Crossroads 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

A Yoga Alliance-Registered 200 hour Hatha* Yoga Program

*Training includes Gentle, All Levels, Yin, Power, Restorative, Vinyasa, Chair Yoga, Adaptive Yoga for Special Populations and an Introduction to Kundalini Yoga.

Directed by Crystal Sullivan PT, ERYT500, C-IAYT and Shelley Nyren OTR/L, ERYT500, C-IAYT.

This is a combination of real-time practices/lectures/discussions/mentoring (120 hours) and pre-recorded material/virtual assignments (80 hours).

This program has received approval from Yoga Alliance to carry on in a hybrid format through December 2023. As such, CrossRoads will meet in person (on Tuesdays) for 24 weeks (11:15-4:15) from July 5th-December 13th, 2022. There will be 2-3 virtual hours of assignments per week for a total of 200 hours. This program will be located in the Spirit/Mind/Body Center of the Southington YMCA located at 29 High St., Southington, CT. The facility is ADA compliant and physically accessible to all.

Space is limited*

Cost for the program is $2400 (+CT sales tax).

$250 non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot and the balance ($2302.40 includes CT sales tax) is due by June 20th. Without exception, there will be no refunds or credits once matriculation begins. Please understand our cancellation policy is firm. You may miss two days at no charge and will be given make-up assignments. Beyond this, there will be a $35/hour charge for any private tutoring.

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Upon completion of all required modules/assignments, a passing grade on an open book/written exam and several practicals (30min, 30min, 45 min) that successfully demonstrate competency, students will be awarded Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) status in accordance with Yoga Alliance Standards.

Areas of Study Include: Techniques, Training & Practice — Teaching Methodology — Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology/Common Ailments— Yoga Philosophy, History and Ethics — Yoga Practicum. Full syllabus available upon request.

CrossRoads is directed by experienced yoga teachers/certified yoga therapists Crystal Sullivan and Shelley Nyren. They are also a physical and occupational therapist, respectively, who believe that yoga is for Every Body and have a desire to make it accessible to Every Body. The aim of CrossRoads Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is to spread yoga’s message via thoroughly trained and certified teachers who will teach their students how to care more deeply for themselves, lead their highest possible lives and encourage others to do the same. With attention paid to all aspects of the person, this training program will focus on creating competent teachers well versed in teaching to the general public and special populations requiring adaptation. Some will come with an interest to teach and some will come who simply want to take the next step on their journey. All are welcome~

Tuition includes a CrossRoads Manual & Yoga Toolbox for Teachers/Students by Joseph & Lilian LePage.

Additionally, enrollees are required to purchase the following (all found on Amazon).

How Yoga Works (Roche & McNally)

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translated by Chip Hartranft

The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long (Scientific Keys, Vol 1)

Waking (Matthew Sanford)

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What our grads are saying….

“CrossRoads YTT covered a variety of topics and has experienced and knowledgeable instructors. The instructors made you feel comfortable to ask all questions, provided feedback for improvements, and was willing to help with any question that arose. They built an online community of classmates during the pandemic and did so gracefully. Upon graduation, I immediately felt confident and ready to be able to teach. I am so thankful for their time, work, and effort to make their program so inclusive.” (-m)

“This was a rich and comprehensive program, covering yogic principles and philosophies, pranayama, ayurveda, 50 asanas, history of yoga, and meditation. Reading materials were relevant and engaging, and teachers were passionate and knowledgeable.” (-t)

“Without a doubt I would highly recommend CrossRoads Yoga Teacher Training to someone who is interested in teaching Yoga as well as learning about Yoga. The instructors are not only extremely knowledgeable about Yoga, but they take the time to ensure that each of the students enrolled in their program are supported and are not left with any questions. With that being said, the overall curriculum is extremely expansive, detailed and taught through multiple ways so that a well rounded understanding of Yoga is delivered. Finally, the instructors did an amazing job adapting and teaching virtually through the pandemic.” (-a)

There are hundreds of additional reviews that can be found at

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