Yoga Teacher Trainings


200 hr Foundations Yoga Teacher Training Program with Jonathan Austman

8 Weekends September - November 3, 2019

(No Classes Oct 12 & 13)

Jonathan Austman has been training and certifying Yoga Teachers since 2000 when he and Cynthia Funk developed and established the highly regarded Evolving Spirit Yoga Teacher Training program at The Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto. Since 2006 he has been offering annual Yoga Teacher Trainings in Winnipeg. His trainings provide students the foundational skills to teach yoga classes in a wide variety of styles, formats and venues. Graduates of the program teach yoga to diverse groups, adapting their own explorations and experiences of the subtleties of yoga practice and theory to suit the situation at hand. Jonathan’s intention is to provide students with an engaging, expansive and practical experience of yoga as a whole. Upon completion of the program students will have gained practical knowledge and useful experience in the following areas:

◦ Introductory Functional Anatomy through an in depth introduction to asana, pranayama, meditation, bandhas, trishtana (three places of attention)

◦ A contemporary view of Yoga Theory, History, Philosophy and the Eight Limbs of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga.

◦ The practical skills necessary for sequencing and teaching a Beginners Yoga Class, including verbal instruction, how to use demonstration, props and modifications, teaching Meditation and Pranayama, assisting/adjusting techniques and the Sanskrit pronunciation of poses. 

◦ Meditation through the simplicity and depth of Anapanasati (awareness of breath).

◦ How to adapt practice methods and sequencing to suit diverse groups.

◦ Chants from the Yoga tradition.

Summary of Requirements

In-class component: 110 hours

Class Observations: 4 classes (5 hours)

Personal Practice: 20 classes (25 hours)

Reading and Homework: 60 hours

Fall Session 2019 - 8 Weekends

September 07/08, 14/15, 21/22, 28/29, October 05/06, 19/20, 26/27, November 2/3

Saturdays 9:00am–4:00pm & Sundays 9:00am–4:00pm


Tuition includes:

◦ Teacher Training Workshops

◦ Teacher Training Manual

$3600 + gst

A deposit of $600 + gst is due upon acceptance to reserve a spot in the program.

The balance owing of $3000 + gst is due one week prior to the start of your session.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made once the program has started will be subject to a $100 + gst administration fee. The amount refunded will be pro-rated based on the number of hours attended, less the administration fee.



Q - What type of yoga is your program based on?

A - This Teacher Training program is based upon the Ashtanga Vinyasa style of practice.

Q - Will I receive a certificate as an Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher?

A - Upon completion of the Foundations Teacher Training program, students will receive a certificate stating a completion of the Foundations 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Jonathan Austman at Yoga Public.

Q - Can I attend the program if I don’t want to be a teacher, just looking to develop my practice?

A - Students who wish to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Yoga practice, philosophy, theory and history are encouraged to attend the 200hr Foundations program. There is always a variety of people, backgrounds and motivations for engaging in the program. All are welcome!

Q - If I live out of town, can I complete some of my requirements at my home studio?

A - Yes. Students who live outside of Winnipeg who wish to attend this Teacher Training program may complete some of the requirements at their home studio. This will be decided upon on an individual basis.

Q - How much experience do I need to attend your program?

A - We recommend you have at least 1 year of experience with yoga. If you do not have this experience we will still consider you for the program. No matter how long you have been practicing or what level you are at, you and your yoga practice will benefit from attending the program.

Q - Do I need to be proficient in poses like headstand and other advanced poses to attend the program?

A - It is not essential to be proficient in advanced poses or any poses. Students come to this Teacher Training program at all levels of experience. Part of the aim of the program is to teach you the fundamentals of practice so you can work towards more advanced poses.

Q - Are books and materials included in the cost of the program?

A - A training workbook/manual is included in the program and will be received on the first day of the program. Other required books are not included in the cost of the program.

Q - Is the cost of the 20 required classes included in the tuition?

A – No, there is a special pass available for the teachers in training, $110 for 20 classes. Each trainee may purchase one of these passes.