500 Hour Program



 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

The Yoga Polarity Center is offering a 300 Hour modular program for RYT200 hour certified teachers to gain advanced professional training leading to RYT500 certification with Yoga Alliance. Students will be required to take a total of 225 classroom hours as outlined below. The rest of the contact hours will be completed by assisting a 200 hour YPC yoga training and attending 25 classes taught by approved E-RYT 500 teachers.

2017-2018 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training for RYT500 Certification

There are three avenues to the 500-hour Certification, and all require the 100-Hour Core Curriculum with Wendy and Peter, and assisting in the 200 program in either the Sunday track or the Monday track, in some ensuing year. This will account for 150 of the 300 required hours.

After fulfilling the Core Curriculum requirement, you may ONE choose from the following tracks:

The First two modules of the Yoga Therapy Program (See Below)
The Polarity (Marma) bodywork program (APP page)
The First module of the Yoga Therapy Program AND The Children’s Teacher Training (Children’s Yoga Teacher Training page).

We have created a schedule that will allow you to complete (if you wish) within 18 months of achieving your 200-hour certification. You will be required to meet briefly with the Director to choose your path.

All the programs offered are also available as stand-alones.

The programs are paid for monthly.

2017-2018 300 Hour Core Curriculum

DIRECTORS: Wendy Newton & Peter Ferko
HOURS: 150

When: Tuesdays 9:30-2:30 or Friday Evenings 6:30-9:30
Dates: See Below
Cost: $3000

Tuesday Days (20)                                Friday Evenings
September 12, 26                                          September 15, 29
October 10, 24                                               October 13, 27
November 14, 28                                           November 10, 17
December 12, 19                                            December 8, 15
January 9, 23                                                 January 5, 12, 26
February 6, 27                                               February 2, 9, 16
March 13, 27                                                  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 10, 24                                                    April 13, 20, 27
May 8, 29                                                       May 11, 18, 25
June 5, 19                                                       June 1, 9

The Core Curriculum consists of Methodological Training and Philosophy that begins the process of deeper understandings and refined techniques for Mastery levels of teaching. This course teaches the “hands on” postural energetics that allows the teacher to engage in asana instruction in a safe, intentional way. This part of the program is REQUIRED for 500-hour qualification.

Other Requirements (separate cost):  Attendance In 10 Classes with Wendy Newton on Tuesday Evenings AND Assisting in one track of the 200 Teacher Training.

If you are interested in our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, please contact Heather Principe at 516-662-7878 as soon as possible to set up an appointment to discuss the program.

2017-2018 Yoga Therapy Training

DIRECTOR: Jane McQueen
HOURS: 100

Intensive Module: 10 days

Dates: October 13-October 22, 2017 (these dates are done in intensive form – candidate is not expected to appear as assistant in 200-hour Yoga Teacher training while in intensive process)
Cost: $2250 per module

Completion of the first module does not allow practitioner to practice as a yoga therapist, however, student is a candidate to continue the remaining program (six remaining modules-see below).

The first module of the Yoga Therapy program gives the student a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of the physical/emotional/mental being and the breath. The 200-hour teacher will gain insight into the more profound impact of a yoga class, and have greater tools with which to touch the lives of their students.

Additional Dates:
Session #2 – January 12-January 21, 2018
Session #3 – April 13- April 22, 2018
Session #4 – July 13- July 22, 2018
Session #5 – October 5 – October 14, 2018
Session #6 – January 18- January 27, 2019
Session #7 – April 5 – April 14, 2019
Session # 8 – June 21 – June 30, 2019

2017-2018 Extended Mentorship Program

DIRECTOR:  Mindy Frenkel
HOURS  100

When: Sundays 11:00am–4:00pm
Dates: See Below
Cost:  $1700

September 24
October 22
November 12
December 10
January 14
February 14
March 4
April 15
May 6
June 3

Other Requirement (separate cost):  Attendance in 30 Classes with Mindy

The 2016-2017 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program consists of:

100 Hour Core Program*: Advanced Asana, Techniques, and Philosophy

When: Saturdays, 11am-6pm
Dates: 9/17, 10/1, 10/8,  10/15, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10,  12/17, 1/14, 1/21, 2/25, 3/11, 4/8, 4/15, 5/13, 5/20

The core program is taught by ISHTA master teachers Wendy Newton and Peter Ferko, with a special four-part chair alignment segment taught by Fran White, October 2016 – January 2017. The core curriculum will include ISHTA alignment principles, pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy.
*The 100 Hour Core Program is required of all students desiring their RYT500 certification.

125 Hour Elective (choose one of two tracks)

Elective Track 1: Yoga Therapy

When: Intensive Weekend 9:30am-6:30pm, Thursday-Sunday
Dates: September 29-October 2
When: Sundays 9:30am-6:30pm
Dates: 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16

The Yoga Therapy track will be taught as part of an accredited program offered by the Long Island Institute for Yoga Therapy by various teachers, including Jane McQueen, Heather Principe, Wendy Newton, Geetha Narisimhan, and Anu Butani

Elective Track 2: Polarity Therapy (Yoga through the energy body)

For information on the Polarity Track, go to APP page.

The Polarity Therapy track will be taught by Heather Principe and Wendy Newton.



500-Hour Modules