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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Yoga Teacher Training at Wainwright House in Rye, NY

Nov 29, 2014 09:51PM

Bernadette Birney

Wainwright House in Rye, NY, is offering a unique yoga training that incorporates a holistic approach, with dedicated teachers who excel in their respective specialties and aim to guide students through the refinements of yoga practice and instruction.

The program consists of a traditional RYS 200-hour four-week Intensive Yoga Teacher Training or a two-week Yoga Immersion Retreat. “No matter which option people choose, Wainwright House Yoga Training Academy is ready to help them achieve their goals, grow their practice and inspire them on a path to excellence,” says Executive Director Peggy Hill.

The four-week program with Bernadette Birney will be held one week per month for four months. Each session begins on Monday and ends on Friday, running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and taking place December 8 through 12, 2014, January 26 through 30, February 23 through 27 and March 9 through 13, 2015.

The two-week immersion retreat at Wainwright House will be led by Robin Appel. Instruction is held daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the first week takes place January 12 through 16. The second week dates are not yet announced. Lodging is available at Fonrose House, with meals included.

A special Certification in Child Yoga with Appel will also be offered from March 27 through 29, 2015. This is a 20-hour weekend class, applicable towards a 95-hour RCYS certification. Additionally, 17 hours can be applied toward RYS-300 training or as 17 Continuing Education credits for teachers.

Further offerings at Wainwright House Yoga Training Academy include Yoga Alliance Certification for all courses and such 200 Level topics as: What is Yoga, The Psychology of Yoga, Yoga Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Sanskrit, Systems of Yoga, Alignment, Professional Ethics, Standing Postures, Sitting Postures, Balancing Postures, Inversions, Breathing and Pranayama, Meditation, Therapeutic Yoga, Sun Salutations, Business and Legal Aspects of Yoga, Yoga in the Schools or Workplace, Ayurveda, Human Energy Systems, Kundalini Kriyas for Core Strength, Fitness and Nutrition, Teaching Special Populations and Prenatal Yoga.

Wainwright House is located at 260 Stuyvesant Ave. in Rye, NY. To register, visit or call 914.967.6080.