200 Hour Teacher Training

IS YOGA CALLING YOU?

ADVANCE YOUR PRACTICE.
DEEPEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS.
LOVE YOUR LIFE.


Breathe’s Winter 2020 Course SOLD OUT.

Our Next 200 Hour Yoga Certification starts in January 2021 We offer both an On-Site (pending Covid Rules) and On-Line Streaming Option.  See details below.

 APPLICATIONS  are being accepted now and limited spaces are available. Please apply early as our 2020 Course sold out.

 

Breathe Yoga’s 200 HR Program is an immersive program structured to provide you with the fundamental elements of yoga, and advance your practice along the way to becoming a yoga teacher.

Join a Professional Faculty of teachers who have over 80 years experience combined,  and a vibrant community of students who all share your passion.

Breathe Yoga School is recognised by the Canadian Government as a fully accredited training institute; tuition is therefore fully tax deductible.

 

BREATHE’S 2018-2020 PROGRAMs EARNED AN AVERAGE  4.9/5  RATING BY GRADUATES

TESTIMONIALS

BREATHE YTT PROVIDES A SENSE OF COMMUNITY and a safe space to deepen your practice and relationship with yourself. You will learn how to be a confident teacher, build your strength, balance and flexibility not just in your practice, but through every aspect in life.”

2020 Graduate

““My overall experience was nothing short of amazing. I got to immerse myself in a yoga community and met similar minded people who inspire me to continue my yoga practice. I believe I have learned enough skills and confidence to start teaching yoga throughout the program.”
– 2019 Graduate

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OVERVIEW AND BENEFITS:

  • Break down the alignment and anatomical structure of each pose, enabling a deeper understanding of the pose’s intention and place in a yoga sequence.
  • Explore the lineage of Vinyasa Yoga and its root, Ashtanga Yoga.
  • Advance your own yoga practice through applying this knowledge and working one on one with senior teachers  dedicated to bringing our your best during your committed personal practice time.
  • Attain the skills to sequence classes intelligently through your enhanced understanding of alignment & anatomy principles, and learning how the body safely opens to poses.
  • Demystify ancient sacred yogic texts to better understand what yoga is and why we practice
  • Find your voice as you practice teach
  • Develop a plan to teach or practice right after you get Certified.
  • Be part of an extraordinary yoga community of like-minded individuals who not only love what you do, but will support your growth as a teacher and student
  • FEES ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE – Breathe Yoga School is recognised by the Canadian Government as a fully accredited training institute; tuition is therefore fully tax deductible.


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Breathe Yoga’s Module Program is structured to enable the flexibility to complete parts of the program for personal development only – or to complete the full program and become Certified to teach.

WINTER 2021 SESSION

MODULE 1

WORKSHOPS & PERSONAL PRACTICE IMMERSION

2021 WORKSHOP DATES
8:30am -5:30pm on the following days:

Sunday January 16
Sunday January 23
Saturday January 29
Sunday January 30 Sunday February 6
Saturday February 19
Sunday February 20
Sunday February 27
Saturday March 5
Sunday March 6
Sunday March 21
Saturday March 27
Sunday March 28

Students are expected to attend all workshop dates.  Requests to miss a class must be made in writing in advance, and hours must be made up with reading and homework assignments.

This component of the program involves:

  • Attendance at the all day workshops
  • Home Study and completion of homework assignments
  • 2 Week Personal Practice Immersion + Evaluation Students will attend daily morning classes for 2 weeks under the close guidance of Senior Instructors. Following a one on one Evaluation with the Program Director, students will choose which yoga stream they would like to follow in their personal practice for the duration of the program.
  • Attending yoga practice at least 4 times per week.

MODULE 2

CLASS OBSERVATION & PRACTICE TEACHING & PERSONAL PRACTICE CONTINUATION

April to end of May Flexible Timing

Throughout the period of April to end of May, trainees continue to log their personal practice hours (minimum 4 classes per week) and are able to schedule their own observation and teaching times.

This component of the program involves:

  • Live class observation
  • Live practice teaching amongst your Teacher Training peers as well as the Breathe Yoga Community
  • Continuation of Yoga Practice at least 4 times per week
  • Additional Workshops

THE CURRICULUM

Both Winter and Summer Sessions’ Curriculum cover the following:

TECHNIQUE & METHODOLOGY

  • Yoga postures and logical sequencing in a vinyasa style
  • Posture alignment principles
  • Learning to modify postures for students at different levels and those with injuries
  • Safe assisting techniques to enable students to go deeper in a pose
  • Proper breathing (pranayama) techniques
  • Meditation
  • Pre-Natal Basics – how to modify for pregnancy
  • Basic sanskrit names of poses
  • Observe senior teachers in live classes for technique and student response
  • Assist teachers in live classes by providing hands on adjustments to students
  • Practice teaching with feedback and assessment by faculty teachers

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

  • Functional anatomy and the anatomy of poses
  • Chakras

YOGA HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY

  • Historical roots of yoga
  • Yamas and niyamas
  • Yoga ethics and etiquette of teaching
  • Modern Yoga

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

  • Effective ways to gain teaching experience
  • The importance of specialising
  • Learning to market and start your own classes
  • Applying for work as an instructor
  • Teacher insurance

PERSONAL PRACTICE

  • Students are expected to attend a minimum of 4 classes per week: one mysore, one full Ashtanga primary series class and 2 classes of your choice. Please check our schedule

Tuition is $3,250 for both Winter and Summer Programs.

APPLY
Apply for either the Winter or Summer program by filling out the application here.

An Application fee of $50 applies which must accompany the application in order for it to be considered. See the link below to pay the application fee.

Apply

You will receive an auto response indicating that your application has been received. You may be asked to come in for a personal interview with the Program Director. Decisions on your application will be emailed within 7 days.

Once you have been accepted you may make your payment here, or come into the studio. We are unable to accept payments via phone.

FEES ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE – Breathe Yoga School is recognised by the Canadian Government as a fully accredited training institute; tuition is therefore fully tax deductible. Tax receipts will be issued by Breathe Yoga upon completion of the full program and full payment of tuition fees.

RECEIVE UP TO 2 MONTHS FREE YOGA (value over $350)

Planning on Completing both Module 1 &2?  Pay your fees for both modules in full in advance and receive up to 2 months free yoga and start preparing yourself for the program by establishing a regular practice and starting your required readings.

APPLICATION FEE

Pay this fee at the same time as submitting your application otherwise your application will not be considered.
$50 Register Here
SUMMER 2020 MODULE 1 $2250 Register Here
SUMMER 2020 MODULE 2 $1,000 Register Here
WINTER 2021 MODULE 1
$2250 Register Here
WINTER 2021 MODULE 2
$1000 Register Here

A typical Workshop day looks as follows:

8:30 - 9:30

Practice Teach with Training Peers

9:30 - 11:15

History & Fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga; Breakdown of Warm Up Poses

11:30 - 12:30

Voice Coaching

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch

1:30 - 3:30

Experiential Anatomy for Warm Up Poses

3:45 - 5:30

Teaching Skills and Fundamentals

Being a part of the program has helped me build a stronger relationship to let go of things that did not matter in life, and walk away from situations that weren’t right for me. The practice on the mat and cues such as  “find your balance” or “lead with the heart” aren’t just cues in yoga, they’re lessons which are to be implemented on the daily throughout all aspects of life. it makes me realize how the cues we give provides empowerment and adjustments in life.

2020 GRADUATE

It’s been a memorable experience and great exposure. Great faculty, awesome yogis! I only have positive things to say about the last 5 months. Yoga practise actually helped me through the Pandemic.

2020 GRADUATE

It’s been a memorable experience and great exposure. Great faculty, awesome yogis! I only have positive things to say about the last 5 months. Yoga practise actually helped me through the COVID Pandemic.

2020 GRADUATE

My experience in this course was like a jump in the dark, I had a practice but not based in Ashtanga, being introduced to it in a training with experienced faculty had a huge impact in how I see myself in and out today. I think I learned the most to love and respect myself and through it, love and respect others.  This course has made me want to share this experience, teach others how to feel good and when you feel like that you can’t help but wish the same to all other beings.

2020 GRADUATE

The course was a great learning experience for me overall. The level of interaction with Margot and her support helped prepare everyone for teaching. While it got hard at the end after a lengthy period of not being in studio, the ability to practice online helped keep up our own commitment to our personal practice. I feel like yoga will always be part of my life now. I would not have said that 8 months ago before I started practicing regularly at Breathe.

2020 GRADUATE

BREATHE YTT PROVIDES A SENSE OF COMMUNITY and a safe space to deepen your practice and relationship with yourself. You will learn how to be a confident teacher, build your strength, balance and flexibility not just in your practice, but through every aspect in life.” 2020 Graduate

2020 GRADUATE

“I learned an incredible amount over the last four months. My yoga practice has been transformed and I feel excited and ready to continue my development as a teacher and a yogi. The course was demanding but manageable and I’m really glad I chose to do it in a longer format rather than as a month intensive. This work needs time to seep into your body and mind.”

2019 GRADUATE

“My overall experience was nothing short of amazing. I got to immerse myself in a yoga community and met similar minded people who inspire me to continue my yoga practice. I believe I have learned enough skills and confidence to start teaching yoga throughout the program.”

2019 GRADUATE

“This program really encouraged and inspired you to work on yourself, inside and out. My personal practice has grown immensely, but most importantly I’ve been able to dig deeply inwards and begin to find ways to love myself and treat myself with respect and care.”

2019 GRADUATE

“My personal practice is almost incomparable to when I started the program in regards to strength and understanding proper alignment.”

2019 GRADUATE

“Breathe YTT provides a sense of community and a safe space to deepen your practice and relationship with yourself. You will learn how to be a confident teacher, build your strength, balance and flexibility not just in your practice, but through every aspect in life.”

2019 GRADUATE

“I would recommend this program to anyone looking to deepen their practice. While this program greatly expanded my knowledge base, my physical capabilities, my spiritual practice and more, the strongest element of the program was the community I got to join. The teachers, the staff, the alumni and the other trainees were the most valuable resource to ever impact my practice!”

2018 Graduate

“This teacher training program brought together experts from the various facets of yoga theory and practice to offer a truly holistic and integrated approach to learning. It also provided ample opportunity for hands-on practice, which was invaluable. I would recommend this program to others seeking a high quality experience.” 

2018 Graduate

“I will tell anyone I know who is considering teacher training to head to Breathe. The studio is comfortable, the teachers (in and out of YTT) are supportive and really work hard to make you succeed as a future teacher.”

2018 Graduate

“I BELIEVE that the business component in this training is unique and highly valuable and critical piece for anyone who wants to start teaching. The competitive analysis and marketing strategy sessions offered excellent, realistic and practical insights into positioning ourselves in the yoga marketplace.”

2014 Graduate

“I feel stronger in so many ways. The program is of the highest quality.  I would love to continue with a 300hr or mentorship program at breathe.  Breathe has left me with a desire to continue learning, practicing and developing my self confidence as a teacher.  I think the words ” life changing” are used too often generally but in this case I would like to say thank you to Breathe and the incredible faculty, it has truly been – life changing.”

2018 Graduate

“The course has provided me with the opportunity to deepen my personal practice in a way I had been longing for. After a hiatus from yoga following the birth of my kids, I am so thrilled to find my practice progressing to places I never experienced before, and I feel the benefit to both my body and mind. And, while I know my teaching, and my practice, both have years of practice and hard work ahead, I feel I have the skills and knowledge to organize and present a class effectively. Very grateful for this opportunity and the learning.”

2017 Graduate

“Breathe brought my yoga discipline to a height it had never reached before, bringing awareness to my practice where I had previously sought it out as a sort of instinctive ritual. I came into the program with a simplified notion of what I stood to learn, I now realize that learning is part of the ongoing practice that is yoga. In humbling myself to this education I have helped to tamed the excess of my ambitions. This has in turn brought out some realization of what it means to be a teacher.”

2018 Graduate

“I had such a positive experience with the teacher training. The teachers and my co-students were supportive and encouraging which allowed me to develop the confidence I need to teach. I looked forward to the weekend sessions where I could dive into all things yoga and then incorporate what I learned throughout my weekly practice. I approach my own practice very differently now and almost with a beginner mentality and a new curiosity for each pose. Yet my energy and flow seems to come more naturally and I find it easier to fall into the meditative aspect of my practice. It has also encouraged me to incorporate more meditation and mindfulness into everything I do.

2018 Graduate

“Breathe gave a great introductory course into teacher training. On a more profound note, it also deepens your practice and outlook on life.

I really enjoyed the staff, classmates and environment breathe had to offer. I wish I could do the course again!”

2018 Graduate

“My personal practice isn’t even recognizable compared to where I started; I’m stronger and more confident.”

2018 Graduate

ON THE ANALYSIS OF YOGA POSES WORKSHOPS

“Wonderfully helpful and detailed! Fantastic teaching and guidance by Christine. Challenging and inspiring every class and teaching weekend. She pushed our boundaries and gave us space to realize our strength. Feel so lucky to have this as my base. Words really cannot express what I learned weekly from Christine, so grateful.”

 

2018 Graduate

ON THE ANALYSIS OF YOGA POSES WORKSHOPS

“I appreciated how hands on and intuitive the breakdown of asanas in the work shop was.”

2018 Graduate

ON THE BUSINESS OF YOGA WORKSHOPS

“I thought Svitlana’s session was so open and honest I was truly inspired. I have two university degrees that left me wondering what to do next but after meeting with Svitlana and graduating from breathe I have a whole new focus. So grateful!”

2018 Graduate

ON THE BUSINESS OF YOGA WORKSHOPS

“Excellent! I was annoyed that I had to do it because I do not plan to pursue it as a business any time soon but having completed it i realize how important it is for somebody who wants to go into the business. Following the assignment they already have a website – awesome! I also think that the lecture given by Svitlana was helpful in better understanding the industry.”

2018 Graduate

ON THE YOGA PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOPS

“Scott’s teaching and approach was wonderful. Challenging perspectives while making complicated topics accessible. I looked forward to these sessions very much! I was left with a desire to continue learning.”

2018 Graduate

ON THE YOGA PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOPS

“Scott is a great and engaging teacher with an abundance of knowledge. Conversations were always invigorating and much of the essence of his philosophy was later demonstrated through prescribed meditation and breathing techniques.”

2018 Graduate

ON THE ANATOMY WORKSHOPS

‘Tanya was such a detailed teacher and was able to make everything engaging and focused to our needs. Amazing!”

 

2018 Graduate

ON THE ANATOMY WORKSHOPS

“I felt Tanya was really able to break it down and make it easy to understand for somebody with zero anatomy knowledge. I also appreciated the exercises which contributed to a greater understanding of the body.”

2018 Graduate

“The YTT program at Breathe is incredible. I can only summarize by saying that the faculty, program and studio makes you stronger in every sense. Forever grateful- MM”

 

2018 Graduate