Ekam Yoga 200 HR Teacher Training


Sunday, November 12


Led by Jennifer Smith



(Before November 15)





10 week program
Saturday and Sunday 1:30 to 7:30
January 13 – March 16
(No sessions for ski weekend February 17-18)
Embark on a transformative journey with our Teacher Training Program, where the ancient tradition of yoga comes alive in a mesmerizing blend of wisdom, lineage, and self-discovery. Dive deep into the heart of yoga as we celebrate the profound legacy of past gurus while nurturing your physical practice and cultivating the essential skills to become a well-rounded teacher.
Our program is a 200-hour immersive odyssey that spans across the realms of body, mind, and spirit. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive curriculum that unfolds as follows:


Body: Delve into the art of yoga asanas with an unwavering emphasis on precision, foundation, and alignment. Learn the intricacies of teaching and adjusting postures, paving the way for a profound connection between body and practice.


Mind: Harness the power of your thoughts through an array of breathing and meditation techniques. Discover the serene stillness within as you gain mastery over your own mind, a priceless skill that transcends yoga into daily life.


Spirit: Unearth a profound connection between body, self, and the divine, forging a sacred link that will guide you on your journey. This spiritual awakening is the essence of yoga, and it awaits your exploration.


Our program’s key highlights will illuminate your path:


Alignment: Immerse yourself in the art of precise alignment.


Yogic Anatomy: Uncover the intricacies of the human body within the yogic context.


Hands-On Assists: Develop the art of skillful touch to deepen your students’ practice.


Meditation & Pranayama: Explore the depths of meditation and breath control.


Creative Sequencing: Craft dynamic and inspiring yoga sequences.


Sanskrit: Connect with the ancient language that breathes life into yoga.


Ashtanga Primary Series: Focus on foundational poses through this dynamic sequence.


Restorative/Yin Yoga: Learn the art of nurturing and healing through gentle practices.


Prenatal Modifications: Ensure the safety and comfort of expectant mothers.


Creative Prop Usage: Elevate your teaching with innovative prop techniques.


In-Depth Philosophy: Dive into the profound philosophical aspects of yoga.


As a special treat, our program includes guest lecturers, offering a rich tapestry of insights and experiences, including Reiki I certification, Kundalini, Acro yoga, and enlightening sessions with esteemed Ekam teachers such as Sarah Ramos, Andrea Martin, and Shannon Kassof.


Whether you’re on a quest to deepen your personal practice or embark on a fulfilling career as a yoga teacher, our training program meets all the rigorous standards of Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of our 200 and 300-hour programs, you will earn the coveted Yoga Alliance RYT certification, a testament to your dedication and expertise.


Our ultimate goal is to guide you on a profound exploration of mind, body, and spirit, where you will not only find a deep connection to yourself but also forge meaningful bonds with others on a shared journey of self-discovery and transformation. Join us, and let the magic of yoga unfurl in your life like never before.



*payment plans available 
*work trade scholarships available

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith is a yoga teacher dedicated to teaching the yogic lifestyle through helping her students appreciate the process and not just the goal.  Jennifer empowers her students on and off the mat with the message to never give up, but always let go.  She teaches with a tangible energy and ingenuity that compels her students to trust the process and find the best in themselves.  She firmly believes in using perseverance, honesty, and universal morality to help guide students to their path to true happiness.  Jennifer’s approach to teaching has been formed by her deep interest in medicine.  Graduating from Monmouth University with concentrations in biology and psychology she realized that western medicine could only offer so much; she then became dedicated to finding other alternatives.  She studied Hatha yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India then also concentrated on Ashtanga under Caroline Klebl.  Her teaching style blends yogic therapy, with mindful sequencing and correct alignment while focusing on the breath to create a moving meditation.  Her teaching and energy create a refuge for her students while pushing them to grow beyond their expectations.  Her teaching styles include Hatha, Ashtanga, children’s, vinyasa flow, power, restorative, Yin, meditation, and Pranayama with a touch of Reiki.  With practice, we can shed the layers of our egos to let our true selves shine!


What is a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training?

A 200-hour yoga teacher training is a comprehensive program designed to deepen your understanding of yoga, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to become a certified yoga instructor.

Who can enroll in a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training?

Anyone passionate about yoga, regardless of their level of experience, can enroll in a 200-hour teacher training. It’s suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike.

What will I learn during the training?

You’ll learn a wide range of topics, including yoga philosophy, anatomy, alignment, teaching techniques, meditation, and more. The training covers the foundations of yoga practice and teaching.

How long does a 200-hour training program take to complete?

This 200-hour program spans 10 weeks, meeting Saturdays and Sundays only.

Is the training physically demanding?

While yoga teacher training does involve physical practice and asana (posture) work, it is adapted to suit various fitness levels. Modifications and adjustments are provided, ensuring inclusivity.

What certification will I receive upon completion?

Upon successfully completing the program and meeting the requirements, you’ll receive a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training certification recognized by Yoga Alliance, allowing you to teach yoga worldwide.

Can I teach yoga after completing the training?

Yes, you will be qualified to teach yoga classes independently or at yoga studios, gyms, wellness centers, and more. Many graduates start their own yoga classes or join established studios.

Are there any prerequisites for enrollment?

While there are no strict prerequisites, a consistent yoga practice before the training can be beneficial. It’s important to have a genuine interest in yoga and a willingness to learn.

What is the cost of the 200-hour yoga teacher training?

$3750 Early Bird (11/15)

$3999 Full price

Payment plans are available for the full priuce option.

Can I continue working while doing the training?

Yes, the training is weekends only.

What should I bring to the training?

You’ll need comfortable yoga attire, a yoga mat, laptop or note-taking materials, the required texts and an open heart and mind.

Is there an assessment or final exam?

Yes. There is a final written exam and a practicum where students lead a 60 minute yoga class.

Is there additional hours outside of the weekend training dates?

Yes, there are 60 practice hours required to receive your certificate as well as any hours used for homework and reading

If I am absent how do I make up?

All classes will need to be made up. Lead instructor will guide you on how to do that but in any case that the instructor needs assist in makeups will need to pay their hourly rate.

If you have additional questions please reach out to bendyjenny108@gmail.com

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