In-Depth 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Viniyoga: Transformative Yoga Practice

Embark on a journey shaped by over three decades of experience in Hatha Yoga training, teaching, and personal practice. It was a personal encounter with Viniyoga that forever altered our founder’s path, unveiling a new dimension. What captivated her was the emphasis on movement coupled with adaptive approaches, which honored each yogi’s unique moment. This synergy, combined with breath-guided movement she had embraced for years, laid the groundwork for what would eventually become the Life of Wellness Institute. The past ten years have been dedicated to sharing this transformative methodology.

At the core of this lineage lies its remarkable adaptability to every student, in every instance. This adaptability is paramount in supporting and respecting yogis as yoga teachers. Viniyoga meets each practitioner precisely where they stand, tailoring the practice to their individual condition and specific goals. Thus, the entire practice is personalized for each student—it transcends fixed routines, styles, and intentions, celebrating the uniqueness of every pose. With this foundation, Viniyoga accommodates both gentle and rigorous practices, all while valuing the individual as they are.

Viniyoga, derived from the ancient Sanskrit term (prefixes vi and ni plus yoga), embodies differentiation, adaptation, and appropriate application. For our founder, it serves as a compass for honoring the authentic self and approaching resistance with curiosity and compassionate loving-kindness. Viniyoga manifests as a comprehensive and authentic transmission of yoga’s teachings, encompassing āsana, prāṇāyāma, bandha, sound, chanting, meditation, personal ritual, and text study. It’s an evolution that promises transformative growth and embracing one’s true essence.

Embark on an Empowering Yogic Lifestyle with the Eight Limbs of Yoga

At the Life of Wellness Institute, our journey towards a Yogic Lifestyle transcends the ordinary scope of teaching Yoga. It commences with the core essence of Yoga – union. This union signifies the tranquil alignment with your authentic self, devoid of the mind’s distortions. Our mission is to create the capacity and nurturing environment for you to engage with life’s spectrum, fostering peace, ease, and liberation.

Building upon this foundation, our programs offer a pathway to self-discovery. We approach this journey with compassion, trauma-informed principles, body neutrality, and a focus on cultivating functionality. Rooted in the Eight Limbs of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Science, our teachings aim to deepen your connection with your inner wisdom. We equip you with tools, resources, and support, empowering you to confidently share this profound gift with others.

Central to our approach is the traditional cohort model, uniting live virtual and in-person classes. This environment not only fosters lifelong friendships but also cultivates a sense of community support unique to Yoga Teacher training. You’re not just trained – you’re welcomed into a network of certified teachers, offering a continuous exchange of best practices, collaborative problem-solving, and warding off the isolation that often accompanies solopreneurship.

Not certain about teaching? Our training serves a variety of aspirations. Many students join to enhance their peace of mind, elevate their quality of life, and bolster their physical and mental well-being. The tools and experiences gained in our program hold universal relevance, enriching every facet of your life.

Guided by our founder, Melanie Taylor – a seasoned Yoga Therapist and lead teacher – our training unfolds in live virtual or in-person formats. Join us as we empower you to embrace an enlightened journey toward a Yogic Lifestyle.

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Unlock Your Potential: Earn Certification to Teach Viniyoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and More!

Embark on a transformative yoga teacher training journey, available via live virtual classrooms, for a comprehensive and immersive learning experience. Elevate your expertise by becoming a certified instructor in a wide spectrum of practices, such as Viniyoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Group Classes, and 1:1 Sessions – all accessible in both in-person and virtual formats.

What You’ll Gain:

  • Benefit from our founder’s 30+ years of experience in yoga, emotional resilience, and discovery-based teaching.
  • Deepen your personal practice while connecting with your inner teacher.
  • Learn to share the gift of yoga authentically and confidently.
  • Join a supportive community and receive ongoing personal practice and teacher journey support.
  • Develop a foundation in ViniYoga and discovery-based transformative learning.
  • Identify your niche and connect with your ideal students and clients.
  • Begin a business plan for entrepreneurial success.
  • Step into your inner strength with ease and guidance.
  • Embrace self-expression and claim your value as a ViniYoga Teacher.
  • Discover the yogic way of living and create customized session plans.
  • Design the career you want with a network of support and guidance.

Fall 2024 – Winter 2025 – Open for applications

  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2024: 6-8:30 PM MST
  • Weekends: October 5-6, 19-20, November 2-3, 16-17, 30-Dec 1, January 11-12, 25-26, February 8-9, 22-23, March 8-9, 22-23, and April 12-13
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM MST

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Register before Sep 1st, and save $550 Early Bird Discount

No Cost Equal Payment Plans available!

Scholarships Available. No additional forms!

Students can choose from a one-time payment, a six-month equal payment plan, or applying for a scholarship with a payment plan. 

  • Save with our Early Bird rate of $2249 Canadian until September 1st and $2799 Canadian thereafter. 
  • Apply before August 1st – Six-month Early Bird equal payment plan – $374.83+ GST per month
  • Apply before August 1st – Six-month equal payment plan – $466.50 + GST per month
  • You can choose your tuition type and apply for a scholarship on your application
  • All tuition is subject to a 5% GST tax. 
  • Early bird discount not applicable with a scholarship.

As an accredited Canadian school, we provide our students with a T2202a for educational tax reimbursement for tuition payment. Tax forms may be requested for other countries. Speak with your teacher for more information.

Graduates may register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level and receive access to discounts to membership benefits—like such as discounts on professional insurance.

Whether you wish to teach, are looking to integrate yoga into your existing scope of practice, or you are taking this course to support your personal practice, you receive 1:1 mentorship.