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Yoga Teacher Training Institute Opens in Yonkers: At Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, Spring 2016, Open Houses planned

On March 13 and April 3, 2016,  from 3 to 5 p.m., Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, located at 799 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY, will hold an open house to introduce its A.L.M.A. Institute for yoga and holistic education. The Institute is registered as an RYS200 teacher-training program with the Yoga Alliance organization.

Erica Garcia, owner of Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness and the director of teacher training at the Institute, says the A.L.M.A. model—focused on Asana, Lifestyle, Meditation and Acceptance—makes for a one-of-a-kind teacher-training program. “Whether you are looking to gain your teacher certification or simply deepen your own practice, this training was created to empower and arm you with a comprehensive battery of tools to move through your own evolution beyond asana and burst through to your greatest potential, and in return offer this wonderful gift to your students.”

Garcia has practiced yoga for more than 27 years, has taken multiple yoga trainings and is a certified holistic health coach. “I’ve woven a program that is about being inclusive, because yoga should not be an exclusive club,” she says. “Yoga should be accessible to all, regardless of age, size, color or spiritual beliefs.”

The first A.L.M.A. Institute 200hr Yoga Teacher program will be a 13-week part-time training beginning April 17. Open house visitors should come dressed to take a yoga class. They will be able to apply and interview in person and inquire about payment plan options. For more info, call 914.294.0606, email [email protected] or visit