200-Hour Spring Session

Integral Yoga Teacher Training

200-Hour Spring Session

February 10 – May 29, 2020
Taught by Kali Morse and Rashmi Galliano
Special guest workshops taught by Swami Asokananda, Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, and Integral Yoga faculty

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.

The training includes a weekend at beautiful Ananda Ashram in Monroe, N.Y., where you will be immersed in nature, yoga, meditation, and superb vegetarian meals as you experience the traditions of ashram life that have been at the heart of Integral Yoga for many decades.

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.

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

Tuition includes the application deposit, Integral Yoga Basic Teacher’s Manual, all textbooks, and the weekend retreat including round trip transportation.  Upon acceptance into the program, participants may take all yoga classes at Integral Yoga Institute free of charge for the duration of the training program and for 30 days before the program start date.  Teacher trainees will also receive a 10 percent discount on purchases at the Integral Yoga Shop and for treatments at Integral Yoga Wellness Spa for the duration of the training program.

  • Total tuition is $3400 for applications received by Friday, January 10, 2020.
    For applications received after January 10, tuition is $3800.
  • A deposit of $250 is required when submitting your application.
    The balance of tuition is due on the first day of classes.
  • A payment plan is available in four installments over the course of the training.
    There is a $100 fee to enroll in this payment plan.
  • There is no fee for tuition paid in installments before the training begins,
    as long as tuition payments are completed by the first day of the training.
  • After the training begins, there are no refunds.

How to Apply
To apply for admission, please fill out the application form, include a brief personal essay, and send it along with a deposit of $250 payable to the Integral Yoga Institute. You will be contacted by phone for an acceptance interview with the primary trainer.

  • Application: Download Application
  • Application Deadline: February 3, 2020
  • We encourage students to submit their applications as early as possible. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

February 10 – May 29, 2020

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Graduation: Friday, May 29
  • Retreat: March 20–22 at Ananda Ashram

Six months’ Yoga practice and interview with primary trainer before acceptance

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 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.

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 president of the New York Integral Yoga Institute.
YALogo200 Integral Yoga Institute offers a comprehensive Yoga Alliance–registered Teacher Training program consisting of more than 200 class hours.

Open House

Mon., February 3 • 10:00–11:00a.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 evenings. 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, or 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