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New York 200-Hour Teacher Training - OCTOBER 2019


200 Hour Teacher Training

The Reflections 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training explores the body from a holistic perspective.

Yoga was initially developed to bring health to the organs, bolstering vitality, strength and therefore slowing the internal aging process. Keeping this in mind, the Reflections training explores movement as it affects the body anatomically, and more specifically how certain postures can express support (or lack thereof) for the organ system. Throughout these 200 hours, we will study the asanas in their classic form as well as from a developmental perspective, allowing you to foster a deeper understanding of body movement and to apply therapeutic techniques in your classes. 

As we are a trinity of body, mind, and spirit, Reflections devotes a good portion of the training to help you uncover your truest expression as a person and teacher. Through the sutras and other various spiritual perspectives, you will move through a series of mini-workshops that release you from prohibitive belief systems and infuse your life with the things you’ve always dreamed of. Think BIG!

Our first weekend will be a deep discovery of the asanas as well as ourselves in the serenity of nature during a four-day retreat in upstate New York. This will be followed by four additional weekends, at the Reflections studio, we will continue our studies together as well as having guest speakers focus on topics such as anatomy, the power of touch and elements of Thai massage, the neurological importance of metaphor and imagery in teaching, Sanskrit and Mantra, prenatal and yin yoga. All giving you an incredibly developed and well-rounded start to your teaching journey. 

The final month will consist of a mentorship where you will be meeting with Paula in a one to one setting, assisting, teaching and generally honing your skills as a teacher while readying yourself for your test class in April.

5 Weekends

Note: In addition to the week’s focus, we will include philosophy, spiritual development and teaching strategy every week.



This training will certify and prepare participants to:

Conduct a yoga class with precise adjustments and intelligent sequencing

Understand common skeletal problems and begin to develop an understanding of how to work preventively and offer corrective instructions.

Enjoy a full weekend of study on a farm in upstate New York where we will dive deep and create a solid base for your teaching (included in the tuition)

Apply Anatomy and Physiology to yoga and movement.

Understand the breath and instruct appropriate breathing techniques


Sit in daily meditation and be able to instruct on the art of meditation from direct experience

Read and discuss Yoga Sutras, The Power of Now and Buddhist teachings

Learn from mini-workshops (Anatomy, Thai massage, and Franklin Method) to better understand yourself and those you teach

Study one to one Mentorship with Paula to develop your individual teaching skills

Complete written and practice assignments, as well as final written evaluation and teaching demo

  • Take 2 yoga classes weekly
  • Meditate for at least 10-15 minutes daily
  • Completion of all assignments
  • Meet with your peer group 2 times per month
  • Successfully present a yoga class to your instructor


Early Bird Plan (apply by August 17th) 
$3500 (includes retreat fees and materials, books and transportation not included)

Standard Plan (apply by September 1st)
$4300 (includes retreat fees and materials, transportation not included)

Installment Plan ~ Individualized payment plans and scholarships are available upon request. 
Please reach out to Tinika to create your plan ~


  • The Yoga Sutra of Pantanjali – Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Illustrated Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar
  • The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
  • The Places That Scare You – Pema Chodron
  • Yoga Mat Companion Volume 1 – Ray Long

Please get these exact books. Condensed or abridged version will not be applicable.

  • Anatomy for Backbends & Twists – Ray Long
  • Yoga The Science of the Soul – Osho
  • The Living Gita – Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • Sensing, Feeling and Action – Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen


“The month I spent at this training was perhaps the most transforming experience of my life… I am finally emerging into the teacher who has always been inside of me!” – Katie O’Connell


“Paula Tursi is a veteran teacher with a wide range of experience and knowledge in yoga philosophy, anatomy, and sequencing. She completely embodies the teachings of yoga, in particular the mind science of yoga, and imparts this grace onto her students. I am very grateful to call her my teacher.” – Lola Rephann

“Paula is an amazingly gifted teacher, who I feel blessed to have had for my teacher training. Upon returning to London I have done a few classes which have just confirmed that I received some of the best training available.” – Tyrel Smythe


“Paula Tursi is extremely knowledgeable about not only the asanas, but about anatomy, yoga philosophy and personal growth. I feel well prepared as a teacher and better prepared as a person to move further into all the aspects of yoga. I would recommend this program to those who want to learn about all arms of yoga, not just the postures- as a true yoga teacher training should be.” – Nancy Aufiero