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200 Hour Training

Whether you’ve been wanting to deepen your own practice or feel the call to teach we are here to support YOU !


In our 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training you will learn how to cultivate your own daily yoga practice. You will leave with a thorough understanding of fundamental to advanced postures, how breath controls movement and why meditation is key when it comes to living life with happiness, wildness & freedom.


We incorporate the vital teachings such as Bhakti Yoga, found in sacred, timeless scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavata Purana.


You will also learn Mantra Yoga, the sacred sounds of the Divine. Experience chanting and learning how to play the harmonium with master teachers of the craft.


Learn Yogic Philosophy & Vinyasa Flow . Teach FUN, powerful & truly memorable classes using the creative force within YOU !

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Alignment and Anatomy

Subtle Body



Art of Sequencing

Teaching Skills & Practice

Yoga History & Philosophy


Hands-on Assists

Yin & Restorative


Upcoming Trainings


2024 Training

Feb 4th – May 5th 2024

Saturdays & Sundays 1pm–6pm


Early Bird Special......$3,200

November 23rd

Full Tuition...............$3,500

January 1st

$600 Non-Refundable Deposit to hold your spot due upon registration. 

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Embarking on the 200-hour yoga teacher training (YTT) at Mother Yoga was one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself. I went into YTT expecting to mainly focus on my physical practice. However, the training turned out to be about so much more... The physical practice was just a small part of the journey. YTT turned out to be much more about spiritual and emotional growth. After all, that is what yoga is about, and our physical practice is simply one of the many tools in yoga.

Meet the Teachers

Nancy Nomellini

Philosophy & Creative Sequencing

"I started this practice searching for a way out of the darkness that eventually turned into a life of service.  Growing up in a household filled with eastern philosophy, like most kids,  I didn't want anything to do with it! It's funny how everything eventually leads you right back home. The physical practice of yoga really guided me through many difficult parts of my journey. The body and breath became a refuge.  I began to really trust in the inner wisdom of myself and am still finding out more ways to express that creative spirit everyday!


The greatest teachers of my life have been my husband , my mother and grandmother (who has since passed). As well as all of my incredible students that I've had over the years . To see the flame of yoga alive in the eyes of so many has been the most joyful, extraordinary and humbling experiences I have through teaching."


Nancy is celebrated for her uplifting , creative and soulful teachings. Her classes are thoughtful, transformative and spiritually charged! She weaves in the dharma of yogic philosophy throughout her dynamic and creatively sequencing classes.

Cierra Milton


Cierra Milton is a 200 hr certified yoga teacher and a registered occupational therapist. She has a doctorate in occupational therapy from Indiana University. Cierra specializes in rehabilitation for patients with orthopedic and neurological deficits. 


"Understanding the body systems is crucial to facilitating asana practices for the individual. The physical and metaphysical are  inextricably connected and my goal is to help students build a foundational understanding of their association."

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Valerie Starr

Chakras & Subtle Body

My name is Valerie Starr. I am obsessed with yoga. I love it because it’s a part of my healing process, a big piece of my creativity, my passion, my flame, my spirit. I love experiencing the capacity in which we can move our bodies and connect with breath as a spirit ritual.

To me, yoga is about creating space and unraveling the tangles in our body and mind, bringing clarity to the things that get out of focus, and deepening the relationship with self. Yoga is being with the crazy, complicated, playful, and joyful aspects of ourselves and loving them all the same.

Astrud Castillo

Bhakti Yoga

As a teacher my intention is to guide individuals to explore the transformative relationship between breath and body.


I see this union as a marriage cultivating deeper intimacy with our lives, with one another and with the Divine.


My classes are steeped in the Bhakti Yoga tradition, the yoga of devotion.


My classes are a balanced mix of mindful and creative sequencing with conscious alignment and lots of attention to breath, chanting and great music that aligns with the theme of the class. Dharma is infused into each class as a way to deepen the spirit of the practice and begin to explore the practical application of it all.


Keri Saul

Inversions & Bandhas

My yoga practice started at home, in New York City, when I was looking for a new way to move my body and exercise. In 2007, I made my way into a yoga studio and I found myself going back over and over again. I did my teacher training in 2012 at that same studio, Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, under the guidance of Mary Dana Abbott and Lauren Magarelli.  

I have been inspired by 11+ years of regular practice with brilliant teachers. Additional training hours: 175 advanced training hours from Laughing Lotus NYC; 30 advanced training hours from Light on Lotus Los Angeles; 85 hrs studying Katonah Yoga under the guidance of Mary Dana Abbott.

I continue to refine the teaching I'm known for: steady, rhythmic and creative vinyasa. I use movement and breath to move through challenges on the mat and in life. I believe in the medicine of movement, music, words and nature. It is my wish to share that with you.

Jamie Monte

Yin Yoga & Restorative

Yoga has influenced my life for over two decades. I have been teaching since 2010, after my first teacher training with 8 Limbs Yoga Centers. I studied yin yoga and meditation with Sarah Powers and Melina Meza. I am also a certified prenatal yoga instructor through Colette Crawford.


My personal practice inspires my teaching. I encourage curiosity and playfulness to discover and nurture connections within the physical and energetic bodies. My yin classes intend to explore mindfulness and support the nervous system in quiet, passive poses. When you practice yin yoga, you create more harmony within your physical and energetic bodies increasing your overall well-being. My practice is a practice of devotion, and you will be challenged to practice with intention

and devotion to your heart, body, and energy.


Jen LeValley


Jennifer LeValley (she/her) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga enthusiast. She earned her M.S. in Ayurvedic Sciences from Bastyr University, but will be a forever student of the vast and rich wisdom found in this ancient healing science. The master’s curriculum included 1.5 years of clinical experience and an externship at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Post Graduate Ayurvedic Hospital and College in Paprola, India.


Jennifer teaches classes in Ayurvedic nutrition and lifestyle and also sees clients for one on one counseling through diverse health challenges. Whatever the setting, she imparts knowledge and practical guidance to empower each person to make daily choices to support their health, ultimately helping them become their own medicine. 


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