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Looking for a way to contribute to a more peaceful, loving world? Seeking the chance to share the joy you’ve found in your yoga practice? Or, maybe you simply want to learn more about yoga as part of your personal development?  
Our comprehensive, professional yoga teacher training will give you the skills and knowledge you need to share the gift of heartfelt yoga with confidence. It’s not about being the strongest or most flexible person in the room, it’s about teaching people to love and accept themselves through yoga.
We place a strong emphasis on teaching practice, professionalism and yoga philosophy. You will not only deepen your own practice but learn how to serve the world.


RYS-200.pngWe are a fully accredited yoga school recognized by the Yoga Alliance for meeting their rigorous standards of professional training. We are also recognized by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada as a Certified Private Educational Institution. This means that you’ll be able to claim the cost of your training and your books as educational expenses when you file your taxes.
Our comprehensive 200 hr teacher training program will lead you through the adventure of becoming a professional yoga teacher. Gaining not just knowledge and understanding but the skills you’ll need to create professional, successful and authentic connections with your students.
Our 200 hour training is taught by Studio Director Jacquelyn O’Brien, a 500 hour certified and full time, professional yoga teacher. Jacquelyn will help you find the teacher and message within you and teach you the skills you’ll need to bring that message to the world.
When I found yoga it resonated so deeply with me that I felt compelled to learn as much as possible about all aspects of yoga practice and philosophy. I tentatively decided to train as a teacher and discovered that my life’s purpose is to share yoga with as many people as possible. After years of being unsure where I fitted in to the world, I finally felt at home. It wasn’t always comfortable, I was forced to confront my fears including standing at the front of a room full of people. But this was the only way I could share the joy I’d found in yoga. It took all of my courage but that one brave step was the catalyst that has led to amazing positive changes in every aspect of my life. I can’t wait to share it with you. ~ Jacquelyn
Your learning will include:
  • teaching yoga postures (asanas)
  • class sequencing and themes
  • how to assist your students safely and how to modify postures
  • teaching methodologies and practical experience of teaching
  • the anatomy and physiology of yoga
  • energy anatomy including the chakras
  • yoga philosophy and living yoga off the mat  
  • meditation and mindfulness
  • breathing techniques (pranayama) and chanting (bhakti yoga)
  • yoga as a profession 
  • 40 drop in classes (included in teacher training fee)
Bette AssistWhen you graduate you will have the tools you need to teach with professional confidence. The world needs more yoga and more excellent yoga teachers, will you be one of them? We are hiring teachers so perhaps your career will be here with us at the Radiant Joy Yoga studio.



We believe that ongoing professional development is essential for success as a yoga teacher. For that reason, we are partnering with Amy Ippoliti to bring you her 90 Minutes to Change the World Signature Course. (This course usually costs $449US but is included in the cost of your 200 hr training.) Amy’s signature course is an online business of yoga and professional development program that has enhanced the teaching and career skills of over 1000 yoga studios and yoga teachers around the world. We believe that this and our own detailed training will give you the tools you need for sustainable success and professionalism.
 What our students are saying ~
The 200 hour Teacher Training Program taught by Jacquelyn O’Brien at Radiant Joy Yoga was wonderful. A well planned course that has given me the knowledge to teach and has expanded my personal joy in yoga. I am so excited to be teaching yoga and have the opportunity to help students on the mat. – Lori
A thorough, rigorous and very professionally executed teacher training course. Jacquelyn teaches from the heart. Looking forward to the 500 Hour Teacher Training… – Alex
TrioOur 200 Hour Radiant Joy Yoga Teacher Training is priced at $3250 plus HST. This includes 40 drop in classes and registration for 90 Minutes to Change the World. The course is taught over six months and will include home study and assignments. There are six classroom weekends which run Friday (6pm – 10pm) and Saturday, Sunday (9am – 5 pm).



As part of your training you are required to complete 40 drop in classes at the studio, at least 20 of which must be with Jacquelyn. The cost of these classes is included in your teacher training fee. You will have nine months to complete these classes from the training start date. Certification will be withheld until all assignments and classes are complete.
Your place on this training can be secured by a $500 non-refundable deposit with the remaining balance due on your first day of class. (A payment plan is also available on request.)
Radiant Joy Yoga is recognized by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada as a Certified Private Educational Institution. This means that you will be able to claim the cost of your training and your books as an educational expense when you file your taxes.
You will require access to the books on our reading list during the course. The list will be supplied when you register.
Please contact Jacquelyn on info@radiantjoyyoga.com or at (905) 852-6600 if you have any questions. Click the ‘take action’ button now to commit to your future.
Fall 2015 / Winter 2016 session Dates –  
  • October 9 – 11
  • November 13 – 15
  • December 4 – 6
  • January 8 – 10
  • February 5 – 7
  • March 4 – 6