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Continuing Ed

Continuing Education

Continuing education modules are for students wanting to deepen their practice or for teachers wishing to update their education. These modules can be used for credits towards the 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.


Established Teacher Training since 2001.

Tuition fees are 100% tax deductible. Students will receive an official Tuition Fee Receipt (T2202A) for Income Tax purposes for any of our Yoga Teacher Training Programs.

Yoga Sanctuary Academy is recognized by the Federal Government as an accredited professional educational program providing students with the skills to enable them to work in a recognized occupation. Yoga Sanctuary Academy continues to be a Toronto community leader in the realm of teacher training, pushing the envelope of training to new excellence. Yoga Sanctuary Academy became a “Certified Private Educational Institute” with the Federal Government of Canada in 2008.

While Yoga Sanctuary Academy is a fully accredited Yoga Teacher Training Institute we also have all of our Teacher Training Programs registered with Yoga Alliance of the United States RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher).

Yoga Sanctuary Academy advanced studies, offer 300-hour and 500-hour Yoga Alliance® registered Teacher Training and Continuing Education with Senior Faculty. These courses are designed to develop your skills as a unique and successful instructor. Our comprehensive training programs offer the flexibility to develop your unique style and passion.

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“Yoga teacher Jessica Barudin, who is is Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw and a member of the ‘Namgis First Nation in British Columbia, understands how typical yoga classes are a far cry from the practice’s ancient roots.

To not repeat the cycle of cultural appropriation in her classes, Barudin reminds people of where yoga comes from. She also honours yoga’s Indian roots — the mythology of the chants of the Sanskrit language, or different aspects of the postures — by learning from teachers who are from that part of the world.

Yoga is much more than stretching out the hamstrings in downward facing dog; it’s a mindful, embodied movement practice.”

“Yoga is really about the mind. It’s a mental science,” she said.

And it can help people cope with the stress and ongoing traumas happening not only within Indigenous communities but around the world, Barudin said.

“Yoga provides a framework to find a bit of balance … through some of the chaos.”

by Laura Beaulne-Stuebing Producer

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