Mon - Sun


95 Danforth Ave, Toronto


Yoga Teacher Training since 2001

Our yoga teacher training programs provide you with the highest calibre of training. Boost your practice, create confidence and gain personal insight while learning how to guide others. Any level from beginner to experienced can attend our programs. We offer many scheduling choices and hybrid options to fit your lifestyle.

One Day Urban Yoga Retreat

Saturdays ~ Mar 9, Apr 6


Fast Track YTT 200 Hr
28 Day Intensive 2024

Tues, April 2- Fri, May 10


200 Hr Teacher Training Program

This foundation program provides the highest excellence of training.

300 Hr Module-Based YTT

Expand upon your yoga training with modules of postures, pranayama, and relaxation.

Continuing Education

 Maintain your status as a registered yoga teacher (RYT), Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Teacher Training


Yoga Sanctuary Academy is a Toronto community leader in teacher training. Tuition fees are 100% tax-deductible.

Start Your New Career

Our graduates enjoy the benefits of this training for a lifetime. Some are teaching around the world and many are here in our local community.

From Our Students

I am filled with gratitude that I completed the 200 hour yoga instructor training at the Yoga Sanctuary Academy with Cynthia Funk.   The training was a perfect balance of instruction, learning through practice, and discussion. Cynthia’s instruction had a significantly positive impact on my mind, body, and spirit. The training has helped me in so many ways, in addition to becoming a certified yoga instructor.  It helped my tennis, golf, cycling, and even ping pong.  The training strengthened and increased the agility of my body and provided an increased awareness of the connection between movement and breath. Professionally, the training increased my confidence, improved my posture, broadened my understanding and awareness of myself and others, and introduced me to the benefits of mindful breathing in a professional setting.  Physically, it has made me feel healthy. Training at Yoga Sanctuary Academy with Cynthia Funk has deepened my yoga practice, provided the necessary credentials to instruct, and overall impacted my life in so many positive ways.  I highly recommend Yoga Sanctuary Academy.
~  Patricia H.

As a yoga teacher, Cynthia is unparalleled. Yoga Sanctuary Academy’s YTT curriculum is full of incredible teachings – from movement, philosophy, anatomy and practical knowledge – I promise you will not only learn, but you will grow. More importantly, you will gain the wisdom and knowledge she has built over her years of teaching, ensuring you are equipped with far more than just the basics of yoga. On a personal level, Cynthia has taught me that yoga is so much more than asana – it’s a way of being. And once you learn that, you can’t go back. Cynthia is a consummate professional, kind, human, loving and brings impressive experience to all her teachings. She is the perfect guide through a life-changing journey.
~ Marianne A.

“When I did my teacher training program with the Yoga Sanctuary Academy I didn’t know what to expect. Not only did I have an incredible time, I truly did deepen my practice and my understanding of yoga. I also grew tremendously in my personal life and feel as though it has changed my life in a huge way. Thank you so much to all the teachers and friends that made that experience what it was and still is. If you are considering a teacher training program, I would highly recommend this one!”
~ Ernest G.

“Cynthia is one of the Divas of the Toronto yoga scene. Solid business ethic, conscious, progressive and a fabulous yogini. I adored working with her and seeing her growth and transformation; she now offers her gifts to yoga seekers from all walks of life.”
~ Annette Tersigni, RN

“Words cannot begin to express the gratitude I feel toward Cynthia Funk and the Yoga Sanctuary Academy. I began my Yoga Teachers Training in 2004 and went on to do the Advanced Teachers Training 2 years later. I have nothing but the highest regard and respect for the quality and level of training which I received during both of these programs.”
~ Deborah W., Graduate of Evolving Spirit 200 Hour and Advance to the Next Level 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

School & Faculty

The aim of Yoga Sanctuary Academy is to reach, teach and inspire students on their career path. YSAs experienced faculty bring their unique expertise to our programs.

Yoga Sanctuary Academy is recognized by ESDC as an accredited school since 2008. Successful graduates receive a tuition fee slip for tax purposes.

All of our Teacher Training Programs are registered and recognized by Canadian Yoga Alliance CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher), Yoga Alliance of the United States RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher).