200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training


Whether you are interested in deepening your understanding of yoga or your personal practice, or you wish to become a yoga teacher, Vidya YTT will provide a complete overview that will meet your needs.

This teacher training meets all Yoga Alliance requirements with a well balanced curriculum covering yoga asana, yoga philosophy, anatomy, and more. 

Download your application HERE – Vidya Application

Please email us with questions or to receive more information: 

Rosie at whiteswanyoga@comcast.net

Melissa at satyayogastudionh@gmail.com

Melissa Scagliarini, E-RYT 500 is the owner of Satya Yoga Studio.  Melissa is a veteran instructor with over 10 years of teaching experience, including an in-depth 500-hr. training with the Himalayan Institute in India during the winter of 2010.   Melissa is well-known in the Lakes Region for her dynamic Vinyasa Flow classes which combine sequences to build strength and physical awareness with a focus on breath and overall well being.

Melissa’s warm, good natured personality paired with her challenging Ashtanga- inspired yoga classes are bound to leave you feeling grounded, energized, and well cared for in your practice.

Roseann Latona (Rosie), E-RYT 500 opened White Swan Yoga in 2010. She is an experienced, caring instructor who has been teaching yoga for over 19 years. A yoga practitioner for more than 26 years, Rosie enjoys teaching people of all ages who are at various levels in their yoga practice. Her true love is in offering gentle yoga and meditation, and in helping people to move their body in a mindful, easeful manner, one that feels natural but has perhaps been lost to them due to injury, surgery, trauma, or the aging process. She received her 500 hour certification from the well-established Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. Rosie also completed level I Thai Yoga training and is a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She takes great pleasure in helping her students experience the inner peace and joy that yoga has to offer and her ongoing study of various yoga styles inspires both her practice and her teaching.

Outside of the studio, Rosie enjoys sharing the practice of yoga with those that might not otherwise be exposed to it, including high-school and college students on campus, women at local shelters, and nursing home residents.

Melissa and Rosie are members of Yoga Alliance www.yogaalliance.org

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training starts in October, 2019!


Typical Schedule will be 9 weekend Modules– Saturday and Sunday 11am-7pm October-June. 

  • Oct 19-20
  • Nov 16-17
  • Dec 7-8
  • Jan 11-12 
  • Feb 8-9
  • March 7-8
  • April 4-5 
  • May 2-3 
  • June 6-7 
All trainees are required to attend one yoga class a week outside of training (at no charge) with either Melissa or Rosie.

*Dates are subject to change, and there will be make up snow dates just in case!

Training Cost: $2600 if paying in full; $2800 if using a payment plan. All credit card transactions will be subject to a 3% additional charge. 

All applicants must pay a $500 deposit upon acceptance (non-refundable); For the payment plan, $287.50 will be due on each training weekend (to be paid in full by weekend 8). Please refer to the YTT contract for our refund policy. 

Training Curriculum:

  • Develop a deeper awareness of Self and others, and of the connection and purpose of all beings & nature

  • Learn classic asanas and Sanskrit names for the poses

  • Raja Yoga (study of yoga philosophy using Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, history of yoga, and related texts)

  • Study and practice appropriate sequencing for multiple levels of yoga practice

  • Study Structural and Subtle Anatomy and Physiology

  • Learn poses, modifications, and contraindications that will help you meet students specific needs.

  • Learn appropriate hands-on adjustments, assists, and verbal cues

  • Become a skilled and confident teacher and find your own voice and style

  • Practice and learn Pranayama (breathing practices) and Meditation techniques in the Yoga Tradition

  • Understand the “business” of yoga: career opportunities, how to operate your own studio, organize workshops, and what it means to register with the Yoga Alliance, obligations to maintain certification, etc.


Cost of the Program includes:  *9 months of Yoga Teacher Training with directors, Melissa Scagliarini E-RYT 500 and Roseann Latona E-RYT 500.  Anatomy with Matt Scagliarini, PT, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) and Philosophy with Max Latona Ph.D. Training costs $2600 if paying in full or $2800 if using a payment plan. All applicants must pay a $500 non-refundable deposit upon acceptance; for payment plan, $287.50 will be due on the first 8 training weekends. All credit card payment will be subject to a 3% processing fee. 


Required Texts:

Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques (Mark Stephens)

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Sri Swami Satchidananda)

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice (Deborah Adele)

The Key Muscles of Yoga (Ray Long)

How to know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Swami Prabhavananda & Christopher Isherwood)

Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord’s Secret Love Song (Graham M. Schweig)

* Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice (Ann Swanson)


Optional recommended Texts

The Key Poses of Yoga (Ray Long)

Light on the Yoga Sutras (B.K.S Iyengar)

Light on Yoga (B.K.S Iyengar)

* The Secret Power or Yoga (Nischala Joy Devi)

* Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes (Mark Stephens)


For more information about the program, please email or call: whiteswanyoga@comcast.net, Rosie  (603) 626-9642 or satyayogastudionh@gmail.com  Melissa: (603) 677-2934

VIDYA YOGA is registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYS).

This teacher training meets all Yoga Alliance requirements with a well balanced curriculum covering the physical aspects of yoga as well as philosophy and anatomy.