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Yoga Teacher Training

Become a Certified Yoga Teacher!
The Yoga Sanctuary has been successfully training students to become teachers for 11 years. Our program is constantly "evolving" to ensure we maintain verifiable standards of excellence.

Experienced teachers, great students, community and tradition - these are all the established qualities of The Yoga Sanctuary's teacher training experience.

A Certificate is granted upon satisfactory completion of all courses. The Yoga Sanctuary is a Certified Private Educational Institute and all of our teacher training programs are registered with the government. Students receive an official tuition fee receipt for income tax purposes.

Professional Recognition
The Yoga Sanctuary is recognized by the Yoga Alliance (United States) and is a registered school of Yoga Alliance for both the 200 and 500 hour levels of teacher training. We are a member of the Canadian Yoga Alliance. As a Certified Yoga Teacher you will be qualified to teach globally.

Online Application Form Required
To register for any of the 250 Hour Teacher Training Programs please fill out our online application form.

To register for the entire 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training Program please fill out our online application form.

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Read Our Student Testimonials

"The decision to take Yoga Sanctuary's 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training became a critical milestone in my personal journey that began 3 years ago and continues to grow daily. I'd like to express my gratitude to Cynthia and the wonderful YTT teachers who are passionate and caring enough to pour hours, days, months into cultivating students' understanding and appreciation of yoga - they are equally graceful in their yoga practice and their life's training.

The YTT program offered excellent teaching with high standards. The satsang/harmony that flourished between the students and teachers made the experience a transformative and invigorating one.

This program gave me a fearlessness - to speak in front of groups, to express myself freely and creatively, to take personal risks. All this was reflected in the expression of my sequences, in the way I can manage a class, in the way I offer modifications and in the inspiring thoughts to share. The YTT program has also reaffirmed that my own yoga practice is an expression of my own faith. More than ever before, my practice has given me a sense of peace, expansion, inner strength and resiliency needed to face the complexities of life today. All of this, I would like to share with others.

Graduation Day (very emotional) marked for me only the beginning. I recognize that the learning is endless, but I have a willingness to dive in and am excited and eager to encounter the next step in my journey.

Thank you Cynthia for giving me and my soul a home this past year. I couldn't have had a more inspiring place to immerse myself."

With love,
Janessa Gazmen

If there was a ninth limb in Patanjali's Yoga, it would have to be The Yoga Sanctuary's AYTT program.

Larry St. Aubin ~ Graduate of Advance to the Next Level 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

"From my accumulation of experiences, I am even more thankful that I've had this opportunity to learn from you [Cynthia] and Karusia. Your approach is very open-minded and balanced.

I have benefited immensely as a teacher from learning both Hatha and Ashtanga. I love how you guys exude warmth and fun."

Kaelyn ~ Student and Graduate of Evolving Spirit 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2006-2007

Words can not begin to express the gratitude that I feel towards Cynthia Funk and the Toronto Yoga Sanctuary. I began my Yoga Teachers Training in 2004 and went on to do the Advanced Teachers Training 2 years later and have nothing but the highest regard and respect for the quality and level of training which I received during both of these training's.

When I began my studies at the Yoga Sanctuary, little did I know that the knowledge, wisdom, guidance, and kindness which Cynthia and the many excellent teachers she employs would take me as far, serve me as well, or influence me in as many positive ways as they have. Cynthia, Karusia, and Cora are superlative teachers and the teacher training program at the Toronto Yoga Sanctuary is one of the best programs available.

The Evolving Spirit 250 YTT was everything I hoped it would be as it helped me to develop excellent skills and to overcome my stage fright and fear of teaching; it provided many opportunities for students to hone their personal practice and enhance their skills as well as consistently practice teaching what we had learned.

After a few years of teaching professionally full-time and learning to hone my craft, I got very hungry for more and the Advanced Teacher Training program provided me with exactly what I was looking for: the space, support, guidance and mentorship needed in order to address the many issues and challenges faced by new teachers. It taught me to deepen my personal practice and take it to deeper levels as well as enhanced my teaching skills, language and adjustments necessary to effectively teach advanced practices to multi-level students.

The sense of community, the friendships, the good satsang, the wise and generous sharing of knowledge, experience, and the wisdom of all the teachers and students who cross the threshold of The Yoga Sanctuary are, and continue to be, an invaluable part of my life and I highly recommend and encourage anyone considering a teacher's training to participate in this most excellent program.

Cynthia and Kimberley are two shining spirits who have profoundly impacted my life. I wish them both endless love, light and happiness.

Deborah Whipple ~ Student and Graduate of Evolving Spirit 250 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and Advance to the Next Level 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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