Take Your Love of Yoga to The Next Level

Designed for aspiring yoga teachers and/or yogis who seek to deepen their practice and knowledge through a structured curriculum, this yoga teacher training will support you in awakening your heart and living a more meaningful and empowered life of freedom and joy. Through immersion in the life-affirming teachings, you will transform your body, mind, and heart.

Learning to Teach Yoga

Within the supportive community environment, you will be championed to discover your own unique gifts as a teacher and learn how to offer them with confidence and clarity. You will be encouraged and supported to step into your own power and discover your authentic voice as you share the essence of yoga, which is love.


The journey of becoming a yoga teacher is one of profound transformation and radical self-discovery. It requires a dedicated practice, ongoing studentship, and a willingness to be open to the creative impulse of life.


  • Minimum 1 year of yoga experience with regular practice for the past six months, or by teacher’s permission.

  • Be at least 18 yeas of age

  • A sincere desire to learn, grow, open your heart, and be coached.

  • Hold a high schools diploma or its equivalent

  • Be computer literate. Assignments and non-contact hour communication will typically take place via email. Students should be able to download documents, upload documents and send email attachments. 

  • No credit is given for prior training in another program.

Course Content

The goal of this training is to provide a well-rounded education that will help trainees find their unique and creative expression as a teacher. This is a Hatha-based yoga teacher training but we will also introduce a variety of yoga classes including: prenatal, kids, chair, vinyasa, power, restorative etc. This program, is also open to anyone who is not looking to teach but wants to deepen personal practice. During this course trainees will cultivate skills needed to teach a masterful and inspirational class

At-Home Study

Assignments are given between segments to facilitate integration of the teachings. Homework is an important aspect of the overall training and provides a structure of support for the learning  process. Assignments will include regular practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation, keeping a journal, observation of other classes, practice teaching to friends, family, and/or students, required reading, written exercises.

Expected Outcomes

  • Develop the confidence and ability to teach yoga to individuals in private or group settings.

  • Discover your authentic voice and unique gifts as a teacher.

  • Learn alignment techniques that create safety and healing in poses.

  • Study postures in extensive detail, including common mis-alignments and corrections, and use of props.

  • Learn basic anatomy and kinesiology as related to specific yoga postures and key actions in the body.

  • Learn appropriate hands on alignment skills

  • Explore subtle energy anatomy including chakras, nadis, kundalini, and the five koshas.

  • Observation skills, demonstration, verbal and physical adjustments.

  • Learn intelligent, effective and creative sequencing.

  • Guide introductions, centerings, and Savasana

  • Study yogic philosophy and learn practical ways to integrate these teachings into a yoga class.

  • Learn how to expand your skills to teach different types of yoga (Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Kids & more)

  • Learn the business of yoga including professional practices and ethics.

Program Requirements

  • Attend all teacher training sessions

  • Pass a Final Exam

  • Attend 10 hours of group classes with the Lead Instructor. These 10 classes are free of charge.

  • Minimum 10 hours of practice teaching (to friends, family or community classes set up at the studio)

  • Must be able to perform basic asanas in good alignment with respect to our body. You need to be able to demonstrate the basic benchmarks of bio-mechanical integration in your own body.

  • Pass written quizzes

  • Pay all fees and outstanding balances.

Slave Lake Investment: $2800.00 + GST*

Edmonton Investment: $3200.00 +GST*

*** Slave Lake EarlyBird Pricing: $2500 if you sign up before September 1st**


Initial deposit of $500.00 GST due at time of registration.

Slave Lake Payment Plan:

6 payments of $383.33 per month (plus GST)

2019 Part Time Teacher Training Dates

*Weekend sessions will be from 8:00AM - 6:00PM both days

(New dates for Slave Lake)


Slave Lake

Session Postponed

Future Dates TBA

To register, please fill in the application form (so we can learn more about you) and either email to smilingdogyoga@hotmail.com or drop it off at the studio. Edmonton Teacher training will be held at Buddha Belly Yoga & Wellness, please go to their website for more information and registration.

Edmonton​ Dates:

  • October 19  & 20

  • November 16  & 17

  • December 14 & 15

  • January 25 & 26

  • February 22 & 23

  • March 21 & 22

  • April 18 & 19

  • May 24 & 25

  • June 13 & 14

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Slave Lake, Alberta