“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.” 
The Bhagavad Gita

At $2195, our Banff 200 hour yoga teacher training program is the most affordable in Banff! Karma Yoga was created to make the practice of yoga accessible to everyone.

Regardless if you are an aspiring to become a yoga teacher or grow personally this program will enlighten you and give you the tools to become a solid yoga teacher.

All of our faculty are  highly experienced and respected. Training with our faculty will give you the knowledge and understanding to excel as a yoga teacher, as well as to help you make a positive impact on your students and your communities.

Our 200 Hour Banff Yoga Teacher Training meets and exceeds the industry requirements set forth. A unique feature of the program is you get to choose a concentration of yoga (e.g. kids, restorative, hatha, etc) in which all your assignments and final class in the program will focus on. Upon successful completion of our program, students will receive a graduation certificate at the 200 hour level.

We welcome you to our supportive and inspiring community of teachers, guest faculty and awesome fellow students to dive deep into the study of yoga.


We’ve created the most supportive, welcoming, and inspiring environment where you can learn and grow.

Students of all ages, levels and abilities are welcome to study with our diverse, experienced faculty that offer you different styles and different perspectives. What makes this program unique  is:

  • Practical Experience: You will start teaching right away in our program, teaching a mini class and leading up to a full final class, all with feedback.
  • Small Classes: Give you an opportunity to forge real friendships and get the personalized hands-on training that helps you succeed!
  • Comprehensive: The program covers over 22 beginners yoga poses, with a focus on proper breath, alignment and  injury avoidance. We also have guest speakers to enhance the learning process.
  • Work: Most students from our programs are now working as yoga teachers. We pride ourselves on fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment for our students.
  • Experienced Instructors: Take every opportunity to know their students while providing the best in training, guidance and insight.
  • Support: You will get feedback throughout the program to help you improve. While in the program we will help you find the area of yoga which is right for you and we do provide free career and teaching support for 6 months after the program is finished. We offer our graduates  lifetime course refreshers at no charge to keep your skills sharp.
  • Affordable: This is the most affordable 200 hr yoga teacher training program in Canada. Tuition includes everything: the program manuals and free PDF versions of all the program books.
  • Convenience: Become a yoga teacher in 2 to 4 weeks (so work while doing  the program). You also get access to the programs assignments, so you can complete them - if you want - before the program starts.

Program Outline

Anatomy and Physiology 

  • Bodily systems, organs and tissues
  • Bones, muscles, joints and energy systems
  • Yoga injuries
  • Special conditions

Teaching Methods and Techniques   

  • Asana and alignment
  • Guided meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Mantras
  • Mudras

Yogic Philosophy 

  • The history of yoga
  • The sacred yogic texts
  • The living of yoga

The Business of Yoga 

  • Ethics, privacy and the role of the yoga teacher
  • Yoga business development
  • Studio ownership
  • Effective marketing and social media

Teaching Practicum 

  • Peer teaching
  • In class teaching
  • Independent teaching
  • Outside yoga teacher training
I am ecstatic to have taken my 200HR YTT online through Chris. Not only was it flexible, educational, but also incredibly fun. I have a loaded schedule that requires a lot of bouncing around, so this online format worked perfectly for my lifestyle. I have been teaching yoga for the last few months thanks to Chris who has helped me find my yoga voice and really pursue my dreams. I cant wait to get a little more experience and begin my 500HR certificate and possibly even more programs through Karma Yoga.
Amy, June 2020

Words could not possibly convey how delighted and thrilled I am to have taken the online 200 course with Karma Yoga. The self study option fitted in very well with my work/life/mom schedule as I was able to go at my own pace. It helped me realign with my purpose and got me back on my spiritual path via deep work on myself, including building self esteem and worth back up after some rather challenging periods of life. I feel humbled and honored to have been given the tools to further my own practice as well as being able to support others through their own journeys. Chris does a fabulous and thoughtful job of guiding studies, practice and theory at the right moments. I look very forward to continuing to be part of the Karma Yoga community. Truly a blessing.

Kim, June 2020

Yoga entered my life a few years ago, I started out attending one class every so often and then found myself attending at least one class a week until finally yoga became a daily practice for me. I had soon discovered that yoga is so much more than increasing ones flexibility. My anxiety began to decrease dramatically, I was able to focus more at work, I started to become more at ease with myself and my body, and began having a deeper understanding of who I am. As I learned more from friends about the history and philosophy of yoga, I knew that one day I wanted to be able to share the vast array of benefits I received through my yoga practice with others. Living in rural Saskatchewan and still paying off student loans I didn't expect to find a course that would allow me to complete my yoga teacher training anytime soon. I then stumbled across the online teacher training being offered by Karma Yoga. I loved this course as I was able to work at my own pace, it was laid out in a way that encouraged one to delve into the background of yoga for a deeper understand of its roots and philosophy, as well as a deeper understanding oneself. Chris was always quick to answer any questions I had, and his feedback given on assignments was extremely beneficial. I know that I still have so much to learn about yoga, and am thankful to have the course material available to me for life as I continue along the path of being a Yoga Teacher. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in becoming a Yoga Teacher or looking to expand their personal knowledge of Yoga.

Sara, June 2020

I decided to take the online 200 hours teacher course from Karma Yoga while searching for a program I could do on my own time. This course has been the single best investment I have ever made. When I started the course, my understanding of yoga was minimal. I thought yoga was just a form of exercise to improve someone's flexibility, and that was it. This course is well structured, and it got me to have a full understanding of the yoga philosophies and origins and how it combines the body, mind, and soul to bring you to a higher state of being. This course had got me into meditation and has improved my wellbeing tremendously. I would say it's one of the main reasons I got out of depression because, at the time of taking it, I struggle to battle this mental illness. It's a course that is very well designed and will provide you with all the necessary tools to start your journey as a yoga teacher. Thank you, Chris.

Matt, May 2020

This is what I liked about the online program from karma yoga:

1.The choice of text books and the sequence they had to be read in is absolutely superb!

2.The papers and the information that I researched for writing them also taught me a great deal about yoga.

3.Practicing yoga as part of the program is also invaluable as it allowed me to think about and connect the theory to my practice.

4.The flexibility that this program offers as an online program worked perfectly for me as I work full time and have responsibilities towards my family members as well.The 1 year time frame seemed like the right amount of time allowing me to complete the program at a steady pace.

5.Chris is the most courteous and polite yoga teacher and administrator one could aspire to deal with. Also extremely knowledgeable on the subject !

6.I would recommend this program to everyone.

Roopa, Jan. 2020

Receiving my certified yoga certificate was a life goal for me. After moving to rural Saskatchewan I was not sure if this goal could become a reality. I searched for various options and found my fit with Karma Yoga. After reviewing Karma Yoga’s website and connecting with Chris I was excited to register and begin my training! I am so glad that I chose Karma Yoga because even though I was working independently, I found Chris was easy to connect with and responded timely to questions I had throughout the training. Chris also gave thoughtful feedback for the assignments I completed! This feedback provided additional perspectives and encouraged me to do better on my next assignments. I appreciate that I will have access to the course materials for life, as my learning and exploration into the theory of yoga will continue beyond my certification. I would recommend this course to anyone hoping to expand his or her knowledge of yoga or interested in becoming a yoga teacher!

Courtney, Sept. 2019



Times: 8am-8pm, Sat & Sun

Tuition: $2295.00 ($400 discount if you pay in full at the time of registration)

Tuition includes:

* All ebooks for the course


*Free lifetime access to the course materials

*30% discount all future programs with us

Location: Banff, Alberta

Venue: Private studio 

Payment Plans: A $500.00 deposit is required to hold your spot & a payment plan between 2 to 4 payments for the difference.

Special Offer: Get a $200 tuition credit that you can apply to any of in person or online programs if you join with a friend/family member or your referral  of a friend/family member leads to them registering for this program also.

Covid Safe: 1. 3 times the normal space to allow for social distancing in the program, 2. We are limiting each YTT to 10 students only 3. We will be using UV lights to kills 99.9% of the viruses & germs in the spaces we use 4.We will offer students free masks, sanitizer and we will encourage student to use masks while in the program.