200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Training Yoga Teachers Since 1998

Get ready to immerse yourself in the study of yoga. Our 8 month program, gives you the time and space to discover yoga and yourself in a whole new way. We go far beyond the "how to" of teaching a yoga pose. Topics covered include:

  • Asana, including teaching techniques, alignment, sanskrit names and modifications
  • Hands on assists and adjustmentst
  • Study of historical texts, including The Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • The spiritual connection of yoga to our daily lives
  • Chakras, Bandhas, Mudras, Chanting & Kriyas
  • Anatomy & Physiology as it relates to yoga
  • Meditation
  • Mentorship with experienced Yoga Haven teachers, as you find and hone your voice and teaching skills
  • And More!

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(You are eligible to apply if you have studied yoga consistently for a minimum of 1-1/2 years and have an established personal practice. It is helpful to have studied at Yoga Haven. This does not guarantee acceptance. You will also be required to have an interview with Betsy Kase, Director of Yoga Haven.)
When I embarked on the training I had no idea how little I knew! Teaching and practicing are two different beasts! Wednesday classes were very informative and seeing how the instructors applied the knowledge while keeping their own style was inspiring. There's a very clear and concise approach to this method or style of teaching and it's laid out so well in the handbook. The training taught me the basic class format, proper pose sequencing, and other important guidelines. I feel I have a handle on it, I really came a long way. Thank you for an eye opening experience!

Sara, 2018 Graduate

Program Schedule & Fees

Program Dates
  • Start Date: September 4, 2019
  • Every Wednesday 6-9 pm, through May 2020
  • 6 Sundays 1:00-6:30 pm (9/22, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/12 & 2/9)
  • 3 Fridays (1/10: 6-8:30pm, 2/7: 6:30-9:00pm, 3/27: 6-8:30pm)
  • All training sessions are held at Yoga Haven 2, Scarsdale

Tuition includes unlimited yoga classes at both studios for the duration of the training. A $2000 deposit is due upon acceptance, and the balance is due the first night of training. Your tuition includes a detailed manual, but does not include books/texts for History & Philosophy or Anatomy & Physiology (estimated additional cost of $100).

Things to Consider When Selecting a Training...

Yoga Haven graduates will learn to teach an alignment conscious, vinyasa style class. You will understand the fundamentals of poses, and learn to give clear, concise instruction. We stress the importance of making yoga accessible to a wide range of students with understanding of anatomy and thoughtful modifications.
Yoga Haven’s training has a strong foundation in asana and teaching techniques, but trainees will also delve into the historical context of the practice as well as key philosophical texts. Many students find the history and philosophy portion to be one of their favorite parts of the training.
Can you imagine fitting 4 years of college into 1 year? It is similar to fitting a 200 hour training into 1 month. Yoga Haven’s program spans 8 months, allowing trainees the time to absorb and integrate the material. Teacher training is not like cramming for a test in high school. We want to provide you with the time and space for a full and lasting experience.
The 2019-2020 training cost is $3650. This includes 8 months of unlimited yoga classes. A comprehensive manual is included. The only additional cost is history and philosophy and anatomy books (approx. $100).
Yoga Haven has been running a 200 hour teacher training annually, since 1998. Yoga Haven was voted Westchester Magazine’s best yoga studio in 2001, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016.
Support & Community
Over the 8 months, trainees form bonds that last long after graduation. You become part of the Yoga Haven “Family”. Our instructors are passionate about what they teach and want to see you succeed. Beyond the training-specific instructors, you will be matched with an experienced Yoga Haven teacher as a mentor to help hone your teaching skills.

Most trainees report back that far beyond learning to teach yoga, they learn to take yoga off the mat and into their daily lives. This training has a deep spiritual component, connecting up why we practice yoga and how it connects back into all aspects of life.
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Betsy Kase

Owner/Director & Lead Instructor

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Jill Ganassi

History & Philosophy

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Clare Mottola

Teaching Style & Practicum

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Margaret Duggan

Anatomy & Physiology

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