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Course Details YTT 200 Hour Local Training

Does any of the following ideas sound like you?

  • You realize that yoga has given you peace and fulfillment. You wish the feelings would last forever, but you find yourself getting pulled back into old habits
  • Deep down you know that happiness is not found in in the material world. You’re ready to look within for the answers you seek
  • You are a spiritual seeker: you know deep inside that transforming your life will make a difference for others
  • You want to learn the ancient teachings of yoga and bring the benefits into your life, your work, and your relationships
  • You are not living the life you want. Fear and self doubt get in the way. You long to find clarity around your true purpose, your dharma
  • You know that self-nurturing is the biggest gift you can give your children, but you feel guilty about spending time on yourself
  • You’ve had a full career and have put your own path of self discovery on hold but you’re feeling called to serve your community in a bigger way
  • You are a healer and you want to compliment your practice with the wisdom teachings of Yoga

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

200 Hour Teacher Training Details

This unique experiential learning approach provides the student with all the tools to teach Yoga and engage in a meaningful discovery of your true self. Your Teacher Training program is a 200 Hour training representing a combination of intensive study along with a distance-learning component. The instruction is for traditional Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga and exceeds the Yoga School Certification Standards of Yoga Alliance.

During the training, you will be totally immersed in learning with your peers and trainers. This can be incredibly rewarding and intense at the same time. In order to complete the course and qualify to register with Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification, you must attend all aspects of the course requirements, along with personal development such as reading, assignments, and practice teaching requirements.

“We have come together to deliver a rigorous, exciting program that will teach you the methods to experience this ancient practice more deeply, whether your desire is to teach or delve further into your personal transformation”. – Uriel MacGillivary, school director and lead trainer

Course Curriculum Overview

  • Yoga philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours

  • Creating A Life Of Purpose, Happiness, and Prosperity: 15 hours

  • Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours

  • Technique, Theory, and Practice of Asana: 100 hours

  • Theory and Practice Teaching: 25 hours

  • Practicum: 15 hours

Tuition investment

Tution Fee

Professional Standards

Our schools’ professional standards and ethics meets and exceeds the Standards Of Yoga Alliance and are reflected in the school’s curriculum and the experience of the faculty. Our School has been developed with the same set of values we adhere to every day at our Studios.

Our Training Facilities (Local Trainings)

We have 3 unique Yoga studios located in the City of Halifax: Dartmouth, Downtown Halifax, and Bedford. Our custom eco-designed studios offer over 12,000 sq. feet of space, with five practice rooms and a cozy lounge area where students can read, have tea, or just relax. Our spacious change rooms are equipped with spa-like shower facilities, large vanities, lockers, and filtered water.

Free 2 Month Unlimited Membership

For two full months following your training, you will have access to an unlimited yoga membership. This will give you time to integrate the teachings into your regular practice and allow you to experience different styles of yoga at our three locations in HRM. Take as many classes as you can from our experienced teachers to explore the creative diversity of Yoga. Visit our website @ www.shantihotyoga.ca to get a better feel for our vision, our community, and our teachers.


No prior training is required to apply for our Yoga Teacher Training. A curiosity and a desire to learn supported by a regular practice is a great background to move forward with a formal training.

Required Reading List

  • Heart of Yoga – T.K.V Desikachar
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Swami Muktibodhannanda
  • Light of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff

Optional Reading List

  • Light On Yoga – B.K.S Iyengar
  • Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Yoga Beneath the Surface – Srivatsa Ramaswami & David Hurwitz
  • Krishnamacharya His Life and Teachings – A. G. Mohan

Please note that the required reading list (in particular the Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradipika) are not books that must be read cover to cover. They should be examined for a basic understanding and foundation of the key principles of Yoga and will serve as a reference book down the road.