200HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING AT OPEN DOORS™
BOSTON & SOUTH SHORE, MA
PLUS: CERTIFICATION IN POWER YOGA OR RESTORATIVE MODALITIES (see program options below.)
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GET TO KNOW OUR DUAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Watch our introductory video message from Program Director, Marissa Delisle
Earn your 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Open Doors™ Yoga Studios. We have been training instructors through our Yoga Alliance Programs for over 20 years. Our program certifies you as a 200hr Yoga Teacher and also earns you an added certification in Power Yoga or Restorative Modalities. We also offer non-dual certification programs in our Summer Intensive schedule.
The Open Doors™ 200 hour experiential teacher training program has a strong focus on teaching skills. Our additional Certifications round out your training allowing for a dedicated focus on the type of yoga you most resonate with and would like to teach.
CHOOSE YOUR FOCUS:
Power Yoga Certification with Moira Congdon
If you love the heat and challenging flows then this is the certification for you! Moira will provide a fun and high energy atmosphere for learning Power Yoga! This certification is for 21 hours and you will learn the following plus so much more:
Learn the key principles of Power Yoga
Learn the many benefits of Power Yoga
Learn how to use heater and foggers
Develop creative, challenging and safe sequencing flows
Learn how to adjust students safely
Tips on themes
Provide a high energy atmosphere for learning
Restorative Modalities Certification with Beverly Bielewicz
If you love to roll your mat out for a slower, restorative, inner healing yoga class then this certification is for you! Beverly will provide a safe, healing space for learning Restorative Modalities. This certification is for 21 hours and you will learn the following plus much more:
Learn the key principles of Restorative Yoga
Learn the many benefits of Restorative Yoga
Learn how to create an atmosphere of healing
Develop meaningful flows that will support students to go deeper inside
Learn how to adjust students safely
The use of props
Tips on Themes
Provide a soothing atmosphere for learning
Interested candidates must have at least 6 months of dedicated yoga practice of any style.
1. Complete our easy online application.
2. Secure your space by paying online or by check either your deposit for the payment plan or paying in full. See details for specific programs below.
2023 FALL 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
PLUS Certification in Restorative Modalities or Power Yoga
Weymouth & Norwell Studios
DATES AND MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.
WHY OPEN DOORS
Explore the Open Doors™ Yoga Teacher Training Experience.
MARISSA DELISLE, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, OWNER
I discovered yoga 20 years ago leading me on a journey of self discovery and deep spiritual growth. I invite yoga students to unearth their true self through creative expression in their yoga practice. I believe yoga is in each moment, each breath, both on and off the mat. I have received by 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and have been certified in Marma Nadi Chakra Yoga and Trance Dance by Shiva Rea. I also hold a certification with YogaMedics, a modality that works with those challenged with chronic pain and other serious health issues.
LYN POMPEO, CORE INSTRUCTOR
Lyn Pompeo (E-RYT 500) has been teaching yoga since 2006. Over the years she has taught vinyasa style yoga to a diverse population and is a big believer that the practice is ultimately a personal journey. You can expect a strong, slow class from Lyn focused on moving functionally and with purpose and intention. Since completing her 200-hour training at Open Doors she has studied with many teachers throughout the New England area. She completed a 300-hour training with yoga and mindfulness educator Stacy Dockins of the Yoga Project and is excited to continue to study both the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga. Lyn has been a core teacher in Open Doors 200-hour teacher trainings programs since 2018 and is passionate about helping students find their authentic self as a teacher.
RADHIKA PRIYA SAKHI, CORE INSTRUCTOR
With great enthusiasm and dedication, Radhika Priya Sakhi (E-RYT 500) has been learning the compassionate practice of yoga for over twenty years. She is devoted to joyfully serving all beings with unconditional love, and this is the core concept that shapes the way she shares her understanding of the practice of yoga and meditation with others. She teaches a variety of styles, such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, Slow Flow, and Power, while adjusting each to suit the environment and the needs of the practitioners present. She has certified knowledge and experience in teaching to a rich diversity of students, from children to those who are differently abled, to those who are recovering from trauma. She also serves as the lead teacher for several Yoga Alliance affiliated Yoga Teacher Trainings every year. Radhika Priya’s personal learning and experience have shown her that yoga slowly reveals a treasure of infinite contentment within the heart, and that this is available to all who seek it within, with guidance. She’s happily anticipating the opportunity to practice with you!
MOIRA CONGDON, CORE INSTRUCTOR FOR POWER YOGA CERTIFICATION
Moira Congdon, RYT-200, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), NASM-Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
Through her various backgrounds in yoga, dance, personal training and her specialization in corrective exercise, Moira has always been a student of human movement, and the connection between mind, body, breath and spirit.
A self-professed “Type A Yogi”, she was originally drawn to her true love, Vinyasa Flow, in her prior hectic life in financial services, raising young children and competing as a triathlete. The aspect of meditation in movement was the perfect antidote to her clenched jaw, tight neck, raised shoulders, sore muscles and shallow breath..and was transformative in both the physical and emotional release it provided.
Her studies in corrective exercise, focusing on the kinetic chain within the human body addressing muscular imbalances leading to compensations, tightness and injury, have a great influence on her classes. Expect a healthy dose of corework, strength-building, and muscle endurance as well as a focus on flexibility in areas that have developed a need for special love in our sedentary lives during Covid - neck, shoulders and hips. Her flows are an energetic, upbeat rhythmic dance of breath and movement.
Moira’s practice includes meditation, breathwork, thematic readings and a connection with yoga philosophy. She looks forward to providing you with a practice that leaves you with a calm and steady energy to move forward in your day with presence and intention.
BEVERLY BIELEWICZ, CORE INSTRUCTOR FOR RESTORATIVE MODALITIES CERTIFICATION
It took me sixteen years of dreaming, and four years of planning, to become a yoga instructor. My classes are open-hearted, friendly, and accessible to all; my teaching style mirrors my personality. I love creating community through yoga. My inclusive style of instruction invites students to explore movement and breath with safe physical alignment and energetic awareness, allowing participants to discover their own peace, power, and presence. I believe that the practice of yoga teaches us skills to become compassionate citizens of the world. RYT500 Sacred Seeds Yoga, Jacqui Bonwell, 2017 RYT200, Open Doors Power Yoga, 2015 Certifications: Yin Yoga, SPA Yoga, Balanced Athlete Level 1, Reiki I Additional training hours in teaching yoga to beginners. Judith Hanson Lasater Restorative Yoga Certification, anticipated June 2018.
SLAVA SURYA KOLPAKOV, GUEST INSTRUCTOR
Slava Kolpakov, originally from Siberia, Russia, is a fiction writer, marathon runner, Thai massage master, and a yoga philosophy teacher in the Vedanta tradition of Swami Satchidananda.
Slava has been a yoga teacher since 2002, completing several Integral Yoga certifications, and the 750-hour Structural Yoga Therapy training in 2005. He started teaching Hatha Yoga at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City in 2002, under the guidance of the late Yoga Master Swami Satchidananda.
Since then, Slava has taught yoga, the Yoga Sutras, and Vedanta philosophy at multiple Yoga Teacher Trainings in Boston, MA, and San Diego, CA. In 2017, he wrote a book of inspiring stories and practical applications of Yogic principles: Threads of Light (available on Amazon). He is currently working on a historical novel.
In addition to teaching yoga, Slava has been a Thai Massage therapist since 2004, and has taught Thai Massage since 2009. He had owned two sports massage centers in Boston for 11 years, certified hundreds of massage therapists around the country in the art of Thai massage, and has worked with thousands of professional and recreational athletes to treat and prevent athletic injuries.
Recently relocated to San Diego, Slava is happy to be back on the West coast.
WHAT OUR GRADUATES HAVE TO SAY...
After 15 years of doing yoga, I decided it was time to become a teacher…but I had no idea what I was in for. The Teacher Training program at Open Doors has had a significant impact on my life. I walked in with a perspective that was completely changed over the course of the seven months I was there. The teachings were as diverse as the teachers and I learned more than I ever anticipated. The group of souls that I spent all that time with is now like a family to me, supportive, connected, and forever in my heart. While the details of movement have become paramount to my practice, the philosophy and spirit of the program were what astounded me. While I knew philosophy would come into play, I never expected to experience it at the level which I did in this program. My expectations and goals were exceeded. Marissa and Matt have created a wonderful program and business with a beautiful community of souls. As an entrepreneur, I know that it isn't easy to run a business and make it successful. So let me be one who sings their praises and sends an acknowledgment of all their hard work and "heart" work. I am truly blessed to have had this experience and am thankful for the opportunity."
- Sheri Sibley, Teacher Training Graduate 2021
"I am extremely grateful for my experience in the Summer Intensive program. I made new friendships with a wonderful group of individuals which grew deep roots. We spent hours per week learning, laughing and occasionally crying. We got to watch each other, ourselves and our practices grow almost before our eyes. Such an experience would not be possible without the Open Doors’ faculty. The instructors injected every session with the gentleness and compassion. My yoga practice and life shifted in an extremely positive direction. This would not have been possible without the full immersive experience of the Summer Intensive program."
-Tom Riesenberg, Summer Intensive Class of 2018
"Yoga is something that makes me feel good all over, inside and out. Before signing up for the 200 hr Open Doors Yoga Teacher Training, I was a yoga novice. I had a lot to learn about the art of yoga, but what I did know was that being on my mat gave me a unique sense of self and a feeling of freedom that is hard to find elsewhere. I signed up because I was craving growth in my personal practice, but through the Open Doors Yoga Teacher Training, I gained so much more than I could have imagined. The program gave me a chance to explore and grow in a safe space that garnered not only education but also community and kinship with my fellow students and teachers. The program is an investment in every sense of the word - but it is one that is worth every second and every penny. The friendships you hope to gain and the knowledge you wish to attain are all part of the process. Soon after graduating I began teaching at one of their locations and am so grateful to be a part of the Open Doors family. Sending love and light to all those who may be considering Open Doors for their yoga journey."
-Erica Hermanson, Summer Intensive 2018
For more information or questions: Contact Marissa Delisle, Director
MarissaOpenDoors@gmail.com | 781-850-5132