Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.     ~Old Chinese Proverb


The path of yoga is an infinite, life-long journey. Teaching yoga allows you to share your beliefs, thoughts and actions, creating a life of integrity and authenticity.

Kaia Yoga offers many different training opportunities. There are several 200 hour sessions scheduled throughout the year.  This is a program created by Stan, Gina and Charles with an emphasis on vinyasa (breath and movement connection), intelligent sequencing, alignment, practical mindfulness and loving kindness. We have been offering 200 Hour courses since 2006.



Since 2011, we’ve offered a 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Program, the first of its kind in Connecticut. There is also Kaia Kids Yoga Teacher Training, designed to help kids find their inner yogi. Additionally, we have smaller yoga teacher trainings for prenatal, yin, restorative and meditation. So whether you’re a yoga student seeking to deepen your practice or a teacher looking to further your commitment, there is a training for you.


mentoring programs 

teacher training


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  • karma kids yoga
    karma kids yoga teacher training
    Karma Kids of NYC
    Westport: Wed, Feb 25th - Fri, Feb 27th from 9:00am-6:00pm
    Cost: $795, which includes a certificate of course completion, the KKY Teacher Training Manual, the KKY “Come Play Yoga!” CD to use in your classes, a listing on our website, and the opportunity to observe/assist our classes in NY.
    The Karma Kids Yoga Teacher Training Program is for anyone who loves working with children. The course will provide fun-filled, engaging ideas that are beneficial for kids of all ages.

  • teacher's enhancement
    Gina Norman & Charles Matkin
    Westport: Thursdays March 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th from 2-5pm
    Cost: Kaia Yoga Teachers: $200/ Outside Yoga Teachers: $300/ price for drop in $90 per class
    Continuing to study and grow as a teacher is essential to being able to offer inspiring, fresh and informative classes for your students.

  • 200 hour teacher training
    deepen your practice - a 100 hour immersion - module 1 (weekends)
    Gina Norman, Charles Matkin & Kaia Senior Teachers
    Westport: March 6th - April 12th (weekends)
    Cost: $1,600 (For 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification take this Immersion PLUS our Learning to Teach module for $3,200 total)
    Continue your journey in this 100 hour program for those who wish to advance their yoga practice and understanding of yoga, and for those who wish to become teachers.

  • 200 hour teacher training
    becoming a teacher - a 100 hour immersion - module 2 (weekends)
    Gina Norman, Charles Matkin & Kaia Senior Teachers
    Westport: April 24th - May 17th (weekends)
    Cost: $1,800 (For 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification take this Immersion PLUS our Learning to Teach module for $3,200 total)
    This training is for those who have already completed the Deepen Your Practice: 100 Hour Immersion and would like to continue on to becoming a 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher.