Yoga Teacher Training

200HR Local Teacher Training


YOGA hOMe, in affiliation with Center for Natural Living, offers 200 hour trainings locally in Hatha and Raja Yoga as described by the Sutras of Patanjali.  In-depth instruction in Asana technique, Anatomy, Philosophy, and Energetic Bodies and Systems are incorporated to fulfill a Yoga Alliance Certification. 

Center for Natural Living teaches and guides you to understand yoga - to practice, to share and teach.  We meditate, explore and learn how the inner healing affects the outer.  Through the discourse of the Philosophy, of the Yamas and the Niyamas, we learn how to find our own "center" even amidst the outer challenges.

Our small groups provides the chance to get individualized feedback from our instructors who embody yoga.  With a strong focus on the techniques of structural and energetic anatomy of asanas our training will leave you feeling empowered and ready to share your practice.


Lead Facilitators:

Tara Drake

 YOGA hOMe Studio and Ayurveda Centre Founder.  Tara is a Yoga Alliance Registered E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP, and Certified Ayurveda Health Counselor.  

Tara has studied with renowned teachers from the Himalayan Institute and Yoga International.  She has been mentored and taught by the Himalayan Institute staff Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Shari Friedrichsen, Luke Ketterhagen,  Judi Moulton, Kathryn Templeton, Sandra Anderson, Rolf Solvik, and Carrie Demers.  Tara was initiated into their long sought out lineage connecting her with yoga teachers, and Ayurveda Professionals around the World.  She has experience working with individuals who seek out alternative solutions for mobility and guides her students towards a relaxed nervous system and internal awareness of self healing.  

Irum Naqvi

Director, Center for Natural Living (CNL).  Registered Yoga School - RYS 200 & RYS 300.  

Irum is E-RYT500 registered with Yoga Alliance.  

Irum has been practicing yoga for over 25 years.  Influenced by all aspects of Hatha and Raja yoga, Irum focuses her practice on energetic and physical alignment in asanas, meditation and breath awareness, guiding students into their deeper physical and emotional space. 

Combining effort with ease, play and contemplation, her yoga sessions bring transformation that leaves one energized, confident and ready to follow the inner calling. On and off the mat, Irum provides a space that encourages everyone to explore their inner being, discover the true self and unlock layers of conditionings and Samskaras (deep-seated impressions that guide our actions).  

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones, author and international educator, is a professor of kinesiology and dance, certified Pilates and E-RYT500 yoga instructor, with a master’s degree in dance and movement science from NYU.  The author of the strong-selling titles The Vital Psoas Muscle, and The Anatomy of Exercise and Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports, and Yoga, Ms. Jones currently teaches interactive movement workshops and teacher trainings across the U.S. and internationally.

Believing knowledge of the body is a pathway to health and healing is her main focus in all workshops.  She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) and PAMA, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, IDEA Fitness, the International Association of Yoga Therapists, plus a senior trainer & Continuing Education provider through Yoga Alliance.

Irum Naqvi and Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones are rated E-RYT 500 each with a 500hr certification from the Himalayan Institute. 

Certification is sanctioned by both US & Canada Yoga Alliances.


Tentative start dates:

  • TBA

Program costs: 

  • Cost: $2650

  • Required training materials to be paid for by student

  • Early Bird discount $2400 paid in full by September 5th 2018

  • Refer a friend discount take $250 off

  • Submit application by mail in addition to a $50 non refundable deposit. This deposit will apply towards your Yoga training cost.

  • Full payment is required a week before the start of the program unless a payment plan has been previously arranged.

(In the event that we do not get at least 5 trainees, the program may not run as scheduled)


  • Billeting available upon request and availability

  • Various hotels available close to location.


Terms and Conditions:

Please inform the teacher if you have any injury or illness.  All instructions and guidance during classes is an invitation to challenge you mentally and physically.  Please be sensitive to your own limitations and always stop if you feeling any pain or sickness. Resting when you feel the need is wiser than pushing on.  

We do not accept responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, changes or losses caused by acts of God, war, and threat of war, civil strife, natural disasters, accidents or any other events beyond our control.  The same applies to injuries, illnesses, medical or psychiatric conditions developed during or subsequent to the training, as well as loss of/or damage to personal property.

Note:  If a student withdraws from the course before the course commences, or if a student starts the course and then for whatever reason chooses to leave before its completion, the refund policy is as follows:

Cancellation 0-14 days before start date, 0% refund

Cancellation 15-30 days before start date, 25% refund

Cancellation 31-60 days before start date, 50% refund

Cancellation 61+days before start date, 100% refund (less 3% transaction plus any conversion currency fee incurred).


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