Teacher Training

Live Beyond your Boundaries 2020

200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification

When is the last time you lived outside your comfort zone? When is the last time you really felt fully awake and alive?

We are inviting you to join our master teachers and go beyond your boundaries in the 200-Hour Verge Yoga Teacher Training Program.

For the past 15 years Verge has been producing the BEST YOGA TEACHERS in the Philadelphia area. To celebrate, our 15th program will include MORE CONTENT and MORE FACILITATORS, and MORE YOGA!


In short, the Verge Yoga Teacher Training Program will TRANSFORM YOU!

If you are going to commit 200 hours of your life to learning to teach yoga, then you owe it to yourself to consider Verge’s 9-Weekend intensive program taught by an experienced team of some of Philadelphia’s most popular teachers. All senior Verge teachers are assigned as mentors to work with each YTT student individually throughout the seven-month YTT program. Our one-on-one focus brings out the very best that you have to offer as an individual, and in turn, as a teacher and leader. We are committed to helping each Verge YTT Student move beyond his/her boundaries.

You do not have to want to be a yoga teacher to participate, just a willingness to be challenged and have a passion to grow. You will dive deep into your body through invigorating asana practice and be immersed in your mind through our extensive meditation training. Through hard work and dedication and the support of community, you will awaken to an elegant and empowered teacher from within.

While many of our graduates have gone on to teach yoga, others have applied our training to enhance their careers as therapists, trainers, business professionals and parents. We are committed to helping you make the most of our training program so that you take your unique experience into your life and share your journey with others.

If not now, then when? Dare to live an empowered life, wake up to be fully alive!

What do you mean “Beyond your Boundaries”?

See * Explore * Stretch * Live (…Beyond Your Boundaries) – Choose what edges you want to push into. Verge YTT one-on-one focus brings out the best that you have to offer as an individual, and in turn, as a teacher/leader. Move through and beyond your edges. The best teachers (and leaders) speak from their own experience “in the fire”.

What if I don’t want to teach Yoga?

Their primary interest is personal growth. Verge YTT is a unique personal leadership program that focuses on Physical Intelligence, Mindfulness, Mental Strength, Clear Authentic Communication and Personal Wellbeing. Regardless of whether you are called to teach, you will build invaluable new skills and capacities for your work and your life.

What makes Verge YTT so different?

Individual Focus. Our exceptional Verge YTT staff focuses on you to awaken and become fully alive. Verge YTT will not only transform your yoga practice, it will Unblock, Unleash and Unfold your natural intelligence, which will transform your life. If you are going to make the commitment of time and money, don’t settle for anything less.

Want to find out more?

Please email info@vergeyogacenter.com, call us at (610) 971-0518 or attend one of our YTT Information Sessions to learn about our curriculum, our schedule, the requirements and what to expect in Verge Yoga’s 15th Yoga Teacher Training Program. We are always happy to meet with you one-on-one at Verge Yoga.

Click Here to Apply for the 2019-2020 Verge Yoga Center YTT

2019 – 2020 Curriculum

(September 2019 – April 2020)

The Physical Teacher – Learn to Teach

  • Brand New Beginner Series
  • Stability
  • Flow
  • Prime
  • Gentle Yin
  • Yoga Strength

Learn to Meditate

  • The Foundations of Meditation
  • Embodying the Natural State
  • Enlightened Communication
  • Meditation and Movement

The Mental Coach – Learn to Communicate

  • Mental Strength Training Techniques
  • Holding Space for Students
  • Becoming Comfortable with Discomfort
  • Finding Your Authentic Voice
  • Teaching Through a Trauma Sensitive Lens

The Human Body – Understand the Mechanics

  • Movement, Modifications and Alignment Principles
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Assisting Techniques
  • Functional Movement and Simple Biomechanics
  • Muscle Activation and Creating Bandha’s
  • Roll Model Method for Fascial Release

The Essential Elements of Teaching

  • Teacher’s Toolbox
  • Cueing Template
  • Mood Manager
  • Mental Coach
  • Sequencing and Music Selection
  • Prop Usage and Wall Yoga

The Foundation – Learn the Philosophy

  • The Eight-Limbed Path of Yoga
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Noble Eight-Fold Path of Buddhism
  • Code of Ethics
  • Importance of Savasna

2019 – 2020 YTT Facilitators

Jane Rosato
Director of Yoga Teacher Training
Cara Bradley
Founder Verge Yoga
Erin Krasnowiecki
Managing Director
Kristin Page
Renee Hollander
Kathy DiGiorgio
Janine Greenwood
Colleen Sullivan

Program Details

Session Dates
9/27 – 9/29
10/18 – 10/20
11/8 – 11/10
12/6 – 12/8
1/10 – 1/12
2/7 – 2/9
3/6 – 3/8
3/27 – 3/29
4/17 – 4/19
Weekend Hours (may vary slightly)
Fridays 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturdays 10:30 – 5:30 pm
Sundays 10:30 – 3:30 pm

Weekend Program
(4+) Yoga Practices
Meditation Sessions
Practice Teaching Session
Lectures and Experiential Learning

Additional Non-Weekend Training
(included in tuition)

8 months of unlimited Verge On-Demand Classes
Participate in a Brand New Beginner Series
Observe/assist in a Brand New Beginner Series
Attend Practice Teaching Sessions
Attend 2-3 Verge Yoga classes per week (YTT’s receive student rate or YTT auto-renew rate of $100/mo. for the duration of the program)

$3,250 (10% off if paid in cash or in full by Sept 1)
$325 non-refundable deposit
Payment Plan:
Deposit plus 7 monthly payments of $418 (starting Oct 1)