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Aaron Angel RYT 500

Abhaya Yoga teacher training has impacted my life in so many monumental ways.  Not only did I deepen my own understanding of myself through studying with my amazing teacher Tara Glazier, but I also learned so many important skills that help me as a teacher and as a human to this day.  I learned, physical alignment principals, anatomy, philosophy, history, how to design a class and how to teach.  5+ years after my training, I am a professional yoga teacher, teaching in a couple of studios and running a successful private yoga business.  I also have the good fortune to spend time as a volunteer in a local Psych ward, where I offer a weekly yoga class and will be soon volunteering in Hospice as well.  I have so much gratitude for Tara and Abhaya Yoga- and now I can’t imagine what my life would be like without going through teacher training.

Deanna Green 200 RYT

Deanna Green

From my first class, I knew that Abhaya was a special place.  I had never experienced yoga as a holistic practice until coming to Abhaya, where it absolutely felt like a second home and it was clear this was the studio I wanted to obtain my 200hr TT.  What I enjoyed most, in my Abhaya Training was the philosophy and history of yoga which is absolutely vital when teaching asana, it enriches your classes and grounds each practice. Something that Abhaya teachers are able to do effortlessly. Immediately following the program I had the skills, but more importantly the confidence to comfortably lead a vinyasa class. I was able to give concise cues and adjustments while teaching.

I’m a full time yoga teacher, with about a third of my time spent working with underserved populations (children and youth, single mothers, victims of trauma). Abhaya also prioritizes these communities and was an important factor in choosing Abhaya.

As a teacher, it’s important for me to keep growing and Abhaya is able to foster an amazing continuing learning environment with workshops, retreats and amazing teachers leading the way.

Karina Sonowski


KarinaPPI was at a point in my yoga practice where I felt I was ready to delve deeper into my experience.  Seeking an inner peace that I knew could get tapped into through a better understanding,  I began my search for an Immersion program. I found that the Abhaya approach to yogic philosophy and teachings really resonated with me.

Not looking to become a teacher at first, I found great value in immersing myself learning the philosophies and origins of the yogic traditions, as well as anatomy and meditation.  I felt an instant connection to my practice.  The curriculum delivered a non-dogmatic approach to learning and gave you the space to interpret.

Revealing a comprehensive look into the abundant universe of yoga, Tara, James and Joy were tremendous in breaking down the walls and introducing me to a world I only dreamed of understanding more fully. I highly recommend this immersion program to those ready make the leap to the next level!

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RYS300 Teacher Training

Advanced RYS Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Brooklyn!



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 Altruism • Artistry • Refinement

In this advanced teacher training, Tara Glazier will focus on refining the teacher’s authentic voice and cultivating subtlety through experience. Using the Abhaya Method as a guide, teachers learn how to be more present, step back, create space, and teach to what is needed depending on who is in front of them.  This subtle approach to teaching and observation is a unique and advanced skill that empowers students and brings life back into systemized yoga classes.

Experienced teachers refine their authentic voice, create space, and teach to what is needed. The integration of the Subtle Body and physical practices within the sequence and theme structure, create both clarity and depth. Sharpening the observation skills and learning how to see individual patterns, offers the techniques to teach various levels, privates, therapeutic groups, and special needs groups with clarity, comfort, and professionalism.

Program includes: Refined Teaching Skills, Subtle Body/ Energetics and Hands on Adjustments, Advanced Therapeutics, Applied Anatomy, Applied Ayurveda and Nutritional Cooking Classes, Applied Non-Dual Philosophy, Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, Mini Pre-Natal Teacher Training, Teaching Meditation/ Pranayama, and Subtle Body Practices.

There will be three primary areas of focus-

Refined Teaching Skills and Mentoring:

The teaching skills portion takes place on chosen Sundays and includes topics such as enhancing and clarifying verbal instruction through what is seen through honing observation skills, hands on adjustments, subtle body understanding and therapeutics, advanced theme coding and refining the voice. The Wednesday portion will focus on practicing these skills in a small mentored group. This is a rare opportunity to teach and receive skillful feedback. These groups will focus on advancing your teaching and stepping into your full potential as an authentic teacher.

Guest Teacher Modules:

Nina Rao

Nina Rao:Chanting, 1/24

Jonathan Fitzgordon, Anatomy 9/13

Jonathan Fitzgordon: Anatomy 9/13

Dr. Naina Marballi: Ayurveda, TBC

Dr. Naina Marballi: Ayurveda, TBC

Hareesh Wallis: Tantric Philosophy, 10/17-10/18

Hareesh Wallis: Tantric Philosophy, 10/17-10/18


Krishna Das: Bhakti, 11/8

 Jennifer Pettit-Prenatal Yoga

Jennifer Pettit: Prenatal Yoga, 11/14

Sue Neufeld:Subtle Body & Pranayama,12/5

Sue Neufeld:Subtle Body & Pranayama,12/5

Mukti: Meditation/ Non-Dual Philosophy, 2/26 – 2/27

Mukti: Meditation, 2/26 – 2/27

Doug Keller: TBC, 3/18 - 3/20

Doug Keller: , 3/18 – 3/20

Teaching in Service & Internships:

As part of Abhaya Yoga Foundation (Non Profit Arm), the Advanced TT’s are invited to assist in and gain experience is specific groups:  diverse populations, children’s after school enrichment, elder yoga, therapeutic classes, and those suffering from illness.

Why Advanced Teacher Training?

  • Become a more skillful teacher that is able to teach a solid, inspiring class while attending to everyone and even therapeutic issues in the room
  • Increase your therapeutic knowledge and become a sought after teacher for private lessons
  • Learn skills to increase the size of your group classes
  • Educate yourself in the specific field you are interested in and become more specialized
  • Learn from some of the best yoga teachers in the world that are steeped in a lineage of Tantra and yoga education
  • Find potential opportunity with Abhaya, various affiliated service projects, and the larger network Abhaya has connections to. Abhaya works with the students to help them find opportunity in the world of yoga.

Elective Hours:

Elective hours allow the students to choose which area of study they would like to focus on. These courses are taught by experts in the field giving students very high level education to advance their craft.

Retreat at Seven Arrows:

On this 4 day retreat we revel in the deeper practices of yoga, community and teaching.  SevenArrows

Friday – Qi Gong, Meditation, Lifestyle

Saturday- Teaching skills, Ayurveda, Cooking and Nutrition

Sunday- ½ day of Silence, kirtan

Monday- ½ Beach day

Program Dates-2015/2016

Retreat at Seven Arrows


Sundays 10-4pm, 6-9pm
Dates 9/13/15, 9/20, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13, 1/3/16, 1/24, 2/7, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17  5/1, 6/5, 6/26
Guest Teacher Dates* 9/13, 10/17, 11/8,  11/14, 12/5, 1/24, 2/26, 3/19,  5/21,
Mentoring Wednesdays 8:15 -9:30 PM
Group A 9/9/15, 10/7, 11/4, 12/9, 1/6/16, 2/10, 3/23, 4/20, 5/25, 6/29
Group B 9/23, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16, 1/27, 3/9, 4/6, 5/4, 6/15
*Times may vary

$ 3999 earlybird registration(July 31st) $4250 regular registration

200 hour level Yoga teacher training
100 hours teaching experience

Space is limited.
Submit an application HERE

Abhaya Yoga Advanced Teacher Training is a 300 hour Level RYS Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program.

Join us at an Open House to find out more!
Sunday August 16th at 11:45 am

Advanced Teacher Training Application

Advanced Teacher Training Application

Intensive Dates and Times

Intensive Immersion 1
5/27/2016 Friday 9-11:45am, 1:15pm-3:45pm 5:15-8pm
5/28/2016 Saturday 9:15am-11:45am, 1:30-7pm
5/29/2016 Sunday 9:45–3:45pm, 6-9pm
Memorial Day 5/30/2016 Monday 9:30-11:45am, 1-6:15PM
Intensive Immersion 2
7/1/2016 Friday 9-11:45am, 1:15pm-3:45pm 5:15-8pm
7/2/2016 Saturday 9:15am-11:45am, 1:30-7pm
7/3/2016 Sunday 9:45–3:45pm, 6-9pm
Indpend Day 7/4/2016 Monday 9:30-11:45am, 1-6:15PM
Intensive Immersion 3
9/2/2016 Friday 9-11:45am, 1:15pm-3:45pm 5:15-8pm
9/3/2016 Saturday 9:15am-11:45am, 1:30-7pm
9/4/2016 Sunday 9:45–3:45pm, 6-9pm
Labour Day 9/5/2016 Monday 9:30-11:45am, 1-6:15PM

Abhaya Yoga Fundation Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship Application

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200 hour Teacher Training

Required Reading



Philosophy and Meditation (choose at least 1)


Subtle Body

2016 Reading List

**Reading DUE BY the date given**


January 24:

Abhaya Immersion Manual: Re-read & Review of Immersion Manual (full understanding and memorization of the Abhaya Method, as we will be teaching it). Review Abhaya Philosophy, Darshan, and etc.

Refining the Breath: pages 1-50 (stop before Ujjayi)


January 31:

Abhaya Teacher Training Manual: Review Vinyasa, Teaching Foundation

The New Rules of Posture: Intro, Chapter 4, 7, 9

Ray Long Anatomy Book: Review Joints, Bones, Planes of Movement,

Light on Yoga: Read Standing Poses

Refining the Breath: 1-58 (read past Ujjayi and stop before Viloma Pranayama)


February 7:


Light on Yoga: Read Seated Poses and Twists

The New Rules of Posture: Re-read Intro, Chapter 4, 7,9

Ray Long Anatomy Book: Part 1, Muscles of the Lower Body


February 14:


The New Rules of Posture: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 5

Ray Long Anatomy: Re-read Part 1

Light on Yoga: Read Inversions


February 21:


The New Rules of Posture: Re-read Intro, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9

Ray Long Anatomy: Part 2

Light on Yoga: Read Arm Balances


February 28:

Start reading your Philosophy Book Choice and have finished by April 10

Light on Yoga: Re-read and review


March 6:

Refining the Breath: pages 59-112 (viloma – maha mudra)

Ray Long Anatomy: re-read Part 2


March 13:

Refining the Breath: pages 113- end ( maha mudra & forward)


March 20:

Refining the Breath: Re-Read All


March 27:

Philosophy Book/s


April 3:

Prakriti: Chapter 1-5

Philosophy Book/s


April 10:

Prakriti: Chapter 5-9 ( the end)

April 16: Dr. Naina Session

Have re-read Re-read Prakriti


April 17:

Continue with re-reading, reviewing AND your philosophy book/s hrough the end of the training

April 24:

Abhaya TT Manual

May 1:

Abhaya TT Manual


May 8:

Abhaya TT Manual


May 15: Finals


Homework Due Dates

Due February 3- TT Skills HW 1 (Others will be assigned as needed and we will let you know when they are due/will add to google calendar)

Due February 7- Bi- Weekly Report

Due February 28- Bi- Weekly Report

Due March 13- Bi Weekly Report

Due March 27- Bi Weekly Report

Due 4/10- Bi Weekly Report

Due 4/24- Bi Weekly Report

Due 5/ 8- Last Bi Weekly report


Observations/ Hands on Assists


Observation sheets and hands on assist sheets both due by 5/23 BUT

I recommend finishing Observations by 4/1 at the latest so you have ample time to complete your hands on assists.

Chakra Homework- Due 5/20 – (OPTIONAL)****** Equivalent to TWO hours of make up

Print Outs

Class Planning Sheet

Bi- Weekly Journal Progress Report

In Class Observation Sheet