This 200-hour yoga teacher training program uniquely blends the history and philosophical teachings of yoga with the essential components of asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy and physiology, and teaching methodology. Jackie draws upon over a decade of diverse and abundant teacher experience to offer a comprehensive training that infuses participants with a greater understanding of the body and the mind and how to impart that knowledge to others. The training is designed to help you:
- Advance your study of asana (including proper alignment, benefits, and contraindications of the physical postures)
- Learn pranayama (breathing techniques)
- Learn dhyana (meditation)
- Learn subtle aspects of yoga practice such as mantra (chants), mudra (hand gestures), and bandha (energy locks)
- Understand the principles of anatomy and body mechanics/functional movement
- Learn about the utilization of props
- Explore the science and art of sequencing
- Learn how to teach online and in person
- See and interpret how energy moves through the body
- Cultivate your voice, both as a teacher and as an individual
- Build confidence through practice teaching
- Gain a broader understanding of yoga history and philosophy
- Learn and define the Sanskrit names of postures
Attendance of all sessions is mandatory. Participants are expected to be on time to all sessions, including after breaks, and are expected to communicate with the lead teacher(s) if they are arriving late. If circumstances arise that participants must miss class, participants are expected to communicate which classes or portion of the training they will be missing and must make up any missed hours. Participants are responsible for rescheduling missed hours, requesting any missed course material, and completing any missed assignments. Options for making up missed hours will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and may require additional cost at $125/hour if it requires the lead teacher to meet privately with participants. There will also be scheduled workshops presented by the lead teacher(s) that may be used for make-up hours at the cost of the workshop. Participants have up to 1 year to complete missed hours. If participants do not make up missed hours, they will not graduate the program or receive a certificate.
You are required to observe 8 classes total and write a brief reflection on your observations to be submitted. Your reflection should include what you observed in terms of sequencing, pace, environment, cueing (verbal, visual, physical), class management, and etiquette. This can be done at the hosting studio or another approved studio. Please ask the hosting studio in advance if it is okay to observe a particular class rather than just showing up.
Weekly Class Attendance
You are required to attend at least two classes a week, one of them with the lead teacher(s) or an approved teacher.
Records & Reflections
You are required to keep a practice record, logging your daily meditation, pranayama, and asana practices, what kind of practice you did and how long you practiced for. Each week evaluate how your time management is going, how your practice is feeling, whether there is anything about your approach you wish to change, etc. There will be essays assigned involving reflections from content you’ve read, classes you’ve attended, experiences that you’ve had to practice yoga in all of its many facets. These reflections might include: your understanding of a reading, lesson, or experience; drawing connections between readings, readings and class discussions, readings and current events, readings and real-life examples or experiences (could be your own or a friend’s or someone you know).
Evaluation & Assessment
This training teaches Hatha Yoga including but not limited to the limbs of asana (physical practice), meditation, and pranayama (breathing techniques). You will be required to demonstrate competency in teaching asana, simple meditation, ujjayi pranayama and basic yoga theory and philosophy. There will be ongoing opportunities during class time to demonstrate these skills. There will be abundant physical practice of various standing, seated, and reclined postures as well as study and mindfulness practices.. Your final project will include teaching a 30-minute class to the group or provide a video recording of you teaching a 30-minute class. You are encouraged to practice teaching all of these (not just asana) often with others from the group, friends, family, or anybody else you might enlist and you are encouraged to ask questions of your teachers and mentors along the way.
Yoga is about becoming more conscious and aware in all aspects of life. This means being considerate and mindful of how your actions affect others. To that end, you are expected to:
- Be on time.
- Be prepared. Come with your yoga mat and any other materials you are asked to bring.
- Pay attention. Take notes if that’s valuable to you.
- Avoid interrupting. Raise your hand to ask questions.
- Be attentive and respectful to your teacher. Avoid texting, emailing, and internet use during sessions.
- Be respectful of others’ space and belongings. Avoid walking on classmates’ mats unless you are partnered for something and you have permission from the owner of that mat.
- Practice good hygiene and body care, so as not to subject others to body odor.
- Avoid strong perfumes and colognes; many people are sensitive to these chemicals and may result in headaches, nausea, etc.
- Everyone will be required to offer and hear feedback from fellow trainees and the lead teacher(s).
- Participants are welcome to offer feedback, comments, questions privately in person or through email.
- A box where anonymous feedback can be left will also be available.
Meet Your Teacher
Lead Teacher Background & Experience
Jackie Incorvia has been teaching since 2009, having studied classical Hatha Yoga in Hyderabad, India in 2008 and earned her RYT200 and RYT500 with Yoga Teachers Training Institute in Queens, NY in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Jackie has gone on to study Ashtanga Yoga and Iyengar Yoga and blends these traditions in her teaching. With over 10,000 hours of diverse teaching experience, in addition to teaching for yoga studios, she has taught in schools, libraries, parks, community centers, gyms, as well as local businesses and corporations from recruitment firms to independent living organizations, teaching both able-bodied and disabled populations. Jackie has experience in working with children, teens, adults, pregnant people, and those with injuries and special conditions, from beginner to advanced. Jackie is certified in prenatal yoga teaching as well.
Teacher Training Schedule
- Friday 9/29: 6:30 – 8:30pm
- Saturday 9/30 & Sunday 10/1: 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday 10/14 & Sunday 10/15: 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday 10/28 & Sunday 10/29: 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday 11/4 & Sunday 11/5: 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday 11/18 & Sunday 11/19: 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday 12/2 & Sunday 12/3: 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday 12/16 & Sunday 12/17: 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday 1/6 & Sunday 1/7: 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday 1/20 & Sunday 1/21: 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Saturday 1/27 & Sunday 1/28 – 8:00am – 5:00pm
- Plus 10 Tuesday evenings on Zoom 6:30 – 8:30pm with Guest Teacher
Total ………………………… $3,500
• $500 deposit due upon acceptance into program
• Four (4) payments of $750 each
The program will be conducted based on a minimum participation requirement. The studio reserves the right to cancel any training before it begins. In that case, any payments applicants have made will be refunded in full. The studio will not give any refunds or credits after the training starts.
Upon acceptance into the teacher training program, participants must pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 to hold their place in the training (amount is deducted from total cost of training). The remaining $3000 will be paid in four installments ($750 each).
The studio will not give any refunds or credits after the training starts. If a student must withdraw from the training for special circumstances, the studio may give a partial refund to the student in the exercise of its discretion (refunds will only be given for extreme circumstances). No refunds will be given if the studio removes a student from the training for poor conduct. Poor conduct is violation of the Code of Conduct, harassment, bullying, or any other behavior that is inappropriate or disruptive to the welfare of the training or to fellow students.
If a participant chooses to withdraw from our teacher training program for any reason, they are expected to contact the lead teachers to discuss their reasons for withdrawal. Refunds will be given in accordance with the training’s refund policy.
Termination From The Program
Under the circumstance that a participant misses more than 25% of any subject in the curriculum; fails to contact the lead teachers about repeat absences; fails to submit payment when due, or fails to communicate about a payment plan; fails to pass an exam or display understanding of course material after 3 attempts, then the participant may be terminated from the program. If the participant is terminated under any of these circumstances, the participant is not entitled to any prior payments or fees. All prior payments and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.