Our Teacher Training Faculty


Darlene Maclachlan

Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, Ayurveda Educator, Wellness Advocate,  Faculty Lead Instructor and Director of Instructor Development

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Darlene’s rich background in yoga started over 30 years ago and includes certification in several styles of Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga. Her love of the philosophy of yoga led her to take a year long certification in yoga philosophy, which she integrates into several modules of the 200 and 300 Hour programs.

A recognized facilitator and program training developer and lecturer, she believes in providing a positive learning experience for all participants attending workshops and training at the school.


 “The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my [non-YAR credential or other qualification], not derived from my status as an [RYT/E-RYT] with Yoga Alliance Registry.”

Dr. Robert Rodine

RYT 200, Lead Anatomy Instructor 

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Rob’s approach and knowledge is to bring yoga and anatomy together from an integrative approach. He breaks down anatomy so its easy to relate from the perspective of yoga.

Rob attended University of Ottawa for his undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics before moving onto the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, achieving a Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2007.

Rob has worked in clinical research and musculoskeletal health in the Department of Graduate Education and Research Programs at CMCC.

Judy Hawley


Registered Psychotherapist

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Judy Hawley, is a registered psychotherapist, and a graduate from the University Of Waterloo with a Bachelor in Social Developmental Studies from Waterloo. She also has a social service worker diploma from Algonquin. She has worked as an addictions counsellor with individuals and groups of various ages for over five years and currently also works in crisis outreach.


Judy’s wealth of experience provides trainees with a perspective on issues such as trauma, addictions, and mental health that contributes to a deeper understanding of yoga teachers in these areas.