Yoga Teacher Training

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The Salt Spring Centre offers a 200-hour, Yoga Alliance-approved Yoga Teacher Training in the summer. The residential training program is broken up in to two sessions:

  • Session 1: 14 days in July (dates to be confirmed)
  • Session 2: 10 days in August (dates to be confirmed)

What Makes Our YTT Program Special?

  • Our outstanding 20-member faculty of experienced, knowledgeable and certified yoga instructors.
  • This residential program immerses you in the teachings and practice without distraction.
  • All aspects of classical yoga are taught integrating asana, pranayama and meditation.
  • Our program is delivered in two segments – allowing time to absorb and integrate the practices into your daily life in the interval between sessions.
  • Practice and learn in the serene natural beauty of Canada’s west coast.
  • We serve delicious, primarily organic meals using produce from our extensive gardens.
  • The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a non-profit organization dedicated to passing on the teachings of classical ashtanga yoga.

Reputation Matters

The strong reputation of our yoga teacher training program is built on our outstanding 20-member faculty and their dedication to passing on the spiritual teachings that have enriched their own lives.

All practice classes are taught by our team of experienced, knowledgeable and certified yoga instructors. Theory classes are taught by a variety of guest instructors who specialize in each subject.

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a registered school with the Yoga Alliance. Our Yoga Teacher Training program qualifies anyone who completes it to register as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) at the 200-hour level, once all requirements of the Certificate of Completion are met.

Course Objective

This foundation program systematically deepens your experience and understanding of the philosophical roots and diverse practices of the classical ashtanga* and hatha yoga traditions. All aspects of yoga are taught as a physical and spiritual discipline, uniting body, breath and mind. Skills will be developed to enable you to teach a beginning yoga class in the three areas of:

  • pranayama (classical breathing practices),
  • meditation and
  • asana (postures)

Through the interactive nature of the program you build a supportive network, learning from one another as well as from the experienced faculty. For more information about the YTT curriculum, visit the Course Content page.

* This program is not the same as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as taught by students of K. Pattabhi Jois.

Who Should Attend?

Serious Students

YTT students

Our YTT program offers instruction in beginning and intermediate levels of pranayama, meditation and asanas. It is ideal for people of all ages and abilities who want to immerse themselves in a residential program to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga. It is also ideal for those who want to develop the foundation skills to become a yoga teacher.

A flexible body free of injuries is not a prerequisite for this training, nor is it essential to want to become a yoga teacher. Due to the intensive nature of this training it is not suitable for anyone new to yoga and so a minimum of one year experience in yoga practice is recommended.

Yoga Teachers

For those who would like to teach, or for those who are already teaching, this course is designed to expand your knowledge of the theory and practices of yoga as well as to develop and enhance your teaching skills.

Accommodations Type
Camping (Own Tent)
Camping (Centre Tent)
Shared* w/ Shared Bath
Shared* w/ Ensuite
Private w/ Shared Bath

* Shared Rooms have 2-3 twin beds per room.

For more information about how your fees are calculated and what is included please visit the YTT Fees page to learn more >>>

Payment Plans

For those who may find it difficult to pay the entire cost prior to the start of the program, we offer two options for payment plans. learn more >>>

Teach to Learn Bursary

The Teach to Learn Bursary has been created to provide some financial ability for applicants in need to attend the SSYC YTT 200 program. learn more >>>

How To Apply

Step 1
You will be required to complete our online application form when registration opens.

Step 2
You will be emailed shortly after your application is received to confirm your acceptance into the program. Your student contract will be emailed 1-2 weeks after that.

Step 3
Return the completed student contract.

Please Note * If you experience any technical difficulties with the online application form. Or, do not receive an email response after submitting your application within 3 days, then contact the program director Chetna 250.380.9642 or email

Contact Us

If you would like the opportunity to speak about any aspect of the training prior to sending in your contract (or anytime) please feel free to contact us:

Program Director
(250) 380-9642

(250) 857-8942