Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training

Take a Journey To Discover Yourself

And Become A Yoga Teacher In The Process

Yoga teacher training is a way to connect with your self through your practice.

Did you know Patanjali wrote the Yoga Sutras about 1700 years ago?  He wrote it as a guide on how to live a more gracious & purposeful life;  how to quiet the endless chatter of the mind and for dealing with the distractions that come up.  He called this practice Yoga, union, bringing together mind, body, and spirit.

The noise we all face, the distractions that take you out of the moment, and the overwhelming demands of life cannot be eliminated. BUT  you can learn to calm the mind, you can learn to find space for yourself despite everything that is happening around you.

Teacher training is a journey of self-discovery that you undertake with others.  Learn to deepen your practice and discover a whole new side of yourself.

This is an expansive physical, emotional, and intensely personalized training.

You will emerge a perceptive and evolved yoga guide, first and foremost for yourself.  This is our most important goal.  But you may find yourself, even if you don’t feel it now, motivated to share what you have learned with others and expand your practice to include teaching yoga.

So, take a journey to learn to appreciate your own body’s wisdom, calm the mind and engage the spirit.

We use Patanjali’s teaching as a guide.  Each module is drawn from the eight limbs that he elegantly lays out as a guide.

What we cover:

  • The physical poses – the gateway into the yoga practice
  • Explore breath/life force and how you can use the breath to calm the mind, body, and spirit.
  • Meditation – the latest neuroscience surrounding the science of change and how our thoughts affect our lives.
  • Working anatomy so you learn to express the yoga poses and help others find their practice in their own bodies
  • Explore the philosophy of yoga which takes you beyond the physical.
  • Teaching methodology and class structure so that you are ready to lead yourself and your class.

We discuss, debate and work with these teachings in order to deepen your understanding of what they mean for YOU.

We are dedicated to helping you learn to reconcile and harmonize yourself so that you can be more in tune with your self and of service to others – however you choose to express that.

This training not only prepares you to teach yoga, but also enhances your relationships, develops self expression, and encourages you to get the most out of your life.

Authenticity in teaching comes from the wisdom we gain from our own self-inquiry into mind, body, and spirit.

This journey is an adventure you will never forget!

Your Guides

Patty Holmes has been a student of yoga since 1974, and a teacher since 1998.  She opened the Yoga Garden because she loved what yoga did for her and she wanted to share that joy with others.  Her passion continues and she loves inspiring others with the practice while learning from them as well.

Read more about Patty

Susan J. Wright, LMT, LCSW-R, E-RYT created and directs the Birth of Venus Center for Yoga and Healing. She is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, Gestalt Psychotherapist and Reflexologist. She is also a licensed Massage Therapist and Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in the body/mind/spirit healing professions and the author of the book, The Chakras in Shamanic Practice: Eight Stages of Healing and Transformation, published by Inner Traditions books.

The Details

April through October 2020. Specific dates TBA.

$400 Down Payment due on acceptance of application (applied towards tuition).  

Total Program Costs  – monthly payments based on deducting the $400 down payment.

$3,600 – Regular Pricing – 4 payments of $800 due the 1st of the month April-July.

$3,400 – Better – Discount Pricing  –  3 payments of $1,000. Due April 1st, May 1st, June 1st      

 $3,200 – Best – Discount Pricing –  2 payments of $1,400 due April 1st and May 1st. 

Make your down payment today and secure your spot! 

How do the 200+ hours break down?

Asana- 75 hours

Theory & practice of 45 basic asanas according to spinal location: standing, seated, prone, supine, and inverted. Knowledge of English & Sanskrit names.

Pranayma- 20 hours

Foundations of pranayama and breathing techniques based on teachings of Desikachar to enhance your personal practice and teachings.

Philosphy & Ethics- 30 hours

This course is organized around the Yamas and Niyamas, and interwoven with the teachings of Desikachar and Patanjali. Take what you’ve learned and share it with the world in a way that’s authentic, mindful and sustainable.

Practicum- 15 hours

Practice teaching to help you gain confidence and which will enable you to lead a well rounded yoga class including- but not limited to- asana, pranayama, and meditation.

Teaching Methodology- 25 hours

Unlock your potential with practicals on: voice, cueing, assists, class design, props, and multi-level classes. Learn the art of intelligent and mindful sequencing to create inspiring and unique classes.

Anatomy- 20 hours

Practical approach to the study of anatomy to give you a solid understanding of the basic physical anatomical systems of the body. We will also explore the energy systems of the body- Chakras and Koshas.

Meditation- 20 hours

Learn a variety of meditation techniques and build a daily personal meditation practice.  See how this will transform you personally and take your teaching to another level.

Chanting & Music- 5 hours

Dive into the power of sound. Appreciate the art of chanting and mantras during asana practice to modulate movement, breath, and awareness.

The Yoga Garden is certified by the Yoga Alliance and after completing this 200 hour training you will be able to register at the Yoga Alliance as a yoga teacher.

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82 Prospect Street White Plains, NY 10606
(914) 325-7180