Teacher Training

“Experiencing mang’Oh teacher training was not only intense and rewarding, but I made lifelong friends, learned yoga inside and out, and felt it was life-changing. I recommend this course to anyone who is passionate about yoga. A wonderful gift to give to oneself.”

Lauren McCulloch, 2013 Graduate

The Program


The mang’Oh Teacher Training program is a highly-regarded 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification program. The training will support you in deeply honing your personal practice as well as give you all the knowledge and tools you need to be a successful yoga instructor. The mang’Oh teacher training program is uniquely designed to give you the physical and emotional space to intensively refine and strengthen your practice, as well as build the skills to become a yoga teacher if you choose to do so. At mang’Oh, teacher training is not just a vocational program, but a chance to build a toolkit of self-discovery, allowing you to live your life with a spirit of abundance, both physically and spiritually.


The Teacher Training program includes:

• Unlimited Yoga classes at mang’Oh for the program’s duration
• Four weekends in studio, studying with our dynamic, knowledgable teachers
• One week of accommodations, classes, and meals on retreat in the beautiful Hudson Valley
• Creative projects and presentations, reading and journaling assignments, and partnered study sessions
• One-on-one mentorship program with our skilled teaching staff
• Comprehensive 200-hour mang’Oh Teaching Manual, mala beads, and other training materials

Yoga Teacher Training 2016 Curriculum

Asana and Alignment – Extensive study and breakdown of yoga postures

Sequencing and Choreography – Creating and building your own classes

Yoga Philosophy and History – Yoga’s deeper meaning and how to apply it to your practice

Physical & Subtle Body Anatomy – In depth study of anatomy as it applies to the yoga practice

Meditation and Pranayama – Understanding the deeper practices of meditation and breathwork

The Art & Business of Teaching – Practical tools to support your students and build a business

Teacher Training Staff

Erica Whalen, Lead instructor
Chintamani Kansas, Instructor and Mentor
Lisa McBride, Instructor and Mentor
Danielle Gregan, Instructor and Mentor
Seth Lieberman, Sanskrit and Chanting instructor
Masako Miyakawa, Restorative and Yin Yoga instructor
Kriota Willberg, Anatomy instructor

Teacher Training Reading List

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Satchidananda translation)

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice (Desikachar)

Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika (Iyengar)

A Path with Heart (Kornfeld)

The Power of Now (Tolle)

The Key Muscles Of Hatha Yoga, Scientific Keys Volume 1 (Ray Long)

Teacher Training Retreat

The training includes a 7-day intensive retreat at Lifebridge Sanctuary, a green retreat center nestled in the Hudson Valley, with expansive views of the Catskills. Away from the hustle of the city, we will use the time to hone technical skills as well as reflect on the spiritual and emotional aspects of the training journey. By sharing this time with peers and teachers, you will be able to build a community for your yoga practice, which will serve you for a lifetime.

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Schedule & Tuition

Spring 2017

Opening Ceremony and Orientation
Sunday, February 19, 1-3pm

4 Weekends
March 3-5, March 10-12, March 17-19, March 31-April 2
Friday 5:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:30 – 7:30pm

7-day intensive retreat in the Hudson Valley
March 22-28

Following the program, you will have until May 1st to complete any remaining homework, observation hours, and final exams for certification.

Early Bird Plan (apply by February 5)
$3950 (includes retreat fees and materials)

Standard Plan (apply by February 17)

$4150 (includes retreat fees and materials)

Installment Plan (apply by February 17) Individualized payment plans and scholarships are available upon request.

Please inquire with Erica to create your plan