200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training



The training is full! 

If you would like be put on the wait list, please submit your application. If space becomes available, we will reach out to those on the wait list in the order the applications are received.  

Some beautiful things just need time to grow, and after nearly 8 years of being your home studio, we’re so, so, sooooo excited to become your yoga school!  The *first* Mighty Yoga 200Hr-Teacher Training in our Ithaca studio is now here and starting January 2018!!!  So what are you waiting for?  See you on the mat!

                                                                     Now, more than ever, the world needs LIGHT!


This is the opportunity to connect to your Truth and Heart Wisdom to share your light & gifts with the world!  Senior Teachers Gina Newlin & Zainab Zakari bring their combined 20 years of teaching, wisdom and deep passion & zest for living in truth to this Mighty Yoga Teacher Training.  They have designed an innovative and nuanced program, rooted in the ancient teachings of yoga as well as drawing from the modern wisdom of today’s changemakers, to transform your life on and beyond the mat starting as soon as possible!

In this Vinyasa Yoga training, you’ll gain tools & learn techniques through asana, philosophy and observation of our natural rhythms.  Connect the dots through personal inquiry & study, inspirational readings, and group discussion & explorations.  Then impart the unique blend of your heart’s teachings, growing insight, creativity and passion to guide inspired, joyful & empowered flow to your community!

Your teaching journey is spread over five months and includes 9 weekends of learning, growing, empowering and ALL with HEART!  This program is led by 500hr-Yoga Alliance certified instructors, Gina Newlin & Zainab Zakari, and also features faculty from the Mighty Yoga Teaching Team and other dedicated experts in their fields.  

What makes you Mighty?  We’re here to help you share that with the world!

Join us for one of our info sessions to learn more!  Sessions will be scheduled throughout 2017.

Please email us at NYTeacherTraining@mightyyoga.com if you have any questions.

Asana & Alignment
Meditation & Mindfulness Teachings
Yoga Anatomy
8 Limbs of Yoga
Yoga History & Philosophy
Ayurveda & Self Care
The Chakras & Energetic Anatomy
Sequencing Vinyasa Flow
Hands-On Assists
Partner Yoga
Practice Teaching
Living Yoga
The Business & Ethics of Teaching Yoga

2018 DATES

Weekend schedule will generally be Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 8am-6:30pm, Sundays 8am-5:15pm, including breaks.

Jan 26-28
Feb 9-11
Feb 23-25
March 9-11    
March 23-25
Apr 6-8
Apr 20-22
May 4-6
May 18-20

Limited to 20 Trainees.

A minimum 1 year of yoga asana practice.   An unquenchable curiosity, an interest in personal growth drawing from various methods and philosophies, and a desire to serve the greater good!  It is strongly recommended that you have taken classes at Mighty Yoga if you are interested in applying.

Are you ready to LIGHT UP the world?


The full cost of the training is $2,750, paid in full by 1/12/18. Reserve a spot in our training by filling out our application and submitting a $500 non-refundable deposit. Sign up TODAY and save!

Early Early Bird: $2,400 Tuition - Submit Application and $500 deposit by 9/1/17. Save $350 on tuition AND get a 5-month unlimited pass at Mighty (Jan - May 2018) (a $675 value!). Must be paid in full by 11/1/17.

Early Bird: $2,400 Tuition - Submit Application and $500 deposit by 11/15/17. Save $350 on tuition. Must be paid in full by 12/15/17.

Payment Plan Option: $500 deposit + 5 Payments of $470/month (Jan-May 2018) Total cost is $2,850. 

Please note:

  • The $500 deposit (applied towards tuition) is non-refundable and non-transferable. The remaining balance is due 21 days prior to the beginning of the training.
  • No refunds for canceling within 21 days of the training start date.
  • Students will receive a confirmation email confirming your acceptance and payment.
  • Mighty Yoga reserves the right to amend this policy at its sole discretion.

How do I sign up?

Please fill out our Application and submit a $500 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot! Deposit may be paid online or by check, mailed to Mighty Yoga, 106W State St., 2nd Floor, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Lead Trainers


Gina Newlin took her first yoga class in 1995, dabbling in Iyengar, diving into Ashtanga, and immersing in Kripalu and Vinyasa Yoga until the spark to teach was ignited in 2006. A 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher/200-hour E-Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified AcroYoga Teacher, she combines traditional roots with creative, vinyasa wings to create an evolving offering which balances precision with freedom, and strength with fluid grace. These elements have proved to be transformational on many levels, healing her knees and changing her relationship with herself and her experience of the world. Profound gratitude is offered each time she steps onto her mat for the loving guidance and inspiration she’s received from many gifted teachers, including Steven Valloney, Jason Nemer, Jenny Sauer-Klein, Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, Chris Loebsack, Desiree Rumbaugh, and Ally Hamilton.



Zainab has been teaching yoga since 2007, and she currently teaches all levels of Vinyasa Flow in and around Ithaca, NY. Her classes feature several styles & traditions including Prana Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, & Viniyoga, and they bring attention to anatomy, alignment and movement. She enjoys the mindfulness, physical awareness and playful adventure one can find in yoga and strives to integrate these elements, along with humor and kindness, into her classes. Zainab has happily studied with and is eternally grateful to Prana Vinyasa Flow founder Shiva Rea and the Prana Flow tribe in addition to her foundational teachers Lisa Bennett Matkin and Charles Matkin. Zainab is an E-RYT 200 certified instructor and is 300hr-certified in Prana Vinyasa Flow. She remains a student of life and has also published writings in media, including DoYouYoga.com, Fit Yoga, Women’s eNews, Zink, & Living MySore, a former online magazine.



Please email us at NYTeacherTraining@mightyyoga.com if you are interested in joining us and/or if you have any questions.