200-Hour Basic Certification Teacher Training with Raji Thron


This training is not only about learning to be an excellent Yoga teacher, it is about going deeper into your own physical practice, as well as, awakening further to a world of consciousness, kindness and peace. This training sets the course for a voyage that will shape your future of listening more deeply to the wisdom that is inherent in you which assists you to follow your inner compass, your Soul's purpose. Raji is a generous, kind and wise teacher, he is also an extremely dedicated Yogi, following the guidance of a long lineage of teachers. He taps into the wisdom of the lineage, while bringing forth elements of being human along with his quirky sense of humor. If you are pondering whether or not the time is right for you to embark upon this journey, may I suggest that you sit real still and listen to the wisdom of your heart and soul, to the inner nudge. If you don't know how you will afford the training or how it will work in your life's schedule, perhaps what is needed is to open up to trust and surrender and take the leap...I guarantee, you will be supported.

Weekend Format Teacher Training Location Timing & Dates:

Weekend Course Time:
Friday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturdays from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm
Sundays from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm

2017-2018 Training Dates:

Section 1: 9/22-9/24
Section 2: 10/20-10/22
Section 3: 11/17-11/19
Section 4: 12/15-12/17
Section 5: 1/19-1/21
Section 6: 2/9-2/11
Section 7: 3/9-3/11
Section 8: 4/6-4/8
Section 9: 5/4-5/6

The Yoga Synthesis™ Basic Certification Teacher Training gives a comprehensive view of the major yoga styles and methods with particular focus on Classical Hatha, Viniyoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Ashtanga Vinyasa. Special presentations on Yin Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Partner Yoga and Thai yoga bodywork are given. Forms are compared and discussed to facilitate a broader understanding of the whole while continually emphasizing the core principles and commonalities. The practical aspects of teaching such as risk management, alignment and adjustment are combined with foundational theory in yoga philosophy and Ayurveda.

Participants are encouraged to dive wholeheartedly into their own practice, practice teaching and class observations in order to further their own development in yoga, and to gain practical insight into teaching technique, methodology and style. Each training session includes theory, postural practice, breathing practice, meditation, relaxation, discussion and teaching practicum. Main presentations and classes are taught by Raji Thron, with assistance from Yoga Synthesis™ Staff Teachers and graduates. Special presentations and programs are taught intermittently by our adjunct faculty to enhance and deepen the learning experience.

Yoga Alliance Registration – The Yoga Synthesis™ Teacher Training is approved and registered with Yoga Alliance and meets the minimum Yoga Alliance requirement of 200 hours. Upon completion of all requirements, trainees receive a Certificate which can be submitted to Yoga Alliance for registration.

What Participants Will Learn -
•Yoga practices of various traditions: postural, breathing, meditation and relaxation
• Basic Yoga Philosophy, Psychology, Ayurveda and yogic health practices
•Teaching methodology, ethics, technique and style
•Anatomy and physiology related to yoga practices
•The practice and teaching of fundamental yoga postures, alignment, variations and modifications and sequencing
• The practice and teaching of fundamental breathing techniques, breath sequencing and meditation
•Essential Sanskrit terms and mantras commonly associated with yogic practices and yoga philosophy

Prerequisites - Candidates for admission into the Yoga Synthesis™ Teachers’ Training are required to have a minimum of 1 and half years currently consistent Yoga practice, and a basic understanding of yogic principles. To insure the integrity of the learning experience, all candidates must receive prior approval of the instructor.


Requirements - In order to receive a Certification, participants need to complete the following requirements:


•Attend each training session in its entirety (except in the event of illness or severe emergency situations).
•Complete all required reading assignments.
•Submit written homework, including essays based on required reading (due on Friday night of each section).
•Commit to a self-guided home practice a minimum of 2 times a month.
•Organize and teach 2 classes each month to a small informal group of friends or family.
•Attend 3 Yoga Synthesis™ public classes and 1 class in each yoga style being studied (9 classes).
•Complete 4 class assists with Yoga Synthesis™ Staff Teachers or other qualified teachers.
•Pass all written and practical tests.
•Missed training presentations may be made up through private instruction arranged with the instructor, at a minimum fee of $150 for every 2 hours of private instruction.

Required Yoga Props - To insure that everyone has the correct props, the following items should be obtained by each participant: Yoga mat, 9-foot quick release Yoga strap, 2 - 4" Yoga blocks and 2 Mexican cotton blankets, 60”x 80”.

Required Books – If possible, participants should complete all pre-training reading requirements before the start of the program.

•Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Mukunda Stiles or other author (pre-training reading requirement)
•Anusara Yoga, by Doug Keller (pre-training reading requirement- Click here for PDF)
•The Shambhala Guide to Yoga, by Georg Feuerstein (pre-training reading requirement)
• Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing, by Vasant Lad
•Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, by Erich Schiffmann
•Ashtanga Yoga, “The Practice Manual”, by David Swenson
•Yoga, The Iyengar Way, by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta
•Yoga for Wellness, by Gary Kraftsow
•Anatomy and Asana

Tuition – Full Tuition is $3,600. A completed application, along with a deposit check payable to Raji Thron in the amount of $1,000 is required for registration in Yoga Synthesis™ Basic Teacher Training. Payment in full at the start of the training is preferred. Payment plans are available based on the full tuition of $3,600. Payment plans are arranged with no more than 5 payments. All payments are due no later than 1 month prior to the training’s graduation date. Cost of books and props is not included.

Special Offers -
Discounted Class Packages*
$9 drop-in class rate
$75 monthly unlimited class package
$500 for TT unlimited class package
20% off Yoga Synthesis workshops*
20% off retail products* (from the Yoga Synthesis boutique)
*All discounts apply only to trainees and only for the duration of the training

Applications Available – An application may be obtained at the Yoga Synthesis studio (201-818-9642) or online.

Registration & Payment – A completed application must be accompanied by a deposit check payable to Raji Thron in the amount of $1,000, sent to Yoga Synthesis™, 225 North Franklin Turnpike, Ramsey, NJ 07446. Please submit your application by mail to the above address.

Refund Policy - Withdrawal refund prior to start date, $800. Thereafter, refunds are determined on an individual basis, depending upon time spent in the training, cost of training materials, etc. The Yoga Synthesis™ Teachers’ Training Manual and Manual Supplement are the property of Yoga Synthesis™, and must be returned to Yoga Synthesis™ upon withdrawal from program.