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“I have so much more to learn as I continue my personal and professional journey, but am completely confident that I could not have received a richer foundation in any other program or with any other teachers.”

~Lisa St. Amand
, graduate of Vidya Vinyasa YTT

2014-15 YTT IS FULL

If you have been thinking about become a yoga teacher, deepening your own practice, or immersing yourself in a second 200 Hour training, come take a class at Satya Yoga Studio @ The Common Man Spa in Plymouth, NH with Melissa, or visit Dragonfly Yoga and take a tour of the studio, dorms, and farmhouse where the training takes place. Let us know you are coming by emailing Katie & Melissa at:

200 Hour YA Registered School

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Vidya: “the pursuit of knowledge or truth”

Vinyasa: “the synchronicity of breath and movement”

Vidya Vinyasa Yoga is the practice of moving the body in conjunction with the breath, so that every asana, as well as every step, is a conscious and joyful awareness of our life force and all it is intended to be.  Such intention makes every moment an opportunity to practice Yoga. Our goal is for students to experience the connection of the mind, body, and breath in a practice that brings each of us closer to knowing our true “Self” both on and off the mat.

headshotmsEarn certification under the guidance of two veteran teachers, Melissa Scagliarini  and Katie O’Connell, in a unique retreat-style training that will transform your life.

        We see Vidya as the “pursuit of mindfulness and clarity, a practice we will culture in every aspect of this training.”

Teacher Training runs in 8 weekend modules, Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, September through April (with a May snow date).  We will study classic asanas (postures) and appropriate sequencing for both vigorous and gentle Vinyasa flow yoga, learn a Restorative yoga sequence as well as Yin postures, Raja Yoga (study & philosophy, primarily with Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras), Pranayama, Meditation, Anatomy (structural and subtle), and so much more!   

We also offer a “Deepen Your Practice” option to the YTT. Please Inquire!  

Typical Daily Schedule:

*7-7:30 am: Tea &  Snacks

*7:30-8 am: Meditation

*8-9:30: Asana & Pranayam Practiceclass outside 7

*9:45: Breakfast

*11-1:30: Anatomy & Asana Clinics

*1:30-2: Snack Break

*2-6: Workshops & Special Topics

*6-7: Dinner 

*7-9: Study Time

*9-10 pm: Hot Tub, Relax…

NEXT CLASS BEGINS: September 2014!


*Sept. 5-7

*Oct. 3-5

*Nov. 7-9

*Dec. 5-7

*Jan. 2-4

*Feb. 6-8

*Mar. 6-8

*April 3-5


Now accepting applicants to the 2014-15 YTT:  Vidya Application

Cost of the Program includes: 

*8 months of YTT with directors Katie O’Connell E-RYT 500  & Melissa Scagliarini E-RYT 500,   Anatomy with Matt Scagliarini, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy), Kriyas & Shatkarma workshop with Ajay Gupta, Chant Workshop with Girish, and program manual.  Complimentary and reduced rates classes at Dragonfly Yoga and Satya Yoga Studio are available.  Training Curriculum:

  • Develop a deeper awareness of Self and others, connection and purpose of all beings & nature
  • Learn classic asanas and Sanskrit names for the poses
  • Raja Yoga (study of yoga philosophy using Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, history of yoga, and related texts)
  • Study and practice appropriate sequencing for both vigorous and gentle Vinyasa flow yoga
  • Study Structural and Subtle Anatomy and Physiology
  • Therapeutics: learn poses, modifications, and contraindications for special populations (injury, illness, pre-natal, trauma), including Restorative, Pre/Post-Natal, and Yin postures.
  • Learn appropriate hands-on adjustments, assists, and verbal cues
  • Become a skilled and confident teacher, as well as find your own voice and style
  • Pranayama (breathing practices)
  • Meditation
  • Understand the “business” of yoga:  career opportunities, how to operate your own studio, organize workshops, and what it means to register with the Yoga Alliance, obligations to maintain certification, etc.

*PLUS 3 consciously-prepared vegetarian buffet meals each weekend (as well as early morning and afternoon snacks!) designed by our chef to support your body, mind, and soul throughout the training. “I love this training as much for the healthy food and lifestyle as for the carefully planned out program…” –Vidya student

TUITION:  $3,370.  Includes 8 weekends of immersion in the Vidya Vinyasa Yoga program–all classes, anatomy clinics, and guest instructors/workshops, as well as all delicious vegetarian meals and snacks shared as a group with your teachers and peers!

LODGING: $30/night . Beautiful overnight accommodation at Dragonfly Yoga Barn Studio & Retreat in North Sandwich, NH is offered to the first 14 people who choose this option. Overnight option includes shared bathrooms and small group lodging, hot tub, and more . All students will participate in the meals as a group. Let us know if you would like our residential option!   “Waking up here is a dream!”  Lisa, resident yoga student. 

*Books and materials are an additional cost.  Upon acceptance to the program, a complete materials list will be given.

Payment plans available: Pay in two, four, or 8 installments to suit your financial preference. Credit /debit options available upon acceptance to the program.  3% service charge applies with Paypal.

Required Texts:

*The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Satchidananda or Iyengar–or both!! About $12 paperback)
*The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Brian Dana Akers, about $11 paperback)
YTT Only Texts:
*The Key Muscles of Yoga (Ray Long, about $23)
*The Key Poses of Yoga (Ray Long, about $23)
*Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox Binder (available at a discount from Vidya $55–payable at your first training weekend)
Apply NOW!  Vidya Application

For more information about the program, please email or call:

Katie: (603) 707-7529

Melissa: (603) 677-2934

Our next training begins in Sept. 2014 at Dragonfly Yoga Barn in N. Sandwich, NH, and will be led by Melissa Scagliarini, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and Katie O’Connell, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Reiki I & II.  Read more about the location of the training at:   To download our brochure: Vidya brochure


VIDYA VINYASA YOGA is registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYS).

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