Rittenhouse and Northern Liberties Locations

Dhyana Yoga in Philadelphia

Serving You From the Heart Since 2002

Rittenhouse and Northern Liberties Locations

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Yoga for Everyone

Yoga unites the mind, body, and soul in a way that eases tension, reduces inflammation, and promotes health and well being. Regular practice will help you reach improve and perfect poses, correct posture and positioning, and improve your breathing and outlook on life. 


Enhance Your Wellness

Yoga is a great way to improve your endurance in other physical activities. After a run, or heavy workout, yoga will help your body relax while stretching, strengthening, and lengthening the muscles you were just working on. Learn more about us on our 108 Reasons Podcast at www.108reasons.libsyn.com


Calm Your Mind

Yoga not only helps improve your body, but also helps with mindfulness and meditation. It is important to take a break from daily life in order to focus on yourself and get clarity. Focusing on your breath during practice is key to staying in tune with your mind and body.   

John Vitarelli Yoga Philadelpia Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Philadelphia

Morning Mysore Program

Ashtanga in the Traditional Style

Mysore Style is the traditional method of teaching the Ashtanga  Vinyasa system of yoga, which is the backbone of the All Levels classes  at Dhyana Yoga. It is ideal for all levels of experience. When you first  walk into the room you will notice that each student is working  independently and the teacher moves from person to person, offering  physical assistance and any necessary verbal instruction. The room is  quiet except for the students breathing with sound. It is a wonderful  way for you to start your day!

Please feel free to come observe a class during the posted Mysore  hours to experience the magic of the Mysore style practice for yourself.

Practice times are blocked out from 6:30am-9:00am, but in this style  of practice you can come and go during these times as is appropriate  and/or convenient for you. On Fridays we offer a fully led, instructed  class that runs through the entire sequence so that you can learn the  Primary Series with the intended rhythm and in the proper order. You  should ask John before dropping into the Friday morning class. But on  all of the other days, you could come from 6:30-8:00am, or  from 7:00-9:00am, 6:30-7:30am, etc, as long as you are finished  practicing by 9:00am. Showers are available and you can store your mat  and towel with us.

Class Schedule:

Monday – Thursday
6:30am-9:00am Mysore Style Practice

Friday: 6:30am-8:00am Led Primary Series

Saturdays & Moon Days (Full & New Moons):
REST…please see dates on the chart below.

Sunday: 7:30am-9:30am Mysore Style Practice
Philosophy Talk and Chai Tea from 9:30-10:00am (feel free to bring healthy snacks to share!)

A special Mysore Class Card must be  purchased to attend these classes. Dhyana Yoga class cards are for the  other non-Mysore, on-going, regular classes at the studio. Due to the  nature of the Mysore method, there are absolutely no refunds for Mysore  Class Cards.

Moon Days 2018 (Days of Rest, no Practice):

Every Full Moon and New Moon

Video coming soon

Yoga Teacher Training

200 and 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certifications

Flow State : The  area’s longest running 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training focused on self  realization through intelligent physical practice of Yoga in the  Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition. This is a truly personalized Teacher  Training for rising teachers of yoga in Philadelphia. Each student receives their own unique syllabus developed  around their personal schedule and needs. We are looking to work with  future yoga teachers who are ready to dig deeper, steep themselves in  tradition, offer powerful classes to yoga studios, and who are looking for transformation in their bodies,  minds, spirits and lives! Applying is Easy - Simply email us at Dhyanattinfo@gmail.com and we will send you more info right away!

Next Weekend Training Starts On April 6th 2019 - dates are as follows:   

Saturday, April 6th

Sunday, April 7th

Saturday, April 13th

Sunday, April 14th

Saturday, April 27th

Sunday, April 28th

Saturday, May 4th

Sunday, May 5th

Saturday, May 18th

Sunday, May 19th

Saturday, June 1st

Sunday, June 2nd 

Saturday, June 8th

Sunday, June 9th

Saturday, June 22nd

Sunday, June 23rd

Saturday, July 20th

Sunday, July 21st

Saturday, August 17th

Sunday, August 18th

Saturday, September 7th

Sunday, September 8th

Saturday, September 14th

Sunday, September 15th

Saturday, October 5th

Sunday, October 6th

Saturday, October 19th

Sunday, October 20th - Graduation

*We meet 12-5pm each day listed at the Rittenhouse Studio, 1611 Walnut St

Summer 2019 Program - Immersion! Would you like to change your life (or career) this Summer? Join us! Classes run July 8th through August 8th with both weekday and weekend options. Apply now! Available hours: M-Th 7am-2pm, F 6am-10am, Sat/Sun 10:30am-5pm (every other). Please email us for schedule details. dhyanattinfo@gmail.com

In addition to the scheduled time together, you will have some homework assignments. If you need to miss any of these dates, make up work can be provided. We meet at the Rittenhouse studio at 1611 Walnut Street for this incredible yoga teacher training!

Spring 2019 Weekday Program

Tuesday/Thursday days, with some weekend  hours available if you wish to finish faster //  Daytime hours vary between 7am and 2pm according to your availability. Contact Diana or John in person or at dhyanattinfo@gmail.com to set up your personalized schedule //All meetings at 1611 Walnut Street, 4th Floor (Rittenhouse location)

200 Hour Training Modules Include ::

* Applicable anatomy for asana (the postures) and for pranayama (the breathing techniques)
* Asana Clinics (examining postures in detail)         * Community Building and Good Studentship
* How to offer Assists and Adjustments                     * Ayurveda (health, diet, and lifestyle choices)
* Kundalini and the Chakras                                         * Artful Teaching and Motivation
* Meditation Training including your own personal Mantra Ceremony
* Pranayama in Asana and as a practice                     * Injury Prevention and Modifications for safety
* Bandhas (the body locks) and how to use them     * Writing your own Sequences for classes
* Philosophy (Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Upanishads and other important texts)
* Sanskrit (how to pronounce key terms, poses, mantras, and some practice writing letters)
* Teaching beginners, pregnant students and/or other special populations
* Designing your OWN sequences properly and safely for beginners through advanced students
* Variations, modifications, and contraindications of poses and transitions for all levels
* Expert business advice to maximize your earning potential and tips on best social media practices

Teachers in Training in Dhyana Yoga’s program are also required to participate in Practicum hours, when time is spent practice teaching to achieve comfort and skill in the art of teaching yoga.

We kindly request a deposit to hold your space in the 200 hour  program prior to program start date. Your space will be held only once  you tender a deposit. Space is limited and we accept only a limited  number of trainees at a time. Please communicate with us if you need to  pay in installments or make a smaller deposit – we understand. Deposit  counts toward full fee, and full fee includes free unlimited classes at  Dhyana Yoga, materials, and access to extra online training content.  Payments are non refundable but are transferable. Dhyana Yoga grads receive lifetime discounts and 50 extra hours of  training with us in the future!

Tender payment by cash/check in person, by Venmo at @peaceandpizza or via our software by creating an account at www.studiobookingsonline.com/dhyanayoga (find the “Teacher Training Deposit” drop down button and you’ll be able to use a credit card).

Full course cost: $2150 if paid in full by 2 weeks prior to start  date; $2250 if paid in full by start date; Payment after start date/with  Payment Plan: $2,400.00

Already a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program Graduate?

Join us for the Advanced Training that will change your life!

Journey Deeper into the Flow : Join  us for an advanced study of the practices of yoga… and how to best  teach them. This 300 Hour course is the next step for graduates of any  200 hour yoga teacher training course.

Upon completion, graduates will be able  to register with Yoga Alliance as a 500 Hour RYT. You must have a 200  Hour certificate to apply — this 200 Hour Training can be from any Yoga  Teacher Training. 

Our Program Goals are to provide you with  high level, advanced content from teachers with a minimum of 10 years  teaching experience, support you through the process of growth that is  inevitable when undertaking such studies, and help you create your own  authentic, unique content that sets your teaching apart upon graduation.

TO APPLY: Please send an essay sharing your yoga experience so far with us, including what you see now as your greatest strengths and deepest challenges, and let us know where you did your 200 hour training (if not at Dhyana Yoga). We will get back to you within a week.

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Yoga Teacher Training Philadelphia 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification 19103

Yoga Teacher Training Philadelphia 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification 19103

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Classes at our Rittenhouse studio range from $12 to $18, please view the schedule and contact us with questions.

1611 Walnut Street, 4th Floor

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1030 Liberties Walk (at American Street) 19123

Our Northern Liberties Community Location Offers All Classes at Just $10!

You can pay cash in person or use our Venmo @peaceandpizza