Teacher Training

Yumcha Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

Fall-Winter 2017 (10/1/17 to 2/25/17) (Weekend Schedule)

NOTE: We have had several inquiries about a Summer 2017 (July) one-month intensive for teacher training. If you are interested in the Summer one-month intensive, please contact us ASAP: info@yumchayoga.com

For more information email info@yumchayoga.com


***The Yoga Teacher Training Program Designed for YOU!***

The Kauśala Method is:
★ a premium 200-hr Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher training program that will expand and deepen your practice;
★ a well-balanced curriculum with a strong grounding in asanas, anatomy and philosophy;
★ led by first-rate, internationally-recognized faculty who teach at top studios in Manhattan;
★ an exclusive program that deliberately maintains small class sizes so you get the attention you need and deserve;
★ specially designed to fit most people’s busy work schedules;
★ hosted by Yumcha Yoga, the most interesting yoga studio in Flushing, the dynamic culinary capital of Queens — no need to schlep all the way to the city!

FALL-WINTER Dates: 11/4/17 to 3/618/17, Saturdays 10am to 5pm and Sundays 2pm-5pm

Call 718-321 8348 or email info@yumchayoga.com to book your spot NOW. Very limited spaces!

Yumcha Yoga is pleased to announce our Teacher Training Program – The Kauśala Method!

“Kauśala” (कौशल, pronounced “ko-shuh-la”) means “skillful intelligence” in Sanskrit.

“The word kauśala includes a variety of meanings, such as well-being, welfare, good fortune, prosperity, skillfulness, cleverness, experience, respectful salutation. When the verse explains that yoga is the kausala in all activities, it implies all these intrinsic benefits and good qualities.” – The Bhagavad gita

The Kauśala Method-200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program does not ask students to followed a scripted curriculum with a fixed set of “to dos” and “no-nos”. Instead The Kauśala Method emphasizes Thoughtful Listening to students’ needs, Knowledgeable Reflection, and Creative Teaching.



WEEKEND SCHEDULE: Saturdays from 10am-5pm and Sundays from 2pm-5pm

FALL-WINTER 2017: 11/4/17-3/18/17

Suitable for those who want a more spread-out schedule, allowing time for work and family.

$2850 Early Bird Rate if paid in full by 10/31/17 

$3100 Regular Rate if paid in full by 11/4/17 (Spring-Summer)

For installment payment plan, please contact info@yumchayoga.com

Tuition includes unlimited classes at Yumcha Yoga the whole time of your training. 

To pay, go to our MINDBODY online payment system.



Masako Miyakawa
Lead Teacher

Integral Yoga, 200-hr.; OM Teacher Training, 60-hr; OM Yoga, Relax & Renew Restorative Yoga; The Breathing Project, Chair Yoga; Karma Kids, Yoga, Mommy, Buddha Baby Postnatal Teacher Training; Om Yoga, Relax & Renew Advanced Restorative Yoga Training; OM Yoga, Experiential Anatomy Teacher Training; OM Yoga, Yin Yoga Teacher Training. 

Masako is known for her mindful, caring, kind and light-hearted approach to yoga and to her students. Masako also teaches at Sacred Sounds Yoga (Manhattan), The Yoga Room (Long Island City), mang’Oh yoga (Manhattan) and The Giving Tree (Astoria).


Sho Higuchi
Lead Teacher

RYT 500-hr, Pure Yoga; 200-hr Yogic Lifestyle and Science from Savitri Yoga Shal; 200-hr Meditation/ Pranayama, also trained in Pre/Post-natal, Restorative and Yin Yoga.
Sho is best known for his fun, playful, and soothing style. With a fascination in exploring the mind and body’s potential, Sho draws inspiration from his practice in meditation, Iyengar yoga, and circus arts. He blends classical eastern philosophy and the modern western approach for a balanced class. He believes that no matter what the style, yoga should be a healing and enjoyable journey. Sho also teaches at YogaWorks, Chelsea Piers and Pure Yoga in Manhattan.


Juliana Mitchell

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, Restorative Yoga Certification, Advanced Restorative Yoga Certification and Anatomy & Kinesiology for Yoga all with Judith Lasater, 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga certification with Om Yoga, Yoga Rope Wall Certification,  Prenatal  Yoga Certification, training and experience acting as a birth coach. intensive study at The Atma Vikasa School of Yogic Science in Mysore, India studying Pranayama, Back Bending and The Yoga Sutra.
Juliana loves the study of the human body and of the human heart & soul. She brings these passions into her teaching and is known for offering a non-judgmental environment full of  laughter and self inquiry. 


Joe Miller

A yoga teacher since 2000, Joe Miller teaches teacher trainings and anatomy and physiology workshops around the world, as well as yoga classes in New York City. Joe has a master’s degree in applied physiology from Columbia University and writes extensively about movement, yoga, anatomy and health.


Leigh Evans
Ayurveda & Lifestyle Practices

Leigh Evans, (500 E-RYT) is a yoga teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. Leigh has over 20 years of experience teaching intuitive, creative, alignment-based vinyasa yoga classes. Leigh’s seasoned approach to the yoga practice can transform any student who craves insight on the body and the human experience. From the study of Yoga and Ayurveda in India to Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Leigh’s breadth of knowledge gives her the tools to teach practical applications that can change students’ everyday lives. Leigh is a go-to resource for Ayurvedic Yoga, seasonal wellness practices, sleep yoga, and women’s yoga practices, and anyone interested in her expertise can benefit from her teaching. Leigh has also had the pleasure of training over 200 of New York’s finest Yoga teachers in the past 5 years through the Yoga Sukhavti teacher training programs.



The Asanas

Sun Salutations

Movement & Alignment

Creative Sequencing


Survey of Different Yoga Styles: Yin, Iyengar, Yoga Nidra


Student-Centered Teaching

Finding Your Own Voice

Designing the Environment for Practice

Modifying for Special Conditions

Why Assist and How?


Physiological systems: the cells, the muscles, the organs


Body Mechanics


Yoga history, research and practice

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Analysis of Contemporary Life

Subtle Energy Flow


Developing a Home Practice

Safety and ethics in teaching


Mukunda Stiles,Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: With Great Respect and Love

B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Yoga

Theodore Dimon Jr., Body in Motion: Its Evolution and Design


Who should attend?

(1) Students who are looking to deepen their practice (2) Students who are considering becoming yoga teachers.

Students who attend teacher training should generally have:

(1) Practiced regularly for one year (and if you have not, please check in with Masako or Sho before you sign up); (2) a good understanding of your body and sensitivity to how it words; (3) a clear awareness of any special conditions and injuries you might have and how to modify poses.

What if I can’t make all the sessions?

You are required to attend all the sessions. If for reasons of illness or emergencies, you cannot make the sessions, we could arrange to have you make up the missed sessions with subsequent cohorts if there’s space (you would not have to pay extra but will have to wait a longer time to be certified) or private sessions with the faculty (there will be additional payment for this).

Can I be a yoga teacher after this certification?

Yes. This is a Yoga Alliance Certified Program and you can use your certificate to apply for yoga teacher jobs or to start teaching on your own.

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