200-hour & 300-hour Teacher Trainings

We are offering both a 200-hour Certified Teacher Training and Immersion Program for aspiring teachers and/or those seeking to enrich their practice, and a 300-hour Certified Teacher Training program for current teachers wanting to deepen their skills to obtain a YA RYT-500 certification. Both the Hudson River Yoga Alignment-based 200-hour Teacher Training/Immersion Program and the 300-hour Hatha/Vinyasa Teacher Training Program will begin September 2019 - June 2020.

Hudson River Yoga is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance. Graduates of our programs will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 Level or RYT-500 Level, respectively. 

Time Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays
Location Hudson River Yoga, Poughkeepsie NY

Hudson River Yoga’s Immersion and Teacher Training will give you the tools you need to be an effective and confident practitioner, and yoga educator for those wishing to pursue teaching yoga. We believe that when you invest in education, you are investing in yourself, which is why we have worked to create a program that honors your time and investment, in a format that allows for knowledge integration and self study. Let’s be honest - learning new things takes time! In HRY’s program, you will have the space to learn and grow naturally over the course of one weekend a month, over 10 months (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoon, from September to June)

Becoming a successful Yoga Educator involves more than just learning names and basics of poses. In addition to an education of Asana (poses), we will cover each facet of the 4 Yogic formulas: Asana (in depth alignment, anatomy, biomechanics, and principles), Meditation, Philosophy, and Pranayama. Each provides skills that open avenues for self-reflection and self-improvement. Honoring context and history, we will study the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutras, along with other reading and materials which offer a robust exposure to the very best in modern yoga practice. By engaging in and with yourself, and with others similarly seeking holistic wellbeing, our program brings you an unmatched richness of yoga immersion and education.

Each program is 10 weekends Our trainings are guided by Hudson River Yoga Director Susannah Grange, E-RYT  500, and Amy Reed E-RYT 500, and bolstered by many skilled guest teachers.


200-hour Certified Teacher Training and Immersion Program. This training offers a strong foundation of knowledge covering the basics of:

Mantras & Chanting
Asana (poses)
Muscular & Skeletal Anatomy

Subtle Anatomy
Mantras & Chanting
Teaching Skills
Communication skills
Business of Yoga


Our weekends for the 2019/2020 200hr training are:

September 13, 14, 15
October 4, 5, 6
November 1, 2, 3
December 6, 7, 8
January 10, 11, 12
February 7, 8, 9
March 13, 14, 15
April 3, 4, 5
May 1, 2, 3
May 29, 30, 31


You will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand how to incorporate yogic philosophy into your life and your teaching

  • Enhance your own yoga practice as you learn more about yourself

  • Better understand the historical and cultural influences on yoga practice and teaching

  • Learn to teach asana, meditation and pranayama

  • Learn to teach modifications for injuries and limitations

  • Practice speaking clearly and effectively

  • Design classes that balance safety, tradition, and fun

  • Better understand the poses and their benefits

  • Study the art of hands-on assisting

  • Experience, learn and teach smart sequencing

  • Learn about the business of yoga and how to begin teaching

  • Teach community classes in the studio

    This training will ask you to participate in asana classes, discussion, practice teaching, practice hands-on assisting and monthly homework of study and reading and writing assignments. 


What if you are not sure if you want to teach?

That’s OK with us! HRY’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs will lift your yoga practice to new heights. It is designed to enhance your understanding of yoga, whether or not you elect to teach.

This program is about investing in your life and your own practice… What better way to do so than to enrich and deepen your practice through intensive training? Perhaps you’ll even decide to share what you know by teaching classes of your own upon completing the program, the option is yours as you grow on your own, individual yogic path.

In this program you will practice yoga. Practice breathing. Learn to teach. Practice teaching. Read insightful books. Be supported by teachers who truly care about your growth. Share your experiences with the small group of compassionate peers of all ages and walks of life who will go through the program with you, and who will likely become some of your closest and dearest of friends.


Requirements 1 year of yoga study or the approval of the director.

Fee $3,400 for all weekends and all workshops given by outside teachers (This does not include books). $500 non-refundable payment holds your spot.

Sign up by paying your $500 deposit before July 31 and save $150

Teacher trainees receive a free 10 class card, as well as discounted classes.


Apply Now!

Please email Susannah at sgrange@hudsonriveryoga.com for application details, or call the studio at (845) 204-9111.


300-hour Certified Teacher Training Program.

This training will allow teachers and/or 200 hour YTT graduates to enhance every aspect of their individual practices and teaching skill set. In addition to learning more about each of the topics described above, you will receive: 

  • Individually-designed attention and mentorship

  • Personal instruction from a variety of teachers

  • A deeper dive into your asana knowledge

  • Confidence in your teaching

  • Advanced philosophy

  • Immersion into a wider variety of yoga specialties and practices

  • Enhanced meditative practices

  • Advanced pranayama

  • Awareness of body mechanics to teach to a broader student body and to specific and diverse populations

  • Instruction for teaching injury and common limitations

  • Advanced sequencing for more dynamic classes

  • Self inquiry in a safe and supportive environment

  • Advanced workshops from diverse, seasoned teachers

  • More specialized education in anatomy and physiology 

Requirements Trainees must be 200 hr YTT graduates