200-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. At Jaya, we offer a Summer Intensive YTT 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.

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 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, 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
  • Principal Teachers: Johar Singh and Karen (Padma) McKinnon
  • Specialty Teachers: Yogi Vishvketu and Julie (Rashmi) Groulx
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
Fees: $3000 + HST (includes course, manual, retreat weekend and 10 class pass at the yoga centre)
Registration: To register please request a registration form at info@jayayoga.ca


Fall-Spring Program Dates 2014-15: We regret to inform our students that we will be cancelling the 2015/2016 FALL/SPRING program and will be focusing on announcing dates for our 2016 Summer Intensive YTT Program dates.
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 info@jayayoga.ca.
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