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200-Hour Teacher Training

The 200-hour teacher training is a comprehensive and inspirational program that will transform your practice and deepen your understanding of yoga. Perfect for both aspiring teachers and curious practitioners, our 200-hour program is the essential foundation you need to practice and teach hatha, power, and flow.

Upcoming Dates

Program Description

2017 Spring Program - Alternating Weekends and Wednesday Evenings*

Led by Lisa Messina

March 8 - Apr. 8
Module I
Apr. 9 - May 7
Module II
May 10 - June 11
Module III

All three modules plus 40 hours of yoga practice (hatha, flow, or power) must be completed to graduate. 

*Weekend Format: Alternating weekends on Saturdays & Sundays, 1:15pm - 7:30pm and Wednesday evenings, 5:30pm - 9pm. Please note that there will be no class on Wed. June 7th and the last two weekends are consecutive. 

See schedule here: http://bit.ly/2meG8fS

Register by February 22, 2017. 

Tuition

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. 

Full Program Cost: $3,300 + tax
Single Module: $1,100 + tax

Added Bonus

When you attend a 200-hour teacher training at YYoga's Teachers' College, you will receive unlimited drop-in classes for the duration of the module at your regional YYoga centres. Mat and towel service is not included. 

Format

We make it easy! As long as you take the modules sequentially, you can take the modules from our different program formats and complete the training within 18 months to best suit your schedule!

Just Curious? 

For practitioners seeking to deepen their practice without making a full 200-hour commitment, join us for Module I only. Transform your practice through daily 2-hour classes and alignment labs while getting a taste of the vast philosophy and history of yoga.

Sample Daily Schedule*:

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 & anatomy principles
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch break
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Sequencing
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Asana lab: alignment, risks, variations
3:30 – 4:15 pm
Practice teaching, meditation, adjustments
4:15 – 4:30 pm
Chanting, pranayama and closing

*Schedule is subject to change

Schedule of each module:

Days 1 - 7:  7:30 - 4:30pm 

Day 8:  7:30 - 1:00pm

Required Reading for Course:

Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit/Elson
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (whichever translation you wish)

Recommended Additional Reading

Curriculum

The YYoga 200 hour teacher training is dedicated to providing its students with a potent blend of Eastern tradition and Western science. While honouring yoga’s historical lineage, YYoga integrates a modern understanding of anatomy and alignment in its training in order to create progressive, creative, and empowered teachers.

At YYoga, we believe that is not just what you learn, but how you learn that matters. Our programs are all artistically and thoughtfully crafted to maximize your engagement and learning.

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.

"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

  • 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

Testimonials

"I love the community and every one of the faculty members!!! They were so honest and nurturing, definitely a sense of family. A very safe and supportive environment."

"There are so many fabulous strengths to the program. I was amazed at the level of knowledge the teachers had to offer, the wide array of skills we were taught, the faculty’s compassion in meeting each student, and the professionalism in all aspects of the curriculum.”

"There are no words. Transformative!"

  • Upcoming Dates
  • Tuition
  • Format
  • Curriculum
  • Testimonials

Program Description

2017 Spring Program - Alternating Weekends and Wednesday Evenings*

Led by Lisa Messina

March 8 - Apr. 8
Module I
Apr. 9 - May 7
Module II
May 10 - June 11
Module III

All three modules plus 40 hours of yoga practice (hatha, flow, or power) must be completed to graduate. 

*Weekend Format: Alternating weekends on Saturdays & Sundays, 1:15pm - 7:30pm and Wednesday evenings, 5:30pm - 9pm. Please note that there will be no class on Wed. June 7th and the last two weekends are consecutive. 

See schedule here: http://bit.ly/2meG8fS

Register by February 22, 2017. 

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. 

Full Program Cost: $3,300 + tax
Single Module: $1,100 + tax

Added Bonus

When you attend a 200-hour teacher training at YYoga's Teachers' College, you will receive unlimited drop-in classes for the duration of the module at your regional YYoga centres. Mat and towel service is not included. 

We make it easy! As long as you take the modules sequentially, you can take the modules from our different program formats and complete the training within 18 months to best suit your schedule!

Just Curious? 

For practitioners seeking to deepen their practice without making a full 200-hour commitment, join us for Module I only. Transform your practice through daily 2-hour classes and alignment labs while getting a taste of the vast philosophy and history of yoga.

Sample Daily Schedule*:

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 & anatomy principles
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch break
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Sequencing
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Asana lab: alignment, risks, variations
3:30 – 4:15 pm
Practice teaching, meditation, adjustments
4:15 – 4:30 pm
Chanting, pranayama and closing

*Schedule is subject to change

Schedule of each module:

Days 1 - 7:  7:30 - 4:30pm 

Day 8:  7:30 - 1:00pm

Required Reading for Course:

Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit/Elson
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (whichever translation you wish)

Recommended Additional Reading

The YYoga 200 hour teacher training is dedicated to providing its students with a potent blend of Eastern tradition and Western science. While honouring yoga’s historical lineage, YYoga integrates a modern understanding of anatomy and alignment in its training in order to create progressive, creative, and empowered teachers.

At YYoga, we believe that is not just what you learn, but how you learn that matters. Our programs are all artistically and thoughtfully crafted to maximize your engagement and learning.

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.

"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

  • 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

"I love the community and every one of the faculty members!!! They were so honest and nurturing, definitely a sense of family. A very safe and supportive environment."

"There are so many fabulous strengths to the program. I was amazed at the level of knowledge the teachers had to offer, the wide array of skills we were taught, the faculty’s compassion in meeting each student, and the professionalism in all aspects of the curriculum.”

"There are no words. Transformative!"