250-hour College Certified Yoga Teacher Training 


Align your practice with your passion. Become a holistically trained Yoga teacher and develop the clarity, confidence, and skills to practice and teach postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practices in our integrative, 6-month, part-time program. Develop the skills to create classes that support your student’s needs - physically, mentally and spiritually. This program will foster your voice as a Yoga teacher and help you discover your unique gifts and strengths on and off the mat. 

CAREERS: Our graduates are known for their clarity and precision of instruction, their technical skills and holistic approach to teaching Yoga in community centers, universities, corporations, health clubs, parks, recreation and seniors centers, Yoga studios, wellness centers and social service organizations.

  • Learn the Holistic Yoga class model that brings together mantra, pranayama, warm-ups, asana and meditation.
  • Prepare thematic class lesson plans, and design progressive yoga series for a broad spectrum of students. 
  • Teach with an in-depth understanding of anatomy, alignment, contraindications and modifications for practice.
  • Discuss common injuries and learn how to maintain a safe classroom for students of all abilities.
  • Discover self-confidence with the ability teach, motivate and inspire students.
  • Learn to practice and teach beginner meditation and pranayama techniques.
  • Articulate a unique vision for teaching Yoga as a starting point for creating a small business.
  • Explore the subtle energetics of Yoga as a transformative practice.
  • Cultivate a powerful Yoga practice and teaching presence for personal change and social transformation. 
  • Learn about and apply Ayurvedic practices for self-care

COURSE CURRICULUM: The YTT certificate program is 250 hours, including in-class and professional practice/distance learning hours. The curriculum is spread out over two semesters (6-months) and includes lectures, mid-term and final evaluations and in-class teaching practice. Throughout the program, Yoga is introduced as a process of living in the present moment through awakening our physical, psychological and spiritual capacities.


  1. Holistic Yoga Foundations (30 hours)
  2. Essential Yoga Techniques (100 hours)
  3. Kinesiology for Yoga Teachers (25 hours)
  4. Yoga Teaching Methodology (40 hours)
  5. Specialized Yoga Training (15 hours)
  6. Professional Development (40 hours)


SCHEDULE: The schedule includes in-class and professional practice and distance learning hours. Classes are held Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am to 5:30pm (8.5 hours/day with a 1-hour lunch break). There are Friday evening classes once a month from 6:00-8:00pm. 

  • Sept 9/10 & Sept 22/23/24
  • Oct 7/8 & Oct 27/28/29
  • Nov 4/5 & Nov 17/18/19
  • Dec 2/3 & Dec 15/16/17
  • Jan 5/6/7 & Jan 20/21
  • Feb 2/3/4, Feb 17/18 & Feb 24/25


Tuition*: $4050.00 includes program manual

Early bird Tuition: 10% discount if paid in full by August 31st, 2017: $3645

Payment Plans: May be paid in full or over 2 academic terms without discount

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a 1-day Emergency First-Aid course in order to apply for graduation and certification.

*APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 1st, 2017 or until program fills

Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management

This 80-hour certificate program is designed to bridge the chasm between modern pain science and Yoga in an academic setting. It was developed specifically for Yoga teachers and healthcare professionals to advance their knowledge in the field of pain management through the application of Yoga techniques, philosophies and practices. Students will learn to conduct trauma-informed group classes and individual sessions with a focus on restorative Yoga and therapeutic breathing for pain management and mindfulness based stress reduction techniques.


  1. Restorative Yoga Therapeutics for Pain Management
  2. Understanding Modern Pain Science
  3. Yoga Philosophy and Applications for Pain Management
  4. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Chronic Pain
  5. Chronic Pain and Trauma
  6. Professional Practice

SCHEDULE: 2018 Dates TBD

Program Cost: $1595



"Thank you for this rich exploration of yoga and pain management! Such a depth of information, from science to practical applications. The level of instruction was excellent. The faculty were knowledgeable and open to student inquiries, allowing for personal refection to better understand from within, in order to serve others. The benefits of this program will be far reaching, one person at a time. Healing and caring." L.E., Mental Health Practitioner and Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management Graduate Spring 2016

The Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience Program

This 60-hour part time program combines Yoga philosophies and practices with cutting edge western psychological theory and research. Yoga is now widely regarded as a powerful adjunct to other therapies, particularly effective in the stabilization and healing process of individuals with PTSD. Yoga teachers and healthcare professionals including nurses, doctors, and therapists can benefit by being trained to use Yoga as a complementary therapy in group and individual settings.  Upon completion, graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of how to apply trauma informed yoga theories and techniques to support emotional well-being. Students will learn how to practice and teach a trauma informed Yoga class with established protocols that are transferable to a variety of individuals, populations, and work environments.


  • Curriculum is taught by experienced and supportive faculty who are leading practitioners and experts in the fields of psychodynamic psychotherapy, trauma, addiction and yoga.
  • Receive ongoing individualized feedback, evaluation and mentorship.
  • Program includes in-class professional practice.

SCHEDULE: Program is part-time and begins in March 2018 

Weekends: March 3/4; March 10/11; April 14/15; April 21/22 (9:30am – 5:30pm)

Evenings: March 2; April 20 (5:30pm – 7:30pm)


  1. Classical Yoga Philosophies and Practices 
  2. The Eastern & Western Paradigms of Emotional Well-being 
  3. A Trauma Informed Approach to Yoga Teaching


10% early bird discount if registered by February 20th, 2018: $1097.10
20% alumni of discount if registered by February 20th, 2018: $975.20



 *Graduates of the Langara College 250-hour YTT do not need to re-apply for this program. Contact the Program Coordinator for more details:

“I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of how yoga can be used as a therapeutic tool, and who is interested in experiencing personal and professional growth."  - C. O'Hara B.Ed., MSW. RSW

"The different instructors offer a comprehensive understanding of how trauma affects the mind and body and the role therapeutic yoga can play in recovery.  I have applied this to my work as an addictions counselor, and have gained more confidence and knowledge in my yoga classes." - Greg Yoshida, Clinical Counselor, Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Fraser Health

Professional Practicum and Mentorship Program

Successful graduates of the Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience Certificate program who hold a minimum 200-hour yoga teacher certification or individuals wishing to apply for special permission to enroll from the Program Coordinatocan apply for a community practicum placement to develop and synthesize learning outcomes.

Students will practice specific teaching methodologies including how to create safe, trauma-informed, strengths-based classes to meet the needs of a diverse population of students within a social service setting. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Create effective proposals for establishing therapeutically-based trauma informed yoga programming within social service settings.
  • Deliver safe classes to underserved populations with diverse needs.
  • Expand personal and professional teaching practices.
  • First public college in BC offering holistic and therapeutic Yoga teacher trainings with professional practice and mentorship.
  • Experiential and heart-centered education learning models.
  • Small co-hort size (limited to 7 students) for an in-depth, personalized learning experience.
  • Train and mentor with experienced instructors who have made their passion their profession in front-line settings.
  • Tax deductible & no GST.
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists Member School (IAYT).

Students will deliver 5 trauma informed, strengths-based classes which will include education about the benefits of yoga as a complimentary modality in the management of depression, anxiety, stress, addiction and trauma symptoms.  All classes will be observed and students will receive and synthesize weekly feedback from their mentor to improve teaching proficiency.

Nicole Marcia, MA, Certified Yoga Therapist has taught therapeutic Yoga classes and offered individual sessions to trauma survivors struggling with addiction, depression and anxiety since 2004. She is a Project Coordinator and Instructor at Langara Continuing Studies. She also trains Yoga teachers and clinicians in the trauma-sensitive Yoga theory and techniques required to support trauma survivors in their healing, long-term stability and recovery. In 2009, she was awarded a master’s degree in Yoga Therapy Studies from Lesley University in Boston, MA. Since then, she has been employed by the Provincial Health Services Authority at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions and teaches at Onsite; the treatment arm of North America’s first safe injection site.

Successful completion of the Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma and Resilience Certificate program and a 200-hour accredited Yoga Teacher Training Certificate or permission from the Program Coordinator.* We have space for 7 teachers. Placements will be determined once the cohort is full.

*In order to apply for permission please submit a letter of intent stating your professional background, yoga experience and practice and professional goals and intentions for this program in addition to your resume to 

SCHEDULE:Dates for 2018 TBA

For more information contact:

Nicole Marcia, MA
Project Coordinator, Instructor 
Therapeutic Yoga Training