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200 hr Teacher Training- Based on Structural Yoga Therapy with a trauma related focus.

September 6, 2019


This is what you can expect from your immersion at Yoga Loka:
-Like-minded community
-Philosophical studies-Understanding of anatomy and kinesiology
-Ability to adapt to individual needs
-Therapeutic applications
– how to heal-Personal growth and development
-A life changing experience

The Yoga Intensive/Teacher Training at Yoga Loka is directed by a staff with many years of experience and training, and will present you with exactly what you desire. ​How to choose? Visit the studio, sit with the director, and get a feel for the teaching style.

Why not train with someone who has been doing this for a while?
Bonnie began teaching Yoga in 1998 and has taught in the Frenchtown area since 1999. Her personal practice started in 1985. She has led more than 15 training and immersion programs at Yoga Loka and is a guest teacher in other training programs. She has taught classes at Kripalu, Integral Yoga (NYC and Virginia), the Hunterdon County Library Lecture Series, Mexico City and Playa Del Carmen, and the NYC Open Center, and Ganeshpuri India. Bonnie was a member of the Integrative Medicine Team at Hunterdon Medical Center and Wegman’s Corporate Yoga Program and has offered programs at Steeple Chase Cancer Cancer at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital and the non-profit Yoga For Cancer Care program.


Structural Yoga Therapy:
The study of therapeutic yoga in one-on-one and class settings with emphasis on Structural Yoga and its holistic view of yoga practices.

Asana Workshop:
In-depth study of Yoga Asana. The course explores alignment, energetic components, benefits and contraindications as well as verbal cueing, sequencing and modifications.

Assist Clinics:
Using one another as “clients,” students review and practice assists for specific asanas. We’ll focus on using verbal and non-verbal cues as well as physical assists to modify poses for specific conditions. We’ll emphasize empowering students to find their unique expression and safety in their asanas.

Skeletal and muscular anatomy, kinesiology and neurological and circulatory effects of asanas will be covered.

How the 3 doshas can be pacified through asana, diet and yoga practices.

Pranayama :
Working with the breath and subtle body awareness, we’ll learn to understand and use prana to achieve health of body and mind.

Chanting and Sanskrit:
Using of the vibration of Sanskrit as practice to understand the devotional aspects of yoga.

We’ll study the Bhagavad-Gita and the Yoga Sutras in depth to gain an historical view of yoga, and explore tantric yoga as it relates to asana class and the yoga practitioner’s life.

Svadhyaya (self study), Sadhanna and Meditation:
Participants will develop their own practice with the instructor’s guidance and support. We will use the practical application of texts and philosophy to help uncover your true nature.

Methodology and Practicum:
Participants serve and assist in classes, review class techniques and observe studio visits in order to develop an ethical teaching practice and understand the student-teacher relationship.

Building Community (sangha):
As we become a community of students, we’ll come to understand the benefits of creating a spiritual community to support the unfolding that often accompanies yoga.

Guest faculty will be scheduled throughout the training.
A personal practice, reading, and writing assignments will also be required.


​Structural Yoga Therapy –
Anatomy, kinesiology, prana, subtle anatomy

September: Friday 6th, Saturday 7th,
September: Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 22th Sunday 29th

Asana Immersion –
Putting the JFS (Joint Freeing Series) to practical use, understanding modifications and special needs

October: Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th, *Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th, Sunday 27th
November: Saturday 2th, Sunday 3th, Sunday 10th

Spiritual Studies –
November: 16, 17 12:30-6:30 pm

Teacher Training Certifying Module
Assisting, cuing, methodology, sequencing

November- Sunday 24th
December: Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th, Sunday 15th
January: Sunday 12th, Sunday 19th, Friday 24th Sunday 26th, Friday 31st
February: Sunday 2 Sunday 16th, Friday 21st, Sunday 23rd

Friday night classes- 6:30 pm- 9:00 pm
Saturday classes- 12-7 pm
Sunday classes- 8:30-9:45 and 12-6 pm
*class runs on the 19th 9:00- 1:45

Examples of non-contact hours : (20 +)
Studio visits and reports
Small group meetings
Teaching Intro to Yoga or community classes
Class and student observations and reports
Homework and studying
Examples of contact hours : (180)
In class privates, given and received
Assisting in a class that a primary teacher is teaching
Giving and attending practice classes
Electives such as meditation and specialized therapy classes
Assisting in off-sight workshops
​Private sessions
*** If you have already completed a 200 hour program, please contact the studio if you are
interested in a 300 hour program***


A $100 discount is applied if application and $1000 deposit is received by 6/30
An additional $100 discount for tuition paid in full by begging of the training

Payment plans are available

If the training does not run, or you are not accepted into the program for any reason your deposit will be refunded


September 6, 2019
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Frenchtown, NJ 08825 United States
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