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

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

2018 Schedule



Friday, September 7 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, September 8 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, September 9 - 8:30am to 1pm

Friday, September 21 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, September 22 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, September 23 - 8:30am to 1pm



Friday, November 16 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, November 17 - 9am to 3pm

Friday, November 23 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, November 24 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, November 25 - 8:30am to 1pm


Friday, October 12 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, October 13 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday,  October 14 - 8:30am to 1pm

Friday, October 26 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, October 27 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, October 28 - 8:30am to 1pm



Friday, December 14 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, December 15 - 9am to 3pm






Sunday, January 6 - 8:30am to 1:30pm

Friday, January 11 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, January 12 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, January 13 - 8:30am to 1pm

Friday January 25 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, January 26 - 9am to 2:30pm


Friday, March 8 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, March 9 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday March 10 - 8:30am to 1pm

Friday, March 22 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, March 23 - 9am to 3pm

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


Friday, February 1 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, February 2 - 9am - 3pm

Sunday, February 3 - 8:30am - 1pm

Friday, February 15 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, February 16 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, February 17 - 8:30am to 1:pm


Friday, April 5 - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday, April 6 - 9am to 3pm

Sunday, April 7 - 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.