Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training

The 2018-19 Yoga Teacher Training Program will be Yoga By Sarah’s tenth Yoga Teacher Training Program! In honour of our new beginning with a new owner, new location and new vision, we have refreshed and updated our program to reflect the new vision of Yoga By Sarah and to keep up with modern scientific research and emerging trends in the field of yoga.

Our vision at Yoga By Sarah is twofold. First and foremost, we want to dispel the myths of yoga in order to make the practice accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ability and personal ideology. Second, we want to cross the bounds of traditional yoga and use yoga as a tool to help support the mental and emotional health of Niagara residents.

Our program is unique in it’s depth and perspective. It takes a look at yoga through the lens of science and human behaviour. Together we will explore where science, movement and theories of human development intersect with yoga. We will delve into what the field of neuroscience says about the brain/body connection and how yoga is gaining credibility as an effective tool to support individuals who have unique physical, emotional and social needs.

This training will equip you to be an exceptional yoga teacher who is able to teach compassionately, creatively and intelligently while intertwining tradition with current knowledge about the practice. You will feel confident in your skills as a first class yoga teacher as well as taking your practice to new places off the traditional yoga mat such as in your job as a Teacher, Counsellor, Educational Assistant or Recreational Therapist.

Our commitment to you:

Here at Yoga By Sarah, we are big believers in community. We all need community so we make that a priority in studio and in our Teacher Training Program. Our faculty are caring and conscientious individuals who take immense care at making sure your needs are met.

In our program you will find a compassionate and welcoming place to learn and process new ideas.We welcome discussion and viewpoints from all walks of life and all yoga abilities – whether you are brand new to yoga and can’t touch your toes or are a veteran and can stand on your head! Our teaching team is made up of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and yoga practices.

Upon completion of the program we don’t want to leave you stranded, so you will have the opportunity to teach a four to six week Gratitude community class. A Gratitude class is a free class designed to give you some teaching experience and allow people who can’t afford yoga access to classes.

The program at Yoga By Sarah will challenge you to a deeper level of critical thinking and equip you with the tools to integrate yoga philosophy off the mat in practical ways as well as equipping you to be a first class instructor.

This is a program where old meets new. Where East meets West. Where science meets philosophy.

This training will equip you to:

  • Be an exceptional yoga teacher.
  • Be able to sequence a creative Hatha or Vinyasa class as well as have the tools to add restorative elements and meditation to your classes.
  • Be equipped with tools to integrate yoga philosophy off the mat in practical ways.
  • Learn the basics of yoga anatomy.
  • Understand the mind/body connection and how movement and breath impact mental, social, physical and emotional health.

Your Commitment to us:

  • You will punctually attend all 10 program weekends
  • You will attend two (2) weekly yoga classes from our Drop In Schedule
  • You will complete the assigned homework for each classroom on time (approximately 2-3 hours weekly)
  • You will show up with an open heart, mind, and with a willingness to learn.
  • Graduates of our program may become members of the Yoga Alliance (RYT).

Payment Options:

NEW for 2018! The 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at Yoga By Sarah is now a certified educational institution by the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, allowing students to claim their tuition fees as an income tax deduction.

  • Early Bird $3650  +HST if paid in full by May 15, 2018
  • Early Bird $3850 +HST  if paid in full by July 15, 2018
  • $4200 +HST after July 15, 2018
  • Tuition includes all textbooks & a membership to the studio for the duration of the program. If paid in full prior to program start date, membership will be activated immediately.
  • 25% off membership to the studio post graduation.
  • A $500 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance to hold your spot in the program.
  • Flexible payment arrangements can be made to work with your budget! Please contact the studio for details.

Bonus: Register by either Early Bird date and receive a free yoga membership from the day you register!


Please allow two business days for us to process your application. At the time of acceptance into the program, a $500 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your spot.

Click here for the 2018-19 online application form.

Program leaders:

Our faculty is diverse and highly experienced in their area of expertise. This teaching team is unique in that we provide a high level of care and support to our students.

The faculty leading this Yoga By Sarah Teacher Training Program:

  • April Janzen
  • Diana Harpwood
  • Taryn Diamond
  • Allison Noble

Dates and Times

Program Dates: 10 weekends from October 2018 – April 2019
Times: Saturday and Sunday: 8:15 am – 6:00 pm

  • October 13/14
  • November 3/4
  • November 24/25
  • December 15/16
  • January 12/13
  • February 2/3
  • February 23/24
  • March 23/24
  • April 6/7
  • April 13/14

Contact Us


Please allow two business days from the time you submit your application to hear from us. Upon acceptance to the program, a $500 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your spot.

For more information, questions or details about this program, please contact April Janzen at 905-682-4469 or email

Click here for the 2018-19 online application form.

Open House

We would love to give you an opportunity to experience our studio and meet a member of our faculty. Choosing the right program for you is a big deal. You are investing a lot of time and money into your program. We want to help you make the right decision and give you an opportunity to experience our studio and meet a member of our faculty in order to decide if the Yoga By Sarah program is right for you.

Please join us for a complimentary class on Saturday April 14th at 8:15 am (Vinyasa) or 9:45 am (Hatha) and then have a meet and greet with the owner and program administrator, April Janzen. An RSVP to is appreciated, but if you forget, please just come anyways! Future open houses to be scheduled.

We are also more than happy to meet with you one on one if you prefer. Please email to set up an appointment and personal tour of the studio.