at Prana Yoga Center, Denville, New Jersey
by Aligned Flow®
About the training
Our 200-Hour YTT 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.
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. Upon graduation you will be able to apply 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.
October 16, 2019 ~ 7:30-9pm
November 8, 2019 ~ 6:30-8pm
Location: Prana Yoga Center
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January 10-12 and 24-26
February 7-9 and 21-23
April 3-5 and 17-19
May 1-3, 15-17 and 29-31
June 12-14 and 26-28
Saturdays 10–11:30pm, 12:30–6:30pm
Costs and Options
Deposit: $1000 (non-refundable) required
Early Bird Rate: Save $200 when you pay in full by October 20th.
Full Payment: $3400
Payment plans are available. Contact Christy@AlignedFlow.com for more information. See below for details about the payment plan schedule.
Payment Plan Schedule
$500/month Automatic Debits
Total cost: $3500
*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.
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.
Your registration is complete once we have received your application and payment.
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…
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 continues to study with a combination of teachers who straighten her out but also remind her to set herself free. This is where the heart of Aligned Flow® lies.
She is blessed to be the owner of Prana Yoga Center, direct the Aligned Flow® 200 hour and 300 hour teacher training program, lead retreats in beautiful places, and to offer deep tissue mobility treatments, therapeutic and Thai massage to athletes including working with the NY Jets for 7 years. She is a SUP (Stand Up Paddle) yoga and paddle instructor and owner of the Aligned Flow® Floating Studio.