200hr Hatha Teacher Training 2019/20

I am excited to offer a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course that gives you a learning opportunity beyond that of teaching a yoga class. Anyone is welcome to join the course; all you need is the desire to learn about yourself, grow your practice, deepen your understanding of yoga, and have fun!

If you are ready to become a stronger, steadier, wiser, more compassionate version of yourself, our training is for you! In addition to learning how to sequence an intentional group class, you will develop a personal practice that is best suited to your individual needs. You will also apply the skills and knowledge gained to create classes tailored to the specific physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of your students. We will teach you how to use asana, breathing techniques, meditation, mantra and Ayurveda, combined with the wisdom of yoga, to enrich your life and that of others. Through this training, you will be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually renewed and awakened.

After completing the program, you will receive a 200-hour certificate that will allow you to move into the world, design classes and teach yoga to your heart’s desire. Whatever your purpose in taking our yoga teacher training program, it will deepen your practice and allow you to live a more connected, mindful and joyful life.

WHEN: 12pm to 6pm Saturdays and Sundays // Oct 19, 2019 – May 9, 2020

DATES: October 19-20// November 2-3, 16-17, 30-1 // December 7 (Saturday only) // January 4-5, 18-49 // February 8-9, 22-23 // March 7-9, 21-22 // April 4-5, 18-19 // May 2-3, 9 (Saturday only)


INCLUDES: 7 months of unlimited yoga at Kalyana Yoga Shala, manual, books and handouts.

LOCATION: Kalyana Yoga Shala

Course Requirements

  • Attendance at all sessions is mandatory
  • Two quizzes
  • Three teaching practicums
  • one 15 minute oral presentation
  • 8 class reports (reflections provided)




Learning to teach postures safety, alignment and precautions. Understanding the energetic effects of each asana. Variations of Asana.

The sister science to yoga and the oldest healing system. Understanding its importance to yoga. Deep understanding of each Dosha, Vayu and Guna and determining your constitution. Understand the Ayurvedic diet.

Understanding the major movements of the body. Major bones, joints and muscles of the body. Understand the composition of the spine and its function. Nathalie Chartier is a guest lecturer for a large portion of the Anatomy module.

Study of the Yoga Sutra and the eight fold path. Tantra and its techniques. The paths of Yoga and the History of yoga.The Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Learn the science of Pranayama and how and when to teach. Understand the mechanics of breath. Learn Pranayama techniques and various practices available.

Vinyasa Krama
Learn intelligent sequencing weaving the teachings of Ayurveda, Pranayama, meditation, mantra and energetics of Asana.

Learn the benefits of Meditation and its many practices and how to teach meditation.

Gain a deeper understanding of the mystical energy bound by a series of sounds. You will learn the chant of various mantras and their powerful benefits. Learn when, how and which mantras to use in class.

Teaching Methodology
Understand what it is to be a yoga teacher and find your voice and explore the power of language.

Learn the art of assisting your students.

Subtle Energy
Gain a deeper understanding of the Chakras. Explore the bandhas and how to teach them. Understand Kundalini Shakti, the Nadis and the practice of awakening or diminishing Kundalini. An introduction to the Five Sheaths, the Koshas.

Sat Kriyas
Learn the purifications practices and how to bring them into your daily life.

The Yoga Profession
How to find teaching opportunities. Understanding the business of yoga. Developing a Niche to help differentiate you and what you offer. The aim of marketing/ website development.

Yoga Nidra
Experience yoga nidra and its many benefits. Understand the importance of Nidra and its practice.

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga
An introduction to understanding how to teach those who are pregnant, safety and precautions. Understand yoga during the different trimesters and posture modifications. Learn how to teach a Mom and baby class.

Thai Yoga Massage and Partner Yoga
An introduction and exploration of Thai Yoga Massage and Partner Yoga.

‘Having to narrow down all the ways that studying with Roxanne is transformational is quite difficult…but here goes! Roxanne brings an enormous depth of experience and knowledge to her students. Her dedication to her own study of Yoga and the teachings is incredible. Not only that, she has many years of teaching experience that allows her a unique ability to really meet students where they are, great experts she invites as guests to her trainings, and a very successful business acumen to really help guide her students to success. Roxanne shines a light on the most incredible and in depth yogic teachings that not only open you up to all of the magic of yoga, but also how to weave it all into daily life so that there is a solid and inspired integration, foundation and thirst for more. She is extremely caring, super funny, generous, down to earth, approachable and inspiring and there wasn’t a minute that I didn’t enjoy class time over the course of my 200 hr training. It’s fair to say that I consider myself quite lucky and grateful to be her student!’ Sheri 2015

‘I cannot recommend taking your Yoga teacher training from Roxanne Joly enough. The best in the city! Small, intimate and transformative. I had been taking Roxanne’s’ amazing yoga classes for years and knew I wanted to learn from her. I finally had the time to dedicate to this wonderful training. She brings a quite gentle and fun spirit to her 200 Yoga Teacher Training. She has a wealth of knowledge that anyone would be more than lucky to absorb from her. There are aspects to her curriculum that you will not get anywhere else in the city, including in depth Ayurveda teachings, sutras, chakras, intelligent sequencing (Vinyasa krama), plus the bonus was a smattering of shamanism. If you desire to become a great yoga teacher or even if you are just doing the training as personal development – Roxanne is the one you want to learn from. Thank you so much Roxanne. I had such a wonderful and transformative experience.’ Chantale Plante YTT 2016

‘My time spent in Roxanne’s yoga teacher raining was truly life changing. . Her gentile touch and serine atmosphere creates such a safe space for really diving into the essence of the practice.  Not only does her lovely energy make for a beautiful experience but her supreme knowledge on the theory and energetics of Hatha Yoga, Ayurvedic tradition, and Tantric teachings are beyond impressive.

After the teacher training with Roxanne not only did I leave with an evolved practice, and loads of practical knowledge on the physical side of yoga, but also with an immense amount of spiritual growth and a true understanding of what it means to fully encompass the teachings both on and off my mat.

Roxanne Joly is not only a teacher, a mom, a wife, a mentor, and a friend but she genuinely and authentically encompasses and lives the teachings of her ever evolving practice. I would recommend her training to anyone no matter where you are on your yogic journey.’

Brianna 2015