Yoga Teacher Trainings

new 200hr training both locally & abroad

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 give you the chance to get individualized feedback from our  instructors who embody yoga.  With a strong focus on the techniques of structure and anatomy of asanas, supported by yoga philosophy, our training will leave you feeling empowered and ready to share your practice.

The Center for Natural Living’s 200 hr Hatha YTT is known for its in-depth instruction in Asana and technique with at least 20 hours of Anatomy and 20 hours of Philosophy covered, more than most YTT’s are able to offer. 

The lead teachers are rated ERYT500  instructors, each with a 500hr certification from the Himalayan Institute.  The Center’s certification is sanctioned by both US & Canada Yoga Alliances.

Training Manual:

Yoga Anatomy:

CE credits are also possible for the Yoga Anatomy and/or Philosophy sections. 


More than just a certification.


At our beautiful locations across the world, you will find yourself surrounded by those looking to deepen their practice, and their connection with earth & each other. You leave with more than a certification. You will leave with an experience and a family.


Learn from experienced professionals.


The Center For Natural Living's instructors are committed to providing a uniquely designed and individually focused program that leaves you feeling confident in sharing your practice with others.

The 2 lead teachers are:

Irum Naqvi, creator of the YTT Manual, a 200 hours registered curriculum with Yoga Alliance, available on Amazon, and Stillness in Chaos.   Attend a yoga session with Irum in Toronto - any Tuesday at 10 am & 6 pm (please RSVP your attendance to

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones, author of the Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy and the Vital Psoas Muscle through Lotus Publishing and North Atlantic Books.

For more information about each of our instructors, visit their personal websites.


Irum Naqvi - yoga will meet you where you are

Jo Ann Jones