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Yoga Teacher Training at Semperviva Yoga is life changing. We invite you to study with the most supportive and inspiring community of teachers and students committed to your personal growth and teaching excellence. This program is for you whether you want to teach or simply study what you love.


At Semperviva we’ve created the most supportive, welcoming, and inspiring environment where you can learn and grow.

Students of all ages, levels and abilities are welcome to study with our diverse, experienced faculty that offer you different styles and different perspectives.
We’ve spent over 20 years developing our curriculum so that we can deliver you excellence in yoga education.

  • Flexible schedule that fits your life
  • Interest free payment plans
  • Vancouver’s most experienced and inspiring teachers and global guest teachers*
  • Internationally recognized certification with Yoga Alliance
  • Personal Transformation
  • Ongoing support both during training and after graduation
  • Free unlimited pass and no hidden costs**

*Global guest teachers are part of Vancouver part time programs only
**All Vancouver based 200 hour programs include a FREE unlimited pass for the duration of your training..

A personal message from
Gloria Latham,
the Director of Yoga Teacher Training and Co-Founder of Semperviva Yoga

Semperviva Yoga was created to make the life changing practice of yoga accessible to everyone.

Over twenty years ago we recognized the need for a multi style approach to yoga that was welcoming to students of all ages, skills, and abilities. And so, we created the first multi-discpinary Yoga School and College in Canada. Our Yoga Teacher Training is now internationally recognized and we can’t wait to share this life changing journey with you.

We welome you to our supportive and inspiring community of teachers, global guest faculty and awesome fellow students to dive deep into the study of yoga.

Contact Us

Contact one of our experienced Yoga advisors. We are here to answer all your questions.

Payment Plan

Nothing should get in the way of your dreams. Fill out the form and we’ll get right back to you to find a no-interest plan that works for you.

  • “The transformative power of work like this is amazing”


  • “Some of the best teachers in the world.”


course curriculum

Teaching Asana

Learn to teach safely, effectively and with confidence. The asana portion of our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program includes:

  • Detailed study of all yoga postures including modifications of poses and appropriate use of props
  • Physical and energetic benefits of postures
  • Hands on adjustments and enhancements
  • Learning to see and understand bodies in terms of proper alignment
  • Creating a class: learn the principles of sequencing and how to create a theme for your class
  • Verbalizing an asana: learn to give clear, simple instructions through choice of appropriate verbal cues and body language demonstrating asana: key points for teaching beginners
  • Teaching to special groups such as prenatal yoga, seniors, kids, etc.
  • Student teacher relationship
  • Ethics of a yoga teacher

Multiple opportunities to practice teaching will be given. At Semperviva we create a supportive, nurturing community of teachers to help you apply what you have learned right away. You will receive immediate feedback from your teachers to help you refine your teaching skills and feel at ease in front of a class. We are here to support you every step of the way.


Learn to teach a variety of meditation techniques to quiet and focus the mind:

Daily meditation and journaling is a requirement of this 200 hour yoga course. Meditation teaches us to stop identifying with the body, the mind, and its ceaseless thoughts. When this happens, then there is yoga, which is identification with the true Self, Samadhi, happiness, bliss.


Prana is the life force or vital energy. Pranayama is the way of building or directing this vital energy:

  • Learn to teach powerful breath (pranayama) techniques such as ujayi, kapalabhati, nadi sodhana and kumbhaka
  • Understand the bandhas or energy locks that direct prana (vital life force)

Western anatomy and physiology will be studied, including the circulatory system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, endocrine system, nervous system, musculo-skeletal system, the spine, immune system, and genito-urinary system:

  • Understand the physical effects of yoga on the body
  • Learn how to avoid injury in key areas, and how to work with basic injuries
Yogic Anatomy

Learn the energetic effects of yoga on the body:

  • Prana, what it is and techniques that direct prana
  • Kundalini energy and it’s infinite potential
  • The chakra system
  • The vayus
  • Nadis
Yogic History and Philosophy

Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how these teachings provide a very real model that can be applied to daily life:

  • Study of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Yoga’s journey to the West and the most influential yogis of our time

Want to know more?
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All Semperviva Yoga College faculty are Yoga Alliance Certified and highly experienced and respected in their fields of expertise. In order to provide outstanding education and training, they continue their studies to bring you the freshest inspiration, creating a modern and authentic learning environment.

They are committed to offering a transformational and comprehensive program, empowering you to move forward with courage and passion.

Training with our faculty will give you the knowledge and understanding to excel on the mat and as a teacher, as well as to help you make a positive impact on your students and your communities.


  • “Do this for you. You deserve it. You’re awesome.”

    —Cameron Gilley

  • “Hands down the most amazing experience of my life.”

    —Daniel Garfinkel


Are payment plans available?

Yes! Finances should never be the limiting factor when embarking on a journey that you are passionate about. Course fees are due in full 30 days before the start of a training course. Please contact us at to help us create a payment plan that suits your individual needs.

Am I good enough/flexible enough/too old/too young?

Yoga Teacher Training is for anyone who has experienced the profound benefits yoga can bring to one’s life and wants to experience more of these benefits physically, philosophically, and emotionally. It is for all ages, all levels and all abilities.

Do I have to pre-register for class?

No. All regular classes at Semperviva Yoga are open for drop in. Please arrive 15 minutes before class so that we can familiarize you with our studios. View Class Schedule Semperviva Yoga Workshops (including the Absolute Beginner Yoga Workshop) require pre-registration to reserve your spot. You can register online, in person, at any of our studio locations, or by phone. Register For Workshop  

Do I need to be interested in teaching?

This program will qualify you to be an inspiring, safe and effective teacher. However, we also have many students who enroll solely for their own personal development. Tools learned during this program will enable you to gain greater fulfillment from your yoga practice and your life.

Contact Us

Our experienced Yoga Advisors are waiting to hear from you.

Payment Plan

Nothing should get in the way of your dreams. Fill out the form and we’ll get right back to you to find a no-interest plan that works for you.

  • It woke me up to my potential.

    — Derrick Richards

  • Definitely one of the best things I've ever done

    — Nadia El-Gabalawy

  • The transformative power of work like this is amazing

    — Julia Doty

  • I didn't want it to end!

    — Jill Payne