Upward Dog Yoga was one of the first studios to offer Yoga Teacher Training in Ottawa.

Our intimate and personalized Yoga Teacher Training program meets not only the standards as described by Yoga Alliance®, but we also strive to meet the personal requests of each of our participants.

In this training we will study and practice traditional and modern yoga techniques for your self-practice, learn how to teach these techniques to the general public, as well as study anatomy and physiology to safely and effectively to various groups, learn the philosophy of yoga, and the business of yoga - what it takes to make a living doing what you love!

At Upward Dog, we believe yoga is for everybody. We love to hear what brings you to yoga! In our Yoga Teacher Training program, we explore what our trainees really want to learn.


Drop into the studio to register!


This course has been cancelled this year


  • Early bird before May 15: $2,899 + HST

  • Regular price: $3,199 + HST

  • At least $500 is required to secure your spot.

  • After registration you get access to unlimited yoga at our studio from the moment you have paid to the end of the training. Deposit is not refundable

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


Lead Teacher: Eric Desjardin

About Eric:

Eric is classically trained yoga teacher who received his training in India and taught quite a few Yoga Teacher programs

His journey began more than 16 years ago when he was first introduced to Yoga and shortly after did his first yoga teacher training and has been teaching ever since travelling throughout South East Asia teaching yoga in India, Thailand, Indonesia Japan, Vancouver, and Hong Kong.

His approach to yoga is practical and grounded in fundamentals that embody the spirit of yoga.

His commitment to the yogic lifestyle is only matched by his passion for teaching and the development of his students.

Eric has studied Physical and Occupational therapy and has diverse knowledge of anatomy, physiology and movement principles. He has two 200 Hour YTT programs, one 300 Hour program, and one 500 Hour program under his belt.

He continues to explore his lifelong passion for freedom of expression primarily through Yoga. He emphasizes safety and alignment and brings strong dynamic energy to his classes.