Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) August 2020
About This Event
Founded in 1969 and launched here in Upstate New York in 1974, our Yoga Teachers Training Course is the oldest yoga teacher training in the West, educating over 40,000 teachers around the world to date. Join us for a unique and profoundly transforming month-long teachers training course.
Awaken and strengthen your yoga practice
Build a firm foundation in classical yoga from which to teach others instinctively and confidently
Model a peaceful Yogic lifestyle, including participation in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and vegetarian diet
Twice-daily meditation and chanting
Connect to a tradition and lineage passed down by masters
Earn an internationally recognized certification which is accepted by the worldwide Yoga Alliance as the standard 200 hours required by Registered Yoga Schools (RYS)
The Daily Program
5:30am Wake Up Bell
6:00am Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am Hatha Yoga and Pranayama Class
10:00am Organic, Vegetarian Brunch
11:00am Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)
12:00pm Bhagavad Gita or Kirtan
2:00pm Main Lecture on Philosophy or Anatomy
4:00pm Advanced Asana and Pranayama Class
6:00pm Organic, Vegetarian Dinner
10:30pm Lights Out
* Satsang consists of silent meditation, chanting & a lecture.
Attendance at all activities is mandatory. Changes in the program may occur from time to time.
Venue HighlightsEveryday, we offer two hatha-style yoga classes, two guided meditation sessions, and two vegetarian meals. We also offer special afternoon workshops on yoga philosophy and evening musical concerts throughout the year.
Our traditional Russian Banya, or wood-burning sauna, is a favorite among guests seeking detoxification, wanting to soothe sore muscles, or simply looking for a warm place for reflection. The sauna is open on Saturday and Sunday.
Our Wellness Center is a wonderful addition to your yoga retreat or weekend getaway. Our experienced massage therapists offer a variety of Ayurvedic and Western massage styles. Please call ahead to make an appointment.
Our hiking trail offers a perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskill mountains. The hike is self-guided, and over weekends we offer guided nature walks.
Our onsite boutique offers a vast collection of classical Yoga books from the leading authorities on Yoga, as well a wide selection of Yoga music, meditation tools, and other Yoga products to help you deepen your spiritual practice. Enjoy a diverse selection of health food goodies and yoga accessories, including yoga mats and bags, incense, malas (prayer beads), and decorative items for your home altar.
We have a strong commitment to sustainability. Nearly all of our power is sourced from our on-site solar array, and our passenger van plugs in directly to the solar array to receive it's fuel from the sun. Some of our food is grown in our on-site garden and food forest. All food waste is composted and used to enrich the soil in our garden.
We offer three 200-hour certified Yoga Teacher's Training courses throughout the year. This 4-week course is styled after the ancient Gurukula system in which students live, study, and work with their teachers and fellow students in an ashram. Through hands-on learning and guidance, deepen your practice and gain the skills needed to teach yoga. Our graduates receive an internationally recognized certification through the worldwide Yoga Alliance confirming they have the practical knowledge and experience to teach Hatha Yoga (asanas, pranayama and relaxation).
AccommodationsWe offer a variety of accommodations suited to your needs. Our most economical option is our shared dorm rooms, which house 3-4 guests of the same gender in bunk-style beds. Our double rooms are perfectly suited to couples or pairs of friends, which have 2 twin-style beds. Single rooms are perfect for enjoying peace and solitude, with a desk and a twin bed. If you would like more private space and a private bathroom, our private apartments can house one to four guests.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free