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Yoga Nanda – The Path to Realization

Yoga Nanda is a sacred space in which we build a yoga community where students can know their truth, speak their truth, & hold their truth in their hearts. Through physical, emotional & spiritual self-realization, we unite with our larger collective in compassion and service.

When one enters Yoga Nanda, all barriers are erased. We cultivate an environment where we learn from each other and connect with our inner selves, our neighbors, and our community. Yoga Nanda is a place in which it is safe to open your heart. When you walks thru our doors…you are home.

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Yoga Nanda’s 200-Hr “Path to Self Realization”

Yoga Nanda’s 200 Hour Teacher Training is a program that is suited for prospective instructors as well as those who are dedicated students seeking a heightened yogic experience and knowledge of the spiritual teachings.

The Path to Self-Realization will be a transformational journey on which you draw deeply from your inner passion to develop a personal clarity of who you are and how you interact with your surroundings.

Yoga Nanda is known for its unique offerings of diversified styles of yoga, schools of thought, traditional teachings based on historical lineage as well as contemporary teachings based on personal experience. As we live in a world of unique individuals, we celebrate all forms of practice. Learning from instructors who have extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines, participants will cultivate a deep understanding of the foundations of various yoga traditions and practices.

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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 cultivate the tools necessary to engage and connect meaningfully with all people through visual, auditory, tactile, and experiential learning.

By the conclusion of the training, participants will have a well-established foundation upon which they can build a meaningful and life-long connection with yoga, wherever their individual path may lead. Atop a sturdy foundation, extraordinary things can be built; with strong roots, miracles can bloom in any direction.

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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 – 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 – Hana Hershko – Kim Montgomery – Muriel Pullizzi – Nicole Romero – Nadine Wolff


*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 18 months consistent yoga practice. Additionally, in order to be sure Yoga Nanda is the best environment for you to pursue your study of yoga, we recommend you attend at least one class with each of the 4 core faculty instructors at Yoga Nanda.


Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour training

Yoga Nanda “The Path to Self-Realization” Manual

Unlimited yoga for the duration of the training at both 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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