World Class Yoga Teacher Training

Shanti Yoga’s Teacher Training School opens the world of yoga to students in profound and deeply satisfying ways, offering students the most well rounded Yoga Teacher Training possible.

Our Training programs surpass all guidelines set by Yoga Alliance. In addition to our popular 200 Hour Trainings, we offer highly effective Graduate Training Modules. Our 500 Hour Expanded Training program includes all Yoga Alliance Fundamentals with enriched hours in Therapeutics, Sequencing, Adjustments, Advanced Asana and Philosophy – delivering a deeper experience of Yoga as a Healing Art.

We offer Yoga Teacher Training Programs throughout the year at the best price possible.

$2500 includes our unique Key to the Studio Yoga Pass.

During training, all Yoga classes are offered free to all training students.

Our training instructors are unsurpassed in technique and delivery. Drawing upon rich & wonderfully varied backgrounds, our teachers infuse the yoga practice with elegant and skillful alignment techniques.

Studio Director Joy Morrell has studied yoga for 40 years.  Joy’s depth of compassion and intuitive teaching style enriches the training experience. Joy teaches Therapeutics, Alignment and Yoga Anatomy in such a way that even students with little anatomy background are absorbed into the world of biomechanics with ease. Students coming to Training with anatomy backgrounds are no less delighted by the refreshing delivery and yoga specific postural anatomy section of the Training. Joy Morrell, Sarah Bresnahan, and Avalon Funk form a powerful teaching team, each sharing their specific skill sets, guiding Training students into the richness of the practice.  Learning from a group of  instructors with this level of skill and refinement is highly effective, and creates the most well rounded teachers possible.

Throughout the month students are drawn more fully into the brilliance of the Asana, the profound rebalancing of the Pranayama & calm centering found in the practice of Meditation. With great care and devotion, our training instructors instill alignment techniques, finesse and confidence in students as they begin to open the door to teaching. The bright personalities and friendly open nature of our entire staff creates ease for students and makes the experience fun.

Our unique training schedule provides time for study, participation in studio classes, and ample opportunities to practice and develop sequencing, voice, and theming.

Once students graduate, we offer amazing Mentorship programs here at the Studio. Time spent in mentorship helps new teachers build great confidence, find their unique teaching voice and cadence, and begin to open to teaching possibilities better prepared. There is no cost to participate.

Students joining us from elsewhere:

The natural environment of the Kootenay-Rockies creates a wonderful backdrop for your Yoga Teacher Training. Soaking in the hot springs, enjoying refreshing hikes and staying in the heritage town of Nelson enhance your experience – Join us & create memories to last a lifetime.

Excellent air, shuttle, and bus service get you to Nelson. Once here you can get anywhere you need to go without a car. Nelson is a great walking town and we encourage you to join us car free!

We’re happy to help with accommodation: The Hostels & Guest Houses in Nelson offer excellent, very reasonable rooms to our training students. Located close to the studio, it’s easy to pop home for lunch or during breaks. In addition, there are dozens of healthy, inexpensive eateries within walking distance.

Our Training courses fill. As soon as you’re ready to register, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to discuss details with you like payment options and places to stay.

Our staff is available 7 days a week to speak with you. We accept all major credit cards and create payment plans that best suit students. To register, make payment arrangements or receive responses to your questions, Contact us.