Yoga Teacher Training

Refined Flow 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Begin the epic journey of a lifetime

If you are passionate about yoga and are looking to amplify your practice, radically transform your life, cultivate your individuality, and learn how to guide others in this extraordinary practice both in person and online, then join Leslie Luft and Absolute Yoga Studio in our Refined Flow 200-hour Teacher Training beginning September 2024. Melding dynamic vinyasa with precise alignment, Absolute Yoga’s Refined Flow Teacher Training will enable students and aspiring teachers alike to explore a comprehensive, embodied practice whether they are looking to deepen their own personal yoga experience or guide others in theirs. The Refined Flow approach focuses on proper alignment of asanas (postures), meditation and pranayama, with in-depth studies in anatomy and physiology as they relate to yoga, philosophy, teaching skills and the business of yoga.

Our mission with the Absolute Yoga Refined Flow Teacher Training Program is to guide you on a journey to deepen your own practice and knowledge of yourself, while empowering you to safely teach and inspire others to live their most vibrant, joyful lives. It is our firm belief that happy, healthy people are the only people who can help build a happy, healthy world. This is the work of being a teacher. It begins with the individual and spreads as you live yoga – live union – live love – in your life.


Learning will be in person.  We meet over a 9-month period for 9 weekends, Friday from 6-9PM,  Saturdays11AM-6PM and Sundays 12-6PM.  There is also a Wednesday night practice teaching session from 7:30-9:30PM before each weekend.


  • Physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of asana, pranayama, and
  • Over 108 asana fully explained, including Sanskrit names, and exploring alignment cues, benefits, modifications, adjustments, and verbal assists
  • Anatomy and physiology of the physical body and subtle energy body.
  • History and philosophy of yoga, the trajectory of the practice as it is today, including both Tantric and Classical paths
  • Basic information about the specialties of restorative yoga, pre-natal yoga and chair yoga 
  • Yoga as a business 
  • Precise techniques in guiding your students with compassionate leadership skills, through your words, gestures, and heart
  • Looking at bodies and seeing the good in your students
  • Teaching methodology including detailed alignment, the power of language and demonstration, and how to use your words to enhance your student’s postures
  • The art of sequencing and theming classes
  • Cultivating your own niche and teaching style.  
  • Embracing technology as a new norm – the mechanics of online and live streaming classes and how to teach creatively in a virtual environment.
  • Lots and lots of practice teaching sessions
  • Developing and refining your living practice off the mat

Registration is now open for our Fall 2024 Refined Flow Yoga Alliance registered and approved teacher training that takes place in Woodbury NY one weekend per month from September 2024 to May 2025.  Contact us for more information and to request an application

Free Information Session for our upcoming 200 Hour Teacher Training and Deepen Your Practice

May 14 Tuesday at 6:30pm

This program meets the highest standards set by Yoga Alliance and is designed for yoga practitioners with at least one year of practice who are committed to deepening their practice and their understanding of yoga. We believe that establishing a firm foundation in your own yoga practice is key to becoming an inspiring yoga teacher.

Be a part of Absolute Yoga’s next 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered Teacher Training. The tuition includes unlimited classes at Absolute Yoga Studio during the program for all participants and we offer discounts for early-bird registration. Come join us and get ready to be inspired doing what you love!



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