200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is appropriate for anyone who would like to deepen their personal yoga practice, cultivate greater self-awareness, and learn the art of effective and inspirational teaching.  The curriculum emphasizes the development of an insightful and intelligent practice that is rooted in alignment and connection to Self and others. The program is designed to help individuals grow and evolve as students of the yoga life and as an individuals.


Inye’s  200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is highly regarded as one of Toronto’s most comprehensive Teacher Training Programs. More than 250 teachers have entered our program since its inception in 2008 (formerly known Kula Yoga, Oakville) and emerged as confident and talented teachers and students of life.


The Teacher Training program is carefully crafted by Cynthia Cooperstone, Eddee Huang, Hali Schwartz and Ellie Emberley, all of whom bring years of diverse experience and refined talent to the material and presentation styles. With creativity, enthusiasm and support, the faculty members guide the students through a journey towards an informed, integrated and relevant practice. 


We pride ourselves on providing an approachable atmosphere built on a strong community culture and a high standard of education. The only program prerequisites are that  students have a developed and dedicated yoga practice, and a willingness to connect deeply and to explore with an open heart!

  • A curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive body of knowledge, skills and individual learning and teaching styles 

  • Reviewed as Oakville’s leading Yoga Teacher Training Program.

  • Nationally and internationally renowned teachers

  • A new and improved teacher training manual including descriptions and analysis of all principal asanas.

  • The opportunity to teach at Inye Yoga Studio through Community Classes

  • A tightly-knit, inclusive community to embrace and support students during and well beyond the program 


To submit an application or to discuss the program please email: frontdesk@inyeyoga.com

Ready to commit? Click here to REGISTER with deposit ($500+hst = $565)

If you’d like more information about Teacher Training, we would be happy to answer your questions. Please email frontdesk@inyeyoga.com!




The Fundamentals of Yoga guides each student on a journey of inner exploration and outer expression. Deepening one’s understanding of the fundamentals helps expand one’s personal practice on the mat and enriches its relevance in daily living off the mat. The curriculum includes:

  • Consistent study of asana, including: general form, energy flows, breath integration and anatomical nuances of postures
  • Comprehensive study of INYE’s Level 1 Syllabus, which includes 27 principal postures
  • Pranayama (breath practice)
  • Meditation
  • Human anatomy and its functional relationship to asana
  • Fundamental posture modifications and adjustments
  • Applied study through INYE’s Postural workbook assignments and study materials
Upon completion of the Fundamentals of Yoga, the student can expect an enriched understanding of a mindful practice that optimally supports the needs of the body. Trainees will experience the profound benefits of a pranayama and meditation practices, and possess in-depth biomechanical knowledge of basic postures.


This section of the program will:

  • Trace the roots of yoga: The Vedas and Upanishads
  • Examine early yoga teachings and primary source scriptures, including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Bhagavad Gita
  • Define yoga and why we practice
  • Review the 5 major ‘schools’ of yoga philosophy and practice and how they are relevant today.
  • Introduce pranayama and meditation as part of Hatha yoga’s history
  • Incorporate pranayam and meditation into current practice
  • Cultivate the ability to offer pranayam and meditation to others


The study of yoga anatomy is vital to understanding and capably teaching the structure of asana and healthy, life-long practice. This unit includes:

  • Mapping the Body: Terms of Movement, Planes of the Body, The Skeleton
  • Key Features of Stretching & Strengthening
  • The Elegance of the Spine: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function, Normal Range of Motion (ROM), Common Pathologies
  • Ball & Socket Joints: The Shoulder: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function & Normal ROM
  • Ball & Socket Joints: The Hip: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function & Normal ROM
  • The Hinge Joints: Powerful yet Vulnerable – the Knee: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), , Function & Normal ROM
  • The Hinge Joints: The Elbow: Structure (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons etc.), Function & Normal ROM
  • Breath is Life: The Respiratory System: Mechanics of Breathing, Chemical Aspects of Breathing
  • Heartbeat: The Cardiovascular System: The Mechanics of Moving the Blood, Function and Normal Measurements
  • The Nervous System: Form & Function, The Autonomic Nervous System: Fight Flight & Rest Digest


The study and application of philosophy and practice continues with:

  • A dedicated focus on Raja Yoga and meditation
  • The contemporary practice of Karma Yoga
  • Methodologies and tools for meditation and breath work
  • Specific skills for teaching pranayam and meditation in a yoga class setting.


Learn how to apply your knowledge of philosophy, anatomy, asana, meditation and pranayama into teaching skillful, inspiring and intelligent classes. This includes understanding how to sequence a class, whether structuring a philosophically-themed or anatomically-focused class. Through discussion and peer teaching, you will learn to adapt your teaching style as needed to support and serve groups and individual students. You will learn to:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Perceive and appreciate your students and understand their needs
  • Apply effective hands-on adjustments
  • Modify postures to accommodate diverse needs and skill levels
  • Hold the auspicious seat of the teacher
  • Use props effectively to support students
  • Demonstrate postures concisely and powerfully


To hone your skills and increase knowledge and confidence, teacher trainees are invited to observe and assist in certain classes at INYE Yoga.


Embodying the practice is a vital component of skillful teaching, and students will practice together to refine asana and pranayam. Daily meditation is encouraged. In addition and as a demonstration of their commitment to deep study, teacher trainees are expected to attend additional classes (minimum of one per week) at INYE Yoga during the program.


Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice, by Ann Swanson One Without A Second: The Seeds of Yoga Philosophy from Root to Sprout, by Hali Schwartz


Ayurveda translates as Life Wisdom. You will determine your body constitution, and learn how to prescribe diet and Yogasana to bring balance to the system.


The Teacher Training group meets once per month on Thursday evenings, and  one weekend (Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday) a month for the duration of nine months.



Thursdays, 7pm-10pm


  • Sept 30th

  • Oct 28th

  • Nov 25


  • Feb 24

  • Mar 24

  • Apri 14

  • May 26


  • Friday 7pm-10pm

  • Sat 9:30am-5:30pm(w/ 1hr lunch)

  • Sun 9:30am-5:30pm(w/ 1hr lunch)


  • Sept 17-19

  • Oct 15-17

  • Nov 12-14

  • Dec 10-12


  • Jan 7-9

  • Feb 5 & 6

  • Mar 4-6

  • Apri 1-3

  • May 13-15

  • Jun 3-5

*minor schedule adjustments possible

In order to obtain certification, 80% attendance is required and no more than one weekend may be missed. Students will need to designate time to projects and out-of class practice and assignments.


Please complete and submit the teacher training application form to frontdesk@inyeyoga.com


$3,300 +hst (Full Tuition)

$500+hst ($565) for the registration deposit, it is a one time, non-refundable fee which is put towards tuition balance. 

Ready to commit? Click here to Register with deposit.


Option 1: $351.56 per month for 9 consecutive months from Oct. 1-June 1st to complete the tuition balance.

Option 2: $263.67 per month for 12 consecutive months from Oct. 1-September 1st of next year to complete the tuition balance

Option 3: Tuition paid in full.

Students receive Unlimited Yoga Classe Pass upon registration and payment of their deposit for the program. We want you to practice as frequently as possible, and discover your own body as you walk the yogic path.

Fees include Unlimited Yoga Class Pass at INYE for the duration of the training and a copy of the Teacher Training Manual.


If you have any questions regarding Teacher Training, please contact us by email frontdesk@inyeyoga.com or call (905) 829-3443


Inye is a Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training School. Upon graduation students are eligible for a Yoga Alliance certificate.



Cynthia Cooperstone has been teaching yoga since 2002 in studio, private, workshop and retreat settings, and has been involved in numerous teacher training programs, including as Director of Kula Annex Yoga Teacher Training since 2015. Following her primary Hatha Yoga certification, she went on to study anatomy and yoga-based therapeutics, meditation and philosophy, and earned her advanced certification from the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. More recently, she has been investigating High Intensity Interval Training and is adding strength, cardio and functional range conditioning to her offerings.

Cynthia’s studies in Literature (BA, MA) and her subsequent career as a writer, editor and communications consultant have contributed to her eloquence and her ability to make accessible and applicable the deep concepts of the rich yoga tradition. Her studio classes are known for their blend of alignment-based asana and philosophy, and her approach honours individual capabilities and perspectives even as it safely invites personal exploration and physical challenge.  Her trainings are distinguished by her deep respect for and commitment to her students, for her organized and integrated methodology, and for her unwavering commitment to demonstrating and fostering in her students the concept of service. 

Cynthia is honoured to direct the inaugural INYE Yoga Teacher Training.



Eddee is the director of Inye Yoga. He has been practicing yoga for eight years, his unique approach blends the elements of yoga, gymnastics, and hypnotherapy. He is a certified E-RYT200 teacher, certified Reiki Master, and a clinical hypnotherapist. Eddee hosts "Rainbow Classes", providing a judgement free safe space for everyone.

Eddee's main principle for deep integrated work is patience. He strives to bring flexibility and mobility back to the spine, to grow tall and move with freedom, and to re-introduce natural alignment back to the body. His practices are conducted gracefully and methodically, and he invites the students to re-discover their personal boundaries. Move and discover, that's how we grow and evolve.


Hali has been immersed in the study and practice of the yoga tradition since we was a child. She spend many of her formative years living in the Himalayas at the International Meditation Institute, studying yoga history, philosophy, yogic scripture, Sanskrit, chanting, meditation and pranayam. Since 1999 she has been teaching all of these aspects of the yoga tradition in various teacher training programs in Toronto where she makes her home, as well as in Europe, India and the Caribbean. Hali is known for delivering the teachings of yoga in a way which is both humorous and accessible, and feels that the most important thing is for the student to feel that they apply yoga philosophy into their every day lives. 

Hali is honored to be a part of INYE yoga teacher training where she gets to be working in collaborating with such an excellent group of core teachers. 


Ellie started her career in healthcare when she trained as a paramedic in 2006 before switching to the field of massage therapy in 2014. Since then Ellie has discovered her passion for education by working as a teacher for the Canadian Collage of Massage and Hydrotherapy.


After completing a 200 hour Yoga Training program Ellie registered as a yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and began the process of developing anatomy curriculum specific to the yoga community. With curriculum in hand she now teaches in multiple registered yoga school in and around the GTA. Ellie provides an energetic and interactive class where questions are encouraged, and there are many laughs to be had.


Her lessons outline the anatomy of the human body, and how yoga teachers can use the information to provide both a safe and effective environment of practice.Through this work she is looking to further both her own personal yoga practice and yoga communities’ understanding of the human body as a whole.