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From October 28, 2018 - February 12, 2019


Saturdays 8:00 am-11:00 am | Sundays 12:15 pm - 6:15 pm | Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


13 Main St, Mt Kisco, NY 10549, USA

About the course


September 23, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Session Times

  • Sundays 12:15 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Thursdays 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

On Saturday February 2nd & 9th: 3:00  pm - 9:00 pm

No Classes On

  • Thursday November 22
  • Tuesday December 25
  • Tuesday January 1
  • Sunday February 10


Quest Yoga Arts

11-13 East Main Street

Mt. Kisco, NY 10549


Who Should Take this Course?

Individuals who want to become certified yoga teachers.


Individuals who don’t wish to teach yoga but want to take a transformative, life-changing journey to deepen their personal practice and knowledge.

Ideal candidates for this training:

  • Feel passionate and enthusiastic about yoga.
  • Are self-motivated and ready to undertake an intensive study of yoga.
  • Have at least 6 months of practice experience.

About the Course

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively teach asana, pranayama, and basic meditation. But it doesn’t stop there. This is a comprehensive program that dives into the full range of yoga practice including its ancient traditions and spirituality.

During this course, you will explore cultural, philosophical, scientific, cosmological and mythological roots of yoga and gain insight into the origins and deeper meanings behind yogic practices. This course is designed as a yoga lab where you will experience the four paths of yoga, develop a personal sadhana practice, consider philosophical concepts in your day to day life, and participate in discussions that encourage mindful reflection on yogic observances. The goal of this multi-layered training experience is to enrich, inform, and inspire your teaching and personal practice for years to come. Knowledge gained in this training will distinguish you among yoga teachers, and can lead to many unexpected and exciting new adventures.

This course covers:

  • How to confidently and safely teach a well-rounded, informed yoga class
  • The 4 instruction principles every yoga teacher needs to know
  • Methodologies for teaching: logistics, group dynamics, time management, propping, assisting, sequencing, lesson planning, etc.
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • Yoga etiquette
  • The business of teaching yoga
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga (including comprehensive review of subtle anatomy)
  • Special topic workshops with expert guest speakers
  • Experiential approach to the four paths of yoga
  • Sanskrit basics (the key to the essence of yoga)
  • Ongoing yoga philosophy and Vedic literature discussions
  • The metaphysics of yoga
  • The meaning, magic and joy of mantra
  • How and why mudra is incorporated into a yoga practice
  • Ayurvedic principles
  • Aromatherapy
  • Yogic lifestyle & diet
  • Graduate Perks

Graduates from this program:

  • Become members (Ambassadors) of AYCY and join a dynamic international community of yoga teachers.
  • Receive ongoing discounts and opportunities for continuing education workshops, trainings and retreats in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Receive ongoing discounts on boutique items in the online AYCY store and Quest Yoga boutique.
  • Receive discounts on graduate-level teacher trainings at Quest Yoga Arts.
  • Receive mentoring and teaching opportunities.

Time Investment

Beyond in-class sessions, exams and practicum, students are required to complete independent reading, homework assignments, a small class project, attendance in asana classes and short daily meditation. Successful participants are self-motivated and engaged in consistent active learning (both independently and in group discussions/practice).

The last in-class session is January 13, however trainees are scheduled for individual evaluations between January 14 and February 2, 2019. Students should plan some availability within this timeframe as well.

Once accepted into the program, applicants will receive instruction for their first homework assignment! (So don’t wait to get started!)


$2,995 Early Bird (when paid in full upon registration on or before September 15, 2018)

$3,150 Four month payment plan available ($100 processing fee)

Limited scholarships available (for reduced tuition) based on financial need and vision for your yoga certification. Don't wait to apply if you wish to be considered. Scholarships awarded on first-come basis. To inquire, email:


Training manuals and supplemental materials are included with your tuition. In addition, there are five required books for the course. The total cost of all your books is approximately $95. (Note: Your actual cost may be lower depending on which elective book you choose and whether you choose digital format.)

Kelly Devi Swails

Kelly Devi Swails

E-RYT, RPYT, CCCE, MA, owner of Devi Ma Yoga, was “found” by yoga while walking in NYC during a big snowstorm. With head down, she just happened to glance a small Ganesha statue out of the corner of her eye. Looking up, she found herself was standing in front of Integral Yoga and realized this must be a “sign”. Within a week she registered for a class, and in short order undertook their teacher training. Kelly began teaching yoga in January, 2005. She is certified in hatha, restorative, yin, prenatal, postnatal, and yoga for labor & delivery. In addition to teaching yoga, Kelly is a certified childbirth educator and birth doula. Kelly now mentors doulas and teaches basic and graduate-level yoga teacher trainings. Her extensive work with women and babies in yoga studios and birthing rooms has deeply influenced her approach and perspective on the power of yoga to transform lives. Additionally, Kelly shares her strong interests in Vedic & Western astrology and shamanic studies and often weaves these aspects into her classes. She holds a Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Medical Geography.


Danielle Guillet

E-RYT, RPYT, LMT began practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2002 and started teaching yoga in 2014. She attended the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, and studied herbology at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. After receiving advanced training in medical massage, anatomy trains, perinatal and infant massage, she began teaching at the Finger Lakes Massage School with a speciality in prenatal and postnatal massage. With a strong interest in this area, Danielle gained additional certification in prenatal and postnatal yoga. She is also a birth and postpartum doula. Danielle has a deep respect for the innate wisdom and healing abilities of both body and mind and offers a holistic, nurturing approach for her clients and yoga students alike. Danielle teaches physical anatomy & physiology and various speciality workshops for this yoga teacher training. (

Lisa Stiefvater

E-RYT, Reiki II, owner Radiate Yoga, first stepped on a yoga mat 20 years ago in an effort to alleviate chronic hip pain (it worked). In 2006 she completed her teacher training and shortly after that opened Radiate Yoga. She sometimes refers to Radiate Yoga as “the accidental” studio. She never intended to own a studio. She just knew that she loved yoga and wanted to share it. That saying “if you build it, they will come” certainly has been true for her. Over the last 13 years Radiate has grown and evolved, just as she has and so many others who decide to join them on their mats. Lisa has continued to study throughout those 13 years through workshops and trainings and her own self study. She is passionate about knowing as much as possible about the body, the mind, the breath and the connection between it all. (



Attendance & Make-Up Hour Policy

Trainees are expected to be on time for classes and may not miss more than 3 sessions during the course of the training. If an absence is inevitable, it is the trainee's responsibility to make arrangements to get notes and other missed information. To maintain the integrity of this training and to ensure quality graduates, the attendance and make-up hour policy is firm. Please consider your time and availability carefully before committing to this program. 

Registration Process

Step 1: Complete the online application on All You Can Yoga website (link below). Make a deposit payment of $400 at time of application.

Step 2: You will be contacted to set an appointment for your acceptance interview at Quest Yoga Arts within 1-5 days.

Step 3: Once you are accepted into the program, you will be contacted regarding your payment preference for the program (in-full, or monthly payment plan). If you are not accepted into the program, you will receive a full refund of your initial deposit.

Cancellation Policy:

All You Can Yoga™ provides a refund of the initial deposit or tuition payment (minus a $50 processing fee) for any accepted applicants who need to withdraw before the start of teacher training. Once the training starts there are no refunds of payment up to and through the month of withdrawal from the program, regardless of attendance during that month.

Training with Kelly was a profound and transformative experience for me. My experience was so positive due in large to Kelly's wealth of experience, knowledge and selfless gifts of support and mentoring. Her passion for yoga, women, and birth is infectious! - Tori
My 200-hour training touched on modifying for prenatal students, but I was never completely confident when a pregnant student came to class. Kelly provided so much insight, not only about modifying poses but about what questions to ask and what poses to avoid. I wish I had taken Adapting Asana for Moms-to-Be workshop years ago! - Debbie
Your yoga class was one of my favorite things throughout this pregnancy. I always looked forward to it and felt so good during and after! I appreciated all the insight and information you offered and the personal attention. I don't think my experience would have been the same with just any teacher. - Liz
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