240-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program (RYT-200)
The only RYT-200 Canadian college that specializes in therapeutic yoga.
More Yoga Teacher Training hours than any program on Vancouver Island, with 240 in-class teaching hours and an additional 60 teaching application hours – 300 hours in total!
Deepen your own practice and learn how to safely teach therapeutic Hatha/ Flow yoga to beginner students. Ajna’s 240-Hour Yoga Teacher Training certification program exceeds the requirements from the Yoga Alliance. This course is designed to be a hands-on learning experience, with practical applications of student-centered teaching techniques. We have been training teachers for 15 years and we know that adults learn most effectively through hands on, personal experience. Our program is trauma-informed, with a foundation in yoga therapy. Graduates can register with the Yoga Alliance as RYT-200 and teach all over the world. The 240 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
We offer two training formats: An immersion course for those who want to complete their training in 4 weeks; and a 12-week evening/weekend course designed for people who are working or have other commitments during the day.
240 Hour (RYT-200) Program Details
- Duration: 12 weeks.
- Location: Ajna Studio, 209-2250 Oak Bay Avenue (entrance on Monterey Ave), Victoria, B.C.
- Tuition: $2,600.00 ($2,300 for early bird price and $2,950 for International students)
- If applying to Student Aid BC, choose the full-time option on the application form. No deposit required for students with student loans.
- $150 is a non refundable registration fee ($500 fee for International students)
- Deposit: a minimum of $400.00 is required to hold your spot.
- Remainder of payment due 3 weeks before the program start date.
- Spring: March 24- June 11, 2020
- Fall: September 22- December 10, 2020
- Fall 12-week Program: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm.
- Summer Immersion Program: Tuesday- Friday 1:30pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-6pm
- Spring 12-week Program Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:30pm – 7:30pm.
240 Hour (RYT-200) Payment Options
- Cheque made out to Ajna Yoga
- To pay by cheque, please mail to:
- Ajna Yoga
209-2250 Oak Bay Avenue
- Ajna Yoga
- To pay by cash, click on the “Contact” link in the main menu, or call Michelle at (250) 812-8355
- E-transfer sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visa or Mastercard through our Wellness living registration site
Pay by Visa or MC
240 Hour (RYT-200)Program Testimonials
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240 Hour (RYT-200) Program Outline
The 240-Hour Yoga Teacher Training includes a free, 3-month unlimited yoga membership to Ajna Yoga studio classes during the program as well as 3 certification program classes a week. We begin each program class with an Asana class, break for food, and then explore the curriculum through lecture, discussion and hands-on learning.
Our program is based on following the “8 limbs of Yoga” as we explore:
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What Makes Our 240 Hour (RYT-200) Program Unique?
Our course is designed to teach you (as a student) to go inward, to feel into your body and to move from a place of listening to your inner teacher.
You will learn how to make yoga accessible for all bodies and give you 16 hours of Therapeutic Yoga Training. We feel yoga therapy is an essential skill to have as a teacher.
The course begins with the foundations of yogic philosophy and the literal foundation of the physical body – the feet. Each week, we delve deeper in the applications of yogic philosophy and the anatomy of the body, using the chakras as a guide.
We study the alignment of over 50 asanas (postures), with special attention given to how we can modify postures to fit the needs of different bodies.
Each day begins with an asana class that focuses on the learning theme of the day, so that you can feel and experience the curriculum in your body. Then we have a food break and come back to discuss, study and review the alignment of postures. Finally, you practice teach the postures, breath and meditation to each other.
Ajna has a great yoga community and our students feel there is a deep bond of a family here. An important value is to ensure all student feel respected and safe empowered. We support graduates to teach in studios, community centers and international locations. One of our passions is making yoga accessible and have pioneered placements in mental health, addictions and women’s centers.
240 Hour (RYT-200) Admission Requirements
Applicants are required to have at least one year of personal yoga practice with a yoga instructor and are 19 years of age. All applications to this program require submission of the following information and supporting documents before your file can be assessed for admission:
- Online Application
- Letter of reference from a yoga instructor you have taken classes with
- Copy of photo ID to prove you are at least 19 years of age
240 Hour (RYT-200) Graduation Requirements
Students must attend 100% of the program to graduate. Additionally, students will:
- Write two 750-1,000 word papers
- Complete additional homework throughout the course
- Practice teach with a mentor during the course
- Pass an exam class at the end of the course