Advanced YTT Intensive Retreats

We are very excited to announce Ahimsa Yoga’s
2018 Advanced Teacher Training Summer Intensives!

Our Full 200hr Advanced Teacher Training consists of all 3 weekend intensive retreats, plust one full-week intensive retreat. Register for all of them or just choose the ones that most speak to you!

Want to learn more and ask your questions? Come to one of our Information Sessions

Info Session Dates
Ahimsa Toronto: Wednesday May 16 2018, 7:30pm
Ahimsa Whitby: Saturday May 19 2018, 11am

In order to be the best yoga teachers we can be, we need to continually upgrade our skills, knowledge and perspectives as teachers. But also, we need to be in our own best state as individuals in order to deliver the quality of energy and attention we want to give our students.

The ongoing journey to becoming the best yoga teacher you can be requires forward movement on four fronts:

  1. deepening your expertise in yoga and its practices
  2. continually upgrading your skills in the art of teaching and effective communication 
  3. becoming more aligned with your personal Dharma and your clearest, most authentic expression of self
  4. consistently, deliberately and actively renewing and re-igniting your own personal passion for yoga (and life in general!)

Ahimsa Yoga’s Advanced Teacher Training Intensives have been designed to support you on your path to greater fulfillment in each of these four endeavours. 

For this reason Ahimsa’s Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is more than just a yoga training. Its intensive retreat format has been designed to not only upgrade your skills as a yoga teacher, but also provide space and time to unplug from your daily routine and plug back into nature, your creativity, inspiration, and your own dharma.

Our intensives will be held at the Lotus Heart Retreat Centre where we will be nourished with three delicious vegetarian meals per day, and enjoy the beautiful natural setting of Brighton, Ontario. (And our own salt-water swimming pool! ) All meals and accommodations are included in your tuition fees.

These intensive can be taken as stand-alone continuing education experiences, or as a part of our complete Advanced Teacher Training certification program. 


2018 Spring / Summer Weekend Intensives:

May 25-27

“Heart Opening for Wholeness”

A deep-dive into beautiful backbends and heart opening practices.
40 Hrs YTT

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June 8-10

“Yoga Assists: The Science of Refinement”

(*Yoga Teachers Only)

An investigation into the science of elegant adjustments and the art of connection.
40 Hrs YTT

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July 6-8

“The Inwards Journey”

Hip-openers, forward bends, and the journey of healing, self-discovery and deep centring in yoga.

40 Hrs YTT

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7-Day Summer Intensive:

*August 6 – 12

“The Art of Teaching”

Build your clarity and confidence as a teacher, and expand your skill-set for sharing yoga in a masterful and inspired way.
Focused attention will be given to teaching technique, communication skills, hands-on adjustments, and study of asana intention and architecture.
100 Hrs YTT

* This event is for yoga teachers only.


Program space is limited to 20 participants.

Full-Program Tuition (3 weekends + 1 week) 

- $3250+hst
– Early Bird Pricing $3000+hst (paid in full by May 15, 2018)

Weekend Intensives (3 days, 2 nights)

- $500+hst
- $450+hst (if registering for 2 or more)

Full-Week Intensive (7 days, 6 nights)

- $1950

Tuition includes accommodation and 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day.

Accommodation Upgrade Options (based on availability):

Private Room +$50 per night


*"Yoga Teachers Only" events are designed for yoga teachers exclusively and is only suitable to those currently teaching yoga on a regular basis or those who have recently completed a teacher training program of a minimum of 200 hours.

Tuition instalment plans are available for students interested in spreading out the cost of tuition over the course of the program.
For more information, contact Janick, our teacher training co-ordinator, at

Ahimsa Yoga is a registered educational institution with the Government of Ontario.
Ahimsa Yoga is a registered CYA-500 training school with the Canadian Yoga Alliance.



Ahimsa Yoga Advanced Teacher Training Application

Thank you for your interest in Ahimsa’s Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program!

If applying for the full program, a $500 deposit payment will be due upon acceptance, the balance will be due on the first day of the formal program.
Individuals with special circumstances or requiring payment plans must arrange this with our Teacher Training Co-ordinator, prior to acceptance.

Please take the time to consider these questions before answering. Once completed, please forward your answers and a recent photo

1) Where, when, and with whom did you complete your initial yoga teacher training?

2) How much experience have you had teaching since your initial yoga teacher training?

3) Who have your primary teachers been? and what is it about those teachers that inspires you the most?

4) Can you identify your greatest existing challenge in teaching yoga? 

5) What type of yoga teacher do you aspire to be?

Peace & Love, JP namaste 


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