Lightrail Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hour Program- Weekends
September - November 2017
The 200-hour Lightrail Yoga Teacher Training program in classical Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga is designed to provide the training, practice and teaching experience for yoga students to gain the skills and confidence necessary to become effective yoga instructors and practitioners. Graduates of this program will be eligible to register with the YOGA ALLIANCE and use the registry mark, RYT (registered yoga teacher).
The training includes instruction and practice in the hatha-vinyasa yoga techniques of centering, warm-ups, postures, sequences. breathing exercises, deep relaxation, meditation and integration. In addition, the philosophy of yoga, history, anatomy, physiology and many other topics will be covered. Trainees will learn effective methods for teaching and designing classes, introducing new postures, modifications, variations, assists, adjustments and detailed alignment. They will learn to guide students into a deep, integrated yoga experience and practice, balancing a challenging physical practice with an understanding of the mental and spiritual benefits of Yoga.
This training is ideal for students who aspire to become teachers or those who would just like to simply deepen their practice and understanding of yoga.
Dates and Hours
Saturdays - 11:00am -7:00pm
Sundays - 11:00-5:00pm
September: 16-17, 23-24
October: 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
November: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
You have a desire to deepen your yoga practice and broaden your understanding of yoga philosophy.
You’re ready to open your heart and learn all you need to know to become a yoga teacher.
You’ve been practicing yoga consistently in a classroom for at least 6 months.
You are 18 or older.
Fill out an application.
You will study over 50 asanas along with restorative movements using hands-on assists, optimal alignment principles, and dynamic sequencing. You will also be provided with energetic and physical alignment principles and modifications that help students find their full potential within their practice.
This teacher training has a limited class size in order to facilitate personal learning objectives. Our small class sizes ensures that our graduates fully understand the subtleties of physical alignment, emotional connection, and spiritual well-being that are crucial components to their teaching path. The commitment to our students’ individual attention, questions and priorities helps to make our program unique.
Overview of Curriculum
Asanas: standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, and balances
Alignment, including assists and adjustments
Pranayama (breath work)
Kriyas (cleansing techniques)
The art of teaching, including beginner and intermediate variations
Sequencing and transitions
Physical and energetic anatomy
Study of Sanskrit
Philosophy and ancient yogic scriptures
Nutrition and lifestyle
The business of yoga
Upon completion students become qualified to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 level and be eligible to further their training with our 300hr program and other advanced workshops.
The Lead Teachers Radha-Krishna Lila and Benjamin Smielowitz are supported by the combined experience and tenure of guest teachers who are experts in their field to create a well-rounded training program that introduces trainees to different aspects of yoga. Each teacher has many years of experience and extensive knowledge in their particular style.
Anatomy - TBA
Restorative – TBA
Prenatal – TBA
WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE OUR LOVE OF YOGA WITH YOU!
Radha Krishna Lila from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and Benjamin Smielowitz from New York met in a yoga studio at South Beach, Miami where they bumped into each other after a yoga class they were both taking. Always aware that the other was teaching at the same studio but never met beforehand, soon after they started sharing their knowledge of yoga, dance, fitness and life together. Benjamin was trained in Classical Hatha Raja Yoga by Sri Dharma Mittra at the Dharma Yoga Center in NYC. Radha has trained at Prana Yoga Miami and also by Sri Dharma at the Dharma Yoga Center in NY as well, Radha has been a professional dancer for more than 20 years. They now teach various classes, workshops and trainings together and individually. Benjamin and Radha are also musicians and singers and have produced three albums together.
Tuition & Payment Options
It includes all weekend practice and lecture sessions and manual. No books, travel or lodging accommodations are included in this price.
Early Registration Discount by July 1st: $2,100
Early Registration Discount by August 1st: $2,300
After August 1st: $2,500 (Tuition due in full by September 16th)
*Includes a comprehensive teacher training manual.
*$500 Deposit is required to hold your spot when registering. This deposit is not refundable. This deposit will be subtracted from your tuition cost when tuition is paid for in full.
- Attending a total of 20 classes
- Observing 3 classes
- Assisting 3 classes
- Teaching 3 community classes
- Attending 3 community classes
- Self-Studies from notes and books*
- Self-practice (asana; journaling; meditation)
- 15 hours Karma Yoga
FREE Yoga and Teacher Training Info Session
Meet Lightrail Yoga teacher training faculty members, learn more about the program, and ask all your questions in this free informational session.
Saturday, May 20th from 11am-12pm