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Yoga Teacher Training Program

Posted on 23 September 2013

Yoga Shanti ( has announced it will host a 300-hour yoga teacher training program led by Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee with world renowned and esteemed yoga teachers Richard Rosen, Richard Freeman, Heidi Fokine, Kari Harendorf, Manorama, and Susan Lippy Orem.

The program will take place over eight weekends between November 2013 and May 2014 at Yoga Shanti, located on Bridge Street in Sag Harbor. Weekends will include Friday afternoon/evenings and all day on Saturday and Sunday. The program will consist of 184 hours of classroom time plus the following requirements to make up a total of 300 plus hours of study: structured home practice course through Gaiam Yoga Studio; supervised observing and assisting in public classes taught by Program Faculty; attendance in a specified number of community yoga classes; and homework including keeping a daily practice journal and completing writing assignments and required readings.

The program curriculum includes focus on practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation; teaching methodologies, sequencing, and effective manual adjustments; anatomy and kinesiology; yoga history and philosophy; basic Sanskrit and chanting; student teaching and evaluation; and plenty of discussion and interaction.

The program is geared toward students with a minimum of two years dedicated yoga practice, although all are encouraged to apply. The program involves an actual 300 hours of study, and successful completion of the program will qualify the graduate to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) level. For more information, or to apply, visit or call 725-6424.


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