* Dianne Rashmi GallianoMS, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, RPYT
Dianne Rashmi Galliano, is an IYI teacher trainer, certified yoga therapist, IY Yoga Therapy student advisor, and has a Master of Science degree in Yoga Therapy. She is a highly experienced yoga teacher whose expertise is informed by more than 15 years of teaching and, as an E-RYT 500, has over 6000 documented teaching hours. Maintaining healthy and ethical relationships with faculty, students, and her clients is of utmost importance. Her attitude of non-judgment, adaptability, and inclusivity fosters a safe space for students to explore and find their balance between effort and ease. Recently appointed as Director of Teachers at IYINY with her roots grounded in the art and science of yoga and guided by the teachings of Swami Satchidananda Rashmi continues to educate, develop, and deepen her personal practice
Jacinta Jayadevi HollonE-RYT 500, YACEP
Jacinta Jayadevi Hollon, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is an Integral Yoga teacher certified in beginner through advanced Hatha, Pranayama, Meditation, and Raja Yoga as well as Accessible, Restorative, and Yin Yoga. She holds additional certifications to teach in the Pilates method as well as various schools of dance, and is recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Continuing Education Provider. A former professional dancer and performing artist, her teaching method is informed by a diverse background in classical and contemporary dance forms, movement-based therapeutics, and practices for cultivating embodied awareness. She received her academic education in East Asian Cultural Studies at New York University and Nanjing University in China. After returning to the United States, she continued her studies with a concentration in Psychology and Human Development through the State University of New York, with special interest in alternative approaches to mental health. In the spirit of mettā (loving-kindness) she draws on this experience to offer her service in a holistic approach to physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Jayadevi joined Integral Yoga Institute in 2014 and currently serves as the Director of Teacher Training.
For over 40 years, Integral Yoga’s internationally respected training program has been continually developed and refined to meet the personal and professional Yogic needs of our participants. We provide a wide reaching foundation preparing trainees to develop their knowledge and personal practice of Yoga, and the essential skills for teaching Yoga. Graduates receive both a practical and a philosophical understanding of the full scope of Yoga teachings and practices.
Module 2: Yoga Teaching Essentials
Module 2 provides experienced Yoga practitioners with the skills and knowledge to teach Hatha Yoga with confidence, clarity and compassion. Participants learn how to organize and lead Yoga classes in various settings, both online and in-person, and for diverse populations. Workshops in teaching methodology, ethics, and professional development will prepare trainees to establish themselves as professional Yoga instructors upon graduation.
Trainees will refine their knowledge of Yoga and develop essential teaching skills through the exploration of:
- Asana, Kriya, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Meditation theory
- Practical applications of anatomy and physiology
- Teaching methodology
- Safe and effective cueing, assists and adjustments
- Introduction to Yoga for special populations
- Sanskrit language for Yoga teachers
- Participation in Satsang and Kirtan
- Ethics of teaching Yoga, informed by study of Yama and Niyama
- Setting up your practice as a professional Yoga instructor
Throughout Module 2, trainees will be engaged in regular practice teaching sessions, receiving individual, personalized feedback and guidance from the trainers. These practice sessions offer step-by-step preparation for the final exam, which is teaching the full Integral Yoga Level I class to your peers. Upon successful completion of both Modules 1 and 2, graduates will receive the 200-Hour Integral Yoga Teacher Certificate, and will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance for the RYT 200 designation.
Graduates interested in teaching at IYI will have the option to continue developing their skills through a mentoring process with senior teachers. Teaching opportunities through IYI will be available to those who excel during the program.
Prerequisites for Admission
Successful completion of Integral Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training Module 1: Yoga Immersion Program is required before continuing with Module 2. A written entrance exam covering the material learned in Module 1 will demonstrate applicant’s readiness to continue with Module 2.
Teachers who have already completed a 200-hour teacher training are welcome to audit Module 2 without the requirement to complete Module 1. If you are a certified teacher interested in auditing this course, please email TeacherTraining@iyiny.org with a copy of your 200-hour certificate.
April 22 – July 1, 2023
Tuesdays: 9:00am–1:15pm E.T.
online and in-person
Thursdays: 9:00am–1:15pm E.T.
Saturdays: 10:00am–5:00pm E.T.
online and in-person
Sunday, June 4: 10:00am–3:00pm E.T.
This is a hybrid training offering options for both online and in-person classes. Participants may select to complete the entire training online, or as a combination of online and in-person experience. All classes, both online and in-person, require live attendance for successful completion of Module 2 and for the 200-hour teacher certification.
$2000 Full Tuition
$1850 when registering for both Modules 1 and 2 at the same time
Tuition includes a $250 non-refundable deposit upon registration.
Monthly payment plans are available upon request. Plans may be initiated at applicant’s earliest convenience for lower monthly rates. For all payment plans: first installment must be paid before the training begins, last payment must be completed in the final month of training.
Partial scholarships are available when possible. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ applicants are encouraged to inquire about scholarship opportunities.
For more information on payment plans and scholarships, please contact TeacherTraining@iyiny.org.
Enrollment in this course includes free access to online and in-person classes through Integral Yoga Institute, NY. Access to class recordings and online study materials will be available for you during the training and for 6 months after graduation. Trainees also receive a 10% discount on any IYINY shop purchases while enrolled in the course.
Teachers who are already certified may participate in this program at a discounted rate of $925. Auditors are not required to attend all sessions and will not be evaluated on assignments. If you are interested in auditing this course, please email TeacherTraining@iyiny.org with a copy of your 200-hour certificate.
Certification and Yoga Alliance Affiliation
Integral Yoga Institute offers a comprehensive Yoga Alliance-registered Teacher Training program consisting of more than 200 class hours, delivered across two Modules. Graduates of Module 1 will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to continue with Module 2. Upon successful completion of both Modules 1 and 2, graduates will receive a 200-hour teaching certificate for basic Hatha Yoga, equivalent to the Integral Yoga Level I class. This certification is recognized by Yoga Alliance for the RYT 200 designation. Teacher certification requires trainees to complete both Modules 1 and 2, and to qualify by passing a series of thorough tests, including written exams and monitored teaching.
Integral 300-Hour Advanced Teaching Certification
After completing this course, you will be eligible to continue your studies with a 300-hour Advanced Teaching Certification. Combine 200-hour + 300-hour certifications to become eligible for the Yoga Alliance RYT 500.
Please contact Jayadevi, Teacher Training Coordinator at
Phone: 212-929-0585 ext.1116