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200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Toronto (Ontario)


NEW-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-200.png copy200-hour Akhanda (holistic) Yoga® Teacher Training in Toronto (Ontario) at Jaya Yoga Centre in North York

For those who would like to deepen their insights into the science of yoga and Ayurveda, as well as pursue teaching certification in holistic yoga with a Yoga Alliance Registered School, this is an ideal opportunity. Imagine delving into an internationally acclaimed YTT with the convenience of being at an in-town yoga centre. Currently at Jaya, we are offering a Summer Intensive YTT program, and a Fall-Spring Weekend program. The centre offers a peaceful, inspiring setting, equipped for YTT, and is Toronto’s first studio affiliated with the Akhanda (holistic) Yoga® approach to yoga teaching. For more information on the Akhanda Approach, please view our About and Akhanda Yoga pages. For more information about Jaya Yoga Centre, please visit


YTT 200 Program of Study:

Form, method of teaching, benefits and cautions of principal asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques) and 2 kriyas (cleansing techniques)

  • Learning to create various class-styles: beginner, intermediate and an introduction to prenatal yoga: each class having either a very mindful, flowing sequence, or a more dynamic feel, depending on your nature as a yoga teacher, and the students present in any given class
  • Teaching methodology, including modifications for age and common injuries/conditions, how to create a grounded and inspired space for teaching/learning, the use of voice, introduction to prenatal yoga, etc.
  • Anatomy and the physical/mental benefits of yoga
  • Subtle Yogic anatomy and the Chakras
  • Introduction to Ayurveda, nutrition, and the Yogic diet
  • Ashtanga philosophy (the eight-fold path)
  • Study and discussion of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, aphorisms giving insight into profound yogic practices and contemplations, as well as their life-transforming benefits
  • Teaching practicum and feedback from the trainers and your peers


Summer Intensive Program Dates: June 30 – July 27, 2014


Monday – Friday, 8:30-5:30

Plus one retreat weekend: Saturday July 26 and Sunday July 27, 2014


8:30-10 Yoga Class

10-10:30 Snack Time

10:30-12 Philosophy

12:00-1:30 Techniques

1:30-2:15 Lunch

2:15-3:45 Philosophy

4:00-5:30 Techniques


Fees: $3000 + HST (includes course, manual, retreat weekend and 10 class pass at the yoga centre)

Early bird discount – $2800 + HST before May 1st

Principal Teachers: Johar Singh and Karen (Padma) McKinnon

Specialty Teachers: Yogi Vishvketu and Julie (Rashmi) Groulx

Registration: Please request a registration form through


Fall-Spring Program Dates 2014-15:

October 4-5, October 18-19

November 1-2, 15-16 and 29-30

December 13-14

January 10-11, 24-25

February 7-8, 21-22

March 7-8, 28-29


9:30-11:00 – Yoga Class

11:00-11:30 – Time for a Light lunch

11:30-1:00 – Yoga Philosophy

1:15-2:45 – Techniques

3:00-4:30 – Theory

4:45-6:15 – Techniques

Fees: $3000 + HST (includes course, extensive manual, 10-class pass at the centre)

Principal Teachers: Johar Singh, Karen McKinnon

Specialty Teachers: Yogi Vishvketu and Julie (Rashmi) Groulx

Registration: Please register by requesting a registration form through