About TYC Yoga Teacher Training Institute & Virtual Wellness Studio


We welcome​ you ​to​ ​TYC Yoga Teacher Training Institute and Virtual Wellness Studio.  We are so happy you found us.  We are an online community passionate about spirituality, personal growth, transformation, self care and celebration. Our community is online, live, interactive and most of all, supportive. 

TYC Yoga Teacher Training Institute and Virtual Wellness Studio all began with The Yoga Channel.  A cozy,​ ​little​ ​brick and mortar boutique yoga​ ​studio, located at​ ​beautiful​ ​Silver​ ​Strand​ ​Beach​ ​in​ ​Oxnard,​ ​California, just minutes from Ventura, Camarillo and Port Hueneme.  Maribeth​ ​Hammond​ ​founded​ ​the​ ​Yoga​ ​Channel​ ​in​ ​2001.   In 2017 our Founder, Aurora Heinemann, became the Steward of The Yoga Channel and directed the studio from 2017 through January 2021.

That very first year, the Thomas Fire hit the local area, as did multiple natural disaster fires during the years following.  In March 2020, the pandemic hit, and The Yoga Channel's doors were ordered closed for 3 weeks. Today, April 30th, 2021, they are still not open.

Within 48 hours of The Yoga Channel's brick and mortar business ordered shut down, Aurora had livestream yoga classes up and running on Zoom.  The studio didn't skip a beat. However, multiple streams of income were lost and the livestream classes, just barely covered the studio's monthly bills. TYC Yoga Teacher Training Institue and Virtual Wellness Studio is the virtual spinoff of brick and mortar studio, The Yoga Channel.

After a very traumatic and exhausting 10 months, Aurora left the physical studio in the hands of Nathan and Amber. Aurora and Nathan actually completed their 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training together many moons ago at The Yoga Channel. Aurora and Nathan both taught multiple weekly yoga classes at The Yoga Channel, so Aurora knew The Yoga Channel community would be in good hands. Amber, Nathan's partner, took on the back end work and Nathan continues to teach his popular Yin Yoga, Gentle Yoga and Restorative Yoga Classes.

​​ ​We ​are​ ​passionate about​ ​creating​ sacred ​space​ ​for​ ​our​ ​online community​. ​​ ​We welcome you with open arms and an open heart.​ We are a REGISTERED YOGA SCHOOL with Yoga Alliance, since 2001.

      Our​ ​mission​ ​at​ ​TYC Yoga Teacher Training Institute and Virtual Wellness Studio​ ​is​ ​to​ ​create a sacred healing space.  ​​ ​The​ ​energy​ ​is​ ​pure​ ​and​ ​light. ​ ​Currently our online yoga and wellness offering is our LIVE AND INTERACTIVE ONLINE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM. We have more wellness programs in the works, so stay tuned!

Please follow our Blog, Instagram and Facebook for current updates on our yoga and wellness programs.

We are so excited to have you with us while our community grows, unfolds and develops!


Questions? Email us @ [email protected]




What Our Students Are Saying

How can our Yoga Teacher Training help you? Learn how our program can create the space for your transformation, healing and expansion, whether you want to ever teach yoga or not.



“Thank you so much! I needed our yoga space that you facilitated - it was the gateway to all this healing. I’m so grateful for the sacred space you carefully crafted and tended. It was everything I didn’t know I needed. And I’m so grateful for it and you. ”


“Bittersweet day, as I graduate, from my yoga teacher training and parted ways with my cohorts. I truly lucked out to be a part of such an amazing, diverse group. And have gotten the opportunity to have learned and have been mentored, by such amazing talented instructors, whom I’ll forever thank, for sharing their craft and expertise with me. Today’s the day I officially became a RYT 200, a registered certified yoga teacher. I attempted a training previously, back in 2014, when life got in the way. Thankful I found, The Yoga Channel, at such perfect timing. This place has been my home and oasis, these last 8 months, and each monthly module has been more like a mindful, spiritual retreat for me. Through this training, I became more than a yoga teacher. I realized and learned so much about myself and others. It has given me such a different, positive outlook on life. This training has been such an amazing gift and I’ll forever cherish my experience here for the rest of my life. ”


"Wanted to take a moment to thank you and Celeste and Cheryl for such great classes. I have learned so much already that I’m brimming with enthusiasm.

I thought it might be difficult spending so much concentrated time on Zoom, but it wasn’t at all. The three of you have given me much to think about.

I had had an epiphany about teaching, too. It involved making the class for students- not the teacher. I’m also relieved to know that I do NOT need to do headstands! They hurt!

I could go on and on here, I won’t. ‘Just wanted you to know how excited I am and how much I’m looking forward to more classes.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

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