Unlimited drop-in classes for the duration of the program ($1070 value)
10% discount off props and most workshops for duration of the program
Regular support and interaction with faculty and program assistants
Manuals and handouts created for the YTT
A $500 (+HST) non-refundable deposit will be required upon acceptance of your application to reserve your spot in the training.
The remaining balance may be paid:
In full — one payment of $3600 + hst by Aug 21, 2017. Paid via e-transfer or cheque.
If you pay in full, your unlimited drop-in pass will commence on the date of your payment.
In installments — ten payments of $330 + hst paid on the first of each month from September 2017-June 2018. Post-dated cheques are the only acceptable form of payment for this option. $20 fee for any bounced cheques.
A full refund minus deposit will be issued if notice to cancel is received at least one month before the start date. There will be no refunds or transfers after 30 days prior to the start date. These refund policies apply to both payment options, either tuition paid in full or by installments
In order to receive a certificate of completion, participants must complete the following in full:
Queen Street Yoga’s Yoga Teacher Training is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga School (RYS-200) in Hatha Yoga, and goes above and beyond their RYS-200 requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, you can submit your certificate and application at YA in order to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).
We are also registered with the federal government as a Certified Educational Institution. Upon completion of the program, we can provide you with a tax receipt (T2202A) for your tuition just like you would get from a college or university.
Are books and materials included in the price of the training?
Required texts are an additional cost, outside of tuition costs. Books can also often be found at local libraries or bought second hand online. We recommend students put aside around $100 for required texts/additional reading material.
We will give you lots of printed resources as part of the training - we have created a library of handouts that you will receive throughout the program to support our lectures and your learning. We have heard from participants that the written resources we provided during the training were incredibly helpful to their learning.
When will I find out if I have been accepted into the program?
For early acceptance apply by July 19th. Notification for early acceptance will be made on July 26th via email. If space permits, we will accept late applications up until September 15th.
How proficient in yoga do you have to be to do the program?
We ask that all students have a minimum of two years of practice, ideally with a teacher and in a form of alignment-based yoga. Students should have a general level of knowledge of yoga asana including sun salutations and basic postures. You do not have to be an elite pretzel to be in this program- all bodies and abilities are welcome! All applicants must attend a minimum of 5 classes at QSY prior to applying and at least 2 of those classes must be with Leena or Emma.
How is the learning structured?
Our 10-month format will enable you to gradually grow your practice, build confidence, and deepen a sense of community. While teacher training is a substantial commitment of time and resources, our format allows you to maintain commitments to work, family, schooling and other activities during your course of study.
The first three weekends of our course will focus on deepening your personal practice and creating a supportive learning community. The remaining weekends will be divided between developing teaching skills and finding your voice as a teacher, diving into yoga philosophy and history, and participating in a growing conversation about what yoga is and how we might choose to teach/present it in our current cultural context.
How many students are enrolled in each training? What is the typical age range of the participants?
Our past two trainings have had between 18-21 students in each group. Our students range in age from early twenties to late sixties – everyone is welcome!
Can I continue to work while I complete this program? Is this program friendly to parents and other full-time caregivers?
The program is designed to be compatible with full- or part-time work or childcare. While our YTT is a significant commitment, our weekend intensives and assignments are spread out evenly over 10-months. If you manage your time well and work on things consistently, it will give you time and space to integrate the learning and to maintain other commitments of work, family and fun!
What if I miss a class?
Students are asked to carefully clear their schedules for the weekend intensives. The special guests, lectures, and exercises happening on these weekends are very valuable and not repeatable. That being said, we understand that illnesses and life circumstances still happen, and we will work with you if there are circumstances that must prevent you from attending part of one of the weekend intensives. Students are responsible for making-up any missed hours of training. This may involve additional written assignments, obtaining notes/recordings from classmates, attending additional relevant workshops or possibly one-on-one time with a faculty member. (Faculty hourly rate: $75+hst. One hour private session is equivalent to 3 hours of class time. This cost is not covered in the tuition fee.)
How much time should I expect to spend on homework?
We advise setting aside 2-3 hours a week to complete assigned readings and homework. This is in addition to attendance in yoga or meditation classes at QSY (1-2 per week) and at least 2 hours of home practice per week.
Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-Hour Program?
Yes. Our program will equip you with teaching skills and confidence to begin your journey as a yoga teacher. We believe that learning never stops, and encourage all of our graduates to continue to find ways to expand their learning and understanding as they develop as teachers.