Start Here – 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

It's Your Time to Shine!

Imagine waking up in thdsc_1484e morning and feeling energized about your life again as you leap out of bed and into your day with ease, clarity and enthusiasm!


Imagine feeling good mentally and emotionally no matter what's happening in your life!


Imagine starring in YOUR life again, and maybe launching a new, inspired career path too!

TT.2017.springBalanced Life Yoga's Inspiring Spirit Yoga Teacher Training and Self Development Program gives you the blueprint to live a great life, AND be a beautiful model of Yoga on and off the mat.  

As well, it will give you all the tools, confidence and know-how to teach Yoga successfully and turn your passion into a rewarding part-time or full-time career.  

Our program is a great personal development opportunity for those who wish to take their passion, practice, and learning much deeper.  



Inspiring Spirit Free Info Session

In the meantime, please reach out to us 905-428-2300 or
We are excited to hear how we can support your passion + desire.


Your Life Changing Journey Awaits…

DSC_4100You do NOT need to be an expert Yogi. You just need to love Yoga, want to learn more and desire to live a great life!!!


We have helped nearly 1,000 people connect with their own light and become a happy, healthy, successful, peaceful and just all round LIGHT in the world. You are ready…to feel supported…to feel worthy…to SHINE! Embrace this opportunity.

Registration for Fall 2017 is NOW OPEN





THE Pioneer of Yoga and Yoga Teacher Training in Durham Region and The GTA


We have offered Yoga Teacher Training programs for over a decade so you
know when you commit to learning with us you are learning from the trail blazers, the most experienced and the most reputable.

We were the first studio to offer Yoga Alliance recognized 200 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training and we continue the develop ourselves as well as our offerings to ensure the profession of Yoga + our students receive the latest + greatest in learning.

We promise you will THRIVE in our program and get even more than you bargained for… Don't just take our word for it – check out our abundant testimonials with real-life student success stories Testimonials.


Don't Take Our Word for It…Check Out Our Graduates Success Stories




Honour My Creativity

“Balanced Life Yoga's Teacher Training program taught me to quiet my fears and honour my creativity in a deeply spiritual way. Today I am writing my second novel because Shasta and her beautiful team encouraged me to stand in my truth.” – Sabrina






I Had Lost Myself, But I Rediscovered ME & My Strength!

Before Inspiring Spirit Teacher Training, I felt stuck. I had lost myself. I didn’t know who I was beside being a wife and mother. Now I know how capable and strong I am. I have a direction. I also have confidence and clarity on where I want to go, and the steps to get there.

It feels AWESOME and EMPOWERING. -Caroline, Ajax, ON.




Way More Confident in Myself & No More Anxiety!

Keisha Deoraj

Since taking the Inspiring Spirit Program I've made major shifts. I now trust that the Universe has my back, and that no matter what life has to throw at me, all will be well.  I struggled with anxiety and depression and thought I never thought I would be at ease with myself, but that is no longer true.

I think the biggest difference that I have seen is that I am way more confident in myself and my abilities. This program has been life-changing! 

To all those considering being a part of this program, I have no doubt that this will be a wonderful experience for you as well. I can’t wait for your journey to begin. – Keisha D. Ajax


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This Program is Exceptional

The Inspiring Spirit Teacher Training was life changing for me. The biggest change for me is awareness.  I am now aware of my own spirit my own life and my own happiness.  My heart has truly grown!

And the community of like-minded individuals as well as the feeling you get when you enter this studio it is like truly coming home. This teacher training program is exceptional. The teachers are very committed to you and your journey and want nothing but the best for you and your journey. They are always willing to have patience for you and all your questions or just to hold space for you to talk. They helped me open up my mind and my heart AND my belief in myself. If you are thinking about doing this teacher training just commit and do it! – Cindy Logan, Oshawa, ON.


No More Self-Doubt – Wow!

DestaBalanced Life Yoga’s Inspiring Spirit Program and then Mentorship Program has not only been instrumental in helping me step confidently into my new role as a yoga teacher, but the time spent in guided discussion with Shasta exposed me to a new level of self inquiry which has facilitated a profound shift in my life. Although I knew how to APPEAR confident, self doubt was a constant internal struggle for me. I would often find myself agonizing over what “the best answer'” or “best decision” might be. Under Shasta's mentorship, I witnessed an unfolding of confidence and clarity within myself that I didn't realize was there. From this place of confidence and clarity, I thank Shasta and Balanced Life Yoga for giving me the opportunity to realize my own potential!”  –  Desta, Peterborough, ON.




IMG_3370From Pushy to Feeling in the Groove

“Before the Inspiring Spirit Program, I was feeling imbalanced and confused about where I was going and what I wanted to do with my life. Now I feel not only clear with a new vision and the actions needed to make it happen, but I feel much less anxiety or pressure about it all. I can see that even my language has changed. I use to try to “perfect” or “dominate” things and “make them happen” but now I feel much more fluid and less pushy as I paint the picture and align to what I really want in my life. I see that my life is a projection or hologram of what is inside myself and now I feel much more balanced and excited within.”-Michael, Ajax, ON.





Improved Mindfulness and Better Relationships!!

I am now more mindful of what I am thinking and how I effect the people around me. This has meant better relationships and more ease in my life. This journey of self discovery has been the icing on the cake of my already solid Yoga and spiritual practice. I am going deeper into things with the new tools I've gained and it feels really inspiring!” – Sarah, Ajax, ON.




Inspiring Spirit Yoga Teacher Training includes: 

The Art of Asana – We widsc_1661ll teach you all you need to deepen and lead a Vinyasa, Power, Therapeutic and Flow/Gentle style class with a strong focus on alignment and methodical teaching.


Understanding the Body – Our Applied Physiology & Anatomy modules make anatomy easy to understand and fun!


Live a Great Yoga Life Our modules on the History, Philosophy & Wisdom Teachings of Yoga are some of our most popular as we teach you the rich depth of Yoga and how you can apply it to your life to live happier.


Cue + Teach Authentically  – You will learn easy Sanskrit AND how to cue like a PRO.


More Than Bones – We guide you in the practice of Pranayama (breath work), Meditation and Mindfulness as well as give you a clear road map for understanding and healing the Chakras & Energy Bodies.


Teach Like a Pro Yes, we teach you to teach!  Learn teaching Methodology, good Assisting, receive clear, easy class scripts to get you started and guidance on creating a class. We also talk about ethics, challenges and integrity so you are well prepared to start teaching with confidence.


The Yoga Biz  – You may do it for the love, but you can also make a little moola too. We will share with you our recipe for building classes and community, successful marketing and where to get started so you don't feel overwhelm.


Hands on practice   – You will also receive actual practice with hands-on teaching and assisting so you have real life experience.


Time for You…Your Practice – Students also receive 40 class passes to Balanced Life Yoga so you can practice, enjoy and keep learning  on your mat too!


 Your Guides & Cheerleaders

Angela.shasta.helenOur team of teachers are some of the most sought after teachers in the GTA who bring their own depth of experience, passion, insight and even humor to your Teacher Training experience.

Our teachers include Balanced Life Yoga Director, best-selling author and award winning teacher, Shasta Townsend as well as senior teachers Angela Ryan, Helen Mason, and Krista Bromfield.

As teachers, we’re all enthusiastic about sharing its power to connect, transform and elevate your life. We offer authentic teachings from the heart of experience.


Don't settle for anything less than heart-felt, experienced teachers who have a proved track record.


Fall 200-Hour Inspiring Spirit Program Dates

  • September 29-30 + October 1
  • October 20-22
  • November 3-5
  • December 8-10
  • January 12-14
  • February 2-4


Class Hours:

Friday from 7:00-9:30/10:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday from 8:30 am-5:00 pm




Am I Ready?

April NewsletterTrust that you are being called…

This program is open to new or seasoned practitioners. We invite you to consider investing in yourself and your future and help to create a space for peace and prosperity to flow to you and through you.

Learn the complete yogic path and how to teach it professionally and creatively in this comprehensive certification program that will launch you on a path to deeper personal understanding and an inspired spirit.




Where Can I Teach?

DSC_1129Yoga Teacher Training is an investment of your time and money.

At Balanced Life Yoga you will receive top quality instruction from industry innovators. You will also have the opportunity to become a part of a community of teachers, students and like-minded people who want the best for you; not to mention Balanced Life Yoga actually hires from our teacher training program.

Take your training with us to ensure you give yourself the gift of the best instruction and a potential job opportunity.


The Growth of Yoga Continues

DSC_4467Did you know the latest Yoga in America study shows that 20.4 million Americans practice yoga, compared to 15.8 million from the previous 2008 study, an increase of 29 percent.

In addition, practitioners spend $10.3 billion a year on yoga classes and products, including equipment, clothing, vacations and media. The previous estimate from the 2008 study was $5.7 billion.

AND 44% of Americans said they are aspiring yogis – that is they plan to start Yoga in the next year.  Yes, that is 44% of people say they plan to start a Yoga practice…this means a HUGE volume of students who need great teachers to guide them, lead them and inspire them…Will you be one of those teachers?

Essentially Yoga is a growing practice and business, and we need GREAT teachers to keep sharing this life saving practice!

Tuition and Registration

  • $3,450 + HST regular price and is 100% Tax Deductible!


  • Fee includes tax-deductible tuition, extensive manual, certificate and class passes! When you compare pricing be sure you ask what is included. With all this, Balanced Life Yoga is the best value around!


  • $500 + HST non-refundable deposit due at time of registration. All fees are nonrefundable.


2017 Payment Plans

Balanced Life Yoga is pleased to offer the below payment plans for all students registered in our 200 Hour Teacher Training program

Payment Plans

Payment Option 1:

  • $500 + HST at time of registration
  • Remaining $2950.00 + HST due by September 1, 2017

Payment Option 2:

  • $500 + hst at time of registration
  • $1,475 + hst due September 1 and October 1, 2017.
  • Financing fee of $150 + hst. Due September 1, 2017

Payment Option 3:

  • $500 + HST at time of registration
  • $737.50 + hst due September 1 + October 1, November 1 + December, 2017.
  • Financing fee of $250+ hst. Due September 1, 2017.


Why We Charge a Financing Fee

Most of us are very use to the idea that if we don't pay in full for any service or product, then there is always a financing fee.

That's what this is…We are effectively acting like a bank or credit company by holding the remaining balance for students who choose to use payment plans and as such there is certain risk for us as well as administrative time and energy, and thus a certain fee to do so.  We know you understand.

You will note that our fees are still significantly LESS than major credit cards, and most studios roll that financing fee into your prices so you never see exactly what amount you are paying.  We are very transparent on what that amount will be.


Get Your Fees Back!!! – We're An Official Educational Institute

Balanced Life Yoga is a fully accredited yoga teacher training school and recognized as an official educational institution from Human Resources and Development Canada.

A Certificate is granted upon satisfactory completion of all courses and an official receipt. Balanced Life Yoga is also registered with the federal government so all of your tuition and books are eligible as a tax deduction – many students have received fees back in tax returns. It's like getting your training for free!

Balanced Life Yoga is recognized by the following associations: Yoga Alliance (North America) Balanced Life Yoga is a registered school of Yoga Alliance for both the 200 and 500 hour levels of teacher training. Click here if you want further information, see the Information for Students from Canada Revenue Agency about Tuition, education, and textbook amounts.




Accommodations for Out of Town Students

Don’t hesitate to join us, even if you are not from the area! Check out these three beautiful and affordable accommodations in the Balanced Life Yoga area:

Greenwood B&B, Ajax
412 Taunton rd. W.
Ajax, ON
(905) 424-2134
   Holiday Inn, Whitby
180 Consumers dr
Whitby, ON
(905) 665-8400
    Hilton Garden Inn, Ajax
500 Beck cres.
Ajax, ON
(905) 686-9400


Have a question?

Speak directly with Balanced Life Yoga creator and Inspiring Spirit Director.

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