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OUR 200-HR FALL 2016 SESSION starts September 16, 2016 at our NARBERTH studio
OUR 200-HR SPRING 2017 SESSION starts February 24, 2017 at our SOUTH STREET, PHILLY studio

Yoga is a journey. It’s a path you follow, learning from the people and experiences along the way. And at some point those insights become part of who you are, until you radiate that understanding from within. Then it’s time to share.

Learning to teach yoga will not only deepen your personal practice, it will allow you to share that knowledge with others as they set out on their own journey.

The Yoga Garden 200-hr. Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Immersion program will give you the tools, techniques and knowledge to safely and dynamically guide students toward their own understanding. Taught by veteran teachers Chae Yang-Bullock and Mark Nelson, as well as contributing specialists, it’s a comprehensive course that teaches you the philosophy and physics of this life changing art.

Your journey into yoga is as individual as you are. Whether you want to teach or simply deepen your own practice, it’s time to let your light be a guide for others on their path.

Please contact us directly for more information:
610.664.2705 or email info@yogagardennarberth.com


Fridays: 6:00pm – 9:00pm (3 hrs)
Saturdays: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (8 hrs)
Sundays: 12:30pm – 7:30pm (7 hrs)

Sep. 16 – 18, 2016
Sep. 23 – 25, 2016
Oct. 7 – 9, 2016
Oct. 28 – 30, 2016
Nov. 4 – 6, 2016
Nov. 18 – 20, 2016
Dec. 2 – 4, 2016
Dec. 16 – 18, 2016
Jan. 6 – 8, 2016
Jan. 20 – 22, 2016

Friday, June 10, 7:30pm (Narberth)
Friday, July 15, 7:30pm (Narberth)
Friday, August 12, 7:30pm (Narberth)
Friday, Sept. 9, 7:30pm (Narberth)

Fridays: 6:00pm – 9:00pm (3 hrs)
Saturdays: 12:30pm – 8:30pm (8 hrs)
Sundays: 1:30pm – 5:30pm (4 hrs)

Feb. 24 – 26, 2016
Mar. 3 – 5, 2016
Mar. 17 – 19, 2016
Mar. 31 – Apr. 2
Apr. 7 – 9, 2016
Apr. 21 – 23, 2016
Apr. 28 – 30, 2016
May 12 – 14, 2016
May 19 – 21, 2016
Jun. 2 – 4, 2016
Jun. 9 – 11, 2016
Jun. 16 – 18, 2016

Sunday, Oct. 2, 4:30pm (South Street)
Sunday, Nov. 6, 4:30pm (South Street)
Sunday, Dec. 11, 4:30pm (South Street)
Sunday, Jan. 15, 4:30pm (South Street)
Sunday, Feb. 5, 4:30pm (South Street)

Attend all training modules
Attend at least 40 Yoga Garden classes (about 2 per week) in addition to the training modules
Write three responses to the required readings
Submit essays and summaries of training modules
Observe and report on two Yoga Garden classes
Assist and adjust students in two Yoga Garden classes
Submit and revise a written class outline
Teach a final practice class
Successfully complete a final written exam

All participants may attend unlimited yoga classes at both Yoga Garden locations for the duration of the program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, teacher training graduates will receive their 200-hour Yoga Alliance recognized certificate of completion.

Yoga Beyond Belief, Ganga White
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translated by Edwin F. Bryant
Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran
Myths of the Asanas: The stories at the heart of the yoga tradition, Alanna Kaivalya and Arjuna van der Kooij
The Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long
Teaching Yoga, Mark Stephens

Two years’ regular practice in yoga asana
Attend at least one class at the Yoga Garden with both Chae and Mark


chae yang

Committed to learning, Chae Yang pursued studies in Anusara Yoga (200 Hours Training) with Michelle Synnestvedt; Prenatal Yoga with Laurel Hicks; and Yoga Therapeutics in the Anusara method. She is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance as ERYT®500, RYT®500 (Prana Flow®), and RPYT. Her continuing studies include Vinyasa with Shiva Rea; Alignment and Therapeutics with Michelle Synnestvedt; Sadhana (Spiritual) Practice studies with Shiva Rea and Michelle Synnestvedt; Ayurveda with Shari Friedrichsen; Subtle Body; and Divinity Studies with recognized teachers.

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Mark Nelson has been practicing yoga since 1991. Early on, he fell in love with the feeling of openness and focus that comes from yoga. That combination of mindfulness and movement drew him deeper into the practice, studying Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga with such renowned teachers as David Swenson, Annie Pace, Jill Manning, Corina Benner and Paulie Zink. Mark teaches yoga as a personalized healing science and a profound life-changing philosophy. His classes unite the flow of breath with the flow of the body, guiding students to a creative blend of physical exploration, inward focus and real-life philosophy. Mark has directed the Yoga Garden studios since 2010.

Tuition: $2,200 (if paid in full by start of program)
Monthly Installments: $2,400 (five installments)

FALL EARLYBIRD PRICING: $2,000 if paid in full by Sept. 1, 2016
SPRING EARLYBIRD PRICING: $2,000 if paid in full by Feb. 6, 2017

**Please make all teacher training payments by cash or check only.

A $200 non-refundable deposit is required for enrollment, along with your application and will be deducted from your tuition upon acceptance. Deposits will be returned if you are not accepted into the training. YG Teacher Training Application

Learn to teach dynamic, inspiring, alignment-based vinyasa classes.

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The Yoga Garden Teacher Training Includes the Following Modules:
• Asana, alignment and modifications
• Physical anatomy and assists
• Sequencing for dynamic and safe classes
• Teaching to specialized populations
• Yoga philosophy
• Subtle anatomy
• Meditation
• Pranayama
• Sanskrit and chanting
• Ayurveda and nutrition
• Finding your voice as a teacher
• Teaching yoga as a career



With Gail Silver, Maureen Heil, and Heather Marie Miller
Starts on Saturday, March 12, 2016
Learn to create and teach developmentally appropriate thematic yoga classes through the use of inspirational yoga themes, magical meditations, yoga games, original songs, stories, yoga related crafts, poetry and yoga journaling.

Acquire an understanding of children’s anatomy, of yoga and mindfulness, and an appreciation for the developmental and behavioral needs of pre-school and elementary school children.

Understand how to keep behavioral disruptions to a minimum. Enable children to discover and enjoy the benefits of mindfulness meditation, on and off the mat.

Enroll Today and reserve your space. Space is limited to 20 participants. Reserve your spot today with a 10% non-refundable deposit.

Join us for these question and answer sessions to learn more about the program and get to know the teachers.
Sunday, Jan. 10 • 5:00 – 5:30pm • at our Philadelphia studio (903 South Street, 19147)
Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

Click here to meet your teachers

Gail Silver, E-RYT 200 Specialized in child yoga, JD

Gail Silver, E-RYT, RCYT, JD, is the founder of Philadelphia’s Yoga Child, creator of A Peaceful Place Inside, (an award winning compilation of children’s music and meditations), and author of the award winning Anh’s Anger Children’s books. Lauded by Publisher’s weekly as “A Winning Series,” the trilogy teaches children to navigate their stronger emotions through mindfulness and meditation.

Gail has been teaching yoga to children and adults since 1999, providing her students with the knowledge to integrate mindfulness and yoga into their lives, both on and off the mat. A contributing writer to Shambala Sun Magazine and screenwriter of the animated family film, Planting Seeds of Mindfulness, Gail travels nationally and internationally to facilitate mindfulness based education.

Founded in 2001 by Gail, Yoga Child continues to thrive as on organization offering teacher trainings and providing its specialized yoga and mindfulness curriculum to children in Philadelphia based schools. Prior to becoming a yoga teacher, Gail was an attorney, specializing in children’s advocacy law.

Maureen Heil, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, RCYT
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Maureen (Parvati) Heil ERYT, RCYT RMT, teaches yoga to a variety of child and adult populations throughout the Philadelphia area, & is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant through The American Institute of Vedic Studies and Reiki Master Teacher.

Maureen holds a position as Chair of Appalachian Outreach on the Board of Go Give Yoga, and travels annually to teach yoga to underserved & impoverished children here in America.

Prior to teaching yoga, Maureen was the director of a non-profit preschool. Maureen’s teachings are a blend of what she has acquired from her many wonderful teachers and from her own true teacher — the heart.

Heather Marie Miller, Yoga Teacher and Bodyworker
Heather Marie Miller

Heather Marie Miller, E-RYT, is a certified vinyasa yoga and yin yoga teacher, having studied with Corinna Benner and Jill Manning. She considers her primary practice to be Ashtanga yoga, and has trained intensively with David Keil and John Scott.

Heather Marie is also a professional bodyworker, including certifications in Yamuna Body Logic and Body Rolling (http://www.yamunabodyrolling.com/), and thai massage (studying under Joanne Bianco).

The mother of two young sons, Heather Marie keeps a full roster of private sessions with students and clients, and teaches occasional workshops and classes. Her past experience includes running the fitness program at a retirement community and volunteering in a cardiac rehabilitation program.

Heather Marie appreciates the opportunity to share and teach yoga and bodywork with a focus on mindfulness and breathing. She continues to learn from her teachers, her sons and husband about breathing, yoga and life.


Training Schedule:
Spring 2016 Narberth Session Dates (3 weekends):
Saturday March 12: 12:30-7pm
Sunday March 13: 12-5:30pm
Saturday April 16: 12:30-7pm
Sunday April 17: 12-5:30pm
Saturday May 21: 12:30-7pm
Sunday May 22: 12-5:30pm

All sessions take place at our Narberth studio

Registration Details
Standard Registration: $1,399
10% non-refundable down payment required to reserve your spot.

Earlybird Registration:
Save $100 when you register by Jan. 31, 2016 for the spring session.

Registration Fee: $50

Please call The Yoga Garden at 215.238.0989 or 610.664.6705 or register online.

Click here to download the Yoga Child Registration Form