Advancing the Art of Teaching




The Downward Dog 300hr and 500hr Teacher Training programs are Certified Yoga Alliance Programs. Students will receive an official Tuition Tax Form (T2202A) at the end of each calendar year for all courses attended as part of their training.

The Downward Dog 300hr Advanced Teacher Training consists of different elements to provide the most comprehensive, well-rounded and flexible program for students. Students earn their certification by studying with International teachers Ron Reid and Marla Joy, along with the most experienced specialists from across Toronto and beyond.

Upon completion of the Downward Dog 300hr program, students will walk away with the skills to effectively lead a dynamic, informative, and well-integrated yoga class. Our Required courses provide the building blocks necessary to become a competent, well-educated yoga teacher, no matter what style of yoga you wish to teach. With the Elective courses, students have the option to broaden their field of learning or narrow in by attending various themed intensives. Annually, we will be offering an Immersion course in Costa Rica for those students and teachers wishing to refine and refresh their own practice and teaching skills.

Our 300hr program is ongoing, and students may begin at any time throughout the year with any of our required or elective courses and in any order. Students can complete the program in one year, or spread it out over as many years as they prefer.

Graduates of the Downward Dog 200hr Training program do not need to apply. Students who have completed their 200hr training with another school must submit an application. Our 300hr Required and Elective courses are open to all serious students.

To receive the Yoga Alliance 500hr designation, students must complete a 200hr AND 300hr training with a Yoga Alliance registered school in addition to 100hrs of teaching.

To receive certification, students must complete the CORE/REQUIRED COURSES 180hrs, along with 90hrs of ELECTIVE COURSES, and 30hrs of PERSONAL PRACTICE.  In total, students can expect to pay a minimum of $5050 to complete the 300hr training with Downward Dog.

Core Curriculum


Personal Practice

Tuition Summary & Payment Options

500HR Certification