I thoroughly enjoy all the time I spent with Carolyn and Tamika. I look forward to continuing my education with them.

Julie Lawrence

This training has really cemented my love for yoga beyond just the physical practice. I cannot say enough great things about DevaTree!

Michelle Meszaros

This training was beyond what I expected upon registering. The greatest impact this has made in my life is that I feel have a solid foundation on living a more balanced life incorporating breathing, meditation and yoga poses. The breathing and meditation has heightened and deepened my practice by allowing me to blend all into a complete connection to mind, body & spirit.

Thank you DevaTree for designing a top notch life changing program!

Mindy Biggar

DevaTree has changed my whole perspective on body/mind wellness. Life used to be about how productive and fast I could go to get everything I ever needed in life done. This would leave me feeling down and unmotivated. I am more confident in my skin now. I have these skills that keep my body healthy and mind clear. I am now living a more balanced life.
The support I felt from the moment I started is nothing I’ve ever felt before. I am eternally grateful.
Shelby Wyatt

YTT Graduate

This training transformed my life. I have never had this much confidence in my abilities in EVERY aspect of my life. I could not have asked for more supportive, authentic, intelligent trainers.

Natalie Coles

YTT Graduate

Training with DevaTree was an incredible life changing experience. The trainers are amazing and truly unforgettable.

Adrienne MacDonald

YTT Graduate

DevaTree gave me more than the chance to obtain my 200hr RYT, they also gave me family. This training changed my life in more ways than I can count. I am forever changed for the better!

Lisa Hill

YTT Graduate

Through experiential learning and expert guiding you can come with little or tons of yoga background and the team helps you to rise from the mud to shine with confidence, strength, and compassion. This program sends teachers into the world who are capable of making a real difference to humanity—on and off the mat. For those wishing to learn how to teach yoga safely and spiritually, there is no better program!

Christine Stowe

YTT Graduate

Every time I return to a training I’ve returned home.

Misty Lucas

YTT Graduate

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Some of the best decisions I have ever made involve this yoga school. Forever grateful.

Helen Kearns-Ofner


I listened to one of your yoga playlists recently and found myself taken back to Wolfe Island in the yurt, and to Costa Rica in the Treetops. You are impactful people. If you were food, you would be antioxidant superfood!!

Carol McKay

I wanted to let you know that four simple words you whispered to me in Costa Rica – ‘let the universe decide’ – have become something of a mantra for me these past 9 months. Through highs and lows, I am both humbled and take comfort in these words.

Wayne, Cinncinati

Your guidance came at a much needed time in my life. You bring an energy into the space around you that is both easily observed and absorbed. I find it interesting that the 2 major crises I have experienced in my adult life have brought me to your teachings. I offer you an infinite amount of thank you’s because I have been affected in such a monumental way.


Yoga Student

This training was a journey of risk and reward, learning and laughter, but most of all…magic.

Paul Donelan

YTT Graduate

DevaTree changed my life. I had the most amazing instructors who made the course so much fun – and of course a beautiful challenge for my personal growth. I gained so much insight about myself. I would recommend any of the courses DevaTree has to offer. They are a first class School in my books!!!

Rebecca Shaw

I feel honoured to have had the opportunity to study with DeveTree. Their way of teaching through self-determination re-connected me with my inner self, and life has been brighter ever since.

Brittany Badinelli


DevaTree is a wonderful school! It encompasses all aspects of yoga making it enriching and holistic. Every course was fantastic, I have learned so much from the instructors and met so many kind people.

Vita Ruggirello

DevaTree transformed my life in a positive way, giving me the tools to get started as a yoga teacher, and also to manage stress in my personal life.

It was such a wonderful experience that I will cherish always. The instructors are extremely caring and knowledgable. Wonderful school, amazing teachers!

Angie Milner

The depth of knowledge, passion for yoga and genuine support for each and every one of our kula was incredible. I embraced the heartfelt encouragement to be who we are, each a unique creative yogi with something very special to offer. Yoga is with me in every area of my life now. I knew I would benefit from the training but I had no idea just how much and how far reaching the effects would be. I knew about the asanas, yet yoga is so much more and I can honestly say that I’m loving my life now in ways that I haven’t done in a long time.

Esther Geiringer

It’s hard to put into words how amazing this training is. It is completely transformative.

Melanie Mackenzie

The DevaTree teachers give amazing instruction and heartfelt guidance to help students find the type of yoga discipline that speaks to the individual. Amazing experience. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!

Nichole Barker