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300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Be Well Integrative Health Services’ advanced 300 hour Yoga Training program brings you to a higher level of teaching and a deeper level of practice. The content of this training is developed and designed by a team of experts who share a common philosophy grounded in years of teaching experience, the latest movement research and dialogs, and a love for one of our world’s most ancient practices.

You will learn principles of observing people and bodies and refine your skills of responding and adapting to what you see and hear from your students. This training is the first weekend of every month (with some exceptions, see calendar below), Saturday and Sunday, 12-6pm both days, from October 2023 – March of 2025. Upon completion you will be able to register as a 500-hr RYT with the Yoga Alliance.

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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.

Cindy Chiariello
Co-Trainer

Cindy Chiariello

MS, MSW, LSW, C-IAYT, RYT-500, RCYT

Cindy earned a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy in 2022 from Maryland University of Integrative Health and is certified as a Yoga Therapist by IAYT. Cindy started her teaching journey with a 200 hour YTT with Kelly Santucci at Younique Yoga in Cedar Grove. After being awarded the Saul Swanger Fellowship (Morris Educational Foundation), Cindy completed the 95 hour Children’s Certificate with Childlight Yoga in Dover, New Hampshire. Cindy has also completed additional training in: Restorative Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, MBSR, Dharma Yoga Wheel and has a 95 hour certificate from Holy Yoga Global.

A Licensed Social Worker, Cindy has many years of experience helping children and adults with challenges such as anxiety, depression, neurodivergence and developmental disabilities. Her background and training in clinical therapy inform her teaching style. Cindy adapts her teaching to who is present in the room and invites her students to discover strength and space in their body and cultivate inner awareness of their individual practice. She enjoys the challenge of teaching a variety of classes to all levels from beginner to intermediate/advanced, and the creative process of developing new sequences and fun flows. At BeWell and for Holy Yoga Global, Cindy has provided coaching and feedback to many new instructors in training. Cindy believes that in a busy, hurt and hurried world, yoga’s integration of body mind and spirit has the potential to transform individuals and their communities.

Co-Trainer

Tisha Giandiordano

RYT 500, RPYT
FRC® Mobility Specialist, FRA® Specialist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist
Certified Yoga Tune Up® Instructor
Yoga Detour® Method Instructor
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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.

Marisa Sweeney
Co-Trainer

Marisa Sweeney MS RDN RYT

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.

Contact us to meet with Marisa Sweeney at Be Well IHS or by virtual tele-consultations.

Course Content

  • Cueing and Sequencing
  • Lifestyle and Philosophy
  • Anatomy and the Central Nervous System
  • Polyvagal Theory and the Gunas
  • Contraindications and Modifications
  • Building Resilience Through Yogic Practices
  • The Subtle Body
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching, Safe touch, Assists and Adjustments
  • Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga
  • Introduction to Mobility Training and Self-Myofascial Release (SMR)
  • Ayurveda (Doshas); Prana and the Vayus
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Creating and Developing Workshops

Dates

2023
October 7-8; November 4-5; December 2-3

2024
January 6-7, February 3-4, March 2-3, April 6-7, May 4-5, June 1-2, July 13-14,  September 7-8, October 19-20, November 16-17

2025
January 4-5, February 1-2, March 1-2

Graduation day is March 2, 2025.

Why Be Well

$4500*

*For Be Well Alum (those that have successfully graduated from any one of Be Well’s Yoga Teacher Trainings in the past): $4000. If you pay in full before the start of the training an additional $250 will be deducted from the tuition.

Customizable payment plans are available. Tuition must be paid in full by June 1, 2024. For all requests regarding tuition and payment plans, please contact Marisa@bewellihs.com.

Other Be Well Benefits

  • Free Unlimited Yoga Classes for the entire duration of your training
  • Lifetime Alumni Discounts Workshops (10%)

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.

Be Well Integrative Health Services' Advanced 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

Our program will bring you to a higher level of teaching and a deeper level of practice. You will learn principles of observing people and bodies and refine your skills of responding and adapting to what you see and hear from your students.