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Top 5 Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Courses in Vancouver

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Vancouver, with its natural beauty of mountains, forests, and the Pacific Ocean, makes it a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and skiing. With a well-established and thriving yoga community, the city is also host to several yoga events and festivals, including the Vancouver Yoga Conference and the Wanderlust Festival.

With so many yoga schools offering Yoga Teacher Trainings in Vancouver, we know it can be tough to decide which one to go with! Here we have narrowed down 5 Yoga Teacher Training Courses to get you started!

(Psst! Bonus info at the end of post: 2 top Yoga Teachers in Vancouver, 2 top Meditation Teacher Training Courses in Vancouver, and 2 top Meditation Teachers in Vancouver!)

Five best Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Vancouver

Kushala Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver.

Kushala Yoga was founded by Chris Dunphy, and co-owned by former Karen Andersen. Both previously being corporate employees who discovered yoga as a tool to deal with stress and the pressures of modern life, this husband-wife team are committed to sharing yoga as a powerful tool to self-discovery, health, and wellness.


Focus: Besides learning core subjects like Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy and Physiology, Asana, Teaching Methodology, and many others, this Teacher Training Course is designed to help students immerse themselves in not only the learning of how to teach yoga, but also in the learning of the yoga. The course runs over a span of 7 – 8 months, so as to allow students to pace themselves and their learnings, and to allow for deeper integration of the principles and practices.

Duration: 3 days a week, for nine months.

Investment: $3700 CAD.

YYoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver.

Yyoga was founded by entrepreneur Terry McBride, who after experiencing the benefits of yoga, developed the vision to create community spaces for people to connect authentically with themselves and others. The studio’s aim is to empower individuals to live vibrant, healthy lives. Besides a variety of yoga classes, Yyoga also offers fitness classes such as HIIT, Pilates, and barre.


Focus: Hatha, Power, and Flow Yoga. Essentially, Yyoga aims to empower their students by encouraging their exploration within a safe, supportive, and inspired environment.

Duration: 21 days.

Investment: $3900 CAD.

Open Door Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Vancouver.

Open Door Yoga’s vision is to offer a safe and supportive environment where students can explore the practice of yoga and mindfulness, and discover their own unique path towards greater health and well-being.


Focus: Hatha Yoga. Open Door Yoga aims to provide their students with high-quality practical instruction on how to teach a safe, comprehensive yoga class, which allows them to teach from the heart and not by the book.
Duration: Once a week for 6 months.
Investment: $3360 CAD.

Karma Teachers 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Vancouver.

Karma Teachers is a non-profit organization that aims to make yoga and meditation accessible to everyone. They provide free and by-donation yoga and meditation classes to underserved and marginalized communities in Vancouver, this includes low-income families, homeless individuals, and those experiencing addiction of mental health issues.


Focus: Inspired by the Karma Yoga lineage of selfless service, the training explores the history of yoga and the yogic teachings through grounded practice and theory in the asanas, as well as the use of meditation, mantra and pranayama in students’ personal practice and teaching.
Duration: 4 days a week for 5 weeks.
Investment: $3000 CAD (Scholarships available, please contact Karma Yoga for more info)

Salt Spring Centre of Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver.

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is a non-profit educational and spiritual retreat centre founded by devotees of Baba Hari Dass. The centre is dedicated to teaching and promoting the core principles of yoga which embody peace, resilience, and belonging.


Focus: This program is based on the classical eight-limbed Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga as taught by Baba Hari Dass. Besides an in-depth study into the theory of yoga, students will also practice Shatkarma, Pranayama, Mudras and Bandhas, Dharana and Dhyana, Asanas, and Pratyahara.
Duration: 1 month.
Investment: $2800 CAD, exclusive of meals and accommodation.

Two Top Yoga Teachers in Vancouver

(Please note: This list is not exhaustive and in no particular order.)

  1. Bernie Clark is a yin yoga teacher, educator, and author based in Vancouver. He has been teaching since 1981, and is the author of ‘The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga’, and many other books. He is renown for his in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and his teachings emphasize the integration of mindfulness and meditation with the practice of the asanas.
  2. Eoin Finn is a world renown yogi and surfer who has been teaching since 1989. He is the founder of Blissology, a yoga style which centres on the simple idea of sharing happiness. Acclaimed as the ‘Thoreau of yoga’ by Yoga Journal for his eco-activism, Eoin is dedicated to connecting yogis more deeply to the spirituality of nature.

Three Top Meditation Teacher Training Courses in Vancouver

(Please note: This list is not exhaustive and in no particular order.)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Meditation Teacher Training Course Vancouver


Focus: Besides introducing students to new meditation techniques, the course is also designed to enhance students’ understanding of mindfulness research, and provide opportunities for community engagement. This program is also a pre-requisite towards an MBSR Instructor Certification.

Duration: 1 day a week for 8 weeks.

Investment: $149 CAD.

The Lab of Meditation 200-hour Meditation Teacher Training Course Vancouver


Focus: This intensive program is a CCPA-approved course (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association), and aims to provide students with the necessary understanding, training, mentoring, and practical experience to explore mindfulness as a practitioner or a guide for others.

Duration: Once a week for 14 weeks.

Investment: $3800 CAD

Two Top Meditation Teachers in Vancouver

(Please note: This list is not exhaustive and in no particular order.)

  1. Pema Chodron is a Buddhist spiritual teacher and author whose teachings and writings focus on the application of Buddhist principles in daily life, while emphasizing the practice of mindfulness, compassion, and meditation.
  2. Jon Kabat-Zinn is an American scientist, author, meditation teacher, and the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. He is the recipient of many awards and honours for his work in the field of meditation and mindfulness, including the 2008 Mind and Brain Prize and the 2013 Contemplative Science Award.