Teach With Confidence

Our industry leading 200HR Yoga Teacher Training program provides a solid foundation for you to become a confident and well-rounded yoga teacher. It will also elevate your personal practice and understanding of yoga. 

Lethbridge, AB – September 21 – December 20, 2024
Calgary, AB – May 25 – December 8, 2024 – Registration closed

Education Institute

We are a federally certified education institute, your tuition fees are tax free and deductible for trainings that meet the minimum training hours. 

Globally Recognized

Our 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification is accepted worldwide.

Schedule

Our 2024 schedule provides life balance while offering you an elevated experience.  

Yoga, Education, & Community

Teach with Confidence

The 200HR Yoga Teacher Training 2024 has our training May 25 – December 8, Calgary, AB or September 21 – December 20, Lethbridge, AB. 

We understand financial and personal challenges hold people back from achieving their true potential with the AYC. Let’s chat about payment options to help you realize your yoga education dream. You can secure your spot with a deposit today

200HR Teacher Training

Program Outline

Teaching Methodology

  • Sequencing
  • Pace
  • Environment & student experience
  • Cueing (verbal, visual, physical)
  • Class management

Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics

  • Skeletal system, including
  • Major bones
  • Types of joints
  • Major muscles involved in asana
  • Types of muscle contraction.
  • Nervous system, incl. ‘fight, flight, freeze’ stress response, vagal theory, overall mind-body connection Cardiovascular/circulatory, endocrine, digestive systems as they relate to yoga practice
  • Respiratory system, incl. muscles that affect breathing, involuntary vs voluntary breath, how air enters and leaves body
  • Biomechanics
  • Types of joint movements Joint stabilization
    Safe movement as it pertains to balancing, stretching, awareness, and physical limitations Contraindications, misalignments, adaptations

Asana/Pranayama

  • Historical context.
  • Complete sequencing (asana, pranayama, meditation) .
  • Shared anatomical and alignment principles plus contraindications.
  • Effects of pranayama on anatomy and subtle body.
  • Directed breathwork

Meditation

  • The different types of meditation including Mindfulness, Mudra and Guided Visual Imagery, Mantra and Observation of the breath.
  • Benefits of a daily meditation practice.
  • Enjoy examples of meditation and discuss challenges.

Philosophy and Spirituality

  • Definition of yoga and key terms.
  • Relationship between asana, pranayama, meditation.
  • Familiarity with Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita.
  • Self-reflection on how philosophy relates to practice.

Testimonials

What Graduates Say

I am grateful for your excellent teaching experience and knowledge of regular and modified poses; for your ongoing, respectful and supportive communication (...)

Natalija

I’m walking away from this a changed person...for the better!!! I have realized how much more there is to learn and I’m planning to continue on my yogi path. . (...)

Diane

The heart and energy put into offering this course is palpable and I am so glad I took the dive into yoga teacher training through AYC. I was initially (...)

Naminder

Choose the AYC

Why Train With Us?

Life balance schedule.

In-studio training with all sessions recorded for reflection.

Yoga Alliance Certified for total credibility and universal acceptance.

Federally certified as an education institute which means course fees are tax free, tax deductible and RESP and RRSP eligible.

Our faculty have the experience and passion to elevate your yoga education and practice.

Training every second weekend allows for a great life balance.

Our 8 day intensive portion of the program provides you a traditional educational experience as you immerse yourself in the practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course content?

The AYC is offering our next training session in-studio with recordings from your reflection. You will have access to all the recordings and content for 6mths after your gradutation date. 

When is your next training session?

Our next upcoming training in Calgary, AB will begin February 10, 2024. You can register here.

We are also offering our 200HR YTT in Lethbridge, AB beginning September 21, 2024. You can register here

How long does it take to get certified with the AYC?

We train every second weekend over a period of 10 weeks. This is followed up by an 8 day intensive of study and practice. Our next session begins February 10, 2024 and you will graduate on May 25, 2024.

When are the trainings held in the week?

Every second weekend 8am-5pm + an 8 day intensive (Saturday – Sunday) 8am-5pm each day. 

What is the cost of the program?

We are thrilled to announce our 2024 registration has lowered from $3649 to $3399. Register for Calgary or Register for Lethbridge – Early Bird or pay a deposit to secure your spot today! All fees must be paid in full before the start of the training session.

Is the certificate widely recognized?

The program is Yoga Alliance Certified for total credibility and worldwide acceptance.

Are course fees tax deductible?

The program is the only one in Calgary federally certified as an education institute so course fees are tax free, tax deductible and RESP eligible.

Is the course taught by experienced trainers?

Our expert faculty have a combined experience of more than 50 years’ teacher training. Our lead trainers all have 200-ERYT or 500-RYT designations.

Where is the program offered?

Our February 10, 2024 program will take place from our partners beautiful studio at Live for Fitness and Wellness. This location has free parking and is close to many other ammenities.

Our Lethbridge, AB 200HR YTT will be held at Lethbridge College – Be Fit For Life

Are there any perks when I sign up?

Yes! Once you register you have access to elevate your training with the AYC with a YTT only discount on any workshops or certifications offered 12 mths after your graduation. You also have access to any yoga classes offered, while in your training, at no cost. 

Where can I find teaching jobs when I'm certified?

If you wish to teach after there are opportunities. Like any other certification you need to promote yourself and your skills. Community centres, schools, corporations, and studios are all places you can submit inquires. Remember! You get out of the program what you put in, if you want a 5-star job upon graduation, be sure to put in a 5-star effort in your learning!

What if I don't want to teach yoga but simply deepen my knowledge?

About 25% of our students come to deepen their knowledge, do self-exploration, or find community. Teaching after graduation is not a requirement but once you earn your certification you have it for a lifetime – and who knows where life can take you!