Lahari Yoga

Health~Honesty~Equality & Loving Kindness

L A H A R I • Y O G A

We stand for health, honesty, equality,

treating people how

you'd want to be treated, helping those in need,

and loving kindness.


Become an Ambassador Yoga Teacher

Love yoga? Want to enrich your understanding? Share your knowledge?

This approach to training presents new opportunities for adults and youth to attain Yoga Alliance certification. It gives graduates a healthy way to earn extra money while nurturing the wise teacher within, at a pace that fits with the demands of home or student life. Ages 14+ welcome.

  • Take a journey of self discovery
  • Deepen your practice and understanding of yoga
  • Become involved in the yoga teaching community
  • Benefit from small classes and personalized instruction (limit 15 participants)
  • Enjoy ongoing access to outstanding mentors

The Ambassador Yoga Teacher Training is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered program.

The training hours have been broken down into four modules, each of which contain all the fundamental elements required for your certification and registration with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher 200 (RYT 200). The modules can be started at any time and completed at a pace that fits your life. We encourage a commitment to complete the program within two years.

4 Modules x 50 hours each = 200 hours


YOGA IN MY SCHOOL: Ambassador Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship

We feel it is important to share the love of yoga and the joy of teaching and want everyone to benefit. We offer a $400 scholarship to one lucky registrant for each module.

How to apply:

1) Register and pay for your module. If you win you will be refunded $400.

2) Write a 500 word essay answering: Why you want to take this training (your story)? and How you will benefit from the module of study? Please include the Module title and dates of training.

3) email your essay to at least 1 month before your module begins.

Ambassador Yoga Teaching Training Calendar

You can skip forward and see when the next YTT module is being offered. 


Donna Freeman, BEd, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP (Lead Trainer)

Donna believes that yoga can be practiced anywhere, by anyone, at any time. It was love at first pose when she began practicing yoga in 1997 while living in Cape Town, South Africa. Delving deep into alignment, anatomy and mindfulness,  Donna soon became a yoga instructor. Combining yoga with her degree in Education and love of children, she founded Yoga In My School and wrote Once Upon a Pose: A Guide to Yoga Adventure Stories for Children.  Donna highlights topics of interest and helps others share the joy and benefits of yoga with all ages, while collaborating with numerous leaders in the yoga and mindfulness community via her Yoga In My School podcast. Donna enjoys spending time on the mat with all ages from infants to the elderly. She brings curiosity, compassion and playfulness to her classes, keenly respecting the abilities and intentions of participants. You may also find her practicing in the park while walking her dog early each morning.


I'm Larissa Whiting, BScN, E-RYT200®, studio owner and head zookeeper at Lahari Yoga Ltd. in beautiful St. Albert, Alberta. My arms-open-wide passion is yoga! I believe heart and soul that you will improve your general health and wellbeing with the THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS that yoga has to offer!

Both the nurse and the yogi in me loves the science behind why yoga feels so good, why it works to promote health, improve your wellbeing, and relieve stress. Yoga also supports longevity, weight loss, strength building, and helps manage anxiety and depression.


Keira Burgess, BDes, MDes, E-RYT 200, YACEP


Teaching and loving Yoga since 2011, Keira is one of the teacher trainers of the Ambassador Yoga Teacher Training at Lahari Yoga. Inspired by the body-mind-spirit connection that Yoga has helped her remember and reawaken within herself, Keira hopes her teaching can help guide students to their own experience of coming home to themselves.

Keira is passionate about offering inclusive classes, the opportunity to slow down in our fast paced world, and living your Yoga on and off of your yoga mat. She integrates alignment, modifications, creativity, introspection, philosophy and deep rest into her teachings. 

In addition to Yoga classes, Keira offers mentoring, Reiki treatments and Akashic Records readings, is trained to teach Pilates Reformer classes and Cross Country Skiing, and she has a Masters in Design!


“Keira is a wonderful yoga teacher. She's a committed, calm, and wiser-than-her-years, soothing presence who teaches with warmth, humour, patience, and grace.” - Trish M.