200-Hour Certification

Birchwood Center 200-Hour Teacher Training Program

Birchwood Center’s 200-Hour Level I Yoga Teacher Training

Level 1 Yoga Teacher Certification or Deepen your Practice for Inspired Students

Become part of a lineage of teachers who have studied and taught the ancient wisdom of yoga, and discover why teaching yoga is such an intoxicating occupation! Birchwood Center’s Level I Yoga Teacher Training can serve as your starting point on an enlightening journey towards becoming a certified teacher of beginners and mixed level students. Experience how enriching it is to teach this venerated tradition, which brings both student and teacher closer to the truth of who we are. Those inspired to deepen their own practice and knowledge of yoga without teacher certification are also invited to take this inward journey.

200-Hour Curriculum
  • Principles of Asana and Alignment
  • Principles of Vinyasa
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Pranayama and the Pranic Body
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • Chanting, Meditation & Mudra
  • Finding Your Authentic Voice
  • The Business of Yoga and Presenting Yourself as a Teacher
Faculty
  • Betsy Ceva E-RYT 500, Director
  • Julie Lifton RYT 200, Assistant Director
  • Charlene Bradin E-RYT 200
  • Lynne Aubrey RYT 500
  • Gina Martin, Anatomy & Physiology
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The core of Birchwood Center’s Level I Yoga Teacher Training is alignment based hatha yoga technique, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy and meditation. Our goal is to produce quality instructors who are creative in their teaching and committed to the practice and understanding of yoga as a way of life. Our renowned 200-hour and advanced yoga teacher trainings for aspiring yogis has graduated over one hundred talented yoga instructors since 2002.

Our seasoned faculty offers a diverse level of experience, with expertise in styles ranging from Prana Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Kripalu Yoga to Betsy Ceva’s own unique blend of Hatha Yoga, meditation, and Moving Mantras. All of our teachers emphasize correct alignment and safety in postures and encourage the integration yogic philosophy into daily life.

Mandatory Session Dates

Please check the dates below to make sure you will be able to attend all mandatory training sessions prior to applying. All sessions will take place at Birchwood Center, 85 S. Broadway Nyack. Full attendance at all sessions is required for certification. 35 contact hour classes are also required with our primary faculty: Betsy Ceva, Charlene Bradin, Julie Lifton and Lynne Aubrey.

Mandatory Dates

September
  • Wednesdays
    Sep 21, 28 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Friday, Sep 23 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, Sep 24 – 11:30am-6:30pm

October
  • Wednesdays
    Oct 5, 19, 26 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Friday, Oct 14 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 15 – 11:30am-6:30pm

Mandatory Dates

November
  • Wednesdays
    Nov 2, 9, 16, 30 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Friday, Nov 11 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, Nov 12 – 11:30am-6:30pm

“If someone is looking for a 200 hour program, where they will learn in a safe environment, in a beautiful space, with extremely talented teachers then this is their stop.”

~ Jennifer Mayer

Mandatory Dates

December
  • Wednesdays
    Dec 7, 14, 21 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Friday, Dec 9 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 10 – 11:30am-6:30pm

Mandatory Dates

January
  • Wednesdays
    Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Friday, Jan 13 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, Jan 14 – 11:30am-6:30pm

Mandatory Dates

February
  • Wednesdays
    Feb 1, 8, 15 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Friday, Feb 10 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 11 – 11:30am-6:30pm
Mandatory Dates

March
  • Wednesdays
    Mar 1, 8 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Friday, Mar 10 – 6:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 11 – 11:30am-6:30pm
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Other Key Dates

Graduation
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017
    3:30-6:30pm
Unlimited Class Card
  • September 21, 2016 –
    March 11, 2017
    (included in tuition)
Optional Ashram Field Trip
  • Monday, November 14, 2016
    7:30-9:30pm
    (can be used as an outside workshop)
  • Sunday, February 5, 2017
    9:00-11:00am
    (can be used as an outside workshop)

 

Optional Practice Teaching Evenings
  • Friday, October 28, 2016
    6:00-8:00pm
    (counts as one contact hour class)
  • Friday, December 30, 2016
    6:00-8:00pm
    (counts as one contact hour class)
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    6:00-8:00pm
    (counts as one contact hour class)

Tuition & Application

Registered Yoga Teacher

Teacher Track

$3,500
$3,100 if paid in full by July 15, 2016
$3,300 if paid in full by August 15, 2016
Open to all yogis with the desire to teach. 200-hour yoga teacher certification is granted for completing this program. 6 months prior yoga experience is required. Four month payment plans based on full tuition available upon request.
  • Includes seven mandatory weekend programs as well as Wednesday evening programs, unlimited class card for the duration of the program, manual and materials (text books not included).
  • Requirements for certification include full participation in all mandatory sessions, homework, readings, classes, testing, practice teaching, and all contact hour requirements.
  • Upon completion of all requirements, students receive 200-hour yoga teacher certification by Birchwood Center, a Yoga Alliance registered school.
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Deepening Your Practice

$2,500
$2,400 if paid in full by August 15, 2016
Open to all yogis aspiring to deepen their practice. Certification is not granted for completing this program. Students can switch to Teacher Track prior to October 14, 2016. Four month payment plans based on full tuition available upon request.
  • Includes seven weekend programs as well as Wednesday evening programs, unlimited class card for the duration of the program, manual and materials (text books not included).
  • Readings and monthly written assignments will be required to help deepen your practice.
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