Attending an Aligned Flow Teacher Training course is a life changing experience. Christy’s depth of knowledge of all aspects of yoga is unparalleled. Christy is the true definition of living, breathing, love expressed as yoga. She is technically astute in the physical aspects of yoga and has extensively studied the yoga philosophies and Sanskrit. Being the owner of a yoga business sets her up to teach what she is living. There is never a time she is not fully present and giving her all to the class. I would advise anyone who wants to be an instructor or just wants to advance their practice to sign up with the Aligned Flow TT at the first opportunity.Lynn DeCaro, RN

Aligned Flow® Teacher Training

The Aligned Flow® 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training offers Iyengar inspired alignment with the flowing-with-the-breath sequencing from the Vinyasa style of yoga and can be applied to teach Therapeutics/Restorative, Gentle, Vinyasa. It can also be applied to heated flow classes from beginner level up to advanced level as your personal practice will allow.

I Love Aligned Flow®

I Love Aligned Flow®


Where does Aligned Flow® find inspiration?

  • The Buddhist meditation instruction of “Alert, Alert, Relax, Relax.” This is a instruction for the physical posture of meditation as well as preparing the mental environment for practice.
  • The miracle of our bodies to self heal: Physiologically our bodies perform best when we balance strength/action with flexibility and rest/recovery. This approach provides the foundation of the approach to all facets of the yoga practice. Our bodies are always searching to create homeostasis. When we go to far in one direction, our bodies will often self correct. Sometimes this shows up as postural imbalances and discomfort. Aligned Flow® offers tools to observe bodies, make postural assessments and gives a practical understanding of the use of props in yoga to support individuals in self healing. 
  • Patanjali’s sutra (2.46):  Sthira- sukham asanam. This teaching is often translated as: “Yoga is a posture that brings about steadiness and ease.” Yoga (union) includes not only the physical practice of postures, but is a mindful state in which we experience, relate, respond to and affect our prana (life force) in order to live most fully, vibrantly and peacefully within ourselves and in relationship to the people and world around us. 
  • The Aligned Flow® training is accredited through Yoga Alliance, so upon graduation you will be able to apply with them to become an registered yoga teacher (RYT). Whether you are interested in teaching yoga or simply enriching your own practice, come take advantage of this in depth training!

What does the program include?

  • Practical Yoga Anatomy
  • Philosophy, a study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and History
  • Asana Including: Sanskrit names, benefits, contraindications, alignment points, Vinyasa Essentials, Teaching Methodology, Hands-on Adjustments, Intelligent Sequencing, Restorative, Yoga for Beginners, Prenatal, an introduction to the different yoga styles, and modifications and use of props for illness, injury, and specific conditions for group and private instruction.
  • Energetics: Mantra, Pranayama, Mudra, and a foundational understanding of the Nadis, Chakras, and Bandhas
  • Mindfulness, meditation, and pranayama (breathing observation and techniques) which are instructed from somatic (mind-body) experiential practices and discussion. You will walk away with an overflowing toolbox of ways to practice and share.
  • The Business of Being a Yoga Teacher: How to effectively support yourself through sharing your practice
  • Ethics: The Yogic approach for your teaching and life practice



Applicants must have an established yoga practice of at least 1 year. Each trainee must maintain an 80% average on all homework, quizzes and tests. Once your application and deposit are received, you will receive an email with more detailed information.

I Love Aligned Flow®


Fridays 6:00–9:00pm
Saturdays 10–11:30pm, 12:30–6:30pm
Sundays 12:30–6:30pm

2018 Dates

January 12, 13, 14 and 26, 27, 28
February 9, 10, 11 and 23, 24 25
March 9, 10, 11 and 23, 24, 25
April 6, 7, 8
May 4, 5, 6 and 18, 19, 20
June 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9, 10 and 22, 23, 24


$500 non-refundable required

Early Bird Rate:
$3,200 if paid in full before September 12th

Full Payment:
$3,400 until January 12th
Payment Plans are available.

Payment Plan Schedule

$500 Deposit
$500/month Automatic Debits
Total cost: $3,500

*Your payments are refundable (less your deposit) until the training begins.

To participate in the payment plan a credit card must be stored on file for monthly automatic payments along with a signed contract. Once the training begins, you will have until the training begins to cancel your commitment to the training. After that date you are obligated to contractual agreement.

Costs Include:

– The Aligned Flow® 200 Hour YTT Manual
– Unlimited yoga classes at Prana Yoga Center for the duration of the training

Note: We will be working with a few additional books which are not included in the program cost. Once you register you will receive a book list. If you do not already have the books, you are welcome to get them online or you will receive 20% off the cover price if you buy them at the studio.

Free Info Session at Prana Yoga Center

Friday, November 3rd, 6-8pm

There will be one internship position available

You will be assisting Christy and April in the studio, learning about studio management and will receive 50% off of the training. Applications will be accepted until September 9th.

Please feel free to email if you are interested.

This training is for you if…

You are a yoga practitioner and want to deepen your own understanding and practice as well as share your passion with others…

You want to better understand the foundations of the postures for therapeutic purposes…

You love to learn…

You want to be challenged to overcome your own fears and perceived limitations and encourage others to do the same…

You have a desire to use your voice and passions to make a difference in the world…

You want to work with others either in group or one on one to help them feel better in their bodies and lives…

You want to explore your connection to something bigger and shine more brightly in the world…

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Your instructor

Christy Naida Linson is an E-RYT 500 and a licensed massage therapist (LMT). She began practicing yoga in 1999 while attending massage school in Maui, HI. Her love for yoga and beautiful places led her to receive her bachelors in Contemplative Psychology with a concentration in somatic (mind-body) psychology with a minor in traditional Eastern arts and yoga from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.  She completed both her 200 hour (2007) and 300 hour (2009) yoga teacher trainings with YogaWorks in NYC as well as 100 hours with Maty Ezraty. She considers two instructors to be her main teachers: Maty Ezraty who straightens her out and Meghan Currie who reminds her to set herself free.She is blessed to be the owner of Prana Yoga Center, direct the Aligned Flow® 200 hour teacher training program, lead retreats in beautiful places, and to offer deep tissue mobility treatments, therapeutic and Thai massage to athletes including being one of the yoga instructors and massage therapists for the NY Jets. She is a SUP (Stand Up Paddle) yoga and paddle instructor and owner of the Aligned Flow® Floating Studio.

See Christy’s Bio page.



What past students say…