Teacher Training

Beyond your Boundaries

200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification

If you are going to commit 200 hours of your life to learning to teach yoga, then you owe it to yourself to consider the Verge BodyMind Yoga Teacher Training Program. Our YTT is an 8-Weekend intensive program taught by an experienced team of some of Philadelphia’s most popular teachers. All senior Verge teachers are assigned as mentors to work with each YTT student individually throughout the six-month YTT program. Our one-on-one focus brings out the very best that you have to offer as an individual, and in turn, as a teacher and leader. We are committed to helping each Verge YTT Student move beyond his/her boundaries.

  • Deepen connection with your body
  • Enhance Communication Skills to Lead Effectively
  • Develop Mental Strength and Clarity with Meditation
  • Cultivate Daily Practices for Optimal Wellbeing
  • Learn to Express Yourself Authentically

Learn to live more fully and create an empowered life. Our training transforms. You do not have to want to be a yoga teacher to participate, just a willingness to observe yourself, to be challenged and a passion to grow. You will dive deep into your body through invigorating asana practice and be immersed in your mind through our extensive meditation training. Through hard work and dedication and the support of community, you will unblock, unfold and unleash an elegant and empowered teacher from within.

While many of our graduates have gone on to teach yoga, others have applied our training to enhance their careers as therapists, trainers, business professionals and parents. We are committed to helping you make the most of our training program so that you take your unique experience into your life and share your journey with others.


What do you mean “Beyond your Boundaries”?

See * Explore * Stretch * Live (…Beyond Your Boundaries) – Choose what edges you want to push into. Verge YTT one-on-one focus brings out the best that you have to offer as an individual, and in turn, as a teacher/leader. Move through and beyond your edges. The best teachers (and leaders) speak from their own experience “in the fire”.


What if I don’t want to teach Yoga?

Their primary interest is personal growth. Verge YTT is a unique personal leadership program that focuses on Physical Intelligence, Mindfulness, Mental Strength, Clear Authentic Communication and Personal Wellbeing. Regardless of whether you are called to teach, you will build invaluable new skills and capacities for your work and your life.


What makes Verge YTT so different?

Individual Focus. Our exceptional Verge YTT staff focuses on you to Unblock, Unfold and Unleash your natural intelligence. Verge YTT will not only transform your yoga practice, it will transform your life. If you are going to make the commitment of time and money, don’t settle for anything less.


Want to find out more?

Please email info@vergebodymind.com, call us at (610) 971-0518 or attend one of our YTT Information Sessions to learn about our curriculum, our schedule, the requirements and what to expect in Verge Yoga’s 13th Yoga Teacher Training Program. We are always happy to meet with you one-on-one at Verge Yoga.

Click Here to Apply for the 2017-2018 Verge BodyMind YTT


2017 – 2018 Curriculum

(September 2017 – April 2018)


The Physical Teacher – Learn to Teach

  • Brand New Beginner Series
  • Stability
  • Flow
  • Prime

Learn to Meditate

  • The Foundations of Meditation
  • Embodying the Natural State
  • Enlightened Communication

The Mental Coach – Learn to Communicate

  • Mental Strength Training Techniques
  • Holding Space for Students
  • Becoming Comfortable with Discomfort

The Human Body – Understand the Mechanics

  • Movement Principles
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Assisting Techniques

The Essential Elements of Teaching

  • Teacher’s Toolbox
  • Cueing Template
  • Mood Manager
  • Mental Coach

The Foundation – Learn the Philosophy

  • The Eight-Limbed Path of Yoga
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Noble Eight-Fold Path of Buddhism

2017 – 2018 YTT Facilitators


Jane Rosato
Director of Yoga Teacher Training
Cara Bradley
Founder Verge BodyMind
Dan Thompson
Carlyn Todorow
Kathy DiGiorgio
Gil Stevens

Program Details


Session Dates
9/22/2017 – 9/24/2017
10/20/2017 – 10/22/2017
11/10/2017 – 11/12/2017
12/1/2017 – 12/3/2017
1/5/2018 – 1/7/2018
2/2/2018 – 2/4/2018
3/2/2018 – 3/4/2018
3/23/2018 – 3/25/2018
Weekend Hours (may vary slightly)
Fridays 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturdays 10:30 – 5:30 pm
Sundays 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Weekend Program
(4+) Yoga Practices
Meditation Sessions
Practice Teaching Session
Lectures and Experiential Learning

Additional Non-Weekend Training
(included in tuition)

6 months of unlimited Verge On-Demand Classes
Participate in a Brand New Beginner Series
Observe/assist in a Brand New Beginner Series
Attend Practice Teaching Sessions
Attend 2-3 Verge BodyMind classes per week (YTT’s receive student rate or YTT auto-renew rate of $100/mo. for the duration of the program)

Tuition
$2,950 (10% off if paid in full by Sept 1)
$325 non-refundable deposit
Payment Plan:
Deposit plus 7 monthly payments of $375 (starting Oct 1)