Toronto Graduate Yoga Teacher Training

This is a one-year Independent Study Programme. Begin the mentored programme at any time. For more information, contact Monica Voss, 416 944 0838,

250-Hour Graduate Teacher Training Programme

Toronto’s Esther Myers Yoga Studio’s Graduate Teacher Training Programme is designed for yoga teachers who are interested in deepening their understanding of a chosen aspect of yoga or focusing on a particular student population through independent research and study.

Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to

  • asana and pranayama
  • special needs populations
  • hands on assisting
  • pre and post natal yoga
  • meditation

In addition to taking personal and internship classes, a graduate trainee will plan and teach classes and/or workshops for the population that they have chosen and incorporate the knowledge acquired from this teaching into a major research paper.

The time frame for the course is one full year. Begin the mentored programme at any time during the year. Please see below for the course requirements and a partial list of rotating workshops at the Studio.

Prerequisites for the course are:

  • a certificate from a 500 hour Teacher Training Programme plus two years of teaching or
  • a certificate from the Esther Myers Yoga Studio 750 hour Teacher Training Programme plus one year of teaching

Our teaching is inspired by the work of Vanda Scaravelli (1908-1999) and Esther Myers (1947-2004), and is based on three principles: breathing, grounding (our connection to the earth), and the elongation of the spine.  Applying these principles will bring greater clarity, simplicity and depth to your practice and teaching. Our one year programme gives you the time necessary to practise and integrate your teaching skills for intermediate and advanced students as well as acquiring knowledge in a specialized area of yoga teaching. Our approach is deeply reflective and student centred. You will learn to respond to and teach each individual student. We refer to our approach as Thinking Body Yoga because it is based on an educational model that guides each practitioner toward an objective and subjective understanding of the body, the mind and their intrinsic connections.

This is a one-year Independent Study Programme beginning at any time during the year.

Please call or write the Studio and direct your enquiry to Monica Voss,, 416 944 0838.

Esther Myers Yoga Studio is a Registered Educational Institution. Students enrolled in the Graduate Teacher Training Programme will receive an official tuition fee receipt (T2202A) which can be used when filing your personal income tax.

Graduate Teacher Training Application

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