Teacher Training

You’ve been thinking about this.
You’ve been putting it off.
You’re not sure if it’s for you.

If you’re looking for an amazing journey, one that will make you feel knowledgeable and confident to teach Yoga, or maybe something to deepen your own personal practice & knowledge, then this is the program for you!

Here’s our promise: We’ll meet you where you’re at. We offer you the opportunity to acknowledge the power within yourself. As you explore the Yogic lifestyle of mind-body health you’ll learn to cultivate inner peace and self acceptance. Yoga is so much more than just the physical practice. You’ll gain an understanding of movement and breath as you learn about life-changing breathing and mindfulness techniques – a calmer way to manage every aspect of your life. 

Yoga makes people happier and healthier so you’ll help to make the world a better place. We’ll help you find your voice and gain the self confidence in your ability to lead a Yoga class. The training is about creating new authentic friendships, deepening your spiritual knowledge, and sharing your knowledge and passion with others. 

Learn how to teach Yoga, not just how to do Yoga.

 

Become an Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 200 hour level with our Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program!

10 weekends total – September through April
Saturdays & Sundays 9-5:30

Cost is $2490*

 

The training is a well rounded mix of Yoga postures and routines, Yoga philosophy, breathing techniques, relaxation techniques, meditation training, anatomy as it pertains to Yoga, and Sanskrit mantras. Our 200 hour Sharing Yoga Teacher Training program is held at Sharing Yoga in downtown Concord, New Hampshire.

Our Yoga Teacher Training Program offers the following features:

You will be attending and graduating from a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School.

Yoga Alliance standards are a measure of professional education and experience in the yoga teaching community.

Yoga Alliance is a globally-recognized symbol of standards-based knowledge in the field of yoga. Registered yoga teachers represent professionalism.

The upsurge in the popularity of yoga and the demand for yoga teachers has emphasized the need for competent, safe instruction and rigorous standards for professional training. Yoga Alliance promotes and maintains standards for training and practice has become a benchmark for distinguishing knowledgeable and well-trained practitioners. The U.S. Department of Labor describes yoga teaching as a rapidly expanding occupation that currently relies on Yoga Alliance standards as a measure of professional education and ability.

You will receive knowledgeable instruction and training focusing on competent, safe instruction and rigorous standards.

You will benefit from being in a small group where individualized attention is the key to learning.

You will learn how to share Yoga safely with folks of all ages and abilities.

We’ve been training Yoga teachers since 2006 and we adhere to a higher standard.

Studio owners will feel confident hiring you knowing that your training meets Yoga Alliance’s standards and students can trust that they receive instruction from a qualified and well-trained teacher. 

Additional Benefits and Features

Learn how to teach Yoga, not just how to “do” Yoga.

Learn Yoga postures, breathing, meditation, mantra, relaxation, and Yoga philosophy.

Learn alignment and sequencing.

Combine ancient teachings with modern techniques.

Our program is a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and meets all the requirements and is registered with Yoga Alliance.

There is a small self study component to the program (required for certification.)

Even if you do not want to teach Yoga the program is a great way to deepen your knowledge of Yoga techniques, philosophy, and lifestyle.

This is not a program where you learn wicked hard Yoga postures. You learn about Yoga and how to teach Yoga.

We will teach you how to open your own Yoga business or studio and market it.

If you are concerned about not being flexible, strong enough, etc., do not worry. Yoga is not about flexibility. It is about the breath and the mind.

We offer a supportive, SAFE, comfortable environment.

*Payment plans available.

Meet Our Teacher Training Faculty

Read the Teacher Training FAQ

Who Teaches Our Teacher Training Program?

Our 200 hour teacher training program in Concord is led by Sarah Jane Knoy, ERYT 200/ RYT 500, Alison Murphy, RYT, Wendy Bonner, RYT, Cory Curran, RYT, and David Breen, E-RYT 500.

 

Sarah Jane Knoy: Sarah Jane is happy that she was fortunate enough to wander into an Ashtanga Primary series class at a health club in Chicago in 2000. This began her practice of yoga and she has practiced steadily since that day. Sarah Jane moved to New Hampshire in 2007 whereupon her brother-in-law gave her a gift of enrolling her in the Bija Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Program. She graduated with a 200 hour certification in 2009 from Bija Ananda and then assisted Tom Sherman in leading the Bija Ananda training for a year.

Sarah Jane has been teaching yoga since 2008 and graduated from Sharing Yoga’s 500 hour training program. Her practice has evolved through work with many wonderful teachers but she remains particularly grateful to Patricia Hyland, her first teacher. From Patricia she learned that needing a teacher was not a sign of weakness but rather a willingness to stretch and grow.

Sarah Jane believes passionately in the healing and calmness that yoga can offer to everyone, regardless of their age or state of health.

Wendy Bonner: Wendy has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years and has experienced many of its healing benefits. She is continually seeking to deepen her own practice and share her experience with others. She has completed the Sharing Yoga 500-hour teacher training program and the Shakti Flow Yoga 200-hour teacher training. In 2013, Wendy received additional training in teaching trauma-sensitive yoga through the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Massachusetts. In 2017, she became a Certified Mantra Teacher in the lineage of Namadeva Acharya (Thomas Ashley-Farrand) through The Yoga Space in Keene. Wendy is grateful for all her teachers, for all their teachers, for all her students, and for the wisdom each has shared with her.

Yoga and mantra meditation practices have changed Wendy’s life dramatically. She hopes that her students, through their own experiences with these techniques, can find self-acceptance, healing and peace.

 

Alison Murphy: Alison Murphy is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.  She completed her training at Sharing Yoga in May of 2014.  Her interest in yoga is because of its unique ability to help individuals look inward to calm the mind and at the same time strengthen the body physically through the postures.  Alison teaches classes around Concord to all ages and abilities. Alison also runs Concord Handmade, a mobile shop and holiday pop-up shop, and lives in Concord with her family.

 

 

Cory Curran: My passion to work with people as they move along their path has led me to two different professions: Social Worker by day, Yoga Teacher by evening.  Yoga can be a powerful tool in dealing with stress, affecting our mood, and healing the mind and body.  I find much overlap in my work.

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and have spent my 15+ year career working with adolescents and those around them.  I have also completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training, with over a 150 hours of additional training.  I have had the honor of teaching yoga, first with friends and coworkers, and then professionally, since 2009 with people of all ages. I enjoy helping folks along and bring a light, no-stress attitude to my practice.  People enjoy my sense of humor, willingness to laugh at myself, and flexibility.  

 

 

David Breen: David offers Yoga and Meditation at Sharing Yoga in Concord, at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men, and he directs the Sharing Yoga Teacher Training programs. David is trained through the Himalayan Institute and focuses on using meditation, relaxation, breathing techniques and Yoga to facilitate the healing process. He has been teaching Yoga in the Concord, New Hampshire area since 2002. He is known for his inspiring classes, his sense of humor, and his dedication to the ancient teachings of Yoga. As a graduate of the Bija Ananda Teacher Training Program, he received his RYT designation from the Yoga Alliance in 2004. In 2005 he completed the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Teacher Training with David Swenson and in 2006 he earned his E-RYT designation, one of only 3 people in New Hampshire to hold that designation at the time. He started the Sharing Yoga Teacher Training program in 2006, and after returning from India in 2007 he opened Sharing Yoga Community Yoga School in Concord. In 2010 he received the designation of E-RYT 500, the highest level of training recognized by Yoga Alliance.

 

Teacher Training Program Frequently Asked Questions

Are books and materials included in the price of the training?
Your books are included in the price of the training. You will need to purchase your own journal/notebook for your personal use.

How proficient in yoga do you have to be to do the program?
You should have some experience with Yoga, but you don’t need to be proficient in all the Yoga postures and techniques. Our program focuses on teaching you about Yoga and about yourself, along with how to share Yoga with others.

How many students are enrolled in each Teacher Training at one time? What is the typical age range of the participants?
There are usually 15-20 participants enrolled in the program at one time. As the program grows we may allow more participants if we find a suitable space to accommodate a larger group. The age range of the folks in our program is 25-60. All are welcome.

Do I need to have any other qualifications to be accepted into the program?
You need to have a desire to learn more about Yoga and Yoga philosophy.

What if I miss a class?
If you miss a class or part of weekend training you will need to make arrangements with the program director to make up those hours. (There may be additional fees for make up hours).

Do you offer scholarships or work-exchange programs?
We do not offer scholarships at this time. Occasionally we do have work-exchange programs available to help defray the cost of training.

How much time should I expect to spend on homework?
Plan to spend around 2 hours per month on outside assignments, papers and presentations. You should also plan on at least an hour per week for the reading assignments.

Do you help organize accommodations?
Please contact the program director for assistance with finding accommodations.

What is the Yoga Alliance?
Yoga Alliance® is the national education and support organization for yoga in the United States. They work in the public interest to ensure that there is a thorough understanding of the benefits of yoga, that the teachers of yoga value its history and traditions and that the public can be confident of the quality and consistency of instruction. Yoga Alliance also maintains a Registry of Yoga Schools to recognize yoga teacher training programs that meet our 200-Hour and 500-Hour standards. All graduates of a Registered Yoga School are automatically eligible to register as RYTs.

Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-Hour Teacher Training Program?
Yes. Our program focuses on Yoga and how to teach Yoga. Upon completion of our course you will have the tools and experience you need to confidently teach a safe and enjoyable Yoga class.

What if I want to teach at Sharing Yoga?
Talk to the program director to find out more details about teaching at Sharing Yoga.

What is your refund policy?
If there is any doubt in your mind about your current or future commitment to the program please choose the Payment Plan Option and not the Prepay Discount or Pay in Full option. Once the training begins we do not offer any refunds. Refunds made before the training starts are subject to the deduction of administrative fees and credit card processing fees totaling $200.

How do I sign up for the next Teacher Training program?

Our Teacher Training program starts each September and registration will open in the late spring. Check our Facebook page for the announcement or use our Contact Us form to express your interest and we will get back to you.