Accelerated Weekday 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

June 26th – August 9th 2017 at Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse


For Yogis who cannot attend weekend programs, we have carefully developed a course to work with you on weekdays to become certified as a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher!

Ready to apply? Use our online application!

June 26, 27, 28, 29 // July 6, 7, 10, 11 // July 14, 17, 18, 19 // July 24, 25, 26 // July 31, August 1, 2 // August 7, 8, 9 // at DY Rittenhouse // 9am-5:30pm Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, and 8:30-4pm Thursdays & Fridays // We do not meet every day/5 days a week, please note the exact dates listed here. Some course work will be offered online.

Other hours include Morning Practices, Homework, Reading, & 5 hours of Service

Dhyana Yoga has been training Yoga teachers since 2002, and our Teacher Trainers are experienced, full time, devoted Yoga Teachers. When you train at Dhyana Yoga, you can be sure you will be under the guidance of teachers who are experts in the topic they are presenting. Many of our graduates note that they chose Dhyana Yoga because we have spent 15 years training teachers, refining our content, and over those years, gaining a unique perspective on the inner workings not only of the practice, but also of the business side of Yoga. Setting us apart from other schools, we also happily offer our graduates lifetime access to continuing education in future Dhyana Yoga Teacher Trainings and have created post-graduates programs for our trainees including opportunities to teach at DY, mentorships, and assisting in classes with our senior teachers.

This program is offered to aspiring teachers, but also designed for any student with a desire to learn more about Yoga theory, practice, and philosophy. Dhyana Yoga is a Registered School through the Yoga Alliance and our graduates are internationally recognized and hired at gyms, studios, spas, cruise ships, retreat centers, and also to teach privately.

The standards of Dhyana Yoga’s Teacher Training exceed the national standards for Yoga Training Schools in both the amount of hours we provide and in the scope of content, so you will graduate with more information and experience hours than the average teacher training graduate, putting you out ahead from the start. We believe that every student is a teacher for tomorrow, and are committed to pouring ourselves into this program in order to pass on absolutely everything we know so you will be ready to teach promptly upon graduation.

Accelerated 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training -- Summer 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Wednesday, August 9, 2017
All Day
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Deep Practice with David Hem

Sunday, July 9th, 2-4pm at Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse


Join Dave for this 2 Hour deep practice integrating balance, focus and all the strength it takes to attain these things!  Go deeper into the Self through balance postures and exciting transitions.  Balance postures heighten our awareness and sharpen our reflexes, allowing us to feel safe and to trust ourselves more as we practice.

Equanimity of the body results in equanimity of the mind.

fee: $20 advance, $25 day of — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at

Deep Practice with David Hem

Sunday, July 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

“Unravel” 30 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Ryah

July 14th (3-8pm), 15th (9am-5pm), and 16th (9am-5pm)

at DY Northern Liberties


“Unravel Yin Yoga” Level 1 is a 30 hour Practicum designed for yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners with at least 2 years of yoga experience. Prior experience in Yin Yoga is not required but an open mind and desire to learn this beautiful modality is. Unique, esoteric and informative, Level 1 is 20 hours of combined Philosophy, Practice, Anatomy & Teaching Methodology with an additional 10 hours of guided Personal Insight. This Practicum is developed to help yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts understand the benefits of Yin Yoga: Physically, energetically, mentally and emotionally.


During our long weekend we will cover-

*Intro to the energetic body/Meridians/Koshas.
* Basic Traditional Chinese Medicine understanding.
*Exploration of mindfulness/meditation practices East and West.
* Pranayama
*Nadis,Qi (prana) and the 5 Prana Vayus.
* Discovering and exploring the Lower Body meridians and correlating poses.
*Discovering and exploring the Upper Body Meridians and correlating poses.
*Props and prop placement. How to modify each posture to fit the individual.
* Deciphering between Tension and Compression.
* Connective Tissues
*When practice and why practice?
* Sequencing and techniques for teaching Yin Yoga.
* Understanding the Yin Tapestry.

Plus you’ll get
*Access to “Unravel Yin Yoga TT” Facebook Teacher page
*5 hours of Personal Exploration.
*5 Hours of Personal Understanding.
Upon completion of the program students will master the basics of Yin Yoga. With an understanding why this modality is quite unique, and the importance of the “Yin Tapestry” as a guide. This is not a full yin yoga training-however this training gives trainees the ability to lead their own yin yoga class. This course will count toward Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

Required Reading: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark Chapter 1-4
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English by Henepola Gunaratana.
Optional Reading:
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers

fee: $450 by 5/1; $480 after; $500 day of – you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA) or creating an account in our software at

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Friday, July 14, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017
All Day
Location: Dhyana Yoga Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

Deep Practice: Advanced Arm Balances

with John Vitarelli at Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse

Saturday, July 22nd 2-4pm

John Pincha Variation

Starting with one of his powerful vinyasa flow sequences, John will ready your shoulders and set your core at center before taking you through some of the more advanced variations of Arm Balances that Ashtanga Vinyasa practice has to offer. This is the perfect chance to TRY, not force, and do so under the guidance of a truly experienced teacher, so come with an open mind and a towel to this deep practice.

fee: $20 advance, $25 day of — you can tender payment in person, with a card by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA), by creating an account in our software at or via Venmo — search for us @peaceandpizza

Deep Practice with John Vitarelli: Advanced Arm Balances

Saturday, July 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Dealing with Depression:

Yoga & Meditation to ease the aching mind, body, & soul

with Diana Vitarelli

A 7 Week Online Journey of Healing

August 7th through September 25th

Dealing with depression

Start where you are — and from that place you can pace yourself as we explore the ways yoga and meditation can ease the suffering caused by depression. In the comfort of your own home, you will be able to login as you have the time and energy and ease your way through each week’s lessons. This course includes weekly videos, downloadable yoga and meditation practice manual, audio recordings of breathing techniques, an optional one-on-one video chat with Diana during the course, and a very special processing technique that we will use throughout the course, and that will alter your life. “For people with depression, yoga and meditation are not optional, they are essential. I know, because I know.” ~Diana

Week One: Welcome with Intention; Week Two: Body – moving through pain; Week Three: Mind – finding stillness and silence; Week Four: Soul – opening to feelings; Week Five: Mindfulness – practical ways to get through the days; Week Six: Release – letting go; Week Seven: Peace – the path forward

fee: $140 by 7/15; $210 after — you can tender payment with a card by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA), by mailing a check to : Dhyana Yoga c/o Diana 1611 Walnut Street 4th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19103, or via Venmo — search @peaceandpizza

Would you like to help someone who is struggling with depression? Donate toward a discount or full scholarship for a person in need in any increment you are comfortable with, and we will let you know when a registrant has received your generous gift.

Dealing with Depression: Yoga & Meditation to ease the aching mind, body, & soul with Diana D'Amato-Vitarelli

Monday, August 7, 2017 - Monday, September 25, 2017
All Day

Kundalini Yoga Immersion with Diana Vitarelli

Saturday and Sunday August 19th and 20th 12-5pm each day

at Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse


If you are a yoga or meditation student that is curious about the power of Kundalini Yoga or a yoga teacher who feels compelled to incorporate Kundalini Yoga into your classes, this Immersion is for you!

Immersion includes 2-3 full Kundalini Yoga practices and 2 meditations, plus a presentation on the history and benefits of Kundalini Yoga, module on how to use mudras and pronounce mantras effectively, and a manual to take home, plus continued community support for your practice!

This course counts as an elective for teachers seeking their advanced 300/500 hour trainings.

fee: $175 by 8/1, $225 after — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA), by creating an account in our software at or via Venmo — search @peaceandpizza

Kundalini Yoga Immersion with Diana Vitarelli

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

A Weekend Meditation Immersion

“Primordial Sound Meditation” with Diana Vitarelli

Saturday and Sunday, October 14th & 15th 12-5pm each day

meditation water

Meditation is the most natural way to create more of what matters most to you in life. This two-day Meditation Training allows you to establish (or deepen) a meditation practice which will lead to a more meaningful, satisfying, and joyful life. Rooted in the wisdom of ancient Vedic tradition, Primordial Sound Meditation is an authentic methodology that was revitalized by Deepak Chopra. According to tradition, as you journey from activity to silence you open new possibilities for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

During this program we will explore proof of the effectiveness of meditation and you will receive expert guidance on the practical aspects of meditation – including how to sit, when to meditate, how long to meditate, how to overcome obstacles and other experiences during meditation. You are also invited to participate in a very special one-to-one personal instruction ceremony, in which you will be given a personal mantra based on the exact time, date, and location of your birth. This mantra is the sound that the universe was making the moment you were born. Primordial Sound Meditation tradition says that your personal mantra is the vehicle that will take you from activity to inner silence.

Whether it is your first time trying meditation, or if you have a regular practice, you will create a new experience around meditation that will transform your everyday life. Join us and learn how to receive the full physical and emotional benefits of meditation. This powerful program will help you dissolve accumulated stress, reveal the stillness within, and renew your passion for life.

fee: $225 by 10/1, $250 after — you can tender payment in person, by calling 215-222-9642 (YOGA), by creating an account in our software at or via Venmo — search @peaceandpizza // we will need your birth information to calculate your personal mantra for the weekend, so please don’t delay in signing up if you plan to attend!

Course includes: Introduction to meditation and guided practice taught by Chopra Center Certified Instructor, Personal one-to-one Primordial Sound mantra ceremony, Yoga class (as time allows or before/after), Mindfulness practices and continued community support!

Weekend Meditation Immersion with Diana Vitarelli

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Dhyana Yoga Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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