200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training-SOLD OUT

Teacher Training 2014


**As of October 1, 2017, we are currently at maximum capacity for this training. Please inquire at [email protected] for waitlist information.
3 Bridges Yoga is pleased to announce we will be hosting the Illumina Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training starting October 14, 2017. The program will be led by Marla Cinilia (RYT 500), with help from other 3 Bridges teachers such as Bjorn, Stephanie, Lauren and Gretchen, as well as special guest teachers to be announced. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to design and lead a principled and creative vinyasa yoga class with attention to detail for student safety, alignment and success. You will also be trained in techniques of meditation and pranayama as well as learning the physiological and anatomical systems of the human body including the Chakras. The training includes study of the historical texts and lineage of yoga as well as the modern day application of the path of yoga in our everyday lives. For a detailed overview of the curriculum outline, please send a request to [email protected]

Training Curriculum:

+ Principles, methods and applied techniques of teaching Vinyasa Yoga
+ Techniques of Meditation
+ Techniques of Pranayama (Breathwork)
+ Alignment principles of Vinyasa Yoga
+ The anatomy and physiology of Yoga
+ The Chakra System
+ Simple and complex sequencing
+ Advanced poses and use of yoga props
+ Language, presentation, chanting and music in teaching
+ Theming and spirituality in your classes
+ Teaching modifications for injuries, pregnancies and other special populations
+ Teaching beginners
+ The art of hands-on assisting and adjustments
+ Study of The Yoga Sutras
+ Knowledge of the Eight Limb Path as a path of action
+ The role of the teacher, student and the practice in every day life
+ Ethics, service and the business of yoga

Training Program Format:

Friday Nights (York) – 5:00pm – 8:30pm (3.5 hours)
Saturdays (York) – 11:00am – 8:00pm (9 hours)
Sundays (Portsmouth) – 8:00am – 3:30pm (7.5 hours)

+ an additional 26 Non-contact hours

9 weekends together will consist of yoga and meditation practice, lecture, posture clinics, practice teaching, group projects and discussion.

Training Dates:

(Locations – Friday York, Saturday York, Sunday Portsmouth)


10/14-10/15:  Opening Circle and Origins of Yoga

11/10-11/12:  Anatomy and Biomechanics

12/8-12/10:  Vinyasa and Creation

1/19-1/21:  Physical Practice of Asana

2/9-2/11:  Pranayama and Path of Service

3/9-3/11:  Crafting a Full Spectrum Class

4/13-4/15:  Deities, Dharana and Mantra

5/18-5/20:  Ayurveda and Subtle Body

6/8-6/10:  Closing Circle~ Practicums and Celebration
Please note: If there is a weather related cancelation, the make up dates will be TBA.


Non-Refundable Deposit to Secure Spot ($300), due within one week of acceptance to the training
Regular Pricing ($3,100, less deposit), full amount due by 10/1/17, students may pay in installments as they wish as long as full payment is in by 10/1/17        

Installment Pricing ($3,300, less deposit), payable in 9 monthly installments of $333.33, final payment due prior to certificate being issued                                                                         


+ Teacher Training Manual
+ Free Yoga at any 3 Bridges studio for the duration of the Program

Costs do not include:

+ Required Reading Books
+ Yoga Alliance Certification
+ 3 Yoga Classes at other local studios

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be made 45 days before the start of the Teacher Training. We cannot offer any refunds for cancellations within 45 days, but a credit towards a future Teacher Training Program may be available. We do not offer refunds if you do not complete the training.

Who should apply:

This program is designed to develop well trained and yoga alliance certified vinyasa yoga teachers. Applicants should be committed to a steady yoga practice and yoga as a path for overall health and wellness. If you already hold a 200 hour certification, this program is a great study in vinyasa yoga and its application to other styles and populations. If you don’t wish to teach, this program is still a study into a lifelong wellness and spiritual practice.

Yoga Alliance Certification:

3 Bridges is a RYS 200 with the Yoga Alliance. The Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community and sets standards and guidelines for training programs. The standards for 200 hour training programs can be found here. Upon completing the training, you can register as a RYT 200.


This program is physically and mentally challenging and will also be life changing. You will be practicing yoga several times each weekend as well as teaching each weekend. It will open you, it will lighten you, it will challenge you. Please be sure you are committed, have a steady physical yoga practice and that this program is a fit for you. We are here to answer any further questions and always open to feedback.


1. Do I need to have been practicing for a long time?
No, but a steady commitment to practicing and learning yoga is paramount for this training. This is a physical training and you will be practicing several times each training weekend.

2. Do I want to be a yoga teacher in order to take the training?
No, you will learn a lot more about yoga than just teaching it, but be prepared to teach every weekend of the training.

3. Can I do the training if I have to miss a weekend?
No, attendance is mandatory and in order to receive your certification and graduate, you must complete the necessary training hours. We do understand that there may be emergencies or that you may have to miss a few hours of training due to other conflicts. We will allow you to make up the hours in future training sessions. Please contact us further about make up hours.

4. Can I teach for 3 Bridges when I graduate?
Possibly, we do hope that many of you will want to teach, and we will do our best to provide an opportunity to do so. You will still have to complete the interview process and teaching for 3 Bridges is not guaranteed.

5. Can I fail the training?
No, but you must complete the hours and commit to the practice of yoga.

Application Process:

Step 1: Fill out the application. Please provide as much detail as possible.

Step 2: The Program Director will contact you with follow up questions and possibly a face to face meeting to make sure the program is a fit for you.

Step 3: Upon acceptance of your application, you will sign the program contract, pay the non-refundable deposit and then select your payment plan option.

Step 4: Practice and prepare. You will receive more information about the program as it gets closer.