Teacher Training (2018)

September 2018 to March 2019
​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 the yogic traditions and takes a cutting-edge approach to practicing and teaching yoga in the modern world.

This seven-month program 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 state, we believe that a yoga practice should be a safe space for diversity and accessibility.

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.


Your Trainers

Emma Rose

Emma Rose

Energetics + Presence

Emma has been teaching yoga at Health Clubs, Community Centers, High Schools, Day Cares, and Yoga Studios for 8 years now, and has received certifications in Hatha Flow Yoga, Hot Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yin Yoga & Meditation. For Emma, yoga is where art and science collide. It’s about striving for strength and flexibility on and off the mat; finding balance and discovering the place within yourself where you always feel at home.
Jenn Bushell

Jenn Bushell

Anatomy + Biomechanics

Jenn Bushell is the Managing Partner of 360centre360 and a Registered Kinesiologist/Certified Athletic Therapist who specializes in treating athletes and active individuals. Jenn completed a Bachelor of Science at Dalhousie University, a certificate in Athletic Therapy at York University, and a master’s in athletic training and Human Physiology at the University of Oregon.

Shaely Williams

​Accessibility + Diversity

Shaely believes in making yoga as inclusive as possible. Her goal is to make the practice of yoga more accessible and a safe space for everyone no matter your shape, size, colour, age, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and abilities. Her vision for yoga is for everyone to be able to see themselves represented on the mat… leave no yogi behind. Shaely’s additional trainings include Yoga for Round Bodies™ and Yoga for All: Creating Body Positive Yoga Classes for All Shapes, Sizes & Abilities.

Program Overview

  • A holistic approach to practicing and teaching yoga, rooted in the hatha and vinyasa yoga traditions.
  • Overvew of yogic philosophy and how it supports your life and practice.
  • Physical and energetic alignment principles for the most common postures.
  • Overview of 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)
  • 180 in-class hours with Nigel and guest trainers
  • 8 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 ($260 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.


Sept 7-9
Sept 28-30
Oct 19-21
Nov 9-11
Nov 30, Dec 1-2
Jan 4-6
Jan 25-27
Feb 15-17
Mar 8-10


Fridays (6:00–10:00 PM)
Saturdays (9:00 AM–5:00 PM)
Sundays (9:00 AM–5:00 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.”

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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.”

Learn more

​Teach Your Truth™

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Early Bird – Save $200!
$3,000 +HST (by June 15th, 2018)
$3,200 +HST (after June 15th, 2018)

Payment plans available upon request. Refunds available minus 10% administration fee before August 1st, 2018.
No refunds will be given beyond this date.

Registration for this program is now closed.



  • 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.