“The Path to Self-Realization” 200-Hr Teacher Training

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Yoga Nanda – The Path to Self-Realization

Yoga Nanda is a community where students explore and practice the ancient tools of transformation grounded in the 8-limbed path of yoga. Joining body, mind and spirit, we unite with our larger collective in compassion and service.

With a unique blend of diversified styles and seasoned instructors, Yoga Nanda offers both traditional teachings that are rooted in classical lineage as well as contemporary teachings that flow from personal experience.

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Yoga Nanda’s 200-Hr “Path to Self Realization” Teacher Training will be a journey of discovery in which students draw from their inner passion to cultivate a personal clarity that can transform their life both on and off the mat. This comprehensive program is suited for both prospective instructors as well as any dedicated practitioners seeking to deepen their understanding of the physical and spiritual teachings of yoga.

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We believe the key to being a great yoga teacher is the ability to pull from various schools of thought in order to adapt the practice to a wide variety of practitioners. In this alignment-based vinyasa training, you will create a personal tool box from which to engage and connect meaningfully with students through visual, auditory, tactile, and experiential learning.

Participants will complete this training with a sturdy foundation upon which to build a meaningful and life-long connection with yoga, wherever that path may lead.


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Curriculum Overview:

Techniques, Training & Practice

  • History of yoga intro – Introduction & Expectations – Studio Etiquette – Asana Overview – Posture Analysis
  • Sequencing
    • Ashtanga – Hatha – Dharma – Iyengar – Lotus – Modern- Restorative
  • Pranayama – Meditation – Bandhas – Nadis – Granthis – Chakras – Chanting & Mantras
  • “Teach what you know”

Teaching Methodology

  • Principles of Sequencing
    • Pacing for Vinyasa Classes – Beginners – Open Level – “Peak Pose” – Gentle – Restorative
  • Communication Skills – Assists & Demonstrating
    • Being an Effective Teacher – Verbal Cueing – Guidelines of Hands on Assists – Language & Voice – Qualities of a Teacher
  • Special Populations
    • Yoga in Recovery – Yoga for Back Care – Private Clients – Pre-natal – Common Injuries

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Terminology – Common Pathology – Bodily Systems – Energy Systems – Applied Anatomy

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics

  • History of Yoga
    • Origin & Lineage – Yoga Sutras – Yamas & Niyamas – Bhagavad Gita – Sanskrit – Seva
    • Evolution of Yoga in the West
    • Nutrition & Ayurveda
  • Business of Yoga
    • Studio Relationships – Brand & Marketing – Legal Requirements – Independent Contractor
  • Special Populations
    • Yoga in Recovery – Yoga for Back Care – Private Clients – Pre-natal – Common Injuries

Core Faculty:

Joanna Asher – Renata Langner – Agustin McCarthy – Kristen Petliski

Additional Instructors:

Eugene Feis – Mindy Frenkel – Bec Gathmann Landini – Yoshio Hama

– Kim Montgomery – Muriel Pellizzi – Nicole Romero 


*Training will take place at both the Garden City & Long Beach Studio Locations*

Weekends: Fridays 5:00 – 8:30pm

Saturdays 7:30am – 5:00pm or 8:00am – 5:30pm

Sundays 8:30am – 5:30pm

November 18th, 19th, 20th

December 2nd, 3rd, 4th

December 16th, 17th, 18th

January 6th, 7th, 8th

January 20th, 21st, 22nd

February 3rd, 4th, 5th

February 17th, 18th, 19th

Wednesdays – 6:00pm – 9:30pm

December 7th

January 11th

February 8th

Practicum & Retreat – To Be Advised

March 3rd, 4th, & 5th

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Program Requirements:

We ask that the applicants have a minimum of 1 year consistent yoga practice. Additionally, in order to be sure YogaNanda is the best environment for you to pursue your study of yoga, we recommend you attend at least one class with 2 of the 4 core faculty instructors at Yoga Nanda.



– Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hour training certification

  • Unlimited yoga for the duration of the training at both studio locations

$2950 – Early Bird Enrollment (paid in full before September 18th)

$3250 – Regular Enrollment (paid in full after September 18th before November 1st)

Payment Plan – $950 due upon acceptance + 4 monthly payments of $650

(***Please note a 3% admin fee is incurred for credit card payments***Retreat lodging not included***)

$500 non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance to hold your place until the “paid in full” date of November 1st

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Graduation Requirements:

In order to receive a Yoga Nanda “Path to Realization” 200 hour Certification you will be required to complete the following:

All training sessions and required workshops

All out of classroom assignments and readings

Written exam to include Philosophy, Vocabulary, Sequencing, Sanskrit, and Program Content

Teach an Alignment-Based Vinyasa class that illustrates the principles and content of the training curriculum


Applications will be accepted until October 1st, 2016. Admission will be made in the order that the applications have been submitted.


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