Free Spirit Yoga Mississauga

Anusara Yoga® Teacher Training 2015 with Annette Garcea, Certified Anusara Yoga® Instructor and E-RYT 500

Get ready to connect to your highest yoga teacher potential!


One of the finest teacher training programmes in the world is being offered in Mississauga by one of Canada’s experienced teachers of Anusara Yoga™. Anusara Yoga™ is highly regarded because of the quality of its teachers and teacher training.
 Learn or refine the foundation of techniques, tools, and skills you need to become an excellent teacher with Anusara’s blend of deep meaning, clarity, and delight.

This teacher training programme includes:

 How to teach all the central elements of an Anusara Yoga™ class, including heart themes and the Universal Principles of Alignment
the art of teaching hatha yoga, including basic asana instructions, observation skills and verbal and physical adjustments

The basics of asana and breath instruction, including the art of sequencing a class, working with pace and variety to inspire your students, and teaching pranayama and meditation. 

This program offers the highest quality curriculum for yoga teacher training, helping you to develop skill in teaching the postures and practices of yoga in ways that are progressive, intelligent, and deep, speaking to the heart of your students. Learn to seek inspiration in yoga’s richness, within yourself, and in your students, to thereby inspire and serve others.

Winter 2014 Program Dates: (3 parts, 2 weekends each)

Part One: January 11/12, February 8/9

Part Two: March 8/9, April 12/13

Part Three: May 10/11, June 14/15


Daily Schedule:

9 am – 7:30 pm

Lunch 12-1:15pm, / Dinner  4-5:15pm

This Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour Teacher Training is for all students desiring to become yoga teachers, those teachers who want to improve their teaching skills, and to all others who wish to immerse deeply into the transformative path of yoga.

Through the course of this training effectively learn to inspire and lead others to experience their highest potential as you awaken to your most authentic and beautiful self.


Tuition for all 3 Parts:


Early bird discount: 60 days prior: $1900 + HST

Registration Deposit: $360 + HST

Balance due one week prior to first day of Part 1: $1540 + HST


Regular Price: $2150 + HST

Registration Deposit: $360 + HST

Balance due one week prior to first day of Part:  $1740 + HST


I want to apply, what next?  

  1. Download the application form and complete it now.
  2. Send the deposit to Free Spirit Yoga, 333 Willa Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 2H1.

Application Form for Teacher Training


Course Curriculum

  • Part One: Stepping into the Heart of Anusara Yoga.

Discover what it means to teach in the Anusara style of yoga, learning the key elements of an Anusara yoga class.
 Create a class plan with intelligent sequencing and inspiring heart centered theme.

Start to observe & adjust your students, ‘seeing the good’ in each individual.

You will learn how to teach poses fully with simple, clear instruction.



  • Part Two: Refining The Senses

Teaching a full class using Anusara’s main sequencing templates. You will learn sequencing of postures and also sequencing of instructions, finding out how to empower students to go to the next level and how to draw out the quality of each individual.

Learning how to teach a yoga pose systematically while integrating Heart themes into postural instructions.

Teaching the Universal Principles of Alignment.

Developing your observation skills.


  • Part Three: Honing Your Skills.Holding the seat of the teacher, you will learn how to hone your observational skills.

 Teaching a class systematically, learning how to teach different levels and how to adapt poses for different abilities.

Refining all of our teaching skills and verbal Instructions. You will be learning key verbal and physical assists to enhance the postures.

Using Therapeutics in class, adapting poses for all levels of students and learning therapeutics of shoulders, hips and spine.

 Anusara Yoga’s teacher training was developed by John Friend with a committee of internationally acclaimed yoga teachers who have a depth of knowledge unparalleled in the yoga community.

Because all trainees accepted into Anusara teacher training program must already be grounded in Anusara philosophy and technique, Anusara is able to offer one of the finest, most highly-regarded teacher training programs in the world. For more information about Anusara Yoga or the Anusara Teacher Certification program, please visit 

Required Readings

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Light on Yoga by Iyengar
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Anusara Yoga TT manual – John Friend


Faculty – International Teachers from Canada, the US and Germany


Annette Garcea, BA, Certified Anusara Yoga® Instructor, E-RYT 500

Annette is passionate about yoga, learning and life. Enthusiastically pursuing her own path to full liberation, she will inspire you on the way to yours! As a former investment banker, with a degree in Economics from the University of Toronto, she owns and manages her own boutique studio. She draws inspiration from music and nature. Annette has been a full-time yoga teacher since 1999 and is a Certified Anusara Yoga® Instructor. She has studied with John Friend, Todd Norian & Ann Green, and many more great teachers.


To qualify to register for a Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYT certification, all immersions and teacher trainings must be done.


I want to apply, what next?  

  1. Mail us to get the application form and complete it.
  2. Send the deposit to Free Spirit Yoga, 333 Willa Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 2H1.

Application Form for Teacher Training


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