200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Prana Yoga Studio 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program in Edmonton
Prana Yoga Studio 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Program in Edmonton
Burning to share what you love about yoga with others? If you have a passion for yoga and for exploring the deeper questions of life, if you love to grow and learn, if you are ready to take your practice or teaching to the next level and/or ready to share your passion for yoga with others, this course may be your next step! Whether you are clear you want to teach, or that you want to dive more deeply into the tradition of yoga for your own personal growth, you are warmly welcome to join us for our upcoming trainings.
Next 200 hour Summer training returns July 2023 Now accepting applications.
Next 200 hour Extended training begins January 2024 Now accepting applications
For information about our 300 hour program, click here.
Payment Plans are available!Apply now!
Scholarship opportunities available!Scholarship Information
Try a class in our beautiful studio and meet the teachers! Learn about our month-long intensive summer training running Monday- Friday July 10-August 4.
Wednesday, May 31:
5:30-6:30 pm: Free Holistic Yoga Class
6:30-7:15: Info session and Q&Asave my spot!
Have you ever wondered how much more yoga could change you if you really committed? Magnify everything you love about yoga by diving deep into this ancient, transformational practice in a vibrant & supportive group setting with expert teachers!
Whether you want to teach or simply deepen your practice, you are warmly welcome to learn more about our upcoming 200 hour programs at our free information session.
July 10 – August 4, 2023
200 hr.+300 hr.= 500 hour certification. Learn about our 300 hour program for 500 hour certification
Join us this summer for a four week intensive yoga course running Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. This program is a powerful immersion into the traditions of yoga. You will emerge from the course steeped in the art of teaching yoga. Clear your schedule and dive deep into new learning about the diverse aspects of yoga including asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, ayurveda, yoga philosophy and lifestyle. Individual growth and transformation are supported by the group matrix we create together, fostering interconnection, community and the shared love of yoga.
YOGA CODES: Key Foundations of Philosophy, Techniques, Pranayama and Personal Transformation
THE ART OF TEACHING: Yoga History, Ayurveda, Methodology, Finding Your Unique Voice as a Teacher & more
TEACHING EVOLUTION: Anatomy, Presentations, Teaching Practicums, Business, Ethics of Yoga Teaching & Graduation Celebration
HOME STUDY: Online library of instructional classes to study at your own pace.
Teachers: Leala Enfield, Soledad Torres, Tania Vazquez & Jen Janvier
Tuition: $3195 +gst *includes $500 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans available prior to course start date.
Participants receive 3 months of free yoga classes at Prana from July-Sept.
Please note our YTT refund policy.
This program an extended yoga immersion held both online and in-studio at Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton, AB.
Teachers: Leala Enfield, Soledad Torres, Jennifer Janvier
Participants receive 6 months of free drop-in live or virtual yoga classes at Prana during the course.
This course consists of nine weekends plus required class participation/observation.
Tuition: $3395 +gst* | Early Bird (before Nov. 30) SAVE $200!
*includes $500 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans available.Apply now!
In need of financial assistance? We have three $500 scholarships available! For more information, see our Scholarships page.
Please note our YTT refund policy.
Hours for the weekends are:
Fridays 5:30-9:00pm | Saturday 8am-5pm | Sunday 8am-5pm
“I learned so much about myself that I didn’t know. I feel like an inner flame has been stoked within me and my passion for yoga has only grown. I am stronger, more grounded, and moving toward a life that will fulfill me.” ~ YTT graduate
“The weekends spent at Prana were always informative, fun and interesting. What really struck me was how much more the program was than I was expecting. I became part of an amazing community and was shown support in a way that I’ve never encountered before.” ~ Keryl
“A truly life changing experience. I know I will look back on this experience with love and happiness for the rest of my life.” ~ Megan
“Prana Yoga Teacher Training creates a space where you can learn and explore, while providing dedicated, knowledgeable and caring trainers to guide you as you deepen your connection with yoga, yourself, and the universe.” ~ YTT graduate
Leala’s yoga journey began in 1992 in NYC. Her first yoga class sparked a sense that there was much more to life than what the world had presented to her. Within a year, she had moved to the remote side of Maui where she met David Williams and began a three month intensive study of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. She went on to develop an steady home practice. Living in community on Maui and traveling, she taught whoever wanted to learn, including the Secoya indigenous people in the Amazon tributaries of Ecuador.
After moving to Alberta’s dry climate, intensive physical yoga practices began leaving her deeply fatigued. Leala began seeking a more holistic approach to yoga, one that would synergize her love of meditation, mindfulness, breath and embodied movement. She had a dream where she met and merged with an Indian sage who fused yoga and meditation into heart centered awakening. A few weeks later she met Yogi Vishvketu and began her journey into Akhanda® Yoga.
In 2006 Leala founded Prana Yoga Studio in Edmonton, Canada where she hosts workshops and trainings with Yogi Vishvketu every year. Leala is the Director of Training for the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training program at Prana Yoga Studio. Along with owning a busy urban yoga studio, Leala has raised a family, guided international yoga retreats, and taught numerous YTT programs in both Canada and India. Leala’s passions include practicing yoga outdoors, hiking, swimming and quality time with her husband and their two vivacious daughters.
The benefits of yoga are precious and far-reaching. The invitation is to be profoundly open inside while holding vibrant presence for boundriless, limitless growth and evolution.
Dancing and movement are a part of life on the island of Puerto Rico, where I grew up. As a child I knew the innocence of relaxed breathing. But I really discovered the power of breath when I was 19. After a yoga practice, during Savasana (corpse pose) as I was lying still on the floor, letting the gentle flow of the breath move my body, I felt the edges of my body open up and melt away. I realized my body started to open and surrender. My mind followed and I experienced a new openness that set the pattern to further investigate the real meaning of what was happening.
I spend the next few years learning all I could about different types of yoga and massage. After finishing a BA in Anthropology I started a long trip to South America and was introduced to Vipassana Meditation. These silent 10 day meditation retreats were an amazing tool that showed me to be still, see and discover the world inside. In the years that followed I continued my studies in massage therapy, I study two years of Anatomy and Physiology in the Medical School of the University of Buenos Aires, I worked assisting classes in a renowned Massage Therapy School and had my private massage therapy practice in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
My first Yoga Teacher Training was in the Iyengar tradition, then I started teaching in 2007. I had the opportunity of attending the Yoga Teachers Training with the whole hearted Yogi Vishyketu in 2010 while I was pregnant with my first child. Being pregnant open up a whole new world and I became a passionate student of women, birth, female bodies, babies… Since then I’ve been learning and teaching yoga to pregnant women and moms and babies.
My husband and I own an alternative health clinic: Integrated Therapies (integratedtherapies.ca) We helped in the creation of two children: Orel and Pina.
Yoga is both the path and the tool to uncover space within the body and the mind. Within this space lives the truth. We are whole, unburdened, and blissful. My journey to yoga was sparked during my time as a birth doula. Witnessing and holding space for women as they gave birth in a powerful and connected way, ignited a curiosity in the connection between our physical body…
This was the bridge between the physical body and the spirit that I was looking for.
I continued to deepen my practice and completed my 200hr yoga teacher training at Prana in 2017.
Always curious and wanting to dive in deeper, I’m currently working to complete my 300 hr teacher teacher training.
I look forward to sharing and continuing the journey to wholeness with you.
Yoga has been the clearest path to self exploring and discovery. When I was first introduced to meditation (in my early teens) I felt a strong curiosity about the boundaries that my mind was able to cross when practicing. A sense of grounding and mind opening are recurrent patterns in my practice.
In Mexico, I practiced Kundalini and Hatha Yoga.
Completing my 200 hrs YTT in 2017 is one of my proudest and most fulfilling life events, and I can only continue to learn, share and deepen my knowledge.
*SKY ABOVE, EARTH BELOW, PEACE WITHIN*
I absolutely LOVED the 200 hour YTT program at Prana! I loved it so much, I would consider taking it again! I had a lot of fun and gained so much knowledge from Amanda, Soledad and Leala. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge on yoga or who has a desire to teach.
"(During COVID19) The way that Prana has moved it’s yoga trainings into an online format has maintained the connection between teachers and students... and the teachings have retained all of their potency. It is an immersion that transmits knowledge and insight so that the most can be received and shared, just as in any training that would occur in person. The professional staff, incredible teachers and fascinating information make me forget I am taking a program online. Thank you for offering such nourishing trainings that continue to educate and inspire!"
Every teacher here at Prana left me in awe and wanting more! I knew I wanted what they had and I truly loved everything about this place! I secretly wanted to become a yoga teacher but I felt unsure of my capabilities so I decided to take this course to increase my knowledge of yoga and to deal with my intense fear of public speaking, even reading aloud in a group was beyond stressful! The teachers have provided such a safe space of learning and sharing that I would strongly encourage anyone who is considering this training to ‘Go For It’!! This training has so much to offer and it is such an amazingly sweet journey! ‘Life changing’!- and the best is still yet to come! I find it difficult to believe that all these incredible teachers can be in one place! Such amazing people so knowledgeable, loving and wise, I am very fortunate to be a part of this World Conscious Yoga Family!! I truly feel there are no words to thank everyone involved in this YTT!”
“Enrolling in the Yoga Teacher Training Program at Prana Yoga Studio was one of the best forms of self-love I have ever shown myself. I am currently in the Extended Program and every weekend that I spend with my teachers and fellow students feels like a safe little bubble in which I feel myself continually growing and expanding. The principal teachers are overflowing with their knowledge and love of yoga philosophy and asana, facilitating development in their students physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The course is extremely comprehensive, while allowing room for each student to focus in on aspects of the course that speak the most to him/her. The little yoga family that forms provides a level of support for one to just be him/herself to a degree I previously only thought possible with family and dearest friends. Whether you have the passion to teach or are just looking to deepen your practice, Prana’s YTT Program is the way to go, bar none; it will blow your heart and mind way, WAY open.”
“A perfectly balanced blend of education and personal growth and was absolutely a life changing experience. I loved it!”
This course completely exceeded my expectations (and I have really high expectations). Leala and Isabelle are both inspired and articulate teachers. Both seemed tireless and compassionate and intelligent and conveyed these qualities with integrity and grace.
“Isabelle and Leala were a wonderful team of teachers to deliver this curriculum. Leala is precise and poised. Isabelle is passionate and gently motivating. I came into the course scared but trusting my inner guidance to persevere. I was afraid because I was nursing my lower back which had been diagnosed with a slipped disk. I was given such wonderful safe alignment help. It felt that as more was asked of me, somehow I was able to give that little bit more. The guest presenters were expert in their field and helped us develop excitement for their topics. And Yogi Vishvketu was like the dessert at the end of a lovely meal. We experienced his gentle insight at the final week long retreat of this course. I’m glad that this was the training that chose me because it delivered exactly what I needed in a balanced and holistic way.”