200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING
2019-2020 | yoga alliance certified
Directors: Keli Lalita and Heather Dacus
Faculty: Ann Biasetti, Nini Gridley, and Edwin Bryant
Teacher training is more than learning to teach yoga postures; it is a journey of personal healing, empowerment, and an awakening of one’s inner love for all beings and the Divine. Immerse yourself in the traditions of Bhakti, the yoga of devotion, with the most acclaimed and knowledgeable instructors teaching the most comprehensive training available anywhere! We are so proud to offer this training with a complete staff of professionals having thousands of hours of combined teaching experience, maturity and expertise.
Our hope is that, through this training, you begin to understand that you already have so much to give. What you have done in your life is all beneficial and can inform and inspire your teaching. You have unique gifts to offer as a teacher and member of the greater yoga community. It is our desire that this training will awaken in you a life-long love of learning and practice, and empower you to go into the world and become part of the great lineage of Yoga teachings.
200 hour training includes:
Understand the biomechanics of forward bends, back bends, twists, hips openers, inversions, and arm balances. Learn the functions and benefits of the asana families, as well as the functional anatomy of the body.
Embody and then teach classical asana alignments. Deeply connect to the physical, spiritual and emotional function and benefit of each pose.
Receive the tools to create a safe, open and conscious environment in which your students feel completely supported and cared for on their yoga journey.
Explore the potency of connection to the breath in both movement and stillness.
Learn a variety of sun salutations and the art of dynamic vinyasa flow, becoming adept at how to sequence classes according to the classical system of "Vinyasa Krama", or intelligent pose progression.
Become confident in verbal alignment cues, guiding student's bodies and minds through postures in a safe, protected and sacred environment.
Learn the Chakra System from Nini Gridley, our area’s premiere teacher of this subtle body system.
Develop empathy and compassion for your students, and learn how to address their needs both physically and emotionally as Ann Biasetti, Ph.D leads you through an introduction into the embodied foundations of mindfulness practices.
Meditation, pranayama, mantra and kirtan will be part of every weekend. In this way you will develop your own spiritual strength and create a repertoire to share with your students.
Yoga Mandali offers the unique chance to study Yogic texts such as the Bhagavad Gita with one of the foremost scholars in the field of Yoga Philosophy, Edwin Bryant, Ph.D. Edwin Bryant received his Ph.D in Indic Languages and cultures from Columbia University. He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for 3 years and is presently the professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University. He has been a practitioner of yoga for over 35 years.
200 hours of training with several experienced instructors—
Directed by: Keli Lalita, ERYT-500 and Heather Dacus, DO, MPH, ERYT-500;
Assisted by: Ann Biasetti, PhD, ERYT-500, C-IAYT; Nini Gridley, MEd; and Edwin Bryant, PhD (Harvard/Rutgers Professor).
Yoga Alliance certification
In-depth manual, including class sequences, mantras and philosophy
Discounted classes during period of study
A healthy meal on Friday nights and snacks available throughout weekend
Sept. 2019 - Feb. 2020
(Eight long weekends):
7:30am - 5:00pm
7:30am - 4:00pm
EARLY BIRD—$3,050 (paid in full by July 31)
AFTER JUL 31—$3,250 (with $500 deposit)
$500 due 7/31
$1000 due 8/31
$1000 due 10/12
$750 due 11/16
Contact the Studio:
Saratoga Springs, NY