Further your education with

Teacher Trainings

We offer 225-hour Yoga Teacher Certification, as well as many continuing education opportunities.  Which one interests you?

→ 225-Hr Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance Certified)


→ Trauma Informed Yoga Training


→ Restorative Yoga + Somatic Movement Teacher Training

→ Therapeutic + Chair Yoga Teacher Training

YTT certification program est. 2016


Sat Oct 31st

from 1:30 to 3 pm



225 hr Yoga Teacher Certification

Deepen your practice, learn to teach yoga with our highly skilled and experienced faculty members, and become a part of our growing community!  Click for details including curriculum and tuition


Our comprehensive and transformative 225 hour Yoga Teacher Training starts November 11, 2020. Don’t miss this opportunity to change your life and participate in Toronto’s best yoga teacher training. Union Yoga’s 225 Hour Teacher Training program is an enriching program designed for those looking to embark on a path of self-discovery through yoga, and equips students with the tools and confidence to teach yoga professionally.


Choose to either participate in the full training, or to partake in only Part 1: Theory and Applied Foundations (Online), ideal for passionate yoga students looking for an immersive experience, and for teachers looking to refresh their knowledge.

Click to apply or to learn more about Union's 225 hr Yoga Teacher Certification.


Trauma Informed Yoga Training

Union's two-day Trauma Informed Yoga Training with Sarah Kinsley is offered annually.​  To be notified when the next training dates are announced, please connect by email.

This 2-day workshop is designed for Yoga teachers and professionals working with trauma survivors in Yoga studios or clinical settings. By learning the principles of Trauma theory and the neuroscience of trauma we can better understand how to share Yoga in a way that increases students’ connection to their present-moment experience, including awareness of their thoughts, emotions and body sensations.


This hands on-workshop will introduce the basic aspects of a Trauma-Informed Yoga session/class including the role of the teacher and trauma-informed languaging. We will explore how to create an emotionally and physically safe environment for students as they explore various Yoga forms and breathing practices designed to aid in the recovery from trauma.


Emphasis will be placed on learning how to share Yoga in a way that increases interoception and encourages choice, voice and control. Time for teach-backs of various basic practices will be included. In addition, we will also investigate the role of Ahimsa (non-violence), resilience and self-care.

This workshop counts towards CE credits with the Yoga Alliance for those who are eligible. Certificates will be issued upon completion.


*Note: This workshop is for Professional Development and is not intended as an intervention for those who have experienced trauma.  Participants DO NOT need to be certified Yoga teachers to attend the training. Past attendees have included yoga teachers in training, psychotherapists, social workers, massage therapists, and others interested in learning about trauma and how it affects the people they work with.

Click to learn more about Sarah Kinsley – Registered Clinical Counsellor # 13472, BA (Hons.), BEd (Primary), MEd (Counselling Psych.), E-RYT 500, RCYT


Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Learn to embody and teach the deeply healing and transformative practices of Restorative Yoga and Somatic Movement. This online training is open to everyone, practitioners and teachers – all bodies and all levels of experience. For those that are keen to deepen their knowledge and embody life enhancing change, to develop a home practice, or share with their loved ones and communities.

45 Hour Online Restorative Yoga and Somatic Movement Training

with senior teacher Kim McBean, E-RYT 500 and guest faculty

FALL 2020 Training Dates:

Fridays October 23 & November 20 – 7 pm – 9 pm

Weekends October 24, 25, November 7, 8, 21, 22 10 am – 5 pm (one hour lunch break 1pm)

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Chair Yoga Teacher Training

Led by Kassandra Prus, this training explores Therapeutics and Chair Yoga with an emphasis on Accessibility, Applicability, and Autonomy in Practice.  To be notified when the next training dates are announced, please connect by email.


This training does not certify you as a yoga teacher, but can act as a complement to your current yoga teaching or other therapeutic practice. It offers practical ways that simple therapeutic teachings may be formally taught or facilitated in group settings (within or outside of a yoga studio), or informally lived and shared as life practices with friends, family, and community. 

This training is built on the pillars of a deepened personal practice, Yoga Philosophy, and Subtle Anatomy.

40+hr Therapeutic & Chair Yoga Teacher Training

with Kassandra Prus

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