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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 II - 500hr Teacher Training Course Details

January 31st, 2015 to September 27th, 2015 - Cost $4,100

Training Class Dates and Hours:

The training will comprise one orientation session, 17 Classes and a graduation.  The times for all classes, with the exception of graduation, will be 12:30pm -6:30pm. Each The dates for 2015 are as follows*:

  1. Saturday, January 31, 2015 - Orientation and Class 1
  2. Sunday, February 1, 2015
  3. Saturday, February 28, 2015
  4. Sunday, March 1, 2015
  5. Saturday, April 25, 2015
  6. Sunday, April 26, 2015
  7. Saturday, May 16, 2015
  8. Sunday, May 17, 2015
  9. Saturday, June 13, 2015
  10. Sunday, June14, 2015
  11. Saturday, July 25, 2015
  12. Sunday, July 26, 2015
  13. Saturday, August 8, 2015
  14. Sunday, August 9, 2015
  15. Saturday, September 12, 2015
  16. Sunday, Sepetember 13, 2015
  17. Saturday September 26, 2015
  18. Sunday, September 27, 2015 - Graduation

*Additional Hours within this date range will be added after info sessions.

Yoga Sutra for Life Course Description - Level II 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 II program is a comprehensive training that will give potential Level II teachers the tools they need to become effective and inspiring yoga teachers able to lead and guide their students towards the goal of Light. The YSL Level II program is a continuation for teachers who have completed the 200 hours Level I certification. The program culminates the ageless insights of yoga by incorporating various yoga teachings of the eastern philosophies designed for those who are practicing yoga.

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 in-depth study of Koshas (sheaths) within yoga postures and healing through the elements.

In the search for spiritual knowledge there are many avenues and methods to experience the hidden core of our being, and to direct the mind which is caught up in the web of the immediate outward pleasures. Through the in-depth teaching of yoga, students will be able to get closer to strengthening the body and senses, refining the mind, civilizing the intelligence, and taking rest in the soul which is the core of our being.

The training will continue to build on the Level I course and emphasize:

  • Continued embrace of the whole vision of yoga, and not just one aspect such as postures alone. Students will continue on the journey of learning with a view to self-discovery.
  • In-depth study of Sutras and the deeper meaning of yoga as a spiritual path. Specific approaches such as Asanas (postures), different pranayamas (breathing techniques) and knowledge of physical effects of pranayama, with different pranic body consisting of five koshas (sheaths): material, emotional, mental, psychic(higher-mental) and bliss will be covered.
  • Prana-vidya (knowledge of prana) and the benefits of different pranayamas (vitalizing breaths, cooling breaths, etc.) covering all levels of body.
  • The deeper meaning of chakras, vayus (movement of pranas) to become increasingly aware of our True-Self. The chakras as a living psychology of body, mind and spirit and the psycho-spiritual characteristics of the chakras will be covered to explore, accept, integrate, and tone your nervous system.
  • Ancient Scriptures of Bhagavad-Gita, Vedas and Upanishads to focus on Mantra Yoga (written or spoken). Students will learn the deeper meaning of the words and letters, how to focus on the mind and direct the intention which is central to our existence and the source of life or Divine Spirit. Students will also learn how to incorporate Jnana, Karma and Bhakthi Yoga into daily life and practice.
  • In-depth study of Mudras,( hand gestures), the channels of communication to Universal energy. Students will study the different types of mudras, breath, and chanting to channel energy to transform and protect, explore subtle energy, and and heal. Students will also experience offering postures with the collective consciousness of chanting to let go and surrender.

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 clear understanding in the principles of Ashtanga yoga vidya through the vinyasa krama of asanas, pranayama, meditation, chanting and in depth yoga philosophy.
  • A 500 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 mind set 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:
  • Include a copy of your 200hr certificate from a Yoga Alliance approved school, or from Yoga Sutra for Life with your application form.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $30 is required when an application is lodged. It can be paid by check and mailed to: Yoga 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 $4,100, 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 August 15th, 2014, the tuition cost will be reduced to $3,800 (after an early registration discount of $300 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 Options
  • Payment plans are available (upon request), in such cases the tuition cost will be $4,400 (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)