Next Yoga Teacher Training Program Begins 2018 in Kingston: February 9-11, March 9-11, 23-25, April 27-29, May 4-6, 18-20, June 1-3, July 13-15, August 3-5, 10
Current Teacher Training in North Brunswick September 22: Dates: September 22-24, October 6-8, November 3-5 & 10-12, December 1-3, January 12-14, Feb 2-4, March 2-4, April 13-15 and 20
200 Hours SAY Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hours SAY Yoga Teacher Training
100 Hr Basic YogaTherapeutic Certification Training – 200 Hour TT plus an additional 100 hours
300 Hours SAY Yoga Teacher Training Advanced
200 Hour SAY Yoga Teacher Training
The first part of the program takes you deeper in your practice. Each weekend will consist of biomechanical principles, asana (poses), pranayama (breathing), meditation & philosophy. As you continue, not only will you feel empowered in your own practice, you will also learn how to share your skills and enthusiasm with others. Learn how to teach yoga to various populations. You will learn to inspire students, to use effective language, sequence classes for different levels, perform hands on adjustments.
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I started this program because I wanted well qualified teachers at ILYC. What I found when I was hiring teachers, was that the level of training varied greatly among 200 Hour Programs. I wanted teachers to be comfortable teaching a variety of classes to any population. I started a program with the focus on safety, alignment and ability to create positive energy. The program is founded in traditional yoga styles that are relevant in today’s society. Yoga has been around for 5000 years because of it’s benefits. However, I wouldn’t want you to just accept that it works. We explore different styles and the reasons that they work so well. We explore the physical and energetic properties of sequencing a class so that the students gain maximum benefits -physically, mentally and spiritually.You will learn how to teach classes for special populations: Prenatal, Children, Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga and more.
Why do this program?
This program allows you to progress naturally through different stages. Some shorter programs, do not allow for growth, learning and processing information. Most people who go through this program cannot believe how quickly the time passes. There is no rush in yoga. There are some poses and breathing techniques that require a continuous practice over a period of time before advancing to the next step. We like to honor that time. This program allows you to deepen your own practice before focusing on teaching others. Having your own practice is an important part of teaching. I remember thinking that I just wanted to get my certification so I could teach. I understand that is a common thought. Programs are expensive and do take time and commitment. At the end of the program, you want to be able to feel confident with your practice, knowledge and teaching skills. It is not just about getting certified. It’s about taking the journey and learning every step of the way. You want to walk away with a learning experience that gives you the confidence to share your knowledge with others. This program allows you to advance your education at Inner Light Yoga Center. You must complete the 200 hour training at ILYC in order to do our Basic Yoga Therapeutic Certification (BYTC)* (an additional 100 hours with Dr. Tarra J. Madore). You can also do our advanced 300 hour teacher training program. This will give 500 hours through Yoga Alliance.Please note that the BYTC is not recognized through Yoga Alliance. However, ILYC is a RYS at the 200 and 300 hour levels.
Dates 2017:September 22-24, October 6-8, November 3-5,November 10-12,December 1-3,January 12-14,February 2-4,March 2-4,April 13-15 and 20
Time: Each weekend the classes meet: Friday 6-9:30pm, Saturday 8am-5:30pm, Sunday 8am-5pm (one hour lunch on Sat. and Sun)
Tuition: Teacher Training Paid in Full by January 15: $2995. After January 15, 2018: $3195
Payment Plans Available:$1700 paid Feb. 1 and May 4 Paid per weekend $385 (all weekends need to be paid in full for completion)
Register for Full 200 Hour Teacher Training: Application and $200 Deposit to be applied to Tuition
Being a part of our TTP allows you to take unlimited yoga classes during the training
300 Hour Yoga SAY Teacher Training Program
Deepen Your Practice, Increase Your Knowledge and Sharpen Your Skills
At Smart Asana Yoga/Inner Light Yoga Center at Yoga Alliance RYS
To begin you must have a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School. Your 200 Hour plus this 300 Hour Training equals what used to be called the 500 Hour Teacher Training
The structure for the 300 Hour TTP:
We will offer weekend courses varying in length. Some will be Friday-Sunday, some Thursday-Sunday and some may
be Friday-Monday. The courses and description will be posted online and emailed to those enrolled in the program. Each course will be worth different hours depending on the length of time. You will be able to choose which courses you want to participate in. Some course will be required*, others will be electives. You will have 2.5 years to complete the required hours and courses to receive your 500 Certification. The required courses will be offered each year.
There is a $50 application and administration fee. This is a one-time fee and is non-refundable.
You may begin the program at any time and you get to choose which weekends you want to attend.
The tuition for each weekend courses will vary.
Inner Light Yoga Center is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at both the 200 and 300 Levels.
Lead Instructor: Tarra J Madore, DC, E-RYT 500
Deepen Your Asana
Saturday, March 17 – $35 with advanced registration by March 10
Deepen Your Asana 1 – we will work on lengthening and opening the hamstrings and side body.
Workshop counts toward 300 hour TT
Deepen Your Asana 2
March 18 – $35 with advanced registration by March 10
Deepen Your Asana – we will focus on backbends.
Workshop counts toward 300 TT
The Art of Using Props
Props are often used to enhance poses. Learn how to use them for students who help with certain postures, to make postures more stable, to help deepen postures. Props have so many uses. We will explore uses of blocks, blankets, straps, wall and chairs.
Yoga Business Model
Learn about the yoga business model for instructors and small businesses. We will answer questions you have about your current situation. We will explore what studio owners are looking for when hiring teachers, how to contribute to the overall health and wealth of the studios you teach in and financial considerations when looking for jobs. We will explore what it takes to own and operate a studio.
Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Leslie Dillingham Freyberg came to Yoga from twenty years in the dance and theater profession. While a member of the Jean Erdman Dance Theater, she met Ms. Erdman’s husband, the renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell. It was through Campbell’s seminars on the mythology of India that Leslie received her first exposure to Sanskrit, the language of sacred sound, ancient Indian texts, and of Yoga.
Years later, Leslie met the late Mary Dunn, her first yoga teacher, and embarked on her study of yoga as
disseminated by Shri B.K.S. Iyengar.
Leslie has studied Sanskrit extensively with Vyaas Houston (director of the American Sanskrit Institute), Edwin Bryant, John Campbell, Manorama, and Dr. Ram Sharma of the Yoga Societies of San Francisco and New York. It was while attending Yoga retreats with acclaimed Iyengar Yoga teacher Patricia Walden that Leslie, through Walden’s inspiration and guidance, began to develop chanting sessions with fellow participants. The chanting of Sanskrit mantras proved to add an enriching dimension to the Yoga practice. More Information
Sharon is LPC, LCADC, CDP and a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug
Counselor and Co-Existing Disorders Professional with over 25 years experience in the counseling field. She has worked with individuals, groups, families and couples; children, adolescents and adults; in schools, hospitals, inpatient and outpatient; and currently manages her own private practice in Piscataway, NJ.
She has been practicing yoga for the past 15 years, and recently completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Inner Light Yoga Center in North Brunswick, NJ. She is a strong proponent of the benefits of yoga, and incorporates yoga techniques in her work with clients whenever possible. By far, her greatest accomplishment has been raising two children who challenge her and bring her joy, and who have also experienced the many gifts of yoga.