200-Hour Fall Session Online

Integral Yoga Teacher Training

200-Hour Fall Session Online

New schedule to be announced for September – December, 2021
Taught by Kali Morse and Rashmi Galliano
Special guest workshops taught by Swami Asokananda, Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz,
and Integral Yoga faculty


In recognition of the times we’re in, now anyone anywhere can take this world-renowned Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour Teacher Training from one of the longest-serving yoga schools in the USA – at a 20% discount from our regular price.

Upon completion, you will be prepared to teach Yoga both in person and online.

Space is limited, sign up today!  Download the Application + Make Your Deposit

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. 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.

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

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 includes the application deposit, admission interview, textbooks, 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, August 31, 2020.
    For applications submitted after August 31, tuition is $2975.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $250 is required when submitting your application.
  • A payment plan is available with a $100 administration fee to enroll.
    • 4 equal installments due on Sept. 11, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Nov. 30.

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 acceptance interview.

Download the Application + Make Your Deposit

  • Complete the application form and email to TeacherTraining@iyiny.org
  • Submit your deposit or pay in full to reserve your space in the training.
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, September 10, 2020
  • We encourage students to submit their applications as early as possible. Space within the training is limited to ensure personal attention for each student and to deliver the same high quality of instruction as our in-person trainings. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Schedule – Online Live

September 14 – December 19, 2020

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Saturdays (Sept. 26,  Oct. 24,  Nov. 21) from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Graduation: Saturday, December 19

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.

Technological Requirements
Please be aware that you must have regular access to the Internet to participate in this online training.  You must be able to run Zoom on your computer, and also have an active e-mail account for delivery of course materials.

Yoga Alliance Hours

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 spans 4 decades. She has taught yoga in many settings including schools, colleges, hospitals, businesses, etc. 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.

Headshot_DianneGallianoRashmi 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.

SwamiAsokanandaSwami 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 Spiritual Director of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.

samrudra-swartzRev. 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.
Integral Yoga Institute offers a comprehensive Yoga Alliance–registered Teacher Training program consisting of more than 200 class hours.

Free Info Sessions

Monday, March 15 • 10:30–11:30a.m.

Thursday, March 25 • 6:00–7:00p.m.

Monday, April 12 • 10:30–11:30a.m.

Thursday, April 29 • 6:00–7:00p.m.


Choosing the right 200-hour Teacher Training is important, which is why we encourage you to come to one of our Teacher Training Open House 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 Open House, 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! Walk-ins welcome.


Call 212-929-0585, ext. 16
E-mail TeacherTraining@iyiny.org

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“Participating in the TT program not only strengthen 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. ”

“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 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