Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training: Summer Intensive


Our 200-hour summer intensive program is designed for lovers of yoga and aspiring teachers.  Learn how to teach a safe and efficient class with confidence while empowering your personal practice.

While this course will prepare you to teach classical Hatha Yoga classes, it is not necessary to be a teacher to attend, nor even the desire to teach. Many students have attended teacher training programs to enhance their personal practice. Those who wish to teach will find a wealth of invaluable tools to share with their students for years to come.

Full details below, registration link is at the bottom of the page.


This is a 200 hour program in yoga instruction for traditional Hatha Yoga. Certification is by the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre and meets the requirements for 200-hour Yoga Alliance membership.

This course time (250 total training hours: 180 hours of contact time and 70 hours independent study) can be used in combination with advanced yoga training to qualify for 500-hour Yoga Alliance membership.



80 contact hours +
32 hours independent study

  • Over 10 breath exercises (pranayama)
  • Over 80 of the most practiced physical postures (asanas)
  • Numerous warm up exercises
  • Brief overview of Mudras (hand positions), bhandas (locks), drishti (points of focus for the eyes), etc.

Teaching methodology

25 contact hours +
3 hours independent study

  • Prenatal considerations
  • Modifications for injury
  • Modifications for limited flexibility, Balance or strength
  • Yoga props & accessories
  • How to design classes
  • Business, administration and principles of karma yoga
  • Stay fresh as a teacher
  • Obstacles in the path of yoga
  • Power of the voice
  • Assisting

Anatomy & physiology

15 contact hours +
10 hours independent study

  • Western anatomy of physical body: bones, muscles, glands, nerves, connective tissue, etc.
  • Yogic anatomy of the subtle body: chakras, meridians, nadis and additional yogic functions of the glandular and nervous systems
  • The inter-related nature of the physical and subtle bodies


45 contact hours +
5 hours independent study

  • Mock teaching practice amongst fellow trainees
  • Small group teaching practice
  • Teaching practice with large group
  • Public class
  • 5-10 minute presentation to group on the Yoga Sutras

Philosophy, ethics, history and lifestyle

15 contact hours +
10 hours independent study

  • Branches, styles, variations, history of yoga
  • Exploration of the 8 limbs of yoga
  • Meaning of “Yoga” and “Hatha”
  • Variations of Hatha yoga (Classical, Bikram, Iyengar, Power, Kripalu, Sivananda, Ashtanga… )
  • Transformational/healing aspects of Hatha yoga
  • Yoga aphorisms of Patanjali
  • Yamas & Niyamas/dos & donts;
  • Meditation techniques including mantra, japa, trataka, metta, etc.

Please note

Contact hours are at Rama Lotus during the intensives.

  • All times, content and teaching team are subject to change without notice.
  • Times for Independent Study hours are approximate. You will work with and learn all of the above and more!
  • Journals will be distributed at the beginning of the course as you will be expected to journal throughout the training.



Summer 2018

June 7-10
June 21-24
July 5-8
July 19-22
August 9-12
August 23-26



Thursday and Friday – 8am-5pm
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

Open yoga classes

A Rama Lotus 10 Class card is included with the cost of the course. Feel free to try out different yoga styles with different teachers.

Take home exam

The take home exam will be given during the course.

Graduation ceremony

The graduation ceremony will be held on the last day of the course.


abe-cartlandAbe has always been on the yogic path. In 2007 yoga in the classical sense, suddenly made sense to Abe. Since then he has studied, practiced and lived yoga with dedication and passion. Abe believes that we are in a constant state of becoming, and that we never “get it done”. “Its about the journey.” Abe’s journey has lead him to study and practice with many inspiring teachers. Abe brings a deep understanding of human movement, gained from over 10 yeas as a Personal Trainer and several yoga trainings and marries it with over 30 years of spiritual and energetic practice to create a full, well rounded yoga class. Abe designs classes to inspire each of us to look within while cultivating a strong body, light heart and calm mind.




Diana Buxban  is inspired from the fluid, breath-synchronized dance of Ashtanga, drawing strongly from Hatha Yoga precision and integrity, finding serenity in the deep lake of meditative stillness that is Yin Yoga. Infusing asana practice with spiritual depth, her classes aim to inspire, empower, open everyone to the vast landscapes of inner sensations, and the simplicity of honest contemplation of the Self.

Diana’s students appreciate her clear, methodical instructions, as well as her ability to translate complex philosophical, anatomical or esoteric concepts into familiar discourse.

Guest teachers will also be included in the training. These senior teachers will be offering additional experienced instruction for you to learn from and experience.


Course cost: $2800+hst

Early-bird: $2600+hst if registered before May 17th, 2018

Super early bird: $2400+hst if registered before April 15th 2018

Scholarship Placement

Rama Lotus is proud to offer a scholarship placement in each 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program. This placement gives back to our community by offering someone in need a reduced price of $1,500+hst.

If you are interested in this scholarship please visit our front desk or email to apply.

Preference will be given to applicants who will use this training to give back to the community.

Application deadline for Summer 2017 training is April 22nd, 2018. Applicants who are not selected will have access to super early bird pricing until May 10th, 2018. Applicants should not register in advance of selection.

Price includes

  • Six 4 day modules
  • Yoga Teacher Training manual
  • Numerous handouts
  • 10 class yoga package at the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre
  • Professional certification by a Yoga Alliance registered school that is internationally recognized

Tuition Tax Credits

The Rama Lotus Yoga Centre is recognized by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a certified private educational institution.

All students taking part in our 200 hr Hatha or Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training programs will receive an official tuition fee receipt: Canada Revenue Agency Tuition, Education, and Textbook Amounts Certificate (T2202A) allowing you to qualify for Tuition and Education Tax Credits on your personal income tax, for the tuition paid for the programs. It has been determined that our teacher training programs are considered part-time educational programs.

For more details about Tuition and Education tax credits, please visit the CRA website: Tuition, education and textbook amounts

The Rama Lotus Yoga Centre also has professional recognition with both the Yoga Alliance and the Kundalini Research Institute.

Refund Policy

Refunds are available up to 21 days before the course, minus a $250 administration cost. Written requests for refund must be submitted to the Rama Lotus front desk no later than May 17th, 2018. No refunds will be available for any reason after May 17th, 2018, including once the course has started.

Please note that the content of this course schedule as well as the teaching team are subject to change without notice.

Payment methods

Cash, Money Order, Debit, Visa or MasterCard. Registration can be done in studio, by phone at 613.234.7974 or online.

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