Crossroads 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

A Yoga Alliance Registered 200 hour Hatha* Yoga Program

Directed by Crystal Sullivan PT, ERYT500, C-IAYT and Shelley Nyren OTR/L, ERYT500, C-IAYT.

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*Training includes Gentle, All Levels, Yin, Power, Restorative and Vinyasa

The ONLINE PROGRAM (complete at your own pace) is available currently for those limited by Covid restrictions/concerns. It is a combination of real-time and pre-recorded material including ample individual mentoring hours. Yoga Alliance has extended the temporary online provision through 2021 and we have the program for you if this suits your journey to RYT200.

The HYBRID (IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL) WEEKDAY PROGRAM (6 months to completion) runs 24 consecutive Wednesdays from 8:00am to 3:30pm. It is a revolving program so that new students can matriculate in every 7th week and complete the required modules within their own 24 week time frame. DUE TO COVID19 AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL RESTRICTIONS, OUR CURRICULUM IS CURRENTLY RUNNING A HYBRID PROGRAM OF VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON TRAININGS. The next matriculation date for our transformative, revolving, weekday program is Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Please  contact Crystal Sullivan with questions, 860-628-1302.

YogaAllianceThe HYBRID (IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL) WEEKEND program (Sat/Sun) (12 months to completion) meets one Sat/Sun of each month from 8:00am-3:30pm. DUE TO COVID19 AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL RESTRICTIONS, OUR CURRICULUM IS CURRENTLY RUNNING A HYBRID PROGRAM OF VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON TRAININGS. The next matriculation date for our transformative, revolving weekend program is Saturday, April 24th, 2021.

Please contact Crystal Sullivan with questions, 860-628-1302.

TUITION: $2500 when paid in full or $2,800 with payment plan
(Subject to 6.35% CT Sales Tax)
(Includes Binder/Syllabus, Yoga Tool Box by Joseph & Lillian LePage & Mala Bead Materials.)

Payment Option #1: $250 Non-Refundable Deposit, then $2,408.75 due ten days before first class (Includes CT sales tax).
Payment Option #2: $250 Non-Refundable Deposit, then (4) equal payments of $681.95 with the first payment due ten days before first class (Includes CT sales tax).

Without exception, there will be no refunds or credits available once matriculation begins. Please understand our cancellation policy is firm.

*Add’l required readings: “How Yoga Works” (Roche and McNally), “The Key Muscles of Yoga” (Ray Long), “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” (translated by Chip Hartranft), “Bhagavad Gita” (translated by Eknath Easwaran) and “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” (Deepak Chopra).

Contact us at 860.628.1302 or e-mail for more information.

Upon completion of all required modules, 180 Contact Hours, 20 Non-Contact Hours, a passing grade on an open book/written exam and a successfully led one (1) hour practicum, students will be awarded Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) status in accordance with Yoga Alliance Standards.

Areas of Study Include: Techniques, Training & Practice — Teaching Methodology — Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology — Yoga Philosophy, History and Ethics — Yoga Practicum

The aim of CrossRoads Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is to spread yoga’s message via thoroughly trained and certified teachers who will teach students how to care more deeply for themselves, lead their highest possible lives and encourage others to do the same. With attention paid to all aspects of the person, this training program will focus on creating competent teachers who will safely guide their students through a process of self-inquiry and personal growth. Some will come with an interest to teach and some will come who simply want to take the next step on their journey.


Techniques, Training and Practice

50 Basic yoga Asanas-alignment, benefits, contraindications

Principles of Vinyasa/ Sun Salutations/ Moon Salutations

Taking Flight (The Mechanics of Head/Handstand & Shoulder stand; alignment/safety considerations, preparatory poses, and modifications)

Principles and Practice of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra

Meditation/Mantra/Guided Imagery/Visualization/ Pranayama 

Teaching Methodology 

~Principles of Preparation, Theme and Flow

~The Art of Sequencing

~Elements of a Workout (Warm-up, Main Practice, Cool Down)

~Use of Accoutrements (Music, temperature, Aromatherapy, etc)

~Avoiding Injury/ Types of Assist

~Use of Props for Varying Skill Levels/Structural Limitations

~Modifications of Poses for varying skill levels/ structural limitations

~Styles of Learning (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic)

~”Reading the Room”, Languaging

~Functional Sanskrit,

~Business Aspects of yoga practice

Anatomy and Physiology

~Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy & Kinesiology

~Anatomy of Movement, ~Kinesiology Lab

~Nervous System Anatomy

“Runnin’ on Dunkin”-Anatomy of Stress/HPAA Axis

Anatomy of Suffering/The Five Afflictions (Kleshas)

~Cardio-Respiratory Anatomy/Anatomy of Breath

~Principles of Cardio-Vascular Exercise

~Tending Medical Emergencies

~Common Medical/Orthopedic Ailments/Conditions

~Special Considerations for those with physical/mental/emotional limitations

~Energetic Anatomy

~Pelvic Floor Anatomy


Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics

~Yoga Sutras and The Eight Limbs of Yoga

~Ethics-Living the Sutras On and Off the Mat

~Nutrition for the Yogic Lifestyle

~Healthy Student/Teacher Boundaries

~Ayurvedic Principles and Foundations

~Karma & the Spiritual Quest

~Living your Highest Possible Life/ Encouraging others to do the same

~Yoga and the Twelve Steps,

~“One Path, Many Truths”/ Yoga and Religion/ Conflict vs Co-existence

~Exploring the Bhagavad Gita, Intro to Hinduism, Intro to Buddhism


Practice teaching (Asana/Pranayama), languaging,

building confidence, sharing feedback, and practice assisting.

Non-contact Hour Requirements 20 Hours

~Attend three outside Classes with written assignment/questions focusing on use of asana, alignment cues

~Attend Two Outside Classes with written assignment/questions specific to flow, sequencing and theme

~Design and Teach 2 30-minute classes (at midpoints of study)

~Design and teach a 60 minute Class (toward completion of study)

~Dvd-Yoga Unveiled (built into studio time)

~Read How Yoga Works and Complete a Written Assignment (can choose alternate text)

~DVD-Anatomy of Yoga (built into studio time)

~Group discussion/Personal Journeys/Sharing

Total Contact Hours 180, Total Non-Contact Hours 20 

Required Readings

Yoga Toolbox for Teachers/Students by Joseph & Lilian LePage (included w/tuition)

How Yoga Works (Roche & McNally), The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translated by Chip Hartranft

Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran, The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long (Scientific Keys, Vol 1)

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

CrossRoads Registration and Waiver Revision