New Jersey yoga teacher training at Indigo Yoga Studios

A Yoga Alliance Accredited 200-Hour and 300-Hour Certifying School

New Jersey Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive center for yogis to pursue teaching, enjoy community, advance their craft, and deepen their personal practice.

The NJ Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour Certification is a Yoga Alliance accredited certification program. It is an immersion into yoga and an exploration of the yogic lifestyle, philosophy, postures, teaching techniques, and methodologies.

Harness the confidence to lead a class, explore your personal practice, or cultivate a yogic lifestyle off the mat. The NJ Yoga Teacher Training team prides itself on providing personal attention within the group setting as individuals interact with other trainees, instructors, and experts in the health & wellness industry.

Tuition: TBA per person

Our next 200 hour Training will be January 2024. Details posted soon!

Scholarships

Inquire about scholarships by emailing us at info@indigoyogastudios.com

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available ($500 non-refundable deposit due at time or enrollment and remaining balance will be split evenly to automatically charge on the 1st of the month for 4 monthly installments).

What's Included

Tuition price includes PDF manual and access to yoga classes at Indigo Yoga during training dates.

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The NJYTT 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training allows 200-hour certified yoga teachers to continue their education in pursuit of a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification (500 RYT).

Prerequisite: Must have completed a Yoga Alliance accredited 200-Hour YTT.

Whether your goal is to create workshops, develop programs and class series, organize a retreat, or open your own yoga studio/business, our mission is to empower you with the necessary tools for growth and success. Receive individual attention from the NJYTT team as you fine-tune your teaching approach, expand your knowledge base, and interact with other trainees, instructors, and experts in the health & wellness industry.

Tuition: $4,250 per person

Early Bird Special until August 1st 2023:
$3950 per person
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Format

This is an all LIVE training and year long commitment. All sessions are hosted at Indigo Yoga, one intensive weekend a month!

Dates & Times:
Friday:  6-9:30pm
Saturday: 11-6pm
Sunday: 12-6pm  

1st: Sept 8/9/10
2nd:Oct 13/14/15
3rd:Nov 10/11/12
4th:Dec 15/16/17
5th: Jan 12/13/14
6th: Feb 9/10/11
7th:March 8/9/10
8th: April 121314
9th:May 17/18/19
10th:June 7/8/9  
11th:July 12/13/14
12th: Aug 16, 17,18

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available (A non-refundable deposit due at time or enrollment and remaining balance will be split evenly to automatically charge on the 1st of the month year).

What's Included

Tuition price includes the PDF manual!

Specialized Yoga Teacher Training + Continued Education

Learning is an ongoing journey and we are life-long students. Continue to broaden your knowledge base as a yoga instructor, yogi, and learner of life! Explore our menu of offerings of continued education resources to dive deeper into the history and philosophy of yoga, and learn more about techniques, methods and styles of meditation, yoga and fitness.

Common Questions

Are there any pre-requisites to enroll in the 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training?

In order to participate in the 300-hour certification program, you must be 200-hour certified with a Yoga Alliance accredited program.

What will I learn in the 300-Hour yoga teacher training?
  • Teaching techniques and alignment points for advanced asana as well as how to progress into challenging poses.
  • How to identify misalignments and how to cue.
  • Advanced sequencing and preparing a creative and effective class.
  • In-depth anatomy immersion into the joints, muscles, bones, nervous system, and organs.
  • The history of yoga: Sanskrit and Bhagavad Gita.
  • Yoga philosophy and lifestyle.
  • Pranayama, meditation, sadhana.
  • Ayurveda.
  • Teaching methodology.
  • Diving deeper into the business of yoga: opening, managing and marketing your yoga business; organizing yoga retreats, class series, and workshops.
Is NJYTT a Yoga Alliance accredited certifying school?

YES! Yoga Alliance is an international organization that was started in 1999 to create a standard for yoga teachers and teacher training schools to ensure that necessary topics are being thoroughly covered in certification programs, thereby ensuring yoga students receive thorough preparation for teaching. NJ Yoga Teacher Training’s 200 and 300-hour programs are accredited with Yoga Alliance.

Do I have to be advanced in order to enroll in the teacher training?

No, you do not need to be advanced in order to participate in the NJ Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour program. This training program is appropriate for anyone trying to deepen their own personal practice, even if they have no intention to teach. However, while not required, we do recommend that you have at least three months of consistent yoga practice under your belt before the start of the training program. This way, you'll start off with a basic foundation of how to do beginner-level yoga poses before learning how to teach.


In order to participate in the 300-hour program, you must be a 200-hour certified instructor.

What are the requirements for graduation from the certification program?

In order to graduate from the program, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Tuition must be paid in full.
  • Attendance of teacher training sessions (or completed make-up sessions).
  • Completion of required class hours, practice teaching hours, and study hours with record log of completed hours.
  • Completion and submission of all assignments.
  • Successful participation in final teaching practical and written test displaying safety and retained knowledge.
What if I don't want to be a teacher?

That’s not a problem! NJYTT’s 200-hour training is ideal for those who want to learn more about yoga in order to enhance their own practice and immerse themselves in the yoga community, culture, and lifestyle. Learning to become comfortable leading a class will be a bonus for you.

Is NJYTT a Yoga Alliance accredited certifying school?

YES! Yoga Alliance is an international organization that was started in 1999 to create a standard for yoga teachers and teacher training schools. It was designed to ensure certification programs cover necessary topics thoroughly and properly prepare students for teaching yoga. NJ Yoga Teacher Training’s 200 and 300-hour training programs are accredited with Yoga Alliance.


What is included in the tuition price?

Tuition price for the 200-hour training includes a 200-hour YTT manual, access to unlimited virtual and in-person yoga classes with Indigo Yoga during training, and group lessons.


Tuition price for the 300-hour training includes a 300-hour YTT manual, access to unlimited virtual and in-person yoga classes with Indigo Yoga during training, group lessons, group practice teaching sessions, and up to 30 hours of specialized modules (*select modules are an additional fee).

What are the differences between different types of yoga?

There are many different styles of yoga, but each is based on breath and posture. Vinyasa consists of moving one breath with one movement as you flow through a series of postures to get your blood flowing and body moving. We offer a variety of yoga styles to suit a variety of needs and explorations including relaxation, deep stretching, strengthening, alignment, and balance. To learn more about the various styles of yoga we offer, take a look through our class descriptions.

Fun Fact: Did you know that yoga is more than just the poses we do on our mats? It’s a question we hear a lot — 'what kind of yoga do you teach?' “Hatha” yoga is a pretty common response. “Hatha” is a generic term, which encompasses all styles of physical yoga.

Meditation is considered "raja yoga." Living the yogi life of selfless service is "karma yoga." "Jnana yoga" is about learning and being open to new ideas and trying new experiences. As yogis, we practice living the yogic lifestyle by following a series of commitments called the Yamas & Niyamas. Through this practice, we commit to living in truth and moderation, respectfully and generously, and without greed, desire, harm, or stealing. We commit to living in self-discipline and exploring knowledge, self reflection and contemplation, to pursuing positive and pure thinking, practicing proper hygiene, and fueling our bodies and minds with healthy food and drink.

What style does NJYTT teach?

NJYTT introduces and helps students gain a basic understanding of various styles of yoga. We put primary emphasis on Vinyasa Hatha yoga with a strong focus on proper alignment and safety in form while flowing freely and comfortably from pose to pose. Vinyasa can be done at a slow or quick pace, depending on the level of the class. It incorporates breathwork by encouraging transitioning at the pace of your breath. Trainees will be introduced to various other styles during training including, but not limited, to restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, hot yoga, yin yoga, power yoga, and more.

How do I enroll?

Click the Teacher Training tab above, select an upcoming training, and click Enroll. Students have the option to reserve their spot by paying in full or setting up a payment plan. To receive the Early Bird discount, your first payment must be made prior to the deadline.

Should I eat before coming to class?

Yoga on a full stomach is no fun, but practicing when you’re starving isn’t a good idea either. We recommend eating a light snack one hour before class or a full meal 2-3 hours before class. This way, your body will be properly fueled without any digestive issues.

What should I wear to yoga? What should I bring?

Wear comfortable clothing that is stretchy and/or loose fitting. Besides that, just bring a yoga mat and an open mind. Don’t have your own mat? You can borrow one from us ($1 mat rental at the hot studio)! Coming in for a hot class? Bring a towel and some water, baby.

Do I have to be flexible to do yoga?

Thinking you have to be flexible to do yoga is a myth. Yoga was actually created specifically to help you gain more flexibility, thereby loosening tight muscles and preventing future injury.

Which classes should I take?

All of our classes are appropriate for yogis of all levels. Our instructors are well-trained and very knowledgeable on different variations of each pose. They will provide options with different modifications throughout your class. Ultimately, just listen to your body and do what feels good. Your class choice depends entirely on what you are looking for.

Try restorative yoga for a relaxing and stress-relieving yoga experience. Try power yoga, HIIT, or hot yoga for a more intense and challenging class. Just want to have fun and let loose? Join us for an upbeat flow in a Vinyasa Flow or Aerial Yoga class. If you just want to stretch our and pay some special attention to tight muscles, come in for our stretch + flow, wall yoga, or yin class options.

Explore class descriptions to find what suits your needs and goals.

What are the differences between different types of yoga?

There are many different styles of yoga, but each is based on breath and posture. Vinyasa consists of moving one breath with one movement as you flow through a series of postures to get your blood flowing and body moving. We offer a variety of yoga styles to suit a variety of needs and explorations including relaxation, deep stretching, strengthening, alignment, and balance. To learn more about the various styles of yoga we offer, take a look through our class descriptions.

Fun Fact: Did you know that yoga is more than just the poses we do on our mats? It’s a question we hear a lot — 'what kind of yoga do you teach?' “Hatha” yoga is a pretty common response. “Hatha” is a generic term, which encompasses all styles of physical yoga.

Meditation is considered "raja yoga." Living the yogi life of selfless service is "karma yoga." "Jnana yoga" is about learning and being open to new ideas and trying new experiences. As yogis, we practice living the yogic lifestyle by following a series of commitments called the Yamas & Niyamas. Through this practice, we commit to living in truth and moderation, respectfully and generously, and without greed, desire, harm, or stealing. We commit to living in self-discipline and exploring knowledge, self reflection and contemplation, to pursuing positive and pure thinking, practicing proper hygiene, and fueling our bodies and minds with healthy food and drink.

What are the health benefits of yoga?

There are TONS of benefits of yoga, both mentally and physically.

For the body, yoga increases core strength, lowers blood pressure, helps with weight management, aids in digestion, detoxifies the body, relieves pain and tension, increases flexibility, improves posture, and boosts the immune system.

For the mind, yoga helps increase self-acceptance and mental awareness, improves concentration and the ability to focus on the present, neutralizes stress, improves memory, boosts confidence, and balances the brain hemispheres.

We also practice deep breathing in yoga. Breathing deeply keeps the mind focused, clears the lungs, and increases circulation, which oxygenates your entire system. Physical exertion of any kind is also a gamechanger for stress reduction.

Because of the concentration yoga requires, you'll also notice that daily troubles seem to melt away during your time on the mat.

These are just a few of the magical benefits you can look for while practicing the art of yoga.

I have never done yoga before, what should I expect?

Our classes at Indigo Yoga are geared towards those who are very new to yoga. We walk you through poses step by step and move at a nice and easy pace. This will keep you safe and help you learn the alignment of each posture while building strength and slowly opening up tight muscles. We also offer options for advanced yogis to spice things up.

Tips on class etiquette:

1. Arrive early. Entering class after it has begun can be distracting and stressful for other students and the instructor.  

2. Plan to stay for the whole class. If you know you’ll need to leave early, let the instructor know before class and leave before Savasana begins.

3. Leave your shoes at the door.

4. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the studio, avoid stepping on the mats of others, and do not use mats that are stored at the studio. These belong to other members.

5. Leave your cellphone outside the room and set on silent.

6. Avoid heavily scented perfumes, colognes, or lotions that could be irritating to others (and on the other side of the spectrum, please maintain proper hygiene!).

7. Let the instructor know about any physical issues before class.

8. Avoid talking during class. If you need an instructor’s assistance, it’s okay to wave them down. Otherwise, please keep conversation to a minimum).

9. Clean your mat and put away any props you used after class.

Questions about our teacher training?

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