Teacher training programs

Nova Scotia > Jenny Kierstead

Summer Intensive 200hr Yoga in Schools/Studio Teacher Training, Halifax NS

Tuesday July 3rd 2018 - Sunday July 22nd 2018

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Cost: 2950 plus HST
Email: info@breathingspaceyogastudio.ca
Phone: 9024449642




Jenny Kierstead, Blair Abbass and their team are leading this Canadian Yoga in Schools/studio 200hr. Teacher Training. Participants will be trained in cutting edge yoga programs such as Yoga for Autism, Yoga for Special needs and the new PSP Yoga 11 plus receive all manuals.

Our Lead Facilitators

Jenny Kierstead, BPE, BEd, Founder Breathing Space Yoga Studio

E-RYT Yoga Teacher
Yoga Therapist
Ayurvedic Instructor
Qi Gong Instructor and Healer

Jenny is the founder of national award winning Breathing Space Yoga Studios and Yoga in Schools. A visionary in the yoga movement, Jenny received the prestigious Women of Excellence Award in 2009 and the RBC Women of Influence Award in 2013 for her Yoga in Schools initiative. A former Physical Education teacher, Jenny designed a Yoga Grade 11 course for the Nova Scotia Department of Education, the first ever yoga program implemented in Canadian public schools.

Through Thompson Publications Inc, Jenny designed yoga posters for both Elementary and Secondary levels as well as a Yoga for Autism Program, a Yoga for Special Needs Program and most recently the revolutionary Girl on Fire Empowerment Program for teen girls.

To support this successful school-based initiative, Jenny and Blair and their team run a highly reputed Yoga Teacher Training Program. Their latest evidence-based project, Mindfulness in the Classroom is changing the way teens relate to themselves and others.

As a dedicated student of spiritual wisdom and healing modalities, Jenny's teachings are rooted in over 10,000 hours of study with leading authorities, such as the legendary Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Deepak Chopra and Michael Lee. Most recently Jenny acquired full certifications in Qi Gong and medical Qi Gong.

Always an innovator, Jenny is the Official Yoga Trainer for Olympic athletes in Atlantic Canada.

Beyond inspiring others to embrace the path of love and awareness, Jenny enjoys the adventure of life with her husband Blair and their two spirited daughters, Sophia and Isabella.

Blair Abbass M.A., M.Ed., R.P.C, Co-founder Breathing Space Yoga Studio
Blair is a gifted therapist and educator who has been in practice for the past 30 years. He has studied with renowned teachers like Shakti Gawain, William Glasser, Stephen Levine, and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Creator of the highly acclaimed CD 'Zen Living and Stress Reduction Program', Blair contributes to the Breathing Space Teacher Training Program, sharing his wisdom born from rich life experiences with a Cape Breton sense of humor. Blair lives with his beloved wife Jenny, and daughters Sophia and Isabella.

Program Faculty:
In our commitment to Awakening the Extraordinary, our faculty has been selectively chosen, based on their specific expertise in their field including: Fran Dunn, Careen MacNeil, Lisa Bayer, Kaitlyn Sobey, Katherine Lewis, Erika Sutherland.