Become a Teacher &/or Deepen Your Practice

This training will teach you everything you need to learn to teach others yoga, but you will also be guided towards a philosophy of ongoing self inquiry to bring out your unique gifts in becoming the evolution of your own yoga, even if you choose not to teach yoga classes.

Dive Deeper & Discover the 8 Limbs of Yoga

Learn how you can apply the 8 limbs of yoga, (7 more beyond Asana, the postures), to your classes and to daily life, and to guide others to do the same. Exploring the 8 limbs in their entirety will enrich your life and set you apart from other yoga teachers.

Benefit from Experienced & Inspired Faculty

Benefit from the many years of experience Tiina Kivinen, founder of Amrita Living Yoga School and Peterborough Living Yoga, and assistant director Ally Boothroyd of Sarovara Yoga, have in teaching yoga classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings. World class guest teachers will join in regularly to expand on core teachings.

Explore the Archetypal Layers of Your Being

YTTulti-layered exploration of the Chakras as they relate to interacting with your students and understanding your own Being. Energetic intersections of vital life forces, each Chakra represents an aspect of consciousness essential to our lives and to teaching yoga.

"This YTT has been truly a deep and loving experience that has brought my practice on and off the mat to a whole other level. I feel so confident in my expression of yoga and feel inspired and confident to lead my own classes. This experience has been amazing and I think it goes to show how amazing Tiina and Ally are at creating a safe and encouraging atmosphere with no judgement or criticism!" 

Sarah Downes


"The quality of the experience was outstanding. All guest teachers were so well informed, and Tiina and Ally are so unique and rare, their dedication to the students and training left me feeling blessed each and every class." 



"I expected to come out of this training with the knowledge and experience to start me on my journey as a yoga teacher. What I did not anticipate was the life changing transformation I would go through while taking this class. Yoga is so much more than postures, and while we did learn the physical aspects of yoga, it was the emotional and spiritual journey that touched me the most."

Marie Godley



This weekend format yoga teacher training in Peterborough and Bobcaygeon Ontario is intended to bring to life your own inner journey of consciousness and awakening, to inspire your inner teacher to emerge from within your own experiences of yoga. As we learn from the wisdom of Prana (life force), the way of guiding others through transformational practices emerges as the foundation for yoga teacher education.

Amrita Yoga Teacher Training is intended for those who feel a calling to deepen their personal practice of Yoga and perhaps share these transformational teachings with others. Grounded in the roots of Classical Yoga and inspired by diverse and interdisciplinary traditions, this training will provide a holistic and creative approach to yoga teacher education, using a multimodality, expressive, and experiential way of learning.

Tiina Kivinen of Peterborough Living Yoga brings 18+ years of yoga teaching experience, along with her experience as faculty for Yoga Teacher Trainings at Kripalu School of Yoga and Nosara Yoga Institute, and certifications in Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Trama Sensitivity, Yoga Dance and Hypnotherapy.

Co-teacher and Assistant Director Ally Boothroyd of Sarovara Yoga brings her depth of study of Yoga Nidra, Yoga Psychology and more to the training. Together, their approach bridges the depth of classical yoga with creative, evolutionary approaches to one’s own awakening. They are joined by an inspiring and highly qualified team of other local and regional guest faculty.

(we will use 8 of these weekends, but have extra in case of the need to adjust due to the pandemic restrictions)


June 11, 12, 13,

       25, 26, 27

July 16, 17, 18,

       23, 24, 25

August 13, 14, 15

Sept 10, 11, 12,

       17, 18, 19, 

       24, 25, 26


As a trainee you will learn to teach Hatha Yoga sequences for all levels, for all abilities, with an emphasis on compassion, self awareness, and identifying and nurturing your unique strengths and gifts.

You will be inspired by the inquiry, ‘what is your yoga?’, learning to teach from your own creativity, authentic voice and inner teacher.

On a very practical level, you will deepen your experience of Yoga as Oneness, and learn and integrate the deeper teachings of yoga beyond the classroom environment, into your day to day life.

Please note that trainings usually fill, so Apply Now to ensure your space and begin dialoguing with faculty to learn more!

curriculum overview

Techniques, Training and Practice (100 hours)

  • In depth regular Meditation, Pranayama and Asana Sadhana (practice)
  • Pranayama Clinics – exploring the breath
  • Asana Clinics – including alignment, energetic alignment, benefits, contraindications, modifications, variations, and assists
  • Meditation Clinics – Including the art of centering and relaxation
  • Practicum (10 hours)

    • Practice Teaching with peers interwoven throughout experiential learning
    • A compassionate and inclusive approach to practice teaching in class and at home
    • Peer and self mentoring that empowers self discovery and confidence

    Teaching Methodology (25 hours)

    • Creating Sacred Space
    • Yoga Teacher Ethics
    • Methods for Developing Awareness
    • The Business of Teaching Yoga
    • Freeing your Authentic Voice
    • Compassionate space holding, honouring boundaries, giving assists
    • Time management
    • Authentic Communication and Deep Listening
    • Trauma Sensitivity for Yoga Teachers
    • Designing for Mixed Levels, and Creative Sequencing

    We will also explore:

    • Yoga Nidra – Yogic Sleep and Deep Relaxation
    • Supporting your pre and post natal students
    • Supporting elders and those with limited mobility

    Physical and Energetic Anatomy (20 hours)

    • The Koshas – layers of the Self
    • Understanding Prana and the intelligence of Life Force
    • Functional anatomy and physiology
    • Yoga and the Nervous System
    • The Chakras, nadis, and subtle body

    Yoga Philosophy & Lifestyle (40 hours)

    • Learning the 8 Limbs of Yoga
    • Bhakti Yoga, Mantra, and Japa
    • The Koshas and  Kleshas
    • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
    • The Yamas and Niyamas
    • What is my Yoga? Understanding your unique expression and role in Yoga teaching

    This program includes lots of opportunities for mentoring with senior teachers, inspiring guest workshops, and weekly classes with Peterborough Living Yoga. Completion of the course includes Yoga Alliance Approved Certificate for 200 hours of training. The training is located in our downtown location, Peterborough Living Yoga, with trips to the beautiful lakeside Sarovara Yoga in Bobcaygeon. Join us for this Yoga Teacher Training and commit to a life long wellness practice!

    Please note that if you have not taken classes from Tiina Kivinen or Ally Boothroyd, a minimum number of classes may be needed before the start date of the training. Please contact us for more information.


    With many years of experience facilitating fun and meaningful yoga experiences, Tiina and Ally will help you connect with your unique gifts as a yoga teacher.

    Tiina Kivinen

    co-director of training

    Tiina is the founder of Peterborough Living Yoga and Amrita Living Yoga 200 hr teacher training, and has been teaching yoga for over 18+ years locally and abroad. She loves leading trainings, retreats and workshops that tap into the deeper practices of Yoga. Her style is creative, flowing, meditative and spirit infused, with a focus on leading you into your own innate wisdom to uncover your own inner teacher. She has acted as Assistant Director and has been on faculty of teacher trainings at the Nosara Yoga Institute, and Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health. See has studied Hypnotherapy, Yoga Nidra, Ayurvedic Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Yoga Dance, Trauma Sensitivity, and more.

    Ally Boothroyd

    co-director of training

    Ally is founder of Sarovara Yoga in Bobcaygeon, and co-director of the Amrita Living Yoga 200 hr yoga teacher training program. She studied under Randal Williams of the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health for her 200 hour training, and has also completed 300 hr training with Living in the Self, and Ashley Turner. In her classes she loves to bring awareness to the physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts that arise throughout the practice to create a ‘meditation in motion’ style of yoga. She is particularly interested in the Eight Limbs of yoga and yoga philosophy and seeks to deepen her students’ yoga practices both on and off the mat.