200 Hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training – Online or In-Person – Yoga Alliance 200 YTT

Welcome to the Sharing Yoga 200 Hour Foundational Yoga teacher Training Program. We’ve been training Yoga teachers since 2006 and are offering you the opportunity for an amazing transformational journey where you’ll learn how to teach Yoga, not just how to “do” Yoga. We’ll help you find your voice and gain self-confidence in your ability to lead a Yoga class. Are you ready to commit? If so, there are a few things you need to know.

    • Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Program (RYS 200)

    • Starts: Sept 2024 and finishes May 2025

    • Tuition: $2490 (EARLY BIRD PRE-PAY only $1999 by 4/30/2024)

    • Payment Plans Available? YES

    • Requirements: 18+, Openness to learning more about all aspects of Yoga including philosophy, breathing, meditation, relaxation, mantra

    • Dates: Sept 14-15, Sept 28-29, Oct 19-20, Nov 9-10, Nov 23-24, Dec 14-15, Jan 4-5, Jan 25-26, Feb 15-16, Mar 1-2, Mar 29-30, Apr 12-13, May 3-4 

    • Times: 9:30 – 4:30 unless otherwise noted

The style of Yoga we teach is “Mindful Eclectic Hatha Yoga” We draw on a broad and diverse range of Yoga poses, breathing & meditation techniques, and learn to create and adapt a safe and balanced practice to share with others. 

We have created a safe, welcoming space helping you feel comfortable practice-teaching and embarking on this personal journey. Learn how to share Yoga safely with folks of all ages and abilities. Graduates consistently comment on the professional, friendly, experienced, and caring approach of our faculty. 

You’ll become part of a community, creating new authentic friendships, deepening your spiritual knowledge, and sharing your knowledge and passion with others. You’ll explore the Yogic lifestyle of mind-body health and learn to cultivate inner peace and self acceptance. 

We’ll meet you where you’re at and offer you the opportunity to tap into the power within yourself. Yoga is so much more than just physical practice. You’ll gain an understanding of movement and breath and about life-changing breathing and mindfulness techniques, and a calmer way to manage every aspect of your life.

We do offer In-Person, Virtual, and Hybrid options. Please note that for the Virtual and Hybrid options you will need a computer with webcam, a reliable high-speed internet connection, a private space where you won’t be interrupted, and enough space for you to be seen on your Yoga mat while practicing. We are a registered school with Yoga Alliance and follow their curriculum of Techniques, Training and Practice, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Humanities and Professional Essentials. 

Laurie Farmer, E-RYT500, YACEP, LICSW, ACHP-SW, Reiki Level 2 Certified
Laurie’s yoga journey began in 2000 with a convenient class at the gym, sparking a love for lifelong learning and exploration of yoga’s many facets. Witnessing the preciousness of life during her 17 years working in hospice fostered a profound appreciation for mindfulness and living in the present moment, values that now permeate her teaching. Grateful for her own teachers, Laurie discovered yoga’s power for self-care, mindfulness, and personal transformation. Witnessing its positive impact fueled her passion to share this gift with others.She believes that yoga truly is a source of strength and resilience. 

Laurie’s classes, known for their welcoming atmosphere, foster exploration for students of all levels. Her background as a clinical social worker enriches her understanding of mental and emotional well-being, complementing her yoga expertise. A passionate teacher with a warm and friendly personality, Laurie guides students through various styles and paces, including flow, gentle, restorative, yin, chair yoga, and yoga4cancer.  Having experienced the holistic benefits of yoga firsthand, particularly during her own journey with cancer, Laurie’s classes emphasize present-moment awareness, the breath, and a sense of curiosity and joyful exploration. It is her daily practice to live yoga “off the mat” and it is her hope that she encourages students to do this as well.  

In the Sharing Yoga Teacher Training, Laurie is a lead trainer and will be guiding students in pranayama and the subtle body, meditation, anatomy and physiology, and professional development.Her goal is to empower future yoga teachers with the skills and confidence to cultivate a mindful and inclusive yoga practice for all.

Wendy Bonner
Wendy first experienced the healing benefits of yoga 20 years ago and quickly realized that she wanted to take her practice deeper by completing Sharing Yoga’s 200-hour yoga teacher training. She taught a weekly class at Sharing Yoga for many years and has been part of Sharing Yoga’s teacher training faculty since 2013. She has also completed additional training in teaching trauma-sensitive yoga, 200 hours of instruction with Asa Dustin and Stephen Bethel, Sharing Yoga’s 300-hour yoga teacher training, and 500 hours of mantra teacher training with Rajeshwari Gretchen Carmel. Wendy loves to learn, and she loves to share with others the practices that have brought her peace and transformed her life. Wendy will guide the mantra meditation and yoga philosophy portions of the curriculum.

Alison Murphy
Alison completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Sharing Yoga in 2014, and has since trained in Yoga for Children and Yin Yoga. She began her yoga practice only a few years before becoming a teacher. She was looking for both the physical practice and emotional relief yoga can offer. When Alison taught weekly at Sharing Yoga, her classes were known for postures being held a long time and working inward to find stillness. Most recently, Alison has taught children’s yoga to kids ranging from 2 years old to 15. The joy, honesty, and skepticism kids bring to yoga classes is both challenging and refreshing to teach. Alison coordinates the practice teaching portion of the teacher training.

David Breen
David is known for his inspiring classes, his sense of humor, and his dedication to the ancient teachings of Yoga. David has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. He’s volunteered his time at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men and the Payson Center for Cancer Care in Concord where he offered Yoga and Meditation as tools for spiritual, physical and emotional well-being.