UBC Yoga Teacher Training

UBC Yoga Teacher Training

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We would like to invite You to join our UBC Yoga Teacher Training Program on the UBC Campus!

UBC Yoga Teacher Training is open to everyone (students, staff, faculty & general public).  

A unique benefit is that each training is capped at 18 Students.

Accredited with Yoga Alliancethe UBC Yoga Teacher Training program certifies all succesfull graduates as  200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers. 

Class Schedule & Location

Attendance is mandatory for successful completion of the program.  

May 2015  

May 30 – July 26, 2015

Every Weekend (Saturday & Sunday) 9:00am – 6:30pm / 1 Weeknight per week (Tuesday) 6:00pm – 8:00-pm / July 1st, Class will be in session from Noon-8:00pm

All classes held at the Ponderosa Commons Studio.  Located in the West Commons building on University Boulevard and West Mall, the Studio is a state-of-the-art fitness space with floor to ceiling windows.

Program Fees

All fees are set and collected by the University of British Columbia.

UBC Student

CSC (Community Service Card Holders) & Faculty

General Public

* all program fees INCLUDE taxes

* all program fees INCLUDE all course materials (exception:  Students must bring a Yoga Mat)

* Canadian Dollars

Admission Requirements

To be considered for our UBC Yoga Teacher Training program, you must comply with the following Admission Requirements:


  • 18 years of age or older (we Welcome students of ALL ages)
  • have completed the on-line, UBC Registration
  • have an English level that allows for reading, writing & speaking to a level of full comprehension
  • must not have a severe medical condition that will preclude a student from participating (persons who have a medical condition that does not interfere with their safety and their participation will always be considered for trainings)
  • have some basic, prior experience with Yoga (attending classes etc.)
Curriculum & Course Materials


Like all Registered Yoga Schools, our UBC Yoga Teacher Training program is required to offer a curriculum based on the guidelines issued by Yoga Alliance.    

  • Teaching Methodology &Training
  • Asana (The Postures) ~ View Asana List
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama (Breath Techniques)
  • Ayurveda
  • Introductory Workshops to: Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga & Restorative Yoga
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Lifestyle & Ethics of Yoga Teachers
  • Kirtan & Satsang
  • Chakras
  • Practicum Teaching
  • Discusion Sessions
  • Practicum Evaluation & Assessment  
  • Business of Yoga Workshop

Course Materials

  • 150 Page, Full Colour, Program Manual  
  • 60 Page, Full Colour, Asana Manual
  • Key Muscles of Yoga | Your Guide to Functional Anatomy, Ray Long
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Mukanada Stiles
  • Journal

Your Course Materials will be ON-SITE on day 1 of your program.

Yoga Alliance Accrediation

ubc yogaYoga Alliance Accreditation is not only important to us as a school, but to the graduates of our programs.  Yoga Alliance registry marks are globally recognized symbols of standards-based knowledge in the field of teaching yoga.

We recommend all graduates register with Yoga Alliance, a voluntary body which  promotes standards for training and practice, allowing you to increase your credibility as a Teacher. By maintaining your Yoga Alliance Accreditation and registration on an annual basis, you may use the RYT or RYS designation following your name and on your marketing materials and website.

We are a registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and are listed on their online directory. Registration acknowledges that our programming meets standards for curriculum, and that training is conducted by experienced Teachers.

Accommodation Options

Meals & Accommodation are NOT included in your program fees.

Are you coming in from out-of-town?  You will find details here that work with every budget.

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