"The information was presented, woven together with practice and reinforced in a brilliant way. Along with the physical aspects of yoga, was a much more profound and deeper experience--exactly what I was looking for." ~ Sonya O'Doherty, Graduate

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The July/August, 2022 program will be open to all applicants who meet the criteria for attendance. We will keep you apprised of any covid-related policies.

The Deanery is equipped with ample space for safe, comfortable in-person training. 


We offer a creative, engaged space that fosters open, curious, compassionate and collaborative learning and guidance, while providing lots of opportunities to embody the practices of Yoga.


Our approach, rooted in tradition and informed by contemporary investigations into the human body, mind and spirit, embraces the whole person on all levels of what it means to be a human being.  While learning to teach contemporary yoga classes, you will also explore all dimensions of yoga practice in an experiential way.  

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Here are just some of the things we focus on to create a well-rounded, in-depth yoga teacher training:


  • You will live your Yoga, as you explore the many dimensions this rich tradition has to offer.


  • You will learn to teach yoga poses and structure classes that include all facets of Yoga, including breathing practices, meditation and deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra).


  • You will learn how to create your own pose instructions.


  • You will learn anatomy and physiology through your own body and experience of yoga poses.


  • You will experience our unique embodied anatomy sessions to deepen your understanding of the integration of body and mind in the practice of Yoga. 


AYTT is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance, the main association representing yoga schools and teachers in North America.









Our 200-hour program surpasses their standards, which include:

  • Yoga Postural Techniques and Breathing (100 hours) 

  • Teaching Methodology (25 hours)

  • Anatomy and Physiology (25 hours)

  • Philosophy/ Ethics/ Lifestyle (30 hours)

  • Practicum (20 hours)  

  • Electives (10 hours)

  • Contact Hours with primary teachers (180 hours)



Students who successfully complete the training will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT-200).

AYTT is the only Nova Scotia based yoga teacher training recognized by the Massage Therapists and Wholistic Practitioners Association of Nova Scotia, qualifying for 60 Primary CEU's.

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All of the following components must be completed to earn 200-hour certification:

  • Both 10-day residential immersion experiences July 3-14 and August 17-28, 2022 

  • Home Practicum (between immersions, i.e., teaching 5 classes) 

  • Assigned Self Study Modules



AYTT’s design helps foster personal and professional growth. With a maximum of 15 participants, the small-group size helps create a warm, supportive atmosphere offering lots of individual attention from your teachers and interaction with all fellow participants.  Our immersion format provides time for integration and embodiment, practice, study and rest between sessions.


INCLUSIVE (Dates are subject to change):

Two 10-day residential immersion experiences July 3-14 and August 17-28, 2022. Full attendance at both 10-day retreats is required for completion of the 200-hour certification.

“First become good students. Make your personal life beautiful and pure. Then become artists. Make your learning and teaching flow as beautifully and as naturally as art.” 

~ Swami Kripalu