Light Inside Yoga YTT & Adjunct Teacher Training Programs
All of the programs listed on this page are official programs registered with the international registry Yoga Alliance which designates the teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance’s standards. Students who complete a verified training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs). This designation can be used to teach anywhere on the planet!
Light Inside Yoga 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training
Light Inside Yoga School was founded by Niki Saccareccia in August, 2017.
A boutique, 200 hour yoga teacher training for busy people.
This foundational program will advance your practice, broaden your understanding of yoga’s depth, build your confidence and further your studentship as an aspiring yogi.
If you hope to teach, this fully accredited Yoga Alliance training program will prepare you with the needed skill and knowledge to facilitate group and private classes.
This private training will be limited to 6 people.
How Do I Sign Up for the Program?
Contact Niki directly via email: YogaWithNiki@gmail.com
What Style of Yoga is the Light Inside Yoga teacher training?
Light Inside Yoga is a Hatha-based school that teaches breath-based physical yoga that balances concise instruction, precise alignment and an overall holistic experience. This style is applied to popular formats like vinyasa – a flowing sequencing that focuses on dynamic, heat building movements and smooth transitions between postures – static and gentle yoga styles like yin and restorative.
How experienced do I have to be to do the 200-hour program?
At least 1 year of consistent practice prior to enrolling in the training is require. This ensures that your body is prepared for the immersive study experience of daily practice and to make the fluency of language and concepts easier to grasp. This also ensures that you will have the basic foundations of postures and concepts before learning how to teach.
What will I learn in the 200-hour program?
Asana: Learn the safe and strategic ways to experience yoga postures
Alignment: precision in position, variations and modifications and use of props
Anatomy: principles of human anatomy as it applies to movement and alignment
Sequencing; holistic, dynamic sequencing of postures and breath work to create a well-rounded, safe experience for all levels of students
Art of Teaching: how to observe moving bodies, working with injuries and special limitations, hands on adjustments, holding space for spiritual experience
Practice: practice teaching to peers, 1:1 mentorship and feedback
Meditation: direct experience with mediation practices like breath work, visualization, Yoga Nidra
Sanskrit: posture and mudra names, popular mantras and their meanings
History: The essential history of Yoga and its arrival in the West, essential philosophy as described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Business: Insight from full-time professional teachers on how to be a successful teacher in public and private sectors
What if I don’t want to be a teacher?
Not an issue! Niki originally entered her foundational training with no intention of teaching but enrolled because she wanted to deepen her understanding of yoga and create a home practice of her own.
The 200-hour training is therefore a great touchstone for serious students to take their love of yoga to a deeper commitment and understanding, to improve their practice and experience a greater range of yogic techniques and tools.
I have an injury or special condition – can I take the course?
Email to talk with Niki directly about this. Minor physical limitations can be great teachers in a teacher training, serving to help demonstrate how to adapt the practices and reinforce self-acceptance.
Can I take the training if I am pregnant?
Probably! You’ll have to get the okay from your primary care giver and then check in with yourself about how it feels to commit to the program and its requirements. You can email Niki to talk directly with her about this, too!
Is there a cancellation or refund policy?
Yes! A $500 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your spot. If you cancel 30 days or more before the start of the program you will forfeit $300 of your deposit and the remaining balance will be refunded. If you cancel 14-30 days before the start of the program, you will forfeit your entire deposit and any remaining balance will be refunded.
These fees are non-transferable. IF you cancel within 14 days before the start of the program or do not attend the program, the entire deposit and program tuition in nonrefundable and non-transferable. Once the program begins, the program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
What are the 200-hour graduation requirements?
In order to graduate you must be paid in full and complete the following requirements:
Attend all in-class teacher training sessions with the designated lead trainer
Successfully complete all homework, tests, in-class and take-home final exams, auditing and assisting hours
Participate in a final in-class practicum
Are any books or materials included in the price of the training?
Yes. The Light Inside Yoga Teacher Training Manual is included. All required reading materials will need to be purchased by participants. You may coordinate with Niki to purchase these books.
200-Hour Required Reading
The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Muscle Book by Paul Blakey
Haha Yoga Illustrated by Kirk, Book & DiTuro
How many students are enrolled in each training?
A maximum of 6 students – this small number ensures the boutique experience with maximum 1:1 contact with lead trainers and attention to each student as they develop their teaching voice.
What is the attendance and class make-up policy?
Yoga Alliance requires that you complete all 200 hours of the teacher training to qualify f to register with Yoga Alliance as a certified teacher. However, we understand that sometimes conflicts come up. You may miss a maximum of 10 training hours, and you will have one year from the last day of your program to complete your attendance requirements. If you miss more than 10 hours or do not complete your make up hours within one year, you will receive a “not passing” status and will be requires to pay in full to retake the training.
You have the following options for making up missed time:
Schedule a private session with your lead training at some point during th program. The cost of a private ranges from $50-75 under this special condition. 1 hour private = 1-4hours of missed time. A maximum of 3 hours is allowed.
You can also attend the sections that you miss in the next training of the same format free of additional cost. If the training is sold out or is not scheduled within the year that your current program is set to end, speak with Niki directly about your options.
Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-hr teacher training program?
Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including contact hours, homework, and exam, you will receive your Letter of Completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 200-Hour Level. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200). Graduates of the 200-Hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele (friends and family), etc. Many new teachers decide to continue their Teacher Training education and participate in a 300-Hour training as a way to further their skills, knowledge, and style as a yoga instructor. This training is a thorough, professional training for becoming a highly skilled yoga teacher.