Yoga Teacher Trainings

200hr & 300HR Advanced 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.

β€œeach person is an island of excellence”, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Spiritual Head of the Himalayan Institute.  

In your training you will be guided on the above principle, to uncover the obstacles in the path of the above realization.

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 structural and energetic anatomy of asanas our training will leave you feeling empowered and ready to share your practice.

Center for Natural Living offers 200 & 300(advanced) hour training in Hatha and Raja Yoga as described by the Sutras of Patanjali.   Offering workshops and classes with in-depth instruction in Asana technique, teaching Methodology, Functional Anatomy, Philosophy, and Energetic Bodies and Systems. 

Choose to take your training, as an immersion in Costa Rica or Nicaragua, or extended weekend trainings  at our affiliate locations in Canada and the US.

The lead teachers are rated ERYT500  instructors, each with a 500hr certification from the Himalayan Institute. 

The Center for Natural Living RYS200 & RYS300 is a member of Yoga Alliance.

Training Manual

Yoga Anatomy

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


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.

Irum Naqvi is the Director Center for Natural Living.  Irum has compiled her own learnings into the YTT Manual. The 200 and the 300 hour (Advanced) curriculum is registered with Yoga Alliance.   Testimonials

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, lives in New Jersey and travels with her teaching.  Testimonials