SÅANA method foundation  |   200-hr yoga teacher training

You have something to teach that no one else can offer. The SÅANA Method Foundation is a teacher training designed to give you a deep understanding of our signature approach to yoga and the collective wisdom of yogic tradition to help you actualize your full potential as a movement teacher and practitioner.

Our teachers all bring their own experience and spirit to the class, but we stay rooted to our principles. This commitment to our core beliefs and equal commitment to ourselves is what we hope to spark in you.
Once you complete this course, 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

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 training is 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

The SÅANA method blended foundations 200-hour training takes the foundations of your personal practice – and combines interactive workshops, group discussions, self-guided online study, and – of course – lots of teaching practice teaching. 

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

This means that course work will be offered as a blend of in-studio teaching and hands-on practice, with at-home reflection and online resource exploration, focusing on critical analysis and real-world application.  

Make sure to budget approx. 5 hours of self study, in addition to training hours, for every week between Aug. 29 – Dec. 6.

Why we chose a blended training:

The blended nature of this training is designed to integrate your in-studio teaching, group discussions and hands-on practice, with at-home reflection and online resource exploration in order to highlight connections between course material and real-world experience. 

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

The SÅANA Foundations training covers Level 1&2 of the complete SÅANA Method

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

  • 200-hours of guided training and real time feedback on technqiue, approach, tone & language from senior SÅANA teaching faculty
  • In-person & online instruction, led by senior SÅANA faculty – through course workshops, discussions, and practice teaching
  • Access to online student portal for interactice discussion, resource sharing, and student collaboration
  • Introduction to SÅANA classic & SÅANA flow class formats and teaching techniques
  • Detailed breakdown of poses, sequencing, and rhythm
  • Unlimted access to SÅANA studio classes throughout training dates (August 29 – Dcember 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 scheduledesigned 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

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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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