What's a good a yoga teacher training program in NYC?
November 16, 2016 1:21 PM   Subscribe

I'm a Pilates instructor looking for yoga teacher training program recommendations in NYC.

I primarily practice Ashtanga yoga, but am not going to be officially authorized anytime soon, so I just want to get a solid yoga teacher training that will cover history, asanas, and teaching technique for injured persons and special cases. I'm really not very into the spiritual side of things, so while I understand that a teacher training may still discuss the spiritual aspect, I'd really prefer a program that doesn't focus on that. I'm a Pilates instructor, so I'm just looking for a really solid yoga education with as little talk of chakras and energy as possible.

Any suggestions are welcome and first-hand experience would be wonderful. I'm currently considering Jared McCann's Lighthouse Yoga School, so if you have any insight on this program, I'd much appreciate it.
posted by Cogito to Health & Fitness (1 answer total)
Have you been to Lyon's Den? I have no idea where they're located in the city, but I have friends that teach there, and the studio is affiliated with Baptiste Power Vinyasa, a style that is inspired in part by ashtanga (specifically, the primary series). Baptiste Yoga aims to be accesible, so not a ton of dogma or religious stuff and poses are not called in sanscrit, but self-inquiry is a tenet of the practice.

Having done an RYT program (I now teach internationally), I HIGHLY recommend you sample a few classes at the studio you're considering before signing up for a program. This may seem obvious but in my program there were a lot of people not well suited for the vibe of the studio nor the style of yoga. I would also suggest you look for a smaller program. My RYT has 50+ people in it — yes, really.
posted by Brittanie at 2:38 PM on November 16, 2016

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