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Ranjitha's Teaching Schedule

Onyx Mind Body

45 Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ (908) 834-8064

Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30PM  and 6:45 to 8PM

Fridays, 10 to 11:15AM

Saturdays, 9:15 to 10:30PM and 11AM to 12PM

Please check the on-line schedule as the schedule is subject to change. I look forward to seeing you in class.


Level I - 200hr Teacher Training Course Details

January 24th 2015 to July 12th, 2015 - Cost $3,500

Training Class Dates and Hours:

The training will comprise one orientation session, 16 Classes and a graduation.  The times for all classes, with the exception of graduation, will be 12:30pm -6:30pm. The dates for 2015 are as follows:

  1. Saturday, January 24, 2015 - Orientation & Class 1
  2. Sunday, January 25, 2015
  3. Saturday, February 14, 2015
  4. Sunday, February 15, 2015
  5. Saturday, March 14, 2015
  6. Sunday, March 15, 2015
  7. Saturday, March 28, 2015
  8. Sunday, March 29, 2015
  9. Saturday, April 11, 2015
  10. Sunday, April 12, 2015
  11. Saturday, May 9, 2015
  12. Sunday, May 10, 2015
  13. Saturday, May 30, 2015
  14. Sunday, May 31, 2015
  15. Saturday, June 27, 2015
  16. Sunday, June 28, 2015
  17. Saturday, July 11, 2015
  18. Sunday, July 12, 2015 (to be finalized & hours to be determined later)

Yoga Sutra for Life Course Description - Level I Program:

by Master Teacher Ranjitha Sandeep

(To help students cross the bridge between Ancient Wisdom and Modern Wellness)

Program Description:

Yoga Sutra for Life (YSL) level I program is a comprehensive training that will give students the tools they need to become effective and inspiring yoga teachers. Students will learn how to lead and guide themselves and others towards the ageless insights of yoga by incorporating various yoga teachings of the eastern philosophies.

The goal of YSL program is to give students an in-depth understanding of yoga in all aspects of life thus opening up the doorway to body, mind and spirit through the study of Prana (breathing) and elements within our body to strengthen glandular system. Through the in-depth teaching of yoga, you will be able to strengthen the body and the senses and refine the mind.

Ranjitha's teaching emphasizes how to:

  • Embrace the whole vision of yoga and not just one aspect such as postures alone.
  • Understand indepth the Sutras and the deeper meaning of yoga as a spiritual path. Specific approaches such as Asanas (postures), Ayurveda (sister science of yoga ), different pranayamas and knowledge of physical effects of pranayama, benefits and contraindications of pranayama, and asanas will be taught.
  • Take you deeper into the chakras as a living psychology of body, mind and spirit.
  • Connect with your true self with an introduction to Mantra yoga.
  • In addition, group participation and questions will lead us to areas of individual needs, and will quench the thirst of knowledge in the physical and spiritual journey of yoga.

At the end of the program, students will gain:

  • A well rounded foundation in the principles of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting and Yoga Philosophy.
  • A 200 hours Yoga Alliance registered certification
  • Ability to guide yourself and others into fulfilling yoga practice
  • Confidence to face different class situations and tailor the class to your students needs
  • A mindset to discovering your True-Self

Breathe deeply and smile; living in the moment could be the meaning of life.

Application Process:

  • Fill out an application form for the course, you can get a copy of the application form by:
    • Downloading it here.
    • Calling or texting to 908-370-9846, provide your name and address and we will mail an application package to you.
  • The form should be completed hand-written.
  • Submit the completed form by mailing it to: Yoga Sutra for Life, 901 Columbus Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090, or email a scanned copy to:
  • A non-refundable application fee of $30 is required when an application is lodged. It can be paid by check and mailed to: Yoga Sutra for Life, 901 Columbus Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090, or handed in person to Ranjitha, or paid online (Note: a 6% service and processing fee is added for online payments):
  • The applicant will be notified of an acknowledgement of receipt of the application form and fee, by email or phone call/ text.
  • The application review process generally takes less than 3 business days.
  • An interview maybe required depending on each applicant’s circumstances.
  • When the final decision is made, the applicant will be notified if he/she is accepted into YSL Teacher Training Course.

Detailed Tuition Costs and Payment Information:

  • The full cost of the teacher training course is $3,500, due before the start date of the course.
  • A deposit of $250 is due within 7 business days of the applicant being notified of their successfull inclusion in the training course, upon receipt of payment your place on the course will be secured.
    • This deposit counts towards the final tuition fee and can be paid by check, mailed to: Yoga Sutra for Life, 901 Columbus Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090, or handed in person to Ranjitha, or online (Note: a 6% service and processing fee will be charged for all online payments):
  • If you make full payment before Aug 15th, 2014, the tuition cost will be reduced to $3,250 (after an early registration discount of $250 applied).
  • There are 2 options for your payment of the tuition fee:
    • by check, mailed to: Yoga Sutra for Life, 901 Columbus Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090, or handed in person to Ranjitha.
    • by online payment (Note:  a 6% service and processing fee is added for online payments):
        Payment Option
  • Payment plans are available (upon request), in such cases the tuition cost will be $3,800 (excluding a 6% service and processing fee is added for online payments). Please contact for more details on payment plan options.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • If a student drops out before the course starts, a full refund minus a $250 fee will be issued.
  • If a student drops out after the start of the course, there will be no refunds given.  In exceptional circumstances due to health related situations or any other special cases, the student will be allowed to continue in the next training course with current remaining credit in paid fees. The student will need to complete the course in 2 years or the credit will be forfeited.
  • Yoga Sutra for Life reserves the right to expel any student that in the teacher’s judgment acts in an unprofessional manner which disturbs the harmony of the class and/ or interferes with the learning of the other students.  No refunds shall be given to the student in such case.

Course Completion Requirements:

  • Attendance of all classes (see note 1)
  • Passing written test
  • Passing practical test
  • Completing required practice of Yoga and coursework
  • Demonstration, understanding and practicing of Yamas and Niyamas
  • Practice of selfless service
  • Fees paid in full (see note 2) (if fees are not paid in full at the end of the training Yoga Sutra for Life reserves the right to hold the Certification until fees paid in full)

(note 1) A student maybe allowed to skip 1 scheduled class, depending on circumstances, but will have to make up the class hours with YSL teaching staff privately at an additional cost payable by the student.

(note 2) This only applies to students who are enrolled in payment plan.

YSL Teacher Training Program Conducted at:

Loka Yoga, 15 Church St., Liberty Corner, NJ 07938
Contact: Yoga Sutra for Life:
Ph: 908-370-9846 (Ranjitha Sandeep)