~ Presents ~

 Critical Alignment and Yoga Nidra Day Camp

June 21- 25th 2021

 Join Danielle Pechie and Tanis Fishman for 5 days of meditation, anatomy review, biomechanics asana and Yoga Nidra practice.

Intensive Highlights

  • Five day intensive to learn in a relaxed and fun environment - June 21- 25th
  •  Self booking accommodations ranging from campgrounds to hotels.
  • Daily meditation, Yoga Nidra, asana practices, pranayama and anatomy study. 
  • CEU for Yoga Alliance and NHPC (Natural Health Practitioners of Canada)
  • Focus on Critical Alignment, anatomy, biomechanics and the powerful practice of Yoga Nidra


This intensive is geared towards massage therapists and yoga teachers wishing to understand more about Critical Alignment Therapy and the powerful practice of self realization through Yoga Nidra. Learn anatomy, biomechanics, therapy, yoga traditions, advanced asana and how to use Critical Alignment Yoga props. Immerse yourself daily in the deep and luxurious practice of Yoga Nidra


Book your accommodations now

This workshop is a day camp format - to ensure your happiness and comfort, please make sure to check out the wide variety of vacation accommodations. There are campgrounds, VRBO, Air BnB and hotels in the area. Christina Lake is the warmest tree lined lake in Canada and a 15 min drive from the workshop space.


Daily meditation, asana, chanting and asana study.

Each day will begin with a guided meditation, gentle somatics practice and in-depth Yoga Nidra practices and discussions.

After a light catered lunch we will move into anatomy and biomechanics review, followed by a Critical Alignment Yoga practice. Students will have a choice to practice advanced asana with Danielle or close with guided meditation.

Danielle Pechie and Tanis Fishman

Program Leaders

Danielle Pechie has been teaching and practicing Critical Alignment Yoga for 17 years. She is widely recognized as a thought leader, with 32 years of yoga, athletic therapy, Rolfing , biomechanics and massage study under her belt.

Tanis Fishman has been facilitating Yoga Nidra trainings and classes for over 25 years. She is recognized as a senior teacher and educator.


Dozens of students have graduated from our Teacher Training programs and participated in my intensives. References provided upon request.

Cristina Garcia

"The strength of this Yoga Teacher Training lies in Danielle’s profound understanding of human movement and biomechanics as well as her ability to communicate and teach this knowledge. She is A TEACHER of teachers. Yoga is her backbone but she also embraces other forms of movement and she sees and cultivates the potential in others.

The training is based on Critical Alignment Yoga and Therapy which branches from Iyengar Yoga. You will be introduced to props that will make evident the load history of your body and you will learn to see that in others.  You will also learn alignment principles that make movement more efficient and sustainable in time.

As a Stott Pilates and fitness instructor myself, I was mind blown on some occasions and reassured by what I knew on other occasions. The training is quite comprehensive and it has guest teachers that are very good and experienced in their specific fields.
If you just want to learn an asana syllabus and preformed sequences, this is not the training for you. Here, you will learn how asana makes sense for each individual. You will learn how to meet your students where they are at and you will be shown a path to self-awareness and connection to your true self. Embracing it is yours to do."

Lynn Schindel

"I am a long time yogi and fitness enthusiast and have taken other Teacher Trainings in the past. This program stands out for its rigour and strong emphasis on anatomy, biomechanics and postural alignment. As a retired nurse, I really appreciate the emphasis on moving well so as to minimize the risk of injury or harm.

Danielle's knowledge of yoga, advanced asana, human movement and human biology are what makes this training unique. You won't get as much yoga philosophy in this training as you might in other programs, but you will learn so much about moving well.

I took this program for interest - I had no intention of teaching yoga. Danielle is very supportive and encourages me to consider teaching. I did my practicum at my gym and they offered me a job on the spot, so who knows..."

Tina Laforest

"I first became interested in taking the 200 hr Critical Alignment Teacher Training after I was introduced to the method several years ago. Through my own research and practice; as well as talking to a few friends who are yoga teachers, I decided that Danielle’s training was the best fit in terms of my expectations and what I wanted to gain out of a teacher training including alignment and mobility.

My main interest though was learning how to effectively and safely use the CAT props. As someone with chronic back and shoulder pain (due to scoliosis), I can say that the mobility, coordination and strength work that can be executed on these specialized props has made my body more resilient and strong.

Specifically, when my shoulder and back pain creep up occasionally, my body can heal quicker due to the strength and healthy movement patterns I have acquired while practicing with Danielle.

The 200 hr Teacher Training curriculum covers a breadth of topics including postural alignment, anatomy, biomechanics, yoga traditions and overall intelligent movement. All the latter were so thoroughly and carefully taught by Danielle and guest teachers. Her approach to movement, anatomy and yoga asana is eye-opening and makes you look at the human body in a totally different (and positive) way. It is truly an amazing experience.

It's been 3 years since I graduated from the Critical Alignment Teacher Training and I still attend classes regularly at Back to Mobility (formerly Yoga Therapy and Bodywork).  The calm, welcoming and supportive energy of the studio creates a community-feel. All instructors are easy to approach before or after class where they welcome questions and/or feedback.

As a result, my knowledge of this system of yoga continuously grows.  The instructors are all creative and innovative. Each class I learn something new about my body such as its preference patterns or tension in specific areas. Also, the precise instruction allows me to move confidently and comfortably.

I am forever grateful for the support, guidance and opportunities that Danielle and her team have provided to me."

With love and gratitude,

Tina Laforest

Reserve Your Spot Now!

Make a Deposit

  • Reserve your spot now with a $250 deposit
  • Additional $500 to be paid by June 1st to attend


Pay in Full

  • One-time payment of $750


Questions? Contact Danielle