about satya ytt

Developed in 2017, The Yoga Loft’s 200 hour Teacher Training has been created for positive growth and transformation in mind + body. Upon completion, you will gain an understanding of the history, philosophy, anatomy, language, subtle energy bodies (ie. chakras), as well as the ethical and business aspects of yoga. Through this experience you will be inspired  to reconnect to your  own innate creativity, passion and self expression from a place of authenticity.  This program is delivered in 10 weekend modules, with time in between modules to provide ample time to advance your knowledge and personal practice at a healthy, balanced and steady pace.  Each weekend of training, will allow you to break away from your regular routine, set aside your ego and  old weight-bearing habits, that no longer serve you. Growth will inevitably occur benefiting the relationship you have with yourself, and others.

Tuition includes: The Yoga Loft’s SATYA 200-Hour training manuals +20 classes.

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

Read our past Graduates TESTIMONIALS

For more information about our Satya Teacher Training,  please email us: info@yloft.ca (please check your junk folder if you do not hear from us within 48 hours)

Satya RYT 200 Teacher Training Application Form 2021



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: info@yloft.ca
  • 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.

As of September 1st, Group A is now full.
New applicants, please refer to Group B schedule dates.

2021 | 2022 training dates

The Philosophy of Yoga
Grp A: September 17th – 19th, 2021 | Grp B: October 1st-3rd, 2021*
(Grp B: first weekend dates are subject to change based on trainees’ availability)

  • 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
Grp A: October 15th – 17th, 2021 | Grp B: October 22-24th, 2021

  • The asanas
  • Communicating instructions, modifications and safe alignment
  • How to safely and effectively sequence Hatha yoga
  • Surya Namaskar A & B

The Art of Asana II
Grp A: November 19th – 21st, 2021 | Grp B: November 12-14th, 2021

  • Learning how to vinyasa flow 
  • Breath, teaching, communication, modifications + safe alignment
  • Ujjayi Breath; How to incorporate breath with movement
  • How to safely and effectively sequence Vinyasa yoga

Physical Anatomy + Physiology
Grp A: December 10th – 12th, 2021 | Grp B: December 3-5th, 2021

  • 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 communication
  • Introduction to common diseases, injuries

Pranayama + the Subtle Energy Bodies
Grp A: January 14th – 16th, 2022 | Grp B: January 21-23rd, 2022

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

Teaching Methodology
Grp A: February 18th – 20th, 2022 | Grp B: February 25-27th, 2022

  • Find your satya and authentic teaching voice
  • Addressing the needs of individuals and special populations
  • Principles of verbal and nonverbal communication, observation, assisting and demonstrations
  • How to create a safe and sacred space
  • The establishment of boundaries and ethics, including student/teacher relationships
  • The business of teaching yoga, incl. marketing, legal considerations, ethics and social media

The Art of Assisting + Use of Props
Grp A: March 25th – 27th, 2022 | Grp B: March 18th – 20th, 2022

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

Meditation & Mindfulness
Grp A: April 22nd – 24th, 2022 | Grp B: April 8-10th, 2022

  • An overview of mindfulness, conscious decision making and meditation and its many benefits
  • Meditation and meditation techniques to help focus and calm your mind
  • Living your yoga off the mat
  • Teaching practice

The Art of Asana III
Grp A: May 13th – 15th, 2022 | Grp B: May 27-29th, 2022

  • 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

3 DAY YOGA RETREAT* Sanskrit, Mantras, Chanting + Kirtan
June (dates TBD based on venue availability)

*This is a mandatory weekend

  • Exploring mantras
  • Learn simple Sanskrit through lecture, practice, chanting and kirtan
  • Teaching practicum
  • Graduation ceremony


Example Weekend Schedule (10 Weekend Modules)

Fridays @ 6 – 9pm

6 – 7pm       Yoga Practice (if/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 (if/when time allows)


2021/22 TUITION FEES*:

Option 1: Early bird rate: $3000 +HST 

  • Deposit of $1000+ HST upon enrollment + $2000+ HST due: September 17th, 2021

Option 2: $3100+ HST 

  • Deposit of $500+ HST upon enrollment + 2 equal payments of $1300+ HST due: Oct 15th/21 + Feb 15th/22

Option 3: $3300+ HST

  • Deposit of $500+ HST upon enrollment + 6 equal payments of $466.67+ HST due: Oct 15th/21 + Nov 15th/21 + Feb 15th/22 + Mar 15th/22 + Apr 15th/22 + May 15th/22


  • Tuition includes: 200 hrs of contact instruction, Satya School of Yoga 200-Hour training manuals + 20 yoga classes via the Yoga Loft 
  • Additional fees include:
  • retreat fee of $200+ HST (valued at $600 + HST) due May 1st, 2022; includes meals, accommodation, live kirtan concert (music), and full retreat itinerary from Friday – Sunday
  • books from required reading list
  • YTT deposits and tuition are non-refundable