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Welcome to our 200-hour
Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Program

Phoenix Community Yoga aims to make the path of yoga accessible to all, which means offering both in-person and online teacher trainings with various payment options, including scholarships for low-income members of the community.

Our inspiring faculty are passionate about and dedicated to promoting yoga as a life-long journey and to giving students the tools they need to become teachers in turn. We honour the traditional roots of yoga and endeavour to bring authentic practice to our program. We teach in the spirit of inclusivity, trauma sensitivity, and social justice. 


We invite you to start your yoga teaching journey with us today!


Program Overview

Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program is a mindful exploration of the traditional and progressive yoga practice, philosophy and ethics. Our experiential philosophy encourages you to explore what yoga means in your own body and mind and to become a teacher of yoga, not just a teacher of postures. We sincerely want you to become a skilled and empowered authentic yoga teacher.


Our course celebrates the four paths of yoga:

Rāja - Royal

Rāja yoga is based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It consists of eight methods or limbs of transformation.


This is where yoga postures (asana) fit in, and in our program, you will learn a variety of asana as well as useful cuing and assistance techniques for your students.


You will also learn yama and niyama (ethical observances), pranayama (breathwork), meditation and the other limbs throughout the course.

Jñāna - Knowledge

Jñāna yoga is the intellectual approach to transformation. Our course gives you a solid foundational knowledge of traditional yoga.


You will learn the history of yoga, authentic yogic teachings such as Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, anatomy, biotensegrity, philosophy, Vedic stories, and an introduction to Sanskrit.

Bhakti - Devotion

Bhakti yoga is an emotional approach to transformation. This practice develops humility, compassion and unconditional love and reveals the Infinite within


You are introduced to mantra and kirtan (devotional singing) as part of this path. Vedic stories about journeys of central mythological figures are included here too.

Karma - Action

Karma yoga is the path of selfless service. By working for the sake of others with no expectation of reward, we work toward the ultimate transformation - unity of the self and the divine.

You will have the opportunity to teach volunteer classes and to work in underserved communities that might otherwise not have access to these transformative arts.

Our training is so much more than just a certification. It is yogic life training. It is a step into the transformation of perception and an awakening of the Self. You will join our community and our common journey of deepening development. With these foundations, you will be prepared to serve and empower others along their yoga journeys.


Our empowering pedagogy focuses on student centered and equality-based learning. You will learn:

Yoga History and Philosophy

  • History of yoga

  • Vedic mythology

  • Mantra and Kirtan

  • Introduction to Sanskrit

  • Yoga philosophy

  • Open discussions on cultural appropriation versus appreciation​

  • 8 Limbs of Yoga

Teaching Methods

  • Deep exploration of Vinyasa and Hatha

  • Meditation

  • Asana

  • Consent-based assisting
  • Trauma sensitivity
  • Opportunities to assist in future trainings
  • Practice on and off the mat

Introduction to Specialized Yoga

  • Yin yoga

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Restorative

  • Kids yoga

  • Prenatal yoga

  • Teaching at-risk populations

Functional Anatomy

  • Anatomy

  • Biotensegrity

  • The principles of skeletal variation

Business of Yoga

  • Teacher professionalism

  • Qualities of an authentic and confident teacher

  • Ethics and privacy

  • Yoga business development

  • Effective marketing/social media



  • Peer teaching

  • In class teaching

  • Ongoing peer evaluation through online classes

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Your Teachers


Lucy St John

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Peter Elmas

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Niki Inglis

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Tuition and Payment Plans

$3,725 - ($500 non-refundable deposit + $3,050 + 5% GST [$175])


To inquire about rates and payment plans, please contact

Typically, the final payment must be made before the training start date, but we do consider special circumstances on a case-by case basis.


Cancellation and Refund Policy


$500 deposits are non-refundable, but are transferable to another program or workshop.


Up to two weeks prior to training, any payments (less the $500 non-refundable deposit) may be returned to you. Withdrawals with less than 2 weeks notice before the start date will be refunded up to 50%.


After the training start date, no refunds will be made.

*Exceptions are at the discretion of the Board of Directors and YTT Coordinators.

Upcoming Trainings

Spring 2022 Training

Begins in 2022 - Register now!

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