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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Our comprehensive 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training will transform your practice and deepen your understanding of yoga.

At the heart of our teaching philosophy is the belief that yoga education is about empowering our students and encouraging their exploration within a safe, supportive and inspired environment. 

You’ll learn the essentials needed to teach Hatha, Power and Flow.

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We offer flexible in-studio and online options including full time intensives and part time flexible formats to make it easy to select the path that works best for your lifestyle.

Sign up here for our next info session dates, a free virtual pre-recorded class with each of our trainers from our YYOGA at Home collection, and other info about our programs that we think might be relevant for you!

Upcoming Formats

Winter Weekend Intensive (online):
Every Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am-4:30pm PST starting in January.

Spring Weekend’s and Wednesday’s (online):
Every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am-3:30pm PST and Wednesday nights 5:30 – 9:30pm PST starting in March.

Free Info Session

December 9, 2020 - December 9, 2020 | Online
5:30pm PST | Get the inside scoop on format, scheduling and pricing and meet our trainers!
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Winter Weekend Format: Module 1

January 9, 2021 - January 24, 2021 | Online
Sessions held virtually every weekend from 7:30am-4:30pm PST. Trainers: Jasmina, Mari, Jayme.
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Winter Weekend Format: Module 2

January 30, 2021 - February 14, 2021 | Online
Sessions held virtually every weekend from 7:30am-4:30pm PST. Trainers: Jasmina, Mari, Jayme.
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Winter Weekend Format: Module 3

February 20, 2021 - March 7, 2021 | Online
Sessions held virtually every weekend from 7:30am-4:30pm PST. Trainers: Jasmina, Mari, Jayme.
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Pricing Options

We make it easy — pay as you go! You can complete all three modules in the program via the intensive and/or weekend formats, as long as the modules are completed in sequential order within 18 months.

 

Price

  • Full Program (3 modules): $3,900 + tax
  • Program Bundle (3 modules paid in advance and before module 1): $3,700 + tax
  • Individual Modules: $1,300 + tax

Non-refundable registration fee is included: $150

 

Tax Credit

The YYOGA 200 Hour Teacher Training is now eligible for a tax receipt. *Students must register for all three modules for the intensive format to be eligible for a tax receipt.

 

Added Bonus

When you attend an in-studio or online 200-hour YYOGA teacher training program, you will receive 10 drop in classes per module and access to YYOGA at Home for the duration of your module(s). Mat and towel service is not included.

 

Post-Graduate Support

The continuing education training and programs and strong bonds our students form during training serve as a foundation upon which authentic connection, inspiration, life-changing friendship, and confidence blossoms.

 

Bursary Program

New to our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is our bursary program! If you feel called to this path but are facing barriers in becoming certified, we want to hear from you.

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We offer flexible in-studio and online options including full time intensives and part time flexible formats to make it easy to select the path that works best for your lifestyle.

Our format is focused on preparing you for real-world teaching.

We prioritize our graduates for teaching across our locations so getting you ready to teach is our top priority! However, if you seek a space and supportive peers with which to deepen your practice and connect with community, you’ll find that here too. Not all of our students intend to teach.

 

Upcoming Programs

  • Winter Weekend Intensive (online): every Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am-4:30pm PST
  • Spring Weekend’s and Wednesday’s (online): every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am-3:30pm PST and Wednesday nights 5:30 – 9:30pm PST

For the safety of our students, all upcoming programs are being held online until further notice.

 

 

Sample Daily Schedule for Trainings*

  • 7:30 – 8:00 AM: Morning Meditation & Review
  • 8:00 – 9:00 AM: Philosophy
  • 9:00 – 10:15 AM: Anatomy Module
  • 10:15 – 12:30 PM: Practice to integrate teaching and anatomy principles
  • 12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM: Sequencing
  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM: Asana lab – alignment, risks and variations
  • 3:30 – 4:15 PM: Chanting, pranayama and closing

*Schedule is subject to change and will vary for online trainings.

All three modules, 25 practice classes, and 10 observation classes in Hatha, Flow, or Power must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

At the heart of our teaching philosophy is the belief that yoga education is about empowering our students and encouraging their exploration within a safe, supportive and inspired environment.

With a comprehensive curriculum rooted in tools and techniques that illuminate classical elements with a modern lens, you’ll enjoy a structure that gives you the knowledge you need in a way that’s digestible, accessible – and most importantly, fun!

You’ll cover fundamentals like safe and creative cuing, vocal and physical presence, linking movement with breath, and the philosophical foundations of the practice. You’ll also learn about what many yoga schools don’t teach you — how to sequence to a peak pose creatively, and how to apply anatomy to asana to confidently set your students up for a safe practice. You’ll both experience these skills modeled for you and get to practice amongst close friends and community.

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan

Our 200-hour yoga teacher training is Yoga Alliance Certified. Yoga Alliance’s mission is to work in the public interest to ensure that there is a confidence in the quality and consistency of instruction, thorough understanding of the benefits of yoga and that the teachers of yoga value its history and traditions.

All students, alumni and current YYOGA teachers get access to our private teacher training group to stay virtually connected.

 

Required Reading for Course

  • Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
  • Anatomy Colouring Book by Kapit/Elson
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (your choice of translation)

 

 

Module I

Transform your practice through classes and alignment labs and begin to deepen your understanding of the philosophy and history of yoga.

  • Standing poses and sun salutations
  • Daily classes to transform your practice and illuminate teaching principles
  • Asana labs to explore your alignment in standing poses and sun salutations
  • History of yoga
  • Introduction to sequencing
  • Introduction to the YYoga Teaching Methodology
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Integrated anatomy modules (shoulder, hip, core)
  • Philosophy: The Yoga Sutras
  • Practice Teaching

 

Module II

Deepen your understanding of alignment and asana of more complex poses as you learn to observe others, assist students, sequence effectively. Begin to investigate the energetics of the practice through pranayama and energetic cuing.

  • Arm balances, inversions, and hip openers
  • Daily practice to transform your practice and illuminate teaching principles
  • Asana labs to explore your alignment in complex poses
  • Introduction to Pranayama
  • Integrated anatomy modules to support your learning and confidence
  • Philosophy: The Yoga Sutras
  • Philosophy: Introduction to the Subtle Body
  • Practice teaching and feedback

 

Module III

Step into the seat of the teacher through work including practice teaching, hands on adjustments, theming, ethics and the business of yoga.

  • Backbends, seated poses, reclined poses
  • Daily practice to transform your practice and illuminate teaching principles
  • Asana labs to explore your alignment in complex backbends, seated poses, and supine poses
  • Sequencing for hatha, power, and flow
  • Anatomy modules for pregnancy and injury management
  • The business of yoga
  • Ethics for yoga teaching
  • Philosophy: Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Philosophy: The Yoga Sutras, 8-limbs
  • Advanced teaching skills
  • Practice teaching and feedback
  • Teaching evaluation and final exam

“YYOGA’s 200 hr online teacher training program is fun, accessible and convenient. I found the course to be thorough and appropriate for students looking to deepen their own practice as well for those who are ready to take the first step towards a career in teaching.  The instructors at YYOGA are among the very best. Mari, Jasmina and Jayme’s combined experience and high levels of professionalism made the course thoroughly enjoyable and challenging, integrating Yoga theory and philosophy into a solid foundation of human anatomy and physical practice. This program gave me an opportunity to meet amazing people, improve my physical and mental well being and opened a door into the next phase of my professional journey”.  – Chris Urae, RMT, Counsellor, Yogi

“Thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity to complete the training! It was honestly one of the best experiences that I’ve ever had! Completing YTT had been one of my goals and I am very grateful that I was able to accomplish this especially during these challenging times, which made this experience even more memorable.  And we are the very first group that completed the training online! Words aren’t enough to express how much I appreciate YYOGA, the amazing teachers – Jasmina, Mari, Jayme, Katrina, Kelly and beautiful yogis who completed this course together. Thank you!” – Megumi Kawamura

“I remember when I was searching up “Vancouver yoga teacher trainings” as I wanted to better myself and level up my skills in life and YYOGA was one of the first studios that came up. I’ve been practicing here for years so it just made sense that I chose this program. The beginning stages were a nice intro, but it wasn’t until the online portion where I really developed a deeper understanding of yoga. The pandemic put a big hold on the program and we weren’t sure if it was going to continue or how it would continue when it started. But I’m so glad it did!! There’s something so different about learning online than in person. I felt like the information sank in more, whether it was the organized little boxes in the breakout rooms or getting to roll out of bed and onto my laptop. I definitely liked the convenience! Jasmina, Mari, and Jayme are such knowledgeable teachers and helped make all of this possible. Though it would have been nice to see each other in person near the end, we had to follow guidelines and still made it work! I never knew how much people can actually bond on a computer screen. I am so excited to start this new journey of yoga with a new found knowledge and hope to meet/practice/teach with my new community in the future!” – Alexei Geronimo

“Rachel is a masterful teacher. The teaching methodology, the course content and its delivery made for a wholly complete learning experience. There was an excellent balance with the learning and teaching, layering that supported being wholly prepared when the program completed. Rachel has an extraordinary talent in creating and delivering a teaching module that ensures the success of its students.” — Caren Cook

“The 200-Teacher Training was fabulous. The instructors were knowledgeable, kind, experienced, a wealth of information. The course material was very well done, thorough, thoughtful and complete. The layout of the course was really well done. As a high school teacher in my past life and understanding how organize curriculum. I was VERY impressed with the course. An excellent balance, excellent pacing, really well done.” — Kristen C.

“My learning experience, although intensive, as the name foretold, was one I would take over and over again. Despite the monumental amounts of information being taught, every section was clearly identified and eloquently delivered. So much so, that even though there was an enormous wealth of knowledge to be understood before our final, I found myself not having to study much as I had already retained every bit of information. Rachel is a genius!” — Hannah Todd