Yoga Teacher Training

Next Training: March & April, 2018

This 200+ HR training is designed for students who aspire to teach and teachers who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of traditional Ashtanga yoga through daily practices, detailed asana clinics, Mysore assisting, yoga philosophy and functional anatomy. 


This training is conveniently separated into 3 Modules. Module 1 & 2 are each ten days, comprised of contact hours with our lead teachers. Significant time is also spent on going deeper in your personal practices with meditation, mantra recitation, pranayama and asana. 

Module 3 includes required exams, practical hours and assignments to satisfy the requirements for Yoga Alliance RYT-200.  Many of these hours are flexible, making it easier to complete the training based on the students schedule.  It is recommended that out of town students plan to remain in Victoria for a portion of the time between Module 1 & 2 to complete practical hours. (detailed dates & schedule)


Combining more than 40 years in the Ashtanga practice, Pranayama and teaching thousands of students around the world, there are not many trainings that provide the level of education and experience as those taught by Arielle Nash and Paul Dallaghan.  Content exceeds Yoga Alliance 200 hour standards including pranayama, asana, meditation, mantra, anatomy & physiology, yoga philosophy, teaching methods and live adjusting experience. (detailed Syllabus)


Applications must be submitted as space is limited in this training. Those wishing to complete this course must have a solid foundation in asana practice and a desire to learn. If you are unsure if you qualify, please contact us with any questions.  Pre-course assignments  must be submitted prior to the course start date, thus applications should be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks in advance. Becoming a yoga teacher requires much more then taking a course and getting letters beside your name.  It requires authentic study, discipline and continued education.  This is the beginning. (request application form)


All contact hours take place in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island.  Victoria has an international airport as well as ferry connections to Vancouver, BC and Port Angeles, WA..  Local students will find the schedule conveniently laid out to fit around other life commitments. Visiting students often take the opportunity between modules or around the training to tour Canada's west coast, including Tofino, Vancouver, Whistler, and the Canadian Rockies. (Vancouver Island)



$1000 deposit required

Payment Plans Available

AYVic Students


Until Jan 30, 2018

Must be an unlimited member for 3 months

$1000 deposit required to reserve your spot. Your spot will be confirmed once your deposit has been paid and your application accepted. If your application is not accepted, your deposit will be refunded.  

Teaching Faculty

Arielle Nash , CK, ERYT-500, CSCS, CPYT

Arielle Nash is the head teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Victoria, has been teaching yoga for over 13 years, and is a Kinesiologist (biomechanics specialist) by education.

Her teaching is highly influenced by Richard Freeman, Paul Dallaghan and Sri O.P. Tiwari. She has made several trips to Mysore, India to study with her primary asana teacher,  R. Sharath Jois and returns as often as possible.  Arielle's Full bio is here. 

Paul Dallaghan, PhD(c), KJPAYI certified, Kavailyadham certified

Paul Dallaghan has been a dedicated student  since the late 1990's of both Sri O.P.Tiwari, one of the few remaining classical yogis and masters of Pranayama, and the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Ashtanga Vinyasa. Both of these great teachers have personally certified Paul in these practices, a unique position as the only one to receive this double honor.

He is currently completing a PhD on the yoga practices at Emroy University in Atlanta.  You can see his full bio here.