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300 Hr Yoga Teacher Training 

Expansion Program

Starts March 4th 2023 - Ends April 27th 2024

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

You don’t have to travel far to receive a great yoga education. Right here in the heart of Long Island, Darshana has been continuing its not-for-profit vision of nurturing, supporting, guiding and educating the community for over 20 years. The leaders and teachers at Darshana are very passionate about making yoga accessible to everyone while staying authentic to this ancient, rich  and sacred tradition. This 300 hour yoga teacher training program is in full compliance with Yoga Alliance's 2021 required standards.

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Join with other like minded people for a transformative journey and grow as a yogi and accomplished yoga teacher. The Expansion program was born out of many years of love, compassion, practice, dedication, wisdom and understanding. Our teachers are highly skilled and have been hand chosen for their specific talents to enrich this comprehensive program. Regardless of where you received your 200 hr teacher training, this program will give you everything you want and need to grow from the inside out. 

Registration Payment

$500 Registration Payment
(non-refundable - paid by January 28th 2023)

Early Yogi Special

$3,200 Tuition
(Registration fee not included)

$3,700 Full Program Cost
($3,700 includes registration)

Payment Plan

$500 Registration Fee
(non-refundable - paid by 1/28/23)

$750 initial payment
(6 Monthly Payments of $450)
Total program cost: $3,950

$3,950 Full Program Cost
(includes registration)​

— Class 2023 Schedule —
300 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Program

March 4th 2023 - April 27th 2024

(One week on and the next week off):

Saturday - 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Space Is Limited!!!

Included with Program

This program includes the following:
Please contact us for a copy of the 300 hr teacher training schedule 

YOU WILL RECEIVE:
Discounts On 
Yoga Classes 
Lifetime Discounted
Teacher Membership
Discounts on Retreats
Special Events
Ongoing Support
throughout the program
20% off
Family Member Discount
Access to the studio
for self-practice

What you will learn

This program includes the following:

   MODULE 1   
March 4th 2023 - June 25th 2023
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Special Populations

In this module we will focus on the methodology for recognizing and teaching students with unique needs and a concentration on providing safer, more inclusive classes. Some populations include adolescent, the aging yogi, cancer, pregnancy, trauma and those with chronic pain and health conditions.

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Yin Yoga

Yin-Yoga is the soothing balm, the elixir that inspires balance in stress-filled, over scheduled life. It is a calming, restorative practice. In this training you will experience a practice with deep relaxed stretching that will restore joint mobility and energy pathways to vital organs, as well as, relieve pain, a balance and harmony in the body and mind that are both calming and energizing and a greater understanding of your body with concepts of compression vs tension. Upon completion you will receive a Yin Yoga certification. 

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Restorative Yoga

This training offers the foundations to create and teach an effective restorative yoga practice and gives you the tools to compose full restorative yoga classes.  You will learn to bring your students into asanas that will support their body and assist them to systematically let go of tension and soothe the mind. We will be incorporating theory, alignment, sequencing, and methodology of restorative yoga. 
Upon completion you will receive Restorative Yoga Certification.

   MODULE 2   
September 9th 2023 - December 9th 2023
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Expanded Yoga Foundations

In this section we will concentrate on advanced asanas that are taught using fundamental building blocks. While building poses foundationally we will explore the postures anatomical alignment. This class's emphasis is on deepening your knowledge of structural anatomy and allowing you to recognize the needs of your classroom while supporting a safe practice. We will be focusing on alignment, balance, and safety.

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Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar is a form of hatha yoga that was created and developed by B.K.S. Iyengar and focuses on proper alignment and precise technique. In this section of study, you will become skillful at teaching slower movements with an emphasis on asana and pranayama while building strength, stamina, and flexibility.  This class will focus on precision sequencing, timing, and the use of props. 

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a natural system of medicine originated in India, and works in conjunction with the study of yoga. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning
science or knowledge, which translates to knowledge of life.
In this module we will offer the foundations of Ayurveda, including principals of diet and lifestyle, and the science of self-healing. Upon  completion you will have the tools to
teach yoga classes for all 3 Doshas.

   MODULE 3   
March 4th 2023 - June 25th 2024
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Yoga Sutras

 In this section we will learn about the power of the Yoga Sutras. When we touch upon and live through the universal reality in which the Yoga Sutras lifestyle aspires to, an ease to living life becomes achievable. Through yoga, living life becomes elevated to a more peaceful, happier and healthier life;  pain is released, life becomes smoother, relationships improved, negative emotions lessened and a flow is established in the moment-to-moment movement of daily life!

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Yoga Nidra Meditation

Yoga Nidra is a profound healing method that goes to the core of our stress and trauma. It is also a systematic meditation technique that allows the connection to your true nature and pure being to unfold. In order to experience the depths of this process and to have the ability to guide others in their journey, it is important to be properly trained and prepared. During this in-depth program, you will learn both classroom techniques as well as protocols to offer private sessions. Upon completion you will receive a certification for Yoga Nidra.

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Advanced Pranayama

In this section we will be revealing the Power behind Pranayama.  Advanced pranayama techniques that will unlock the benefits to moving deeper into self-awareness, self-knowledge, soothing and steadying the mind will be acquired.  A mastery of guiding these experiences with your students will be cultivated. Some of the pranayama techniques that will be taught are: Dirga, Ujjayi, Bhramari, Nadi Shodhana, Anulom Vilom, Chandra Bhedana, Sheetali, Sheetkari, Kapalabhati and Bhastrika.

No classes in July & August 2023. No classes on all major U.S. Holidays

Meet Our Wonderful

 Teachers

I cannot say enough about the Long Island Yoga Teacher Training Program at YDC. The program offers vast knowledge of yoga philosophy, history, and practice, and has opened my eyes and heart to the many dimensions of yoga. It has helped me to expand my conscious awareness, and to deepen my spiritual and physical practice.The teachers were brilliant and inspiring, and my classmates were beautiful spirits that I feel blessed to have as friends. ~Kristen Curley

200hr Testimonials

CANCELLATION & REGISTRATION POLICIES

A refund is available (less a $500 registration fee) up until two days after program begins A refund of 50% (less $500 registration fee) will be issued up until one week from opening day. After one week, credit will be issued towards future workshops or the next scheduled teacher training program. This program is approved by the Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of this 300 hr teacher training program, one is eligible to register at The Yoga Alliance and to teach yoga classes.

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