August 7, 2019

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Boston University

Daniel teaching vinyasa flow yoga in the Boston Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training

When the body flows like running water, it is always renewed, always fresh. This is true freedom.

Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Due to Covid, cancelled for the academic year 2020 -2021 ~ See you in September, 2021!


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The 2020-2021 Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training at Boston University will begin virtually, meeting live on Zoom, but will transform to an in-person format as soon as it is deemed safe by state officials. We are confident that we can provide an exceptional learning experience on-line, and look forward to meeting as a group, or in small groups, once that is without risk. This training is open to BU students and the BU community, as well as the general public.

The core study in The Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training is vinyasa flow yoga in which breath, movement and asana are combined with physical and energetic alignments to create a transformational practice.
Students will leave this training fully prepared to teach vinyasa style yoga classes and will have a comprehensive understanding of yoga asana, pranayama, anatomy of yoga, hands-on assists, shiatsu/thai bodywork, ayurveda, yogic philosophy, mudras and meditation techniques.
We pride ourselves on having a passionate, experienced and caring staff, dedicated to the yogic values of self growth, peace, and green lifestyle.
This 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is approved by the Yoga Alliance of America. Students who complete this training are qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT 200).

What You Will Learn

Boston University Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training The Yoga of Energy Flow Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training follows the Yoga Alliance guidelines:
• Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 Hours
• Teaching Methodology: 25 Hours
• Anatomy and Physiology: 20 Hours
• Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours
• Student Practicum: 10 Hours
• Home Study: 15 hours

Subjects Covered:
• The History and Philosophy of Yoga
• Meditation
• Intensive study and practice of Asanas (postures)
• Sanskrit names of yoga postures
• Assisting and modification of poses
• Pranayama
• Anatomy
• Yogic Lifestyle
• The Business of Teaching Yoga
• Class Sequencing and Planning
• Hands-On Assisting
• Practice Teaching



The training meets Monday and Wednesday evenings, with two immersion weekends, one in the fall and one in the spring.
at Boston University’s Fitness and Recreation Center, 915 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA.

Part I: October 5 – December 9, 2020
• Monday and Wednesday evenings: 6:00-9:00 pm (No class October 12, November 25)
Weekend Immersion, November 13-15
• Friday, 5:00-9:00 pm ~ Saturday, 12:00-8:00 pm ~ Sunday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm

• Please Note: Because of the delayed start in the fall semester, students will be required to make up 13 contact hours, either in classes with Daniel and/or Andrea, or in the Laughing Dog Yoga Teacher Training.

Part II: January 20 – April 28, 2021
• Monday and Wednesday evenings: 6:00-9:00 pm (No class February 15, March 7, March 9, April 19)
Weekend Immersion, April 23-25
• Friday, 5:00-9:00 pm ~ Saturday, 12:00-8:00 pm ~ Sunday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm


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Our Faculty



Director, E-RYT 500

Daniel has been a yoga teacher since 1992 and conducts workshops and 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher certifications in America and Europe. Certified in Jnana Yoga, Kali Ray TriYoga and Kundalini Yoga, he is the originator of Meridian Yoga. He holds a masters degree in Expressive Art Therapy/Dance Therapy from Lesley University, has been a visiting lecturer in movement studies at Tufts University, and teaches in many locations, including the Kripalu Center and the Omega Institute, where he has been Core Yoga Faculty for 15 years.

Daniel Orlansky's Hands On! DVD used in Arlington, MA yoga teacher trainingDaniel Orlansky's Yoga and Vision Improvement DVD used in Arlington, MA yoga teacher training





Daniel has co-directed two yoga DVDs: Hands-On! Skillful Assists for Yoga Asana and Yoga and Vision Improvement.

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RYT 200

Andrea Fotopoulos has been practicing asana since 1996 and teaching since 2004. Known for her skill, clarity and authenticity, Andrea’s teaching style is a blend of functional alignment, dynamic movement and inspiration that creates a bridge between the hard work on the mat and off.

Dedicated to making yoga accessible for everybody by making the difficult doable and the doable difficult, Andrea’s personal practice and teaching style are heavily shaped by the Anusara yoga methodology, Tantric yoga philosophy and her ongoing studies with her highly skilled and deeply inspiring teachers: Christina Sell, Desiree Rumbaugh, Darren Rhodes, Noah Maze, Douglas Brooks and all of their teachers and their teachers’ teachers.

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E-RYT 500

Chip Hartranft’s work bridges the traditions of yoga and Buddhism. He is the founding director of The Arlington Center, uniting yoga and dharma practice, and has taught an integration of yoga movement and meditation in the Boston area since 1978. Chip is the yoga philosophy teacher in the Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Teacher Training.

Chip Hartranft's philosophy book for Yoga of Energy Flow 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

An independent scholar of early Indian Buddhism and yoga, Chip is the author of The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Publications), and teaches at Lesley University. 

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E-RYT 500

Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and began her study of yoga and meditation in 1992. Her extensive asana training includes Anusara Yoga certification, therapeutics, vinyasa, anatomy and physiology training, and prenatal yoga. The beginning of her meditation studies was an immersion in Buddhism, which included four years living in a residential meditation center. Then in 2007, she met her teacher, Paul Muller Ortega, and has been practicing, and now also teaching, in the tradition of non-dual Shaiva Shakta Tantra ever since.

Through wisdom texts and practices, Sara’s yoga and meditation teachings clarify the various streams of yoga lineage and tradition, which she brings alive with vibrancy and enthusiasm.

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Daniel Orlansky teaches 200 Hour yoga teacher training in many locations.