All of our trainings now are In Person. This is where it all begins. Rich in both ancient tradition, modern perspectives & the important conversations in today’s yoga community, our 200 Hour Teacher Training is a full spectrum program for those ready to take the leap. Whether you aspire to teach or truly deepen your practice, you’ll study in an interactive environment that encourages self-expression and discovery with a crucial link to the ancient teachings. FAQS >
10 WKNDS / 10 MONTHS 200HR
Do You Love Yoga?
Take the long journey with us. This offering is different and in-person.
It spans 10-months, giving you an abundance of time to digest and be nourished by the teachings. Our time together is a deep investigation into yourSelf through the lens of yoga postures, yoga practices, embodied anatomy, sacred yogic texts and their practical application today, and substantial practice teaching and exploration time.
Whether you aspire to teach, truly deepen your practice and your relationship to yourSelf or all of it, you will be immersed in a supportive and interactive environment that encourages learning, self-expression and self-discovery with a crucial link to the ancient teachings.
The heart of yoga is truly about relationship and you will become immersed in our community during the training and beyond.
Focus of Study
Asana Alignment, Sequencing, Anatomy and Embodied Anatomy for Yoga, Accessible Yoga, Cueing Techniques and Restorative Yoga. Yogic Techniques Learn about and experience: Chakras, Mantras, Meditation, Ayurveda and Pranayama and how to incorporate these into your life and classes. Wisdom/Philosophy Study Ancient Texts like the Yoga Sutras and the Ramayana, Teaching with a Culturally Aware Mindset, Social Justice & Yoga, Trauma Consent & Agency, and the 4 Paths of Yoga
Every aspect of the training is rooted in the teachings and wisdom practices of Yoga. You link all areas of study together by practice teaching almost every weekend, thoughtful conversations with the group and your mentor, monthly written homework & readings.
Bryn, Danielle, Amanda + Guest Teachers
Sept 23-25, Oct 21-23
Nov 4-6, Dec 2-3 2023:
Jan 13-15, Feb 17-19
Mar 17-19, April 14-16
May 5-7, June 2-4
*Please note: Space is limited in our yoga teacher training and so please do not apply unless you are also absolutely sure you want to do this training. As stated in the student and tuition agreement, there will be no refunds, no training transfers or otherwise.
*In the case there are Covid restrictions or other unforeseen issues that make meeting unsafe, the training will shift to online. In the case of shifting to online, there will be no change in the training schedule, no change in the training cost, no refunds, and no transferring to a different training session. All contracts, agreements, and tuition payments will continue unchanged.
*All students must be fully vaccinated in order to apply, which includes at least one booster.
*This training will be taught at Yogamaya New York, 151 West 19th Street, 3rd Floor. Very few sessions may be held online to provide the best teachers who may not be able to travel.
Application Deadline August 31st, 2022.
Earlybird: By 9/8
$3350 – Paid in Full
Or $2000 Deposit + 550/mo for 3 months
***Payment Plan monthly charges run on Oct 1st, Nov 1st & Dec 1st
$3650 – Paid in Full
Or $2000 Deposit + $650/mo. for 3 months
***Payment Plan monthly charges run on Nov 1st, Dec 1st & Jan 1st. We strongly suggest putting your deposit down in September or paying in full.
***80 Yogamaya Classes will be included in your tuition and available for use for the duration of the training – June 30, 2023. Un-used classes will not be extended beyond June 30, 2023 – they are supplemental to and included only for your training duration – no exceptions.
Student since 2000, teaching since 2003 and leading trainings since 2006.
All these years in, I still feel the hunger for learning and growth on how to be a better teacher. I hope to be your thoughtful guide in this worthy endeavor.
Teachers: Carrie Owerko, Kevin Gardiner, Jules Mitchell, Dana Flynn
Student since 2008, teaching since 2014, and teaching trainings since 2017. Yoga is a lifelong journey, inviting us to explore, stretch, and challenge ourselves to go deeper. I hope to awaken the same wonder in you.
Teachers: Bryn Chrisman, Deborah Bagg, Stacey Brass-Russell, Kevin Gardiner
Amanda, E-RYT 500, has been practicing yoga since 1999. A graduate of Yogamaya's 300hr Advanced Teacher Training, she loves the lessons yoga has to teach about life. Seeing students win small victories and gain confidence both on and off of the mat is her favorite part of teaching.
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ARE CLASSES INCLUDED IN MY TUITION?
Yes, a series of studio yoga classes is included in all training programs.
DO I NEED TO BE “GOOD” AT YOGA TO TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
The primary requirement is that you love yoga and practice yoga. We suggest having at least a solid one year yoga practice. If you have questions about your experience, we are happy to discuss it with you.
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO YOGAMAYA, DO I NEED TO TAKE CLASSES BEFORE APPLYING?
We recommend coming to the studio and taking class with the Lead Instructors, Bryn, Danielle and Amanda. If you are applying from out of town, you will have a phone call with Bryn, in addition to your application, before being accepted.
WHAT IF I NEED TO MISS A DAY OF TRAINING?
Attendance is required for all scheduled dates and times in order to participate in the training and receive a certification. However, it is possible for an exception to be made with prior written approval or in the event of an emergency. We handle all requests on an individual basis. Please note that there are no refunds for missed training dates and that missed hours must be made up within the specified timeframe with approved teachers and at your own expense and that absences may result in an automatic voluntary withdrawal from training without refund. Please refer to the Student Agreement for more information.
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO THE TIMES LISTED ON THE CALENDAR?
Yes, you will have written homework, required readings, mentor and buddy meetings and assigned studio classes – all to help crystallize and consolidate the material covered during weekend sessions.
WHAT IS A MENTOR AND A BUDDY?
Your mentor is a Yogamaya teacher who will personally help you along the way, review your homework and meet at scheduled intervals with your smaller assigned group of trainees. Your buddy is another trainee we match you with. You will have meetings to practice teach, work on homework, discuss yoga, and fulfill other teaching assignments.
WILL I BE ABLE TO TEACH A YOGA CLASS WHEN I GRADUATE?
Yes. The degree to which you are proficient will correlate to how much time and energy you dedicate to the training. You will practice teach a lot during the training, preparing you well for teaching real people in the real world.
IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes, there are payment plan options for all of our trainings.
CAN I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION WITHOUT A PAYMENT?
No. Some form of payment, deposit or full tuition, must accompany your application. Your application is your commitment to the training. We will not review an application that is incomplete. A complete application includes a completed application and either your deposit for full tuition payment. If we deny your application, you will receive 100% of your money back.
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