Yoga Teacher Education

Teacher Education at Studio Yoga Madison

Studio Yoga Madison is pleased to offer the following Teacher Education Programs for dedicated practitioners of Iyengar yoga who are passionate about sharing it with others.

Primary Teacher Education (PTE) 
Description: This class is for experienced Iyengar yoga students who have not yet passed the national certification test. It establishes fundamentals of Iyengar yoga teaching, and deepens the practitioner’s understanding of all categories of asana and pranayama. The class is ongoing.

Requirements: Anyone interested in joining this program must have at least three consecutive years of study with an Iyengar yoga teacher, know the names of poses in Sanskrit and English, and understand how to use props to improve asanas.

To apply, please submit your Yoga Resume to Jane at staff@studioyogamadison.com. (A yoga resume documents your yoga studies, providing information such as whom you have studied with, where, in what style, and for how long. Include as well any relevant teaching experience.)

Dates and Time: This class meets one Sunday a month for 4 hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The following dates are confirmed for 2020:
January 19, February 23, March 15, and April 26.

The Teacher: Matt Dreyfus is Senior Intermediate I Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT). He began his Iyengar yoga studies in 1994 with Mary Dunn as his primary teacher. In 1999, he started teaching yoga to fellow members of a Broadway touring company. When he realized he couldn’t do justice to both his music career and his commitment to the practice and teaching of yoga, he chose to devote himself full-time to yoga. He continued to study with Mary Dunn, and apprenticed with her until her passing
in 2008. He has traveled to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family ten times. Matt is one of only a handful of CIYTs in New Jersey who is qualified to teach teachers.

Fees:
$70 for a single 4-hour class or $190 for 3 consecutive classes*
*Consecutive classes = 3 monthly classes in a row, starting with the first class attended.

Make-up Policy:
>We encourage regular attendance, but we understand things come up.
>If you buy a set of three but only attend 2 of those classes, you must make up the remaining class within six months of the first class attended.
>If you miss two classes or more, you can still only make up one class within six months of the first class attended.

Continuing Teacher Education (CTE)
Description: This class is for Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers interested in studying the Junior Intermediate syllabi and other topics of interest to this group.

Requirements: In order to join this class, you must have passed your Iyengar yoga certification at the Introductory level.

The Teacher: The class is taught by Matt Dreyfus, an Intermediate Junior 3 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT). (See bio above.)

Dates and Time: Continuing Teacher Education classes will meet one Saturday a month for three hours (3-6 p.m.)

The following dates are confirmed for 2020:
January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, and May 23

Fees: $60 for a single class or $165 for 3 consecutive classes*
*Consecutive classes = 3 monthly classes in a row, starting with the first class attended.

Make-up Policy:
>We encourage regular attendance, but we understand things come up.
>If you buy a set of three but only attend 2 of those classes, you must make up the remaining class within six months of the first class attended.
>If you miss two classes or more, you can still only make up one class within six months of the first class attended.

Contact the Studio Yoga Madison office at 973-966-1400 or via email to staff@studioyogamadison.com.

Jane Caulfield will be your guide for applying to our Yoga Teacher Education program.