Yoga Training Programs

True North Yoga offers a selection of training and personal development programs created for our changing times. Diving deeper into the many aspects of yoga has been a wellspring of individual and collective wisdom and insights throughout time. Our intention at True North Yoga is to provide space for learning on all levels including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Give yourself the great gift of finding your true north. Receive unlimited yoga classes at True North Yoga after paying the deposit and submitting the YTT application. Let’s begin!

Yoga Training Areas of Expertise

  • Alignment based yoga with expertise in utilizing props such as blocks, chairs, straps, bolsters and more
  • Meditation practices
  • Yin yoga
  • Restorative yoga
  • Iyengar yoga
  • Vinyasa yoga
  • Yoga Nidra (Sleep Yoga)
  • Sound Yoga
  • Power Yoga
  • Injury prevention yoga
  • Yoga for athletes
  • Yoga therapeutics for special populations
  • Biomechanics and the science of stretching
  • Tantra and Vedanta philosophy
  • The Hero’s Journey Shamanic Journey (4 part series)
  • Ayurvedic medicine for vitality, longevity and good health
  • Applied physical therapy for yoga practices
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Breathwork techniques

200 Hour Restorative Yoga Training

True North Yoga (TNY) Teacher Training programs are staffed by experienced teachers in both modern and traditional approaches to yoga. The TNY staff has over 100+ years of collective teaching experience. The TNY 200 hour restorative yoga part-time training program meets one weekend (Saturday and Sunday) per month for a total of 10 weekends. Students will immerse into a breadth of restorative centered practices including active, passive and therapeutic restorative yoga, yin yoga and yoga nidra.

The Restorative 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is limited to 8 students for social distancing and safety measures. This training program begins March 5th, 2022. Reserve your spot by paying the $500 deposit (applied to the total tuition). All weekend learning modules are in-person at True North Yoga. Make up weekends are available for convenience and flexibility. Receive unlimited yoga classes at True North Yoga after paying the deposit and submitting the YTT application. Let’s begin!

Throughout the training student teachers will learn:

  • Tantra and Vedanta philosophy
  • Yoga history
  • Mantra, Kirtan, Sanskrit
  • Pranayama (breathwork)
  • Biomechanics for safe teaching
  • Alignment based yoga with expertise in utilizing props such as blocks, chairs, straps, bolsters and more
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Teaching methodology and sequencing classes
  • Subtle anatomy with emphasis on the chakras
  • Sound vibration for healing
  • Using essential oils for healing and self care
  • Crystals for healing and creating positive internal and external energy
  • Yoga therapeutics for special populations

200 Hour Restorative Yoga weekend training dates:

Weekend 1: March 5-6 Restorative Yoga

Weekend 2: April 2-3 Passive Restorative Yoga

Weekend 3: May 7-8 Yin Yoga and Pranayama 1

Weekend 4: June 4-5 Yoga Nidra Meditation 1

Weekend 5: July 9-10 Active Restorative Yoga

Weekend 6: August 6-7 Anatomy & Physiology

Weekend 7: September 3-4 Yin Yoga and Pranayama 2

Weekend 8: October 1-2 Yoga Nidra Meditation 2

Weekend 9: November 5-6 Restorative Yoga for Special Populations

Weekend 10: December 3-4 Resilience and Wellbeing:  The Psychology of Human Behaviour

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 8AM – 5PM

Cost: $3500

YTT Staff: Naomi Jones ERYT500, Corrine Hathaway RYT200, Robbie Myers RYT500, Zoe Saulsgiver DPT, Paul Graham ERYT200, Ted Burgess LCSW

Guest Teachers: Vickie Alderidge CIYT

300 Hour Professional Yoga Training – full

True North Yoga (TNY) Teacher Training programs are staffed by experienced teachers in both modern and traditional approaches to yoga. The TNY staff has over 150+ years of collective teaching experience. The TNY 300 Hour program offers a variety of learning modules created to meet diverse interests. Training modules meet Saturday and Sunday. Student teachers can pick their own pathway of learning along the way and begin anytime! It’s highly recommended to begin the program with Ayurveda: Living in Balance Jan 22-23. This will provide a solid foundation moving through the program. A few months offer more than one training module to attend for added variety. Program is full. Waitlist available.

300 Hour Yoga Training 2022 weekend training dates:

January 22-23: Ayurveda: Living Life in Balance

February 12-13: Arm Balance and Inversion

March 12-13: Refining and Progressing Asana 1

March 26-27: The Hero’s Journey Through the Medicine Wheel 1

April 2-3 Restorative Yoga Passive Postures

April 1-15 Spring 2 Week Virtual Individual/Group Ayurveda Cleanse Required

April 16-17: Introduction to Sound Bowls

April 23-24: The Hero’s Journey Through the Medicine Wheel 2

May 7-8: Yin Yoga 1

May 28-29: The Hero’s Journey Through the Medicine Wheel 3

June 11-12: Refining and Progressing Asana 2

June 24-25: The Hero’s Journey Through the Medicine Wheel 4

July 9-10 Restorative Yoga Active Postures

July 16-17: The Breath of Yoga: Pranayama, Kriya, and Awakening

August 20-21: Yoga Nidra 1

September 3-4: Yin Yoga 2

September 17-18: Refining and Progressing Asana 3

October 1-2: Yoga Nidra 2

November 5-6: Using Restorative Yoga for Special Populations

December 3-4: Resilience and Wellbeing: The Psychology of Human Behaviour Required

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 8AM – 5PM

Cost: $4800

YTT Staff: Naomi Jones ERYT500, Paul Graham ERYT200, Ted Burgess LCSW, Corrine Hathaway RYT200, Robbie Myers RYT500, Holle McRae RYT500 & RCYT, Brian Louderbough, Sarah Goff

Guest Teachers: Vickie Alderidge CIYT, James Burton CITY, Carrie Nutt CIYT

The TNY 300 Hour program includes:

  • 15 in-person training modules (260 hours)
  • 50 in-studio or virtual TNY yoga classes (50 hours)
  • Ayurvedic Individual/Group Cleanse (30 hours)
  • 10 class observation/assisting in-studio or virtual (20 hours)
  • Evaluation with staff (3 hours)

Coming soon – 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Training

200 and 300 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training programs follow the Yoga Alliance standards.  A complete outline to the program is available to interested students.   Contact the studio for more details.

Praise for True North Yoga teacher training programs

I am honored to have been a student of Naomi’s while obtaining my 200 hour YTT certification, as well as a Restorative Yoga certification. Naomi has an incredible way of sharing her vast yoga knowledge with humility and humor. Always welcoming, Naomi exudes warmth and comfort to all who attend a class or training with her. Naomi is one of those rare individuals who instantly puts you at ease with her down-to-earth spirit and ability to make connections with all of whom she encounters.

Kacie S.

If you are wanting to deepen your yoga practice or hone in on your teaching abilities, look no further. You are in excellent hands with Naomi. She will not only open your mind to yoga philosophy, but she provides an educational, nurturing and safe environment with no ego. All her lessons are taught with the highest integrity and reverence. I recommend Naomi wholeheartedly.

Michelle H

When I began my yoga teacher training, I had no intention of teaching.  I really just wanted to deepen my personal yoga practice.  Naomi changed my mind about teaching. As a great mentor and guide, she has the ability to see the possibilities and help students reach their ultimate potential.  Naomi weaves her vast knowledge of asana, yoga philosophy, breathwork and meditation into all her teachings.  She cultivates a community of trust and gratitude. So grateful to Naomi for all her support as I continue along my journey. 🙏🏻🕉

Terry H.

Meeting Naomi Jones at my 200 hr teacher training was an unexpected blessing for my journey through life. Her presence is very inviting, fun, and genuine in essence. In a yoga setting she shines bright and holds a space for everyone else to do the same. When she is in town, just count me 100% in for my much-needed Yogi adventures.

Jodi E.

Naomi shares her passion for people as well as her deep appreciation for the whole- person yoga practice. Under her example, I began to experience yoga beyond the asana, beyond the ego. Her mentorship continues to facilitate relationships with other students/teachers of yoga even after the training period & time together in the studio. She is the real deal- inspiring, connected, vibrant.

Sally T.

Naomi is FIRE! She brings such an electric energy to her classes and teachings which I find very refreshing. She knows her stuff and I always learn something while I’m with her. She holds space for others and is a mentor to lean on throughout the entire yoga training and even after the program is over. She is an inspiration and I am so grateful she offers her wisdom to the community.

Jenny L.

Naomi has been a guiding light in my yoga journey and life beyond. I was immediately intrigued by her passionate devotion to the practice and how this had deeply affected her emotional and spiritual life. This connection is apparent in her asana classes, where she weaves her story in movement with humor and vulnerability. As a mentor, Naomi helped me to see past my own blockages and limiting beliefs. Her honest observations and creative vision helped me to manifest the life she saw was possible for me that I was not yet willing to see for myself. Thank you for being the teacher that you are.

Sam L.

There is an openness about you that allows me to go deeper into my practice creating less duality within myself and those around me.  You are a light in the room that shines all around you.  Thank you for ALL you share.

Megan C.

I’m grateful to have my path intertwined with Naomi Jones. Naomi has taught me well beyond the asanas. She’s taught me how to teach, how to reflect, how to believe in myself and my abilities. Most of all, Naomi has taught me how to pivot, all while laughing and enjoying the fullness of life. I consider Naomi a mentor and now, a friend.

Robbie M.

I can say with full certainty that Naomi truly helped shape me into the woman I am today. When I doubted myself as a student, she reminded me that yoga is my own practice and it will be here for me whenever I need it. Years later when I doubted myself as a teacher, she reminded me to show up authentically as I am and I will be accepted. I wish words could explain the deep appreciation I have for her mentorship and friendship. My life has more meaning and more happiness since Naomi entered and I know I’m not the only one who can say that.

Courtney S.

Naomi is truly one of the most genuine people I have ever met. Anytime I needed help with mentoring(or anything really), she would make time to help me. I feel honored to know such a huge hearted,kind, and knowledgeable soul.  She’s one of the good ones.

Casee H.

I had the amazing pleasure of meeting Naomi as a lead trainer in my 200 and 300 hour teacher training.  I loved how approachable and encouraging she was throughout my training.  She was so encouraging to all the students and has a unique way of pulling out each individual’s strengths to help them find their personal yoga pathway.  She is a true blessing to any yoga community.

Laila H.

Naomi was one of my primary teachers through the course of my 200-hour yoga teacher training. It was such a joy learning about yoga from someone who is so knowledgeable and so clearly passionate about teaching. She was so supportive of me in my time learning with her, and I so appreciated how humble and relatable she was. I never felt like I couldn’t ask questions, or be myself around her. A truly gifted teacher.

Patti C.

Naomi was an exceptional mentor during my yoga teacher training program. She was devoted to learning about my unique passions and interests, and in helping me make them a reality. I remember starting a mentoring meeting by discussing my dedication to adolescent wellbeing, and walking out with a plan to bring yoga to teens in the community. Naomi does a fantastic job of balancing organization and structure with genuine warmth and support. My many, many thanks go out to her!

Sophie S.

As a long-time student of yoga, Naomi was a guiding light in my journey to the next level. Under Naomi’s personalized mentorship, I completed the 220-hr yoga teacher training.  Her success in mentoring and community building comes from years of experience, book knowledge, practical application, and ethical leadership. I would highly recommend her as a teacher and mentor, or to organizations offering client education and wellness programs

Nicole F.