200-hour & 300-hour Teacher Trainings

We will be offering both a 200-hour Certified Teacher Training and Immersion Program for aspiring teachers and/or those seeking to enrich their practice, and a 300-hour Certified Teacher Training program for current teachers wanting to deepen their skills to obtain a YA RYT-500 certification. Both the Hudson River Yoga Alignment-based 200-hour Teacher Training/Immersion Program and the 300-hour Hatha/Vinyasa Teacher Training Program will begin September 2019 - June 2020.

Download our Teacher Training Application here - and email to sgrange @ Hudsonriveryoga.com

Hudson River Yoga is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance. Graduates of our programs will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 Level or RYT-500 Level, respectively. 

Each program is 10 weekends, generally the third weekend of the month.

Time: Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays
Location: Hudson River Yoga, Poughkeepsie NY

Our trainings are guided by Hudson River Yoga Director Susannah Grange, E-RYT  500, and Amy Reed E-RYT 500, and bolstered by many skilled guest teachers.

200-hour Certified Teacher Training and Immersion Program. This training offers a strong foundation of knowledge covering the basics of:

Mantras & Chanting
Asana (poses)
Muscular & Skeletal Anatomy
Subtle Anatomy
Mantras & Chanting
Teaching Skills
Communication skills
Business of Yoga 

You will have the opportunity to:
* Understand how to incorporate yogic philosophy into your life and your teaching
* Enhance your own yoga practice as you learn more about yourself
* Better understand the historical and cultural influences on yoga practice and teaching
* Learn to teach asana, meditation and pranayama
* Learn to teach modifications for injuries and limitations
* Practice speaking clearly and effectively
* Design classes that balance safety, tradition, and fun
* Better understand the poses and their benefits
* Study the art of hands-on assisting
* Experience, learn and teach smart sequencing
* Learn about the business of yoga and how to begin teaching
* Teach community classes in the studio

This training will ask you to participate in asana classes, discussion, practice teaching, practice hands-on assisting and monthly homework of study and reading and writing assignments. 

What if you are not sure if you want to teach?
That’s OK with us! HRY’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs will lift your yoga practice to new heights. It is designed to enhance your understanding of yoga, whether or not you elect to teach.

This program is about investing in your life and your own practice… what better way to do so than to enrich and deepen your practice through intensive training? Perhaps you’ll even decide to share what you know by teaching classes of your own upon completing the program, the option is yours as you grow on your own, individual yogic path.

In this program you will practice yoga. Practice breathing. Learn to teach. Practice teaching. Read insightful books. Be supported by teachers who truly care about your growth. Share your experiences with the small group of compassionate peers of all ages and walks of life who will go through the program with you, and who will likely become some of your closest and dearest of friends.

Requirements: 1 year of yoga study or the approval of the director.

Fee: $3,400 for all weekends and all workshops given by outside teachers (This does not include books). $500 non-refundable payment holds your spot.

Teacher trainees receive a free 10 class card, as well as discounted classes.

300-hour Certified Teacher Training Program.

This training will allow teachers and/or 200 hour YTT graduates to enhance every aspect of their individual practices and teaching skill set. In addition to learning more about each of the topics described above, you will receive: 

Individually-designed attention and mentorship
Personal instruction from a variety of teachers
A deeper dive into your asana knowledge
Confidence in your teaching
Advanced philosophy
Immersion into a wider variety of yoga specialties and practices
Enhanced meditative practices
Advanced pranayama
Awareness of body mechanics to teach to a broader student body and to specific and diverse populations
Instruction for teaching injury and common limitations
Advanced sequencing for more dynamic classes
Self inquiry in a safe and supportive environment
Advanced workshops from diverse, seasoned teachers
More specialized education in anatomy and physiology 

Requirements: Trainees must be 200 hr YTT graduates 


2018 200 YTT Class
May the sacred science of Yoga inspire us to become such masters, to find peace and joy within ourselves and to share the same with all humanity.
— Swami Satchidananda

APPLY NOW: Please email Susannah at sgrange@hudsonriveryoga.com for application details, or call the studio at (845) 204-9111.