200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certifications (RYT200)

200 Hour Fall Weekend training begins 9-27-19! Early registration discount $3200 with deposit by August 19th!
Click here for application email to register: info@yogasynthesis.com

- The next Midweek Training starts in February 2020.
Three Formats Available (details on the bottom of this page)

The Yoga Synthesis Teacher Training gives a comprehensive view of the major yoga styles and methods. Particular focus is put on Classical Hatha, Krishnamacharya Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Ashtanga Vinyasa. Special presentations on Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Partner Yoga and Thai Yoga bodywork are given. Forms are compared and discussed to facilitate a broader understanding of the whole while continually emphasizing the core principles and commonalities. The practical aspects of teaching such as risk management, alignment and appropriate postural assists are combined with foundational theory in yoga philosophy and Ayurveda.

Participants are encouraged to dive wholeheartedly into their own practice, practice teaching and class observations in order to further their own development in yoga, and to gain practical insight into teaching technique, methodology and style. Each training session includes theory, postural practice, breathing practice, meditation, relaxation, discussion and teaching practicum. Main presentations and classes are taught by Raji Thron, with assistance from Yoga Synthesis Staff Teachers and graduates. Special presentations and programs are taught intermittently by our adjunct faculty to enhance and deepen the learning experience.

Yoga Alliance Registered

Yoga Alliance is the regulating organization for Yoga teachers and programs, which sets standards for teacher training programs worldwide. The Yoga Synthesis Teacher Training is approved and registered with Yoga Alliance and exceeds the minimum Yoga Alliance requirement of 200 hours. Upon completion of all requirements, trainees receive a Certificate which can be submitted to Yoga Alliance for registration.

What Participants Will Learn

  • Yoga practices of various traditions: postural, breathing, meditation and relaxation.

  • Yoga philosophy, psychology, Ayurveda and yogic health practices.

  • Teaching methodology, ethics, technique and style.

  • Anatomy and physiology related to yoga practices.

  • The practice and teaching of core curriculum of yoga postures, alignment, variations, modifications and sequencing.

  • The practice and teaching of core curriculum of breathing techniques, breath sequencing and meditation.

  • Essential Sanskrit terms and mantras commonly associated with yogic practices and yoga philosophy.


Candidates for admission into the Yoga Synthesis Teachers Training are required to have a minimum of 2 years of current, consistent Yoga practice, and a basic understanding of yogic principles. To insure the integrity of the learning experience, all candidates must receive prior approval of the instructor.


In order to receive a Certification, participants must complete the following requirements:

  • Attend each training session in its entirety (except in the event of illness or emergency situations).

  • Complete all required reading assignments.

  • Submit written homework.

  • Commit to a self-guided home practice (specifics described during training).

  • Organize and teach 2 classes each month to a small informal group of friends or family.

  • Attend 3 Yoga Synthesis public classes and 1 class in each yoga style being studied (specifics described during training)

  • Complete 4 class assists with Yoga Synthesis staff teachers or other qualified teachers.

  • Pass all written and practical tests.

Yoga Props

The following yoga props should be obtained by each participant to ensure that propping techniques can be practiced at home. Yoga mat, 9-foot quick release Yoga strap, 2 - 4" Yoga blocks and 2 Mexican cotton blankets, 60”x 80”.

Reading List

It is highly recommended that participants complete all pre-training reading requirements before the start of the program.

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Mukunda Stiles or other author (pre-training reading requirement)

  • Anusara Yoga by Doug Keller (pre-training reading requirement) (PDF available here)

  • The Shambhala Guide to Yoga by Georg Feuerstein (pre-training reading requirement)

  • Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing by Vasant Lad

  • Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann

  • Ashtanga Yoga, “The Practice Manual” by David Swenson

  • Yoga, The Iyengar Way by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta

  • Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow

  • Anatomy and Asana by Susie Hately

  • The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book by Kelly Solloway

Special Offers to Enrolled Trainees

  • Discounted class packages*

    • $9 drop-in class rate

    • $75 monthly unlimited class package

    • $500 for TT unlimited class package

  • 20% off Yoga Synthesis workshops*

  • 20% off retail products* (from the Yoga Synthesis shop)

*All discounts apply only to trainees and only for the duration of the training.

Registration & Payment

Early registration discounts are offered before each training. A completed application must be accompanied by a deposit check payable to Yoga Synthesis in the amount of $1,000. Payment in full at the start of the training is necessary to hold the early registration discount. Payment plans are available based on the full tuition of $3,600. Payment plans are arranged with no more than 4 payments. All payments are due no later than 1 month prior to the training’s graduation date. Please submit your application by mail, or hand deliver to 151 East Main Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446. Cost of books and props is not included.

Refund Policy

Withdrawal refund prior to start date, $800. Thereafter, refunds are determined on an individual basis, depending upon time spent in the training, cost of training materials, etc. The Yoga Synthesis Teachers’ Training Manual and Manual Supplement are the property of Yoga Synthesis, and must be returned to Yoga Synthesis upon withdrawal from the program.

Applications Available

An application may be obtained in person or online. Click here for an application

Formats for 200-Hour Teacher Training

Choose the format that best suits your schedule: Weekend, Midweek or Summer.


2019 Weekend Course Time:
Friday nights: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturdays from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm
Sundays from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm

2019-2020 Training Dates:
Section 1: Sep 27 , 28, 29
Section 2: Oct 26, 27, 28
Section 3: Nov 16, 17, 18
Section 4: Dec 14, 15, 16
Section 5: Jan 17, 18, 19
Section 6: Feb 15, 16, 17
Section 7: Mar 13, 14, 15
Section 8: Apr 17, 18, 19
Section 9: May 16, 17, 18


2020 Training Dates:
Training begins February, 2020
Section 1: Date TBA
Section 2: Date TBA

2020 Midweek Course Time:
Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

2020 location:
Yoga Synthesis, Chestnut Ridge, NY.


2019 Summer Course Time:
The summer teacher training is a set of four 5-day intensives with a weekend in September to conclude. Summer times are Monday through Friday, 11:15 am to 5:15 pm in Ramsey.

2019 Training Dates:
Training begins July 22, 2019

Section 1: July 22 to July 26
Section 2: July 29 to August 2
Section 3: August 5 to August 9
Section 4: August 12 to August 16
Final Weekend: Sep 7 to Sep 8

For information on any Teacher Training please call 201-818-9642 or email info@yogasynthesis.com