New Vibe Yoga
200 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

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Next Training Begins September 2019

Teacher Training is open to experienced yoga students of All Levels. Build a strong foundation for your own yoga practice, Deepen your understanding of Yoga Philosophy and Lifestyle, and develop the tools needed to share yoga with others!

If you are a serious yoga student interested in deepening your understanding of Ashtanga Yoga and learning the fundamentals of teaching led ashtanga style yoga classes, we invite you to join us for our winter/spring 2019 New Vibe Yoga teacher training. The program is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance RYS training.**

The teacher training will be held from 8:30am- 5:30pm
the following weekends in 2019:

January 26-27
February 9-10
February 23-24
March 9-10
March 23-24
April 6-7
April 13-14
May 4-5
May 18-19

During the training, students will be expected to practice minimum of twice a week either Mysore or led classes at New Vibe Yoga in addition to the weekend training, and also to observe 5 led classes at New Vibe Yoga. Students are encouraged to maintain a daily yoga practice during the course of the training.

While in the training, participants will also be expected to adopt important elements of the yogic and Ayurvedic lifestyles into their daily lives and to keep a journal about the experience.

**Attendance to all weekends included in the training is mandatory in order to receive a completion certificate. Any missed lectures can be made up in the next training (dates TBD). After completing any missed lectures or sections you can request a completion certificate. Upon completion of the program and, all program requirements, you will receive a certificate indicating your completion of a Yoga Alliance RYS 200 Hour Training, which can be used to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher - RYT200.

The topics related to the teaching of yoga asanas covered in the training will include:

· correct alignment
· the energetics of the postures
· hands-on adjustments
· tristana (breath/bandhas, gaze, posture)
· vinyasa krama (conscious ordering of asana in the ashtanga tradition)
· modifications for injuries
· modifications for pregnancy and postpartum
· working with props
· pacing, verbal cues, and teaching voice

Other topics covered will include:

· the meaning and history of Ashtanga Yoga, all eight limbs:
Yama Niyama Asana Pranayama Pratyahara Dharana Dhyana Samadhi
· the elements of a traditional ashtanga yoga practice - asana, pranayama, meditation
· the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
· the yamas and niyamas
· the anatomy of the gross and subtle bodies
· basic kriyas (cleansing techniques)
· basic Sanskrit chanting and counting numbers 1 - 20
· Introduction to playing the Harmonium and chanting
· the yogic lifestyle and diet
· basic Ayurveda principles and techniques


Required reading and supportive texts for the teacher training:

·       The Sacred Tradition of Yoga by Shakaranarayana Jois

·       Yoga Mala by Sri K Patthabi Jois

· Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson

· The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Samadhi Pada by Baba Hari Das

· The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Sadhana Pada by Baba Hari Das

·       Yoga Makaranda by Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

·       Mula Bandha: The Master Key by Swami Buddhananda

·       The Ashtanga Yoga Primer by Baba Hari Dass

·       Health, Healing, and Beyond by TKV Desikachar

·       Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad


Approximate Daily Schedule:

Most weekends, the schedule will be,

8:30 - 9:00am Kriya and Meditation

9:00 - 9:30am Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

10:00 - 11:30am Asana

11:30- 12:30pm Lunch

12:30-3:30pm Lecture/Activities

3:30-5:30pm Learning to Teach / Q&A

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About New Vibe Yoga:

At New Vibe Yoga, we understand ashtanga yoga- an eight-limbed path that helps us still the fluctuations of the mind- as a therapeutic and healing practice, and means of cultivating tranquility and joy in our daily lives. We take a non-dogmatic approach to the practice and teaching of ashtanga yoga, offering ancient teachings in a modern context. We offer both Mysore and led classes.

Our open-level led classes are a set sequence that includes sun salutations, a simplified half-primary series, several postures from the second half of the primary series, a few intermediate series back-bends, and finishing postures. We also offer beginner-level classes, which are sun salutations, the standing series, and finishing postures. Our advanced level led class is the full Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

New Vibe Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.



The primary teacher of the teacher training program will be Alex Schatzberg, founder and director of New Vibe Yoga. Alex has been teaching and practicing yoga in New York City for over a decade. In 2014 he opened New Vibe Yoga in the East Village to provide the community with a home for an authentic and therapeutic approach to yoga. Inspired by the accessibility and modernity of practices like Jivamukti Yoga, the intense focus and energetic purity of Ashtanga Yoga, and the celebratory aspects of everyday life found in Bhakti Yoga, Alex has created New Vibe Yoga - a studio for a Joyful approach to Ashtanga. Alex has had the pleasure to study closely and train with some of the world's finest yoga teachers, including Christine Hoar, David Williams, Guy Donahaye, Ruth Lauer-Manenti, Rima Rabbath, Isaac Peña, Greg Gumucio, and Ragunath Cappo and has attended special workshops and classes with countless others including Nancey Gilgoff, Maty Ezraty, Sharath Jois, David Life, Sharon Gannon & Hanne Sydanmaa. He is known for his skillful eye, healing touch, precise adjustments, and humor. Alex has taught at many primiere yoga centers throughout New York City including YogaWorks, Equinox, Ashtanga Yoga Shala NYC, Yoga Vida, Go Yoga Brooklyn, Exhale Spa, Yoga to the People as well as working with private clients and operating and owning his own yoga studio since 2014, New Vibe Yoga. Alex is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT200, and has over 20,000 hours of experience teaching both Mysore and Led Style classes. He practices the 1st, 2nd and 3rd series of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri k. Pattabhi Jois, and maintains a daily kriya, meditation and mantra practice. Modern society and city living inflict all kinds of mental and physical stress on our body and mind and it is Alex's intention to help people discover yogic tools to reduce stress and experience joy.

Alex will be assisted by his long-time student and fellow teacher at New Vibe Yoga, Maggie Russell-Ciardi along with Whitney Tucker who will lead the gross anatomy portion.

Cost of the Teacher Training Program:

The cost of the Teacher Training Program includes unlimited Mysore and led classes at New Vibe Yoga for the duration of the training. Students will be responsible for the cost of required texts (approx. $200) which are available for purchase in studio.

$3,000 for people who register prior to or on December 30th, 2018 (“earlybird”)

$3,500 for people who register after December 30th, 2018

A $500 deposit*** is due with application submission and goes towards the cost of the program. The remaining balance of the program shall be paid upon acceptance to the program and no later than January 25th, 2019.

***$500 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable, once accepted to the program. The deposit secures your spot in the program. Applications that are denied will be refunded the $500 deposit within 10 business days less a $25 processing fee.

No refunds within 30 days before the program begins.

Payment Plan Option:
3 Payments of $1000 in addition to a $500 Deposit. Total cost: $3500.

Deposit due with application. 1st Payment due upon acceptance to the program. Second Payment Due by March 1st, 2019. Third and Final Payment due by April 1st, 2019. To set up a payment plan, please inquire with

Students should have an established yoga practice in Ashtanga or Vinyasa style.

How To Apply:

Please complete the application questions and submit them to New Vibe Yoga.

The application should be accompanied by a deposit of $500, which can be paid online at the bottom of this page. Applications will not be reviewed until the accompanied deposit has been received. Should the applicant not get accepted to the program, the deposit will be refunded within 10 business days less a $35 processing fee.

If you have questions about the program or application process that were not answered by this form, please email and we would be happy to set up a time to talk with you in person. We also welcome you to stop by the studio and meet us prior to submitting your application if you are not already a student at New Vibe Yoga, or to attend one of our half-hour Teacher Training Info Sessions.

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