Teach Your Truth™

September 2020 – January 2021
​Teach Your Truth™
Integrated Yoga, Movement + Lifestyle School

200hr Teacher Training Program

We are more than a yoga school—we’re a perspective on life.

Founded by Nigel Walker, our mission is to empower you to celebrate your uniqueness, live more authentically, and share your gifts with the world.

We are proud to offer quality yoga teacher training programs that:

  • focus on authentic and sustainable teaching;
  • integrate ancient wisdom and modern movement practices, breathwork, energetics, philosophy, and meditation; and
  • create an inclusive and accessible space for healing, growth, and connection.

We believe that leadership is vulnerability, success is personal fulfillment, and life is creativity.

Our teachers come from all walks of life. No matter your age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or physical ability, you are welcome here.

Nigel Walker

“Our job is to figure out what we’re called to do in this life so we can live in alignment with our truth.

Nigel Walker

Your Lead Trainer

I’m a yoga teacher, writer, speaker and entrepreneur based in Toronto. With over a decade of teaching behind me, it’s my absolute pleasure to share this program with you.

I believe that there is no “one size fits all” approach to life or yoga. Our job is to figure out what we’re called to do in this life so we can live in alignment with our truth.

There are so many yoga teacher training programs out there, so I feel very honored that you are considering joining us.

I have guided people of all ages and experience through this journey and I can’t wait to work with you!

The Program

LEVEL 1 – FOUNDATIONS – 200 HOURS (170 hours in-class, 30 hours online)

Our foundational training program is geared to students who want to dive deeper into themselves by learning the tools to become more self-aware, develop a consistent self-practice, and reclaim their sense of balance and embodiment.

Delivered in eight weekend intensives over four months, this program not only gives you a foundation to know yourself better and discover your unique gifts, it prepares you for the first steps into a possible teaching career.

You will learn to teach more than a yoga class. You will learn to integrate ancient wisdom and modern movement practices, breathwork, energetics, philosophy, and meditation into an experience that takes people through a journey into themselves.

Level 1 is broken down into four modules:

1. Self-Awareness: Ground + Balance

  • Learn to manage your energy, live in alignment with your deepest truth, and maximize your potential.
  • Identify imbalances in your life through the Science of Ayurveda and learn tools to rebalance them.
  • Dive into yogic philosophy with a strong focus on the 8 Limbs of Yoga.
  • Learn about energetic and functional anatomy.

2. Self-Practice: Explore + Embody

  • Establish a consistent self-practice of movement, self-reflection, meditation, and creativity.
  • Learn modern biomechanics and movement principles.
  • Learn and embody the 8 Core Movements to rebalance, empower, and energize.
  • Learn the 5 types of Vinyasa (Pulsation, Body, Rhythmic, Wave, and Connecting).
  • Apply transformational meditation and breathing techniques.

3. Communication: Connect + Empower

  • Apply intelligent, safe, and creative sequencing principles.
  • Learn to use music, rhythm, and voice to heal and empower yourself and others.
  • Learn how to communicate verbally and non-verbally.

4. Teaching Foundations: Express + Integrate

  • Explore the basics of creating inclusive, accessible, and safe space as a teacher.
  • Learn to hold space and be a fearless yet vulnerable leader.
  • Guide a teaching practicum.
  • Learn practical tools to support your teaching career and business.

What’s Included

  • Teach Your Truth™ Level 1 – 200hr Yoga, Movement + Lifestyle Teacher Training Certificate recognized by ESDC**
  • 170 in-class hours with Nigel Walker and faculty
  • 30 hours of online learning including 4 live-streamed classes with Nigel
  • Access to Your Truth Online community including online resources (videos, courses, and worksheets)
  • One 30-minute mentorship call with Nigel during the program
  • A 110-page YTT Manual and Journal
  • 20-Class Bundle for Elevate Yoga ($300 value, class bundles do not expire)
  • Lifetime 25% discount on all class passes and merchandise at Elevate Yoga

Certified Educational Institution

Teach Your Truth™ is a Certified Educational Institution by ESDC (Employment and Social Development Canada). Students may claim fees paid for the purposes of the tuition, education and tax credits.

Dates

Sept 11, 12, 13
Sept 25, 26, 27
Oct 16, 17, 18
Oct 30, 21, Nov 1
Nov 13, 14, 15
Nov 27, 28, 29**
Dec 11, 12, 13**
Jan 8, 9, 10

Fridays 6:00–9:00 PM (**see exception below**)
Saturdays 9:00 AM–5:30 PM
Sundays 9:00 AM–5:30 PM

**Nov 27 and Dec 11 are full days, 9:30 AM–5:30 PM.

Please note: Guest trainers and schedule are subject to change.

Teach Your Truth

What our graduates are saying about the program.

“To be in the seat of a teacher can be daunting to some and natural to others. Teacher training finds a way to meet you, wherever you are and ensure you feel confident and comfortable when you leave. This program is carefully crafted to be informative and accessible by intertwining it to fit into your daily life so it feels natural.”

What our graduates are saying about the program.

“To be in the seat of a teacher can be daunting to some and natural to others. Teacher training finds a way to meet you, wherever you are and ensure you feel confident and comfortable when you leave. This program is carefully crafted to be informative and accessible by intertwining it to fit into your daily life so it feels natural.”

Teach Your Truth

Apply Now

Early Bird – Save $300!
$2,999 +HST (by May 31st, 2020)
$3,299 +HST (after May 31st, 2020)

Payment plans available upon request.
$500 + HST deposit required to secure early bird price.
Refunds available minus $500 + HST administration fee before August 1st, 2020.
No refunds will be given beyond this date.

FAQ

  • Is the program open to students looking to deepen their understanding of yoga and personal practice and don't necessarily want to teach?

    Yes, our program is designed in modules that cover everything from personal development, the yoga practice and teaching. While everyone will learn how to teach, what you do with the program is up to you!

  • What happens if I miss some weekends?

    Nigel is able to accommodate you missing one weekend, but you would have to complete extra assignments and use your mentor hours with him to cover any important material.

    Anything more than a weekend, unfortunately, would not be accepted since you have to complete a certain number of hours with Nigel to earn your certification.

  • Outside of class hours, how much homework will there be?

    To get the most out of the program, there will be take home assignments at the end of each weekend. This homework should be no more than a couple of hours per week, but like most things, the more you put in the more you get out. The program is designed so that anyone working full-time or pursuing other studies will be able to successfully complete all requirements.

  • What type of yoga training do you offer?

    The training is based in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga traditions with a holistic focus.

     

  • Do you offer free yoga class for trainees during the weekday?

    Each trainee receives a 20-Class Bundle for Elevate—giving full access to classes on our schedule. Trainees are free to use the classes as they please. In addition, trainees receive a lifetime 25% discount on their purchase of class passes and bundles.

  • Do successful graduates have an opportunity to be instructors at Elevate? What criteria do you use for hiring them?

    We are always open to interviewing graduates for teaching opportunities at Elevate. To help our graduates get started with their teaching experience, they will have the opportunity to teach Community Classes at Elevate.