Inspiring Spirit Self-Development & Yoga Teacher Training


Inspiring Spirit Self-Development & Yoga Teacher Training Program


Inspiring Spirit Self-Development & Yoga Teacher Training Program


Inspiring Spirit Self-Development & Yoga Teacher Training Program

Like many other seekers on the path to heightened spiritual awareness, yoga has awakened your soul’s call for more...

...more freedom, more impact and more prosperity. 

Now, you are ready to step up and be the vehicle that inspires others along the journey to higher consciousness and spiritual powers. But when you reveal your hidden desires to family and friends, you’re met with blank stares… 

...they don’t understand your deep spiritual calling to serve others, live on your own terms and create a radical change in your life.  

Sangha Is The Missing Piece To The Puzzle...

In Sanskrit, Sangha means: “the place or people where you find your ‘good way’.” Now more than ever, you need to be surrounded by people who reflect your light, potential and power. Your tribe of fellow seekers will be there to help you discover new possibilities, strengths and limitless potential.  

Not only is Sangha integral to your Yoga practice, it is essential to your transformation.

"For the first time in my life I feel something even greater, a wonderful, euphoric feeling that released any fear and anything that held me back. I felt my spiritual family and felt lifte and empowered. 

I went from feeling fear, anxiety, and mistrust, to feelings of support and allowing myself to trust others and myself. "

- Maria S.

Welcome To Balanced Life Yoga's 200-Hour Inspiring Spirit Self-Development & Yoga Teacher Training Program

Or should I say…“Welcome Home!”?  

For over 10 years, we have witnessed the transformational experience of nearly 1000 men and women who stepped up and said YES to the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.  

As a pioneer of yoga teacher training in Durham and the GTA, Balanced Life Yoga is at the forefront of the Yoga profession and we are committed to offering our students the latest strategies, techniques and teachings.


 “Balanced Life Yoga’s Inspiring Spirit Program and then Mentorship Program has not only been instrumental in helping me step confidently into my new role as a yoga teacher, but the time spent in guided discussion with Shasta exposed me to a new level of self inquiry which has facilitated a profound shift in my life.”  

– Desta, Peterborough, ON 

From Pushy to Feeling in the Groove  

 “Before the Inspiring Spirit Program, I was feeling imbalanced and confused about where I was going and what I wanted to do with my life. Now I feel not only clear with a new vision and the actions needed to make it happen, but I feel much less anxiety or pressure about it all. I can see that even my language has changed. 

I use to try to “perfect” or “dominate” things and “make them happen” but now I feel much more fluid and less pushy as I paint the picture and align to what I really want in my life. I feel much more balanced and excited within.” 

Michael, Ajax, ON. 

Improved Mindfulness and Better Relationships!!

"I am now more mindful of what I am thinking and how I effect the people around me. This has meant better relationships and more ease in my life. This journey of self discovery has been the icing on the cake of my already solid Yoga and spiritual practice. 

I am going deeper into things with the new tools I’ve gained and it feels really inspiring!”  

– Sarah, Ajax, ON.

Fired Up My Passion

I had no idea the shifts that I would make in taking part in Balanced Life Yoga’s 200 HR Inspiring Spirit program. I now realize my own self-worth, realize that I am worthy of happiness and I am extremely confident in sharing that with others. This program truly fired up my passion, and the best way to put it would be “It’s like I have been sleeping, and now I am awake.”  

Jennifer C.

There Has Never Been A Better Time To Become A Yoga Teacher... 

The market growth for yoga in North America is expected to reach $14.03 billion by 2020. As the collective society is become more health conscious, people are increasingly turning to yoga for increased flexibility, greater mental clarity and relaxation. In fact, 44.4% of Americans call themselves “aspiring yogis”.  

That means there are virtually limitless potential students out there who are ready for you to step up, connect with your light and teach.  

But our 200-Hour Inspiring Spirit Self-Development & Yoga Teacher Training Program isn’t just for aspiring Yoga Teachers…

This is also for you if:

  • You want to deepen your practice through complete immersion in yoga study. 
  • You are deeply committed to your path of self-discovery and want to experience the radical shifts that the Yoga Teacher Training can offer you. 
  • You are a beginner who would like to complete the yogic path. 
  • You want to be supported by a caring community of mentors, guides and fellow seekers who understand your vision, big dreams and values. 
  • You feel there is something missing from your life and your intuition has guided you to this page.  

Your Life Changing Journey Awaits...

You do NOT need to be an expert Yogi. You just need to love Yoga, want to learn more and desire to live a great life!

We have helped nearly 1,000 people connect with their own light and become a happy, healthy, successful, peaceful and just all round LIGHT in the world. You are feel feel SHINE! Embrace this opportunity.  

THE Pioneer of Yoga and Yoga Teacher Training in Durham Region and The GTA

We have offered Yoga Teacher Training programs for over a decade so you know when you commit to learning with us you are learning from the trail blazers, the most experienced and the most reputable.

We were the first studio to offer Yoga Alliance recognized 200 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training and we continue the develop ourselves as well as our offerings to ensure the profession of Yoga + our students receive the latest + greatest in learning.

Join us in Spring 2018!

 Registration is NOW OPEN 

The dates for your Spring 200 Hour Inspiring Spirit Program:


Spring 2018

  • April 13-15
  • April 27-29 
  • May 11-13
  • May 25-27 
  • June 1-3
  • June 15-17 

Class Hours

  • Friday from 7:00-9:30/10:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday from 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuition and Registration 

  • $3,450 + HST regular price and is 100% Tax Deductible!
  • Fee includes tax-deductible tuition, extensive manual, certificate and class passes! 
  • $500 + HST non-refundable deposit due at time of registration. All fees are nonrefundable.

When you compare pricing be sure you ask what is included. With all this, Balanced Life Yoga is the best value around! 

Spring 2018 Payment Plans

Payment Option 1

  • $500 at time of registration
  • Remaining $2950 + HST due April 1, 2018.

Payment Option 2

  • $500 at time of registration
  • $1475 + HST due April 1 & May 1, 2018
  • Financing Fee of $150 +HST due April 1, 2018

Payment Option 3

  • $500 at time of registration
  • $737.50 + HST due April 1, May 1, May 15 and June 1 2018
  • Financing Fee of $250 +HST due April 1, 2018

What Does The Yoga Teacher Training Include?

Master The Art of Asana

Discover how to confidently lead a Vinyasa, Power, Therapeutic, Flow Class while staying focused on alignment and methodical teaching. 

Fundamentals Of The Body

You can’t fully understand the expansive and eternal impact the Asanas have on your body without understanding how the body works. For a few modules in the program, you will discover everything from the body’s anatomy to its physiology.

Unravel the Mystery of Ancient Yogic Teachings

Practice yoga off the mat by learning how to apply Yoga’s ancient teachings into your everyday life. The modules on the history, philosophy and wisdom of Yoga are student favorites and the teachings are lifelong.

Decoding Sanskrit 

Discover the divine language of Yoga without getting bogged down by details and nuances. Learning beginner Sanskrit will help you to cue like a pro and teach authentically. 

Become A Master Healer

Learn the basics of Chakras and Energy Bodies and healing techniques to help rebalance yourself along with your students. You will also discover Pranayama (breathwork), Meditation and Mindfulness.

Pro Teaching Skills

We’ll walk you through teaching methodology and assisting so you can teach with confidence. You will also get access to our simple class scripts you can steal and make your own.

Yoga Biz Building Blueprint

We’ll share our proven blueprint to building your Yoga classes and community authentically with ease and grace.

Hands-On Practice

Get the opportunity to practice teaching in real life so you can teach your first class with confidence.

40 Free Class Passes To Deepen Your Practice

Uplevel your teaching skills by deepening your own practice with 40 free yoga class passes to Balanced Life Yoga.

Learn More During Our FREE Info Session  

200 Hour Inspiring Spirit Yoga Teacher Training - Free Info Session 

You may already know this feels right but you want to learn more or you have a few questions.

You are ready to truly come home to yourself...  

Or, maybe you are considering a career change...  

OR just want to share your passion for Yoga with others...

Attend our free Inspiring Spirit Self-Development + Yoga Teacher Training information session to learn more.

Dates & Times  

  • Thursday, January 4th from 8-9 pm


  • 274 Mackenzie Avenue (just off the 401) Ajax, ON

Learn more about the program that has changed over 1,000 persons lives already! Will you be the 1001?  

Event is free but please pre-register.

“I wish I had the courage to live the life I was destined to live.”

Not having the courage to take risks and let our destiny unravel is one one of the top regrets of the dying. 

We are all guided by Spirit. 

And our intuition guides us in the form of nudges and calls.

Still have questions?

Book a complimentary Discovery Call with Balanced Life Yoga creator, Shasta Townsend. In this 20-minute call you will discover your next step and determine if the Inspiring Spirit Program is for you. Calls are free and there is no pressure to buy.

Your Guides

The 200-Hour Inspiring Spirit Self-Development & Yoga Teacher Training Program is backed by the expertise of some of the most in-demand teachers in the GTA.  

Your guides throughout the program include Balanced Life Yoga Director, best-selling author and award winning teacher, Shasta Townsend as well as senior teachers Angela Ryan, Helen Mason, and Krista Bromfield.  

Watch How Real People Just Like You Stepped Into Their Greatness By Working With Shasta And Her Team

Take The Next Step On Your Path To Self Discovery 

Registration is OPEN 

Balanced Life Yoga's 200-Hour Inspiring Spirit Self-Development & Yoga Teacher Training Program.

FREE Info Session

Learn more about the Inspiring Spirit Self-Development + Yoga Teacher Training program.

 Can't do Spring 2018?

No worries, we have programs coming in 2018. Chat with us and be the first to know.  

"We are excited to hear how we can support your passion + desire :)" 

- Shasta Townsend, creator of Balanced Life Yoga