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ready to take your practice to a nu level?

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training offers a dynamic and unique experience unlike any other.

Suited for the millennial pace and tastes, the training is designed for the modern day yogi who wants to deepen their practice and acquire the tools to become a skillful and soulful yoga teacher.


Sweat, Strength and Soul is our foundation here at NU yoga. Our teachers encourage you to step onto your mat with resilience and determination of body and mind. With this foundation at the forefront of the training, our uniquely qualified squad of trainers will teach you how to level up and lead with conviction as an empowered NU yoga teacher.


This training is for you if you want to deepen your practice or aspire to be an empowered, skillful and soulful yoga teacher. Get ready to drop the excuses, step into your skin and channel your inner boss.


This is the NU way of yoga.

what makes NU's YTT unique?



Learn NU Levels, a system to teach each asana (posture) from the bottom to the top. 

Over 100 asanas which includes a wide scope of variations and modifications from

traditional to more advanced asanas.


  Learn anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics through basic movement foundations and terminology. Learn energetic anatomy: chakras, nadis, bandhas and much more!

Weekend immersion of demos, adjustments, and practice teaching to feel comfortable and

confident in your hands-on approach to your teaching.

Learn NU Skills to lead your classes like a BO$$ from experienced and expert teachers.

Including, but not limited to: language and communication skills, theming, approaches for different

class and skill levels, and much more!

Learn how to teach vinyasa Soul Flow classes.

How to address each individual body and the class as a whole, while offering creative and fresh sequences, from beginner to advanced skill levels.




Learn how to teach NU's signature class Sweat Strength Soul. 

How to structure and sequence each class level from lite to hardcore, how to create 🔥 playlists,

how to use your voice and language to command and empower a room, and

additional tips on how to teach the Sweat Strength Soul way.



Explore social media marketing with Instagram influencer Annelie Gutgesell.

This three-hour workshop will dive into: how to build your social media brand,

understand your target audience, the importance of authenticity, understanding social media platforms (emphasis on Instagram), photo and video editing, and much more!


Explore how issues of race, privilege, accessibility and appropriation impact

the wellness community and its service users. The session will challenge you to consider

ways you can create inclusive yoga classes through the use of language, modifications and a deep understanding and respect for the origins of yoga. 




Introduction to the fundamentals of Yin and Restorative Yoga.

How both styles encourage a well-rounded, mindful and meditative practice, through emphasizing

breath-work and the use of props. Learn why and how these two styles are the perfect complement to any strong movement practice, from classes like Sweat Strength Soul to strength training.



Introduction to the history of yoga, yogic texts, meditation, mantras, mindfulness, and an in-depth exploration of the Yamas and Niyamas—applying traditional yogic wisdom to a contemporary lifestyle. 



Learn how to get started teaching yoga and grow your classes and income.

How to create workshops, teach privates, corporates, and excel in a studio setting.

Curriculum includes

Techniques + Training

  • Seated + Supine Postures

  • Standing + Standing Balancing Postures

  • Inversions + Backbends

  • Arm Balances

  • Sun + Moon Salutations

  • Pranayama Techniques + Practices

  • Meditation, Mantras + Mindfulness Practices


Anatomy, Physiology + Subtle Body

  • Anatomy: Bones, Joints + Muscles

  • Physiology: Body Systems

  • Biomechanics: Bone Safety

  • Basic Movement Foundation + Terminology

  • Subtle Body: Chakras, Bandhas, Kleshas, Vayus, Nadi’s + Koshas


Yogic Philosophy, Lifestyle + Ethics

  • Intro to History of Yoga, Vedas + Bhagavad Gita

  • Exploration of The Eight Limbs of Yoga

  • Fundamentals of Yin + Restorative Yoga

  • Applying + Upholding the Ethics of Yoga

  • Anti-Oppressive Yoga


Teaching Methodology

  • NU Skills: Qualities of a NU Yoga Teacher

  • Principles of Adjustments + Hands-on-Assists

  • Structure + Sequencing Vinyasa Soul Flow Classes

  • Structure + Sequencing Sweat Strength Soul Classes

  • The Business of Yoga

  • Social Media Marketing



  • Continuous Practice Teach Asana Labs

  • Teach Vinyasa Soul Flow yoga class

  • Teach Sweat Strength Soul yoga class

  • Teach Meditation and Pranayama 

  • Shadow Assisting a Yoga Class

  • Observing a Yoga Class

  • Anatomy Exams 

The curriculum goes above and beyond what is required by Yoga Alliance standards, providing not only the foundational tools you need as a yoga teacher but additional skills that will propel you forward into your yoga practice or career. We are confident that you will leave this training as a skillful and soulful yoga teacher, leaving with the same confidence and conviction our squad of trainers and teachers here at NU bring to their classes.


Once successfully passing our 200-hour yoga teacher training program, you will be certified to teach yoga anywhere in the world. You will be given the direction and the necessary steps needed for you to register with Yoga Alliance, if you wish, as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.


Full participation is required to complete the program. This is a content-heavy curriculum that requires your commitment to seeing it through until the end. We do understand that life happens and time may be missed due to emergencies, our make-up policy requires you to schedule missed hours through a private session(s) with your trainer at an additional cost. 


Trainees will also be required to attend a minimum of 20 classes during the course of the training with any of the assigned faculty teachers. Students who do not attend their 20 classes within the course of the training will not receive their certification until completed. If you do not complete the required classes by the end of your training, you must purchase drop-in classes to complete the 20-class requirement. 


Once all requirements are complete and tuition is paid in full, students will be acknowledged as a NU LEVEL yoga teacher. Our yoga teacher certification is designed to fulfill the requirements necessary to become a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher (RYT). Graduates can apply for Yoga Alliance certification once they have received their NU certificate. Bonus, as a NU graduate you will receive 20% off auto-renew packages, and 10% off all workshops, events, and merchandise. 

the faculty

Contemporary yoga educator, trainer and life coach; passionate about personal leadership and dedicated to freedom of the heart and mind. Over the past decade Cass has trained and taught in the U.S., India, Israel, Costa Rica and full time in the outskirts of Toronto. She weaves spiritual principles with practical tools in her teachings to illuminate your own inner wisdom, while packing a powerful punch to waking up and showing up to an inspired life—on your own terms.​

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In addition to completing her 200 hour YTT, Danielle is certified to teach restorative yoga, meditation, and kid’s yoga, with a yin training on the horizon. There is so much more to yoga than the asanas, and Danielle is passionate about sharing the rich teachings of yoga philosophy, pranayama, energetics, and meditation - that have impacted her life in such a positive way - with others. Her goal is to make these teachings and practices accessible and relatable so that students can apply them to everyday life, finding strength + focus + clarity through stillness.  

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Growing up immersed in gymnastics and dance, I've always been intrigued on how the body looks, feels and preforms. I have studied the mind body connection through: Musical Theatre, obtained a Natural Health license majoring in Aromatherapy and Reflexology, Reiki Master certified, Baptiste Power Yoga trained, Level 3 Thai Bodywork, and currently becoming a Registered Massage Therapist by 2020. As a Holistic therapist, I believe studying the body as a whole is the only way to find balance and source out the core issues that cause discomfort or dis-ease.

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Fourteen years of practice, four years of teaching, and a lifetime of learning: that's me in a nutshell, your friendly neighbourhood yogi.  I've taught in the GTA and Southeast Asia teaching Hatha, and have grown my yoga through shifting towards a practice that encourages being in stillness and managing self-distraction. Yin and Restorative teaches us how to balance the hectic pace of the outside world with the quiet of our inner selves — a concept that is challenging, sometimes uncomfortable, but altogether powerful and rewarding.  

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After playing hockey competitively for 10 years, Annelie was introduced to yoga in 2014 after struggling to find physical activity to commit to after she retired. Wanting to deepen her own practice, Annelie completed her Yoga Teacher Training through Soma Yoga Institute in 2017. Annelie believes yoga is not confined within the four corners of the mat, but transcends into every day life. Annelie aspires to help others strengthen their own body awareness, and create a deeper connection between ones’ mind, body, and soul.​

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Nya Daley is a Toronto based 300hr RYT and Social Worker. When she is not on her mat she is a Parenting Enhancement Therapist at Surrey Place. Nya’s educational background includes an MA in Social Work from the University of Windsor and a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA. Since 2010 she has worked in the social service sector with justice involved youth, adults with Intellectual Disabilities, child welfare  involved families and juveniles who’ve committed sexual offences. Integrating her love of yoga and commitment to social justice, Nya founded Soulga, in February 2019, a community that offers accessible, inclusive and affordable yoga classes led by teachers of colour in the GTA.

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Weekly: TBD

Bi-Weekends: TBD

Excludes Holiday Weekends.


NU yoga offers three participants one free scholarship and two partial scholarship - 
receiving 50% off full tuition - per training.
Our scholarship is a way to provide the knowledge and skills
of yoga to a BIPOC who will continue to share the practice of yoga with their community.



Create a 2-5 minute video of yourself answering the following questions, and attach it to the following scholarship application:

  • Do you identify as a BIPOC?

  • How long have you been practicing yoga?

  • How does your identity impact your practice and your connection to the yoga community?

  • Please explain why you are interested in NU Level 200-Hour Teacher Training and how you will share this knowledge and skills with your community.





Your application must be submitted by TO BE ANNOUNCED, for the NU Level 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Winter 2021. All applicants will be notified and informed of the acceptance of their scholarship at this time.

EARLY BIRD (Before TBA): CDN $3,000 +tax
REGULAR (After TBA): CDN $3,500 +tax
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place in the training. 
The deposit is applied toward the tuition balance.
Full tuition is due by TBA.
  • 200-Hour NU Level Certification
  • NU Level Yoga Teacher Training Manual 
  • Option to be certified under the largest non-profit association of yoga teachers and schools, Yoga Alliance.  This will allow you to teach yoga anywhere in the world!​
  • Unlimited pass at NU yoga Studio during the duration of the program. 
  • NU Trainer Special $$$ - After completion of training, receive 20% Auto Renew classes at NU yoga studio. BONUS, 10% discount towards workshops, events, and merchandise!
* ask about our monthly payment plans. we are flexible and if you have a special request, please let us know. *
Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. A non-refundable $50 fee must be submitted along with your application. Once submitted, your receipt will have the link to complete the application form. Applicants will receive a 7-day unlimited complimentary class pass that will be activated on their first visit. Make sure to take at least one class with your lead trainer and program director, Cassandra Amaral, introducing yourself as a trainee applicant before the class begins. 
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