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A Unique Curriculum tailored to you

Join our Summer RYT-200 Virtual Yoga Teacher Training

*Due to COVID-19, all summer session training modules will be offered virtually unless otherwise specified.  Our student's safety is our utmost priority during this time and we will abide by all government guidelines before resuming in-person group sessions.


Our live virtual teacher training is designed to target the following areas of study / development:

  • Proper foundations of asana (alignment, form, anatomic understanding and adjustments)

  • In depth understanding of anatomy, natural range of motion and functional range conditioning (mobility)

  • Creative and dynamic sequencing to set your teaching apart from others

  • Yoga History and Philosophy

  • Finding your authentic teaching voice

  • Understand the business of Yoga

  • Ayurveda

  • Thai Bodywork

  • Chakras, Chakra balancing and Subtle Body Anatomy

  • Recommended: 6 months of a consistent yoga practice. Must be at least 17 years of age.


LIVE follow along virtual training from July 13th - August 21st, 2020.  Students will be given two additional months to complete assigned learning at their own pace.

Weekly learning + practice schedule:

  • Three 60-75 minute yoga sessions with Nicole Lardieri, Elissa Cuellar and more.

  • Unlimited access to online classes with The SoulFire Method & Nirvana Yoga & Wellness

  • Lectures, homework assignments and creative exercises

  • Required readings, self-study and reflections

  • One class experience and one class observation due weekly

  • Weekly 1:1 coaching with Nicole & Elissa to review progress and give personal attention

  • Preparation for final practicum to your peers and teachers

Practice/Lecture dates:

July 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31

August 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21

Registration and Tuition

Click here to download the Teacher Training application.


  • Early Bird (Now thru June 30th) - $1,800 pay now in full 

  • Full Tuition - $2,200

  • Nonrefundable Deposit - $450 pay now

  • Includes virtual class pass to online studio

Payment plan options:


Email your completed application and financial contract (if selecting payment plan) to Nicole Lardieri.

Reading Materials

Meet Your Trainers


Nicole Lardieri, E-RYT200, is the Director of Nirvana’s School of Yoga.  She has been teaching Yoga and leading 200-hour trainings since 2014.  She is the founder of The SoulFire Method®, a 30-hour power yoga fusion teacher training now offered at Nirvana’s Montville and Wayne locations.  Nicole’s teaching principles stem from her combined background in Biology as well as her deep study of Ashtanga and Vinyasa methods.  Nicole specializes in the anatomy of the human body and the journey to bring the body into balance.  She encourages trainees to explore, understand and master the art of alignment and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®), which utilizes the latest advancements in scientific knowledge, combined with tried and tested training methods to increase ones active, usable ranges of motion by simultaneously improving articular mobility, strength/resilience, and neurological control.  Nicole will help you discover the connection between the human body and our energetic system to create balance both physically and emotionally. 


Elissa Lapposatato-Cuellar began her yoga journey in 2002 after a traumatic accident drastically changed her life.  In 2012 she opened Nirvana Wellness Center.  She truly believes if one aligns their body and gives it what it needs, they can heal themselves.  Elissa teaches classes for all levels that is focused on breath awareness, during challenges specifically. She believes the yoga mat is like a training facility for life and all that we face. If we train ourselves to breath through intense situations on our yoga mat, it becomes habitual off our yoga mat and we think clearer and react more mindfully.  She loves teaching beginners, privates, and specifically athletes to help them transform their bodies and minds to overcome weakness/asymmetry. Elissa is certified in Y12SR and started a yoga 12-step recovery program in New Jersey to help those suffering from addiction. She has been teaching for over 15 years and has many certifications. She is a Vedic Thai bodyworker & plant based lifestyle coach with an Ayurvedic certificate program. She is constantly studying and researching alternative health & wellness. Her website is
 "With the power of the breath, we can overcome anything."

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