Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved 

Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training 

with Marda Sperber

Toronto, Canada | Live on Zoom 

Oct 15, 2023 to April 7, 2024


Would you like to feel empowered to live with more love and purpose?

Are you ready to feel truly inspired? 

To peel back the layers and rediscover the joy of being you?

Reunite with your breath, deepen your practice, rediscover yourself, and make lifelong like-minded friends as you become a teacher to yourself and others. 

The Awaken Love YTT offers one-of-a-kind 200 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with an emphasis on Kundalini Yoga, alchemy and healing! 

This unique Yoga Alliance approved training allows you to share invaluable, ancient technologies for transformation and happiness. In addition to becoming a yoga teacher, you will become a meditation guide, and a teacher of love, breath, and relaxation. There is no other yoga teacher training like this on

Earth that offers more than five trainings in one. Learn how easily you can share the benefits of physical yoga (Hatha and Vinyasa), the yoga of meditation and awareness (Kundalini), and transformational healing including (Reiki and Alchemy).

This Yoga Teacher Training has taken place over twelve times in Toronto, Canada Tuscany, Italy and La Quinta, California  and is now being offered again live on zoom from the comfort of your home. 

Whether you are looking to fill your own cup and dive deeper into your practice or feel the call to teach, this nourishing and multifaceted training will bring clarity, help you awaken your innate love and wisdom and empower you to share the invaluable gift of yoga.

On your average day do you often feel unfulfilled, uncertain, or overwhelmed? 

As if you are chasing something outside of yourself? 

Are you sometimes struggling to connect with your inner truth?

Is there a soul gift within you that you are ready to make manifest?

You are not alone, life can be challenging. Especially over the past two years, so many shifts and changes have occured for so many on a personal and collective level. When you say YES to yourself and dedicate the time to care for yourself, you begin to see that life has a plan for you that is more magnificent and fulfilling than any plan we can make for ourselves. 

Each obstacle along your path has been a beautiful gift—a call for you to love yourself even more. Gift yourself 200 hours of embodying love and compassion while filling your toolbox with sacred yogic practices that allow you to relax into wholeness and experience your true self-mastery. 

The intention of the Awaken Love Yoga Teacher Training is not to master advanced asanas, but to master yourself, know your truth, and align with love. All are welcome, even if you feel you might not be flexible enough to teach yoga, or that you only want to deepen your personal practice, this training is for you and will open many doors. As Patanjali said in the Yoga Sutras—we practice yoga to “control the fluctuations of the mind.” The ultimate goal of yoga is the flexibility of the mind, so you can remain open to all the possibilities life has to offer. When the mind is flexible the body will follow. This creates the inner space for you to relax into life, and reunite with your breath. 


As Matt Kahn says, “Love is the highest vibration, and your breath is your tour guide. Whatever arises, love THAT.”

What graduates are saying about the Awaken Love Yoga Teacher Training:


“When I first started the Awaken Love yoga teacher training, I did not expect that I would be teaching yoga. I did it to take a deeper dive into these sacred practices. By the end of the yoga teacher training program, I had already developed a group of clients and had designed two workshops ready to be shared with the public. I learned I CAN teach yoga.”

“I learned so much in 200 hours, we practiced physical yoga, spiritual yoga, and meditations that will last me my lifetime. I paid for the course, but the results are priceless.”

“A spiritual awakening.”

“I now know and love myself, as never before. If you want to get to know yourself on a deeper level and have communion with the Divine, the Awaken Love Yoga Teacher Training lights the way.”

Imagine waking up in the morning and taking a deep breath, feeling supported by many powerful practices that help you soften into love, let go, unravel, and release tension.

Visualize yourself walking through your day with a deeper sense of connection to your breath, your body, the Earth, and universal life force energy. With this sense of expanded awareness you smell, see, and sense more vividly. You feel open to all life’s possibilities, living through the heart, with purpose. 

Knowing whatever challenges you may experience you have access to an inner wealth of resources that you can utilize to embrace and uplift yourself and those around you.

Wondering if this training is right for you? 

Email Marda here to set up a free clarity call or to ask any questions you may have:

Your Guides

Marda’s intention is to hold a space of love, sunshine and compassion that will allow you to experience and embody your true essence during this yoga teacher training. She is here to help you connect to the light within and strengthen your (aura) electromagnetic field. 

Marda has over 3000 hours of teaching experience in a variety of styles of yoga, making yoga accessible and meaningful to people with all physical conditions and body types.

Marda is a meditation guide, yoga teacher and Reiki Master with over 19 years of experience in energy healing. She brings a wealth of knowledge in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Chair Yoga, Fusion Yoga, Energetics, Body Awareness, Medical Intuition, Chakras, Angelic Connection, Mantra, Vibrational Healing, Jyotish, Meditation, Alchemy, Ancestral Healing and Transformation. 

Her first life-enhancing 200 hr YTT was Awaken Love Yoga Teacher Training with Hillary Faye. So grateful and passionate about all that the Awaken Love certification opened up for her personally and as a teacher, she is overjoyed to be sharing the love and immense wisdom in this training!  

Marda did her second 200 hr yoga teacher training in Kundalini Yoga in India with Gurmukh Kaur Kalsa, Gurushabd and Amanbir Singh. Marda studied energetics, transformational modalities at the Transformational Arts College in Toronto. Growing up as a dancer, she also teaches Ecstatic Dance, Zumba and Mindful movement and enjoys bringing in music and creative juiciness to enhance the mood of yoga practice where appropriate.  Yoga is a continuous practice and she hopes to never stop growing as a teacher and student of life. 

Marda grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and emigrated to Toronto in 1996. As a mom of three busy children she understands the pressures of finding a balanced meaningful life.  

“We all start and develop our yoga journeys under different circumstances.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet you where you are and honor your unique light and human journey with compassion and love. 

My intention for you on this yoga teacher training and personal transformation journey is for you to take in all the love and wisdom this one-of-a-kind training has to offer and become an even better teacher than I am from your own unique magical essence.’ – Marda

Hillary is the creator of the Awaken Love Yoga Teacher Training. Practicing and teaching yoga has changed Hillary’s life and she is passionate about helping others find their inner voice, experience their love, and become the best yoga teachers they can be. 

Hillary is here to hold the space of unconditional love, creating a safe container for your personal development and growth. She has trained hundreds of heart-centered yoga and meditation teachers and Reiki practitioners. 

Hillary Faye has the highest accreditation available through Yoga Alliance, E-RYT-500, Registered Yoga Teacher and has over 4000 hours of teaching experience. Hillary has led over 12 yoga teacher trainings and is an international Kundalini, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative and Pre-natal Yoga Instructor, Meditation Guide, Alchemy Teacher and Usui and Kundalini Reiki Master Teacher.

Hillary has been practicing yoga and healing arts for over 16 years. Hillary studied Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga in Rishikesh, India and Kundalini Yoga with four master teachers in Los Angeles.

Hillary put 18 years of knowledge and love into creating this one-of-a-kind yoga teacher training that is the most accessible, comprehensive, multi-faceted, life-changing yoga teacher training available. She spent thousands of hours bringing the best of the best of yogic science into the Awaken Love curriculum, leaving out all the dogma and bringing in the divine feminine energy. Hillary’s spirit guides asked her to offer everything she knows in this one comprehensive training giving others the ability to teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Kundalini, Reiki and Alchemy. This is the only training that offers five trainings in one and saves you thousands of hours and dollars that would be spent learning all of these sacred teachers separately. 

Hillary has a gift of making anatomy, postural alignment, philosophy and advanced esoteric ideas easier to understand and integrate. Hillary will offer 2 select live workshops and you will be gifted all three levels of her Reiki Master Certification as an added bonus to all that you will receive within the Awaken Love Yoga Teacher Training. 

After running this yoga teacher training 12 times in Toronto and Timmins, Ontario, Canada as well as La Quinta, California and Tuscany Italy, Hillary will still be supporting the training but has shifted her main focus to training spiritual teachers and energy healers. There is no one she trusts more to be the new lead trainer of the Awaken Love Yoga Teacher Training than her dearest friend Marda who she knows will bring her heart, soul and so much wisdom into this training.

Experience community and support in this intimate training that will empower you to spread your light and message out into the world. This unique training provides business and marketing preparation including guidance on finding your inner voice, honing your personal gifts, and building your brand. Acquire knowledgeable advice on building and marketing your own unique yoga offerings! 

Gain tools, practices, and meditations that will bring clarity around your soul’s purpose and learn how to clear blocks that are in the way of you living in purpose, and creating abundance as a yogi. You are worthy of living the life that is in alignment with your truth.

Join a community of like-hearted people, and receive continued support every step of the way. The Awaken Love Yoga School is registered and accredited through Yoga Alliance, the largest international non-profit certifying body for Yoga Schools. You will be eligible to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) through Yoga Alliance upon completion of the training.

Graduate Testimonials

Would you like to feel empowered to live with more love and purpose? Are you ready to feel truly inspired? To peel back the layers and rediscover the joy of being you?
Dante Sterlinh
“The training was much more than I expected, the loving care I was given as I honed my skills as a teacher and deepened my personal practice helped me find a deep passion for teaching yoga that I don’t think I would have found in this way anywhere else. This training awakens through yogi practice your self-love and your capacity to love other people.” 
Vanessa Ianucci
"Awaken Love Yoga teacher training will absolutely transform your life!! Words cannot describe how blessed and grateful I am to have taken this training."
Kiera Dengate

Become an Awaken Love Yoga and Meditation Instructor!

  • Discover your true voice
  • Learn how to create your own teaching style.
  • Delve into the study of Yogic philosophy and lifestyle.
  • Learn about Yoga anatomy and the body’s energy systems including the Chakras, Nadis, Vayus, and the Kundalini channels.
  • Learn how to use tools of alchemy (transformation) to clear, ground, and call in energy.
  • Becoming certified in Reiki Level I, II and Master and how to use tools of alchemy to clear, ground, and call in energy.
  • Learn how to teach Asana. Teach yogic postures in a way that is safe and effective for all different types of yoga practitioners with a focus on proper alignment.
  • Become a meditation teacher and learn how to facilitate guided and Kundalini meditations. Learn how to teach Kundalini Pranayama (breathing exercises) and select Kundalini Yoga Kriyas.


Want to talk one on one about the Awaken Love Yoga Teacher Training?

Email Marda to book a free clarity call here 



The Awaken Love YTT will be on a full day every other Sunday, and 2 hours on Thursdays (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST) exact times will be confirmed to suit most participants and time zones)

We will meet together on Zoom for a 21-day Morning Sadhana Practice beginning Monday, Nov 6, 2023

ONE IMMERSIVE WEEKEND: April 5 – 7, 2024


Thursdays 2023

Thursdays 2024

Sundays 2023

Sundays 2023

Full Weekend Together in Toronto April 6 & April 7

21 day morning Sadhana practice Nov 6 - Nov 26


*Dates and times are subject to change to accommodate most time zones 

You will also receive: 

+ 5 Yoga classes with Marda

+ Classes with special guest teachers 

+ A comprehensive 300 page 200-hour training manual

+ Reiki Level 1, 2 & Master Certification 

Upon completion, a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved certificate.

Training in: how to teach Hatha Yoga, how to teach Vinyasa Flow, immersion into Kundalini Yoga including breath-work, meditation and mantra, how to modify and cue postures for different body types, Yoga Philosophy including Yoga Sutras, Western Yoga Anatomy as well as Energetic Anatomy and how the energy flows in the body, Alchemy (transformational tools), intro into guiding meditation and much, much more.

Take time to breathe, deeply relax, love yourself, and acquire new knowledge and skills that can be applied to create a life and profession of your dreams!


Required reading during the training: 

Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens

Recommended reading:

Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss

Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – translation and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Whatever Arises Love That by Matt Kahn

Special Bonus Gifts Included When You Register:

Benefit from Awaken Love’s depth of resources! Receive a one-of-a-kind 300 page comprehensive manual filled with breathing exercises, meditations, enlightening philosophy notes, postures, proper alignment, cues and anatomy.

Our bonus gift to you to start your energy work practice- Reiki Level I, II and Master Certification and Attunement! ($1111  value) Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy. 


The Awaken Love Yoga Teacher Training is $2777 

– Payment plans are welcomed, the sooner you register the smaller your monthly payments will be!


Join us from the comfort of your own home:

Since changes of the world have evolved to more classes online, learn how to teach in-person and online.

All classes will be recorded and you will have access to download the recordings for lifetime use.

Unlimited replays to absorb a deeper understanding and more info each time.

Build the high vibrational energy and light in your own home!

No need to drive. 

Join from anywhere in the world.

Divine transformation comes when you make a big commitment to yourself—to living your best life, here and now.

Receive a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certification with emphasis on Vinyasa and Kundalini Meditation. And, with your bonus, you will receive Usui Reiki Level I, 2 and Master Certification.

During this foundational program, you will deepen your practice, expand your understanding of yoga and learn how to teach it to others. 

Experience the essence of yoga through breath-work, mantra, meditation, asana, philosophy, and deep relaxation. Gain insight into your body’s energy systems including the chakras, nadis, vayus, gunas, and the kundalini energy. Learn about the history and ethics of yoga, western anatomy, the 8-limb path, and the art of teaching in a powerful, accessible, and heart-centered way.

This unique training allows you to teach people where they are, sharing with them the physical yoga, the yoga of meditation, and all benefits of transformational arts.

“My experience in this training was phenomenal! I left the course being fully confident in my skills, having created my own two hour workshop, and having my own tools that make my classes memorable! Only one month following my graduation I had set up my own classes at a few yoga studios, then was brought in to teach for special events, and now have taught for over 100 people groups, I’ve taught at camps, overseas retreats, private one on ones, and in schools with kids!”  –Luciana Santaguida Singer, Performer and Graduate of the Awaken Love YTT in Toronto, Canada 2014 

“You cannot call this just Yoga Teacher Training, it is so much more. This experience has awakened my heart, mind, body and spirit. I am so grateful for this incredible gift.” –Christina Cardoso, Business Woman and Graduate of the Awaken Love YTT in Tuscany, Italy 2015

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E-mail: with any questions you may have or to book a free clarity call to see if this training is the right fit for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most about our services.
If we missed anything, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help

Pranayama and Meditation 


Asana Technique and Practice 

Shavasana and Meditation 

Lunch Break – One Hour 

Yoga Philosophy 

Yoga Anatomy 

Snack, Rest Break 

Teaching Methodology 

Asana Practice / or Practicum (Practice Teach) 

Pranayama, Meditation and Shavasana

Reiki (pronounced “Ray’-Key”) is a Holistic, light touch, energy-based modality that establishes normal energy-flow in the body, enhancing the body’s innate healing ability. 

As part of the integrative healing component of this Yoga Teacher Training you will receive Reiki level 1, 2 and Masters Attunements.

Hatha is the union of sun and moon. Hatha Yoga is physical yoga, the yoga of asanas (physical postures), and is the most widely popularized form of Yoga. It is the form that nearly every style of Yoga taught in the West is derived from.

Many describe Kundalini as the coil of the hair of the Beloved. The Beloved is God, Spirit, the Universe- whatever you want to call it. The Kundalini is that piece of God, Spirit, and the Universal Intelligence within. 

Kundalini means “the curl of the hair of the beloved” and yoga is union. Kundalini Yoga works fast to give you the experience of the fruits of yoga. It is a high science designed to awaken the full potential of human consciousness in each individual and expand that awareness to our unlimited Self. This practice simply changes you from the inside out and makes you want to be a better person and live a more heart-centered life.

Many people who sign up for a yoga teacher training have no intention of ever teaching – rather, they are ready to create a big change in their lives and/or are looking to deepen their personal practice. So whether you think you want to teach yoga or not, this training is about you: opening your heart, accepting yourself more fully and living the life you dream of. Taking this time to devote to loving yourself will open many doors in your life.

Yoga and meditation are designed to control the fluctuations of the mind. The true goal of yoga is to become flexible in the mind, what the mind does the body follows. This compassionate training is designed for those who seek to be in union (yoga) with all of who they are. Cultivating strength and flexibility are a few of the many benefits of the sacred practices we will be experiencing.


with any questions you may have or to book a free clarity call to see if this training is the right fit for you!