Westchester's Premier
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

training yoga teachers since 1998

A journey of self-exploration through yoga.

Live In-Person Training this Fall!

Are you longing for something thoughtful, inspiring and hopeful to immerse yourself in? Join me to learn about the world of yoga, and how you as a person, can transform your daily experiences, open up your awareness and cultivate a more balanced, healthy life.


We are so excited to finally be able to run this fall's 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in person after this difficult year.  To be in the room together, learning is the BEST way to become a well educated yoga teacher.  This fall's training will be held at the fabulous HudCo, a local shared work and wellness community located in downtown Dobbs Ferry! 















This fall's training is unfortunately not starting in September.

We hope to begin later in the fall.

Please fill out the online application so I can learn a little bit about you before we chat. 

Once I receive your application, you and I will set up a time to zoom meet to go over your

application and the program.


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Go far beyond the "how to" of teaching a yoga pose. Topics covered include:


  • Asana, including teaching techniques, alignment, modifications, contraindications

  • How to use props effectively

  • Seeing your student

  • Study of historical texts, including The Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • Sanskrit

  • 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!

Things to think about when selecting a training...

In Person vs. Online Training

I’ve given a lot of thought as to how to run this program in the current climate without compromising on material or experience of our traditional program. This is why we waited to run our next training until it was possible to do so in person.  When you have the opportunity to participate in a local studio's studios training, you enhance your ability to connect and develop lasting relationships beyond the training itself.  As teachers and students it is a gift to be able to get the full experience of being in the room together learning!

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September - December:

- Monday & Wednesday nights: 6-9pm

- One weekend a month, 4 weekends total

        Friday nights: 6-8:30pm

        Saturdays: 9-2pm

        Sundays: 9-2pm


- Monday & Wednesday nights: 6-9pm


- Wednesday nights: 6-9pm

- On your own time, studying and personal                 teaching practice


You are eligible to apply if you have been consistently practicing yoga for at least 18 months. We are not interested in your ability to perform “advanced” poses (arm balances, handstands, etc), we are more concerned with your body awareness and understanding of the basic poses. This does not guarantee acceptance. You will also be required to have an interview with Betsy Kase, Director of Yoga Haven.

Application & Fees

Let's connect! Start by submitting an application here so we can get to know you and begin a conversation.




*First responders discount: $3200

Betsy Kase

Owner & Director of Yoga Haven

Betsy Kase, RYT-500, C-IAYT  is the lead instructor of Yoga Haven’s 200 Hour Teacher Training Program. Each year, since Yoga Haven’s inaugural training in 1999, Betsy has given prospective teachers a supportive space to develop, not only as teachers, but as individuals. Betsy considers leading yoga students through the process of learning how to share their love of yoga is one of the most fulfilling parts of her life.

Jill Ganassi

History & Philosophy

Jill Ganassi has been studying yoga philosophy since 1999 and teaching the history and philosophy portion of the Yoga Haven Teacher Training since 2003. She is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. She began studying psychology, philosophy, and the eastern spiritual traditions in her undergraduate schooling. Her strength as a philosophy teacher is in making the material applicable to the context of peoples day to day lives. At the same time she is able to cultivate a deeper understanding of the classical tradition of yoga and stays true to the history and the classical texts. She treasures the opportunity to have an on going conversation with fellow seekers about the big questions and use the yogic perspective to help explore the answers. https://www.jillslakehouse.com

Clare Mottola

Finding Your Voice

Clare Mottola draws on her background in acting, directing and producing to work with trainees to find their teaching voice. Clare is the chair of the theatre and dance department at Fieldston, where she also teaches the school’s mindfulness curriculum. Clare received her 200 hour certification from Yoga Haven in 2004.  https://www.instagram.com/claremottola/?hl=en

Margaret Duggan

Anatomy & Physiology

Margaret Duggan teaches the Anatomy & Physiology section. She began studying it academically in college, but really became fascinated by the subject while trying to make sense of several injuries sustained rowing at the elite level, post-collegially with the US National Team. She has continued her studies in anatomy with a focus on the spine and yoga with Loren Fishman, MD, Alison West and Elise Browning Miller. Margaret teaches the anatomy & physiology section of Yoga Haven’s teacher training with the unique ability to make the material accessible and understandable for all types of learners.