What the Program is all About


Our belief is that yoga is a lifelong process. This unique 8-month program allows this process to continue unfolding within us. By focusing on integrating asana, yoga philosophy, and pranayama into our own lives, we learn and develop the skills necessary to teach others with confidence and peace of mind.

The program is facilitated by Melanie, who began her yoga journey over 30 years ago taking classes with Gerda Krebs. 

During the program you will have the opportunity to study with a variety of teachers who will share their knowledge in other styles of yoga, anatomy, and philosophy.

The journey doesn’t end when the program is over, whether you chose to teach or not, you will always find support at Yoga Within.  



  • $2,900: New students*

  • $1,500: 200-hour YA or YAA Certified instructors looking to refresh and continue their education*

       *prices do not include GST


  • 2 Years of Hatha Yoga experience

  • Minimum 18 years old

  • Approval and acceptance of application

Additional Teachers:

  • Gerda Krebs

  • Satwinder Sran

  • Shirley Feldmann

  • Tara Woltjen

What you will study:

  • Yoga Philosophy

  • Anatomy as it relates to yoga

  • Asanas – Sanskrit, definitions, actions, adjustments, and modifications

  • Meditation

  • Teaching methods

  • Various styles of yoga – Ashtanga, Yin, Kundalini, and more

  • How to write a lesson plan

  • Ethics and lifestyles

  • Practice teaching

2019 Schedule



Friday, September 6 - 5:00 to 9:00pm           

Saturday, September 7 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, September 8 - 8:30am to 1pm

Friday, September 20 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, September 21 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, September 22 - 8:30am to 1pm


Friday, November 8 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, November 9 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, November 10 - 8:30am to 1pm

Friday, November 22 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, November 23 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, November 24 - 8:30am to 1pm


Friday, October 18 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, October 19 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday,  October 20 - 8:30am to 1pm

Friday, October 25 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, October 26 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, October 27 - 8:30am to 1pm


Friday, December 13 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, December 14 - 9am to 3pm

2020 Schedule


Sunday, January 5 - 8:30am to 1:30pm

Friday, January 10 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, January 11 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, January 12 - 8:30am to 1pm

Friday January 24 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, January 25 - 9am to 2:30pm

Sunday, January 26 - 8:30am to 1pm


Friday, March 6 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, March 7 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday March 8 - 8:30am to 1pm

Friday, March 20 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, March 21 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, March 22 - 8:30am to 1pm


Saturday, February 1 - 9am - 3pm

Friday, February 14 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, February 15 - 9am to 3pm


Friday, April 3 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, April 4 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, April 5 - 8:30am to 1pm


For those of you who successfully complete the requirements of the program and wish to teach, there are opportunities to teach our Sunday Karma class, school groups, to create a class of your own or be on our substitute teacher list.

We also offer an additional 300-hour training for those who wish to pursue a 500-hour designation.