Yoga Teacher Training
Are you ready to live like a warrior? Throughout our 10 weekend teacher training program you will transform the way you move, gain a newfound understanding of yoga and movement while cultivating your voice as a teacher.
In our training aspiring teachers will learn a system of yoga, movement and meditation techniques from which they can design practices that range from restorative and healing to vigorous flows incorporating strength training and advanced asana. Training will be led by some of NYC's most respected yoga and movement teachers including Sean Langhaus, Emily Lesinski, Sam Chase, Isaac Pena, Erin Vaughn and David Rome.
Dates & Times
Our next training!
September 22 - December 16
Saturday & Sunday
*No training the weekends of 10/6, 11/3, 11/24
Training Curriculum Includes:
In-depth Anatomy & Kinesiology
Yoga History & Philosophy
Asana & Movement Sequencing
Kriyas & Pranayama
Chakras & Meridians
Teaching Methodology and Practice Teaching
Hands-on Adjustments & Bodywork Techniques
Meet Our Teacher Trainers:
Sean Langhaus: Lead Teacher & Program Director
Sean's teachings aim to show students that they are more capable than could have imagined.
An avid skateboard for over a decade, Sean began his deeper studies into movement, fitness and meditation in his college years when he was introduced yoga and martial arts.
In the years after graduating college Sean moved to NYC where he would study with many of the cities top yoga teachers and martial artists. Sean began teaching full time in 2013 where taught in many of the cities top studios and quickly became known for his skillful teaching methodolgy and specialties in AcroYoga, Rocket Yoga and hand balancing. 2014 Sean co-founded the original Warrior Bridge studio in Lower Manhattan, it was in this studio Sean began fusing years his of experience across Yoga, Martial Arts, Acrobatics as well as a host of other movement and healing arts into the unique style he teaches today. His classes range from restorative and therapeutic to athletic and acrobatic, they are designed according to a wisdom that different bodies need different tools to achieve different goals. In 2016 Sean founded and directed the Acro Warrior Training Program, NYC's first immersive training in AcroYoga and Partner Acrobatics.
Emily Lesinski: Anatomy, Movement Science, Injury Prevention & Management
From a young age, Emily was interested in body movement and an active lifestyle. She grew up dancing competitively from the age of 6 and practiced ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance, and rode horses hunter-jumper style as a teenager.
Emily began a regular Yoga practice while earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from New York University where she also completed her Bachelor's in Psychology. Upon graduating, she worked for several years as director of physical therapy at large NYC clinics, until May 2016 when she left that position to treat patients independently.
In her private practice Emily works with yoga teachers, movement professionals, high-level athletes and office workers alike, blending manual therapy, postural training and yogic awareness and alignment to offer patients greater movement range, freedom from pain, and reduced injury risk. In her teaching practice, Emily draws on her extensive training and day-to-day work with anatomy, kinesiology and movement science to create a safe practice for students and empower them with increased knowledge of their own bodies.
Sam Chase: Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, working with Private clients,
Known for his skill and wisdom leading yoga classes and workshops nationwide, Sam instills in students and clients a compassionate connection to the innate wisdom and healing potential within each of us. Sam is certified to teach by the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the largest yoga center in the nation, where he also holds a certificate in Positive Psychology. He received his Master's Degree at Harvard University's A.R.T. Institute.
He has designed and led corporate yoga programs for the United Nations, the National Guard, Rodale Publishing, New York University, Weill-Cornell Medical Center, and firms of all sizes. Sam has guided the education of more than 1000 yoga teachers over the last decade, as a proud director of teacher training programs at Yoga to the People, and frequent guest presenter at training programs nationwide. His private practice in New York specializes in designing personal yoga programs tailored to individual needs and goals, whether training for an event, recovering from injury, or simply seeking an hour of calm. His clients include veterans, moms-to-be, rockstars, Olympic athletes, newlywed couples and everyone in between.
Isaac Pena: Flexibility, Contortion, Handbalancing, Hands on Adjustments
Isaac Peña is a yoga instructor, personal trainer, and contortionist in New York City. Growing up in Chelsea, he began practicing martial arts at the age of seven and was introduced to Zen meditation at the age of nine. Working as a personal trainer at Equinox, he found yoga in the mid-nineties, studying under a variety of teachers including David Life and Sharon Gannon, Dharma Mittra, Glenn Black, Richard Freeman, Rodney Yee, David Swenson, Nancy Gilgoff, Manouso Manos, Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty. In continuing to expand his knowledge of the body’s potential, Isaac trained for several years in contortion under Jonathan Nosan, opening his doors to the circus community. He also made several trips to Thailand, receiving his certification in Thai Body work under the guidance of Chung Kal & Chaiyuth Priyasith. Isaac then co-founded Sankalpah Yoga studio where he taught for five years until its closing in 2011. Today, he trains other contortionist and circus performers, teaches weekly classes and workshops at numerous studios across Manhattan including Pure Yoga, Exhale Spa, and Body and Pole, and holds yearly retreats at LuxYoga with Benjamin Sears. Although Isaac is known for his work with top contortionists and yoga asana champions (and his ability to bend in any possible direction..), it’s his ability to teach teachers, and thus everyone, to truly understand the fundamentals of the practice that makes him special.
Erin Vaughn : Subtle Anatomy & Energy Bodies, Pranyama and Kriyas, Advanced Asana
Rose Erin Vaughan, MSAc, is a seasoned and experienced Acupuncturist, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Anatomy specialist. Her vast and extensive training in a variety of modalities, techniques, sciences and philosophies has helped her to establish a contemporary and unique approach to heal her clients on an individualized basis in the New York City Metropolitan area.
Originally from North Carolina, Vaughan attended the NC School of Science and Mathematics, and then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a BS in Biology. This began her dedicated research and study of anatomy, which is still an ongoing and vital aspect in her approach and treatment program today. Shortly after graduating, she was licensed to practice Massage Therapy, studying and focusing on Trigger Point, Myofascial release, Deep Tissue and Sports techniques. Her career includes residency as a Senior Massage Therapist and Yoga instructor at the notable Duke University Integrative Medicine Clinic & Diet and Rehabilitation Center for 3 years. As one of the professionals there, she worked with doctors to treat a wide range of patients including those suffering from arthritis, heart disease, cancer, obesity, eating disorders, sports related injuries, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and more.
Relocating to New York in 2003, after employing massage therapy for years, she was drawn to acupuncture because of its ability to release long standing trigger points that had resisted stretching and manual release. Vaughan went on to study at the Tri-State Acupuncture School, graduating and apprenticing under the founder of the college, Dr. Mark Seem. Following Dr. Seem closely, learning from a master renowned for his ability to break through chronic pain and psycho-physical patterns in his patients, her belief in the technique was confirmed. Vaughan’s training is primarily in Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) and trigger point release complemented by Japanese and traditional Chinese techniques.
Yoga has been an integrative part of her life and healing philosophy. In 1996, Rose began practicing Yoga asana and meditation which led her to complete two 200hr Yoga teacher trainings including the Dharma Mittra teacher training and other trainings with David Swensen, and Tim Miller. Since 2003 she has spent over a thousand of hours practicing directly with master teacher Dharma Mittra of NYC. She has also studied in depth Tantra and Bhakti Yoga with Bhagavan Das and others of that lineage.
For the past 15 years, she has devoted herself to rectifying the physical and emotional ailments plaguing New Yorkers. Utilizing her athletic background, devotion to yoga, acute intuition and scientific research on anatomy, diet and herbs, she has developed a revolutionary way to repair and rejuvenate the spirit and body. Her faith in the body’s incredible ability to transform through patience, touch, breath, diet, herbs and movement has enabled her to treat and heal thousands of patients.
David Rome: Science of Backbending & Yoga Philosophy
Phillip Askew has been teaching yoga since 2003. He is certified E-RYT 500 and has trained extensively with Virgile Peyramaure, Teri Steele, Nevine Michaan, Dharma Mittra and Alan Finger. Phillip lives and teaches in New York City & leads workshops, teacher trainings and retreats worldwide.
A form of flow, a flow of forms, Phillip Askew Yoga is a structured yet creative and dynamic blend of classical poses and techniques rethought, reworked and refined through a contemporary kinesiological lens. Ancient and modern, contemporary and classical, distinct, poetic and informed, it seamlessly interweaves a multitude of lineages into a single warp and weft, a progressive emotional arc, at once invigorating and meditative, to inspire and empower those students who genuinely seek to grow their practice. Utilizing story-telling strategies, proper anatomical alignment, subtle-body cueing, pose/counter-pose dynamics and Wave Theory Sequencing, it will take you on a journey through your body and psyche and deliver you to a place of deep opening and inner strength.
Tuition & Registraton
Full Tuition $3250
Early Enrollment $2950 if registered by August 23rd
Super EarlyBird $2750 if registered by July 23rd
Registration is limited to 15 Students
To Apply :
Upon acceptance into the Warrior Bridge Teacher Training Program you will be notified by email withing 48 hours. To secure your place in training you will need to submit a security deposit of $750 the remainder of tuition will need to be settled by the program start date.
Interested in Acro Teacher Training?
Acro Warrior TEACHER TRAINING
January 12 - March 31
Saturdays & Sundays
*No training weekend of February 8th & 9th
At AcroWarrior we believe in the transformative power of Acro, the power that AcroYoga and Partner Acrobatics has to transform an individual, a community or even the world.
Starting February 10th at Warrior Bridge we commence NYC's first Acro Teacher Training. Our 7 weekend teacher training program will equip movement teachers with the tools and methodology to share the practice of partner Acro. Each weekend will consist of skill refinement, conditioning, practice teaching, lectures and group discussions to cultivate our voices as Acro teachers. In our training we will offer tools for intelligent warm ups, clear explanations and well thought out progressions as well as an emphasis on community building and safe play.
Through out training we will also spend significant time refining and developing our personal movement practices through handstand and flexibility training, acrobatic movement and conditioning as well as other movement arts. Our results in partner acro are going to be intimately affected by the quality of our personal movement practice and for that reason we also must also understand how to train the two in unison.
Full Tuition $3250
Early Enrollment $2950 if registered by December 12th
Super EarlyBird $2750 if registered by November 12th
Dual Registration (Yoga and Acro Yoga training) $4950
THE WARRIOR BRIDGE TEACHER TRAINING AND ACRO WARRIOR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS TIE IN TO EACH OTHER BY DESIGN AND WE’LL BE OFFERING A REALLY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN ENROLLING IN BOTH PROGRAMS, DISCOUNTED TUITION OF $4950 FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT IN BOTH PROGRAMS.