Teacher Training





The profoundly transformative, intimate and inspiring yoga teacher training program offered at Inner Dawn Yoga has a focus on Vinyasa Flow Yoga as the basis of teaching styles, but also prepares the graduate to teach Hatha, Restorative Yoga, Yin and Pre & Post Natal Yoga. This comprehensive and in depth training is for aspiring teachers and committed students looking to deepen their knowledge or practice. Vinyasa Flow meaning “breath syncronized movement”.

Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is a unique blend of technical alignment based instruction with a heart-centered philosophy that emphasizes mindfulness , inner awareness, and self study as the source of personal growth and transformation. “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” The Bhagavad Gita

The path of becoming a yoga teacher is one of self-discovery and exploration. Based on the understanding that all empowering yoga teachers are devoted students who are committed to yoga as a path of inner joy, growth and conscious living, this training will guide you along a path that will inspire you to go deep into your experience of yoga, challenge you toward refined awareness and precision in asana practice, and empower you with the skills to share the gifts of yoga practice others. The gift of great teachers is that they constantly deepen, study and apply their knowledge and understanding. It is in their experience (both on and off the mat), that allows them to teach specific kinds of classes with confidence, ease and comfort. A yoga teacher is one who consistently studies oneself and applies the self knowledge to their teachings. An empowering yoga teacher is also one who adapts, fluxes and flows with non attachment; to incorporate new themes and ideas into their classes in order to better teach to the needs and abilities of their students at any given time. Inner Dawn Yoga’s training encourages the trainee to not only live their practice off the mat, but to also guide their students to live this path. Upon graduation, students will be equipped to teach in a variety of environments to a diverse demographic of students.

The course is approved by the Yoga Alliance, which means that the graduate will automatically be eligible for RYT200 registration with this standardizing organization. For more info on the Yoga Alliance, please visit: www.yogaalliance.org



Our 200 Hour Program will include and is not limited to training in: History & Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy, Alignment, Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Sanskrit, Chakras, Mudras and Mantra, Principles of Sequencing, Ayurveda and the Doshas & Business/Marketing. An unlimited class pass is offered during the duration of the program (included in the price), and it is expected the teacher trainee attend a minimum 5 studio classes per month with the Program Director at Inner Dawn Yoga. This allows the trainee to stay connected with the studio, practice and connect with the director in between weekend intensives. Introspective “homework” (reading, assignments, journaling, book reports and personal home practice and study) are a part of the course to cultivate the Yoga Teacher’s knowledge of self and to understand the true meaning of “yoga” both on and off the mat. The trainee will also Assist in 5 studio classes, Observe 5 studio classes and Teach 5 classes with the Program Director. 3 Karma (yoga of service) classes will also be a part of the training. A final exam is written at the end of the program.



Inner Dawn Yoga requires that registrants of this program have had a consistent and committed practice of at approximately 2 years before entering the course. If the registrant has not practiced for this amount of time but feels they are suitable for this program the Program Director will consider and review the application. This training is not recommended for Beginner Yoga Students but we do offer other programs and certifications for those seeking to gain more knowledge before entering the 200 Hour Program. Please contact the Studio Director for more information. An application form is to be submitted for review with a non-refundable fee of $350.00 ( if the registrant decides to cancel for any reason). If the application is not accepted by the Program Director full amount is refunded.

Course Timeframe The course is offered over 6 months. We believe that this time frame facilitates the assimilation of course materials since it allows for homework, reading and practice in between the in-class weekends. Our philosophy at Inner Dawn Yoga is that the trainee needs time to process and internalize the information, since there is a substantial amount of information covered in a Yoga Teacher Training certification course and 6 months is really a minimum time frame to steep in the teachings, preparing you to teach with confidence. Our goal is to offer students a full-spectrum experience in their yoga studies and to provide the highest quality instruction, including guest presenters who are experts in their field. The time frame of the course is necessary for a high quality Yoga Teacher Training producing confident Yoga Teachers who are ready to teach enlightening and inspiring classes once they have completed the course and received their Certification!

The NEW 2016-2017 Course Dates are here, REGISTER NOW to reserve your spot! Some weekends will run a Friday night & Saturday time frame (Friday 6-9 and Saturday 10- 6 pm as well as weekends with Fri/Sat/Sun ( Fri 6-9pm, Sat 10-5pm and Sun 9-1pm) with some exceptions (for any weekend that is missed, an appropriate equivalent/make-up will be required, as determined on an individual basis). However it strongly discouraged to miss any of the weekend trainings, as in class participation allows the trainee to absorb and receive as much information as possible in the group setting.

IDY Training Dates are as follows:

Sept 16, 17, 18th

Sept 30th, Oct 1st

Oct 14, 15, 16

Oct 28, 29

Nov 11, 12, 13

Nov 25, 26

Dec 9, 10

Dec 16, 17

Jan 13, 14, 15,

Jan 27, 28

Exam date Feb 11th


Course program including manuals, certificate, one on one guidance and weekly email or phone discussion with director: $2800

6 month unlimited yoga pass: $300.00 ( discounted from $575.00)

Exam: $125.00

Total Investment:

Early Bird Registration: Register by August 15th 2016

$3025 plus tax (minus $350.00 deposit plus tax) savings of $200.00

Regular Registration: Register after August 15th 2015

$3225 plus tax (minus $350.00 deposit plus tax)

“Inner Dawn Yoga’s Teacher Training program has been a life changing experience. Amazing time spent with lovely like minded people.” Sara Lamontagne



EMAIL lisa@innerdawnyoga.com

The program is taught and created by program director and studio owner Lisa Craig. Inner Dawn will also have several guest teachers or instructors in studio for certain lectures or training during the program. Lisa is extremely passionate about teaching this program and is incredibly grateful to be able to offer this training to the Sarnia-Lambton community.