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• June 12
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• August 14
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September 9, 2013–January 18, 2014
Mondays and Wednesdays
6 to 9 p.m.
9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Retreat Weekend: TBA at Menla Mountain Retreat Center
$3,300 includes all books, materials, and the weekend retreat. Trainees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the retreat site. Public transportation is available.
Payment Plan: A four-installment payment plan is available for a onetime $100 fee.
Early Bird Discount: Save $300 when you register by Friday, August 9, 2013.
No refunds once the program begins.
Deposit: $250 nonrefundable
Fall 200-Hour Teacher Training
Integral Yoga Institute offers a comprehensive Yoga Alliance–registered Teacher Training program consisting of more than 200 class hours.
Taught by Inga (Ishwari) Benson and Patrizia (Netri) La Lumia. Special guest workshop taught by Swami Asokananda. Introducing Jason Ray Brown as Integral Yoga’s new Teacher Training instructor in anatomy and physiology.
All Yoga classes at Integral Yoga Institute are offered free of charge to participants 30 days before the program start date and for the duration of the training program. Teacher trainees will also receive a 10 percent discount on purchases at the Integral Yoga Shop, Integral Yoga Natural Foods, and Integral Yoga Natural Apothecary for the duration of the training program.
This respected program has been developed and refined over 40-plus years. Its purpose goes beyond making a person a Yoga teacher; it provides an excellent foundation for an extensive knowledge of Yoga. Complete instruction in how to teach Integral Yoga® Level I is its basis. This includes:
- Hatha Yoga postures
- Pranayama (breathing practices)
- Meditation and deep relaxation
Considerable attention is given to many other aspects of Yoga so that all graduates have both a practical and a philosophical understanding of the full scope of its teachings and practices. Among the subjects are:
Participants also learn how to organize and initiate classes for professional groups and organizations. Finally, teacher trainees will refine and deepen their personal practices of asanas, pranayama, and meditation.
The Integral Yoga® system of Hatha Yoga is utilized, along with other lifestyle changes, by Dr. Dean Ornish in his book Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease.
The training includes a weekend at beautiful Menla Mountain Retreat Center in Phoenicia, N.Y., where you will be immersed in nature, yoga, meditation, and superb vegetarian meals and many amenities as you experience the traditions of ashram life that have been at the heart of Integral Yoga for many decades.
Certification and Yoga Alliance Affiliation
Graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Integral Yoga Level I classes either at the Institute or elsewhere. Certification is not automatic, however: all trainees must qualify through a series of thorough tests. Graduates receive well beyond the basic 200 hours needed for being a registered Yoga teacher of the Yoga Alliance.
Applicants need not be adepts of Hatha Yoga. Applicants should, however, have at least six months’ experience with practicing Hatha Yoga and experience with the Integral Yoga Level I class. The course is demanding. Much material is covered, requiring serious application, home study, and, most important, regular attendance.
The current tuition of $3,300 includes the Integral Yoga Basic Teacher’s Manual, textbooks, and the weekend retreat. Trainees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the retreat site. Public transportation is available. A deposit of $250 is required along with an application form; the balance is due on the first day of classes. A four-installment payment plan is available for a onetime $100 fee. After the training begins, there are no refunds. Early Bird Discount: Save $300 when you register by Friday, August 9, 2013.
To apply for admission, please fill out the application form, include a brief personal essay, and send it along with a deposit of $250 payable to the Integral Yoga Institute. You will be contacted by phone for an interview. If you are not admitted, your money will be returned after the start of the program.
Six months’ Yoga practice and interview with primary trainer before acceptance
Yoga Alliance Hours
Inga (Ishwari) Benson, E-RYT 500, S.Y.T., R-D.M.T., M.A., is Integral Yoga certified in Hatha I, II, Therapeutic Yoga, Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga, and is certified as a Structural Yoga Therapist from Mukunda Stiles. She has a Master’s degree in Dance Education and is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist. She uses Yoga and Dance Therapy to facilitate integration and healing in group and private classes. In the field of Yoga Inga is grateful for the teachings of Swami Ramananda, and also integrates the work of Leslie Kaminoff, Mark Whitwell, and Amy Matthews. She is an Integral Yoga Teacher Trainer for Basic TT, Children's TT, and has also lead Prenatal TT.
Patrizia (Netri) La Lumia is a certified Integral Yoga Hatha I, II, Therapeutic Yoga and Meditation teacher. She has also completed the Yoga Anatomy Training with Leslie Kaminoff. In 2008 and 2009 she co-led the IYI Yoga retreats to Tuscany. Since 2010 she has joined the Basic Teacher Training staff as a junior trainer. Netri has been practicing Yoga since the early 90’s and is a life-long student of holistic and wisdom traditions, she is also Usui Reiki Master/Teacher and has studied Thai Yoga Massage.
Jason Ray Brown, E-RYT 500, LMT, is a certified Yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist with a private practice on the Upper West Side. He has taught Yoga at Integral Yoga Institute, OM Yoga, Yoga Works, Pure Yoga, and Zenyasa Yoga and has led Yoga teacher trainings at OM Yoga and Zenyasa Yoga. Jason enjoys teaching anatomy for Yoga teachers and regularly leads anatomy workshops and trainings in New York and internationally. http://www.jasonraybrown.com
Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1973, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the president of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.
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200-Hour Level I
Intermediate Level II Summer Intensive
Chair and Gentle Yoga
Yoga for Arthritis Level II Teacher Intensive
Thai Yoga Massage
Creative Yoga Therapy Level I Training
Yoga for Teens Training Intensive
Kidding Around Yoga
Yoga for the Special Child™
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“I couldn’t be more pleased with this TT Program. Every aspect of Yoga was explored in depth in such a way that I not only feel prepared to teach but have also greatly expanded my own practice…. The entire community at IYI is welcoming, and I can’t wait to continue my relationship with this Institute.”
Heidi Mela, Teacher Trainee