200-hour & 300-hour Teacher Trainings
We will be 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
Each program is 10 weekends, generally the third weekend of the month. 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
Muscular & Skeletal Anatomy
Mantras & Chanting
Business of Yoga
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.
Teacher trainees receive a free 10 class card, as well as discounted classes.
Please email Susannah at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Immersion into a wider variety of yoga specialties and practices
Enhanced meditative practices
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