The Jamie Surya Yoga Studio 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a curriculum specifically and intentionally designed by Jamie Surya to prepare you to teach yoga, meditation, and breathwork to several different populations of individuals.
We are an alignment based Hatha and Vinyasa training focused on safe and creative teaching. Your compassionate and open-minded teachers are here to help you learn the foundations of the practice and encourage you to make it your own.
Jamie's 10 years of experience as a studio owner and yoga instructor, combined with the unique opportunity to learn first hand with Andres, who holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, means you get a full, well-rounded training. Although focused on Hatha and Vinyasa, we offer introductions to restorative, kids, prenatal, trauma sensitive, inclusive yoga, and yoga for mental health which includes: depression, anxiety, disordered eating, and substance absue.
Learn the philosophy and ancient roots of why we practice yoga
Experience a deeper awareness and understanding of your personal practice
Build community, friendships, and relationships with your teachers and classmates
Learn to effectively teach yoga from knowledgeable, safe and experienced Yoga Alliance approved teachers who are here to support you and help you grow throughout your journey
Unlimited yoga at the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio throughout teacher training to encourage a consistent practice included in your training
Become a certified Yoga Teacher who can offer this practice to the world
How to safely design, create, and teach a yoga class
How to teach yoga to different populations: certain injuries, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, & substance abuse
How to make your classes inclusive (studio space, language, etc.)
Ancient Roots of Modern Yoga
Different Styles of Yoga
Ancient Yogic Texts
8 Limbs of Yoga
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Yoga for Mental Health
Marketing Yourself on Social Media
Business of Yoga
Anatomy & Physiology
Teaching Yoga Online & through Zoom
Introductions to: Restorative, Pre & Post Natal, Kids Yoga
January - May 2023
2 Saturdays/Month 1:30 - 7:00pm
2 Sundays/Month 12:00 - 5:30pm
$200 Non-Refundable Deposit
to hold your spot (limited space available)
Plus $3,500 Tuition
Payment plans also available
Jan - May $200 Deposit + 700/month
Nov - May $200 Deposit + 500/month
Jamie Surya (she/her) began her journey of Yoga as a teenager looking for a way to ease the pain that inevitably comes with life. Initially drawn to meditation and yogic philosophy, her asana and pranayama practice soon followed. In 2012 at the age of 20 she opened up the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio in Sparkill, NY to share the teachings that had so strongly influenced her.
She soon realized the importance of gentle and adaptive yoga but was surprised how infrequently it was offered and discussed. This led Jamie to further her studies in anatomy, physiology, injuries, and alignment with the support of Andres Alves, PT, DPT, RYT. Jamie and Andres were the first to bring the LoveYourBrain Yoga Program to New York State, where they facilitate group discussions and adapt asana, pranayama, and meditation for individuals who have experienced traumatic brain injuries and their caregivers. In working with licensed mental health counselor Hayley O’Brien, M.A, LPC, RYT, Jamie deepened her studies further and learned how to adapt elements of the practice and studio space to be trauma sensitive and suitable for individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, disordered eating, PTSD, and other sources of trauma.
As a lululemon athletica legacy ambassador, Jamie creates and facilitates community events raising awareness and support for multiple organizations both locally and globally. In 2015, she was nominated and selected from ambassadors around the world to attend the Annual Ambassador Summit in Whistler, BC.
Jamie is a proud supporter of her community’s local non-profits The Rockland County Pride Center and Center for Safety and Change, Jamie believes in the freedom and equality of all races, orientations, genders, and species, and will forever fight for the end of oppression for all.
Jamie is also a New York State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and rescues, rehabilitates, cares for, and releases hundreds of orphaned and injured wild animals each year. This is 100% volunteered work and she owes her education and gratitude to Animal Nation for inspiring and guiding Jamie into this new life-changing work.
E-RYT 200, PT, DPT
Anatomy and Physiology, Asana and Alignment
Andres M. Alves (he/him) has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has been working as a Physical Therapist for the over 10 years at Helen Hayes Hospital in their Neurology unit. His jiu jitsu practice and in-depth work with the body led him to his first yoga class, where he quickly felt the benefits of both body and mind.
Always looking to learn more, Andres found the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio and after developing a consistent practice, he decided to take the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio.
Andres is inspired by the beauty of movement, deep healing, and his understanding of the body on many levels. Each one of his classes include an extensive understanding of anatomy, attention to safe and logical movement, all tied with the freedom to take your body where it wants to go.
Gina Turner and Theresa Talone are also part of our YTT staff!
What graduates are saying:
Jamie Surya’s 200 hour teacher training was such a soulful experience that teaching the actual asana practice almost feels secondary to what I learned. Jamie treats yoga as sacred and teaches her students to do the same and through that understanding you learn that all of life is sacred, including your own. I gained a sense of purpose, direction and ambition. Thanks to Jamie’s training and the mentorship of her and the other wonderful trainers I am a more confident woman, performer, and soul and most importantly a competent and loving yoga teacher.
Completing yoga teacher training with Jamie was the highlight of my year. She and her fellow expert teachers in the program are truly invested in each student. Jamie has a kind, radiant heart where I felt safe and supported to be myself throughout this life-changing journey. Whether you are considering the program to deepen your home practice or to teach (or both!), you will feel confident in building a safe, fun and creative yoga class as a teacher after this training. Bonus points goes to a lovely community of teachers that I can now call my friends.
Yoga teacher training at the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio is unparalleled. Jamie’s studio is a safe and secure space like I’ve never experienced before. She goes above and beyond to get the best specialized teachers for specific aspects, to make sure her teachings are clear and understood while also leaving abundant time for teaching and constructive criticism. I’ve compared her program to numerous other YTT programs and no other training felt as authentic or as well rounded as Jamie’s. The training went deeper than simply learning how to teach yoga... the training changed my life. From my individual practice, to teaching, to my confidence and presentation of my self. The connections made with others from training was simply amazing- whether it was recommendations of people to see, talk to or read about, or other yoga students and trainees who are now my family. I cannot thank Jamie enough for the outpouring love and support, for her ability to make you feel safe, secure and supported, to help guide me closer to inner peace and find stillness in the shakiness called life. The love, support and guidance does not stop there, I know I can continue to go to Jamie or her studio for any question or concern I ever have. I cannot recommend Yoga Teacher Training and The Jamie Surya Studio enough!
"I completed yoga teacher training at Jamie Surya Yoga Studio and I'm in my mid 50's! The journey transformed my life and deepened my joy for yoga. Jamie, with all her good humor, bubbly and open hearted presence, has created a warm inclusive community for yogis at ALL levels. Every time I walk into her cozy studio, I feel I have entered a sacred space; a place where I always meet so many spectacular men and women of all ages looking for the same feeling of bliss. Jamie has created that perfect space for anyone looking for a yoga studio they can call home."
"I could not imagine having found a safer, more secure environment for my teacher training, than at Jamie Surya Yoga Studio. Already having a career of my own, I was hesitant to do the training, even if just to deepen my practice. But with Jamie's encouragement, and the confidence she instills in others, I decided to take the leap, and my life will never be the same. If you've ever had any desire to do a teacher training, do yourself a favor and check out Jamie Surya Yoga Studio. You will be glad you did!”
"I never really planned to take a yoga teacher training. I just love my practice so much that I wanted to learn more. And now it seems so clear that of course I would want to share my love of yoga with others. I have so much gratitude for Jamie and Andres and all the excellent teachers who contributed to our training and who live and love what they teach. If you are considering pursuing yoga teacher training, definitely go for it! It has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.”
"I was hesitant about joining a yoga teacher training program. I was afraid I was taking on too much. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. Jamie's program has a very flexible schedule which made it work for me. Jamie was absolutely fabulous! She was extremely encouraging, patient and made the entire experience wonderful! I learned a great deal and physically felt great during my teacher training. I also made some fabulous new friends that will forever be a part of my yoga family!"
"Completing the Jamie Surya Yoga Studio 200 Hour Teacher Training is one of the most rewarding experiences that I have ever done for myself--I wish I could take it again! This program allowed our group to further explore the philosophies of yoga, to deepen our own practice and understanding--all while allowing us to gain a new support system and make connections with a beautiful group of individuals that will last a lifetime. I would highly recommend Jamie's Training, it is life-changing."