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2014-15 YTT is FULL!

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 .

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 nearly 25 years of teaching experience, and well 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
  • Special Workshops & Clinics with esteemed guest faculty: The Shatkarmas, with Jay Gupta, and Chanting the Divine with Girish!
  • 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:
*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)
*The Key Muscles of Yoga (Ray Long, about $23)
*Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox Binder (we will order this for you at a discount and give out the first weekend of class–about $60)
2014-15 FACULTY: (Please visit Faculty page to learn more)
Melissa Scagliarini, E-RYT 500, Co-Director and lead teacher, VVYTT
Katie O’Connell, E-RYT 500, Co-Director and lead teacher, VVYTT
Matt Scagliarini, DYP, Anatomy and Physiology Modules
Jay Gupta, RPh, MScIM
Girish, Chanting Sanskrit Mantras

Vidya Application

2014 Class is FULL.  

DATES/SCHEDULE of 2014 training:

*September 5-7

*October 3-5

*November 7-9

*December  5-7

*January 2-4

February 6-8

March 6-8

April 3-5

SNOW/MAKE UP: If needed, TBD

Typical Saturday Schedule:

*7-7:30 am: Tea & Snacks

*7:30-8: Meditation

*8-9:30: Asana & Pranayam Practice

*9:45: Breakfast

*11-2: Workshops & Clinics

*2 pm: Snacks & Break

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

*6-7: Dinner

*7:-9: Study Time

Cost of the Program includes: 

*8 months of YTT with Directors Melissa Scagliarini, E-RYT 500,  Katie O’Connell, E-RYT 500, and Anatomy with Matt Scagliarini, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy), and program manual. Complimentary classes at Dragonfly Yoga and Satya Yoga Studio are available.  Guest instructors Ajay Gupta and Girish will join us during the program.

*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

PROGRAM: $3,370, includes tuition and all meals during the Vidya Vinyasa 200 Hour  RYS (Registered Yoga School). 200 hours of instruction with primary instructors and workshops with guest teachers and all delicious vegetarian meals and snacks shared as a group with teachers for each of 8 training weekends is included in your investment!
LODGING: $30/night. Beautiful overnight accommodation at Dragonfly Yoga Barn Studio & Retreat in North Sandwich, NH includes shared bathrooms and small group lodging, hot tub, and more.  All students will participate in the meals as a group, however, boarding is by choice“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 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

To inquire, please email:

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