Honor Yoga brings together a diverse group of teachers, each with a distinct yoga style and specialty. We divided the curriculum into a series of modules, which allows for focused hours spent on each topic and offers the trainee a flexible program. The teacher training environment is welcoming to all who want to explore their yoga practice more deeply, as well as those who are already on the path to becoming a yoga teacher. You will leave this foundational training transformed!
Laura began her yoga journey when she was introduced to yoga at a corporate event. She was hooked from her very first class and knew she had to continue to learn more and deepen her practice. She decided to fully immerse herself and started training with Lara Heimann at Yoga Stream in Princeton, NJ to receive her 200-hour RYT certification. Shortly after, Laura worked with Gisele Mogan to become certified and trained in the practice of restorative yoga. Following this, she obtained her level 1 and level 2 Reiki certification. Her teaching style reflects her training as she enjoys leading classes that are not only physically and mentally challenging, but also nurture the mind, body and soul. Laura feels deeply committed to share her practice with others so that they may heal, thrive and feel inspired to be compassionate to themselves and all beings.
Charity Luyben began studying Yoga in 2007 while earning her Bachelors of Art in Music Education at The College of New Jersey. Under the instruction of Mark Moliterno, professional singer and creator of YogaVoice ™, Charity discovered Yoga philosophy and posture practice as a practical technology for physical, psychological and spiritual personal transformation. In 2011, she completed her 200-hour Classical Yoga certification at the YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA under the direction of Bob and Kristin Butera. Charity has since completed her 500-hour certification through the YogaLife Institute and The Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India under the direction of Dr. Jayadeva and Hansaji Yogendra.
Charity teaches a variety of styles including Vinyasa, Power, Hatha and Beginner Yoga. A primary focus of Charity’s asana (posture) classes is the application of Yoga philosophy, an ancient, non-religious system for physical, mental and spiritual wellness. By incorporating this time-honored philosophy, Charity shares an enriching exploration of the Yoga practice with practical, real-life applications. A classically trained singer, Charity also brings the creative expression of the human voice to her classes through chant and sound.
Julie Mellk earned a B.S. In Nutrition from Michigan State University. As a Registered Dietitian she was Director of Nutrition and Wellness at one of New York’s largest HIV/ AIDS non-profits. Her yoga practice began 20 years ago seeking refuge in the practice and accepting community. Diving first into Ashtanga, then Jivamukti and Yogaworks, and the past 7 years practicing Iyengar yoga. The majority of her yoga studies were completed in NYC with highly accomplished teachers, some responsible for bringing the practice from east to west- Sharon Gannon, Maty Ezraty, and Carrie Owerko. Continuing to maintain her passion for helping others, 13 years ago Julie made the transition to teaching yoga, and worked in many capacities (heading a nutrition program, program advising and workshop management), for YogaWorks NYC. Today, as a 500hr E-RYT senior teacher for YogaWorks, she has taught well over a dozen 200-hour and 300-hour YogaWorks teacher trainings. Julie has been sought out to teach all over the world- NYC, Chicago, Savannah, DC, Mexico, Nicaragua, Turkey. Julie’s also taught NYC’s Bryant Park Summer Yoga program, serving nearly 1000 students/class. She’s been featured in New Living Magazine, sheknows.com and Time Out New York. Now living in Lawrenceville NJ, most recently Julie became Honor Yoga’s Program Director.
Training is modularized and trainees can take up to 2 years to complete it.
Missed modules can be made up at other locations.
14 flex hours are built into the schedule to be missed if necessary upon approval.
Teacher Training Manual
Honor Yoga Tote Bag
6 Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes
Comprehensive, insightful, and life-changing, the Honor Yoga 200-HR Yoga Teacher Training program was a phenomenal education. It was easy to trust our lead asana instructor. Even when reviewing familiar poses, I found myself constantly surprised by revelations about my own body and I deepened my practice. I feel fully prepared to instruct others with safe transitions, intelligent sequencing, and clear cueing. I deeply appreciate that the curriculum went beyond just asana, into other topics like philosophy, meditation, pranayama, ayurveda, mantras, mudras, and Sanskrit. Shout out to the hilarious and infectious! We built lasting connections, both to the Honor Yoga studio network for future teaching opportunities, and also deep personal friendships within our student community. All in all, this was an inspiring and transformative experience, and earns my highest recommendation!
- Mark Macapagal
It was a truly life changing experience training with Honor Yoga. I'm thrilled and excited for the knowledge I gained over this training. I loved each and every single module taught; especially the anatomy and the trauma sensitive modules. We are trained and equipped with tools that help us understand and be compassionate with a student's body and mind. I highly recommend Honor Yoga training program for anyone aspiring to be a yoga teacher. Namaste!
- Shravani Gopu, ★★★★★ on Yoga Alliance
Words won't be enough to express the gratitude for this teacher training and everything its brought to my life. Other than wanting to become a yoga teacher and strengthen my physical practice, I have largely expanded my knowledge of yoga philosophy, anatomy, history of yoga pranayama and meditation. I am so thankful for all of the teachers at this studio who inspire me every single day through their teachings and especially the teacher trainees who entered this wonderful yoga journey with me. Because of this training, I feel more content and happy with myself, my past and am excited for what is to come in my future. Honor Yoga North Brunswick will forever hold a special place in my fourth chakra.
- Emily Amador
Honor Yoga is a great place to practice, and the teacher training was more than I expected. I signed up with the intentions of deepening my practice and expanding my knowledge of yoga beyond asanas. About halfway through I realized that I wanted to share all this new information with any and everybody I encountered. I caught the teaching bug and have not looked back.
- Atiyah Carter-Robinson, ★★★★★ on Yoga Alliance
This school has given me all the tools to prepare me and succeed as a yoga teacher with my share of hard work and dedication. The teachers are very knowledgable and approachable. They guide you in a very constructive way. I am extremely fortunate to have done my teacher training here.
- Deepti Kamboj, ★★★★★ on Yoga Alliance