Embrace that which lies within.
Riverstone Yoga brings you a comprehensive teacher training based on the Hatha Yoga tradition. We will explore many different styles including Hot Yoga (26), Ashtanga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin, Prenatal and Iyengar. Our training has been created to help you find your personal power and passion, your courage and strength, both on and off the mat. Whether you aspire to instruct or simply wish to grow your practice to a new level, our program will elevate your practice. The goal of our teaching philosophy is to introduce you to yourself, to encourage you to find your path and discover the healing power of yoga.
Our teacher training provides you with the methods and tools needed to teach a safe and dynamic yoga class. Riverstone Yoga is a Yoga Alliance Certified School and we follow the YA training hour requirements in the following areas:
The Riverstone Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Program is designed to increase your economic viability giving you the confidence and knowledge to teach yoga in various settings with multiple populations including private sessions, corporations, schools, sports teams, health clubs and more. Additionally, our select training modules offer you insight into several major yoga styles currently taught today, so you have an understanding of how they are the same and how they differ.
Learn to teach: You will learn how to teach and not simply recite. You will build the confidence and security within a set sequence and the knowledge of how to intelligently modify.
Understanding the art of sequencing: In addition to set sequences, you will learn how to add components including back-bends, hip and shoulder modules, and other foundational elements to give you the tools to add concentration to key areas of these set sequences.
Alignment essentials: Receive detailed instruction on how to safely move bodies into proper alignment, and also how and when to safely adjust.
Freedom to find your voice: Experience various yoga traditions to help you find your unique voice as a teacher and to ultimately develop a yoga class of your own.
Learn the art of presentation: Hone your delivery, presentation and communication skills to inspire your students whether your audience is a private student, small or large group setting.
Understand key difference in hot / not-hot yoga styles: Learn about hot yoga and the essential elements found in Vinayasa and Ashtanga lineages. Find the style or styles that feed your passions.
Learn how to create a dynamic class: Develop the tools to create a successful class that keeps students engaged and expands your following.
Understand safe and effective adjustments: Learn best practices involving physical and verbal adjustments and alignment cues. Understand how to give safe and effective hands-on physical adjustments that will transform your student’s practice.
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Hands on instruction in small, intimate groups.
Practice and preparation through teaching simulated classes.
Access to senior teachers and teachers with vast and varied certifications in numerous yoga traditions from Hot Yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Prenatal and more.
Teaching based on our modern day yoga practice.
Continued support and guidance throughout your teaching career.
We open with an 11-day intensive to fully immerse you in the training. The program then proceeds with just two weekend intensives. The training is designed so that working participants will only have to take off 5 days of work and can efficiently complete the 200-hour classroom requirements in one month.
Classroom training concludes within a quick 1-month period. Certain yoga classes are included in your class time and some classes can be taken as your schedule permits during the week before and after the classroom portion of the training. Please note, some of these are subject to change and may vary by 15 or 30 minute segments. As part of your homework, students will have the opportunity to take and observe additional classes at Riverstone.
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Close, Convenient & Easy
We are located next to public transportation via the Tarrytown Metro North train station and county bus routes.
On-site gourmet and healthy food choices are available at our restaurant next door.
You can pre-order take-out lunches, dinners and healthy snacks or dine-in during meal breaks (additional fees apply).
Why Learn With Riverstone?
Our comprehensive program will focus on the essential asana principles of alignment, anatomy, breath, movement and core strength.
Our philosophy is based on the tenets that a physical practice is just the beginning of your journey.
The physical practice is a mere conduit, assisting the awakening of the mental discipline, quieting the mind and self-reflection.
At Riverstone, you will explore different styles of yoga and incorporate the traditions found in the hot and non-hot environments, allowing you to find your personal path as a teacher.
Benefits of Learning with Us
Membership in all Riverstone Yoga classes are free for students enrolled in Teacher Training through the duration of training and apprenticeship.
Teachers are permitted to apprentice as well.
An audition is required to become an apprentice and teach for Riverstone Yoga.
Teacher Training fees include unlimited yoga classes for the duration of the course.
To reserve a place in the training you must send your completed application,
along with a $600 non-refundable deposit.
Enrollment is limited; we may accept last minute applications if there is space in the program.
Early bird registration is $3,195. Your application and down payment must be received prior to June 10.
After June 10 the registration fee is $3,595.