200 Hour - Foundation Program - Online Option! Starting January 2021


TAYS has been certifying qualified and inspiring yoga teachers since 2002. Our 200-hour program is based on both the traditional yoga and meditation practices of the east combined with the biomechanical approach of the west. Mike Munro, physiotherapist and Maxine Jeffrey, Occupational Therapist/ Kinesiologist/ Osteopath developed TAYS' training programs. Upon completion of the 200-hour program, you will have the skills you need to teach public hatha yoga classes along with the inspiration to share the benefits of yoga. For more information and some advice regarding some Frequently Asked Questions please see our web page.


YTT 200 hour - Foundation Level Yoga Teacher Training

1. Weekends Program  - Starts January 2021

All our YTT sessions, for this year, will be available online. In-person components will be available depending on government restrictions re Covid-19.  This program will be offered online and in-person, from January 2021 and ending in July 2021, totaling 180 hours.

See our website for specific dates and our upcoming schedule for OUR NEXT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: 



Weekends YTT at the Yoga Barn 2019 - 2020 Centreville, NS

Weekends Program at The Yoga Barn: Start date: September 2019   End Date: June 2020




Here at TAYS, we are dedicated to the ongoing professional and personal development of yoga teachers through in-depth yoga education. Yoga education involves both a careful study of yoga practices from eastern and western perspectives as well as the practical application of theories and teaching methodology presented. We have designed our program to facilitate your growth as a teacher in a way that informs your teaching and also empowers your independence as a yoga educator.


Techniques - 100 hours

We learn 100’s of postures and various modifications and variations of these poses. We practice teaching from day 1, allowing our teachers to be extremely comfortable and skilled in teaching students during and following the program. We have a focus on meditation and believe a strong meditation practice positively influences and affects our personal practice and our teaching ability. The following is a breakdown of topics based on our full 200-hour YTT program.


Teaching Methodology – 20 hours

Participants will understand the sequencing of classes, the kinesiological approach to preparing the body for safe and effective exercise and be able to develop and offer solid yoga classes to the general public. Regular postures clinics will provide demonstration and opportunity for practicing verbal teaching and physical assisting of yoga poses. You will learn how to structure a safe an effective yoga class allowing your students to feel properly taken care of and individually benefited. We learn pranayama techniques and its effects on the body as well as learning how to incorporate these techniques into your teaching and practice.


Anatomy/Physiology – 25 hours

Our team is skilled in offering anatomy and physiology thank you to our health backgrounds. You will learn not only the structural anatomy and physiology of the body but you will also learn how to apply this information to yoga. You will learn common misalignment problems and how to manage these issues. You will learn common medical and surgical conditions such as arthritis, herniated disc, high/low blood pressure, hyper/hypothyroid function, pregnancy, etc, their effect on the human body and how this information applies to yoga and is managed through a yoga class with a “therapeutic approach”. You will learn how to sequence classes and you will learn conditioning poses that will prepare the body for deeper poses thereby providing safety.


Philosophy, Ethics, and Lifestyle – 40 hours

You will learn and discuss the idea of union; Union of mind, body, and breath. You will discuss the Yamas and Niyamas, which are moral and ethical observances for the practicing yogi. You will explore concepts and ideas such as relative and absolute truth, chakras and nadis, therapeutic applications of yoga.


Online knowledge checks and in-person or video practical class

We want to ensure that all participants understand the information presented in the course. A practical test class, in which public participants are invited, is examined and critiqued. This allows the graduating teacher to provide safe, effective and enjoyable yoga classes during and following the course.


20 Indirect hours: elective and practice teaching hours

In addition to 180 direct contact hours obtained during the training program (online or in-person), participants are required to log/journal 10 hours of practice teaching on their own. Additionally, 10 hours of approved electives are required.



Must be 18 years of age or older.

Must have a commitment to learn and attend a comprehensive yoga-filled program.

Participants must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in yoga study and practice. For those who live in an area where there is no yoga available please contact abramorrison@gmail.com to determine if your application requirements will be suitable.


YTT Faculty can be found here.


Other Information

Application process/ Fees

Please fill out our application form and submit with your deposit. The deposit will not be cashed until you are accepted in the program. For a copy of the application form or to register please visit our registration webpage.


Any way we can help?

Call us with questions or concerns. 902 429 3303 or email Abra: abramorrison@gmail.com


200 Hour Schedule

Title Date(s) Category Location
Upcoming YTT: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program: Starts January 2021 Online Option!
Jan 15, '21 7:00pm to Jul 25, '21 5:00pm
yoga teacher training
200 Hour
All Sessions will be made available online. Live sessions will be from TAYS
Apr 22, '16
2:00pm to 4:30pm
TAYS, 202-6156 Quinpool Road

The TAYS Teaching Clinic April 22, 2016

Jul 3, '16 9:00am to Jul 29, '16 5:00pm
TAYS, 202-6156 Quinpool Road

JULY 2016 - 200 HOUR YTT

As found on Yoga Directory Canada.

Sep 30, '16 7:00pm to Jun 18, '17 5:00pm
Friday and Sunday: TAYS, 6156 Quinpool; Saturdays: 1531 Grafton Street, 3rd floor.


"weekends" program:
September 2016 until June 2017

Sep 22, '17 7:00pm to Jun 17, '18 5:00pm
All Sessions at TAYS. Friday evenings: 7:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturdays: 12:30pm - 5:30pm and Saturday night 7:00pm-9:00pm; Sundays 8:00 - 5:00pm


"weekends" program:
September 2017 until June 2018

Sep 28, '18 7:00pm to Jun 16, '19 5:00pm
All Sessions at TAYS. Friday evenings: 7:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturdays: 12:30pm - 5:30pm and Saturday night 6:30pm-9:00pm; Sundays 8:00am - 5:00pm


"weekends" program:
September 2018 until June 2019