200-Hour Certification – Summer Intensive Online

200-Hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training

Summer Intensive Online

June 28 – August 14, 2021
Taught by Rashmi Galliano, Kali Morse, and Integral Yoga Teaching Faculty
with special guest workshops taught by
Swami Asokananda, Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, and Chandra Jo Sgammato

This respected program has been developed and refined over 40-plus years. Its purpose goes beyond making a person a Yoga teacher; it provides an excellent foundation for an extensive knowledge of Yoga. Complete instruction in how to teach Integral Yoga® Level I is its basis. This includes:

  • Hatha Yoga postures
  • Pranayama (breathing practices)
  • Meditation and deep relaxation

Considerable attention is given to many other aspects of Yoga so that all graduates have both a practical and a philosophical understanding of the full scope of its teachings and practices. Among the subjects are:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Yogic diet and nutrition
  • Raja Yoga (psychology of mind)
  • Karma Yoga (selfless service)
  • Bhakti Yoga (devotion)
  • Jnana Yoga (self-analysis)
  • Sanskrit language

Participants also learn how to organize and initiate classes for professional groups and organizations, covering skillful methods for teaching both in person and online. Finally, teacher trainees will refine and deepen their personal practices of asanas, pranayama, and meditation.

The Integral Yoga® system of Hatha Yoga is utilized, along with other lifestyle changes, by Dr. Dean Ornish in his book Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

Certification and Yoga Alliance Affiliation
Graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Integral Yoga Level I classes either at the Institute or elsewhere. Certification is not automatic, however: all trainees must qualify through a series of thorough tests. Graduates receive well beyond the basic 200 hours needed for being a registered Yoga teacher of the Yoga Alliance.

Preparation
Please become familiar with the Integral Yoga style by taking at least three of our online classes, or by practicing with these audio classes.

Admissions
Applicants need not be adepts of Hatha Yoga. Applicants should, however, have at least six months’ experience with practicing Hatha Yoga and have taken at least three Integral Yoga Level I classes. The course is demanding. Much material is covered, requiring serious application, home study, and, most important, regular attendance.

Tuition
Tuition includes the application deposit, admission interview, and free Yoga classes for the duration of the training. The free class benefit may begin up to 30 days before the start of the training if the applicant has completed the admission interview and is accepted to the program. After the training begins, there are no refunds.

  • Total tuition is $2750 for applications received by Monday, June 7, 2021.
    For applications submitted after June 7, tuition is $2975.
  • A deposit of $250 is required when submitting your application.
    The balance of tuition is due upon acceptance into the program.
  • A payment plan is available with a $50 administrative fee to enroll.
    • 2 equal installments due on June 25 and July 19.

How to Apply
An application form and $250 non-refundable deposit are required to enroll in the training. Upon receipt of both the application and deposit, the instructors will contact you to schedule an interview.

Application Form + Deposit

Schedule
Monday, June 28 – Friday, August 13, 2021

  • Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays • 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. E.D.T.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays • 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. E.D.T.

Graduation – Saturday, August 14, 2021

* This is a live and interactive training, attendance is required during the hours scheduled.
Time is given in Eastern Time (NY).

Prerequisite
To be considered for acceptance, students must have at least six months of Yoga practice, and have taken at least three Level I classes with Integral Yoga. Our current online classes may count toward fulfilling these prerequisites. An admission interview with the primary trainers is required for acceptance.

Yoga Alliance Hours
200


Teacher Bios

Kali MorseKali Morse, E-RYT 500, RPYT, C-IAYT, is director of the Teacher Training programs at the New York Integral Yoga Institute. Kali’s dedication and service to the art of Yoga span four decades. She has taught Yoga in many settings, including schools, colleges, hospitals, and businesses. She is certified to teach Integral Hatha Levels I, II, and III, meditation, Raja Yoga, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, Children’s Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga.


Rashmi Galliano, E-RYT 500, RPYT, is a certified Hatha II, and Hatha III, Gentle, and Prenatal Integral Yoga teacher and has been teaching at IYI since 2006. Dianne certified as a teacher of Prana Yoga with Jeff Migdow, M.D., through the Open Center in New York City; of Vinyasa Yoga with Stephanie Keach in Asheville, North Carolina; of Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff at the Breathing Project in New York City; and of “Relax and Renew” Yoga through Judith Lasater. She has training in Reiki levels 1 and 2 from Tom Capshew.


SwamiAsokananda

Swami Asokananda, a monk since 1973, is one of Integral Yoga’s foremost teachers, known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience, since he has absorbed the wisdom of his guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, since the age of 19. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of the Yogic philosophy (especially that of the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita), he also loves his practice of Hatha Yoga and is one of our primary instructors for Intermediate and Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. In the past, he has served as the president of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville® and Integral Yoga® International; he is currently the president of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.


Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz was ordained an Interfaith Minister by Rabbi Joseph Gelberman after graduating from the All-Faiths Seminary in 2004. Additionally, he was ordained an Integral Yoga Minister in 2016 after completing the IY Seminary in 2016. He has led weddings and life cycle events all around the United States as well as Pujas, Spiritual Ceremonies of all Faiths and Synagogue Services in New York. He first taught The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to an Integral Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 and has since followed his passion for the deep spiritual wisdom and practical application of Raja Yoga from this ancient scripture. He has been fortunate to travel Internationally sharing both the teachings of Hatha Yoga, making it accessible for all bodies, as well as sharing the teachings of Raja Yoga.
YALogo200 Integral Yoga Institute offers a comprehensive Yoga Alliance–registered Teacher Training program consisting of more than 200 class hours.

Introduction

Free Info Sessions

Thursday, April 29 • 6:00–7:00p.m.spring-tt-2009_web

Choosing the right 200-hour Teacher Training is important, which is why we encourage you to come to one of our free Teacher Training Information Sessions. Integral Yoga Institute is one of the most respected schools of Yoga teacher training in the world—we’ve been certifying teachers for over 40 years. During the Info Session, you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of our trainers, learn more about what makes Integral Yoga Teacher Training so special, and ask any questions you may have about the program. We look forward to meeting you! 

Questions?

Call: 212-929-0585, ext. 16

See our FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions.

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Testimonials

“Considering the circumstances of this year, I cannot imagine a better decision I could have made than going forward with this training. I am in better physical, mental, emotional and spiritual condition than I have ever been… I owe this to the spectacular mission of IYI, the teachings of Swami Satchidananda, and the wonderful souls that joined me as teachers and fellow students.”
—Ian

“This experience was truly life changing. The support and teachings of the instructors all enabled me to rediscover my voice and confidence. They saw something in me that I hadn’t even noticed in myself.”
—Gabriella

“I feel I had the finest multi-dimensional training I could have. The quality of instructors and guests was superior. The instructors were exemplary of a truly integrative yoga tradition.”
—Kimberley

“Participating in the TT program not only strengthened my own practice but deepened my understanding of yoga philosophy, taking my practice to a whole new level. Studying and applying Raja Yoga has helped me keep my perspective on what is truly important and has given me tools to let go of the things that really don’t matter. The support and knowledge shared both by the trainers and other participants has been invaluable as I apply them to the classes I teach. Whether you want to teach or not, the training will transform your personal practice. Yoga was once something I did and now it has reverberated into each of my cells, becoming a part of me. ”
—Kamalika

“Beautifully organized, wonderfully taught program. Truly, I am fortunate to have been a part of this TT! I appreciate deeply all that went into teaching us to become teachers. This has been a very special time for me, and I would strongly encourage anyone interested in teaching Yoga to find their way to Integral.”
—Sarah Citta

“I couldn’t have found a better training program to begin my journey. I truly found my home at Integral…this course was an amazing introduction to the Yogic life I want to lead.”
—Kitty

“I am so fortunate to have discovered Integral Yoga Institute, our oasis of peace and spiritual renewal in Greenwich Village. The program was so much more than learning yoga poses; it was a doorway into the fascinating world of yoga, integrating meditation, breathing practices and a philosophy for living a happy and healthy life. With so many yoga teacher training programs now in NYC and across the country, IYI gives students the foundation to pursue any of the branches of yoga for advanced study. Personally, I’ve made so many wonderful and positive changes in my life since joining IYI, and I continue to participate in the many offerings to deepen my personal practice and teaching. Nowhere will one find a more devoted faculty and staff than at IYI, where selfless service to yoga students and the community is paramount. My life will never be the same since I’ve discovered the teachings of our founder, Sri Swami Satchidananda.”
—Bhudhara Hari Kerner, Psy.D., RYT