Atlas 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training Intensive

One Month Yoga Teacher Training Intensive, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Standards Course

Course Length: One Month
Course Dates: Spring 2020- May 11 -June 12 
Mondays 10am-5:30pm
Tuesdays 6:30am-4pm (make-up hours 4-9pm)
Wednesdays 6:30am-1pm
Thursdays 6:30am-7pm
Saturdays 8am-12pm (practice &/or make up hours)

enquire at
Cost: $3,600. 

  • Due 45days before the program begins CDN plus HST
  • Pay Tuition in full by March 28, 2019 – 200.00 discount 

(Application fee of $50.00 and upon acceptance 500.00 deposit.)
Instructor: Denise Davis-Gains

housing available at an additional cost.

Course Description and Tentative Schedule

Introduction to yoga teacher training. Basic introduction to the Ashtanga (eight limbed) system of yoga. This should provide a broad understanding of how asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) fit into the larger landscape of yogic knowledge and understanding.

Asana: Through demonstration, practice and adjustment, come to understand the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of some of the basic asana.

Pranayama: Practicing some of the basic pranayama (the complete breath, alternate nostril breathing, the square breath, bellows breathing, etc.) used in yoga classes today, we will learn about breath control (length, retention and rhythm) and its effects on our overall wellness.

Relaxation: Begin to understand the relaxation response through a variety of techniques (progressive relaxation, guided imagery, rhythmic breathing and meditation).

Meditation: Explore this as a goal of hatha yoga. A variety of techniques will be used.

Students will develop a personal practice for the duration of the course. Intention and goal setting will be discussed. Individual fitness level will be examined as it relates to yoga:

  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Stamina
  • Psycho-Emotional wellbeing

Students will be introduced to the principles of teaching yoga.

  • Safety
  • Voice
  • Tone
  • Flow/Choreography
  • Content
  • Special needs
  • Ability to demonstrate
  • Ability to talk though the postures
  • Music
  • Par-q
  • Exercise preparation

Students will be expected to practice on their own time what they have learned in class. It is suggested by the instructor that they practice 1-2 hours per day in order to digest the information they are learning.

Your Instructor:
Denise Davis-Gains has been teaching yoga since 1993. She has been teaching fitness and studying meditation since 1980. After completing her first certification with Susie Dias in Toronto, Denise actively sought to find time with senior teachers of this ancient tradition.  She holds two university degrees and continues to pursue higher education. Denise completed a course in Sanskrit with Jonathan Geen at McMaster University. She is trained in the Kripalu method of yoga, a very introspective style that incorporates vinyasa flow and postural analysis. She has been fortunate to be able to study with great yoga masters in the Ashtanga, Iyengar, Sivananda, Kundalini, Himalayan and other styles and schools and brings this variety of experience and style to this program. Denise has been training yoga teachers since 1997. Denise taught Intro to Yoga, Group Exercise and Physical Fitness in the Kinesiology department of Wilfrid Laurier University for 16 years and is currently an Instructor at Conestoga College where she teaches physical education in the communicty Services sector of the Health Sciences Department. She has been a facilitator and Production & Staff manager in the Inner Quest Intensive, at the Kripalu Institute, Massachusetts (the Inner Quest Intensive in considered the most intensive and healing program that is run at this institution). Most recently, at Kripalu, Denise assisted in a program in support of Parkinson’s patients and their care-givers and a nutrition program.  

*Please note: payment is required on receipt of notification of acceptance to the program. (refunds will not be issued once admitted to this program)



Atlas Yoga Studio
18 Ainslie Street South, Unit B
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
N1R 3K1


Our studio schedule is dynamically changing with many community collaborations. Check out what's on for today - on our Contact page


Director: Denise Davis-Gains
Phone: +1 519-240-9642