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200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved
Yoga Teacher Training


Additional Readings

How Yoga Works by Michael Roach, Christie McNally REQUIRED 

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele SUGGESTED

Light on Yoga : The Definitive Guide to Yoga Practice, by BKS Iyengar SUGGESTED

The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali Translation and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda SUGGESTED

School Policies and Standards

Attendance Policy

Our program expects students to be on time for class, after breaks, and after lunch. Please let our faculty know if you will be late. Students are encouraged to have 100% attendance.  However, we understand that students have important commitments outside of the classroom.  Should extenuating circumstances impact attendance, students are permitted to miss class, provided they work with the program director to make up any missed hours. Students are responsible for rescheduling missed hours to make up any course material they have missed. If a student needs to miss any training session, he or she must speak to the program director before the beginning of the session. Absences may be made up if we have available teacher trainers and studio openings at the rate of $45 per hour. Students recognize that, if they miss training hours that they have not made up, they will not graduate from the program. 

Refund Policy 

Upon receiving an acceptance email, the applicant will be charged a deposit of $500 on their credit card. Final invoices will be emailed 4 weeks before the start date of training. The deadline to pay in full is 2 weeks prior to the start date of training.

Applicants who are accepted during the "early bird" February 1-April 30th, 2025 may pay $500 deposit and 0% interest payment plan to be paid in full by August 15 2025. If applicant withdraws from the program after acceptance, but before the program starts, $ 100 from applicant’s deposit amount will be retained by the program. However, such amount can be applied towards a future training program. The program will not give any refunds or credits after the training starts. The program reserves the right to cancel any training before it begins. In that case any payments applicants have made will be refunded in full.

Code Of Conduct

Purpose Statement

We have adopted our Code of Conduct which applies to all our teachers. We believe that it is the responsibility of our teachers to ensure a safe and protected environment in which a student can grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. We believe our teachers must aspire to and express the highest possible standards of conduct as set forth in our Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct embodies the yamas and niyamas of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which are rules of ethical conduct that apply to all practitioners of yoga.


Financial Practices 

Teachers will seek to:

i. comply with all legal and business requirements that apply to their business; 

ii. ensure all advertisements relating to the benefits of yoga are accurate, fair, and not misleading; 

iii. treat employees, assistants, students, colleagues, and other wellness businesses fairly, transparently and honestly in the course of all business dealings; and 

iv. follow sound environmental and sustainable practices in their professional and personal lives.


Professional Growth/Continuing Education 

Teachers shall dedicate themselves to the continuing study and practice of yoga, including asana, meditation, and theory. 


Teacher-Student Relationships 

Teachers shall demonstrate high regard for the moral, social, and religious standards of their students. Teachers shall avoid imposing their personal beliefs on their students, although they may express them when appropriate in the class and in a sensitive and careful manner. Teachers recognize the trust placed in them by students and the unique power of the student-teacher relationship. Teachers shall avoid exploiting the trust and dependency of students. Teachers shall avoid dual relationships with students (e.g. business, close personal or sexual relationships) that may impair their judgment, compromise the integrity of the teachings and/or use the relationship for their personal gain. Teachers shall not engage in harassment, abusive words or actions, or exploit students. Teachers recognize that the teacher-student relationship involves a power imbalance and shall exercise caution if the teacher chooses to get into a personal relationship with a student. 


Teachers shall uphold the highest of moral standards. Teachers shall strive to ensure that their intentions, actions, and speech are based on honesty, compassion, selflessness, trustworthiness, and transparency. Teachers recognize that the process of learning is never complete, and they shall avoid portraying themselves as “enlightened” or “spiritually advanced.” Teachers recognize that they are walking on the spiritual path along with their fellow teachers and students. Teachers shall cultivate an attitude of humanity in their teaching and dedicate their work to something greater than themselves.  Teachers will never teach while under the influence of any mind-altering substances, including marijuana or alcohol nor shall they promote the use of drugs or alcohol before or during yoga. 


Scope of Practice 

Teachers shall not abandon or neglect their students.  If teachers are unable (or unwilling for appropriate reasons) to provide professional help or continue a professional relationship, they should make every reasonable effort to arrange for instruction for that student with another teacher. Teachers should avoid giving any personal advice concerning a student’s personal life. Teachers shall not give medical advice. Teachers shall not prescribe a treatment or suggest rejecting a physician’s advice. Teachers shall refer their students to medical doctors or complimentary licensed professionals when appropriate.


Confidential Information 

Teachers shall keep all personal information disclosed by their students strictly confidential. 


Inter-Professional Relationships 

Teachers are part of a network of health care and well-being professionals and shall seek to develop interdisciplinary relationships. Teachers shall conduct themselves in an honorable manner in their relations with their colleagues and other wellness practitioners. Teachers shall not openly criticize practices followed by other yoga schools or teachers.


Advertising and Public Communications 

A teacher shall accurately represent his or her professional qualifications and certifications along with his or her affiliations with any organization(s). Announcements and brochures promoting classes or workshops shall describe them with accuracy and grace. These principles are designed to uphold the quality of our teachings and shall be in compliance with legal guidelines for appropriate representation of our services.


Yoga Equity 

Teachers shall welcome all students regardless of age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and perceived gender expression), sexual orientation, color, race, national origin, marital status, parental status, veteran’s status, religion, or physical or mental disability, provided that the teacher has appropriate expertise.

2024 MYS Retreat at
ADK Riverside Cabins

July 25
th-July 29th 2024

Massena Yoga Studio will host The 4th Annual Yoga Retreat at

The Adirondack Riverside Cabins

in Parishville, NY.


Check in Thursday 7/25/24 at 6 pm. Check out will be Monday 7/29/24 at 11 am.

Multiple options for accommodations are available. There are three cabins with a fire pit at each cabin site on the 160 acres. There are over 4 miles of hiking trails, located on the West Branch of the St. Regis River and there is a great swim hole! The Facilities are Solar powered with generator back up and there is WiFi in each cabin. Delicious water from an artisan well.

Carry in and carry out tent camping is an option and a true opportunity to unplug and reconnect with nature. 

1/2, 1 or 2 Day passes will be available this year. Come for the day and go home and sleep in your own bed! The cabins are 20 minutes from Potsdam, NY and 45 minutes from Massena, NY. 

Tentative Itinerary


6:00 pm Guest Arrival

7:30-9 pm Opening Candle Lit Circle and Yoga Nidra with Allison



Breakfast on your own

7:45 am River Meditation with Lisa

8:30-9:30 Slow Flow with Lisa

10:00-12:30 BYOF Floating meditation


2:00-3:00 Thai Partner Yoga with Allison

3:30-4:45 Craft with Jenn O

5:30 Yoga to Heal with Julie

6:30-8:30 Dinner on your own

8:30- Campfire



Breakfast on your own 8:00 am Yin Nidra with Mindy

8:45-9:45 Somatic Yoga with Julie

10:00-11 Reverse Tie Dye With Deb White (NEED SHIRT SIZE BY 7/12/24)


1:00-3:00 Succulent Planter with Jenn O

3:30-4:45 Intuitive Movement Serry Ryan

5:00 Yin with Reiki MaryAnn

6:30-7:45 Dinner on your own

8:30-9:45 Moon meditation with Lisa



8:30 am-9:15 Gentle with Lisa 


11:00- 12:15 Nature Yoga with Douglas

1:00 Ayurvedic Cooking (Chapati and Dosas on the Fire) with Douglas from Nourish




10:00am- 11:00 am CHECK OUT

ADD ON’s Bring Cash to pay Craft leader or Massage therapist

Deb W: Reverse Tye Dye $25  (need your t shirt size ASAP)

Deb W: Watercolor includes paint and palette $30 

Jenn O: Create your own galvanized succulent Planter $25DaveWiniCali3@#123

Jenn O: Paint or Decoupaging Fabric Terracotta Planter Pots $25 

Friday and Sunday Mindy Cornell $120 for 75 minutes

Friday and Saturday Debbie Foster $100 for 60 minutes and $65 for 30 minutes


Food/drinks for not provided meals

(Cabins have full kitchens, linens and towels provided.)

If tent camping all the camping gear and tent

(There is an outhouse and shower for you to use.) also you can use the teacher lodge kitchen as needed. 

Layered clothing


Bug Spray

Swim clothing 

Beach towel

Hiking boots

Flip Flops

Yoga Mat 

Blanket or bolster for yoga if you want to bring them

Riverside Cabin Address: 1150 Sylvan Falls Rd., Potsdam, NY 13676, US


In Cabins Provided:


The River Overlook Cabin

4 Guests Minimum to book: 1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 2 sofa beds. 1 bathroom

$650 per person Early Bird Pricing Until 2/1/24

$700 per person After 2/1/24

Nonrefundable Deposit of $ 250 due at booking

Balance Due 7/1/24 

The River Overlook Cabin was newly constructed in early 2020. There are lots of windows to gaze out at the wild and scenic St Regis River. Cabin is situated on our private 160 acre forest preserve. You will have use of 4 miles of hiking trails and a private fire pit, picnic table for outdoor dining with a view and an awesome clothing optional private swimming spot on the river.
The cabin is 24 x 40 with two stories and a large screened porch facing the river. The screened porch has a rustic cedar log love seat that pulls out into a queen sized comfortable bed.
A full kitchen is complimented by a propane stove and fridge. Furnishings and decor are rustic Adirondack style. Simple and elegant! There is a Japanese soaking tub with hand shower in the bathroom. Enjoy a hot bath with the sounds of the rushing river and surrounding forest.
Hot and cold artisan well water feeds into the camp for cooking, bathing and drinking.
There is a propane stove/fireplace to warm the heart and hearth on a chilly evening.
We are off grid with a robust solar system with generator back up.

The Rock House

2 Guests Minimum to book: 1 sofa bed. 1 outhouse and outdoor tub or shower in sauna near by

$500 per person Early Bird Pricing Until 3/1/24

$575 per person After 3/1/24

Nonrefundable Deposit of $ 250 due at booking

Balance Due 7/1/24

Retreat in the tree tops in the 10x12 ft “Rock House”. Song Birds will sing to you. Private outdoor bath tub near grilling/fire pit. A pavilion with picnic table and outdoor kitchen has been added for 2021.Finnish steam sauna with shower was completed in fall 2019. Nice outhouse!

This space is a pine paneled one room 10x12 ft insulated tree house with screened windows. There is a comfortable
single bed with futon underneath you can pull out for a second bed if needed. There’s a dresser with a pull out desk top and some new cubbies to stow your gear in.
The back side area of the rock house is comprised of 80 acres of forest which is home to lots of song birds for your morning wake up. The front of the rock house is above a goat turn out located in the woods 200 feet from the main farm house. There is an electric heater if needed for your comfort.

Guests have access to the tree house, Finnish sauna, outhouse, fire pit, pavilion with outdoor kitchen and picnic table, private outdoor bath, hot and cold running water, microwave, fridge, gas range, and 160 acres with marked trails. The internet in the tree house is via a booster and you’ll be limited to text, email, phone and web searches. No streaming access.


The Riverside A Frame

3 Guests Minimum to book: 3 beds. 1 bathroom

$625 per person Early Bird Pricing Until 3/1/24

$675 per person After 3/1/24

Nonrefundable Deposit of $ 250 due at booking

Balance Due 7/1/24 

The property was fully renovated in spring and summer 2018. It is very clean and supplied with electric power from a new solar and battery storage system with automatic generator back up. The cabin’s running water comes from an artesian well located behind the camp. Hot water for bathing and washing is supplied by an energy efficient on demand hot water heater. Refrigeration and heat are supplied by modern propane appliances. Cooking is on a 1930’s vintage propane stove that works as beautifully as the day it was made! The interior is decorated with a flair for Adirondack style and all the comforts of home. There is a bathroom, kitchen, dining and living room, large deck open to the forest and a riverside screened in porch. The deck offers ample seating and a propane grill. The living room has a very comfortable futon couch which sleeps two people. The screened riverside porch is just a few feet from the meandering river and is equipped with a cedar love seat that can easily be transformed into a very comfortable double bed for those who would enjoy sleeping on a private screened porch close to nature. There is also a loft with a double brass bed with a new comfy mattress that sleeps two. You will be able to access Wi-Fi at the cabin.
***Please note that the stairs to the loft are steep and not for young children or those with mobility problems!***



Reconnect with 4 nights in Nature!

Tent Camping $300 per person 

Early Bird Pricing Until 3/1/24

$375 per person After 3/1/24

Nonrefundable Deposit of $ 150 due at booking

Balance Due 7/1/24 

Carry in Carry out Tent camping


Outhouse and showers available to campers. There will be a central cabin where you can charge your devices. Price includes 3 meals. 


One or Two
Day Passes

1 day Pass $125 per person

2 day Pass $200 per person

1/2 day Pass $40 per person (no meal) 

Nonrefundable Deposit of $ 100 due at booking

Balance Due 7/1/24

Includes one meal per day

Friday and/or Saturday

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