Teacher Training

Harlem Yoga Studio 200 Hour YA Certified Teacher Training
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Harlem Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training

Harlem Yoga Studio has been dedicated to making Yoga Accessible, Welcoming, and FUN since its founding in 2009. Here students can find a class to suit their needs ,no matter their level, age, experience, or body type, and connect not only through practice, but also through ties to our larger community. We are thrilled to introduce our 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training.

A 200 hour TT is an amazing way to deepen your practice, broaden your knowledge of the 8 limbs of Yoga, learn how to bring the physical and mental benefits of yoga into your community, and obtain a solid foundation for teaching Yoga Asana that is Accessible, Welcoming, and Fun for EVERY body! In addition to a solid foundation that will allow you to confidently begin your journey teaching both new and more advanced students, the training will give you a unique introduction and opportunity to explore; Trauma Informed Yoga, Yoga that addresses the needs of a variety body types and abilities, anti-racism and diversity in the yoga classroom, and how to Build Community though Yoga.

Pricing :

Extended Payment Option = $3600

  • $1000 non-refundable  Initial Payment due by 8/30
  •  4 monthly payments of  $650 a month billed to your credit card on the 15th of Sept through December


Our training will be held from September through December of 2017, with classes each Thursday evening from 6-9PM, as well as one full weekend month (Friday 6 -9 PM, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM- 6 PM.) In addition, we will have one intensive immersion long weekend (October 26th through October 29th) where we will go out of the city on retreat to experience Yoga, Meditation, Aryuveda, and more.

Month Date Day Start Time End Time
Thursday 9/14/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 9/15/2017 Friday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 9/16/2017 Saturday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 9/17/2017 Sunday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
 Thursday 9/21/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
 Thursday 9/28/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Thursday  10/5/2017  Thursday   6:00 PM  9:00 PM
Wknd Int * Note Columbus Day 10/6/2017 Friday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 10/7/2017 Saturday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 10/8/2017 Sunday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
 Thursday 10/12/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Mini Retreat! 10/26/2017 Thursday  12:00 PM 9:00 PM
Mini Retreat! 10/27/2017 Friday 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
Mini Retreat! 10/28/2017 Saturday 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
Mini Retreat! 10/29/2017 Sunday 7:30 AM 4:00 PM
 Thursday 10/26/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Thursday 11/2/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 11/3/2017 Friday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 11/4/2017 Saturday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 11/5/2017 Sunday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
 Thursday 11/9/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
 Thursday 11/16/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
 Thursday 11/30/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Thursday 12/7/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 12/8/2017 Friday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 12/9/2017 Saturday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wknd Intensive 12/10/2017 Sunday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
 Thursday 12/14/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
 Graduation 12/21/2017 Thursday 6:00 PM 9:00 PM


Erica Barth is a proud New Yorker, a life-long lover of movement, “Yoga-nerd”, and the co-owner of Harlem Yoga Studio.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Business from the Wharton School and a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, where she focused on Group Dynamics and Conflict Resolution.  While training for a marathon in 2001, Erica ran into her first Yoga class and quickly fell in love with the way that Yoga brought strength and flexibility to her body,  and even more so, serenity and balance to her mind.  She obtained her teaching certification from the Integral Yoga Institute of New York where she met Laurel, and after years of looking for a business idea she could be passionate about, was thrilled to help open Harlem Yoga Studio!  Erica is certified to teach Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Teens, and Children. Her classes combine a focus on alignment with a playful and creative sequencing of postures, leading students to find a relaxing and energizing union between breath and body. She is continually inspired to deepen her knowledge of the body, mind, and spirit, and is profoundly grateful to have studied with many incredible teachers around the city and the world, including Yin Yoga and Mindfulness with Sarah Powers, Vinyasa Yoga with Seane Corn, Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff, and Ashtangha Yoga with Saraswati Jois.   In her work with clients both on and off the mat,  Erica incorporates yoga philosophy to help individuals feel calm, strong and centered, and groups and teams work together more effectively.  It is her joy an intention for Harlem Yoga Studio to help make Yoga welcoming and accessible in all of its forms, and to create space for the community to gather, breathe, relax, and have fun!

 Vijai Wilansky was the director of the Integral Yoga Upper West Side Center for 18 years, serves on the Board of Directors of the Integral Yoga Institute, and is an instructor of Integral Yoga Teacher Training programs.  He has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 40 years and has a wealth of experience and insight into the subtle practices of yoga.  Vijai has been greatly influenced by Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman, having completed numerous trainings taught by Rodney and having studied with Rodney for the last 20 years.   He is also influenced by Carrie Owerko and other Yoga luminaries whom he has had the privilege to study with.  Vijai is approved to teach light body meditation (an intricate and enlightening form of meditation with near-magical results for everyday life),  has completed a four-year course of study at the Ohashi Institute, and is certified as an Ohashiatsu Shiatsu practitioner.

Amy Tobin has been practicing yoga in NYC since 2000 and is a graduate of the 500 hour YogaWorks Professional Teacher Training Program. Her teaching seeks to balance stability and freedom in the body, and in the mind. Her classes combine the challenge of Vinyasa flow with an emphasis on body alignment. She encourages students to link breath with movement, and to explore the benefits of yoga at their own pace. Amy believes that yoga – like life – should be approached with warmth and humor.

Amy has been involved with the not-for-profit organization Exhale to Inhale since its inception in 2013. Exhale to Inhale brings the healing and grounding practice of yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and can always use your support. www.exhaletoinhale.org

ProfilepiclaurelLaurel Katz-Bohen is a native New Yorker, a longtime Harlem resident, momma of two and the founder of Harlem Yoga Studio.  She is a graduate of the Integral Yoga Institute and is certified to teach Hatha Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Raja Yoga Philosophy, obtained her Vinyasa training from Seane Corn and Advanced Teacher Training with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman.  Laurel is a DONA International Certified Birth Doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and trained as a Midwife assistant with Ina May and the rest of the legendary midwives at The Farm Midwifery Center.  She offers emotional support, encouragement and wisdom to women and families throughout labor, birth and postpartum.  Laurel has practiced yoga since the age of 5 and especially enjoys planting a life-long love of “playing yoga” in her Children’s Yoga classes.  Laurel is a singer and songwriter who has toured throughout the United States and the world with various groups and currently works with one of her favorite icons, Blondie.  She is the winner of an Emmy award for outstanding Journalism.  In addition, she has a background in childhood education and has taught elementary school in the New York City public school system.  It is Laurel’s intention to serve the vibrant and diverse New Yorkers in the Harlem community by offering peace, wellness, and a sense of oneness.