* Dianne Rashmi GallianoMS, E-RYT 500, RPYT, C-IAYT
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
Amy Daya EberhardtMPH, LMT, CYT
Amy Daya Eberhardt lives with her husband and cat in a cottage in the woods. Their house is in the middle of a peninsula in the North Atlantic ocean. This is a dream come true and she is grateful to be here.
Her Sanskrit name, given by Swami Ramananda of the Integral Yoga Institute, is Daya which means “mercy and compassion”. Daya is learning how to practice kindness, mercy and compassion for all, especially for herself. She understands that this practice is part of her life’s work.
Daya hold a master’s degree in public health (MPH) from Columbia University. She was graduated from The Swedish Institute and is a York State Licensed massage therapist (LMT).
She practices Reiki at level two.
Daya has been certified by the Integral Yoga Institute (IYI) to teach Hatha levels I and II. She studied with IYI master teachers, disciples of founder Swami Satchidananda, including Kali Morse, Swami Ramananda, and Inga Ishwari Benson. She is also certified to teach gentle, chair and adaptive yoga, which she learned from Hamsa Spagnola, and restorative therapeutic yoga, having trained with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peale. Daya is looking forward to serving as a lead teacher trainer in the IYI Adaptive Yoga Teacher training program intensive in November of 2022.
Prior to moving to the forest in 2020, Amy worked for over 6 years as an integrative health practitioner at NYU Langone Health. She was one of the pioneer massage therapists and yoga teachers in the Department of Integrative Health Programs within this large teaching hospital in New York City. She was able to work with patients of every age and background, recovering from gender reassignment surgery, in the midst of cancer treatments, and in all stages of sickness and health, and while they were dying. She was part of the teams that pioneered many new programs and initiatives with inpatients including the pediatric integrative health program, the highlight of which was serving on the palliative care team and providing Reiki to infants in the NICU as well as to children under palliative care.
Daya enjoys writing, especially journaling which she does most mornings. She has been studying astrology, tarot, nonviolent communication, and gardening, and practices these new things awkwardly and with joy.
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 1: Yoga Immersion Program
“Yoga” means “union” in the ancient Sanskrit language. It is a perfect description of the Integral Yoga system which synthesizes the various branches of Yoga into a comprehensive lifestyle system. The aim is to promote the harmonious development of every aspect of the individual. The results are subtle, profound, and measurable.
The six branches of Integral Yoga are powerful tools to encourage wellness and self-mastery. Trainees will refine and deepen their personal practices based on an exploration of:
- Hatha Yoga (physical postures)
- Raja Yoga (psychology of mind)
- Karma Yoga (selfless service)
- Bhakti Yoga (devotion)
- Jñana Yoga (self-analysis)
- Japa Yoga (mantra repetition)
Module 1 encourages you to deepen your own practice through the study of Yoga as a complete lifestyle science. You will be immersed in an experience of living Yoga for personal and spiritual development. The curriculum includes asana and basic anatomy, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and study of sacred texts, and other traditional Yogic practices.
Upon graduation from Module 1, you will discover your personal practice has become firmly established and well grounded, and you will have the option to pursue 200-hour teacher certification by continuing your studies with Module 2: Yoga Teaching Essentials.
Prerequisites for Admission
Applicants must be committed to developing their Yoga practice through the various facets presented in this course, which will require regular attendance, active participation, and home study. Applicants of all skill levels are welcome, comfort with practicing Integral Yoga Hatha Level I is advised. If you are unfamiliar with the Integral Yoga Style, we kindly request that you attend at least 3 of our Hatha classes (online or in-person) before committing to this program.
February 28 – April 13, 2023
Tuesdays: 9:00am–1:15pm E.T.
online and in-person
Thursdays: 9:00am–1:15pm 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 1 and for participants to be eligible to continue with Module 2 for the 200-hour teacher certification.
$1250 Full Tuition
$1050 with Early Bird Discount when you register by February 1
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.
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 3 months after graduation.
Teachers who are already certified through Integral Yoga may participate in this program at a discounted rate of $525. 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 Integral Yoga 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.
Integral Yoga Therapy 800-Hour Certification
Recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapists for the Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT designation.
Please contact Jayadevi, Teacher Training Coordinator at
Phone: 212-929-0585 ext.1116