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This program explores the basic principles of Yoga, with emphasis on the unique principles of Viniyoga in asana, breath, meditation and sound. This program provides the students with an opportunity to experience the many benefits of Yoga. To be accepted into the program, you need at least one year of yoga experience, to be able to attend all of the training sessions, to complete homework and commit to a regular personal practice. If you do need to miss a class, discuss the options of making up the material with the instructor.

Upon successful completion of the training, including all homework and practicums you will be awarded a certificate of completion and be eligible to apply for certification with Yoga Alliance (see Yoga Alliance for requirement)

Topics Covered

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • The Yoga Sutras
  • Asana (postures)
  • Pranayama (breath work)
  • Meditation
  • Developing a Personal Practice
  • Teaching Methodology, Class Design and Sequencing
  • How to Safely Lead a Group Yoga Class
  • Teaching Special Populations- Seniors, Kids, Prenatal and Postnatal Students

Who can benefit from the DY Teacher Training Program?

  • Students who wish to deepen their personal practice and learn more about the 8 limbs of yoga.
  • Students interested in becoming certified yoga instructors or simply wishing to share yoga with friends or family.
  • Health care practitioners and body workers who would like to add yoga to their skilled offerings.

Dates and Times

Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 pm and Saturdays once a month 10:30 am- 6:00pm

Program Fees

We offer a variety of payment plans
$200 non-refundable deposit holds your place

  • 1 payment of $3500 ($300 discount if paid in full by July 31, 2017 using promo code: EarlyBird200)
  • 4 equal payments of $950 (total of $3800)
  • 10 equal payments of $425 (total of $4250)

The intention of this program is in-depth yoga study and personal transformation through workshops, techniques instruction, anatomy and physiology, group practice, yogic philosophy, student labs, private sessions, personal practice and home study. There will be opportunities for practice teaching both in class and to the wider community.

About Viniyoga

Viniyoga is a methodology of teaching that respects the student’s capabilities, needs and aspirations. The student is always changing-physically, mentally and emotionally, and therefore, the practice must be adapted in order to continuously increase (address instead of increase?) the student’s therapeutic benefits. Here are some important features of this practice.

Integrity of the spine

There are hundreds of asanas (postures) in yoga. In viniyoga we use the classic asana as a model and adapt it to attain a specific function, keeping in mind the integrity of the spine. We work dynamically in the asana, exploring the range of movement for the greatest opportunity to stretch and strengthen. This dynamic preparation helps us to enjoy the deeper benefits of the static asana.

The importance of breath

As we practice, every movement is integrated with the breath. On the inhalation, we enjoy energy, motivation and inspiration. On the exhalation, we experience calmness, relaxation and stability. When our movement flows with the complete breath, we feel balanced, present and alive.

Sequencing the asanas

When the letters of the alphabet are placed in a particular order they form words, sentences and stories. Similarly, when the postures are put together in certain ways they become more effective, efficient and elegant. A well-sequenced practice is a treasure in the yoga world.


Viniyoga is suitable for beginning and advanced students. People with common aches and pains, injuries, chronic conditions, pregnant individuals, athletes and performers, old or young can enjoy the viniyoga experience.

To Apply or get more information:


Fill out our application form and follow the instructions about payment of the deposit.

If you have any questions feel free to email for further details.

Teaching Staff

Tracy Coons – Lead Instructor
Sarah George – Instructor
Patti Shelton – Anatomy and Physiology
Guest Teachers will be brought in to cover a variety of special topics.


“I wanted to learn more about yoga, what exactly was that about it that makes us feel better, at peace and centered.”
“I appreciated it all, but particularly enjoyed the bonding with the other teachers in training, and instructors. When it was completed I felt like I had undergone another level of transformation too!”