200 Hour Teacher Training

Stanton  Street  Yoga  &  The  Bhakti  Center’s

200 hr. Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training


“This training was above and beyond anything I could have imagined from a Yoga Teacher Training. It was actually a course in how to live. It not only taught us how to teach but how to deepen our own practice so that we become what we are teaching. I feel confident and inspired to share Yoga and also have a much deeper understanding of myself and my purpose in the world. The guidance, wisdom, technique, and love that is shared through this course is unmatched. I leave here with open eyes, an open heart, and overflowing with joy.” Danielle S.

“This training was a life changing experience for me. I learned more than merely the correct way of doing yoga postures; I learned the very essence of yoga itself.” Jennifer T



Stanton Street Yoga offers four 200 hour teacher training courses per year; three in New York City and one at their Ayurveda Health Retreat in Florida. These courses are designed with you in mind, whether you want an 18 day immersion, or to spread your training out through 4 or 8 months, one of these programs will work for your schedule!

As a graduate you will head into the world confident and ready to lead grounded, safe, and inspired Yoga classes. You also learn how to offer modifications, posture options, clarification of contraindications, and how to create a complete series of classes with progressive levels of difficulty.

As you’ve probably experienced, yoga has the potential to transform peoples lives. We deeply believe that in order to transform lives through the practice of Yoga, we must have realization through not only learning it… but LIVING it.  As a Yoga teacher, you will share who you are. And people will feel that and be moved and inspired by that. So more than just perfecting physical postures and learning how to teach people to come into certain shapes, in this training program we excavate ourselves, diving deeply into the timeless culture, teachings and traditions of Yoga in a way that is easily accessible and practically applied, so that we may move into the role of “Yoga Teacher” from a deeper place.

“The experience is incredible! It’s like having a community of support around the most important aspects of our life. We laugh and cry, create incredible friendships with the foundation of Yoga holding us; we explore life’s deepest questions with some of the most qualified teachers; teachers not only with knowledge, but real EXPERIENCE through living the life of Yoga. It’s fun! It’s powerful. It’s transformational. It’s most likely one of the most important investments of your life.”



Florida Summer July 2018:

3 week intensive / Monday-Saturday, July 2nd -22nd

NYC Fall Yoga Teacher Training 2018/2019 (Sept- March, 1 weekend per month)

Sept 22nd/23rd . October 27th/28th . Nov 10th/11th . December 8th/9th . January 12th/13th . February 16th/17th . March 23rd/24th . April 6th/7th

NYC Winter Yoga Teacher Training 2019 (January – April, 2 weekends per month)

January 5th/6th . January 12th/13th . February 2nd/3rd . February 16th/17th . March 2nd/3rd . March 23rd/24th . March 3oth/31st . April 13th/14th

**In addition to scheduled weekends (NYC dates), students are required to meet the first Thursday of every month for Kirtan at The Bhakti Center, 7-9pm  ***


History and Philosophy of Yogaphoto

Bhakti Yoga

Study of the Bhagavad-Gita

Kirtan & Chanting

Detailed study of Asana (Yogic postures)

Art of Sequencing

Psychology, physiology, and philosophy of the chakra system

Meditation & Pranayama practices

Karma & Reincarnation

Practice teaching

Business of Yoga

Yoga Teacher Ethics


Ayurveda: Yogic Diet and Lifestyle

**Expect homework, personal projects, in-class presentations and karma yoga/service opportunities




*Includes unlimited Yoga at both Yoga @ The Bhakti Center and Stanton Street Yoga throughout your training

First 5 Students $2500 (must be paid in full)

Full Tuition $3200


For more information or to register for yoga teacher training please write to dhyanamasla@gmail.com or call 352-328-8152.


CLICK HERE for registration form

Your Teachers

10600539_10100604909640045_6146674251691655849_nDhyana Masla.

Raised on the path of Bhakti Yoga, Dhyana brings the depth of inquisition into her classes, offering opportunities to cultivate a relationship with our multi-faceted humanness while simultaneously taking a step back, a step deeper into the truth of who we really are; beyond the stories, the fears, and the limitations.

Having a deep understanding of the nature of the mind and its relationship to the Self, her classes combine non-sectarian yoga philosophy with an integrated experience, sharing timeless Truths in an easy-to-apply and accessible way.

After years of studing Ayurveda and multiple Yoga trainings, Dhyana received her Bachelors degree at Naropa University with a degree in Psychology and Yoga. In 2011, Dhyana and her sister, Syama, moved to New York City to open Stanton Street Yoga and just two years later launched the yoga program at The Bhakti Center, a yoga cultural center in the east village.

She is a student of Radhanath Swami, dedicated to living and sharing the path of Bhakti Yoga; a path, practice and lifestyle that connects us back to our True Nature and eternally loving relationship with divinity through devotion and service.

Based in New York City, she offers trainings, pilgrimages, workshops and retreats around the world.

Syama Masla was raised in a family of yogis and teaches yoga and Ayurveda in the city. She loves art 971905_3270524859737_302132676_nand graceful movements. She loves animals and has been a lifelong vegetarian. Syama is a Bhakti Yogini who loves her teachers Radhanath Swami and Srila Prabhupada. She would have never imagined herself living in NYC fl retreatfor more then one year, but now finds it is one of the best places to practice the yoga of going within. “In a place like NYC our awareness is constantly being pulled out. Our mind goes to the cute shoes in the window, the smell of pizza or ice cream on the streets, Fb pages & emails…. our practice is to take that same energy that is so often going out and redirect it inward. In this city we can go outside and try to find happiness. We can watch 1000 movies or shows and eat at a new restaurant every night, though this will never truly satisfy the soul. The soul is searching for real and eternal happiness and this can only be found when re establishing our relationship with the Supreme. Yoga is re establishing that relationship.”



480327_750958727491_783728658_nVira Tansey is the director of The Bhakti Center in New York City. He is specially trained to offer Ayurveda to the western mind and body, assisting in the removal of stress from one’s body, mind, and life. Trained in an ancient master disciple lineage from India, Vira has become an expert practitioner in one of the world’s most powerful stress eliminating sciences, Marma Therapy.




65142_10100633786081425_4488499267982124131_nJai Giridhari  Raised in the U.P. of Michigan. It wasn’t until I lived in the U.P. (Utter Pradesh) of India that I understood my calling. A Yoga teacher and a preacher! My whole life I’d been looking for a cause, something to believe in. Years of collegiate sports tuned my body but left my heart feeling empty. Years of Theater Trained my mind, but made me wonder who I really was. Years of Healing Arts stabilized my lifestyle but my heart still yearned for more. So I decided to become a monk!….Enter my trip to The U.P. of India. Staying in the monasteries my heart was satisfied, my mind at peace, my body lost some weight, but my purpose was clear…. Share these wonderful teachings!…Blessed by so many wonderful teachers such as HH Radhanath Swami and a few close mentors, I aspire to live a simple life with high thinking. I’m grateful to share their wisdom in a most accessible way.



216948_1053482182602_2638_nKaustubha Das serves as Senior Educator & Creative Director of The Bhakti Center. Between the ages of 21 and 34 he lived as a Hindu monk, traveling and studying in ashrams in India and America. He teaches bhakti-yoga philosophy and meditation, which he has practiced for over twenty-five years in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Kaustubha Das was initiated as a Vaishnava brahmana (teacher/priest) in 1990. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Broome Street Temple.



11146203_10100814464774875_7534085942818721454_nGhanashyam lived in the Bhakti Center as a monk for 13 years, completely dedicated to diving deeply into the teachings and living the Yogic path. He now serves as a chaplain at the New York Hospital, supporting people in their final transition. He teaches by example and has deep, deep realization of the vedic texts.





10882123_10155141599450179_7159539985719806924_nPandit is an author, meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, and lecturer at Columbia University. He has spoken at a TEDx conference and has been featured on PBS, NPR, NY Times, and writes for the Huffington Post. In his book, Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness and the Divine, Pandit writes about how he learned to deal with and overcome the loss of his family’s multi-million dollar fortunes that left him and his family with next to nothing. These life experiences have given Pandit profound insight into the human experience.
Pandit uses his life experience and decades of in-depth studies to assist people in overcoming the various stress factors in their own lives. The medical field now knows that stress leads to anxiety, insomnia, muscle tension, high blood pressure, and anger. Pandit’s unique approach applies Eastern wisdom and meditation techniques to help the audience gain deeper insight into their mind and understand the reasons we becomes stressed, anxious, and angry.


11053637_10100833573411015_8126504185651265862_nBhakti Lata Dasi was born and raised in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition of bhakti-yoga. She is one the Bhakti Center’s finest kirtan singers and is expert at classical Indian dance as well