200 Hour Find Your Power Trainings
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Our 200 Hour TT is an excellent foundational training that will equip you with practical methodology; immerse you in yogic practices, and prepare you to teach a solid and strong vinyasa class. Choose the session that works best for you and click on the link below to see dates, pricing, deadlines, and our application:
FIND YOUR POWER…
Powerflow Yoga immerses our trainees both in self-study through Patanjanli’s Eight-Limb Yogic System and provides a pragmatic and systematized approach to teaching a meaningful class. If you’re looking to become a Yoga Alliance certified instructor, or if you simply want to deepen your practice, this training will meet, (and exceed) your expectations. Stacey and Carrie have over 25 years of teaching experience and have graduated a multitude of students from PFY and previous training programs. They deeply understand this journey and inherently know how to support you well and to elicit your inner teacher.
IN OUR 200-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING YOU CAN EXPECT TO:
- Dive into Yoga philosophy including: The History of Yoga; Sutra study and The Bhagavad Gita.
- Experience an array of Pranayama (breathing) techniques that provide tools to support your well-being and help illuminate a pathway to your inner Self.
- Add meditation practices to your toolbox of knowledge.
- Learn Anatomy as it correlates to the Asana (postures) being presented.
- Clinic Asana to clearly understand alignment principles for each category.
- Master cueing methodology for effective teaching language.
- Teaching Methodology beyond cueing.
- Become comfortable holding the seat of a teacher.
- Become comfortable holding the space for your students.
- Develop a confident and authentic voice.
- Design skillful, power vinyasa sequences.
- Grow your ease and skill with physical assists and adjustments.
- Review Ethics —what’s appropriate and what’s not.
- Manage the classroom—music, heat, lights.
- Receive tips on the business of yoga.
In addition to what we cover in training, you will be assigned homework after each module. The homework is sometimes material review, reading, or a long-term assignment to develop and hone your skills as a teacher.
Meet Your Lead Instructors:
Stacey Bell is an alignment-based yoga instructor, Alexander Technique facilitator, and Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist; with over twenty-five years in the field of wellness. She is the director of the 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga and 35-hour Yin Yoga teacher trainings at Powerflow Yoga and is the founder of Yogabell Wellness.
Whether in group classes or in private sessions, Stacey’s students learn to inhabit their bodies with functionality and grace. Specializing in musculoskeletal issues, she helps people alleviate the accumulated effects of tension on their body due to mechanical misuse. She offers customized tools including therapeutic yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, and craniosacral therapy to help students mitigate the impact of stress on their nervous system. Her warmth, knowledge, and authenticity ease clients into a place of inner calm and wholeness.
Stacey’s love of mind-body modalities began with a 600-hour training of the Alexander Technique. She then completed her foundation Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with subsequent study and exploration in Raja Yoga with teachers, Yogan and Michael Carroll and Stephen Cope. Stacey has since expanded these principles with studies in the methodology of Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative yoga. Her teaching is greatly influenced by the devout study of the Iyengar method with her primary teachers, Mary Sinclair and Lisa Rotell. Stacey also did a deep dive into a 900-hour Craniosacral Therapy training through Franklyn Sills’ Karuna Institute. She did a post-certification study of Visceral Manipulation with Michael Kern; Energetic Stillness with Mike Boxhall; Embryological study with Jaap Van de Waal MD and Embryological applications with Katherine Ukleja DO.
Along the way, Stacey has been influenced by renowned teachers including: Alan Finger, Dharma Mittra, Sarah Powers, Sharon Salzberg, Irene Dowd, Erich Schiffman, Maty Ezraty, and more.
Stacey owned and operated two successful yoga studios: Mindful Movement in Manhattan and Yoga Samadhi in Greenwich, CT. She is featured in Time Out and Nickelodeon magazines and the Greenwich Times.
Carrie Parker Gastelu, E-500 RYT, RCYT, RPYT, LCCE, has been teaching yoga since 1993 and leading teacher trainings for 20 years. Before joining Powerflow as Lead Trainer, Carrie founded one of the first and largest teacher trainings in New Jersey, Bright Spirit Teacher Training and teaches teacher training for Yoga Works. Carrie is the founder of BabyMoon Prenatal Yoga and continues to lead trainings for yoga teachers and birth professionals who want to work with pregnant women.
In addition, Carrie has led workshops and trainings at some of the leading yoga and wellness centers in the US, including The Open Center in NYC, and has been a guest teacher at OMEGA Institute. She has been featured in Fit Magazine, the Yoga Zone Book, and in the Yoga Zone Video, “Flexibility and Stress Release.” Carrie was also featured in the widely acclaimed Discovery Documentary, “From Conception to birth.”
Carrie began her journey when YogiRaj Mani Finger initiated her into the ISHTA Yoga lineage after training with Mani’s son, Yogi Raj Alan Finger. She is one of only a handful of US teachers to have studied with Mani before he died. In addition, she has studied many other yoga traditions as well as anatomy, physiology, movement, and awareness practices to create an eclectic style all her own.
Carrie has studied under Influential teachers that inform her work including Donna Farhi, Shiva Rae, Judith Lassater, Richard Freeman, and David Life. Carrie teaches anatomy and draws extensively on training with neuro-muscular movement specialist Irene Dowd and somatic movement therapist Dr. Ruella Frank. She has also studied anatomy with Leslie Kavinoff and Paul Grilley.
Carrie’s background is in very traditional yoga but has a modern approach incorporating functional movement and off-the-mat applications. She is known for her honest, non-dogmatic yet passionate approach.