The trainings’s offered through the Always-At-Aum Yoga School are open for anyone to attend and qualify as CE’s with the Yoga Alliance.  For more information or to register please contact Robin at robin.appel@always-at-aum.com or call (631)235-5307.

200hr YTT

200hr YTT

Facilitate By:

Robin Maida, Regina McGowan, Nick & Audreyrose Viscovich, and Jude Levy

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Our 200hr YTT is hosted by a multiple of yoga studios in New York, Denver, Florida, Montana, Virginia, and Canada. We offer YTT in 3 different formats: an intensive that meets on m-f from 10a-2p for 6.5 weeks, an evening YTT that meets on (m) & (w) or (m) & (th) from 5:30p-9:30p for 16-weeks, and an 8-weekend training that meets every other weekend. Students are able to mix and match our YTT’s to better support their schedules. Contact Robin Maida with any questions.

Offered in 3 Formats

Intensive, Evening, and Weekend Trainings

300hr YTT

300hr YTT

Facilitate By:

Robin Appel Maida, Regina McGowan, Nick Viscovich, Jude Levy, and Lisa King

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Delve deeper into your practice and enhance your skills as a yoga teacher with our advanced 300hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT).  This training is designed for students to go at their own pace to assist them in defining and developing their unique teaching style.

Registration is Ongoing

Participants pay as you go!

Ashtanga YTT

Ashtanga YTT

Facilitated By:

Nicole Stumph

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Ashtanga yoga is the vinyasa process as created by K. Pattabhi Jois. The Primary Series is called yoga chikitas, meaning yoga therapy, because of the cleaning and toning effect it has on the body and mind. Come to learn more about this eight-limb process of traditional yoga using method of synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of 41 asanas, and the use of drishti. These 3 elements being used together form the trinity of yoga in Sanskit called the tristhana.

Items to be covered in the training:

  • Opening Mantra
  • History
  • Sun salutations Surya Namaskar A & B
  • Standing Series
  • Seating Series
  • Closing Series
  • Back-bending Series
  • Overview of Primary Series
  • Asana Adjustments
  • Transitions
  • Cueing of Ujjayi Breathe
  • Timing to complete in 1 hour 30 minutes

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(f) April 19 from 5:30p-9:30p and (ss) April 20 & 21 from 12p-6p

Barre TT

Barre TT

Facilitated By:

Cathleen Deutscher

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This training empowers students to:

  • Deliver a results-driven, challenging barre class for any level
  • Sharpen your skills for cuing, correcting, and giving adjustments
  • Embrace your strengths and passions to design a class that is authentically to keep your classes motivating and fun
  • Experience each exercise through a new perspective with an overview of the amazing fascial system.
  • Transform the health and lives of your students and yourself through the understanding of the human energy system.
  • Become more grounded and stand in the knowing you are of service to each student in your class
  • Deepen your own barre or movement practice, even if you don’t desire to teach.

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(f) Mar from 4:30p-8:30p and (ss) Mar 23 & 24 from 10a-4p

Crystal Healer Certification

Crystal Healer Certification

Facilitated By:

Jude Levy

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Crystal healing is about so much more than chakras and intention setting! Until you have successfully worked with crystals to manifest your dream goals, release trauma, or direct energy around a person’s body for healing, then you have not fully discovered their power! Journey far beyond the crystal healing skills and into a world of spiritual awakening and energetic empowerment. You’ll love being guided on an immersive journey into the science, spirituality, energetics and metaphysics of crystals.

Learn how to skillfully use crystals for healing while experiencing a profound inner shift This newly added training is a fully-immersive online crystal healing certification. At the end of this course you will feel confident as a professional crystal healing practitioner.

Join us in this training and learn:

  • History and philosophy of crystal healing
  • Crystal healing formations & what they’re best used for.
  • How to properly cleanse, program and store crystals.
  • Discover popular crystals and their healing benefits.
  • How to choose the right crystals to heal with.
  • How to support and balance the Chakra centers in crystal healing.
  • Discover effective crystal healing methods.
  • Learn all the aspects of building your own Crystal Healing business as a practitioner.
  • Real-life crystal healing techniques to relieve stress & anxiety and promote cleansing, self-love & more.
  • Explore your spirituality, improve your intuition and learn how to sense & understand energy.

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TBD

Hot YTT

Hot YTT

Facilitated By:

Chris Olstrom

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Join us in this medicinal training and learn:

  • The history of hot yoga
  • Benefits of hot yoga
  • Hot 26 sequence
  • Hot vinyasa sequencing
  • How to modify and intensify
  • Injury management and prevention
  • Alignment cues and physical adjustments
  • Pranayama
  • Timing
  • Proper climate control
  • Guidelines for pregnancy

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TBD

Kids YTT

Kids YTT

Facilitated By:

Lisa King

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During the course of this training you will:

  • Learn fun and effective ways to teach yoga to children at home, in school or a yoga studio
  • Develop more confidence in holding space while setting healthy boundaries to enable mindfulness and supportive learning
  • Engage in appropriate asana and lesson plans
  • Participate in role-playing for different ages
  • Become connected to a yoga community and be empowered to take the next step in your journey

This training is appropriate for:

  • Anyone wanting to bring yoga to children
  • Yoga Instructors (no prior kids required)
  • Physical Education Instructors who want to incorporate yoga into their curriculum
  • Volunteers who go into the schools with existing yoga instructors and “mirror” poses for students or learn some tools for their own children
  • Teachers who want yoga tools to relax, focus and/or energize children in the classroom

Next Training

(f) 6/21 from 5:30p-9:30p, (sa) 6/22 from 10a-6p

Nidra YTT

Nidra YTT

Facilitated By:

Jude Levy

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Yoga Nidra, a.k.a. the psychic sleep, is an ancient meditation technique.  When we practice Yoga Nidra, our brain waves slow down so that we can connect the space between our conscious and subconscious mind.  Tapping into that space gives us the tools we need to not only overcome obstacles; mental, spiritual, and physical, but it brings us closer to the understanding of our true nature.

Join us in this training and learn:

  • History and Philosophy or Yoga Nidra
  • States of Consciousness
  • Types of Sleep
  • Creating a Successful Yoga Nidra Practice
  • Leading Your Nidra Effectively

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(f) March 1 from 5:30p-9:30p & (su) March 3 fro 12p-6p

Plant-Based Nutrition

Plant-Based Nutrition

Facilitated By:

Amy Deaver

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(f) March 1 from 5:30p-9:30p & (su) March 3 fro 12p-6p

Prenatal YTT

Prenatal YTT

Facilitated By:

Lisa King

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As expectant mothers, fear, anxiety, excitement, joy and instability are just some of the emotions that can arise daily. During our Prenatal YTT, students learn to support mothers-to-be on their journey both physically and emotionally, all while creating a safe nurturing space of community.

Be prepared to:

  • learn techniques that support the changing pregnant body comfortably
  • create a community of like minded moms-to-be
  • learn safe adjustments, modification, and variations of yoga poses that help expectant mothers feel healthy
  • learn to facilitate a group of expectant mothers with different needs and contraindications

Next Training

(f) 4/19 from 5:30p-9:30p and (sa) 4/20 from 10a-6p

Restorative YTT

Restorative YTT

Facilitated By:

Robin Maida, Nick Viscovich, and Jude Levy

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During a time when the world is experiencing unprecedented overwhelm, this training is the antidote.  It provides students with tools to create a relaxation response that help support them in metabolizing trauma, returning to self-regulation, and having access to critical thinking.

Join us in this medicinal training and learn:

  • The basics of restorative yoga
  • Benefits of restorative yoga
  • Physiology of relaxation
  • How to effectively and efficiently use props and poses
  • Sequencing to incorporate restorative poses in a vinyasa class
  • How to teach a full restorative practice
  • The importance and juiciness of savasana

This training is appropriate for:

  • Yoga Instructors
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Classroom Educators
  • Parents
  • Anyone and everyone with a pulse!

Next Training

(f) 4/12 from 5:30p-9:30p and (ss) 4/13 & 4/14 from 12p-4p

Sound Healing TT

Sound Healing TT

Facilitated By:

Robin Maida and Cassandra Severns

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Sound healing is a therapeutic technique used to support people in balancing their central nervous system so that the Health of their system can function at its optimal best.  

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(su) 6/9 and (m) 6/10 from 5:30p-9:30p

SUP YTT

SUP YTT

Facilitated By:

Robin and Phil Maida

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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga has taken the community by storm! It combines traditional poses with the fun twist of executing them while balancing on a floating paddleboard.  SUP yoga adds an exciting new and challenging experience that isn’t available in an indoor yoga studio.  Enjoy the sun on your face and match the rhythm of your breath with the ebb and flow of the water. Join Robin and Phil for some fun in the sun!!

In this training participants learn:

  • paddleboard technique, handling and maneuvering for the SUP beginner
  • basic water safety, seamanship and rescue procedures to ensure the safety of all
  • how to develop and modify sequences that are SUP yoga friendly
  • industry insight on the SUP yoga business including how to market and purchase products and equipment

Training Requirements:

  • Participants must be able to swim and have a 200hr YTT certificate.
  • Yoga instructors receive 7 CE’s with the Yoga Alliance
  • In the case of inclement weather the training is pushed back in the day or moved to Sunday. Safety must come first!
  • Participants are responsible for supplying their own board or they be rented from the launch sites.

Next Training

(f) 6/7 from 6p-9p and (sa) 6/8 from 9a-2p

Tarot Certification

Tarot Certification

Facilitated By:

Regina McGowan

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Learn How to Read Tarot

An Immersive Online Series

Become a certified tarot reader and learn tarot in a clear & manageable way while sharpening your intuition. This 4-part virtual series is being held on Wednesday from 7p-9p on March 8, 15, 22, & 29.

Items to be covered in the training:

    • Investment: $450
    • 300hr YTTs: 350

Venmo: @alwaysataum

Must have Rider-Waite Tarot deck.

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(w) March 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 7p-9p

Yin YTT

Yin YTT

Facilitated By:

Jude Levy and Nick Viscovich

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Yin yoga is the perfect way to teach us how to find our edge both on and off the mat. As human beings we may have a hard time settling into stillness and we tend to avoid any sensation that brings us discomfort at any cost. The practice of yin helps us with deal with both. Yin poses or rather shapes of the body targets our connective tissue giving us the opportunity to find deep flexibility. This practice is a perfect complement for any active practice.

Join us in this training and learn:

  • What is Yin Yoga
  • History of YIn
  • Benefits of Yin
  • Principles of Yin
  • How to Sequence Yin
  • Difference between Restorative and Yin
  • Intro to Meridiens
  • Principles in sequencing and teaching Yin

Next Training

Friday 6/21 from 5:30p-9:30p and 6/23 from 12p-4p

Yoga for the Healing Heart

Yoga for the Healing Heart

Facilitated By:

Robin Maida

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This training is a celebration of life and an opportunity to reclaim vitality. Participants learn trauma sensitive yoga techniques to support them while moving through grief.

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TBD

Yoga for Recovery

Yoga for Recovery

Facilitated By:

Robin Maida

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Welcome to the Ākāsá (uh-kuh-shuh) yoga class with the Always-At-Aum Yoga School. This class has been created as a safe place for survivors of any type of abuse or assault and for people who struggle or have struggled with any type of addiction or trauma to their body, mind, or spirit. The purpose of the class is to practice yoga together and to have any opportunity to share our reflections with one another while keeping the focus on ourselves. Through yoga, we yoke (join) our mind with our body to assist with healing empowering participants to live full lives.

Ākāśa is 1.5hrs consisting of a 45-minute yoga practice suitable for all levels and fitness levels, followed by the opportunity to share on a topic that was chosen by a qualified instructor at the beginning of the class.

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TBD

Yoga for Special Needs

Yoga for Special Needs

Facilitated By:

Lorraine Hayden

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Lorraine specializes in working with students with special needs.  Join her and learn techniques to support all children in learning to feel safe in their body.

Next Training

TBD

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