NSYA Boston 200-hour yoga teacher training at Coolidge Corner Yoga 

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” –Bhagavad Gita

WHETHER YOU WANT TO TEACH YOGA OR NOT, IF YOU LONG TO CONNECT MORE FULLY WITH THE DEEP TRUTHS OF YOGA THAT BRING PEACE - TO THE BODY, YOUR MIND, AND TO THE PLANET - NSYA CAN BE THE NEXT RIGHT STEP ON YOUR JOURNEY. This Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour teacher training program will arm you with the tools you need to teach with the best of ‘em, or will simply guide you to dive deeper into your yoga practice allowing for a journey to your inner-most self. Trainings are led by a combination of your favorite CCY teachers and guest faculty experts and staff.


Join us for the following info sessions to meet with the trainers, learn more details about each training, and ask any of your questions.


Led by: Goldie Graham and Tatyana Souza
Featuring: Laura Ahrens, Andrew Tanner, Grace Jull, Larissa Carlson, and Emily Peterson

Wed, Jul 19th -  Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
(training starts on Wednesday with full weekends off)



For more info visit the NSYA web page or e-mail info@coolidgeyoga.com.


T+A+L_33Led by: Laura Ahrens
Featuring: Tatyana Souza, Andrew Tanner, Grace Jull, Bridget Keller, Larissa Carlson, and Emily Peterson

September 2017 - February 2018

Fri. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
& every other weekend
Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sun. 11:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Weekend Dates:
September: 22-24
October: 6-8, 20-22
November: 3-5, 17-19
Thanksgiving off

December: 1-3, 15-17
Fridays only over Christmas and New Years

January: 5-7, 19-21
February: 2-4 Berkshire retreat

Self Investment:

$3050 by June 1, 2017
$3200 by July 30, 2017
$3500 by September 15, 2017
$3550 if requesting payment plan


For more info visit the NSYA web page or e-mail info@coolidgeyoga.com.

Lead Trainers:

Laura Ahrens: Lead and co-founder of NSYA
Laura-Head-cropsmallLaura's teaching is a union of traditional yogic philosophy and a modern perspective on practice. In her work, physically challenging asana kindles the fire of transformation and focuses strong attention into meditation. Storytelling, metaphorical language and precisely directed options for alignment teach the tale of becoming more human.
She is most interested in teaching others to be discerning practitioners who synthesize information for themselves. In that spirit, she co-created The New School of Yogic Arts, a teacher training school for those who want to learn to teach the practice of yoga as a living system that breathes differently in each body.
Her current work is a melding of all the different truths of moving and living through yoga that she has had had the privilege of learning. Her teaching is an approach to practice and is not style focused. Her classes and other offerings prioritize depth of breath, core centricity of action, and commitment to the inner work necessary for personal evolution.
She holds a 200 hour certification in hatha vinyasa, 200 hour and advanced certifications in Forrest Yoga taught by Ana Forrest, and completed a year-long mentorship under the guidance of Dr. Heidi Sormaz. She holds a BFA from The University of the Arts, where she honed her use of story and song, which since ancient times have served as instruments of connection and community.                                                         
Her teachers have paved her path, and she is forever grateful to them and to the teachers of the teachers.

Goldie Graham: Lead
twist_copyAn E-RYT, Goldie Graham received her 200hr certification in 2008 from Yoga Tree San Francisco under Janet Stone, Stephanie Snyder, Darren Main, and credits Les Leventhal as her first mentor. Having moved to San Diego in January 2015 from Boston where she taught at Back Bay Yoga Studio for 5 years, she now travels the globe teaching workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and has been an instructor at various Wanderlust Festivals. Goldie is known for her creative, intelligent sequencing, while keeping precision and alignment paramount within a carefully crafted sequence. Through your experience in her classes, you’ll witness how Goldie highlights the importance of creating a soundtrack to accompany the rhythm of the physical flow. Goldie's classes are inspired by the style of Kula Yoga out of NYC, sprinkled with Iyengar Yoga and the discipline and innovation of David Regelin. Goldie has been featured in Yoga Journal, Runner’s World, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post and was among the list of the 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America.

Tatyana Souza: Lead and Co-Founder of Coolidge Corner Yoga and Sadhana Yoga
Tati_Balance_FinalA PhD and an E-RYT, Tatyana Souza received her 200hr certification in 2011 from Back Bay Yoga in Boston under Kate Greer, Nicole Clark and Lynn Begier. Inspired by the yoga training and by her two little kids, Tatyana left her career in the pharmaceutical industry to co-found Coolidge Corner Yoga in 2013 and Sadhana Yoga in 2016. A dreamer and believer in the "good", Tatyana wanted to lead by example for her little boys. She believes that yoga is the catalyst for personal and global change and hopes to make an impact in her community and the world by creating a warm, sacred space where yoga students can move, connect, and cultivate much needed stillness and breath in their daily life.
Tatyana's teaching is inspired by Maybelle Rowntree, Kate Greer, Georgia Reath, Elena Brower, and Schyeler Grant. She gracefully weaves together creative sequencing with well informed alignment cues to facilitate a fluid yet safe experience focusing both on strength and movement. She uses compassionate, intuitive, as well as, alignment-focused touch to allow students to feel supported, safe and sacred in their asana practice and in their bodies.

Andrew Tanner - Philosophy, Sacred Texts and Business of Yoga Expert and original co-founder of NSYA
andrew-headshot-smallAn entrepreneurial yogi with a light hearted approach, Andrew is also the founder and director of Elements3 Yoga. He began his yogic teaching more than ten years ago, practicing a form of Taoist yoga and healing under Jae Hun Lee. During the course of this, he spent five years living a monk-like life with eight other disciples in the midst of the craziness of New York City. Andrew later went on to train with hatha yoga master Dharma Mittra and Andrei Ram for four years and completed the Dharma Yoga 200- and 500-hour teacher trainings. 
Andrew's classes will stir your body and soul. Expect yourself to laugh at enlightenment and not take yourself too seriously. Andrew's background in religious history and psychology allows him to relate the ancient practice of yoga with the dramas in our everyday lives, leaving us inspired to pursue our highest self. His strengths as a teacher include inspiration, humor, teaching beginners, inversions, and hands-on assists. 

Grace Jull - Anatomy Specialist:
gracejullbonesGrace Jull, MA, LMT, E-RYT 500, an advocate of embracing potential as a collaborative field of consciousness, teaches anatomy and physiology internationally. She integrates her understanding of activism, embryology, osteopathy, anatomy, aquatic massage, and yoga into a poetic, passionate, and contagious approach to life, writing, and teaching.Since 1986, Jull has been integrating her accessible and insightful understanding of activism, embryology, osteopathy, anatomy, aquatic massage, and yoga into a teaching that ignites a deep intuitive practice that blends art and science.

A cofounder of the transformational Shakti-Initiation yoga leadership training in Bali, Indonesia, Grace Jull is adjunct faculty in various mind-body medicine programs with partners such as Harvard Rehabilitation Medicine Residency, Cirque de Soleil’s Inuit Intervention, Saybrook University’s doctorate program, and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

Larissa Carlson - Ayurveda Specialist:
Larissa_H_C_cropLarissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500, is Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, a Kripalu Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, Prenatal Yoga teacher, Yee Yoga teacher, and Reiki practitioner. As Faculty for Kripalu’s Schools of Yoga & Ayurveda, she currently directs advanced teacher trainings specializing in pranayama and the ayurvedic approach to yoga, and is a 200-hr and 500-hr Kripalu YTT director.

Larissa has passionately shared the teachings of these ancient wisdom traditions with dedicated students across the country, including those at Princeton, Harvard, Lawrenceville, and Emma Willard.  Creator of the CDs Meditative Yoga Flow: A Kripalu Sadhana, Pitta-Pacifying Yoga, and Ayurvedic Pranayama and Meditation for the Doshas, she teaches workshops, directs yoga and Ayurveda trainings, and provides Ayurvedic consultations. When not on the road, you can find her writing, teaching, and consulting at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA.

Bridget Keller - Life Coach:
bridgett-headshot-SMALLBridget's long journey to know herself, has brought her to yoga and coaching. A Certified Life Coach and Intuitive Healer, the work she does is an amalgam of the two disciplines. Her approach to healing and transformation flows naturally from her belief that we can know ourselves and we can keep the promises we make to ourselves. She allows for big dreaming, and enjoys going deep. She facilitates a transformational process where her intuition supercharges deep exploration to build awareness, supports clearing and allows for shifts to occur naturally. Her training as a coach brings things down to earth, with skills, tools and real-time support to create forward movement. In a session with Bridget, she will question you, challenge you and hold you accountable — and she will champion you, encourage you, and acknowledge your brilliance. In every session, she will reflect back to you the vision you create through the work you do, and she will not let you give up on yourself.

Emily Peterson - Meditation Guide and Yin Yoga Instructor

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Emily is a certified 500-hour yoga instructor, Usui Reiki Master, and licensed TIMBo facilitator and trainer. Emily also holds a B.A. in Applied Psychology from University of Illinois-Chicago, where she began studying Buddhism and mindfulness, which are central to her life and to yoga. She has studied extensively with Lama Migmar Tseten, Buddhist Chaplain of Harvard University.
Influenced by a tradition of somatic-based work, Emily believes in the bi-directional relationship between psychology and physiology—the mind influences the body and the body influences the mind. In truth, there is no way to separate the two, and when we think of them as two different, distinct entities we create disharmony. Health is achieved when there is harmony between and respect for both the body and the mind. Emily practices and facilitates yoga with the belief that true well-being and wellness begin with understanding how our bodies have adapted and developed in response to our surroundings and relationships. In short, listening to the body and discerning its wisdom is where healing and peace lie!

Follow the link HERE for the full NSYA website.
Please feel free to e-mail info@coolidgeyoga.com with any questions!
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