Sneak Peak Video: Scanning the Body with Jon Witt


Let's face it - everybody ages! But as the Baby Boomers hit 65, our yoga teaching must respond to this "Silver Tsunami" for us to remain effective and compassionate yoga professionals. And when an injury occurs to you or your client, are you prepared to teach your students - or even continue your yoga practice - once cleared by a doctor for exercise?

Yoga for All Bodies is an immersive two weekends of approachable anatomy review, practice teaching and practical hatha yoga skills. Learn how to teach chair yoga and freeing asana at the wall. Dive into an overview of common ailments, and when and how yoga is a phenomenal compliment to medical care. Dive into learning about the number-one ailment in the U.S. - low back pain - and what gentle asana is often recommended. Become better adept at "reading bodies" to modify your teaching effectively.

Our intention is that you complete the training better prepared to meet the needs of aging or formerly-injured clients with precision and care. PYI is a supportive community of yoga pros - all are welcome here!


Feb 5th- Feb 14th

Friday the 5th: 6PM-8PM

Saturdays: 10:30AM-12:30PM & 1PM-4PM

Sundays: 11AM-1:30PM & 2PM-5PM

This course includes:

  • A review of pertinent anatomy, detailing how to prevent injuries in yoga and support injury recovery.
  • Create accessible classes for Back Care and Older Populations.
  • Learn how to teach Chair Yoga
  • How to get creative teaching at the wall or with modified props from home
  • Sequence for a Back Care Course with one of  New York's leading Back Care Yoga Teachers
  • Adjust one-on-one yoga for back care, joint health, and proper alignment.
  • How to make yoga accessible with chair yoga and sequences at the wall.
  • Adapt the practice for arthritis, common injuries, the effects of aging, and more.

Successful Completion of Course Equals the Following:

  • 25 hours in CE's from Yoga Alliance
  • A Certificate of Completion 

Requirements for Certificate of Completion 

  • 75% Live attendance minimum at classes & all classes completed
  • 75% or Higher Grade on final quiz and practical
  • Completion of all homework & assignments

Required Reading:

  • Course Manual (Included in Tuition)


  • New Students $455 (Early Bird: $405)
  • PYI Grads $395 (Early Bird $345)


**Use Code {ALLBODIES}  at Checkout for $50 Off**

This course is part of PYI's signature Prema Yoga Therapeutics Essentials Course, which counts towards a 300 hour RYT Certificate from Pure Yoga and towards our Yoga Therapist Program (application needed).  If you're interested in Therapeutics Essentials - our most affordable course per hour - click here!

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Meet Our Expert Faculty


Jon completed his 6 month Atmavikas Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course with Yogacharya V. Venkatesha of Mysore, India.  This was an exceptional opportunity to learn the old traditions the way yoga was originally taught -one on one and in residence.   Before focusing on therapeutics, Jon came to yoga from a different kind of mat. After wrestling competitively for 10 years, he turned to yoga for therapy and relief. A dedicated Bikram practice followed and he soon completed his first teacher training with Bikram Choudhury in 2002. Jon was chosen to be one of the original Pure Yoga instructors, and  spent 5 years teaching in Hong Kong.  He has continued to dedicate time to his yoga education, studying with teachers such as Dharma Mittra, Anthony Carlisi, Baron Baptiste, Doug Keller, Kristyan Stjerne, Patrick Creelman, and Tim Miller.  He currently teaches Yoga Therapy, Back Care, Basics, Slow Flow, Vinyasa and more in New York, New York.


Stephanie is a yoga teacher in New York. She has been a certified yoga instructor since 2009. She received her initial training at YogaWorks at the 200 hour level and continued on to the Professional 300 program in 2010. The YogaWorks methodology infuses the movement of the Ashtanga lineage with the precision of the Iyengar System. Stephanie has also been certified in Restorative and therapeutic yoga through the guidance of Jillian Pransky and Mary Aranas C-IAYT, and is a graduate of Prema Yoga Institute's Therapeutics Essentials. She continues to take classes and workshops to expand her knowledge and understanding of Yoga. She has been teaching therapeutic yoga privately since 2011 and has offered several workshops in New York City.

Stephanie currently teaches classes and privately at Pure Yoga, Yoga Works in New York City. She is a senior member of the faculty at Pure Yoga and a member of the teacher training department at Yoga Works. She teaches with intelligence in sequencing that is steeped in alignment and therapeutic principles. Her generosity and fun approach to teaching is unique and all her own. She approaches each student as an individual and creates space for students to explore and experience themselves in their bodies, their breath and ultimately, their spirits.  Stephanie has been a guest teacher with PYI for 4 years.

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