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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Our 200-Hour Curriculum uniquely blends the history and philosophical teachings of yoga with the essential components of asana, anatomy and sequencing.

While the curriculum is stacked for an immersive learning experience, the delivery is hands-on and personalized, encouraging a well-rounded approach to developing both your personal practice and your teaching skills.

The training is specifically designed to help you:

  • Advance your study of asana (including proper alignment, benefits, and contraindications of the physical postures)
  • Understand the principles of anatomy and body mechanics
  • Explore the science and art of sequencing
  • Use props to improve or modify a posture
  • Cultivate your voice, both as a teacher and as an individual
  • Build confidence through practice teaching
  • Gain a broader understanding of yoga history and philosophy
  • Learn and define the Sanskrit names of postures

Meet The Team

Be Well instructors are expertly-trained, impassioned educators who make yoga accessible to everybody. Be Well trainers are well-studied in all of the topics covered in the 200-Hour training and have the skills to structure, organize and teach you how to teach others. Think of your trainers as your personal coach, guiding you through every detail as it unfolds, so you can train with confidence and ease.

Lead Trainer

Tisha Giangiordano

RYT 500, RPYT
FRC® Mobility Specialist, FRA® Specialist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist
Certified Yoga Tune Up® Instructor
Yoga Detour® Method Instructor
SMC Full Circle Provisional Doula

Tisha completed her 200-hr yoga teacher training at YogaWorks in 2017 with Alicia Cheung and Oliver Reinsch and continued to study with them for an additional 100-hr Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release Therapy Training. Shortly after, she became a Yoga Tune Up® Instructor (2017) trained by Laurel Beversdorf and Elizabeth Wipff. In 2019, she completed her advanced 300-hr yoga teacher training with Omni Kitts-Ferrara and Donna Scro at Yoga Mechanics and became a Detour Method® Instructor. In addition to her yoga training, Tisha became certified in FRC®, FRA® and Kinstretch® with Functional Range Systems® and completed her certification as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. After the birth of her daughter, she trained with Deb Flashenberg at the Prenatal Yoga Center in NYC and became an 85-hour prenatal yoga teacher (2022). Tisha has been a teacher trainer for Be Well’s 200-hr and 300-her yoga teacher training programs for the last three years, and will co-lead the 200-hr training with Marisa in 2023. In addition, Tisha has been assisting the 200-hr and 300-hr yoga teacher training programs at Yoga Mechanics for the last three years with Omni Kitts-Ferrara.

Tisha is currently studying with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine® to weave Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into her classes and sessions with private clients. Her teaching is strongly based around anatomy and function, and she has a neuro-centric approach to health and performance. As she continues to learn, her yoga and movement practice continues to evolve as well as her teaching.

To ask questions about the training, call (973) 975–0280 or send us your contact information using the form below.

Marisa Sweeney, MSW, RD, PhD candidate
Teaching Faculty

Marisa Sweeney

Certified Dietitian
RYT 500
Dharma Wheel Certified
Owner, Be Well IHS

Marisa is the owner of Be Well Integrative Health Services, and a registered yoga teacher for 5 years. She completed her first 200-hr yoga teacher training at Purple Om Yoga in Denville in 2018 under Jen Kalawur, and then another 200-hr (2019), as well as the 300-hr (2020) advanced yoga teacher training under Amanda Sherman at Be Well.

Marisa completed the 25-hr Dharma Yoga Wheel certification (2019), as well as the Prenatal Yoga Center’s 85-hour prenatal yoga teacher training (2022). Marisa was the assistant lead trainer for Be Well’s 200-hr yoga teacher training program in 2022, and will co-leading the training with Tisha in 2023.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Dietetics from Montclair State University
  • Master of Science degree in Applied Nutrition at Northeastern University
  • Current Nutrition Doctoral candidate at University of North Florida

Professional:

  • Owner of Be Well Integrative Health Services (founded in 2012), headquartered in Morristown, NJ with 12 locations throughout NJ, NY, and PA
  • Owner and Creator of the New Jersey VegFest (founded in 2014), the Garden State’s Official Vegan Food Festival
  • Director of Wellness Services for Reproductive Medical Associates, 2015-2018. This is the world’s largest reproductive endocrinology medical group
  • Practiced dietetics at Hackensack University Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center, and Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation

Accolades/Achievements:

  • Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation 2013 Woman of the Year, Finalist
  • Founder and Past-President of the Morristown Mayors’ Wellness Campaign, 2014-2017
  • Past-President and founding member of the Morristown Women in Business
  • Advisory board member of Sustainable Morristown, 2017-present
  • Named New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsEmerging Dietetic Leader of 2017
  • Named the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2019 Nutrition Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Board member of Atlantic Health’s Community Advisory Board, 2014-2019.
  • Chairperson of the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Conference, 2016-2019.
  • President of the New Jersey Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2021-2022, now the current Past-President.
  • Advisory board member of the Food and Nutrition department at University of Saint Elizabeth, 2021-present.

To ask questions about the training, call (973) 975–0280 or send us your contact information using the form below.

Included with tuition

  • Unlimited Yoga Classes (duration of training)
  • 200-hour diploma and letter of completion upon successful completion
  • 10% off yoga class packages for life
  • 10% off all Be Well workshops for life
  • 10% off 300-hr yoga teacher training

Teacher Training Books

  • Light On Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar
  • Trail Guide to The Body, 6th Edition by Andrew Biel

Note: not included in tuition

Why Be Well

Our comprehensive 200-Hour Curriculum uniquely blends the eastern and western teachings of yoga with today’s most current and practical applications. Be Well’s approach is anchored in a deep understanding of the body and biomechanics, and goes far beyond teaching poses alone. Be Well Teacher Training isn’t about memorizing and reciting a rigid sequence. Our program is rooted in a logical framework that honors traditional lineage, but also encourages fluidity and the freedom of expression! You will learn skillful sequencing built on a foundation of artful cueing, an advanced study of asana, a deep understanding of anatomy, and the philosophical underpinnings of yoga. As a Be Well graduate, you will leave the training with a solid understanding of how to use creative, well-rounded sequencing to inspire others with an authentic voice and a deep sense of integrity.

Our training supports individual inquiry and profound group interactions. You will be empowered with tools that facilitate personal growth and deeper, more authentic connections with others. Take your yoga off the mat as you develop new and lasting friendships, and a renewed sense of acceptance for yourself.

Other Be Well Benefits

  • Free Unlimited Yoga Classes for the entire duration of your training
  • Lifetime Alumni Discounts Workshops (10%)
  • Discount on 300HR YTT
  • Invited to teach at our Community Classes for experience

Dates

January 29 – July 15, 2024 (Required Live Sessions are every two weeks Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm)

  • MODULE 1 – History & Philosophy (1/29 – 2/12)
  • MODULE 2 – Anatomy & Physiology (2/12 – 3/26)
  • MODULE 3 – Asana Lab (3/26 – 5/14)
  • MODULE 4 – Methodology & Movement (5/14 – 6/18)
  • MODULE 5 – Teaching Yoga Today (6/18 – 7/2)
  • Teaching Practicum & GRADUATION (7/8 – 7/15)

Graduation Requirements

To receive a diploma and letter of completion, you must have all required hours complete (all live sessions are required), online quizzes complete, and pass the final practicum.

Once all requirements are achieved, each student will qualify to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour RYT level.

*Any missed live sessions will be required to be made up with the lead teacher at a mutually scheduled time for an additional cost to the trainee.

Registration & Cancellation Policies.

This training requires a $500 deposit to hold your space. All deposits are non-refundable. One week prior to training, 50% is non-refundable. No refunds will be available once the training has started. Please contact the studio manager tisha@bewellihs.com for further questions.

Registration & Cancellation Policies.

Tuition for this training is $3,500. Early Bird Pricing is available for those who pay in full by cash, check, or credit card by December 31, 2023. Full tuition is required before Day 1 of training in order to receive training material/videos and to participate in live sessions.

Be Well Integrative Health Services' 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Become a yoga teacher with Be Well Integrative Health Services’ comprehensive 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program! Our program blends the eastern and western teachings of yoga with today’s most current and practical applications, and goes far beyond teaching poses alone.

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