In 2016, we welcome our 5th class of 889 Living Yoga School students! We look forward to another brilliant year together of learning, love, friendship, and bliss.

The 889 Living Yoga School (LYS) is unique in its depth, and level of care and support for its students. Our faculty are diverse, highly experienced 889 Toronto-based teachers, teaching their specific area of expertise. We have collaborated with yoga’s best to bring you a phenomenal Faculty in 2016!

Experience soulful Vinyasa Flow yoga, influenced by the Prana Flow teachings of Shiva Rea, and balance this knowledge with a very strong component on Philosophy and Ayurveda, yoga’s sister sciences. Our cutting-edge program offers more Ayurveda and Philosophy education than anywhere in the country.

For the 2nd year in a row, we are offering a 3-day Fall Retreat at the Shanti Retreat Centre on Wolfe Island in October as part of our program which will connect students to a wider ecological and natural perspective of movement and meditation practice. Restorative Yoga and Meditation are an integral part of our program, so often overlooked in other teacher trainings.

A thorough Teaching Practicum, including learning hands on assists, vocal training, anatomy, effective sequencing, real world teaching assignments, and observations of studio classes, means graduates can confidently guide a practice in a variety of different settings by the completion of the program.

To learn more, please book a complimentary one-on-one meeting with a member of our 889 Happiness Team by emailing:

200-hour Yoga Alliance certified school


Exceeds 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Standards

200+ contact hours with Faculty + Mentorship with 889 Principle Teacher

Complimentary 1-7 month Membership (depending on payment date)

Well-paced course over 5 months creating the opening for full integration, embodiment and understanding

Maintain your personal + work life with all classes running on weeknights (Wed/Thurs) and weekends

Create friendships for life, and become a deeper part of our 889 community!

Weekend Retreat at Shanti Retreat Centre on Wolfe Island (no extra fee)

60 minute Ayurveda Appointment (no extra fee)

DATES (2016/17)

LYs Opening Ceremonies: FRIDAY, September 30, 2016, 7-9:30pm

Class Dates: OCTOBER 1, 2016 – February 2, 2017

UNLIMITED 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIP (if paid in full by Apr 1): SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 – FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Continued Self-Study, Class Observations, Exam Preparation: February 2-21, 2017

Written exam Due: February 21, 2017


SCHEDULE – see course Calendar for full details


Our 889 Living Yoga School is for someone looking to deepen their knowledge of yoga, in its many forms. Some students have a clear intention to teach upon graduation, others just want to enjoy the path of self-discovery. This course offers valuable life skills which will carry and elevate you far beyond your yoga mat (ask any of our Graduates!). These include embodied movement and physiological awareness, critical thinking skills, presenting arguments, and conscious communication. The schedule is manageable for those running a home and for those with full time careers or studies with some advance planning and commitment. On top of the classroom hours listed in our Calendar, you should expect 2 – 3 hours of reading and homework per week. Our program in 2016/17 is expertly designed to provide a deep introduction into the art and science of yoga.


Take the course in it’s entirety over 5 months | Sept 2016 – February 2017


Pay upfront by March 1: Receive a FREE 7 month membership at 889!

Pay upfront by April 1: Receive a FREE 6 month membership at 889!

Pay upfront by May 1: Receive a FREE 5 month membership at 889!

Pay upfront by June 1: Receive a FREE 4 month membership at 889!

Pay upfront by July 1: Receive a FREE 3 month membership at 889!

Pay upfront by August 1: Receive a FREE 2 month membership at 889!

Pay upfront by September 1: Receive a FREE 1 month membership at 889!

*Additional payment plans available. Full payment must be made by November 30, 2016


Not ready for the fully program? Sign-up for modules 1-by-1 and complete the program over a few years. Keep your practice and knowledge fresh and go  deeper. We simply require that you let us know by September 1st of the year you plan to graduate so that we can guarantee you are on track to complete all program requirements. As our graduation ceremonies are held in March, please notify us the September prior.

You will complete your practical and written exam the year you graduate. We will pro-rate the fee for the remainder of your program on September 1st of the year you plan to graduate This fee will be based on the cost of the program that year, and what you have spent thus far on modules. An additional $250 fee applies to this program.

*While this is a flexible way to enjoy the program, we only open up 5 spots in each module for members of our community. Early registration is key.

View photos of our most recent Living Yoga School Graduation Ceremony!

Minimum of one year practicing yoga and/or meditation or studies in other related mind-body disciplines.

We strongly recommend that you begin a regular practice at 889 prior to the program commencing, with a focus on 889 Flow classes. This will ensure you get the most out of the Living Yoga School.

889 Yoga is an accredited Yoga Alliance School. Upon completion of the program and final exam requirements, you will be qualified to register with the Yoga Alliance in order to receive your 200-hour Teacher Training certification.

Program cost: $5,050 + HST. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration to hold your space. *Tuition includes the cost of the 3-day Fall Retreat (food/accommodation) + a 1-hour private Ayurveda appointment with Matthew Remski

Cancellations must be made in writing via email to our Program Director, Emily Ridout at on or before August 1, 2016 at 12:00pm EST. From this point, and until the completion of the program there will be no refunds. If you cancel before or after this date your $500 deposit will be kept as it is non-refundable.

CAPACITY: 30 students

FAQ:  Please see our FAQ for more details.