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This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training 200 program is intended for spirited youth with a desire for living balanced life.


Yoga Truly is committed to providing safe and inclusive environments for learning and we are committed to making this postures and philosophies accessible. Teens in grades 11 or 12 of all genders and abilities are welcome.


Now Teens Can Earn An Internationally Recognized Professional Designation

Plus move forward in life with time tested coping skills and the ability to teach yoga part time while in post secondary school or the workforce

See out our 5 star review on Yoga Alliance Registered




  • A professional and comprehensive downloadable manual including lesson plans, templates and detailed techniques training pages for all the traditional Hatha Yoga postures and meditations

  • Techniques training videos for poses, meditations and breathing techniques

  • Live training with Claire, E-RYT 500 and pre-recorded training with Claire, Aruna and Parampreet your experienced lead trainers.

  • Lifetime access to the recordings of the live zoom training

Teens, Become a Certified Yoga Teacher by May, 2024



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'This teacher training is incredible. So packed with information, teaching plans, pose breakdowns, practicums and jam packed with everything you will need to feel confident as a new teacher to start as soon as we graduate. Claire is an incredible instructor. This is an investment you will not regret! It is by far the best Hatha training I have seen on the market'.

Micaela, June 2020


Claire Louise Smith, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, BA

I began practicing yoga in 2002 and took teacher training to learn more about yoga's healing possibilities. I've owned 2 storefront yoga studios in Ontario, Canada and pivoted to an online studio during the pandemic. I've been offering this training to students in person and online since 2014. I have also authored a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and co-authored the Ambassador Yoga Training. I followed my dream for a simple life by the ocean and now live in Nova Scotia with my family.

Aruna Kathy (E-RYT 500, RCYT, BA) -

Aruna started yoga in 1995 and took teacher training in 1998 because she was ready for a career change. This led to the study of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness with master teachers including a decade as a disciple of a Bengali Guru and living in an Ashram for 6 years. She has taught yoga full time since 2000. She cofounded Ambassador Yoga with Claire and authored the Young Yoga Masters Children's Yoga Teacher Training after teaching for many years in schools and daycare centers.

Parampreet Singh (MA Ls, Yoga and MeditationTeacher)

Parampreet took yoga teacher training in 1995 to deepen his understanding of the asana limb of yoga. Parampreet has been involved in meditation communities for over four decades through meditating, writing, storytelling, and teaching. Parampreet is the host of the Meditation Questions and the Science Meditations podcasts where he has created a place for those interested in meditation from a scientific perspective.


  • Yoga as a movement practice

  • Yoga ethics and lifestyle guidelines

  • Sanskrit vocabulary

  • Structural alignment for optimal physical health

  • Establishing a home practice

  • Effective lesson planning

  • Focus, concentration and meditation

  • The timeline of yoga – a comprehensive overview

  • The Chakras and energetic anatomy systems

  • Yoga for those struggling with chronic pain

  • Meditation and chanting

  • Business of yoga

  • Relaxation sequences and practices for overall well being

  • Breathing techniques for stress reduction and balanced emotions

  • Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

  • Yoga for specialties – Children, Seniors, Pregnant People

  • Teaching methodology for confidence teaching all provided lesson plans

  • Yoga philosophy – including tools applicable to leading a modern balanced life

  • Yoga postures (Asana) health benefits and techniques training for each category of yoga poses

  • Anatomy concepts: The Cells, The Joints, The Muscles, The Skeletal System, The Respiratory System



'My favorite part of the training was the study and dissection of the Bhagavad Gita and connecting its themes to modern life. Claire offers herself wholly to her students, sharing her personal journey as it relates to the subjects at hand. She speaks confidently about yogic philosophy and physical anatomy in language that is entirely understandable to students. As well as being an excellent speaker, Claire is an incredible listener. Each student is encouraged to share their thoughts and have their voice heard. One cannot deny that Claire is fully invested in developing and offering teacher training to utmost of her ability'.

Sarah, November 2015




Explore the wisdom of a Yogic lifestyle through the Yamas and Niyamas, commonly called the do’s and don’ts of yoga. These insights form the foundation of the Eight Limb Path, a series of yoga philosophies that provide useful guidelines to ground, inspire and enlighten you. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali will also serve as a reference to assist you in threading the truths of these ancient teachings into your modern life.

Required Reading:
The Sutras of Patanjali


Learn the technical aspects of the classical yoga postures and the human anatomy and physiology required to teach them. Advance your physical practice and become confident instructing powerful breathing techniques. Deepen your understanding of the ways yoga creates strength and balance with a complete examination of the bandhas and how modern science is used to support and demystify yogic traditions.

Required Reading:
The Science of Yoga by William J. Broad


Deepen your understanding of the mind-body,connection through a comprehensive study of the chakra system. Awareness of the interplay between energetic and physical anatomy, will help you recognize unbalanced emotional and physical energies within and how to restore the balance. Explore the classical postures in gentle, restorative and accessible ways and  learn to  teach others how to find calm though chanting and meditation.

Required Reading:
Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasiter


Journey into the lessons and teachings of the spiritual roots of yoga philosophy through ancient texts and engage in practical conversations so you can apply these teachings to modern life. Learn specific techniques to help remove obstacles on your path and remain present and grounded while building your yoga business. Keep your standards high as you embrace your new endeavors with integrity and a very open heart!

Required Reading:
The Bhagavad Gita

The Enlightened Life

The Anatomy of a Healthy Life

Finding Calm in an Age of Speed

The Past, Present + Future of Yoga


This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training takes place over 8 months


All teens in grades 11 or 12 are welcome

Training Dates:


 4 hours of live interactive training + 1 hour of homework per week

  • Tuesday's and Thursdays from 7:30- 9:30 pm Atlantic Time

  • October 10 2023 -May 30, 2024

    No classes over Christmas or March Break

    Restorative and Meditation classes scheduled for exam week


  • 40 Prerecorded Self Study Hours - Get Access Upon Registration


Attend live training hours + complete the self study hours at your own pace to graduate by May 2023

Training Fees:.


Deposit and access to manual and self study resources

Was $599- NOW only $399 + hst

Plus monthly payments from October - May

Was $199 - NOW only $129 + hst / month


Save over $700

  • by registering before September 22, 2023


What style of yoga will I be certified to teach?

     This is a Hatha teacher training course, which includes vinyasa, flow and gentle yoga + includes tips to teaching Restorative,  Prenatal, Children, Teen and Seniors Yoga.

Will I make money as a yoga teacher?

     We will thoroughly discuss the business of yoga in this training and opportunities for yoga teachers. Some teachers are

     inspired to share their knowledge through volunteering and community organizations, others create very successful

     businesses and teach full time. 

Will I be ready to teach?

     Yes! Our graduates are confident, prepared and excited to teach.

Do I have to join Yoga Alliance?

     Registration with Yoga Alliance is optional. You will graduate as a Certified Yoga Teacher from a Yoga Alliance Accredited 

     School so you can register if you choose to. We will discuss the details (pros and cons) in the training.


How much homework is there?

This is a complete and comprehensive 200 hour teacher training program. Your total required time commitment to this training is 200 hours. 160 hours will be live online,  and 40 hours of self study can be completed anytime. You will have access to the 40 self study hours as soon as you register. You will graduate upon completion of  all 200 hours.

What if I don’t want to teach?

     Many people attend this training for self-discovery and to deepen their understanding of yoga. This program is a very

     rewarding journey and experience even if you don't teach. However, most people are inspired to share what they have

     learned in some capacity.


Are there additional books and materials?

    Yes, in addition to your included, downloadable manual,  each module has a required reading. These books do not have  

     to be read prior to training. We reference the texts throughout the training and highly recommend you have them. Please

     purchase from local bookstores whenever possible.





Will I get a certificate?

     Yes, upon completion of the program, you will immediately receive a PDF certificate that you can save and use to register

     with Yoga Alliance if you choose to. You will also receive an official signed certificate by mail that you can keep and frame.

How much experience do I need to participate?

     Different schools have different thoughts and requirements. At Yoga Truly, we welcome everybody. If you are ready to 

     learn, we are happy to teach you.

How is this training special and unique?

     This training developed by Claire and Aruna is licensed by experienced yoga teachers worldwide. All trainers including

     Claire and Aruna receive excellent, 5 star reviews  from program graduates referencing content, delivery and student

     confidence upon course completion. This program meets the most up to date industry standards including trauma

     sensitivity, inclusivity, accessibility and a deep respect for the roots of yoga.



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