40-Hour Gentle Yoga Immersion

Gentle Yoga Teacher Training October 2019

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education ProviderBirchwood Center 40-Hour Gentle Yoga Immersion

October 12–13 & 26–27, 2019

Advanced Training for Yoga Teachers or Deepening Your Practice for Inspired Students

Betsy Ceva’s approach to Gentle Yoga promotes physical and mental health through the healing power of yoga, incorporating a strong but gentle physical practice, deep attention to breath, and a weaving of meditation and inner awareness into every moment and movement. Ceva’s Gentle Yoga classes highlight the importance of slow focused movement synchronized with breath to build strength, stamina, flexibility, increased range of motion, improved balance and circulation, techniques for quieting the mind and relaxing the body, and are designed for people with special needs, seniors, beginners, prenatal, recovery, and anyone who wants a quiet, meditative practice.

Program Overview
  • Philosophy of Gentle Yoga
  • Basic Gentle Yoga Techniques
  • Chair Yoga
  • Restorative Poses for Gentle Yoga
  • Incorporating Special Needs
  • Structural & Medical Issues
  • Posture Modifications and Props
  • Modifying for Pregnancy in a general population class
  • Hands-on Assisting
  • Pranayama for Gentle Yoga
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Our 40-hour Gentle Yoga Immersion is an opportunity for experienced yoga instructors to expand their teaching abilities to meet the needs of a diverse population, increase understanding of the subtleties of asana modification and to learn how to design a class for people with special needs, seniors, beginners, prenatal, and recovery. The training is also open to inspired students who wish to deepen their practice of Gentle Yoga, to health care practitioners, physical therapists, healers, trainers, and anyone who works with the elderly or people with physical limitations.

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.

Gentle Yoga Teacher Training 2019

October 2019
  • Saturday, October 12
  • Sunday, October 13
  • Saturday, October 26
  • Sunday, October 27

“ I had a woman come in who was 7 months pregnant and thanks to your gentle yoga training I knew what to do. I didn’t panic but remembered your lessons of postures that are best for pregnancy. Thanks."

~ Nancy Schwartz

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Tuition & Application

40-Hour Gentle Yoga Immersion

($850 if paid in full by October 1, 2019)

Payment in full is due by October 12, 2019. There will be no refunds once the program begins. If you withdraw from the program prior to October 12, you will receive a full refund minus a $75 processing fee. $100 deposit is required to reserve your space.


Open to anyone interested.


Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and 40 Continuing Education Credits.

Class Requirements
  • 4 mandatory meetings on Saturdays and Sundays
  • 6 Gentle Yoga classes with any Birchwood Gentle Yoga Teacher
  • 4 class observations with any Birchwood Gentle Yoga Teacher
  • For Teachers: 2 practice teaching classes at home with journaling
  • For Inspired Students: Journaling on two integration questions

Please print and fill out our application and email it to info@birchwoodcenter.com or drop it at the front desk.

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