TEACHER TRAINING


 200 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE TEACHER TRAINING

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STARTS JANUARY, 2019!

We are proud to partner with Always at Aum Yoga School to host a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, starting this January at our studio in Huntington, NY! This amazing and comprehensive training will give you the foundation you need to:

  • Deepen your practice and understanding of the physical and philosophical aspects of yoga

  • Cultivate the essential skills to confidently guide others and have the necessary tools and knowledge to share yoga with others as a teacher

Training will take place over the course of 9 weekends.

Training Schedule*: Fridays from 6p-9:30p, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30p-6:30p

  • January 25, 26, 27

  • February 8, 9, 10

  • March 1, 2, 3, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30, 31

  • April 12, 13, 14, 26, 27, 28

  • May 17, 18, 19, 31

  • June 1, 2

*If you miss a session or multiple sessions, no big deal! You simply need to make up that time at any of Always At Aum's training locations (offered all over Long Island) at no additional charge. There is no time limit to make up your missed sessions.

Tuition:

$3,000 Payment Options:

  • Early Bird Special: Save $400! Pay $2,600 in full 30-days prior to start of training

  • Special: Save $200! Pay $2,800 in full by start of training

  • Payment Plans are also available!

Tuition Includes: A Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour training, training manual and 30-additional yoga classes. 

Trainers: Robin Appel Maida, Regina McGowan, Nick Viscovich, Jenna DiPaolo, Michele Bos, Erica Molina (scroll down to learn more about our trainers!)

Curriculum:

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Yoga Philosophy

  • Sanskrit

  • Chanting and Mantras

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Human Energy and Chakra System

  • Pranayama and Meditation

  • Asana Lab for 109 Yoga Poses

  • Ayurveda

  • Injury Management and Sequencing Around Injuries

  • Prenatal Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Contact Yoga

  • Trauma Training

  • Business Management

  • Children’s Yoga (Optional)

  • Hot Yoga (Optional)

  • SUP Yoga (Optional)

Commonly Asked Questions:

1.    Do I have to be super flexible or advanced in my yoga practice to take the training?

While it’s nice to have at least a few months experience practicing yoga before taking a yoga teacher training, our training is designed to meet students where they are at in their yoga practice. It is a common misconception that yoga teachers need to be able to do every posture and be super-flexible but that’s not the case. Our training is for all ages, fitness levels, and yoga styles. Flexibility and advancement in yoga postures are a result of time, commitment and dedication, which is something our students gain throughout the training but they are by no means a prerequisite. In our training we teach principles of alignment and train students to be able to cue their students in and out of postures in a way that’s healthy and safe.  

2.    What if I miss a day, weekend or even multiple weekends of the training?

No big deal! Whether you miss a half-day, full-day session or even multiple full-day sessions, you simply need to make up the missed classes at any of the Always-At-Aum Yoga School training locations at no additional charge. There is no time limit for students to do this. Life happens!  We understand that things come up unexpectedly or that vacations and celebrations get scheduled.  Our training was designed to encompass the principles of yoga, which is why our program is flexible and can support the different needs of our students.  The Always-At-Aum Yoga School has training locations and in different scheduling formats all over the island so there are multiple opportunities to make up missed classes.

3.    Can I pay for the training in small installments over a period of time?

YES! We are able to personalize payment plans to specifically support our students budgets.  We never want money to be the reason someone chooses not to participate in a training especially when the training offers them a way to earn income. If you are interested in learning more about how to setup a personalized payment plan, please contact Robin (head of training) at 631-235-5307. She’d be happy to discuss a payment plan that works best for you.

4.    What if I don’t want to be a teacher? Can I still take the training to advance my yoga practice and knowledge of yoga?

Yes! Students take yoga teacher trainings for different reasons. Some enroll with the goal of teaching yoga as a full-time career while others are looking to supplement other professions. We have also had students that enroll simply to deepen their own personal practice and have no desire to teach.  Whatever the reason someone chooses to join us we have found time and time again that students undoubtedly gain knowledge and a confidence that empowers them to do whatever they’d like with their teaching certificate.  

Meet our Trainers!

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In 1999, Robin Appel Maida founded the Always-At-Aum Yoga School, an international organization dedicated to empowering students to make healthier decisions by becoming yoga educated. Registered with the Yoga Alliance, Robin has taught at acclaimed institutions such as Kripalu and Omega. For more then 10-years she was a trainer for top-notch kids training programs to include Yoga Ed.™, Newark Yoga Movement and trained the Coordinators for Dr. Oz’s non-profit Health Corps. She holds certifications to teach vinyasa, hot, kids, aqua, SUP yoga and Pilates.  She is also a Reiki Master/Trainer and Family Constellation Facilitator.

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Regina M. McGowan, RYT-500,  began her journey into yoga through a love for asana practice and a desire to bring balance to her life.  Her passion and strength, both on the mat and in her life, has bestowed upon her the spiritual name Samarasa, which in Sanskrit means “having equal bliss.”  Regina strives to build confidence in each of her students individually, while inspiring them to develop a physical, mental and spiritual balance that they can bring to their lives as well.  Finding her roots in the Vinyasa style of yoga, Regina received her 500-hr teaching certification from the Always-At-At-Aum Yoga School in 2012 and is currently one of their senior trainers. Regina is also an Attorney licensed to practice in New York and California, a Reiki Practitioner, Horse Trainer and practices Equine Acupressure.  

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Jenna DiPaolo, e-RYT-200, RYT-500, Reiki Master. Jenna began practicing yoga in 2001 and in 2010 became certified through the Always-At-Aum Yoga School. She is currently on staff as a senior instructor and a trainer for the school’s 200 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. Given the spiritual name Lila Ananya (which mean playful and unique) by her teachers and mentors, it is Jenna’s belief that one of the keys to enlightenment is to literally “lighten up!” Having fun is always part of her process! Her sense of humor and commitment to non-judgment provide a safe space for students to explore and find their authentic self in yoga and beyond. She radiates a playful spirit while still honoring the sacredness of yoga.  Be prepared to sweat, smile and shine! 

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Nick Viscovich completed his 200hr yoga teacher training in 2014 and 300hr yoga teacher training in 2017 both with the Always-At-Aum Yoga School. He has received additional training in Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga, Calisthenics, Reiki healing, and completed 200hrs of training in Dharma Yoga. Utilizing his method of "Fearless Flow", Nick seeks to give his students a unique sense of serenity within while physically challenging them to grow. Merging the teachings of the traditional Eight Limb Ashtanga Path with his own creative interpretations on the asana practice, one will not only find peace on their mats but also enjoy the process. Nick also specializes in hand balancing and inversions, you're more likely to see him standing on his hands then on his feet!

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Michele Bos has been teaching yoga since 2009. She completed her training 500 hour training with the Always-At-Aum Yoga School and is registered with the Yoga Alliance.  She currently teaches Vinyasa style yoga to all levels but specializes in working with beginners, pregnant women and teaching yin yoga. Michele incorporates all aspects of yoga into her classes, where philosophy, meditation and pranayama exist alongside asana and alignment. Most importantly she does what she can to make sure her students don’t take things too seriously and does her best to keep them smiling and laughing with her light hearted teaching style.

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Erica Molina has lived in three different countries and is bilingual in English and Spanish, which makes her sensitive to the needs of wide range of communities. She completed the 200hr yoga teacher certification at the Always-At-Aum Yoga School and is completing the 300hr advanced teacher training in 2018.  Teaching for the school and working as their social media liaison since her graduation in early 2015, Erica has come on board as a trainer of their certification programs in 2017. She also holds certifications in teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Children’s Yoga.

Questions about our training? Please contact us!

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