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200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

  • Astanga Yoga Ottawa 200 Bank Street Ottawa, ON, K2P 1W8 Canada (map)

The Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is designed to take you deep into the heart of yoga as a holistic system that encompasses mind, body and spirit, based on the eight limbs of Yoga. Your growth will be supported by in-depth studies of yoga philosophy, meditation, the anatomy of the body, teaching yoga postures to different levels of ability, the energetics of yoga and class sequencing, safe hands-on adjustments, ethics, pranayama and lifestyle.

Our aim is to help you to take your own practice to a much deeper level, so you can confidently transmit your own understanding of yoga to others from a place of personal experience.

This program is unique because it includes a serious exploration of your own practice through our Mysore program, a self-guided yoga practice in a group setting. Through the ritual of repetition and familiarity, the practice takes us deep into the core of the body and simultaneously promotes the possibility of insight into our own mental processes.  At the same time, you’ll be learning how to adapt yoga to the needs of individuals through creative and intelligent sequencing that transcends the limitations of devoting oneself to a single system, and embraces a universal perspective on movement, relaxation and self-acceptance.  


Full Studio Membership – Come practice with us!
YTT tuition includes an all-access membership to the studio from the moment you sign up until the end of the training. Any class, any time. We really want you to come and practice with us!



  • Philosophy – As an inspiration for your approach to life. Study the most influential source texts: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

  • Asana Workshops – Modern perspectives and alignment in motion.

  • Anatomy of Yoga – Functional anatomy of yoga and the physiology of meditative states.

  • Self-Guided Practice in a Group – Vinyasa yoga at your own pace with AYO’s Mysore program.

  • Meditation – Various practical approaches will be explored drawing from Patanjali’s Yoga and Buddhism.

  • Drishti – How gazing points can help lead to a deeply contemplative state.

  • Breathing Techniques (Pranayama) – practices that can focus the mind, and calm or stimulate the nervous system to experience deep states of tranquility.

  • Teaching skills – Adjustment techniques, holding space, language skills, sequencing for specific purposes, wrapping content around a theme, and modifying yoga to suit individual needs.

2019 Training Schedule

Eight weekends with half-days on Sunday
Sat 830am-430pm, and Sunday 930am-1230pm

March 30-31
April 6-7
April 27-28
May 11
May 25-26
June 1-2
June 15-16
June 22-23

Plus four intensive weekends
Saturday and Sunday 830am-430pm

March 23-24
April 13-14
May 4-5
June 8-9


Early Bird
*$2,600 +HST (Pay $500 deposit by Feb 20, 2019)

Regular Price
*$3,000 +HST
*Tuition must be paid in full by March 23

Full Studio Membership
Tuition includes an all-access membership from the moment you sign up through the duration of the training.