About the Programs
Yoga Vidya Trainings and Immersions
Has Yoga become an integral part of your life? Do you find yourself wanting to learn more, to share Yoga’s lessons and benefits with others?
Train to be a Yoga teacher or just deepen your personal practice in a world-class program with our renowned faculty.
In this Yoga teacher training program developed by Senior ParaYoga Teacher Lauren Jay Toolin, E-RYT 500 and C-IAYT, and guest faculty, you will deepen your knowledge and practice of Yoga, immerse yourself in its philosophy, learn teaching techniques, study physical anatomy and the yogic body, and explore the ethics and business of teaching Yoga.
The program is registered through and complies with all requirements of the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour and 300 hour (advanced) levels. Upon satisfactory completion of the course(s), you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, the premiere national yoga network.
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
The Yoga Vidya 200+ hour program is an multi-month, Yoga Alliance registered teacher training and in depth studies course. It is one of the most highly regarded and longest running programs in the NYS Capital Region. The program has run, and evolved, at Heartspace Albany since 2007. Many of the area’s best yoga teachers, including Heartspace owners Andrew and Elizabeth Kasius, are graduates of Lauren’s program.
Yoga Vidya 300+ hour Advanced Training
For dedicated practitioners and certified teachers. Expand upon your passion and existing knowledge! Become extraordinary!
This five module, Yoga Alliance approved 300+ hour course is an in depth and profound experiential exploration into the roots of Yoga, its current manifestations, how your personal journey can unfold and how to work with individuals therapeutically using Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda. Lauren is a certified yoga therapist and master teacher and looks forward to advancing the purpose and power of yoga in people’s lives.