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200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program

The September 2017 to April 2018 session is now underway!

Watch this page for announcement of the next YTT session.

Course Fee: $2850.00 per person + HST

Read what graduate and teacher Leyette Ross has to say about her
Beyond 200 Hour Hatha YTT program experience…

Why do you love teaching yoga?

Teaching yoga is like sharing a part of myself. It takes a vulnerability to stand in front of the group and open myself up. But it isn’t about me. It’s about each individual person in the class. Each come with their own goals and needs. When I have the feeling of reaching someone through my class theme or sequencing, it really is the best reward.

Why did you enjoy the Beyond 200 Hour Hatha YTT and why would you recommend this YTT?

I did my research and looked around at different teacher trainings. I knew this was the one for me when I met with the instructors. I went to their classes and got to know their styles. Between Carole, Diane and Kimberly, we got varied perspectives and differences in experience and expertise. It brought so much more to our training that we got to learn from all of them.

One of my favourite things about the teacher training at Beyond, was that it brought such a unique group of people together. Each of the students brought our own unique backgrounds, interests, and experiences to YTT. This cross section of people may not have had the chance to come together in another situation, but we learned a lot from each other, including how to look at yoga from different perspectives. From the asanas to the whole body/mind/spirit connection and the benefits: both intrinsic and physical, we learned from each other as well as our teachers. This brought so much more to our training and I believe it helped better prepare me to teach a cross section of students once I completed the course. I’m very thankful for Carole, Diane and Kimberly. They took my interest in yoga and expanded and grew it and now I can’t wait to continue learning and exploring!

More testimonials from graduates…

The YTT 200 Yoga Teacher Training at Beyond Yoga with Carole, Diane and Kimberly was an enriching and transformational experience. Each instructor was passionate about yoga and encouraging to the students.  The experience was an inspiration to aspire to become the best version of ourselves. Yoga Teacher Training not only gave me a comprehensive well-rounded education of Yoga and all the tools I needed to become a Yoga instructor, but facilitated an indescribable shift within myself to bloom. I would recommend YTT at Beyond Yoga if you are looking to deepen your knowledge and practice of Yoga and enrich your life.  The experience is truly a gift to yourself whether or not you decide to become a Yoga Instructor.  I can almost guarantee, though, that you will want to share all that you learn and teach it to others!  – Debbie

The last 9 months has flown by, we covered so much and thanks to the wonderful teachers were able to teach a full one hour class with confidence by the end of the course. I’d recommend it to anyone that wants to extend their own practise or start teaching. I’ve met and bonded with some amazing new friends on this journey of a lifetime.  – Sue


A very special welcome from Kimberly, Carole & Diane here

Course Dates: Classes start at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. each day.

Weekend 1 – September 30th and October 1st, 2017
Weekend 2 – October 14th and October 15th, 2017
Weekend 3 – October 28th and October 29th, 2017
Weekend 4 – November 18th and 19th, 2017
Weekend 5 – December 2nd and December 3rd, 2017
Weekend 6 – January 6th and January 7th, 2018
Weekend 7 – January 20th and January 21st, 2018
Weekend 8 – February 3rd and February 4th, 2018
Weekend 9 – February 17th and February 18th, 2018
Weekend 10 – March 3rd and March 4th, 2018
Weekend 11 – March 24th and March 25th, 2018
Weekend 12 – April 8th, 2018 – last 5 hours and graduation


Reach Beyond with your Yoga practice or build a whole new career with Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre’s 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

Our teacher training program is a unique blend of yoga’s traditional roots and leading edge training in modern movement that will give you the right knowledge and skills to teach yoga classes that touch participants on a whole new level. Learn to teach accessible, safe and mindful yoga whether you plan on just deepening your personal practice or build a successful career as a yoga teacher.

What is Covered in the Yoga Teacher Training:

  • History of Yoga – Traditions and Modern Philosophy
  • Ancient Texts and Sanskrit
    • Bhagavad Gita
    • Yoga Sutras
    • Upanishads
  • The Teaching of Asana
  • Modern Postural Movement and Body Biomechanics
  • Class Structure and Design – Safe and sound sequencing
  • Teaching Classes
    • Setting
    • Props
    • Adjustments
    • Specialized teaching
    • Language and Cueing
    • Your style and putting together the complete package
  • Subtle Energetics
    • Chakras
    • Nadis
    • Koshas
  • Ayurveda
  • Breath and Meditation
  • Business of yoga – Marketing your skills with the right tools
  • Specialty Classes
    • Yin
    • Restorative
    • Self-massage
  • Kirtan and Mantras

What’s Included in Our Program:

  • Certificate of Completion approved by Yoga Alliance RYT200
  • Teaching Yoga and Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens (manuals)
  • Handouts
  • Mentorship with lots of time to practice your skills
  • Four final – 15 minute and 30 minute  practicums
  • 10 class pass to use during your training

 Your Team:

Carole Houde – E-RYT 500 and Yoga Tune Up®

Carole has over 25 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. As past owner of Maitreya Yoga Studio she has presented at several conferences, has years of teaching experience, personal training and yoga teacher mentorship.  Carole is an E-RYT 500 certified Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher and Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 teacher.  She is also a certified Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer and certified Nutrition Counsellor.

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Diane Lanthier – E-RYT 200 and RYT-500

After retiring 8 years ago and finding her true passion, Diane has been dedicated to extensive yoga training. Diane took her initial 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher training in 2006 and then followed a continuous program of learning and development with a Yin certification, training in Vinyasa Flow, Hatha Raja and Yoga Nidra and was the first `Yoga for Golf` instructor in eastern Ontario.  In 2014, Diane also completed her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training and is now a certified E-RYT 200 and RTY-500 certified Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher.

Kimberly Mantas – E-RYT 200 and RYT-500

Over 20 years ago, yoga became a part of Kimberly’s way of life. Always a student, Kimberly is curious with the depth of the tradition and she looks to weave that into a modern day context. As a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 hour teacher, she is looking to spark inquisitiveness about the body and mind and how it can heal and thrive. Kimberly will be teaching the subtle body, meditation, Ayurveda, Samkhya, Vedas and Upanishads for the 200 hour training.

For more information, please email Carole Houde, Program Manager
at choude@beyondyogaottawa.com, or call 613-591-9642 extension 507.