300-Hour Teacher Training



readyLearn to embody your highest potential, give you the tools to be of even greater service and channel your passion into real transformation for your students and increased opportunities + income for you!

Teaching Mastery gives you the philosophical, energetic, healing and practical tools to serve your students at a deep level while activating in YOU your highest potential + richest desires.

“I had no idea what was going to come from me. I have grown so much. The support from Shasta and my fellow classmates in this program is beyond any I have ever felt before. I am elated and grateful. I am a stronger person and things don't bother me as much. I am a better version of me! I feel I have something to truly offer now.” – Joanne, Oshawa, ON.

You are excited about the possibility of continuing + deepening your development as a Yoga teacher…

You know there is MORE you want to offer up – from yourself and from the rich offerings of Yoga…And this is an opportunity to grow yourself and your offerings…


One of the Best Things I've Ever Done

“There are so many things that I have learned and discovered about myself. This is one of the best things I have ever done for myself and will allow me to serve my life’s purpose with all my heart. I am forever grateful to the welcoming and beautiful community at Balanced Life Yoga. – Sarah B.

why me-

The truth is many yoga teachers are sharing their gifts and making change in the world.

They may have a successful class structure + robust following…

But here’s the thing…

Our students are awakening in ever more expansive ways.

They want to truly embody Yoga and transform their minds, bodies and hearts – to truly live a great life.

Students want someone has the power to truly witness their metamorphosis (and know what’s happening even when they don’t), teach them the magic of transformation with ease + grace and encourage them to access their own essential nature of joy and Divinity.

There is also a multitude of potential new students to Yoga too.

This requires that we have the tools and insight to truly respond to a beginner’s needs and inspire them to a life long journey with Yoga.

Finally, there are millions of people suffering with physical + emotional pain, who have often tried it all.

They feel frustrated, alone + hopeless. Mainstream medicine can’t help them, but Yoga can!

These people often have specific needs + regular drop-in classes don’t work for them so we need to be prepared to serve them powerfully.

They crave specialized adaptive classes and privates too. And they make for very loyal students whose lives you are literally saving.

We need to have adaptive tools as well as a deep understanding of emotional, mental and physical healing that goes well beyond what we learn in a 200-hour YTT to serve the burgeoning call for Yoga.

There are millions of students who don’t just want to touch the surface anymore. They don’t want to skim over healing. They don’t want to flounder in pain.

Your students want real, deep, sustainable change.

As Yoga teachers, we can’t hope to lead our students into their own transformation if we have not actualized our own power first + learnt the tools of transformative magic.


dear heart


Shasta Townsend + the senior team at Balanced Life Yoga offer you:

 Teaching Mastery – A 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program.

This program gives you not only a huge breadth of tools + skills to serve your students, but it allows you as the teacher to truly embody the spirit of Yoga and stand in your power as a true professional + transformative teacher of Yoga.

As Yoga Teachers it is our sacred duty to do just that…

The world needs you magic RIGHT NOW!

We invite you to truly take the next step in your Yoga journey and teaching career, and join our experiences, compassionate, supportive and fun loving team for Teacher Mastery this 2017.

It will be the BEST decision you make (since doing your 200 Hour Teacher Training)!

“I've enjoyed the 500 hour training so much that I’m sorry to be finished, but so grateful for everything I learned. This training not only enriched my teaching but also my life. I am the happiest I have ever been, and am living my Yoga even more. The 500 hour journey helped me be open to receiving which I had a lot of trouble with before. I feel I can ask for what I need and say not to the things I don’t. It is powerful and joyful. I can see how much I changed in a short period of time and my life has a new level of balance and celebration.” – Norma, Whitby, ON.

 How It Works

To receive the certification, students must complete:

1. The Core Modules of Teaching Master 

2. 90 hours of ELECTIVE COURSES 

3.  30 hours of PERSONAL PRACTICE.

2018 300 Hour Core Modules of Teaching Mastery

1.   Accelerated Success – The Applied Teachings of the Ancient Yogis + Mystical Traditions for Today’s Modern Yogi with Shasta.  January 18-20, 2019

2.   Understanding The Mind + Mastering Meditation: Practices for Stress Reduction, Mind Healing + Emotional Balance Shasta. February 8-10

3. The Art of Advanced Sequencing + Assisting with Jennifer. February 22-24

4.   Advanced Energetic Anatomy + The Chakras, Healing Breath + Energy Body – Helen March 1-3.

5.   Go Deeper with Grace – The Art of Advanced Alignment & Biomechanics with Angela  MARCH 29-31

6.   An Exploration of Advanced Anatomy for Masterful Teaching + Healing – Krista  April 12-14

7.   Advancing the Practice Through Movement, Stability + Strength – Norma. May 3-5

8.   Adaptive Yoga – Creating An Effective Personalized Practice for Anyone – Dr.Sarah May 31-June 2

9.  Harmonious Success – Spiritual-Based Business + Money Mastery for Yogis Ready to Make A Living Teaching Yoga June 14-16

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“The 500 Hour teacher training amplifies what you learn in the 200 hour and takes you much deeper. I experienced so many personal revelations and understood some of the things I was avoiding in life. By examining those things I can actually celebrate them and not get hung up on things now. I feel empowered and freer. I look at life as a celebration now and I have way more ease. I feel great gratitude for all I have learned and the support of the community.” – Lindsay, Ajax, ON


Teaching Mastery Program will be launching in 2019. CONTACT US to be added to the first to know list! Email jennifer@balancedlifeyoga.ca for more information.


“I had walls around me and thanks to the experience and all the unfoldings of the 500-Hour Teacher Training, I am feeling lighter, happier and more centred. I had a lot of epiphanies. This training and journey allowed me to step deeper into myself, to feel and honour my own happiness. I also feel I have the tools to deal with anything and celebrate life every day and I am a better person to myself, my family and my community. I am grateful and honor all the teaching and teachers of this journey.” – Linda, Pickering. ON

Electives + Continuing Education

Balanced Life Yoga offers these continuing education offerings for your additional 90 hour requirements + to continue to grow as a Yoga professional.

You can start taking electives BEFORE the start of the Teaching Mastery Modules.

View your Elective + Continuing Education options


We are Like a College – So You Could Get Your Tuition Back!

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.

“Coming to Balanced Life Yoga has changed my life in so many positive ways – My ‘Happiness Factor’ is way up and I’m much more content and connected with my true self. This journey has allowed me to let go of my walls and connect to people on a deep, authentic level. The 500 hour teacher training went beyond my expectations, with every module offering a deep message and I gained a level of confidence that tells me I can offer yoga to others in a meaningful way. The teachings have helped me heal and find a place of peace. Thank you Shasta and everyone at Balanced Life Yoga!” – Heidi, Pickering, ON


My heartfelt thanks Shasta! I am truly grateful for my 500 Hour Teacher Training and this journey with you and everyone else that kindly shared from the depth of their hearts! Your deep caring and commitment to teach and share from your heart, your experience, knowledge and intuition, reflected within each of us the power to create our “dharma” or “purpose” in life. By witnessing the transformation in everyone, including myself, it was truly a magical “butterfly” experience, which I will always cherish deep in my heart and reflect back to others throughout my life. Thank you Shasta!!” – Helen M., Ajax


I want to tell EVERYONE about this incredible life transforming offering. I thought life was good before, and it was, but now I realize how much more there can be! I've let go of many of my defence mechanisms and I've been able to truly open up to new levels of joy that I didn't even know were possible. I've realized that I can let go of that small voice of criticism and have learned the tools to do so, discovering that everything that I need is already within me. I have learned how to receive support from others in a meaningful way. I have truly been able to come home to myself which Is something that I can never lose. It really is all good. Balanced Life Yoga offers such a safe, non-judging environment to move through the uncomfortable into a source of deep knowing and love for yourself and others. I am eternally grateful and am looking so forward to the unfolding journey!” -Jessi, Calgary, AB.

Are you on fire with readiness?


Here’s what you can do next…

Enrolment in Teaching Mastery is now open for men + women who possess a 200-hour Yoga teacher training certificate OR are in the process of completing one.

If you are ready to enroll then contact us to be added to our first to know list! Email our Student Success Lead jennifer@balancedlifeyoga.ca


Register NOW!



Want to Talk? We would love to!

Shasta Townsend, the creator of Balanced Life Yoga and creator of the Teaching Mastery Program would love to connect with you.  She can answer any questions + help you get clear on whether this is the next best option for you.

Schedule your complimentary success call using our online booking system – BOOK NOW




Truth is, if you have read to the bottom of this letter, then something within you is asking to explore what this could mean for you.

Your heart is excited by this possibility.

We encourage you, take a lead of faith by taking the next step in your soul’s path and your own destiny.


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