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  • Are you ready to challenge the "norm"?

  • Want to stand out from the rest?

  • Are you ready to challenge yourself physically and stimulate your mind and way of thinking?

  • Are you ready to blow the minds of your future students?

  • Are you ready to practice in a way that is sustainable?

  • Be a trailblazer.

  • Think for yourself.

  • Question everything.

  • BE YOU.


Provided by Modern Yoga Method, Stouffville Yoga Life offers a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification recognized by the Canadian Yoga Alliance.


teacher training description

Course Description

Module I - September 19, 2020 - November 8, 2020 (weekend format)

Module II - January 2, 2021 - February 7, 2021 (weekend format)


With a strong focus on Functional Anatomy and movement, Physiology and common pathologies in Module I, these studies equip teacher trainees with the knowledge and skill to design an intelligent and safe sequence for themselves and their future students. 


Module II concentrates on taking the knowledge and skills learned from Module I into practice. Each weekend of Module II will involve a minimum of 4 hours of practical work and demonstration where we encourage creativity in designing yoga-inspired functional movement-based classes to be taught after completion of the program.


In addition to the two modules, teacher trainees will be offered the unique opportunity to attend specialized workshops facilitated by experts in the yoga community.  Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to:  setting boundaries, working delicately with trauma, projecting voice, meditation and yoga philosophies.  These workshops ensure our teacher trainees receive a well-rounded education in the large expanse that encompasses the yoga practice.

We pride ourselves in providing teacher training education that far exceeds the typical requirements set out in most programs. As educators, we strive to be on the cutting edge in new developments of yoga teachings and philosophies, and recognize that these developments are continually changing. Our new graduates leave our program with a deeper understanding of how their approach can impact those they teach.

In accordance with Canadian Yoga Alliance standards our contact hours cover:


Techniques, Biomechanics, Applied Functional Anatomy, Practice and Practicum 135 hours

Teaching Methodology 20 hours

Anatomy and Physiology 20 hours

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics of Teaching, Business of Yoga 25 hours


Above and beyond Canadian Yoga Alliance standards, our program offers:


3 months of unlimited access to all classes offered (upon starting the program)

Ongoing contact and email support from lead instructors




($500+hst non-refundable pre-registration deposit due by August 31, 2019)

*Please note:  Tuition payments are non-refundable less than 90 days prior to the program beginning

*Cancellation fee for exiting the program before completion is $500


Payment Options


Full payment due 2 weeks before program start date: $3750+hst

3 month payment plan beginning the first day of the program start date: $1250 per month for 3 subsequent months

6 month payment plan beginning the first day of the program start date: $625 per month for 6 subsequent months


Application Process



Each applicant will be reviewed on the basis of their unique life/work experience

Please answer the following questions:


  • Tell us about your movement practice.

  • Do you have any injuries?  If so, are you seeking treatment?  What kind?

  • Who is your most influential teacher?  How does he/she inspire you?

  • Why are you applying to the program? What do you hope to achieve?

  • How did you hear about our program?


Please visit to apply online, or email for further details.

Payment Options:

Cash, debit or credit card


Certification Qualifications

1 hour Practical Exam (if unsuccessful, a fee of $150 will be applied to re-do the final practical exam)

Written Exam (if unsuccessful, a fee of $150 will be applied to re-write the final written exam)

Practicum Hours (practicing, practice teaching and observing)

(Written and Practical Exams are taken the last weekend of the program)


Required Texts


Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman (required reading before course begins)

Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain

Practice and All is Coming by Matthew Remski

Yoga The Greater Tradition by David Frawley (suggested, not required)




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