Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours)

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Become a confident, authentic and highly skilled
independent yoga teacher.


Next info session: Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00-7:00 pm

Get in touch with and use your authentic voice, teach deep and meaningful yoga classes and find new meaning, purpose and direction in your personal and professional development.

The yoga training with Happytree is not a regular one, it is a transformative one. Melanie is a true spiritual guide that accompanies each and everyone of us in the achievement of the goals we have set. In six months, I have not only learned about yoga philosophy and asanas; I have learned about myself, the kind of yoga I would like to teach, but most of all, what kind of human being I would like to be.

– Mireille Courte, class of 2018

Click here for photos of our 2018 Hatha YTT!

The HappyTree Hatha Teacher Training is intended to turn people with a passion for yoga into highly skilled yoga teachers. The program takes place over 9 weekends and a five-day retreat in Sutton, with Yoga Alliance certification upon completion of the program.


Hatha Teacher Training Video Testimonials

What the Hatha Teacher Training program offers

  • The proper alignment and significance of over 50 yoga postures
  • Workshops with renowned guest teachers
  • Effective sequencing for Hatha, Hot, Gentle and Corporate yoga classes
  • The deep meaning of language and how to communicate with impact
  • Over 180 contact hours with Melanie Richards, founder and owner of HappyTree
  • 5-day retreat in the mountains of Sutton
  • Personal follow-up, coaching and teaching opportunities
  • Certificate of Training recognized by the Yoga Alliance

January to June 2019

Breakdown of hours
9 x 15-hour weekends: 135 hours
5-day retreat in the Laurentians: 40 + hours
Practicums: 5 hours per student minimum
Total contact hours: 180+ contact hours + 40 hours independent study

Typical weekend hours*
Friday: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
* Small adjustments may be made to the times.

2019 Hatha Teacher Training Weekend Dates

January 18-20
February 1-3
February 15-17
March 1-3
March 15-17
April 5-7
April 26-28
May 9-12 (Retreat in Sutton)
May 24-26
June 14-16


Please send your application directly to melanie@happytreeyoga.com

Application questions:

1. How did you hear about HappyTree’s 200-hour Hatha Teacher Training?
2. Are you already a HappyTree student?
3. What do you love about yoga?
4. How has it affected or changed your life?
5. Why would you like to do the HappyTree Hatha Teacher Training?
6. What do you hope to gain from it?

Send your answers to melanie@happytreeyoga.com

Payment Options*
Super Early Bird – Paid in full by July 31st, 2018 $2,900 + tax (includes unlimited yoga for the duration of the training, January – June 2019.)
Early Bird – Paid in full by December 21st, 2018 $3,200 + tax (includes a 10-class card)
Full Price – Paid after December 21st, 2017 $3,500 + tax (includes a 10-class card)
Payment Plan: Non-refundable downpayment of $500 + 8 monthly pre-authorized credit card payments of $440.65 (credit cards only). Interest may be charged on late payments.
Please note that there is a $500 non-refundable deposit on all payment options.

*Retreat costs are not included in the training price. There will be an additional $425 to be paid directly to the retreat centre in Sutton upon arrival.

“What you are is what you have been.
What you will be is what you do now.”
– Lord Buddha

“This teacher training has surely been one of the best experience’s in my life and it will  remain in my heart forever. It was so much more than simply learning about the postures. So many different aspects were covered such as Ayurveda, the Bhagavad Gita, Prenatal yoga and the list goes on. I looked forward to every single week-end as there was always something fascinating planned in the curriculum. Melanie is an amazing teacher and we were so fortunate to have not only her, but several other great knowledge guest teachers. I am also grateful to have met so many incredible yogis along this journey. Whether you’re looking to become a yoga teacher, to grow spiritually or to embark on a positive path, this is one of the best gifts you could ever give yourself. “

-Monica Bogut, class of 2018

Terms and Conditions for Teacher Trainings:

  • Applications must be approved prior to confirming enrolment.
  • Payment must be received in full prior to the first weekend of Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (HYTT) or a payment plan established.
  • For the Super Early Bird or Early Bird price to apply, payment must be received in full on or before the discount deadline
  • Unpaid registrations are not confirmed
  • Cancellation requests received more than one month in advance of the training will be refunded in full, minus the $500 non-refundable deposit.
  • Cancellation requests received one month or less before the training are non-refundable and non-transferable