Program Summary

This comprehensive program will give you a solid foundation to both find your voice as a teacher and enrich your personal practice. Topics covered will include:

  • _DSC2111Asana, including teaching techniques, alignment, sanskrit names and modifications
  • Hands on assists and adjustments
  • Study of historical texts, including The Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • The spirituality of yoga and how it interweaves with all aspects of life
  • Chakras, Bandhas, Mudras, Chanting & Kriyas
  • Anatomy & Physiology as it relates to yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Practice Teaching
  • Additional Requirements: 52 classes at Yoga Haven (included in tuition)
  • 8 observations with write-ups
  • 2 class outlines
  • Attendance to one Kirtan
  • Group practice log
  • History & Philosophy papers
  • Book Report
  • Written Test & Test Class


Betsy has really created a program that balances all components of what a yoga teacher should really learn and know about the history and philosophy of yoga, the fundamentals of anatomy, safe and sustainable asana practice and so much more than that!

Her co-facilitators, Jill, Margaret and Michele,  each bring their own expertise and personality to the training, so as a student, you come away with several points of view and a well-rounded foundation. The program incorporates a reasonably paced curriculum to enhance and deepen your own practice as it prepares you to teach various poses in an asana class, including fundamental meditation and pranayama practices. It’s rigorous, no doubt, but attainable and manageable.

~Laura Levenson, 2015 Graduate


When I started my teacher training at Yoga Haven, I was focused on learning how to teach yoga primarily as a physical practice. However with the help of a compassionate and supportive teaching staff , I was able to to understand yoga on a deeper level. This has not only affected my personal life and practice, but also developed me into a well rounded teacher.
~Kathleen Manarano, 2015 Graduate