Teacher Training Details

Application + Admissions

  • Applicants are required to have a minimum of 12-18 months regular yoga study with a qualified teacher (preferably in alignment-based yoga such as Anusara or Iyengar). It is beneficial if you also have a home/personal practice. 
  • Applicants must attend a minimum of 5 classes at Queen Street Yoga (at least 2 must be with Emma or Leena) to determine if this training is suitable for you.


  • Download our 2017 YTT Application Form.
  • Submit your completed application form by email to info[at]queenstreetyoga.com with "YTT Application 2017" in the subject line.
  • For early acceptance, apply by July 19, 2017.
  • Once your application has been received, we may ask to set up a personal interview to review your application.
  • You will be notified of your acceptance by July 26, 2017. 
  • If space permits, late applications may be accepted up until Sept 15, 2017.
  • After notification of acceptance you will need to pay a $500+hst non-refundable deposit to confirm and secure your spot in the training.


  • $3,600 + hst - Early bird rate, must be paid in full by Aug 21, 2017
  • $3800 + hst - Regular rate, 10-month payment plan

Tuition includes:
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

Payment Options
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.
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.

Refund Policy
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:

  • Attendance in all teacher training classroom hours
  • Attendance of 1-2 classes each week (50 classes minimum over the duration of the program) at Queen Street Yoga (unlimited classes are included in your tuition fees!)
  • A home practice for the duration of the program
  • Successful completion of monthly homework assignments and reading assignments (plan for 2-3 hours each week for homework)
  • Observe, assist and report on a minimum of 12 classes
  • Complete a 10-class practicum of practice teaching and peer review
  • Successful completion of teaching demonstration and comprehensive open-book exam at the end of the program. 


Accreditation & Tax Receipts

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. 


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