About Inlet Yoga's Honor the Seasons 200 Hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training.


Honor the Seasons 200 Hour RYT Yoga Teacher Training

As humans we are a part of nature yet in our daily lives we tend to disconnect to the very thing that helps us find balance… The graceful flow of seasonal changes brings about an awareness that helps us weather turmoil and encourage joys in daily life enabling us to live in abundance.

More About This Yoga Teacher Training

This training acknowledges all the primary required study for a 200hr Yoga Alliance certification while adding a nurturing amount of reflection, connection and support so that the student absorbs and imbibes the rituals of nature and season. It has been the fashion of many 200 hr RYT trainings to shorten the timeline – presently there are many shortened training offerings from 4 months, 30 days, 2 weeks while many students can absorb book knowledge in shortened period of time- true knowing is an experiential journey and one that encourages the divine creative power inside all of us. In this training a student will learn all the tenants of yoga found in a variety of lineages as well as the tools of Ayurveda, Pranayama, Mudras, mantras, anatomy, meditation, asana and sacred text of Patanjali’s sutras. We will also begin to understand that we are not divided by nature; we are nature and from the context of Ayurvedic we are composed of the same basic five elements—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—as every material object around us. Students will be given the tools and information, through the lens of teaching a class- what asana (yoga shapes) are correct for our body at what time of year, what foods are essential to nourish our body each season, self care techniques to begin to understand our constitution and looking at unhealthy patterns we see both in ourselves and movements of our students.  The ultimate goal is to make small changes that encourage living a life more fully engaged with family, diet, work, as well as beginning to see possibilities and opportunities.

About Seasonal Yoga

Your body has inherent wisdom and is complete and balanced when in tune with the rhythms of nature… right action, right decisions and peace are found in the consciousness of honoring a way of life that is in harmony with natural change. We invite you to a practice and training in tune with nature. Led by Carrie Godesky and Jennifer Vafakos Inlet Yoga’s Foundational Teacher Training explores nature and seasons, together we will begin a path that will change the way you practice and your life in one short year.

Our Instructors

Jennifer Vafakos

Managing Director and Owner

Through fortuitous events, Jennifer stepped into her first yoga class on the lower east side of NYC at Bhava Community Center more than 10 yrs ago and fell in love with the sweaty and energetic vibe. Not her mother’s yoga or her classical ballet background, she realized it was something so much more… Classes are an offering of healing, laughter, playfulness, fun, and adventure colliding with mindful alignment, dynamic sequencing, breath-work, and yogic philosophy.

She is the manager/owner of Inlet Yoga and co-lead for Inlet’s 200hr RY

Carrie Godesky

Co-Lead and Senior Instructor at Inlet Yoga

After her first ashtanga practice Carrie knew this was going to be a life changing moment. The clarity, peace and balance she found on the mat were unlike anything she had ever experienced. Over the next ten years Carrie’s quest to recreate that feeling of “complete centeredness” everyday, all day, lead her to study with renowned yoga instructors across the nation and begin a dedicated practice of personal growth and universal awareness.

Today Carrie is “living” her yoga and enjoying her life guiding hundreds of yogis at the Jersey Shore.

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