Spring 2020 Training

April 10th - May 10th
Daya Yoga Studio in Bushwick

Love yoga? Want to deepen your practice?

Are you considering teaching? Or are you in a life transition, and wondering what comes next?

If so, our Yoga Alliance-certified 200-Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training is for you!


flow with style

You’ll learn to teach Active Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Flow, and Restorative classes. You’ll be introduced to elements of popular styles including traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin, and Vinyasa Flow. And you’ll learn a proven system for integrating elements from these and other traditions into an intelligent and cohesive style that is authentically yours.  At the end of your training, you’ll be transformed – more uniquely, authentically, and beautifully YOU.


Course Requirements

In order to receive a certificate of completion of the training these requirements must be met:


▪ If absent, you need to make up the studies on your own time

▪ All homework and assignments need to be turned in

▪ You must assist and observe 10 classes with the instructor that you are choosing to study with as your mentor

▪ To graduate, you must teach a final class

General Requirements

Final Exam Requirements

Each student must teach a full length class.

A written outline of the class must be included.

Class must consist of:

▪ Daya check-in

▪ Dharma talk

▪ Meditation

▪ Sun Salutation

▪ Vinyasa Sequence

▪ Sequence created by yourself/Vinyasa style/whatever you major in

Table of Contents:

1 Family Tree (Yoga Styles and History of Yoga)

2 Pranayama

3 Asana ( Intro to Surya A, B)

4 Yoga Anatomy/ Anatomy of Asana

5 The Art of Assisting (Adjustments)

6 Injuries

7 Chanting

8 Choose your Direction (Yin, Power…)

9 Teaching/sequence/no sequence

Course Outline

read before Training:

  • Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self, Anodea Judith (Good reads Author)

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (any version)

  • Bhagavad Gita (any version)

Have in your librARY:

  • Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff

  • Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar

  • Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda

  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Muktibodhananda Saraswati


Week 1

Friday 4/10

6pm- Welcoming Circle/ Check in and Opening

7pm - Kirtan

All of you are Invited to Celebrate

Saturday 4/11

7am - Yoga Class - Daya Yoga Sequence & Mantra

2pm - Brief History of Yoga & Sacred Texts

6pm - Asana Lab

Sunday 4/12

7am - Yoga Class - Daya Yoga Sequence & Mantra

2pm - Check in ----- Self care/practice, seasonal approach

4pm - Yoga Sutras

6pm - Asana Lab

Week 2

Friday 4/17

6pm - History of Yoga

Mythology and Sacred Text - Yoga Philosophy 

Saturday 4/18

7am - Yoga Class - Daya Yoga Sequence & Mantra

2pm - Pranayama

4pm - Energetic Body / Chakras / Kundalini

6pm - Asana Lab / Daya Yoga Sequence

Sunday 4/19

7am - Yoga Class - Daya Yoga Sequence & Mantra

2pm - Asana Lab / Surya A and B

4pm - Daya Yoga Sequence

6pm - Advanced Asana

Week 3

Friday 4/24

6pm - 8:30pm - Teaching Methodology

Saturday 4/25

7am - Yoga Class - Daya Yoga Sequence & Mantra

2pm - Teaching Methodology - Sequencing

4pm - Adjustments

Sunday 4/26

7am - Yoga Class - Daya Yoga Sequence & Mantra

2pm - Anatomy 

Week 4

Friday 5/1

6pm - Conscious Communication & Cacao

Saturday 5/2

7am - Yoga Class - Daya Yoga Sequence & Mantra

2pm - Asana Lab - Adjustments/ Injuries / Asana Lab

Sunday 5/3

7am - 8pm Hike

Week 5

Friday 5/8

6 - 8pm - Individual time with lead teachers

Saturday 5/9

Final Exam and Evaluation 

Sunday 5/10

Graduation All of you are invited !!!

2020 Calendar

Yoga Alliance Registered School of Yoga (RYS-200 Hour)

Instructors:  Anna Lesniak and many more amazing teachers from the Daya Community

Info Session coming soon !!!!


If you have questions email

It will be a life changing experience !!!!

200-Hour Teacher Training Certification Program

Early Bird: $2700
(paid in full by the end of JANUARY 31st)

Full Tuition: $3000
Installment Plans available


What comes in your package after you sign up:

   1 month unlimited membership

  • Book with poses and training info

  • Mentor

  • Few $5 passes for family and friends

  • Diary/notebook

  • Free mat storage

Package Details



Your training is more than just learning yoga poses. Sure, you’ll learn the technical things you need to be a great teacher – anatomy, sequencing, cueing, and all that other stuff. But you’re also taking a deep, transformational journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-love. When it’s done you’ll be a different person… not a person who’s changed, but rather a person who has a truer understanding of who you really are. You’ll see the beauty and grace inside of yourself, and you’ll be ready to share it with the world in your own unique way.


Off the mat

You’ll learn an advanced teaching style (called “off the mat”) that allows you to teach like a pro, starting with the very first class you teach! Instead of demonstrating every pose from the front of the class, you’ll learn to teach while walking around the room so that you can really see your students and help them deepen their practice. This is an absolutely essential tool if you want to be a top teacher!

You’ll learn so much about yoga, anatomy, and sequencing that you’ll be able to create your own class plans, with endless creativity and variety! (At many other schools you’ll only learn one or two class plans that you’ll teach again and again, and you won’t gain the knowledge or confidence to create your own unlimited class plans.)