250-Hour Functional Yoga Teacher Training

Join us on the path from novice to expert


September 2019


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 This inaugural training marks the beginning of an evolutionary shift for all who participate – students and teachers alike.

We have expertly crafted a curriculum that is as unique and comprehensive as the faculty who is delivering it. This program is open to both prospective teachers and those who wish to deepen their practice without teaching. Whether you decide to teach or not, your relationship to yourself will be transformed by participating. 

In addition to meeting all the basic requirements of Yoga Alliance, our program aims for excellence by incorporating additional study on Nutrition, Healing through Nutrition and Meditation, Personal and Professional Coaching, The Core Components Course, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Essentials. 

The Time is Now. 

The Techniques & Methodology of Functional Yoga

What you will learn in this program:

1. Asana Architecture

Explore the fundamental architecture of functional yoga through the study of posture families including alignment, integration, compensation and contraindications. Students will gain insight into their own practice, pose by pose and supported in building the skills to teach yoga in an accessible and intelligent manner.

2. Sequencing Functional Yoga Classes

It is both an art and science, to sequence yoga classes that offer students the ability to balance strength with flexibility while also grounding them in mindfulness. Our students will build their teaching repertoire by practically working with: principles of sequencing, sequencing tools and creative non-linear movements.

3. Anatomy & Physiology

The Form & Function of Movement

The form and function of the body has inspired wonder from time immemorial. Our anatomy course will facilitate our teacher’s ability to understand movement, perform posture analysis, and comprehend each of the body systems. Trainees will learn through a variety of practical methods which address all learning styles. The will emerge with the ability to see the body beneath the skin.

4. Movement Lab

The movement lab is a key component of our course. Students will take their theoretical skills and bring them to life by assessing each other and using video and discussion to hone their individual skills. By working together to implement sequences that address dysfunctional movement patterns, they will have the opportunity to really test out the power of yoga.

5. Asana Adjustment Lab

Using Manual Manipulation Safely & Therapeutically

The power of touch can offer profound insight to the student in relation to movement. This lab offers students the opportunity to practically learn the skill of physical yoga posture adjustment by obtaining consent, as well as assessing and understanding both human anatomy and trauma informed approaches.

6. The Strength Synergy Component

The strength synergy components is an exclusive set of sequences created by Genya Klaiman for every posture family. These sequences are creative, inclusive of all the core muscles and supported by a foundation in basic pilates and functional movements.

7. Teaching Lab

The teaching lab will offer teacher trainees a regular opportunity to consolidate and build on their teaching skills. Teaching sequences to colleagues under supervision and with feedback.

8. Yoga Lifestyle

Finding Balance

This is perhaps the most unique aspect of our program. Finding balance through the path of yoga is inclusive of both mind and body. We are eager to share the more traditional aspects of yoga such as meditation, mantra, chanting and chakra theories with our teacher trainees. However, we are even more thrilled to offer them 12 hours in deep healing Nutrition with Caroline Marie Dupont.

9. Becoming

Cultivation of the Teacher inside You

By cultivating our inner teacher (regardless if we plan on teaching yoga), we have the opportunity to refine our communication skills and learn to manage group dynamics. Our course will enhance public speaking, foster critical thinking and explore value systems through ethics examination. Teacher trainees will learn skills that are applicable to all aspects of their lives and relationships.

10. The Wisdom Teachings

Finding your Path

The wisdom teachings of yoga offer very practical tools for managing our minds and our lives. Our trainees will travel back in time by exploring the historical context in which yoga philosophy evolved. From here they will transport themselves to the present by exploring the yoga sutras from a psychological perspective.

11. The Business of Yoga

Become independent and attract clients that are compatible with what you have to offer. Refine your money blueprint to create the lifestyle you want as a Yoga Teacher. Discover the foundation of building lasting relationships with students. Fall in Love with the authentic marketing of your PASSION. And, create a work/life balance that is reflective of your yogic values.

12. Personal Practice

To cultivate your own yoga practice, you will attend at least one class per week at Indigo Yoga Studio for the duration of this program. In addition, you will read books throughout this program, to enrich your learning experience.

What you will get with your program

Saturday & Sunday full-day weekend training sessions for 10 months

10 months unlimited membership at Indigo Yoga Studio

Program manual and workbook


Get the guidance of yoga masters to experience a transformation.

Tracey Soghrati
Lead Teacher BSc., BSc.N, RN, C-IAYT

” My vision is to share yoga philosophy & practice in a manner that is authentic, accessible and applicable to modern day life. I’m a passionate change-maker with a critical eye and the capacity to inspire people to action.”

Tracey’s signature skill is the ability to deliver trainings that explore the intersection between mind and body through the practice of yoga. Tracey has had the honour of educating yoga teachers in Toronto and Internationally through her own Yin Yoga teacher Training as well as through various yoga teacher training programs and mentorship. She personally lead over 2000 hours in Yoga Teacher Trainings and Teacher Mentorship Session, over 10 000 hours teaching yoga classes, workshops, and events. It is her sincere desire to share the poignant wisdom of yoga, and to support all students in their desire to see themselves clearly, and to love all that they see.
Her formal education includes post-secondary studies in molecular biology, nursing, critical care nursing, advanced life support, anatomy & pathophysiology, parenting/child development, health education, perinatal care, swedish massage and thai yoga massage. I have accumulated 20 years of experience in clinical assessment (encompassing physical, mental and emotional health).

Caroline Dupont
Teacher, M.Sc.

” I feel most alive when offering my understanding of the relationship between the spiritual journey, the body, mind, emotions and subtle energy to help you to access the inherent goodness and beauty
of your unique and precious Life. My greatest interest is exploring the profound contribution of individual healing to relationship, family, community, planetary and global healing.”

Since the early 1980’s I’ve immersed myself in the ever expanding yet paradoxically ever simplified world of human health. I’m a certified yoga instructor, and a registered holistic nutritionist; I have a master’s degree in exercise physiology, and a black belt in the Nia Technique (a holistic movement form); I’ve trained and sat with a number of meditation and spiritual teachers including many extended silent retreats.
Over the past 30 years I’ve taught thousands of students, worked with hundreds of clients individually and developed numerous courses and retreats

Rachel Piccolo

​”​My passion for yoga is matched by sharing it with others. Teaching and motivating students to feel at home with their bodies, to see their truth , their potential and strength. ​I’m motivated to lead ​students to more balanced lives by building stronger healthier minds and bodies​.​”​

Rachel‘s passion for yoga is matched by sharing it with others. Teaching and motivating students to feel at home with their bodies, to see their truth , their potential and strength. She is motivated to lead them to more balanced lives by building stronger healthier minds and bodies.Teaching Vinyasa and Hatha yoga allowed her to share the knowledge of alignment and body awareness to her students…the result: a breath oriented and intelligent practice leaving you feeling grace, truth and freedom in your life!

Genya Klaiman
Program Director, Teacher

“In my classes I invite students to find proper alignment, with just enough intensity as well as flexibility to acknowledge and honour their own unique needs and intentions. This experience of ‘self-sensing’ and ‘self-awareness’ becomes a tool that you’ll apply in your daily life”

After completing kinesiology, Genya set out on a journey to discover the remarkable preventative and therapeutic qualities of Yoga.
Combining knowledge and experience gained in the past twenty years,he offers a highly integrated approach by fusing elements from Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation and Qi Gong. Genya has assisted in improving the lives of numerous individuals who have reached out to him with a variety of health conditions and life challenges.
In addition, he is certified in several trainings including Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and Thai Massage.

Training Dates & Time

Our yoga teacher training program will begin in September 2018 and will continue for 10 months.

                                                            Fridays: 5:30pm – 8:30 pm 

                                                            Saturdays & Sundays: 12:00pm – 8:00pm


  • September  21st – 22nd
  • October       26th – 27th
  • November   23rd – 24th
  • December   14th – 15th


  • January      11th – 12th
  • Jan 31st  –  Feb 2nd (Teacher Training Yoga Retreat)
  • February    29th – March 1st
  • April           25th – 26th
  • May            23rd – 24th 
  • June           13th – 14th
  • June           20th  ( Exam )


Retreat description: 

A 2-night meditation and yoga retreat is an integral part of our program. Held primarily in silence, the format enables us to take a deep dive into clearing the pathways between body and spirit, and maturing our experience of the art and science of Yoga through embodied understanding. Days will be made up of guided and silent meditation, yoga and other movement, sacred song and chant, Circles for questions and sharing, walks in Nature, rest and free time. Our chef will be following Everyday Deep Healing and Medical Medium guidelines. 

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Essentials 

  • Dates:  Thursday – Sunday, November  7 – 10, 2019     
  • Hours:  Thursday&Friday  8:30am – 5:30pm    Saturday&Sunday  12:00pm – 9:00pm

An optional 32-Hour Training, but strongly encouraged for yoga teacher training students. Phoenix school is very powerful with Yoga Therapy approach. The training will be led by Michael Lee, the founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. More details

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