WHY CHOOSE AYTT
"AYTT was the perfect fit for me, as yoga is, for me, not just a physical workout. It has become a journey of self-discovery, a way of life. I loved to learn to teach asanas safely, but also delving into the Yoga Sutras; the embodied anatomy was great. Pranayama, chakras and meditation are sustaining my life. I loved the program; it brought me joy, and I ventured deeper into my yoga because of it." ~ Monika Boehringer, Graduate
TEACH WHAT YOU LOVE
We are excited to support you in discovering and inspiring your inner teacher.
Yoga and all of life exists in relationship – that we have with ourselves, Source (in whatever name we know it) and with each other. Becoming a yoga teacher deepens our relationship with all of these. It is part of the reason that an in-person yoga teacher training is so profoundly transforming for so many.
Our program is designed to foster personal growth and excellence in yoga teaching. Graduates tell us they feel absolutely ready to teach when they leave, while feeling a deep connection to Yoga and Yoga community.
Two extraordinary 11-day residential immersion experiences/yoga-training retreats designed for deep embodiment and integration; perfect for those who are coming from away (Note: both 11-day retreats are required for completion of the 200-hour certification)
Experiential and multi-faceted approach to meet a variety of learning needs
Inclusive: we welcome participants of all ages and abilities, knowing that personal experiences and challenges deeply enrich the practice, learning and teaching
Unique embodied anatomy sessions
Supportive small group size - maximum 18
Commitment to Quality and Standards: the longest running yoga teacher training in the Maritimes and the first Yoga Alliance RYS 200 approved school
Prepares you to teach as soon as you graduate
IN-PERSON 200 HR TRAINING
Yoga is an experience - not something that can be learned solely from books or observation, though ongoing study of many kinds is important to living our yoga.
We believe that the most essential aspects of learning to teach yoga come from the in-person guidance and co-learning shared while in training. In the 200-hour teacher training we dedicate a significant portion of time to developing the skill and confidence needed to safely and effectively guide others into and out of postures, while holding space, and honouring different abilities and lived experiences.
During in-person training, we co-create a community rooted in trust, friendship and authenticity. In this rich environment we may become reacquainted with lost parts of ourselves and remember what it is to feel alive in our skin again.
Together, we practice showing and sharing our brilliance and vulnerability as we witness and celebrate each other in our growth and learning.
Graduates of our program have introduced yoga to all corners of the Atlantic Provinces and abroad, bringing the practice to their communities, fostering the growth of yoga for all ages and ranges of abilities and establishing their own yoga spaces and studios.
Some of our graduates have gone on to specialize and teach in such areas as Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Children, Yoga in the Schools, Chair Yoga, Yoga for Cancer Patients, Yoga for Round Bodies, Yoga for Prison Staff, Bhakti Yoga & Kirtan and much more, continuing to teach and share the practice all across Canada.
"I've learned how to sit properly, details of postures, breathing techniques, history & philosophy, Chakras, anatomy. I learned to love myself for who I am. Learned that I am complete. Loving yoga even more. To be able to know that I am all I need. I am complete just the way I am. Nothing was not beneficial -- everything had its reasons and was very well planned." ~ Sylvie Cormier, Graduate