Looking for a yoga teacher training in New Jersey? While many people assume that the best schools are in major markets such as New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, many people don’t realize that there are hidden gems in their own backyard. Many powerful teachers travel the world studying yoga for years and decide to set up their own schools in smaller areas to make it easier and more affordable to obtain the same education without having to travel the world to find it. Below are a list of schools offering yoga instructor training programs in New Jersey.
FlorYoga located in Jersey City, New Jersey is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School and offers a 200 Hr Vinyasa teacher training. Because there is not one central studio, the training will take place at a local venue. Classes of teacher trainees are very small—only ten per training. This helps to ensure that each trainee gets individualized attention. The training runs over the course of four months and meets every Tuesday and Thursday, and every other weekend. The weekend sessions consist of special workshops. In order to receive their certifications, trainees must pass a mid-term and a final exam with at an 85% score or higher, and there are seven required books to read.
The program seeks to impart Flor Yoga’s philosophy of bringing one teacher to several students while also preparing their graduates for a more traditional fitness center and/or yoga studio setting. Flor Yoga sends out teachers to corporate offices and events, private condominium gyms, and private/semiprivate classes, and they seek to prepare trainees to do the same. The program teachers will mentor the trainees to bring yoga wherever they go, so they can, hypothetically, teach anywhere.
Flor Yoga’s program is very well rounded. Although it is a Vinyasa teacher training, the required reading list includes books on Iyengar’s method and hot yoga in addition to standard readings like Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. One bullet point of their training is private vs. group yoga, which is an aspect of teaching in which their teachers have experience. There are also units on basic Thai yoga, restorative, and prenatal yoga. Flor Yoga also offers a separate 50 hour prenatal teacher training, and to attend you must have graduated from a Yoga Alliance accredited 200 Hr teacher training program.
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