Teacher Training

Yogadotcalm's Teacher Training is a comprehensive program, offered in a small group setting (no more than 12 students), that will give you the skills and aptitude to teach yoga successfully and deepen your understanding and knowledge of this ancient practice. This well rounded training is designed to inspire and empower, to develop skills that will enable you to share yoga in an authentic and accessible way. Please review below for all detailed information. Registration is now CLOSED.

Some of the main topics covered in this training include:

  • Western Anatomy and Physiology
  • Eastern Anatomy
  • Study and practice of the Ashtanga Primary Series
  • Study and practice of Vinyasa Yoga
  • Developing and Maintaining a Personal Practice
  • Class Planning and Sequencing
  • Business of Yoga and Ethics
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Pranayama
  • Adjustments and Assists


Students are required to have a minimum one year experience of dedicated yoga practice, familiarity with the Ashtanga Primary Series, and have knowledge and interest in the Ashtanga system and practice.

Dates & Times

This training will be held one weekend per month, with a corresponding week of early morning Mysore style (self-led, teacher assisted) practice. The final weekend in May will be a two night retreat at a rustic lodge near Invermere, BC.


October 26-28

November 23-25 (Mysore November 26-30)

December 7-9

January 4-6 (Mysore January 7-11)

February 1-3 (Mysore February 4-8)

March 1-3 (Mysore March 4-8)

April 12-14 (Mysore April 15-18)

May 3-5 Retreat Weekend.


  • Friday - Sunday: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 12:15-6:15pm, Sunday 8:30-10:30am & 12-5pm
  • Mysore Practice: Monday to Friday 5:30-8:00am one week each month.

Please be aware that there is a substantial time commitment required for this training. This is not to be underestimated, as there will be homework, daily practice, assignments, class assisting, and reading, that goes well beyond the scope of the dates and times listed above.


$3100 plus gst. Early bird $2850 plus gst if paid in full by September 1, 2018. A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $500 (plus gst) is due upon acceptance into the training to secure your spot.

Payment plans are available. Please email Andrea for information.

Course fee includes: tuition, manual, 7 Month Unlimited Membership at Yogadotcalm during the training, and a 3 day 2 night retreat with meals near Invermere, BC.

Course fee does not include: required books, transportation to the retreat.

No refunds will be given after the commencement of the training. Please email Andrea for more information on our refund policy.


Lead facilitator, Andrea Salamon, E-RYT200, YACEP, is the Owner and Director of Yogadotcalm. Andrea has more than a decade and 5000 hours of experience as a teacher and almost two decades as a devoted practitioner. She has a depth of experience and training in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa systems. Her yoga practice has taken her across the globe in her quest for continuous learning and exploration.

Co-facilitator, Paul Larmer, is an Energy Professional with a degree in Physical Education and a diploma in massage therapy. He has spent much of his life understanding human development and has come to a wholistic understanding of the energy flows within the human body, which he applies to his vast experience within the yoga tradition.

Co-facilitator and Yogadotcalm founder, Ian Buchanan, has been practicing, teaching and training teachers for over 15 years. His immense passion for the philosophy of yoga is endless and he has great skill in making this philosophy accessible in contemporary times.

Co-facilitator, Emily Kotow, has been a dedicated student, practitioner and teacher of the Ashtanga Yoga system of Sri K. Pattahi Jois for over 15 years. She holds a B.A. Hons in Religious Studies, which focused on Eastern Traditions and Metaphysics. She continues to combine her passion for yoga and academia, and is presently completing an M.A. in Religious Philosophy.


Training will be held at Yogadotcalm and at a home studio in SW Calgary.


To apply, please download the Yogadotcalm Teacher Training Application. Please be as detailed as possible in your answers. Email your completed application to andrea@yogadotcalm.com. You will hear back within a week if your application has been accepted or declined.

For any further questions or concerns, please contact Andrea at andrea@yogadotcalm.com.

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