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200 hour teacher training

Do what you love. Love what you do.


The well established and Yoga Alliance accredited Yoga Passage Teacher Training course provides the fundamentals of teaching Yoga in a safe and intelligent way. The initial program got underway in 2004 and has been operating and evolving over the past thirteen years. The YP Teacher Training course has offered hundreds of participants the space to expand their knowledge of the practice and gain the tools to share the teachings. Graduates of the course have gone on to teach at local studios, carry their knowledge abroad as far as Nicaragua, Australia, and India. Others have opened their own yoga facilities and even lead their own teacher training courses.
The Yoga Passage teacher training course is a profound and personal experience, encouraging growth, introspection, and creativity. It is based on the ancient teaching system of Yoga, integrating the student's daily life into the yoga training. By the end of the course, the student will possess a firm foundation for teaching others, in addition to strengthening his or her own yoga practice with self-discipline, and awareness of the nature of body, mind and spirit. Upon graduation from the course, students will receive a Yoga Teacher Certificate with 200 Hours of qualification and will be confident to lead a safe and effective practice, and further, graduates will emerge transformed.


Graduated students may register with the Yoga Alliance if they so choose



course outline

  • The history of yoga

  • Various lineages of the practice [hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga, yin, restorative, etc.]

  • Eastern Anatomy [Pranayama, Chakra system, Nadis]

  • Western Anatomy + Physiology

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • Paths of the Practice [Bhakti, Jnana, Raja, Karma, Kundalini]

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Sanskrit for Asanas & Mantras

  • Injuries & Contraindications

  • Asana Alignment + Hands on Adjustments

  • Teaching Principals + Ethics


Once your application form has been submitted and you have successfully been accepted into the program [ congrats! ] please place your non-refundable deposit a soon as possible to secure your space in training. Please make note that the deposit + the balance = the total cost of tuition and both are required in full prior to the first day of teacher training. Payment plans are available for the Fall + Winter session only - please inquire here

payment options






$2450 [ SAVE $150 BEFORE MAY 15 2019 ]


$2450+GST [ SAVE $150 BEFORE JULY 2019 ]

Fall  + Winter [ 2019 + 2020 ]

Sept 20th - 22nd | Oct 4th - 6th | Oct 18th -20th | Nov 1st-3st | Nov 15th-17th | Nov 29 - Dec 1 | Jan 10th - 12th | Jan 24th - 26th | February 7th - 9th | February 21th - 23th March 6th - 8th | March 20th - 22th

SUMMER [ 2019 ]

JULY 1ST - 26TH 2019

Monday - Friday | 8 AM - 5 PM


t e s t i m o n i a l s 

My journey at Yoga Passage has been one of true alignment. You know that you’re in the right place when things flow easily. From my first awkward karma class to today, managing & teaching at the studio, I am so grateful to this space & for this this training. The Yoga Passage teacher training has allowed me to connect with the most inspiring people, redesign my entire life, and even ‘work’ in different countries - teaching in beautiful destinations.

The call to teach came all at once – it was a powerful call to my creativity & love for movement. Taking the training at Yoga Passage was a no brainer. The space was my home away from home, the community was all I had ever wanted, and beyond their years of experience and impressive list of qualifications, the faculty family is outstanding. Tracy will inspire your journey as a yogi [plus his dry humor and quick wit is on point] Carols uplifting personality and enthusiasm for the yogic lifestyle keeps you hooked, and all I can say about Tanis is that she will Blow. Your. Mind. Yoga Passage is so lucky to have these masters [though they would never call themselves that, humble as they are] leading the new wave of teachers in this community.
— ariffa lalani

In September 2014, I embarked on my journey of the 200 hour teacher training program offered at Yoga Passage. The training itself was nothing short of absolute perfection. Not only did the training provide me with a solid basis that enabled me to begin teaching yoga right away but it helped create lifelong friendships. The facilitators, including Tanis, Tracy and Carol shared a wealth of knowledge in a sacred environment of which I continue to share and learn from day after day. I currently teach at various studios in Calgary and I’m grateful that I was able to take such a strong program that set me up for success
— Trina Sharkoske

I consider myself so fortunate to have crossed paths with Yoga Passage and their teachers, for without them I would not have enrolled in their Yoga Teacher 200hr Course and be who I am today. Beginning the lessons in September 2014 I was searching; at that moment I thought I was just searching to learn what was needed to become a great yoga teacher, but as time went on I learned that I was actually searching for my true self. And by graduation in March of 2015, I had not only found myself, but I had found a happier, more compassionate, confident and forgiving version of my self. I also found more than 25 incredible friendships that I know will last a lifetime. During teacher training I noticed each student was on their own unique and exciting journey, but we all connected as one happy family for 7 months sharing our struggles and accomplishments and ultimately each becoming a better person through it. Everyone’s experience was completely different, but I can tell you mine was life-changing and wonderful. I progressed my physical practice, I took great leaps with my meditational practice, and I added immense amounts of knowledge from the entire body’s anatomy to ancient Yogic history. Through many opportunities to practice teaching and hands on adjusting, I emerged from training ready to teach yoga and actually taught my first class on the evening I graduated Teacher Training! Since then I have been teaching many classes a week at studios, at first in Calgary and then in Melbourne, Australia when I moved there for 4 months. This program was exactly the one that fit for me, allowing me to practice lessons, ask questions and study between weekends of learning. Not all programs make you feel ready to teach as soon as you graduate but some friends in this program who did not plan to teach at all ended up teaching some classes when they were done, we just felt so supported and prepared! I know my journey of learning has only just begun but I am grateful it started at Yoga Passage. I am thankful for everyone’s love, inspiration and commitment to learning and am looking forward to Advanced Teacher Training in my future. Namaste my friends.
— nicole kercuba

I went into yoga teacher training no knowing what to expect. I knew i wanted to axpand upon my asana practice, and that I did, but what i received from the training went so far beyond that. The faculty was incredible, extremely knowledgeable and so supportive. The people were amazing - I’ve made life long friends. The information was so comprehensive, and has helped me become the confident teacher I am today. Above all, the life lessons I’ve learned have fostered exponential personal growth. I would always recommend this training to anyone hoping to learn, grow, and delve deep into the world of yoga!
— Cassandra McManus

Our Anatomy & philosophy guru, Dr. Carol Hutchison, can be found at the intersection of eastern philosophy and western medicine. . Ever humble, doctor Carol takes her own medicine with the class as she offers up the class - clear instructions and a smiling face impossible to stay mad at no matter how long she offers plank pose.
— John signarowski

please be aware

payments are non-refundable and valid for 12 months. 

payment plans are available- please email to inquire

the full course is to be completed in order to receive certification - if days are missed, please advise the training faculty

alumni are welcome to audit the program free of charge