Pure Yoga 200hr Teacher Training 2023-2024

Have you ever thought about becoming a yoga teacher? Are you interested in personal growth and deepening your relationship to yourself? Our Pure Yoga 2023/2024 200hr Teacher Training is expertly designed to provide an education into the art and science of yoga. Throughout the training, you will develop the tools to bring yoga into all aspects of your life while learning the skills to share yoga with others. This program has grown and evolved to bring you the best of modern movement knowledge while honouring the wisdom teachings of yoga traditions. Our graduates acquire lifelong connections and a deep sense of community. They leave as experienced, strong and confident new teachers!

Schedule & Dates

Fridays 6pm-9pm (January 19th & March 1st only)
Saturdays & Sundays 12pm-6:30PM

October 21, 22
November 4, 5
November 18, 19
December 2, 3
December 16, 17
January 6, 7
January 19, 20, 21
February 3, 4
February 17, 18
March 1, 2, 3
March 16, 17
March 23, 24

Pure Yoga Centretown (359 Bank St)

Lead Instructors
Tiffani Harris E-RYT 500, RMT – Asana, Anatomy, Biomechanics, Physiology, Adjustments
Genevieve Munro E-RYT 500 – Philosophy, Meditation, Pranayama, History
Brittany Bryden E-RYT 200 – Sequencing, Teaching Methodology, Pelvic Floor, Pregnancy, Inversions
Kristen Cliche E-RYT 500 – Ethics, Accessibility, Teaching Methodology

+ Guest Teachers (To Be Announced) – Yoga Diversity, Indigenous Relations, Business of Yoga

Program Overview
Teaching Methodology & Sequencing
Learn to teach an all levels yoga class. Build the confidence to create a safe and intelligent sequence. Practice strong communication, find your authentic voice and learn public speaking techniques. Learn effective cueing for all bodies and abilities. Gain the knowledge to apply modifications, variations and support with props. Demonstrate your skills by guiding your peers through a final practicum.

Yoga Anatomy & Asana
Learn and study the basics of the human body which will include an overview of all tissues, joints, muscles, organ systems and their functions. Focus will be on the fundamentals of movement, biomechanics, and how it applies to yoga and beyond. We offer the most current information on modern day movement principles. Our holistic approach empowers students to gain an understanding of their own bodies, as well as cues to guide everyBODY safely and efficiently. Gain an understanding for common yoga injuries and how to avoid and have a sustainable practice for life. A deep dive into all your favorite postures with focus on alignment.

Yoga Philosophy & History
Learn how it began, the lineages and philosophies that inform our practice today, and a modern application of yogic texts (Yoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita), philosophy and wisdom. We’ll dive deep into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, with a strong emphasis on the 8 Limbs of Yoga. The Yamas & Niyamas will be woven into our meditations, asana practices, lectures, group work, discussions, and self-inquiry. You will learn what it means to truly LIVE your yoga, on and off the mat, in every aspect of your life.

Meditation & Pranayama
Through a combination of experiential and theoretical exploration, you’ll establish the foundation, comfort, and building blocks for a daily meditation practice. As part of the curriculum, we’ll also explore core teachings, theories, and different forms of meditation through both a yogic and more secular mindfulness lens (lecture, discussion, and practice). You will explore pranayama; the formal practice of learning how to intentionally control and expand the breath; which is the heart of yoga. Take these tools into your everyday life to help manage stress, create focus and optimize your health.

Diversity & Inclusion
Exploring diversity and inclusion in the yoga industry. While diversity and inclusion-based training is a lifelong journey, participants will begin to dive into a number of topics that explore best practices and next steps in creating safe spaces for all yogis, especially through the teaching lens. A culturally safe discussion-based learning program will challenge participants to unpack some of the realities the yoga community faces when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Business/Ethics of Yoga
Learn how to build a sustainable teaching career. We will explore in detail how to set yourself up as an effective yoga professional. An introduction to navigate all logistics of teaching in different environments including pay, insurance and taxes. Learn to manage your time, build your classes & workshop numbers. Discussion will include how to get started and break into the industry. Dive into how to create a strong consistent following which will ultimately lead to a rewarding career.

What’s Included
+ 200hr Yoga Alliance Certification
+ 20 class card to Pure Yoga Ottawa
+ Pure Life TV access throughout training
+ Pure Yoga YTT manual

Regular Rate: $3500 + HST

- $500 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.
- Monthly payment plan available (must be paid in full by January 1st, 2024).

To complete this training program, you will be required to:
+ Attend all training dates. Approved absences or sick days will need to be made up at the discretion of the lead instructors
+ Log 50 class hours
+ Timely completion of all homework assignments
+ Teach two practicums

Ready to apply? Questions?
Ready to take the next step in your yoga journey and personal development? Contact our Assistant Manager Liane at liane@pureyogaottawa.com to register.

Diversity Scholarship [APPLICATIONS CLOSED]
Pure Yoga is committed to helping create more inclusive and diverse wellness spaces for all. These scholarships aim to create equity in the accessibility of YTT certifications by offering tuition assistance to aspiring yoga teachers in the BIPOC community. Our goal is to diversify who teaches yoga and make yoga more accessible by training teachers within BIPOC communities. Please contact Liane at liane@pureyogaottawa.com for more information and to apply.

Financial Barrier Scholarship [APPLICATIONS CLOSED]
This scholarship is for individuals whose only barrier to embarking on the journey is financial. The goal of this scholarship is to offer opportunities to those who would otherwise not be able to participate in a YTT program and to make this offering accessible to everyone who feels called towards this path. Please contact Liane at liane@pureyogaottawa.com for more information and to apply.


Q. Is attendance mandatory?
Yes, in-person attendance of all hours is required for full certification. Approved absences and sick days are logged and hours are to be made up at lead teachers’ discretion.

Q. Do I need to want to teach?
No, not at all! Many people join this program for personal development with no intention to teach. This program is a lot more than just teaching – it is an immersive yoga experience where you will also learn a lot about yourself and your practice.

Q. Is it hot yoga? What style of yoga?
No, while Pure Yoga is a hot yoga studio, the training is offered in a regular-temperature room. Pure Yoga teaches a flow style of yoga with roots in Hatha, Power and Vinyasa yoga.

Q. Any homework and required readings?
Yes, you can expect some homework such as readings, practice teaching and reviewing materials. A reading list will be sent out upon registration. Books are to be read during training dates.

Q. Do I need to be an experienced yogi?
No, we welcome anyone ready to learn more about yoga. There are no prerequisites or requirements, as long as you are eager to learn!

For questions or to register, please contact our Assistant Manager Liane at liane@pureyogaottawa.com

Registration Closing Date: October 1st, 2023