Yoga Teacher Training In New Rochelle, Westchester NY
RYT200 & RYT300 = RYT500!
Thinking of taking the step?
Deepening your own knowledge of Yoga? Becoming a yoga teacher?
Perhaps you have had a transformative moment on the yoga mat and want to understand how that happened? Or desire to be a teacher to share the light that yoga brought into your life? Yoga teacher training at Westchester Yoga Arts maybe the answer.
Our Yoga Teacher training in Westchester is conveniently located at our studio, one block from the metro north train station.
What Makes Westchester Yoga Arts RYT200 Training Unique?
Yoga, asana (the physical movements) was created as a vehicle to reach stillness of mind, to be able to observe emotions instead of being controlled by them. All of this IS yoga. The mind-body-spirit connection is an integral part of this yoga certification. WYA’s training also emphasizes physiology in the first module, real concrete teaching practice in the second module and the business of yoga in the third.
Study of ancient texts including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhakti Sutras, Bagavad Gita, and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
A strong physiology program taught in association with the chakras and asanas. We cover the systems of the body and their direct application to the practice of yoga.
How to teach. Unique in-house teaching tips and instructional tools take teacher from being good to being great.
Spiritual and personal growth. The spiritual is very different from the philosophical. The spiritual aspect of yoga is life-changing. It can bring greater awareness and personal freedom. Often the hardest part of the course, it can also be the most rewarding.
Hands on teaching experience. Student trainees start teaching as of the very first class. Each student develops their own class plan. By the time the end of the program arrives, each trainee has already taught and refined their class. Walk out as a confident graduate, ready to teach.
Community service requirement to teach 5 yoga classes to a part of the community that needs it and does not necessarily have access to it.
Business of yoga. Entrepreneurs and independent teachers alike will benefit from a complete training program from studio management to fiscal responsibilities.
Start fulfilling the class and workshop requirements before the course begins!
You have a full year to complete ALL the requirements.
80% or more classroom attendance (90 to 110 hours)
Taking 35 yoga classes (15 Level 1 or Gentle, 15 Level 2/3 or Open, & 5 any level of your choice)
8 Written Class Observations (8 classes at the studio)
Workshops (8 hours)
Passing written and practical tests
Research papers (There are papers on the Bhagavad Gita, Bhakti Sutras, the Systems of the Body, The Autobiography of a Yogi, Louise Hay's "You can heal Your Life", Research Paper on the Benefits of Yoga)
Text Books – There are 11 books which you may purchase from any vendor, roughly estimated cost may be around $220. Books include Light on Yoga by Iyengar, Moving into Stillness by Eric Schiffman, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhakti Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Louise Hay "You can Heal your Life" and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Insurance – Yoga Instructor Insurance which you may purchase from a vendor of your choice, roughly estimated cost is between $100 and $200
Workshop(s) – This cost is determined by which workshop(s) you choose to attend. For example, WYA offers several 2-hour workshops, costing under $40 each.
Tuition – $2,800 and includes the 45 required classes to take at the studio
Karma Yoga scholarships are available for $500 discount in exchange for 35 hours of work for the studio
Payment plans are available for up to 5 payments, restrictions apply
2017 May Session RYT200. 4 hours per week on a Wednesday from 6p to 10p plus 3 full weekends of class all day Saturday & Sunday We begin on Wednesday May 17th 6p 2017. We will decide on the weekend dates during the first session. Roughly 100 hours of in classroom hours and 100 hours of outside of the classroom work to do (workshops, papers to write, classes to take and to teach). Much of the course material can be started BEFORE we begin as long as the application is filled, you have been accepted and the payment plan has been set up. Many students have done this and it has transformed their experience. The RYT200 course is taught in 3 modules. Each module is after approximately 35 hours of class. There are written tests after each module and a practical evaluation at the end of the course.
Classes begin Wednesday May 17th 6-9p and continue every Wednesday until August 9th.
Monthly sessions are Saturdays 1-6p and Sundays 8.30a to 5.30p
June 3rd and 4th
July 8th - 9th
August 5th - 6th
2017 September Session RYT300 begins the 2nd weekend in September Friday 6-10p, Saturday 10.30a-7.30p, Sunday 10.30a-7.30p. The RYT300 runs for 8 months. The 'contact' classes are one FULL weekend per month Friday-Sunday
2017 January Session RYT200begins on Sunday January 14th 2018 8.30a - 5.30p every Sunday for 12 Sundays.
You need to have your RYT200 under your belt to take this training. It is the remaining 300 hours needed to have access to the RYT500 designation by Yoga Alliance. We are in the process of finalizing the syllabus with Yoga Alliance. The training will have 2 master teachers one who has extensive experience and certifications with Yoga Therapy and the other with extensive learning and experience in teaching creative sequencing, advanced Asana. The program will run for 8 months. We will meet once a month Friday 6-10p, All day Saturday and Sunday. Early bird pricing and Karma yoga discounts are available.
This is by far the best yoga studio around!!! The instructors are all friendly and treat you a like a person and take a personal interest in your yoga journey. I've learned so much about and about life in general from each instructor and have built relationships with them as well. When you attend class you are not just a participant, but an actual member of class. They also offer other classes including belly dancing and one of the best Zumba classes around!!! I look forward to continuing my journey with this studio!!! I highly recommend joining!!!
From the moment I walked into the studio I felt at peace. The welcoming staff even stated "welcome home!" What a way to begin my first experience with yoga! I joined that day after my first class: candlelit yoga! So calming and relaxing yet challenging in its own way! After one week of yoga I feel stronger and much more relaxed! I would recommend this to anyone and cannot wait to go tomorrow!!!!
It's a place you can go to without stress. Just relax enjoy the direction of the great teachers and come out feeling like a new person. I want all to know that it has helped me get thru my back surgery and help me move like I did before. Thanks to all the teachers especially Faith Daniels for her great back classes. Lv them
I've been going to WYA since January. It's become my safe haven. Not only have I enjoyed the classes--I take everything from gentle yoga to the more rigorous flow classes--but the studio also just has a lovely energy about it. It's one of those intangible things you can feel when you walk into the lobby. No matter my state when I walk in, my inner state is always vastly improved by the time I leave.
I have an unlimited all class access pass from Westchester Yoga Arts and it is the best. Whenever I have a stressful day or need a change, I am there, signing in a class. I’ve now done classes with all the teachers, and done yoga, zumba and belly dance. It feels good knowing that I can get a spiritual detox through yoga whenever I want to. It is complete mind and body nourishment. Thumbs up.