Teacher Training

The story that inspires the naming of our training program is that which describes Hanuman’s dedication to learning and his humble nature. Gifted at birth with unlimited strength, but also cursed with forgetfulness, Hanuman was rarely aware of his incredible potential. Only by surrounding himself with loving friends, and devoting himself to a cause, was Hanuman able to discover that he could lift mountains!

This story of Hanuman is one we can all relate to.

The ‘Hanuman’s Tale’ yoga teacher training program is an opportunity to surround yourself with supportive, like-minded people and to realize your strengths and qualities. To uncover your potential for incorporating yoga into your lifestyle and sharing your experience with the world.

Led by Victoria Greene, and with guest lecturers visiting us along the way, Hanuman’s Tale will prepare you to teach yoga with clarity, compassion, and confidence.

This 4-month training; provides a foundation in the principles of physical postures, breathing practices, meditation, teaching techniques, and anatomy and emphasizes the philosophical underpinnings of yoga. We will meet in person for a total of 10 weekend sessions beginning in January and ending in May.

We have teaching sessions every other Tuesday throughout the training.

If you are a future yoga teacher or are curious about yoga and want to thoroughly deepen your understanding of it, we are proud to offer you a carefully composed schedule of training.

Join us for the 2024 Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga Room, Astoria.


We are dedicated to your evolution as a teacher – even if you feel that you do not want to teach publicly, there will be a focus on teaching each other. Being able to communicate what you are learning is a great way to let those thoughts and ideas take root.

Teaching Methodology:
Demonstrating, assisting, correcting, voice skills, language, qualities, styles of teaching, and working with different types of learners.

Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics:
Study of yoga history and historically relevant texts. This re-imagined program for 2024 will build directly from the 8-limbs of classical yoga with a whole weekend being themed around the study of each limb. Good & right living, asana, breathwork, energy work, concentration, meditation, and samadhi (deep conscious connection). You will be required to read a lot of material and be ready to discuss what you are understanding. We will often work directly with The Yoga Sutra, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Light On Yoga, The Heart Of Yoga, and The Bhagavad Gita during our sessions together.

This program is 75% lecture-based with guided and interactive conversations and debates. Only approximately 25% of the program itself is dedicated to Asana/ Poses. The majority of your posture work will be done in classes during the week. You are required to take a minimum of 2 classes a week as well as the training sessions.

The Yoga Room,
3801 35th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11103
ph: (718) 274 0255

Fridays: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturdays: 1:30 pm – 7 pm
Sundays: 1:30pm – 7 pm
Tuesdays 8 pm – 9:30 pm (every other week).

The Dates:
We begin the training on January 12th and close on May 11th.

Weekends 1 & 2:
January 12th – 14th & 19th – 21st + Tuesday 30th

Weekend 3:
February 2nd – 4th + Tuesday 13th.

Weekend 4:
February 16th – 18th + Tuesday 27th.

Weekend 5:
March 1st – 3rd + Tuesday 12th.

Weekend 6:
March 15th – 17th

Mid-Term – Break

Weekend 7:
April 5th – 7th +Tuesday 16th.

Weekend 8:
April 19th – 21st + Tuesday 30th

Weekend 9 & 10:
May 3rd – 5th & 10th – 11th.

*Our calendar has been carefully constructed to guarantee you the best possible experience. Since it would not be possible to replicate any individual day of this journey, we must ask you to make yourself available for every scheduled date. There are 2 weekly asana classes required in addition to these program dates. Also, be prepared for assigned readings and written homework assignments.


$3,200 early bird rate (Deposit of $850, due before November 1, 2023 to qualify).
$3,400 tuition is due before December 31, 2023.

You will be provided with a printed training binder. Additional expenses include required books and one visit to The Reuben Museum of Art.

For questions and to start your application process please email victoria@yogaroomnyc.com

Application Procedure:
You will be asked to complete a series of questions and write a short statement of intent. There is a pre-requisite introductory session scheduled for December 2023 – that you will be asked to attend. At this time you will be assigned reading in preparation for our training to begin.

Typical weekend schedule:
Fridays: 7:30pm – 9:30pm:
Sangha and Group Class.
Saturday & Sundays:
1:30pm – A full introduction to the weekends theme, lecture based session.
Break (10 mins)
3:30pm – Practical exploration of themed material.
Break (30 mins)
5:30pm – 7:00pm – Deeper inquiry and review/ homework presentations.

Tuesdays: 8:00pm – 9:15pm
Teaching practicum – a variety of teaching tasks to practice for peer feedback.

Mentorship Program
The Yoga Room Mentorship Program: An opportunity for yoga teachers to develop their skills and deepen their knowledge of yoga through personal study under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

The Yoga Room mentorship program provides a unique experience in continuing education. Over the course of three months, you will be guided through an in-depth study of asana practice, teaching skills and yogic study.  Following your own path of research, you will be paired with an experienced teacher who will challenge and support you to find your own voice as a teacher. The program has flexible hours and is made up of the following components:

Private Mentorship Sessions
You will meet with your mentor once per week for a discussion session. These sessions will be structured to outline your goals and objectives and discuss your progress. You will also be given reading and writing assignments relevant to your interests. (Total 12 Hours)

Asana Practice 
You are required to practice two Asana classes per week, either both with your mentor or one with your mentor and a second with a teacher that your mentor will recommend. A membership to The Yoga Room for the duration of your training is included in the cost of the program. (Minimum 36 Hours)

Observation / Assist 
Initially, you will observe your mentor’s class and have a brief discussion afterwards to answer any questions that may have arisen regarding sequencing, assists, etc.  If your mentor deems it appropriate, you may begin to offer assists within the class and, guided by your mentor, lead one or two poses in class. (Total 9 Hours)

Practice Teaching
Towards the end of the program, you will have an opportunity to teach two full-length classes. Your mentor will observe and provide feedback. (3 Hours).

Personal Study
Your mentor will assign you reading and writing projects to complete, custom-tailored based on your personal intentions and what your mentor deems most appropriate for you. (Minimum 20 Hours)

This program is open to those who:

  • Have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program (or equivalent)
  • Have completed the mentorship application form.
  • Currently practice at The Yoga Room or who are known to the Yoga Room teaching team.

This unique program can start at any time to coordinate with the availability of a Yoga Room mentor.


We have brought together a diverse range of senior teachers and instructors to offer mentorship. All are highly experienced in many facets of yoga and instruction.  Requests for a specific mentor will be evaluated to ensure that you are paired with a mentor who will best serve your objectives.

If you have any questions or to register your interest, please contact:

The Yoga Room will be offering a Hot 26 teacher training in November 2022. For questions email victoria@yogaroomnyc.com