200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (RYT200)

Orleans Yoga Teacher Training Mission Statement

OYS is committed to upholding a very high standard of quality for teaching yoga through Orleans Yoga Certification. If you are passionate about Yoga and live or can travel to the Greater Ottawa Area.  We encourage you to pursue this passion and make a professional statement by becoming certified to teach Authentic Yoga by the Orleans Yoga method.  This achievement will indicate that you understand and represent the standards for which Orleans Yoga is renowned and Yoga Alliance has sanctioned.

In the absence of federally regulated standards, we’ve created the Yoga Alliance Sanctioned pathway for students & teachers to achieve a benchmark that represents the highest level of education and skill.

The OYS Certification Process, Held in Ottawa, Guides and Educates Students in the Authentic History of yoga and to lead an actual class, awarding certification only to teachers who can hold a room, assess students’ bodies,and offer appropriate modifications and adjustments, and create a well-organized and intelligent sequence of poses in the Authentic OYS Method.

Orleans Yoga Shala Teacher Training Ottawa Ashtanga 200 hr Certification (yoga alliance sanctioned)

3-weekends + 1-Intensive


 Apr 1-2-3 Apr 15-16-17, May 6-7-8,


May 20 21 22, 23 -27,28,29. 2016

2 weekends + Victoria Day

Fridays 6-9 pm. Sat 9-4  Sun 9-4 ( lunch break 1 hour )

Join our waiting list  fill in   application form 

We are a 200-hr and 500-hr Registered Yoga School rated 4.5 stars with  Yoga Alliance.  Upon completion of our program the student will have met the requirements to become a Registered Yoga Teacher and will be eligible to apply to the National Yoga Alliance for RYT-200 certification.  We meet for 8 weekends.

This program is brought to you by Orleans Yoga Shala and  is a “designated  a private educational institution” with Canada Revenue Agency. This means, the tuition paid to our program qualifies as an eligible tuition expense. For more information, please see www.cra-arc.gc.ca   (Tuition, education and textbook amounts)

   Cost (paid in full) — $2,095.00

Payment Plan  – $2195.00

$950 deposit and 3 equal payments

 Special: Register with a friend and get 10% off (call for discount) 613-863-7775

     Please use our  application form  to register for one of our programs  

Orleans Yoga Shala Ottawa Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training


If you are passionate about yoga and would like to gain deeper insight into yogic philosophy and techniques, now is your opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced  teachers. The course will be directed by Derek Kendrick (E-RYT500) and Angela Kendrick (RYT200), who combined have been practicing yoga for over 43 years.

 It is a myth that you have to have a highly advanced personal practice before moving on to higher studies. 

You also don’t have to be certain that you want to teach. If you have been practicing regularly,have a keen interest in elevating your physical and theoretical aspects of yoga, and are ready to commit to higher learning of yoga consider enrolling in Teacher Training.Whether you are ready to commit to becoming a teacher or not,advanced studies of yoga is the opportunity to elevate your practice and your theory of yoga much beyond what is available in regular yoga classes. Its your opportunity to work under the close guidance of senior teachers .


What I enjoyed the most was doing yoga everyday for 7 days. I was able to enjoy this so much more because Derek kept reminding us that underachieving is key. I am the competitive type and I didn’t feel like underachieving was my style, but because I did I was able to get comfortable in the postures and focus 100% on my breath. This is what made my experience 10x more enjoyable.: Meghan Brabant  April 2013.

I am deeply grateful for my experiences at OYS.  The peace that I find within their walls is something that I hope to carry with me all throughout my life.  Jessica Thornhill class of 2012.

I learned more about myself and my passion for yoga, and I find myself eager to pass on this knowledge and enthusiasm for yoga.Thank you to Derek and everyone at OYS for making this an exceptional experience for me. Dr.Wendy Low class of 2012.

I became curious about why yoga was helping me so much  and I felt compelled to find the answer. The main reason why I registered  for the Yoga Teacher Training Program Marie -France

This life learning path of Yoga has brought a new brightness and peacefulness to me that I know has just begun.  And will continue to flourish throughout my life with sharing and the practise of Yoga.   I am forever grateful.  Chloe Ann Baker (summer 2012)


Orleans Yoga Shala offers an opportunity to transform your life.

Internationally Recognized Training

Orleans Yoga Shala (OYS) offers an internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Training program combining Hatha Yoga, Beginners /Seniors / Gentle Yoga, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga.

Participants will also acquire knowledge of specialized programs designed for Baby Boomers. and Prenatal Yoga students.

Within this teacher training you will explore a rich tradition associated with yoga practice and philosophy. It will serve as the foundational introduction to a myriad of topics within the living tradition that is yoga.

A cornerstone of the course comes from our awareness that a strong personal practice is the foundation for informative dynamic teaching. While it is a bonus to have some prior asana experience, we are happy to guide relatively “new to yoga” practitioners as well. Our faculty will help to streamline your practice from our deep knowledge and understanding of the poses.

Teaching Practicum (100 hours)

  • Asanas, Chakras, Bandhas, Mudras, Yoga Sutras, Eight Limbs of Yoga, Yamas & Niyamas, Pranayama,Koshas Kleshas, Seven Stages of Knowledge, Bhagavad Gita, Meditation,Guided Relaxation, Prayer Chanting, Mantra/Meditation, Kriyas and much more.
  • Teaching Methodology (20 hours): The History of Yoga, yogic philosophy and methodology, use of voice, teacher-student relationships, modifications, assisting with alignment, adjustments, student safety in practice.
  • Anatomy, Physiology (20 hours)
  • Business of Yoga & Other Topics (2 hours): Teaching tips, ethics, privacy and the yoga teacher.
  • Yoga business development, building a personal practice, working in the community.
  • Home Study (10 hours): Reading list, and assignments.

Refund Policy

  • Refunds are available up to 21 days before the course, minus a $250 administration cost. Written requests for refund must be submitted to the  front desk.  No refunds will be available for any reason after the course has started.
  • Please note that the content of this course schedule as well as the teaching team are subject to change without notice.

Missed Teacher Training

Missed class can be made up the following ways:
  • Join the next appropriate YTT session that is running to make up the missed hours. There is no additional charge for this option. There is also no guarantee that the make up class time will cover the missed content. Contact Orleans Yoga Shala  to schedule your make up hours.
  • Schedule private sessions with the course facilitator to make up the missed hours and content. This option has the additional charge of private classes fees.


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