Young Mountain Yoga
Registration is currently open for three of our Teacher Certification programs:
200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification
500-hour Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist Certification
Yoga Therapist Certification
Information about certifications offered through Sanctuary Yoga Studios, including the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, the 500-Hour Yoga Teacher & Therapist Certification, the Young Mountain Children & Teens Certification, and the Yoga Therapist Certification, can be found here.
Information about certifications offered through Sukha Arts Center, including the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification and the 500-Hour Yoga Teacher & Therapist Certification, can be found here.
For more information about the Young Mountain Teacher Certification program, contact Director Gabriela Chinnock at (917) 680-8782, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Young Mountain Yoga.
Yoga in the Classroom
Yoga in The Classroom by Gail Bentley Walsh, Director of Yoga Mountain, is written and illustrated for the young at heart — both teachers and students. It is used as a manual in the Yoga Mountain program, and is available for purchase on Amazon.
About Yoga Mountain
Mindfulness, alertness, compassion, and commitment; these are essential to the practice of yoga. At Yoga Mountain, we explore them all — along with asana, pranayama and meditation — in an open-minded, adventurous spirit.
Our radical departure from managing a retail yoga business has turned Yoga Mountain into a more grounded entity.
We now have more wiggle room. Our energy keeps increasing and our commitment to people who want to teach yoga deepens.
Something about yoga practice is so inwardly satisfying; most of us want to share it.
Our 200- and 500-hour Yoga Teacher Certification program and our Yoga Therapy certification program have endured for eighteen years. So much compassion and knowledge have evolved out of that exploration – we’re determined now more than ever to share our knowledge.
Yoga is one area in life where there is no government regulation — anyone may teach. On the other hand, if you choose to make Yoga your profession, you’ll need that certification.
Our programs stand out because of their flexibility, breadth of perspective, and hands-on attention to the needs of the individual.
Gail Walsh is an E-RYT (Experienced Registered National Yoga Teacher) and Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists(IAYT). Her Yoga Mountain Yoga Teacher Certification programs have been on-going since 1994, approved by the National Yoga Alliance and recognized as one of the oldest and most established programs in the Untied States. Gail has not only trained hundreds of students (over 350 students in her 200 and (300) 500-hour yoga teacher certification programs.) but was involved in creating the Yoga alliance criteria for school and teacher recognition guidelines. Yoga Mountain Yoga Therapy Certification is the latest addition to her roster of training and certification programs. The program is approved by the AT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) Gail Bentley Walsh has been teaching yoga in public, private and special education schools for eighteen years. She is an expert when it comes to k-12 education involving the science of yoga. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Walsh is the founder and Director of Yoga Mountain Inc. Contact: email@example.com
Janet Vignola, an ERYT-500 Yoga Alliance teacher, draws on studies from a mix of teachers and traditions and with great inspiration from many years of work with Gail Walsh. As a yoga practitioner for the past 20 plus years, her desire to teach evolved from the joy she received from her personal practice and the aspiration to share that joy with others. The focus of Janet’s teaching is always directed to guide the student through self-inquiry using symbolic movements of the physical form (asana), the breath (pranayama) and meditation. Studied in 2nd degree Usui System of Reiki healing, and inviting this energy into the practice Janet enjoys seva (volunteer service) at Rockland Psychiatric Center teaching yoga to adults with mental disabilities, and has also enjoyed working with emotionally and learning disabled students at Hilltop School in Nyack. Her continuing education includes completion of Anusara Immersions I, II, and III, and recent graduation from an Anusara-focused teacher training in Montclair, NJ with Hillary Cohen. Janet is assistant teacher for the Yoga Mountain teacher training program at Sanctuary Yoga Studios.
Ronda Lam, Yoga Therapist (IAYT) and E-RYT 500 teacher registered with the National Yoga Alliance, infuses a blend of mindful movements, focused breathing, heat generating vinyasas and deep release asanas. Combining these elements, she creates a spirited and compassionate environment where her students feel respected, inspired and encouraged to find their edge.Since beginning her journey 12 years ago in a quest to heal and reconnect, Ronda has continually rediscovered the trans formative nature of simply showing up on the mat- the act of presence, consistency and above all, faith. She has been influenced in precision and alignment by Iyengar, in Pranayama by Kundalini yoga, in tapas by Pattabhi Jois and in restoration by Judith Lasater. But none more than Gail Walsh of Yoga Mountain where she received her 200 hr, 500 hr and yoga therapy certification. Ronda is also a co director of the Yoga Mountain Teacher Training Program for 200, 500 and Yoga Therapy certification.
Gabriela Chinnock is a certified yoga instructor and a certified yoga therapist working in NYC and Rockland County, NY. She received both her 200/500 hr and her Yoga Therapy certification at Yoga Mountain in New City, NY. She completed her internship for Yoga therapy while working for BOCES in Rockland County, NY. She currently works teaching adults and teens in both private and group classes. She also has a specialty in working with children and teens ages K-12 and obtained and RCYT (Registered Childrens Yoga teacher) as a result of her work with children and teens at Hilltop School/BOCES in Rockland County. She started her movement journey as a dancer and received a BA in Dance and Choreography from UCLA, which included extensive studies in kinesiology and anatomy. She also regularly participates in movement for actors classes in NYC for the past 12 years in Rob O’Neill ‘s Embodiment workshop. In addition, Gabriela works as a Leadership Trainer in NYC with ages K-12 and is able to regularly implement yoga to students as part of their leadership training. She also has had the honor of sharing yoga with teachers and parents within the NYC Public school system. Gabriela is passionate about passing on the healing properties of the breath, movements and teachings of a yoga lifestyle to people of all ages.
Joelle Van Sickle is a 500 Hour Certified Yoga instructor and Certified Yoga Therapist living in Cold Spring, NY. She received her 200 hour Yoga certification from the Kripalu Institute in 2000 and her 500 hour/Yoga Therapy certification from Yoga Mountain in 2011. For her therapeutic training, she completed a one-year internship teaching Yoga to special needs pre-school children. In addition, Joelle has studied Iyengar Yoga in depth. This training has given her knowledge of precise body alignment and how to use props to adapt and enhance postures for students of all levels of ability. A former professional dancer and college dance professor with both BFA and MFA degrees in dance, Joelle has studied and analyzed human motion and is able to convey the true essence of joy that is inherent in all movement expression. Joelle currently teaches Yoga around the Hudson Valley, and directs the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program at All Sport Health and Fitness in Fishkill. In addition, she teaches for Young Mountain Yoga in New City, NY, a Yoga Alliance registered training course for teachers of Children and Teens Yoga. Sessions with Joelle help you to learn dynamic body alignment and to harness the healing power of your breath while opening up the flow of energy throughout your body. With a compassionate and friendly teaching style, Joelle strives to help her students utilize the ancient Yogic teachings as an agent of change and transformation in their lives.