YogaWorks® Yoga Teacher Training
at YogaBalance® in Manchester, New Hampshire
YogaWorks is recognized around the world as the YTT gold standard
2014-15 Session Enrollment Now Open
The YogaWorks training completely changed my life! -Jess, engineer
I chose YogaWorks because it is internationally known and extremely comprehensive. -Melissa, school teacher and part-time yoga instructor
My intention was to deepen my personal practice and become a better teacher for my students. -Carolyn, fitness professional and previously certified yoga instructor
YWTT was one of the most insightful experiences of my life. -DD, nurse and part-time yoga instructor
I'm so glad I decided to get the most profound training for yoga teachers that's out there. -Mara, pilates studio owner and previously certified yoga instructor
The YWTT training is a soundly structured and comprehensive program dedicated to helping students learn more about yoga. -John, attorney
I recommend this training for anyone interested in learning about yoga, anatomy and themselves! -Liz, mental health counselor and part-time yoga instructor
I took the YWTT to deepen my practice and to inspire others. -Ara, yoga instructor
What an incredible experience this training has been. The knowledge I have gained is priceless. -Carol, massage therapist and yoga instructor
YogaWorks has taught me so much more than I expected. It provided a community of amazing people in addition to lessons I'll take with me, both on and off the mat. -Angela, biotech researcher
I did not anticipate the high degree of care and detail that would be offered in the instruction, or the remarkable people who would be instructing and attending. I will be very sad to finish the program. -Pete
Since 1990, YogaWorks® — the world's leading yoga teacher training program — has trained thousands of yoga teachers, including Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Vinnie Marino, Saul David Raye, Natasha Rizopoulos and many other renowned instructors. YogaBalance® is New Hampshire's exclusive provider of YogaWorks YTT. Our next 200-hour, 10-month/12-weekend program will meet in Manchester, NH, from September 13, 2014, to July 26, 2015. Download our schedule.
YogaWorks offers the most comprehensive YTT program for aspiring teachers and serious students of yoga by blending the best of yoga traditions from the East and the West. Our mission is to provide aspiring teachers with the foundation to instruct skillfully with compassion, integrity and safety, while honoring each YTT student's unique voice.
The dynamic and conscious practice of asana is the cornerstone of the YogaWorks method. To deepen your education, you will also study anatomy and physiology, explore yoga’s philosophical underpinnings, practice meditation and pranayama, as well as investigate the subtle body and Ayurveda.
YogaWorks is the clear choice for those seeking a professional approach to yoga teacher training. Your YogaWorks certificate will be recognized and respected by yoga studios around the globe.
YogaWorks YTT will deepen each student's personal practice, because this is the source for creative instruction. It will also include a comprehensive study of the techniques and mechanics of the fundamental yoga postures, while providing the tools necessary to teach yoga to others. To facilitate a more scientific understanding of the body, your training will include the study of functional anatomy. In addition, YogaWorks YTT moves beyond the physical to the study of meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda and the chakra system.
Over 2,000 years ago, the sage Patanjali described the process of yogic movement towards a higher consciousness in his treatise The Yoga Sutras. His teachings are a living, practical model that, once understood, can be applied to all aspects of life today. They serve to deepen the awareness of our relationship to ourselves, others and our environment.
The art of teaching is a form of yoga in itself, requiring sensitivity, compassion and practice. A teacher must encourage and inspire, being sensitive to the needs of individuals as well as a group.
YogaWorks’ founders — Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller and Alan Finger — were all highly accomplished yoga practitioners who wanted to share the gifts they learned from their wise teachers. In 1987, they opened YogaWorks’ first studio in Santa Monica where they carefully weaved together many styles of yoga under one roof, and attracted the best teaching talent in southern California. They sought to uphold the 5,000-year tradition of yoga by infusing their programs with integrity, quality, authenticity and a warm welcome to every student.
In 1990, when the demand for well-trained yoga teachers began to grow, Maty and senior teacher Lisa Walford created the world-renowned YogaWorks Teacher Training program by blending the heat and flow of Ashtanga, the precise alignment of Iyengar and the holistic approach of Desikachar. YogaWorks now has 30+ studios across the country each with their own YTT programs, dozens of YTT partner studios around the world, dozens of certified YTT leaders and thousands of successful graduates. YogaWorks is pleased to offer its world-class training to yogis throughout northern New England in conjunction with its New Hampshire partner studio, YogaBalance.
Founded in 2004, award-winning YogaBalance is Manchester’s longest standing yoga studio, offering the widest selection of classes and professional instructors in a modern, elegant setting. We are partners with internationally renowned yoga master teachers and organizations, including YogaWorks, Yoga Journal, Kripalu, Himalayan Institute and Wanderlust. YogaBalance’s owners are regular presenters at yoga conferences across the country.
YogaBalance is the ideal location for serious yoga teacher training students throughout northern New England. Our YTT students come from New Hampshire, northern Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine and even upstate New York. We look forward to having you join our next YTT program.
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September 13, 2014, to July 26, 2015
Saturdays 11:00am — 6:30pm
Free Information Session
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Try our Weekend Immersion
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1:30 to 3:30pm
|12-hour YogaWorks Weekend Immersion™||
Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11:00am to 5:00pm
$3,250 until early registration date of August 17, 2014
|Post-Graduation Teaching Opportunity||
Successful graduates will be invited to teach a YogaWorks YTT Graduate Class on a Friday evening to YogaBalance’s student body. YogaBalance will donate $5 per attendee to each teacher's favorite charity.
Master's Degree from Columbia University
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YogaWorks YTT program leader certification
Full-time Manager and instructor at YogaBalance
B.A. with Honors, University of East Anglia, England