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Foundations Yoga



New Jersey



Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. - Rumi

Program Description

Foundations Yoga of New Jersey teacher training program is nationally accredited through Yoga Alliance. This 200 hour teacher training program is designed to ensure that you develop the confidence needed to share your passion for yoga and effectively lead others in their own personal yoga journey.  Our 200 hour training program places a heavy emphasis on making yoga accessible for all people, especially those not often considered in mainstream western yoga culture. 

This program is appropriate for those that are interested in becoming a Yoga Instructor, as well as those who are interested in deepening their own personal practice. Your trainers have incorporated their background in the fields of therapy, education, and yoga to create a highly supportive training experience.  The teacher training program is spread out over seven months allowing students time to absorb information, practice, and enjoy their journey while maintaining their daily commitments. 

This teacher training is designed to help you develop your skills as a leader. Through this journey, you will deepen your knowledge of the practice of yoga, learn the art of creating meaningful and engaging asana sequences, learn to integrate yoga into your daily life, learn how to incorporate crystal healing into your practice, and develop the ability to share your passion for yoga with others.

Your tuition includes free unlimited yoga for the duration of the teacher training program.  There is an emphasis on admitting a small cohort of trainees to offer more individualized attention and support throughout this experience. Our program will allow you to build relationships and create your yoga community.  Enjoy the benefit of a life long supportive network of trainers and fellow trainees. Early bird pricing includes all required reading materials, our crystal healing workshop and post graduation instructor mentoring program at no additional cost!

The schedule includes one full weekend and one additional day per month with the exception of March which includes two full weekends.  Every attempt has been made to divide these training sessions evenly to provide students with continuous support. 

Attendance policy:  In order to meet Yoga Alliance requirements, all scheduled training sessions are mandatory for graduation.  We understand that there may be conflicts with the schedule.  If a session needs to be missed, meeting time can be scheduled as a 1:1 session with one of our trainers at an additional expense. 


Anatomy &


Learn anatomy as it relates to asana (yoga poses) and learn to safely and effectively apply your knowledge to assist those requiring modifications.

Subtle Body Basics

Learn how the principles of Ayurveda (the sister science of yoga), asana, pranayama, meditation and crystal healing impact the body’s energy and balance.

Technique &


Develop the essential skills required to effectively instruct others in physical poses (asanas), breathing practices (pranayama), mantras and various types of meditation.      



Gain an understanding of ancient texts and teachings and learn to use this knowledge to lead practitioners toward their goals of peace and harmony.

Additional Curriculum Topics

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Vinyasa 

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Children’s Yoga

  • Chair Yoga

  • Effective class sequencing

  • Accommodations and modifications for special populations

  • Crystal Healing

  • The business of Yoga

Required Reading

Downward Dogs and Warriors: Wisdom Tales for Modern Yogis -  Zo Newell

The Heart of yoga: Developing a Personal Practice Revised Edition - T.K.V Desikachar


Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation - Stephen Mitchell


30 Essential Poses: For Beginning Students and Their Teachers - Judith Lasater


Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes - Mark Stephans 

Wheels of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System - Anodea Judith


January 3, 2020 - January 5, 2020

January 17, 2020

February 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020

February 22, 2020

March 13, 2020 - March 15, 2020

March 27, 2020 - March 29, 2020

April 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020

April 25, 2020

May 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020

May 30, 2020

June 12, 2020 - June 14, 2020

June 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020

July 10, 2020 - July 12, 2020

July 25, 2020 Graduation Day!!

Fridays: 6:30pm - 9:30pm Saturdays: 11:30am - 7:00pm Sundays: 11:30am - 5:30pm


Program hours are a guildeline and subject to change


$500 non refundable deposit is required with the submission of your application.

Early bird pricing: $3000 due in full by December 2, 2019.  Save $700 with this pricing option and recieve $665 in additional bonuses.

Regular tuition: $3250 due in full by January 3, 2020.  Save $450 with this pricing option.

Payment plan: $3700 billed as $500 deposit and 5 additional equal payments of $640.  Signed autopay contract required. 

Frequently asked questions:

What if I don’t intend to be a yoga instructor?

This program is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the history and philosophy of yoga making your experience in group asana practices more meaningful.  Many people participate in yoga teacher training as a means of self-discovery and to develop a connection with like-minded yogis.

What if I don’t feel confident in my ability to do poses correctly?

We ask that you have been attending group yoga classes for at least 3 months.  Our program is designed to teach you proper alignment in yoga poses.  No experience in advanced yoga postures is required.

I have a recent injury/chronic condition or I am pregnant/plan to become pregnant - can I take the training?

You are welcomed to participate in our teacher training.  Please consult with your physician before registering for the program.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

A non-refundable $500 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your spot in this training.  If you cancel 30 days or more before the start of the program you will be reimbursed in full (minus your $500 deposit). If you cancel 29 days before the start of the program, do not attend the program, or do not complete the training program the entire deposit and program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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