Cultivate a practice of deep release within our sacred space. Explore depth, rest into mindfulness and learn to bring balance.

Launch your journey from student/practitioner to confident guide with our Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training.

Find the rhythm of your voice as you gain friendship and support, challenge your comfort zones and embrace transformative growth.

Whether you’re wanting to teach or simply gain a deeper understanding to enrich your own practice, you’ll complete this program with a powerful knowledge of yoga philosophies, practical tools and lifelong mentors. Scratch the surface on many topics and seize the opportunity to explore whatever resonates.

The devotion and dedication of our teachers will inspire, lead and open your heart.

The training program runs over the course of seven months, broken up into six 3-day weekends that happen once every month, followed by a 7-day intensive in June/July.

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2018 Program Schedule

The weekend sessions and the 7-day intensive are from 8AM – 5PM, and include detailed instruction and practice in various styles of yoga with some of your favourite teachers.

Module 1: January 19, 20, 21
Module 2: February 16, 17, 18
Module 3: March 16, 17, 18
Module 4: April 13, 14, 15
Module 5: May 11, 12, 13
Module 6: June 8, 9, 10
Module 7 : June 29 – July 6

The Lead Teachers

Candace Cooke

Candace CookeI was introduced to yoga on my first trip to India in 1996 and I have never looked back! It has been the only constant in a life full of change. It has provided the roots and grounding that I have needed during the ups and downs of this journey called life…

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Lisa Tierney

My dance with Yoga began when my yogi sister suggested we try an Ashtanga class. I loved how physical it was. At the time all I cared about was a fitter body and being the best. The best meant being flexible and strong in my physical body. Oh sweet unknowing ego…

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Lisa Whitford

Lisa WhitfordMy deep connection to this ancient tradition began in 1998 while I was living in California. It only took a few classes for me to realize the profound effect it was having in my life and that I needed to make it a priority. As I watched my transformation and was able to work through old injuries, I knew I wanted to share this with others and so I did my first teacher training with Bikram Choudray in 2000…

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Anatomy & Alignment

Curran Watts

My main influences are in writings of traditional Hatha Yoga, as passed down through the Nath and Saraswati lineages in Northern India. These traditions place a lot of emphasis on understanding the Pranic (energy) or internal subtle body as the main point of focus in asana alignment and structure…

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Curran is the director of Define Yoga


Registration & Payment Deadlines

Investment: $3299
Early Bird – extended to December 13th : $2999

Non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance: $500
Full payment is required by January 19th, 2018 (unless opting for payment plan).

A monthly payment plan is available and signing up is as easy as giving us a call. Simply provide us with a credit card and we will ensure your place in the program with your $500 deposit and let you know what your monthly, automatic payment will look like. We will be sure to give you all the information you need in our acceptance email.


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After you have applied, we will contact you shortly thereafter to confirm or deny your acceptance into the program. We want to ensure that each student receives as much attention as possible, which means that our space is quite limited. It is highly recommended to apply early for consideration as spaces will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Upon Acceptance

If you receive an acceptance email, you must confirm your spot by paying the $500 non-refundable deposit within 10 days. Failure to pay the deposit within 10 days of the acceptance email date will result in a voided acceptance.

If you withdraw your application after confirming your attendance, the $500 deposit cannot be refunded, however it can be used towards a future training. Please be confident of your application and ability to attend the training prior to confirming your attendance and making your deposit as there will be no exceptions concerning the refund of said deposit.

Receipts available upon request.
Deadline for payment in full is January 19th 2018.
If on a monthly payment plan, payment must be complete by June 7th 2018

TTmapTraining Location

Yoga Santosha
320, 1800 4 St. SW
Calgary, AB T2S 2S5
Phone: 403-244-9642

Required & Recommended Reading

Please note that a complete list with up-to-date information of all books will be send to accepted applicants before the start of the teacher training.

The lists below of required and recommended reading may change without notice. All accepted applicants will be made aware of any changes as they occur.

Required Reading

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
by Swami Satchidananda
ISBN-10: 1938477073
How Yoga Works
by Geshe Michael Roach
ISBN-10: 0976546906
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
by Michael Singer
ISBN-10: 1572245379
The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I
by Ray Long
ISBN-10: 1607432382
Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes
by Mark Stephens
ISBN-10: 1583944974

Recommended Reading

Light on Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing
by B. K. S. Iyengar
ISBN-10: 0824506863
Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation
by Stephen Mitchell
ISBN-10: 0609810340
Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self
by Anodea Judith
ISBN-10: 1587612259
Yoga Adjustments: Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques
by Mark Stephens
ISBN-10: 1583947701
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