SÅANA method online 

The SÅANA Method idesigned 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 freedombringing their own unique experiences and spirit to class –and foundation, grounding in SÅANA’s guiding principles. The result is a creatively driven, well-roundedand 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. 

UPCOMING SESSION: SÅANA method online level 2 | Nov 2 – Dec 6, 2020





The SÅANA method online is offered in two levels – designed to build your knowledge, teaching experience, and personal practice. Each level will prepare you to teach SAANA’s signature classes – classic & flow – and challenge you to build off those class structures to explore movement and sequencing. From there, you’ll be able to harness your new-found knowledge and confidence to take your teaching anywhere.    

Our online trainings are designed for those looking for the flexibility to design their studies around their own schedules. Each level will equip you with the tools needed to sequence intelligently and creatively – and to teach and support your students effectively.  

After the completion of online levels 1&2, you will receive your 200-hour YTT certification. 

The completion of both online levels is equivalent to the completion of SÅANA method blended foundations training. 

Level 1: Inquire

SÅANA method online level 1 introduces students to the foundations of Yoga, its philosophy, history, and traditional asana’s. Level 1 presents the SÅANA method as the first steps to building toolkit for teaching movement.  

 In level 1, trainees are guided through the format and structure of a classic class – while developing the skills and critical thinking required to personalize instruction and class direction based on the needs of a room.  As the introduction to teaching for many of our students – this level includes lots of practice teaching.   

Workshops include: Introduction to Anatomy, Asana Breakdown, The Art of Teaching, Blocks & Assists, Sequencing, Practice Teaching, and History & Philosophy. 

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Level 2: Explore

SÅANA method online level 2 builds on the basics offered in level 1 and introduces students to advanced practices and how to teach them. This includes: pranayama, meditation, and inversions, plus a specific deep dive into intelligent and creative sequencing.

In level 2, trainees are guided through the format of a Flow class – and will learn the ways to build off this base class structure to explore sequencing and language while supporting students towards success in their movements. Class structure, sequencingand practice teaching is the primary focus in level 2 – trainees will receive personalized feedback on their own sequences, language, and class management.  

Workshops include: Deep dive into Anatomy (functional movement & core), Blocks & hands-on-assists, History & Philosophy, and Sequencing to theme & Peak Pose.   





SÅANA method online: Level 2 – Explore

Upcoming Session dates: November 2 – December 6, 2020

SÅANA online takes the foundations of your personal practice – and combines it with workshops, group discussions, self-reflection, self-guided online study, and lots of practice teaching – to create an integrated online-studio, accessible at any time for our students.  

The online-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 own learning.

When you sign up for SÅANA online level 2 training, we will:

  • Build on the basic set out in level 1 (or a previous 200-hr YTT), and introduce advanced practices and how to teach them 
  • Deep-dive into posture analysis & movement assessment 
  • Deep-dive into creative & intelligent sequencing 
  • Introduce the structure and method for teaching Flow classes –  and develop the tools to design a unique class built off a base sequence

When you sign up for SÅANA online level 2 training, you will receive:

  • Live online instruction and training – led by senior SÅANA faculty- through course workshops, discussions, and practice teaching. Personalized feedback on technique, approach, tone & language.  
  • Unlimited access to online student portal for interactive discussion, resource sharing, and student collaboration 
  • Weekly online discussions, practice teaching breakout groups, and live classes with SÅANA Faculty 
  • Introduction to Flow class format and teaching technique 
  • Deep-dive into posture analysis and creative sequencing 
  • unlimited access to SÅANA virtual studio throughout training dates 


Jacqueline DiRenzo

Tessa Bernier

Jenny Lee 

Parisa Samet

Jackie Szabo

Amy Wilford




regular training rate


20% discounted covid-relief rate available for 2020 session.
Price in CAD +tax

Scholarships & Payment plans are available. Scholarship deadline September 30, 2020
SÅANA reserves a minimum of one
 scholarship spot for students who identify as BIPOC/LGBTQIA for all training programs.
For details – and the scholarship application – email [email protected]




Each of SÅANA method’s online trainings run over 5 weeks & weekends. Each training week will include the following: 

  • Pre-recorded video workshops which can be watched at your own convenience. All 5 workshops will be posted at the start of every week so you have the freedom to watch them when you’re free. Do 1 each day – or all together at one time. 
  • 1 live online discussion (via zoom) where we will gather to answer any questions that came up from the week’s workshops and projects.  Calls will be recorded if you need to miss a week. 
  • 1 small-group breakout session to review workshops concepts, sequencing & teaching practice, and anatomy breakdowns. Breakout group work is done live – and scheduled by your group members to find a time that best suits the team. 
  • 1 full-group practice teaching session (via zoom). These sessions are done live – timing will vary per week to best accommodate schedules 
  • 1  live online class (via zoom) hosted by SÅANA method faculty, so that we can practice together.
    (You will also be expected to take an additional 3 classes each week via the SAANA virtual studio.) 
  • Weekly self-guided study and reflection based on weekly workshops and readings 

Trainees should budget approximately 16 – 18 hours/week to course work and personal practice. 

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For the upcoming LEVEL 2 training, November 2 – December 6:

Online ZOOM sessions, including group discussions, practice teaching, and class will take place on the following:
Wednesday’s 7:00pm – 8:30pm | Saturday’s 9:30am – 10:30am & 11:00am – 12:30pm
Please ensure you will be available for the above times throughout the training month.




Is there a pre-requisite for the SÅANA method onlineve level 2 training?

Yes – to apply for the SÅANA method online level 2 training, applicants must have either:

  • Completed (and graduated) from the SÅANA method online level 1 training. Or,
  • Graduated a previous 200-hr YTT program and who are looking to continue their movement education and develop their understanding of posture assessment and sequencing.

How much time should I expect to set aside for training each week?

SÅANA online training consists of online lectures, workshops, group work, practice teaching, self-guided online study, and online yoga classes. You will be able to complete the majority of these components on your own schedule – budget approximately 17 hours/week for your course work.

What if I miss a lecture or discussion? Can I complete the training on my own schedule?

The majority of this training can be done on your own schedule – all workshops, lectures, and group discussions will be recorded. So, even if you can’t tune in live – you will still have unlimited access to content. This training also incorporates weekly practice teaching and group work – you will have the freedom to set up these virtual group work sessions with your partners to what best suits your schedule.

Do I get to teach at SAANA After this training?

Level 1 is the first step towards your teaching journey. Combined, Levels 1&2 account for a traditional 200-hour YTT. Once you have completed levels 1 & 2,  you will be able to set up an audition class with your home studio. Completing your training does not automatically guarantee you a teaching spot at your studio.

I don’t want to teach yoga – but I’m really interested in learning more about my practice. Can I take this course?

Yes! The information and experience gained from this training is a great opportunity to expand your own knowledge and deepen your practice!

How does the SÅANA method online line up with your in-studio trainings?

The information you receive in our online trainings and blended trainings are the same. Each will equip you with the tools needed to sequence intelligently and creatively – and to teach and support your students effectively. Our online trainings are designed for those looking for the flexibility to design their studies around their own schedules (especially great if you’re not based in the GTA).

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online: Level 2

Scholarship applications available for those in financial need. 
SÅANA reserves a minimum of one scholarship spot for students who identify as BIPOC/LGBTQIA for all training programs.

For details, email [email protected]

Scholarship deadline September 30, 2020

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. 




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