NY Loves Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
“Become an authentic, knowledgable and versatile yoga teacher"
Our 200hr yoga teacher training program is detailed, systematic and experiential. NY Loves Yoga is not a one-style-fits-all yoga studio; we pride ourselves in offering various lineages —- the thread of commonality is our deep respect for the practice, the eight limbs of yoga, our expertise and commitment. NY Loves Yoga 200hr Teacher Training reflects that.
Your lead teachers Gina Cunningham and Lucas Hall along with MJ Watkins, Dennis Teston and Von Love will take you through 8 weekends on the physical, philosophic and energetic components of yoga, while giving you plenty of hands-on teaching experience. We've included extra hours for 'teaching time' and one-on-one mentorship, a public-class-card while in training and a track to teach Karma-Love Community Classes after graduation.
One thing is for sure, you will walk away with a deeper understanding and experience of yoga, armed with the tools to create and implement well rounded yoga classes. Read our FAQ's below!
* This training is also great for those students who have a regular yoga practice and want to deepen their knowledge, passion and understanding of yoga.
Yoga experience required.
Dates & Times
8 Weekends (Friday 6-9PM, Saturday 12:30-7:30PM, Sunday 12:30-7:30PM)
March 6-8th & 27-29th
May 8-10th & 29th-31st
June 12-14th & 26-28th
* Please not, there are no make-up classes/sessions. You must attend ALL sessions to
receive your certification.
NY Loves Yoga. 140 W 83rd Street, Garden Level, NYC
$3200 (Receive $200 OFF with promo code ‘OHMYEAH’ when paid in full)
Payment plan available
Application Form & Payment
Class Sequencing Blueprint
Yoga History & Philosophy
The Subtle Body & Energetics
Alignment and Anatomy
Pranayama & Meditation
Practice, Practice, Practice!
Q & A
Q. HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A YOGA TEACHER?
A. We are inspired you're interested in joining our program. It's our goal for it to be an in-depth, fun and ENLIGHTENING journey. By the end of our training, you will have the knowledge and skills to guide students through a well-rounded and powerful yoga experience!
Q. I WANT TO GO DEEPER IN MY PRACTICE, HOW DO I DO THAT?
A. That's great. Our 200-hour training is also ideal for those who want to dive deeper into the study of yoga and to improve their practice. You can’t get these teachings from books alone. Go to the source and dive deep into the technical and philosophical knowledge from teachers who are living it!
Q. WHAT ‘STYLE OF YOGA’ IS THE NY LOVES YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?
A. NY Loves Yoga is not a one size fits all studio or teacher training. We pride ourselves on our diversity of styles and approaches. You could say we're a hatha vinyasa, meditation, somatic and restorative studio. We teach YOGA in all its beauty. The commonality that threads through our training is our commitment to the eight limbs of yoga Our training reflects versatility and authenticity. You will come out of our training with a solid foundation and deeper understanding of your practice. #itísNotJustMovement.
Q. HOW ‘GOOD’ DO I HAVE TO BE AT YOGA TO ATTEND?
A. When you love yoga are curious about fine tuning your practice and have a desire to share wellness, then yoga is already within you. However, we recommend you have a minimum of 6 months to one-year consistent yoga practice before enrolling. We want to ensure that everyone has basic yoga knowledge and can handle themselves safely in class. You DO NOT have to have a one-handed handstand to partake ;)
Q. HOW WILL YOU TEACH ME SO I’M CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO TEACH?
A. That’s where dedication, patience and experience come in. Our training is systematic and detailed; we have included additional time concentrating on how to teach. Our faculty have gone through many trainings, workshops and certifications. We are devoted to sharing our wisdom and technical skills making sure you have teaching scripts and detailed class blueprints; by the end of the training, you've worked through your fear and lack of confidence. We get it!
Q. WILL I BE QUALIFIED TO TEACH YOGA ONCE I COMPLETE THE 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM?
A. Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including contact hours, homework, etc, you will receive your Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification from NYLY. Then you can register with the Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200-Hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele (friends and family), etc.
Q. WHAT IS THE YOGA ALLIANCE?
A. Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings in the US. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200-Hour or 500-Hour level. Yoga Alliance registration, however, is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher. The NY Loves Yoga are approved at the Yoga Alliance 200-Hour and 500-Hour level in the United States.
Q. IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO ATTEND?
A. You must be at least 16 years old to take the teacher training. If you are between 16 and 18 years, it is required that we receive written consent from your legal guardian 30 days before the start of the training. Yes, you can attend!
Q. I HAVE AN INJURY, CAN I ATTEND?
A. We recommend that you check with your physician first and must sign a waiver stating that you are able to take the class.
Q. I’M PREGNANT? CAN I ATTEND?
A. All students should first check with their doctor to make sure they are clear to take this training.
Q. THERE’S SO MANY TEACHER TRAININGS, WHY YOURS?
A. We waited until we had a comprehensive curriculum, master teachers in place and a knowledge that comes from tried and true experience-- not just as teachers but owning and running a yoga studio with thousands of classes taught and voices listened to. Have you noticed we have 4.8 out of 5 stars on ClassPass with 26,397 reviews and counting. We’ve dedicated extra hours to “teaching time”, and “developing your own style” - We want to make sure you feel confident and authentic. We designed our curriculum with that goal in mind.
Q. CAN I PRACTICE DURING THE TRAINING?
A. When you enroll for in our 200-Hour program at a NY Loves Yoga, you will be gifted a 20-class card to be used within the training period.
Q. WHATS THE MAX NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN EACH TEACHER TRAINING?
A. Max 20 students. Isn't that fun. Enough room for everyone!
Q. WHAT TYPES OF SUBJECTS ARE COVERED IN YOUR TEACHER TRAINING?
A. So many - You'll find this whole ancient tradition to be quite juicy! We have so much to tell you!
The History and Philosophy of Yoga - We break it down to make it attainable and relatable
Asana and Alignment - Learn safe ways to perform and sequence a class for different results and levels
Anatomy & Physiology - Learn how your body works, and how all the systems work together The subtle body - Learn how to access, utilize and balance your energy centers
Meditation - how to guide people through meditations
Pranayama - learn to breathing techniques
Teaching Time - We give extra time to practice your teaching, both in small groups and partners
Developing your authentic voice and style - Developing your pace, volume and tone will give you the confidence you need to deliver instruct your class
Q. WHAT ARE THE NY LOVES YOGA 200-HOUR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS?
A. In order to graduate from the program, you must fulfill the following requirements and have paid in full.
Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions?
Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take-home final exam
Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum?
Completion of class taking requirement
Q. ARE THERE ANY MATERIALS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE TRAININGS?
A. Yes. All NY Loves Yoga Teacher Training material and handouts are included, but you will need to purchase additional required books.
The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice ~ Deborah Adele
The Tree of Yoga (Shambala Classics) ~ BKS Iyengar
The Heart of Yoga ~ TKV Desikachar
Chakra Yoga ~ Anode Judith
Yoga Anatomy ~ Leslie Kaninoff & Amy Matthews
Q. IN ADDITION TO CLASS TIME, WHAT ELSE IS REQUIRED?
A. A few extra requirements, yes. All must be completed before completion
Thee one-on-one mentor meetings
Observe and write up five classes
Assist and write up five classes
Attend 20 classes with mentors/teaching staff and write up each class
There may be some homework/reading 1-2 hours max per weekend
Q. WILL I BE ABLE TO TEACH AT NY LOVES YOGA AFTER I GRADUATE?
A. We will give you many opportunities before anyone from outside of our training to audition, sub, teach community classes, assist in classes and get mentored to give you as many possibilities toward your desire.
We cannot guarantee a teaching position until you're ready under the guidelines of being a yoga alliance certified teacher and NYLY ready. We want you to succeed and flourish!
Q. WHAT IS THE 200-HOUR ATTENDANCE AND CLASS MAKE-UP POLICY?
A. We require that you complete all required hours of the teacher training.
Q. WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY?
A. If you cancel 30 days or more before the start of the program, you will forfeit $640 of your payment and the remaining balance will be refunded. These fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel within 30 days before the start of the program or do not attend the program, the entire program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once the program begins the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Q. HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM?
A. You can now sign up online, nice and easy. NYLOVESYOGA.COM
Full payment is required one month before the start of the program unless a payment plan has been previously arranged. Payment plans are available.