2716 Bent Creek Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30152

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Location of Teacher Training

New Day Yoga Studio
2716 Bent Creek Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30152

 Dayna Gelinas, E-RYT 500
 Dayna has been teaching yoga, fitness, and/or education classes since 1982.  A gifted teacher with a passion  for truth, she passes along accurate information with clarity, precision, a positive energy, and heart. She  currently teaches weekly classes in the metro-Atlanta area, conducts seminars and workshops and leads  annual retreats and directs and teaches the 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with New Day Yoga.
Dates of 2016 Training (200-Hour Course includes all 10 weekends):
Weekend 1: March 18-20 Weekend 6: August 6-7
Weekend 2: April 16-17 Weekend 7: September 10-11
Weekend 3: May 14-15 Weekend 8: October 1-2
Weekend 4: June 11-12 Weekend 9: October 22-23
Weekend 5: July 16-17 Weekend 10: November 12-13

Beginning and Ending Times of Weekend Training
Friday:      3:00pm – 6:30pm (First weekend only)
Saturday:  8:00am – 6:30pm (All ten weekends)
Sunday:    8:00am – 6:30pm (All ten weekends)
Financial Information: Make checks payable to New Day Yoga.
Application Fee:           $55  
Teacher Training Fee:  $2800 
Required Texts

The Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long

Hatha Yoga Illustrated by Martin Kirk, Brooke Boon, Daniel DiTuro

New Day Yoga Teacher Training Notebook

Download the Application Here


What to Expect from NDY Teacher Training...


  • Jesus - Jesus, as well as the Father and the Holy Spirit, will be honored as the One True God, Creator and Lord of ALL.  Learn how Jesus is present in all aspects of yoga from the postures to the breath to the mind to the heart.
  • Asana - 52 foundational postures will be studied with emphasis on how to approach the pose, how to hold the pose, and how to come out of the pose, as well as modifications and contraindications for each one.  A Cue Sheets Assignemt accompanies the learning of the postures.
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology - Major muscles and bones used in each posture will be addressed.  
  • Pranayama - Learn various breathing techniques and how the breath enhances or hinders the practice of yoga.
  • Energy Anatomy & Physiology - One of the key factors that makes the New Day Yoga Teacher Training unique is the study of the chakras, the energy centers in the body.  Learn what the Bible has to say about this energetic anatomy and how to use your energy to accomplish all that God has called you to do and be.
  • Chanting - Experience the power of chant in English using Scriptures and teachings from the Bible.


  • Traditional Yoga Philosophy & Yoga from a Christian Perspective - These views will be compared and contrasted so that you will understand the beginnings and origin of yoga, yet you will be absolutely sure of the Christian Believer's value in practicing and teaching yoga from a Christian perspective.  The New Day Yoga Teacher Training encourages boldness and fearlessness coupled with humility and grace. 
  • Meditation/Prayer/Contemplation - Learn the difference between these three holy practices of a Believer.  Apply each one to your life and yoga practice.
  • Mantra and the Power of the Word - The discipline of the mind will be addressed and Biblical methods of renewing the mind will be taught.
  • Yoga Lifestyle/Lifestyle of a Believer - Find out how can one reinforce the other.
  • Yamas/Niyamas & Hatha Yoga Styles - These topics will be the subjects of two presentations assigned during the training.
  • Principles of Demonstration - Apply these principles to the teaching of your yoga classes and individual postures and keep your students safe.  One proper demonstration can clarify your teaching and omit the need for many words!

  • Principles of Movement - Learn, apply, and demonstrate the 8 principles of movement common to all yoga postures.


  • Principles of Alignment - Learn, apply, and demonstrate the 5 principles of alignment common to all yoga postures, and watch the transformation of your yoga practice as you explore the potential in your body and mind.  
  • Ethics for Yoga Teachers and Believers - Discuss the motivation behind the ethics, and, from the heart, apply them to your life and teaching.  
  • Assisting/Correcting Students - Learn when and how to give hands-on adjustments and verbal cues to guide your students into an optimum yoga experience.
  • Practice Teaching - Including four 20-Minute Teaching Sessions, one 75-Minute Session, and one 30-Minute Final Teaching Test.  These six opportunities to teach and receive immediate feedback will begin Weekend 2.  Once you have completed your final Practice Teaching Weekend 10, you will feel comfortable and confident in leading a basic yoga class for all levels.  These teaching practicums are another one of the key factors tht makes the New Day Yoga Teacher Training unique and valuable for someone learning to teach for the first time.

  • Teaching Styles - Discover your own teaching style as we consider some of the major types of Hatha Yoga, including Iyengar, Viniyoga, and Anusara. 


  • Teaching Voice - Find your own unique voice as a teacher by realizing the core value of your life and then applying that to the teaching of yoga.
  • Qualities of a Teacher - Find out what makes a good teacher good and learn how to apply that information to your teaching.  
  • A Student’s Process of Learning - Learn the different learning styles and types of yoga students and how those differences need to be addressed in a yoga class.
  • Business Aspects of Teaching Yoga - Dayna will share her personal experiences of teaching yoga from a Christian perspective in different settings, providing you with the tools you will need to begin your own classes at a studio, gym, or church. 

Upcoming Classes

Fri Oct 28 @ 9:45AM - 11:15AM
Level 1
Mon Oct 31 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Level 1/2
Tue Nov 01 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Relax and Renew
Wed Nov 02 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Level 1/2
Fri Nov 04 @ 9:45AM - 11:15AM
Level 1
Mon Nov 07 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Level 1/2
Tue Nov 08 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Relax and Renew
Wed Nov 09 @10:30AM - 12:00PM
Level 1/2
Fri Nov 11 @ 9:45AM - 11:15AM
Level 1
Mon Nov 14 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Level 1/2