Yoga Teacher Training


Yoga Teacher Training has been cancelled for Fall 2016


Karma Teachers College, 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification is based upon our intention of promoting acts of selfless giving. From a balanced perspective, we will provide students and aspiring teachers with a solid foundation in both yin and yang yoga. New teachers will graduate with ample skills to bring their unique voice to teaching. Karma Teachers College will support graduates to teach yoga in studios, fitness and community centers, beaches and parks of their choice – anywhere in the world!

Our training is designed to strip down the barriers you have spent a lifetime building. We use intense asana, experiential philosophy and powerful emotional exercises to train you to become a yoga teacher, not just a teacher of postures.  If you choose to join us at Karma Teachers College you will be choosing to become part of a family, a family that goes far beyond the short 200hrs of the training. We offer continuing education, teaching opportunities and amazing support. We understand that the training is just the beginning of your journey, a journey that we are here to support no matter where it takes you. By joining our training you are singing up to experience love in a new way.

Scholarship opportunities are available, see below for more details.

The main elements of our core curriculum are listed below:

  • Empowering and Experiential Learning
  • Deepen your understanding & experience of Asana
  • Powerful Life-Changing Philosophy
  • Learn to teach with confidence
  • Daily meditation practice
  • Opportunities to observe & assist karma teachers in action
  • Hands on assists and adjustments
  • Explore the personal qualities that make you an authentic teacher
  • The business of yoga, professionalism & Ethics
  • Anatomical exploration
  • 8 Limbs of Yoga – How to incorporate into your daily life on and off the mat
  • Transforming your life with the Yoga Sutras
  • Trauma Sensitive and teaching at-risk youth
  • Teaching practicum including studio opportunity
  • Creative and powerful sequencing
  • Introduction to Rainbow Kids Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Ecstatic Yoga

Course Details & Registration

Dates & Times:

Yoga Teacher Training - Part Time

Course Code: TBD

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
5:30pm - 9:30pm (Fridays)

8:30am - 5:30pm
Classes will either take place in Lorne Davies Complex or Education Gym


All prices include tax and all registrants are required to pay a $200 deposit. Scholarship opportunities are available, please see below for more details.

  • General Registration - $3500
  • SFU Student Discount - $3000 (must be enrolled in a minimum of 2 courses at SFU in the given term)
  • Partial Scholarship - $1700 (with 50 SFU hours)
  • Full Scholarship - $0 (with 200 SFU hours)


  • SFU Burnaby Campus, in the Lorne Davies Complex, located adjacent to the Terry Fox Field. Meet at classroom 403 on the 4th floor of the Lorne Davies Complex.

How to Register:

  • Online
  • Phone the Recreation Office at 778-782-4142.
  • In Person at the Recreation Office (open M-F, 8:00am-5:30pm)


Emerson Lim - E-RYT Founder + Teacher Trainer

Ecstatic Yoga / Philosophy / Karma Yoga

Founder of Karma Teachers, Karma Teachers Colllege and creator of Ecstatic Yoga TM a signature form of yoga combining dynamic movement, powerful breath-work and dance therapy with enlivening music.

Emerson is a true Karma Yogi who moves with a clear and dispassionate intention to share the benefits of Yoga, build community and encourage selfless action. Emerson is a teacher of Selfless Giving, Compassion and Love. 

He founded Karma Teachers/Karma Teachers KIDS in November 2011, a first of its kind, non-profit Yoga studio and movement that makes Yoga accessible to all, bringing local Yoga teachers together to offer free or by donation yoga classes. Emerson’s work through Ecstatic Yoga TM has transformed the lives of hundreds of homeless and at-risk youth bringing a natural high and empowering them through self-healing and self-acceptance.



Guest Teachers



What are the Scholarship Opportunities?

Students interested in scholarship opportunities are available for dedicated practitioners who express a wish to expand their knowledge in the area of Yoga, improve their overall wellness, and share their learning with the community at large.

There are two types of scholarships, partial and full.

Partial scholarship students must complete 50 hours of yoga service at SFU Recreation. This may include but is not limited to preparing the classroom, cleaning or offering yoga classes as part of SFU Recreation. Full scholarship students must complete 200 hours.

To apply for the scholarship, please submit your application letter to, outlining how this Yoga Teacher Training will help you, why you want to partake in Yoga Teacher Training and how you are planning on giving back to the Yoga community once you've complete the course. Scholarships will be given based on an awards panel containing Fitness Coordinator and Karma Teachers Founder, Emerson Lim (or approved alternative). Awarding of scholarship will be based on financial need and ability to give back to the yoga community. You may only apply for one type of scholarship. It is up to the discretion of the awards panel how many scholarships are awarded per course.

Deadline for submission of scholarship application is September 23, 2016.

  • Parking is available for the duration of the course. Select the "Extra Parking Fee" during the registration process.

Are there payment plans available?

Payment plans are available but will only be accepted by credit card.

For more information or to set this up, please get in touch Nick Sirski (either phone, email or in person).

Is there parking available?

Parking is available for purchase for the duration of the course. Select the "Extra Parking Fee" during the registration process. On the first day of your course you will be given a laminated parking pass, to display on your vehicle during the times of the course.

Are accommodations available?

Accommodations are available on SFU Burnaby Campus, in Residence, for a single dorm room. This universally accessible room includes bed linens, towels, high speed internet, and shared bathrooms. They are furnished with an extra long (78 inch) single bed, dresser, built-in desk, task chair, bookshelves, a small fridge, and closet.

On residence, you'll also find community lounges with TV, DVD players, and microwaves. These are great casual meeting spaces to relax or meet up with your peers. Laundry facilities are also available in each building

  • Nightly Rate - $35/night plus tax. To book, Submit Accommodation Reservation Request. Select the first set of dates you would like to stay. To reserve future dates, add them in the comments section.
  • Monthly Rate - $800 (tax exempt). This rate is available for stays from 28 - 30 days, where additional days are pro-rated from there. To book, Submit Accommodation Reservation Request, and select the entire period.
  • Residence Parking: Individuals staying in residence are able to purchase a guest parking pass at the time of check-in from the Residence Housing Office. Daily, weekly, and monthly passes are available. Additional rates will apply.