Since 2005, Verge has been producing the best yoga teachers in the Philadelphia area. The upcoming 2023-24 program will include more content and more practical experience than ever. This will be our most comprehensive program yet!
Through the Verge YTT 200 hour certification program you will:
LEARN - As you take a deep dive into our program, you will have the opportunity to learn about yoga, mindfulness, anatomy, and yoga philosophy, as well as learn about yourself and how you interact with the world.
LIVE - Through mindfulness training, you will learn how to live in the present moment; not just on your yoga mat, but also off the mat in your everyday life.
LEAD - You will develop leadership skills that will serve you as a teacher (if that is what you want), and in every other facet of your life.
Individual Focus. The Verge YTT program is a unique leadership program that focuses on physical intelligence, mindfulness, mental strength training, communication and personal well-being. Regardless of whether you are called to teach, you will build valuable new skills for your work and your life.
October 2023 through May 2024
8 weekends, dates: 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/12, 2/9, 3/8, 4/5, 5/3
• Friday 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
• Saturday 12:00 - 5:30 pm
• Sunday 12:00 - 5:30 pm
In addition to 8 Intensive Weekends, you will have monthly reading/journaling assignments, practice teaching opportunities and assigned hours either taking or observing Verge classes.
The primary interest is personal growth. You do not have to want to be a yoga teacher to participate, just have a passion to grow and a willingness to be challenged. You will dive deep into your body through invigorating asana practice and be challenged mentally with an in-depth look at the history of yoga, the philosophy of yoga, different types of asana practice and the anatomy of the human body as it applies to yoga. You will also have the opportunity to explore mindfulness meditation training that will allow you to tap into yourself on a more spiritual level. Through hard work and dedication and the support of community, you will awaken to an empowered teacher within.
While many of our graduates have gone on to teach yoga, others have applied our training to enhance their careers as therapists, personal trainers, business professionals, partners, and parents. We are committed to helping you make the most of our program so that you take your unique experience into your life and share your journey with others.
$3650 + the cost of several books (TBA)
• The comprehensive Verge YTT Manual/Binder
• 8 weekends of 13 hours of training each
• 8 months of unlimited access to the Verge Video Library
• Participation in 1-2 Yoga Starter Series sessions
• Discount on unlimited Verge classes for the duration of the YTT program
• Discount for Meditation classes and selected Pop Up classes
• Discounted in-house CPR/AED/First Aid training)
Note: We will have an installment plan available if you cannot or would rather not pay the total amount upfront.
Meet the 2023 - 2024 Verge YTT Facilitators. The Verge YTT Program is run by six Facilitators who all have extensive industry experience and expertise in a variety of relevant topics. You will be assigned a Mentor during your first weekend with us. Your Mentor will help keep you on track with your hours and be available for individual attention throughout your journey. (Pictured left to right: Liz Seaden, Renee Hollander, Janine Greenwood, Kristin Page, Linda Schellenger, Carole McKeon)