Interested in becoming a yoga teacher but don't want to sacrifice your weekend or an entire month to do an intensive?


Would you rather complete your training at your own pace, as it's convenient for you?


Do you want to deepen your practice and increase your knowledge without the pressure of teaching?


If you answered ‘yes' to any of these questions, this is the training for you!


Join Alec Balfour, Sadie Webster and Karine Coulombe-Hallé for this unique, module-based teacher training.


Each module takes three weeks to complete.  Compulsory classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 pm – 9 pm over the three-week period (24 contact hours per module).  For your elective hours, you will have opportunities to attend workshops of interest and shadow seasoned teachers at Upward Dog Yoga.


Module 1 – The Foundation: In this module, we define what Yoga is and what it isn't.  We explore the history of Yoga alongside the different styles and learn basic anatomical terms and alignment principles.  (Prerequisite: A love of Yoga)


Module 2 – The Body: This Module will focus on the physical aspect of the practice.  We'll break down major body systems to learn how the human body functions and look at major joints, learning how their function and movement influence our practice.  (Prerequisite: Module 1)


Module 3 – The Mind: The focus here will be on the philosophy behind the practice.  We'll examine influential texts such as the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika and explore various Buddhist and Tantric principles.  (Prerequisite: Module 1)


Module 4 – The Spirit: In this section, we will delve deeper into the subtler aspects of the practice.  Here we'll look at Pranayama, Meditation, Kriyas, Mantra, Mudras, Bandhas, Chakras and Nadis.  This module will work on more introspective and meditative practices and incorporate Bhakti Yoga – the devotional side of the practice.  (Prerequisite: Module 1)


Module 5 – The Teacher: The fifth module is intended only for those who want to complete their 200-hour certificate and become teachers.  In this module, we will discuss the qualities of a teacher and tie together everything from previous modules.  In this section, you will be required to design, lead and assist full-length Yoga classes.  By this point you will have learned what you need to know to teach; the focus now is on refining your teaching practice, so you feel confident in your abilities.  (Prerequisite: Modules 1, 2, 3, 4)




There will also be a weekend retreat in Summer 2019 to learn how to live a yogic lifestyle and fully integrate your teachings.

 Module 1


During this module with Sadie Webster and Alec Balfour you will learn basics of traditional and modern yoga techniques, anatomy and physiology, begin to learn the philosophy of yoga to prepare yourself for the next modules of this comprehensive 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.



You investment for Module 1 is $580 plus HST

Learning materials are extra 


November 6 to November 22

every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 9 PM

Plus a number workshops with our guest teacher on various yoga related topics

Module 1 Workshop Schedule :

Trauma Sensitive Yoga: November 2 (Friday, 7:30 PM) -  2 Hours 

AcroYoga with Diane Lam and Greg Clark November 25 (Sunday 2:30 PM) -  2 Hours

Meditation (Nov 3-4, 17-18) 2:30 PM with Sadie Webster 20 Hours.

Next Four Module Workshops:

Anatomy (24 November 2:30 PM) with Alec Balfour

Pranayama (Time TBD) with Joel Beauchamp

Restorative yoga (Time TBD) with Melanie Allison

Mala Making workshop (Time TBD) with Sadie Webster


Next Module Dates:

Module 2:  January 8/10/15/17/22/24;

Module 3: February 5/7/12/14/19/21;

Module 4: March 5/7/19/21/26/28;

Module 5: April 9/11/16/18/23/25; 



Each module is $580 plus HST

At least 50% of the cost is required to secure your spot. 

If you pay in full you get access to unlimited yoga at our studio from the moment you have paid to the end of the module.

Upward Dog Yoga is an HRSDC Certified Educational Institution. We can provide you with the tuition receipt for your tax purposes




With Alec Balfour

Instructor of 200 Hour yoga teacher training in Ottawa

And Sadie Webster


Instructor of 200 Hour yoga teacher training in Ottawa


The rest of the modules:

Module 1: November 6 to 22
Module 2: January 8 to 24
Module 3: February 12 – 28
Module 4: March 12  -28
Module 5: April 9 - 25

Workshops lead by Sadie, Alec, or guest teachers will be coordinated with the group during the course of the training