Yes! We take great pride in preparing students to become teachers. By the end of the course you will be able to teach two foundational yoga sequences that can be adapted to any style of yoga you wish to teach.
Are you Ready to Teach Yoga,
Change Your Life, And Other’s Lives?
Life changing, 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification Course
Find Freedom from Illusion
Feel Connection with something greater
Discover your Passion for creation
Bring Clarity to your life
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Next Program Starts November 2, 2019
(Nov 2-3, Dec 7-8, Jan 4-5, Feb 1-2, Mar 7-8, Apr 4-5, May 2-3, Jun 24-28)
This program is run by Bryan & Anjili Russell with experience running over 100 trainings worldwide.
Do you ever wonder what Yoga really is? If it is more than just fitness? More than a modern hippy fad? Do you have a desire to know what else yoga can offer you? If so, then Yoga Teacher Training Course is the place for you. Join Keene Yoga Center and our amazing teachers in Keene, NH for this Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training that will teach you what yoga really is.
The NH training is a 200-hour yoga certification course for yogins interested in expanding their own practice or teaching yoga. The course is suitable for students of all levels and abilities including beginners and advanced practitioners. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive your yoga teacher certification through Keene Yoga Center and will exceed the requirements for Yoga Alliance RYT-200 registration.
This NH yoga teacher training course is theoretical and experiential based. Trainees are advised to live in the yogic lifestyle for entire training and beyond and to experience all paths of yoga such as Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bakti Yoga, and Juana Yoga leading to a complete embodiment of virtues, strength, balance, serenity, peace, joy, happiness, contentment, and wisdom.
Top 5 Reasons to Become a Yoga Teacher
#1- Take your personal practice to the next level
#2 – Improve the lives of everyone you teach
#3 – Grow your community of supportive likeminded people
#4 – Enjoy a flexible schedule
#5 – Make a living doing something you love
This is Not Your Typical Yoga Teacher Training Course
You will leave being able to teach two 90-minute yoga sequences.
Believe it or not, at many others schools, it is rare that you will walk away fully prepared to teach a class. At Sadhana Yoga School, it is important to us that our graduates can start teaching right after graduation. We spend a lot of focused time practicing, studying and practice teaching the sequences to ensure you are ready to teach an amazing class. In fact, in at our studio in New Hampshire, we often hire teachers right after graduation. They are that good. And it is worth mentioning that while we do teach two set sequences, you will also leave with the tools to design and teach your own sequences to just about any population from beginners to seniors to super athletes. Not that is amazing!
We teach more than just asana.
As yoga has expanded globally, and become more popular in the west, many schools have oversimplified yoga and forgotten some key aspects of yoga. Our graduates share with us time and time again how thankful they are that we have kept the authenticity of yoga and teach more than just asana. We teach meditation, pranayama, asana, and yoga philosophy. The philosophical aspect of the course are really where people experience breakthroughs in their life, having realizations about challenges from their past and envisioning a renewed future.
Support through your life changes
One of the most powerful aspect of the course is the sacred space that is created when people come together with a shared purpose. The support provided by the group allows a safe space for each student to explore and share what they are feeling. Outside of a yoga teacher training, I have never experienced the absolute acceptance and support from a group. It is truly a gift to be able to experience such support as we refine our lives and envision a better future for ourselves and the world.
During the program we do the best we can to cultivate a yoga lifestyle, one that brings more peacefulness to our minds. As part of this practice, we encourage a vegetarian diet, discourage caffeine and tobacco, and don’t allow alcohol or other recreational substances during the program. While these are new practices for many of our students, they end up sharing how much benefit they receive from living a yoga lifestyle. We are not trying to preach to you to live a certain way, in fact it is the opposite. We want you to live how you want to life. What we find is that people are either living the way others want them to live, or have not thought much about how their lifestyle choices influence their life. This is one of the great lessons in yoga – that the choices we make around how we live, influence our life in dramatic ways.
Frequently Asked Questions
We usually tell people, that if you like the content you see on the website, that you will love the training. And seriously, since you made it this far on our site, you are probably like liking what you see. You are probably at or want to make a transition in your life, which is why you are looking for the guidance that a deeper yoga practice can provide. You are in the right place.
We believe that you have the ability to use your intuition to know what you need at this time in your life. Take a moment to take a deep breath and see what comes up inside when you visualize yourself graduating from one of our trainings. What is life like, what are you like? That is what we are here to help you find.
Yes! Although we have observed that the people who take the training just to deepen their own practice, often become the ones who want to teach and share yoga the most after graduation. We believe that to be a great yoga teacher, you first need to be a great yoga student (not that you need to look great your poses, but you do need to develop a depth of regular practice), so you are well on your way!
We get students coming from all over New England. We often have students from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and sometimes even New York. About half the students live within an hour of Keene, NH. The other half live between one and three hours away.
You can teach any style after you graduate. While we teach two sequences in the training as a way to ensure you have a solid foundation as a new teacher, we encourage you to teach any style that resonates with you. After graduation, many students end up teaching modified versions of our sequences and many go on to teach other styles such as: Hot Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga….the list goes on. Our program is such a great base from which to launch your yoga teaching career, that you can quickly learn to teach many other styles of yoga after graduation.
Yes! Actually, we get a surprising number of students that have already taken another 200-hour training with another school. They tend to be looking for more depth of knowledge and experience, as well as confidence in their own teaching, than they got in their prior program. You can bet that after our program, they come out like new people and are fully confident and ready to teach.
We do one 90-minute asana practice in the morning, and in the afternoon we do a 3 hour asana lab/teaching workshop. The morning practice is a full class, the afternoon is workshop style. More learning than practice. So total asana each day is around 4 hours of practice and workshops. The remaining hours are filled with lecture and discussion classes.
About Your Certification
After graduation, you will receive a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certificate from Sadhana Yoga School, a trusted name in the international yoga community. You will also be able to register with Yoga Alliance and teach anywhere in the world. Yoga Alliance has become the international standard for credentialing yoga teachers is the largest yoga registry in the world with over 90,000 registered teachers.
The changes you will see in your life are priceless. Remember, you will benefit from this program for the rest of your life. Not only will you have the skills to have a fun, fulfilling and inspiring career as a yoga teacher, but you will also improve your personal practice and be able to take every aspect of your life to the next level.
Many people come because they are seeking some change in their life, and then walk away with so much more than they could ever imagine. No one has ever said “I wish I did not take a yoga teacher training course”. In fact it is the opposite, people often leave saying that they believe the course would be good for everyone, and they recommend us over and over again to their friends and family.
Tuition Investment: ($3,500 Normally) $3,000 Early Bird before June 1, 2019.
Includes all course fees, tuition, training manual, & room & meals @ graduation retreat.
There are two required books (about $40).
In most places, you can claim all the expenses relating to your yoga training as a business expense. This could mean big tax savings & a great experience while getting certified to teach. Please make sure to check with a tax advisor for details in your area.
“For me it has been an on-going cycle of learning,changing and growing. I’m learning one lesson after another…without yoga I would be lost from my path. My body craves the breathe, the practice. Yoga & meditation have shown me many different worlds… but the most beautiful part is “we are all connected are all one.” -Emily Rendinaro
“I came in looking for more spirituality and I found it, it was inside of me, I just wasn’t looking. I am finding out all sorts of things about my self, and with theses new findings I feel i am becoming much more authentic, much more at peace with who I am. I feel like my yoga classes are much more alive, have more energy, and it feels good!!!” -Polly
Getting my 200 hour certification with Sadhana Yoga School was the best decision I ever made. It was a life changing experience that introduced me to my true potential. I am forever grateful for the knowledge I gained from the facilitators and the life long friendships I made! -Jeanine Talento
The Best of Both Worlds
8-Months to Study In-Depth & a 5-Day Retreat to Get Away and Live Your Yoga!
7 Weekends of Study & Months of Integration
We meet 1 weekend a month November – May. They are full days, Saturday and Sunday 9-5, filled with practice, lectures, discussions, workshops and exercises to gain knowledge about yoga, to learn how to teach, and to reflect on our life path.
Finish with a 5-Day Retreat
Get away from the business of life as we immerse ourselves in a yogic lifestyle at Bethel Farm for 5-days. By waking, practicing, eating, studying, and trying to live the entire day as a yogi, we gain insights into life and what yoga can mean to us.
This program is designed to fit in your busy life. We meet one weekend a month for seven months from November-May, and then we meet for a 5-day graduation retreat in June.
One Weekend a Month (Sat-Sun 8:30-5:00) at Keene Yoga Center, Keene, NH (Nov 2-3, Dec 7-8, Jan 4-5, Feb 1-2, Mar 7-8, Apr 4-5, May 2-3)
We will spend time studying asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, kriya, yoga sutras, philosophy and yoga living. Students will have guidelines for self study and practice during the course period including a regular yoga practice
June Graduation Retreat at Bethel Farm, Hillsborough, NH (June 24-28, 2020)
The final 5-day training will allow us to immerse ourselves into yoga and dive deep into our personal practice, as well as learn from a wide range of talented teachers. We will get hands on experience and soak in a tremendous amount of information that we can assimilate over the months when we return. (We eat & sleep at the retreat center & this is all included in your tuition!)
While there are no formal pre-requisites to taking the course,
we do have three simple requests if you are interested in taking our training:
1- Start practicing yoga regularly from now until the program starts.
2- Show up ready to learn, and participate fully in the training.
3- Be open to the changes and opportunities that will come into your life as a result of this program.
What You Will Learn
- Learn How to Teach two 90-minute yoga sequences (Hatha Flow & Vinyasa Flow)
- Learn Alinement and Adjustments for 50 poses
- Learn Modifications for every level student
- Learn How to Make and Altar & Create a Sacred Space
- Learn 3 types of sun salutations
- Learn How to Teach Meditation
- Learn How to Teach Pranayama
- Learn about Mantra and Chanting
- Learn about Yoga Diet and Lifestyle
- Learn Yoga Philosophy and Study the Yoga Sutras
- Study 8-Limbs of Yoga Sutras
- Karma & Reincarnation
- Learn about Yoga & Business
- Teaching at Studios, Privates, Workshops & Retreats
- Marketing in the digital world
- Learn the basic of Ayurveda
- Learn 6 yoga kriyas (cleansing techniques)
- Learn Practical Yoga Anatomy
- Learn about the Chakras & the Energetic Bodies
- Learn how to apply all this ancient yoga wisdom to your modern life
- And….much much more….
The Yoga Teacher Training Program
With our involvement in over 100 trainings, we’ve got this down.
Everything you need to teach an awesome yoga class.
(& live an awesome life)
Our program is based on the teaching of yoga from several traditions, primarily the vinyasa yoga tradition stemming from Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Pattabhi Jois and from the hatha yoga tradition of Sivananda Yoga as taught by Vishnu Devananda. With a strong grounding in the yoga philosophy and way of living, our programs provide an awesomely broad understanding of the many tools yoga has to offer us in our modern life.
Yoga Alliance is Important to Us Too. Our program includes yoga asana, meditation, pranayama (breath work), mantra (chanting of Sanskrit), yoga philosophy, yoga and business, yoga anatomy and much more. Our 200-hour Yoga Trainings are registered with Yoga Alliance, and it is easy to register as an RYT-200 upon graduation.
This NH Yoga Teacher Training is designed to offer a flexible schedule so that people are able to take the course and still attend to their busy lives. This year we had people from all over New England taking the course: MA yoga teacher training participants, ME yoga teacher training participants, VT yoga teacher training participants. So if you live in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont or Maine, you should consider this yoga teacher training course. It is a well respected course in the region.