Teacher Training

September 2019 – January 2020
​Teach Your Truth™

200hr Teacher Training Program

Teach Your Truth™ is more than a yoga school—it’s a perspective on life. Our mission is to help you discover your unique gifts and share them with the world. We believe that leadership is vulnerability, success is fulfillment, and creativity is life.

We are proud to offer a premier yoga teacher training program that:

  • honours yogic tradition,
  • takes a cutting-edge approach to practicing and teaching yoga in the modern world, and;
  • takes you through the ins and outs of a well-rounded yoga practice as a platform for creating a fulfilling, balanced life.

Our teachers come from all walks of life. No matter your race, gender, sexual orientation or physical ability, we believe in creating an inclusive and accessible space for transformation. What makes this program unique is how we help students find their unique expression. Whether you dream of changing careers, teaching yoga part-time, or simply want to deepen your personal yoga practice, this program is for you!

Through a combination of modern and traditional approaches to movement and mindfulness, you will learn to better know yourself while infusing passion and authenticity into everything you do.

Nigel Walker

“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.

Nigel Walker

Your Lead Trainer

Based in Toronto, Nigel Walker leads yoga teacher trainings and retreats internationally and is a faculty member at yoga festivals such as City of Om, Emerge and Wanderlust. Not your typical yogi, he discovered yoga out of necessity after a debilitating knee injury getting up out of his office chair. Yoga didn’t come naturally to him, but it turned out to be the holistic approach to health and well being that he needed.

Over a decade later, Nigel’s mission is twofold: to share the gift of yoga with as many people as possible, and to highlight the connection between mental, physical and emotional aspects of being human.

Nigel has been featured in Elephant Journal and Magazine and was recently named Ottawa’s Top Yoga Instructor for 2015, 2017 and 2018 (FACES Magazine). He is known for his authentic approach to teaching and living yoga and is a strong supporter of community events such as Glow Yoga and Parliament Hill Yoga.

 

Program Overview

  • A holistic approach to practicing and teaching yoga, rooted in the hatha and vinyasa yoga traditions.
  • Yogic philosophy and how it supports your life and practice.
  • Physical and energetic alignment principles for the most common postures.
  • The science of Ayurveda.
  • Modern biomechanics and functional anatomy.
  • Diversity + accessibility.
  • Trauma sensitivity training.
  • Intelligent + creative sequencing principles.
  • Meditation + breathing techniques.
  • Using your voice, sound and music to heal + empower yourself and others.
  • Tools to support your yoga teaching business and discover your unique gifts.

What’s Included

  • 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (recognized by Yoga Alliance).
  • 170 in-class hours with Nigel and guest trainers.
  • 20 hours of online learning including 4 live-streamed classes with Nigel.
  • Two mentorship calls with Nigel throughout the program.
  • Manual, journal, handouts and online resources.
  • 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

Our program 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.

Schedule

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

Dates

Sept 6, 7, 8
Sept 27, 28, 29
Oct 18, 19, 20
Nov 8, 9, 10
Nov 22, 23, 24
Dec 6**, 7, 8
Jan 3**, 4, 5
Jan 10, 11, 12

**Dec 6 and Jan 3 are 9:30 AM-5:30 PM

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, 2019)
$3,299 +HST (after May 31st, 2019)

Payment plans available upon request. $500 +HST deposit required to secure Early Bird price.
Refunds available minus $500 +HST administration fee before August 1st, 2019.
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.

  • Why are the training sessions spread out far apart?

    Our training is spread out over 7 months to allow for deeper integration. Intensives are great, but a long-term program gives you a better chance of absorbing the information covered in the course and better prepares you for teaching in the real world

  • 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.