COVID-19 UPDATES: our RYT-200 will continue to run as scheduled, virtually, until we can resume in-person.  Please see updated 2020/21  schedule below.


Space is limited. APPLY TODAY for our upcoming YTT – beginning SEPTEMBER 2020

The Yoga Loft’s 200 hour Teacher Training has been created for positive growth and transformation. Not only will you learn about the history, philosophy, anatomy, subtle energy bodies (Chakras, Nadis etc), ethical and business aspects of yoga, you will also begin to reconnect to your  creativity, passion and self expression from a place of authenticity.  This program is delivered in 10 weekend modules which allows your to start your training at any time, and also gives you time in between modules to advance your knowledge and personal practice.  Each weekend of training, will allow you to take a break from your regular routine, let go of your ego and of old habits you don’t want or need. Healing will inevitably occur, positively affecting the lives of those whom you come into contact with, in many ways.

Tuition includes: The Yoga Loft’s SATYA 200-Hour training manuals, 40 in studio classes + an all inclusive 3 day yoga retreat

Our interest to grow is not learned, it’s inherent, it’s part of the soul. When we quiet the mind, we start to uncover that part of us that inherently wants to expand; that is curious, inspired and motivated. It can step outside any heartache or confusion we’ve experienced in the past. And then spontaneously, we start to come alive. – Rod Stryker

For more information about our Satya Teacher Training,  please call us at: 705-320-8913 or email us:




Step 1: Prerequisites

  • Approval from studio owner when applying to the training
  • A 100% commitment to personal growth and willingness to learn
  • A consistent home/studio asana + meditation practice (if you don’t have one, start  now)
  • A good level of physical health and stable mental health
  • A full understanding that this is an intensive program; attendance is mandatory*

*If something unexpected should happen; you miss a day or weekend (less than or equivalent to 10% of the full training), make up hours may be offered, at the studio owner’s discretion; however additional private lesson fees will apply

Step 2: Complete & Submit YTT Application

  • Complete the Teacher Training Application form and submit upon completion.  Please give as much information that you feel comfortable providing, so we can get to know more about you and your practice.

Step 3:  Pay Application Fee

  • Pay the application fee of $50 +HST via E Transfer to:
  • This a non-refundable teacher training application process fee

Step 4:  Acceptance Notification

Applicants who have been accepted into the training will be notified within 7 days of application.  Once accepted, you must confirm your spot, with your deposit (determined by your chosen payment option), within 14 days .  This is a non-refundable deposit that is used towards your tuition.


The Philosophy of Yoga – September 25th – 27th, 2020

  • An Introduction to Yoga
  • The History of Yoga
  • Various Styles of Yoga
  • Patanjali &  the Yoga Sutras – The 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • An Introduction to The Bhagavad Gita
  • An Overview of Contemporary Texts that Apply to Yoga

The Art of Asana I – October 16th – 18th, 2020

  • Learn basic poses with a strong focus on teaching, communication, modifications & safe alignment
  • How to safely & effectively sequence Hatha Yoga
  • Breaking down Surya Namaskar A & B (Sun Salutations)
  • Practice teaching

The Art of Asana II– November 13th – 15th, 2020

  • Learning how to flow with a strong focus on breath, teaching, communication, modifications & safe alignment
  • Ujjayi Breath; How to incorporate breath with movement
  • How to safely & effectively sequence Vinyasa Yoga
  • Practice Teaching

Physical Anatomy & Physiology – December 11th – 13th, 2020

  • Human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.)
  • Benefits, contraindications, and healthy movement patterns in yoga
  • Body reading from the ground up to increase safety and effective cuing
  • Introduction to common diseases, injuries

Pranayama & the Subtle Energy Bodies – January 15th – 17th, 2021

  • Yoga & the nervous system
  • Exploration of the Chakras and subtle energy systems
  • Prana (life force energy) & Nadis (prana channels)
  • Koshas (layers of the self), Bandhas (energy locks), Mudras (hand positions) and the applications to yoga
  • Study of breathing practices (Pranayama), that can be incorporated into your practice and teaching

Teaching Methodology – February 19th – 21st, 2021

  • Find your Satya and authentic teaching voice
  • Addressing the needs of individuals and special populations, including prenatal
  • Principles of verbal and nonverbal communication, observation, assisting, correcting and demonstration
  • The importance of, and how to create a safe and sacred space
  • The establishment of boundaries and ethics, including student/teacher relationships
  • The business of teaching yoga, including marketing, legal considerations, ethics & social media

The Art of Assisting & Use of Props – March 26th – 28th, 2021

  • Learn when and how to assist in a safe and effective way
  • The importance of props and when and how to utilize them for a deeper practice
  • Teaching practicum

Meditation & Mindfulness – April 16th – 18th, 2021

  • An overview of mindfulness, conscious decision making and meditation and it’s many benefits
  • Learn several different meditations & meditation techniques to help focus & calm your mind
  • Living your Yoga off the mat
  • Teaching Practicum

3 DAY YOGA RETREAT* Sanskrit, Mantras, Chanting + Kirtan – MAY 2021 – Date TBD

*This is a mandatory weekend; all meals, accommodations, and classes are included in your YTT tuition fees.

  • Exploring mantras
  • Learn simple Sanskrit through lecture, practice, chanting & Kirtan
  • Teaching Practicum

The Art of Asana III – June 4th – 6th, 2021

  • Study of advanced poses, including arm balances, binds and inversions
  • Learn how to incorporate advanced poses into your classes in a safe and effective way
  • Teaching practicum
  • Graduation Ceremony

Example Weekend Schedule (10 Weekend Modules)

Fridays @ 6 – 9pm

6 – 7pm       Yoga Practice (when time allows)

7 – 9pm       Teacher Training

Saturdays/Sundays @ 8:30 – 5pm

8:30 – 9:30am      Yoga Practice

10am – 12pm        Teacher Training

12 – 1pm                 Lunch

1 – 4pm                  Teacher Training | Small Group Work or Demonstrations

4 – 5pm                  Discussion | Quiz | Homework | Yoga Practice (when time allows)

2020/21 TUITION FEES*:

Option 1: Early bird rate: $3000 = Deposit of $1000 upon enrollment + $2000 due: Aug 15th/2020

Option 2: $3100 = Deposit of $500 upon enrollment + 2 equal payments of $1300 due: Oct 16th/20 + Feb 19th/21

Option 3: $3300 = Deposit of $500 upon enrollment + 6 equal payments of $466.67 due: Oct 16th/20 + Nov 13th/20 + Feb 19th/21 + Mar 26th/21 + Apr 16th/21 + May 14th/21

*Prices do not include HST
*Satya 200-Hour training manuals, 40 in studio classes & a 3 day yoga retreat are all included in your tuition fees
*YTT deposits and tuition are non-refundable