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Vidya Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is a 200 hour program registered with the Yoga Alliance and dedicated to the pursuit of cultivating body, mind, and spirit via a comprehensive yoga practice.  The word Vidya means “knowledge,” “learning,” and the “Way to realize Truth.”  Our teaching staff believes this knowledge is developed through the practice of Asana (postures), Pranayam (breath control), Meditation, Raja Yoga (study of philosophy and ethics, specifically Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras), investigation of the Subtle Body, Anatomy, and Principles of Alignment, as well as a deep investigation of and awareness of the Self .

We also offer a 100 Hour “Deepen Your Practice” option to the YTT.  Students in this program participate in our in-depth study of yoga philosophy, pranayama, meditation practice, subtle body, and more!  Cost of this program is $1,500, plus texts.  Ask us about this option if you are ready to take the next step into your practice.  Students in this option have the choice to join the YTT after the 2nd month if inspired to do so–you can choose to complete the full training even if you do not intend to teach!

2013 Vidya YTT Grads

2013 Vidya YTT Grads

Vidya: “the pursuit of knowledge or way to realize 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.

Deepen your practice and learn how to teach under the guidance of two seasoned teachers, Melissa Scagliarini and Katie O’Connell in a retreat-style training that will transform your life.  Together, Katie and Melissa have over 20 years of teaching experience, and over 1,000 hours of formal accredited training with senior teachers.

Vidya is the “pursuit of mindfulness and clarity, a practice we will culture in every aspect of this training.” –Katie

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training offers a supportive, encouraging and challenging environment which provides for  your growth as a person and as a yoga instructor.  The Vidya Vinyasa YTT runs in 8 weekend modules, Fri-Sun, September, 2014 through May, 2015, and offers both residential and non-residential options for students.  In addition to weekend trainings, students will attend yoga classes in their home towns, complete projects, journals, and reading assignments, as well as engage in both supervised and independent practice teaching opportunities, both at Dragonfly Yoga and elsewhere. In this program we will:

  • 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, related texts
  • Study and practice appropriate sequencing for both vigorous and gentle Vinyasa flow yoga
  • Study Structural and Subtle Anatomy and Physiology as it applies to yoga asana.
  • 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.
Required Texts for both YTT and DYP Students:
*The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Satchidananda or Iyengar–or both!! About $12 paperback)
*The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Brian Dana Akers, about $11 paperback)
*The Key Poses of Yoga (Ray Long, about $23)
YTT Only Texts:
*The Key Muscles of Yoga (Ray Long, about $23)
*Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox Binder (available at a discount from Vidya, $55)

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DATES/SCHEDULE  (Deepen Your Practice = first 3-4 weekends of the training)

*September 5-7

*October 3-5

*November 7-9

*December  5-7

*January 2-4 (tentative)

February 6-8

March 6-8

April 3-5


Typical Saturday Schedule:

*7-7:30 am: Tea & Snacks

*7:30-8: Meditation

*8-9:30: Asana & Pranayam Practice

*9:45: Breakfast

*11-1:30: Workshops & Clinics

*2 pm: Snacks & Break

*2:30-5:30: Workshops, Special Topics, Clinics

*6-7: Dinner

*7:30-9: Philosophy

Cost of the Program includes: 

*8 months of YTT / 3-4 months DYP with Directors Melissa Scagliarini, E-RYT,  Katie O’Connell, E-RYT, and Anatomy with Matt Scagliarini, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy), and program manual. Guest instructors will join us throughout the year.

*4 consciously-prepared meals each weekend (plus early morning and midday snacks!) 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

*Yoga classes at Dragonfly Yoga Barn in Sandwich, NH,  Satya Yoga Studio @ the Common Man Spa, Plymouth, NH, and at The Fitness Edge in Meredith, NH are complimentary during the duration of the training…Wow!!
TUITION: $2,500, includes  200 contact hours with primary instructors in a unique retreat format.
MEALS & LODGING: $1,350, includes all vegetarian meals expertly prepared by our resident chef; beautiful accommodations at Dragonfly Yoga Barn Studio & Retreat in the peaceful woods & mountains of North Sandwich, NH.  All lodging and bathrooms are shared with roommates. Lodging credit offered to those who choose to commute.  “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 full or choose an installment plan to suit you: pay in two, four, or monthly installments. Credit /debit options available upon acceptance to the program.  3% service charge applies with Paypal.

Vidya YTT Application

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

Katie: (603) 707-7529

Melissa:(603) 677-2934

VIDYA VINYASA YOGA is a Registered Yoga School (RYS)  with the Yoga Alliance.

Our next training begins in September 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:

Apply now! Vidya Application

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