Last updated on October 15th, 2023.
New York-based Yoga Farm Ithaca is a vibrant, warm community, committed to the teaching and living of yoga. It offers a host of free services to allow everyone to grow mindfully and enjoy a sense of wholeness and strength.
Besides its free services, Yoga Farm Ithaca runs its Yoga Farm Online Academy to bring the community together through courses designed to bring calmness to the body and the mind.
And then, for yogis wanting to transform themselves and others, Yoga Farm Ithaca offers 200- and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings, as well as a wide range of continuing education courses.
Yoga Farm Ithaca is committed to helping people. It’s clear to us and after reading this review, it will be clear to you, too. So read on as we review the impressive offers of Yoga Farm Ithaca.
Yoga Farm Ithaca offers free services for the physical, emotional and mental well-being of the global community.
- Community based scholarship for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, members of the military and law enforcement, seniors, and people experiencing financial hardship
- A robust monthly membership that has both online and in person options and is super affordable
- Programs to bring health to public schools
- Community engagement opportunities online and in person, for people seeking healing and connection
Yoga Farm Online Academy
Yoga Farm’s Online Academy is the place to find self-paced movement courses, self-paced courses for life, a membership subscription with numerous benefits, podcasts and more. Let’s look in-depth into the Yoga Farm Online Academy.
Self-Paced Movement Courses
Yoga Farm Ithaca offers a great lineup of courses to guide you in movement, stretching and breathing. You’ll find after you practice at Yoga Farm that your energy and your flexibility have increased! You’ll feel great. Movement courses include:
- 40-Day Challenge; Strength & Vitality
- Kundalini Yoga 101; Change your Energy, Change your Life
- Discover Qigong for YourSelf; Release Tension & Increase Energy
And, if you’re new to yoga and you’re unsure if the movement class will be too much, Yoga Farm prides itself on offering movement courses for every body and all abilities. There’s sure to be a class for you!
Self-Paced Courses for Life
Yoga Farm Ithaca’s Self-Paced Courses for Life will support you on your journey of healing and will help integrate all of your life experiences. You’ll fall in love with yourself and will feel happy to be alive! Classes include:
- Keys for Exceptional Living; Wisdom & Compassion
- Ayurveda 101; Foundations for Real Life
- Meditation 101; Simple, Potent, for Everyone
Yoga Farm Membership
Yoga Farm Ithaca also offers a membership service that gives subscribers access to great yoga classes, inspiring workshops and calming meditations. Let’s take a deeper look at what members get at Yoga Farm Ithaca:
- Movement Classes
- Gentle to vigorous vinyasa yoga
- Kundalini Kriya yoga
- Workshops and Inspirational Talks
- Enjoy included workshops on everything from Ayurveda to Tarot, as well as office hours with the lead educators and a monthly book club
- Meditation sessions to help attendees find a path toward joy. There are also monthly ‘meditate and create’ sessions that will inspire!
Yoga Teacher Certification Courses - Personal & Life Education
Yoga Farm Ithaca’s Yoga Teacher Training Certification programs are perfect for people who want to practice self-care and self-love, who want to set aside unwanted habits and who want to uncover the kindest version of themselves. Let’s look at the various offers for prospective or current yoga teachers.
Radiant Warrior Online Yoga & Mindfulness 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
Teacher trainers will be immersed in learning to teach Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness. The training is highly flexible, with pre-recorded classrooms, online office hours and teaching practice sessions. And, no worries if you aren’t advanced at yoga. The program is welcoming to all abilities.
The 200-hour training course is taught with flexible pacing, meaning that students have up to a year of access to the online office hours and live and on demand yoga, and indefinitely to finish all of their requirements..
And, when students are done, they’ll have a deep understanding of yoga and will be well-equipped to teach in a yoga studio, online, privately or in a corporate setting.
The curriculum is rich and extensive. Here are just some of the topics that are covered:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Breathwork & Meditation
- Mindfulness & Teaching in Schools
- Inquiry Practices
- Ethics of a yoga teacher
- History and Philosophy
- Asana (pose) breakdown, practice and teaching
- Class sequencing
- Business of yoga – marketing, exploring social media, corporate yoga, kids’ yoga, and more
- How to teach yoga in online formats
- Practice teaching
Here are a couple of testimonials from former students: “Through several different modalities the online program is accessible to different learning styles.” And, “I had a wonderful experience during my teacher training and would highly recommend the program.”
Keep reading for the next step in a yoga teacher’s journey, a 300-hr certification.
Spiritual Warrior Online 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
Five masterful women educators have come together to teach yoga teachers the sciences of Kundalini yoga and Ayurveda, infused by the wisdom of the Enneagram and Lunar cycles.
This 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training course is for yoga teachers who have already received their 200 YTT certification. And, graduates of this program will have a valuable 500 hours of yoga teacher training under their belts, allowing them to receive RYT 500 from certification body Yoga Alliance. This certification is an important tool, showing prospective clients and employers that the teacher has an advanced background, and a high level of yogic knowledge. A RYT 500-certified yoga teacher who has completed the Spiritual Warrior course will guide their students not only through Kundalini yoga sequences, but through the steps needed to achieve optimum health and well-being.
One past student said, “Working with Yoga Farm Ithaca has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I learned not only how to do yoga, but how to live yoga. There isn’t one aspect of my life that hasn’t been improved by studying with Yoga Farm. I highly recommend their program to anyone at any stage in their yoga journey!”
When you start on this amazing journey, the curriculum may seem daunting. But, it’s taught in an open and gentle way, and will transform your life.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Subtle Anatomy, Energy Bodies
- Laya Yoga and Kriya (Kundalini) Yoga
- Ayurveda as it pertains to teaching and doing yoga, nutrition and practices
- Enneagram and your Personal yoga practice
- Sacred space and ritual
- Teaching methodologies
- Ayurveda and Nutrition
- Moon cycles and hormone balancing
- Kriya (yoga set) breakdown, practice and teaching
- Meditation and Mantra
- Inquiry and Self-Awareness practices
- Ethics of a yoga teacher
- History and Philosophy
- Class and Workshop Design
- Yoga and Entrepreneurship
- Practice teaching
- And much much more…
Graduates of the program go on to successful teaching careers, whether they’re teaching online, or in a business setting. They’re taught how to adapt to any situation.
Continuing Education Courses for Active or Aspiring Yoga Teachers
A yoga teacher’s education doesn’t stop after that all-important certification. Truthfully, your education never ends. That’s why Yoga Farm Ithaca offers a host of continuing education courses to supplement and add to a yoga teacher’s education. Courses include:
With its free services, body and mind transformation classes and fantastic yoga teacher training courses, Yoga Farm Ithaca is a rewarding place for anyone interested in yoga. You’ll find your place here and you’ll become an integral part of the community. We hope you’ve learned a bit about the community in this article. And perhaps, you’ll join the community online for one of its fantastic courses!