SÅANA method foundation  |   200-hr yoga teacher training

The SÅANA Method is designed to give you a deep understanding of our signature approach to yoga and the collective wisdom of the yogic tradition, to help you actualize your full potential as a teacher and practitioner of movement. 

SÅANA teachers are led by the combination of freedom, bringing their own unique experiences and spirit to class –and foundation, grounding in SÅANA’s guiding principles. The result is a creatively driven, well-rounded, and balanced approach to movement. It’s this balance of creativity & intelligent choices which sets our teachers apart. 

The SÅANA method trainings are designed for students who wish to:  

  • Foster connections between information, ideas, and each other 
  • Cultivate a community of practice 
  • Build confidence as an instructor, and 
  • Tap into their unique creative energy 

We believe you have something to teach that no one else can offer. Through the SÅANA method offerings, you will be qualified to teach yoga in your own authentic and unique way. 



dates & schedule


SÅANA Yoga King West

Upcoming Session Dates: August 29 – December 6, 2020 (session currently running)

Training begins with a 9-day intensive and continues with 6 selected weekends throughout the fall/winter 2020.

This year, we’ve updated our training schedule so that we can enusre a safe and meaningful learning environment for our students and faculty. 

Intensive Week: August 29 – September 6, 2020  

Mornings At Home | 8:30am – 11:30am
includes ZOOM classes, video lectures, and pre-readings & assignments to be completed for afternoon studio sessions.
Afternoons In-Studio | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
includes in-studio classes, interactive workshops to breakdown lecture material, group-work sessions, assignment review, and practice teaching.

Weekend Dates:
September 19 – 20; October 3 – 4; October 17 – 18; October 31 – November 1; November 14 – 15; December 5 – 6

Saturdays At Home | plan for 5 hours (approx. 9:30am – 2:30pm)
includes ZOOM classes, workshops, and group work, video lectures, & assignments

Sundays In-Studio | 8:30am – 2:00pm
includes in-studio classes, interactive workshops to breakdown lecture material, group-work sessions, homework/assignment review, and practice teaching.

*online learning will continue throughout weekends in between in-studio dates. Please account for approx. 5 hours of self-guided study for each weekend (in-studio & online) throughout training.



Regular Price


Early Bird closed on April 25, 2020


Non-Refundable Deposit

All payments due 30 days prior to start date.
All training payments & deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable



Teacher Training Format:

The SÅANA method foundations program is a 200-hour training that takes the foundations of your personal practice – and combines interactive workshops, group discussions, self-guided study, and plenty of practice teaching. 

The SÅANA method foundations is a blended training, consisting of in-studio workshops & practice, paired with online self-guided study & reflection.

This means that course work takes place both in-studio and at home. Materials will be explored through a blend of in-studio workshops and hands-on practice – and at-home reflection, resource examination, and critical analysis of real-world application.  

Why we chose a blended training:

The blended nature of this training is designed to integrate your in-studio learning with your at-home examination, to highlight connections between course material and real-world experience.  

This in-studio and self-guided ‘at-home’ format allows for more student choice and opportunities to self-pace learning. It’s our belief that this freedom and encouragement towards self-inquiry keeps students engaged within training when we gather as a group in studio – and when delving deeper through personal self-guided study from home. 

When you sign up for SÅANA foundations blended training, you receive:

  • 200-hours of guided training and real time feedback on technique, approach, tone & language from senior SÅANA teaching faculty
  • In-person & online instruction, led by senior SÅANA faculty – through course workshops, discussions, and practice teaching
  • Introduction to – and exploration of:
    • Foundations of Yoga and its philosophy, history, and traditional asana’s 
    • Anatomy, and movement assessment 
    • The Art of Teaching – finding your voice and leading others through movement 
    • Creative sequencing  
    • Structure and method for teaching SÅANA Classic & SÅANA Flow 
  • Unlimited access to SÅANA studio classes throughout training dates (August 29 – December 6, 2020)

Our response to COVID:

We are committed to creating a safe and meaningful learning environment for our students and faculty. To honour that commitment in the time of COVID-19, our training looks a little different this year. Here’s how we’re adapting:

  • Training will run at a reduced class size to ensure social distancing at all times when gathered together in-studio 
  • An enhanced blended training schedule designed to get the very most out of our time together. We’ve incorporated online lectures with in-studio workshops, classes, and practice teaching sessions. 
  • The same SÅANA commitment to offer a meaningful, hands-on, and exploration-based training for our students.  


Tessa Bernier

Jes Markoff

Jenny Lee

Parisa Samet

Sara Salehi

Jackie Szabo

Amy Wilford

Want More Information?

To graduate, you must attend all training days and pass the final exam. Graduation does not automatically guarantee you a teaching position at SÅANA.

All SÅANA teacher training program payments & deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Up to 14-days before training start date, in the case of an emergency (accompanying documentation required), a refund of 50% of the total training tuition, less the deposit, can be issued. Or, students can take a full credit to be applied towards a future training. 

I think this was an amazing training that allows people to achieve their goals while also taking care of their families, going to work, etc. I would recommend this training to learn from all the amazing teachers, and for the opportunity to be able to build a network of yogis that live right in your city. 

2019 YTT graduate

Even if teaching is not your goal, you’ll learn so much about yourself – that, in itself is worth it. 

2019 YTT graduate

It was fabulous! Life changing, in fact. SÅANA was able to provide an atmosphere where we felt comfortable and supported in our learning. I felt as though each and every teacher wanted to genuinely help us become the best yoga teacher that we can be. 

2019 YTT graudate

I feel more confident in my ability to teach!

2019 YTT graduate




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