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Become A Teacher

Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School


LYNN RESCIGNO offers one of the most comprehensive teacher training programs in Pittsburgh designed for both aspiring teachers and serious students of yoga. The mission of her 200 HR program is to provide participants the skills to teach classical Vinyasa yoga skillfully, safely, and compassionately.

For those interested in the Fall 2014 Program,
contact Lynn or fill out an application and submit your deposit online.
All the information is below.

Registration for Fall 2014 closes September, 15.


Pittsburgh Classical Yoga 200 HR Teacher Training

For those yoga students looking to take it up a notch–whether you want to get deeper into your personal practice or become a yoga teacher–Lynn Rescigno offers a 200 HR teacher training at Bend Yoga that will allow you explore.

Lynn’s 200 HR Classical Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training  is based on her knowledge of Jivamukti, Ashtanga, Viniyoga, and Iyengar yoga. She teaches her students: how to conduct a class with proper pacing; pronunciation of Sanskrit; synchronization of breath and movement; and an economical way of verbally correcting poses based on what is observed. Students will also explore the basic aspects of yoga philosophy, anatomy, safe hands on adjustments, pranayama, and mantra.

A testimonial or two…

 ” Lynn presents the information in a fun, interactive manner. Each weekend had a themed lesson utilizing yoga practice with classroom lessons for a combination of knowledge and practical uses. She provided anecdotes and stories throughout the classes to aid in the learning process, and her  knowledge and dedication to yoga surpasses her peers and makes her one of the best instructors in Pittsburgh.” ~ Lauren Shaffer , TT Class of 2013
 “Lynn’s knowledge of anatomy, meditation, maximizing a Jivamukti and Ashtanga practice, and yoga philosophy is second-to-none in the Pittsburgh area. Every time, I leave Lynn’s classes I know more about my own body and personal yoga practice than I did when I walked in the door. Her attention to detail and care for students is evident during one of her classes as she knows everyone’s name as well as any particular injuries or physical issues. Beyond that, she sees the potential of every student , from beginner to expert, to better their practice. “
~ Caitlin Lasky, TT Class of 2013


  • 100 hours of techniques training and practice
  • 25 hours of teaching methodology
  • 20 hours of anatomy and physiology
  • 30 hours of yoga philosophy and lifestyle
  • 20 hours of taking classes (20 FREE classes at Bend are included in your tuition!)
  • assistant teaching at Bend
  • volunteer teaching
  • self practice and journaling
  • take home final exam

required texts

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long
  • Jivamukti Yoga by Sharon Gannon and David Life
  • Yoga Sutras by Swami Prabhavananda (Another translation: “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” by Swami Satchidananda)


  • 1 YR of a regular yoga practice
  • basic knowledge and reasonable proficiency of surya namaskar A & B (sun salutations)
  • Attendance in Lynn’s Taste in Teacher Training workshop is recommended; however not required. 

 fall 2014 teacher training costs, dates & details


  • $2,000 Teacher Training*
  • $200 non-refundable deposit and application fee.
  • *Payment plans are available (in installments of $750)

All teacher trainees will receive 20 complimentary classes at Bend Yoga. 


  • September 20th-21st (first payment due)
  • October 11th-12th
  • October 25th-26th (second payment due)
  • November 15-16th
  • December 6th-7th (full balance due)
  • December 13th-14th: Final Exam
Teacher Training classes are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This includes a half hour break for refueling, snacks, and chatting.
Parking is available directly across the street from Bend, and we are within walking distance of several restaurants.  Some students prefer to bring lunch with them, and we always recommend bringing some snacks and something to drink.

How do I get started?

For those interested in becoming a part of the Fall 2014 Teacher Training class, please contact Lynn Rescigno.
phone: 646.320.5166

Or fill out an online application: Pittsburgh Classical Yoga Teacher Training Application. To secure your spot, please remit your deposit and application fee online, and email your completed application.

You can find out more about Lynn Rescigno here.


Class Descriptions & Rates

Yoga in Pittsburgh

made it to the mat

This early a.m. class is an hour long, just enough time to get you moving and grooving–or maybe just a bit more awake before you start your day. Open to all levels.

lunch break

A 50 minute class will get you back to work and back to your day by the end of the lunch hour. Think of it as your Do Not Disturb time where you can relax or rejuvenate–whatever kind of lunch break you need.

happy hours

  • VINYASA FLOW: A flowing and dynamic class where you will move, bend, and breathe through poses to increase flexibility and strength. And there will probably be some tunes. 
  • YOGA WITH WEIGHTS: A challenging and fun class that will add a little resistance and intensity to your existing asana practice with the use of free weights and plyometrics.
  • ASHTANGA YOGA: Synchronize your breath with movement and create some serious internal heat.

breathe & bend

Come in for a little breathing and bending. This warm Vinyasa Flow sequence will energize, calm, and restore the mind and body after a long day. Note: we turn up the heat just a bit for this one!


Jivamukti is a vigorous, Vinyasa-based style of yoga that’s hard to find in here in Pittsburgh. Come to Lynn’s class to see what it’s all about.


class cards

Single Class: $15

5 Class Card: $65

10 Class Card: $120

Mat Rental: $2


Unlimited Monthly Membership: $115

  • free mat rental
  • 15% off workshops and boutique items
  • membership freezes possible with 20 days notice for periods lasting a minimum of 10 days

Month-to-Month Unlimited Monthly Membership: $89

  • REQUIRES a minimum 3-month commitment
  • free mat rental
  • 15% off workshops and boutique items
  • membership freezes possible with 20 days notice for periods lasting a minimum of 10 days

discount rates

Yoga Teacher Rate: $12

Student Rate: $11 (must provide valid ID)

Service Rate: $11 (includes all police, fire and military personnel–must provide valid ID)

*To receive discount rates the classes must be purchased in the studio.

Workshops & Events

Bend Yoga and the Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl

Beginner Series Starts Oct 22nd!
Bend Yoga Studio | Wednesdays from 4-5pm

New to yoga? Looking to return to the basics for a refresher? Our 6-week beginner series with Terra will build a stable foundation for your practice to grow and flourish in any direction you choose to take it.

Contact Terra with any questions or to register:



We’ve got more workshops coming up before the holidays. Just hold your horses and you’ll see what we mean soon!