Immerse yourself in this month long teacher training as an aspiring student or as a current yoga teacher.
We will take you on a personal journey that will transform your life!
With a strong focus on finding your voice and practice teaching right from the very first day, you will leave feeling very confident and ready to teach yoga, and if you choose not to teach, you’ll leave with a greater understanding of yourself, the practice of yoga and the philosophy behind this amazing practice. 

This is a Yoga Alliance certified RYT 200 hour course

For more information about Yoga Alliance standards, please visit their website at

2017 Program Schedule

Daily sessions are from 8AM – 5PM, and include detailed instruction and practice in various styles of yoga with some of your favourite teachers.

Module 1: May 1st – 6th (Mon-Sat)
Module 2: May 8th – 13th (Mon-Sat)
Module 3: May 15th – 20th (Mon-Sat)
Module 4: May 22nd – 28th (Mon-Sun)

The Lead Teachers

Candace Cooke

I 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

Non-refundable and non-transferable deposit due upon acceptance: $500
Full payment is required by April 15th, 2017 (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.


applicationAfter 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 April 15th 2017.
If on a monthly payment plan, payment must be complete by April 30th 2017

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


I had pondered yoga teacher training for years. Many teachers told me ‘you’ll know when you find the training that’s right for you’ .
Yoga Santosha had been my home studio for years and when I heard they were launching a YTT I knew without hesitation that it was time. I can’t completely summarize what I gained in the 200h but it was transformative. Friendships, support, growth, challenging my comfort zones, finding my voice, refining my practice, deepening awareness…this yoga teacher training was a personal journey that has touched all corners of my life. I’m so proud to have experienced this training in such an incredible studio with such respected teachers among such courageous individuals.
Forever grateful!

– Karen

The Yoga Santosha YTT journey was life changing. I found so many ways to deepen my yoga practice physically, mentally and spiritually and I now feel equipped to continue on this path sharing my passion and new found knowledge with other yogis.
Over 7 months, not only did I discover a wonderful community and make life long friends but I spent time getting to know myself better.
This YTT gave me the tools to open my heart and be present for each precious moment that life puts in front of us.
Thank you Santosha and the fabulous teachers for your guidance and love.

– Louisa

The Yoga Santosha TT opened me up in so many ways. It opened up my yoga practice taking it to a new level of depth, it opened me up to new connections with amazing people and most of all it opened me up more to myself.
Within the 7 months of training my life transformed and I truly feel that the course accelerated this growth for me. Within this time, I left the career I was in, sold my house and car and 2 months after completing the training I traveled across the world to explore the next phase of my life. I’m not saying that everyone will have the same experience I had but I know that everyone who takes this training will be deeply impacted.
I’m truly grateful for the love, patience and support that the teachers and staff at Yoga Santosha had for us during this period. Their devotion and dedication to us on our journeys was truly inspiring.

– Amanda

The journey through this teacher training was transforming to say the least. The passage from student, practitioner to a confident guide was definitely obtained. Our mentors through the process accepted us with open arms and guided us through thick and thin.
The development and fine tuning of the asana, the history and language of this rich and deep practice; many layers of this lifelong process were revealed to us in a very free but guided environment. As everything is, especially yoga, it is a lifelong process in which we are always students… but I left this teacher training just wanting more.
The deep, meaningful connections created with my fellow partners and mentors through the past few months will definitely keep flourishing for years to come and the whole process was definitely enlightening for me!

– Jasmine

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