Ontario is yours, so it says on the license plates of this wealthy Canadian province. In addition to having natural landscapes worth exploring, this part of Canada offers many quality yoga teacher training programs that promote the discovery of the inner world. Sifting through the options can take time in this yoga-loving province, which is why we’ve narrowed it down to the top 10 yoga teacher training courses Ontario has to offer.
10 Best Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Ontario
Yoga Holy Land
The Yoga Sanctuary is one of the most prestigious yoga studios and teacher training schools in Ontario (and Canada). With two locations in Toronto, the company offers 250-hour classes, 300-hour classes, and continuing education courses to expand people’s knowledge of yoga. Continuing education classes offer Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Adaptation Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, Yoga for Kids, and Hypnotic Meditation.
Programs: 250-hour programs are offered in both long-term and accelerated formats; training is completed in three to seven months. The program includes tuition, unlimited tuition for two studios during the program, manuals and supplemental materials, and discounts on merchandise at both Yoga Sanctuary locations.
What we like: Yoga Sanctuary started offering teacher training classes in 2001 and in 2008 became the first institution in Ontario to become a “Certified Private Educational Institution.” Their long history of leading teacher education programs and highly qualified faculty make it a premium product for those looking to get the most out of their certification program.
Fees: The 2019 fee for the 250-hour course is CAD 3875.
Address: 95 Danforth Ave., 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4K 1N2
Octopus Garden is located on College Street West in Toronto. The beautiful studio offers classes, events, workshops and of course yoga teacher training sessions. Knowledgeable teachers offer 200-hour classes, 300-hour classes, and 40-hour restorative yoga teacher training programs.
Program: The basic 200-hour teacher training program includes tuition, unlimited drop-in classes for the duration of the program, training manuals, and discounts on products offered by the studio. The 2019/2020 program is held every Wednesday evening and every weekend from October to February.
What we like: Choosing the right teacher training program is very important, which is why we like the free weeks with unlimited tuition that Octopus Garden offers to anyone who wants to learn more about their classes. Feel the vibe at Octopus Garden to see if it’s the right place for you.
Fees: The fee for the 2019/2020 program is $3250 plus tax.
Address: 67 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 1A6
PranaShanti Yoga Center in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, offers classes, training, and a work exchange and scholarship program. They also have an infrared sauna on site, as well as a consultation room offering holistic treatments and services. This yoga studio celebrating its 10th anniversary has trained 20 batches of yoga teachers over the years.
Program: The 200-hour Hatha Yoga program includes yoga manuals, textbooks, handouts, a 20-class pass to PranaShanti, instruction, opportunities to assist with occasional classes, and discounts on studio products. In addition to this course, they also offer a 300-hour Hatha training course, Kundalini training (200 and 300 hours), Yin yoga classes, hot stone recovery yoga training, Reiki training, and more.
What we like: The center is truly holistic in nature, offering a variety of on-site complementary treatment modalities. Whether you’re a student or a client, explore the therapeutic potential of infrared sauna sessions, naturopathy, massage therapy, energy therapy and more.
Fees: Pay the full 2019 published price of $3200 plus tax. If paid in installments, the course fee is CAD 3500 plus tax.
Address: 52 Armstrong Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 2V7
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