2018 Teacher Training with Todd Inouye-2Dates are set for 2018!  Take a look at our currently posted info and email info@youryogaloft.com to express interest re applying.

2018 DATES

April 6-10 Friday evening to Tuesday 6pm
May 11-15- Friday evening  to Tuesday 6pm
June 8-12 Friday evening to Tuesday 6pm
July 12-16 Thursday evening to Monday 6pm
July 13- off
July 18-22  Wednesday all day to Sunday noon
Complete all 5 modules to complete your 200 hour teacher training.

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Interested in learning to teach? Or looking to deepen your understanding of all aspects of yoga? We are again collaborating with Todd Inouye to offer a unique program that will first deepen your connection to practice, and then layer on the skills you need to teach if you are interested in sharing your love of practice with others.

Our 2018 program is specifically designed to ensure you have a variety of learning and payment options.   The training is a series of three Immersions followed by two Teacher Training segments. Attendees can commit to the entire program OR begin with the Immersions as a way to build deep personal knowledge of yoga practice. A comprehensive and inspiring program and the mentorship and support of your community await you. Not sure what you want to commit to?  Start with Immersion One and pay for one segment at a time!

All applicants to the Program- including those who will attend only the immersions- must first fill out a one-time application form to be completed and submitted for review and consideration. The form includes past history, experience, physical considerations and level of student qualification.

Graduates of our previous teacher training sessions with Todd  include Yoga Loft teachers Yvette Lehmann, Johnathan Ikebuchi, Lucas Hampel,  Mariko Shirato, Tracy Penny Light, Charisse Curtis, Julie McCoppen, Wayne Porterfield and Paula Purpur.


  • cost information- click here for the 2018 web page or click HERE for the printable version
  • application process- click here
  • register and pay for your program – *after you receive the results of the review of your application, we will provide you with payment details
    Only attending the Progression Sessions? Information will be posted in March re registration.


Applications are now being accepted.  To go to the Application Information Page CLICK HERE

DEADLINE for application submission: April 1, 2018. There are limited spots for the program and applications are reviewed on a first come first served basis. Application must be accompanied by payment of the $100 application fee.  Full details can be found by CLICKING HERE

Once you are accepted into the program, you will need to choose a payment option and secure your spot with payment and payment plans. Links for payment will be emailed to you. This is  also a great time to start looking at Light on Life by BKS Iyengar- one of the resources used in the program.  And to being your pre-work of attending and evaluating community classes.


The format will be five 5-day segments spread from April to July. April to May are Immersion 1, 2 and 3.  The last two segments in July are the Teacher Training segments- they are separated by a one day break.

Sessions will typically start at 7pm on the first day- you will gather to set intention, greet each other, and set a firm foundation for the learning to follow.  The following 4 days will be full days- typically 8-5:30pm.  The two hour 8-10am morning yoga practice sessions will be open to the public as a Progression Session, and the rest of each day is focussed on the students who have entered this intensive program.  The final day will end with a group meal at noon to celebrate your learning, transformation, and success in the program.  See more details below re structure of the program.

Not ready for Immersions or the full Teacher Training but want to explore deeper practice?  Join the teacher training group for the 2 hours morning practices – called Progression Sessions. See more details below.


April 6-10 Friday evening to Tuesday 6pm
May 11-15- Friday evening  to Tuesday 6pm
June 8-12 Friday evening to Tuesday 6pm
July 12-16 Thursday 8am to Monday 6pm- Tuesday off- then Wednesday all day to Sunday noon July 18-22
Complete all 5 modules to complete your 200 hour teacher training.

ABOUT THE TEACHER- Main Teacher Todd Inouye
ToddPranamUpsideDownFor 15 years, Todd Inouye has studied and built community in love with the positive transforming benefits of yoga.
He was owner and director of Yogapod in North Vancouver and currently leads yoga teacher trainings, and empowering workshops. A Wanderlust Festival presenter, a Design creative director, pretty darn good cook, husband and papa of 3 (not in order of importance) you could say he leads a busy modern life.
He has accrued over 17 years and over 2000 hrs of certified study in several traditions including Anusara, Hot, Vinyasa / Power, Yin, Mindful Meditation. His understanding of the practice woven with Buddhist + Hindu Tantric principals and light sense of humour make his classes accessible, challenging, whimsical and incredibly heart-inspiring.

Todd is the current director of Sri-Life a conscious lifestyle company dedicated to teaching yoga + dharma to generate positively incredible things. That includes individuals, communities, products and companies.


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Lila has been immersed in the yoga industry and culture for the better part of two decades. In her youth she expressed her passion for movement as a dedicated student of ballet, however her years of dance led to injuries and restriction. When she discovered that yoga could not only liberated her from her former discomfort, but also open a door to a whole new universe of sacred embodiment, Lila was hooked for life. The practice of yoga and meditation led her to what is clearly her calling – helping others to awaken their own authentic nature and find freedom in body, mind and spirit.

After deep and devoted study with a long list of renowned teachers including John Friend, Desiree Rumbaugh and Doug Keller, Lila became a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher in 2005. The following year she opened Gateway Yoga in Raleigh, North Carolina which she operated for more than 5 years.  Although she has stepped away from Anusara, she continues incorporating skillful alignment and action in the body with yogic myths, philosophy and evolutionary astrology to create a rich, profound and soulful experience for her students both on and off the mat.

As the Teachers’ Teacher, one of Lila’s greatest joys is to guide her students into a space of radical transformation, empowering them to truly embody their own potential as teachers of yoga. Her training programs connect aspiring yoga teachers with their capacity to gracefully lead yoga classes from a well-informed place. Students embark upon a remarkable journey that offers deep and extraordinary transformation on many levels. Each participant travels through the many different facets of what it means to be a yoga teacher, and how to fully answer this deep calling of the Heart.

As Creative Director, Lila is responsible for the overall vision, philosophy and management of the Vancouver School of Yoga.



Training will be held at St Andrew’s On The Square in the beautiful space of this heritage church.


For a full  explanation of the Program costs, including one time payment and payment plan options, early bird rates, refund policy, and list of resources PLEASE CLICK HERE  For the PDF version for printing CLICK HERE


The program consists of 3 “Immersions” followed by a 2 part Teacher Training segment.

3 Part Yoga Immersion

In separate single modules or as a whole 3 part progression, this dynamic Yoga Studies Immersion will lead students on a empowering journey of self discovery through exploration of mind / body connection. Complimented with yoga philosophic principals, the course is well rounded as an introduction to incredible practices and life affirming direction of the Yoga tradition.

Meeting for 5 days per month over 3 months, each session has been designed to enable intimate knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology from the lens of the Yoga tradition. A matrix of the body in optimal blueprint will be deeply taught and understood while expanding upon the rich dharma and incredible history of yoga.

The philosophical underpinnings of the Yoga Tradition as presented in this course are non-sectarian and will be presented in such manner as to embrace and embody all faiths. It does ask that you come open minded and respectful of other traditions and be willing to objectively discuss, ask questions and explore ideas of spirit.

Further goal of the 3 part series is to enable and empower each individual with a deep visceral understanding of what hatha yoga does to maintain, therapeutically heal, and manifest greater health, happiness and positive generating possibility.

Completion of this 3 part immersion is prerequisite to the last 2 part Teacher Training Modules where further refinement of skills will prepare graduates to teach entry level Yoga Classes (See below)

Immersion I: April 6th – 10th

Initiations, Anatomy, Alignment Principals
Prerequisite Reading: Light on Life. BKS Iyengar, Immersion Manual

Immersion II: May 11th – 15th

History, Refining Alignment, Developing Mindfulness and Awareness
Prerequisite Reading: the Bhagvad Gita. Translation of Choice, Immersion Manual

Immersion III: June 8th -12th

Philosophy, Kinesiology, Energetic Anatomy, Devotion
Prerequisite Reading: the Deeper Dimension of Yoga, Immersion Manual

Links to sign up for the Yoga Immersion – of you choose to do only the Immersions- will be provided once your application has been approved.

July Teacher Training Segments

Having completed the 3 Part In-Depth Yoga Immersions, the 2-part Teacher Training specific segment in July will offer additional necessary elements to refine personal understandings so that cuing of asana for beginner and all level hatha yoga classes becomes more clear and systematic.

The program will review techniques in systemizing alignment principals, verbalizing, sequencing, and will encourage continued refinement into subtle realms of the energetic body. Short practicums will be introduced towards the end of the training followed by one on one meetings with the lead teacher reviewing insights, strengths and where continued focus can be directed to increase teaching most effectively.

The course will also cover the “Seat of the Teacher” reviewing responsibility, expectation, code of ethics and possibilities within the modern business of Yoga. Complementary to the pragmatics of teaching, students will study the energetic body, refine advanced breath technique (pranayama) and explore the benefits of mantra and meditation.
Teacher Training I: July 12-16
Teacher Training II: July 18-22

Yoga Alliance Certification

Completion and graduation of all 5 modules (In-depth Immersion and Teacher Training) will meet minimum requirements for personal registration to Yoga Alliance for the Yogapod/Sri Life 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training.

Early Morning Progression Sessions

Interested in learning more but not ready for a full Immersion or training?  Join us for dedicated and deeply enriching 8-10:30 AM practices that start the day for all Yoga Trainees. The morning classes are an incredibly rich and energetic way to start the day while taking an inquisitive look through the lens of a yoga immersion / teacher training. These MAY include dharma talk, asana practice or both- they may be heavily weighted in one direction or the other each day. It is not unusual for sessions to run overtime.

The classes can be taken as drop-ins, but are best assimilated as a 4 day commitment as the classes are lead progressively.

Progression Session I: April 7th – 10th
Progression Session II: May 12th – 15th
Progression Session III: June 9th – 12th
Progression Session 4: July 3th-16th  FIVE DAYS TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

To Register for any or all of the Progression Sessions CLICK HERE.