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Yoga Continuing Education YACEP® Workshops

The Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®) designation was introduced in July 2016. The YACEP® designation is designed

for experts in the yoga community who are approved to teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours.

Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) who take courses with a YACEP® can trust that their training counts toward meeting their Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider-YACEP®.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available

Additional Workshops-OPEN TO ALL

Bandha Workshop – Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (3 hour class)

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YACEP® Program Details

YACEP® Workshop Fees

YACEP® Workshop Fees:

Bandha Workshop*, November 9, 2018 (Open, Three Hour Class)

  • RCNJ students always $10
  • RCNJ alumni/employees $30
  • Community members $45

*Add an additional $15 for CEU credits

Ramapo College reserves the right to change fees at its discretion which may not be reflected in this section of registration information or on the website.

All workshop participants are required to register and pay in advance; no registrations or payments will be accepted at the door. Attendees paying with a credit card are required to pay online. Attendees who are paying with cash or check can pay in person with Donna Schweizer, RCNJ, A-216 during business hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. If you would like to mail your check well in advance of the workshop, make payable to Ramapo College of New Jersey and send to the address below: 

Certificate Program (A-216)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430

YACEP® Instructor Biography

Annie Colonna, RYT 500, CPP, is an experienced yoga teacher in the tradition of Krishnamacharya, holding diplomas from Fran Ubertini’s school Yoga for Well-Being and from the Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation (KHYF) since 2004. She has been practicing yoga since the mid 1990’s. She began assisting in the Ramapo yoga teacher training program in 2014, and became a teacher in the program in 2016. She is also a Credentialed Prevention Professional with the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, which allows her to support those using yoga to further their recovery. Annie teaches weekly yoga classes in Warwick, NY.

Judy Wein is an E-RYT-500 and a YACEP®. She has been practicing yoga since the early 1980’s and completed her first 500-hour yoga teachers training program from Yoga Teachers Training Institute in 2002.  She went on to study with Fran Ubertini at Yoga for Well Being, receiving her second 500-hour training in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar in 2007. She has been involved in training of the 200-hour yoga teacher program at Ramapo College. She continues to teach classes in Queens and Nassau County.

What are the Requirements for RYTs?

Per the Yoga Alliance, every three years starting from your initial date of registration, all RYTs – including Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers – must complete and log a minimum of:

  1. 45 hours teaching yoga, and
  2. 30 hours of yoga related training that is directly related to one of the Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories, of which:

Teaching or training hours prior to registration do not count as Continuing Education.

If you earn more than the required hours in a three-year period, the extra hours may not roll over into the next three-year period (check with the Yoga Alliance).

What is a YACEP® Continuing Education Contact Hour?

Continuing Education Contact Hours are classroom hours in the physical presence of a qualified Continuing Education Provider. [link All hours must be directly related to one of the Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories. One Contact Hour equals one hour of any of the following activities:

  • Workshops (single session or ongoing series)
  • Courses
  • Discussion or study groups
  • Yoga teacher training
How Do I Log Continuing Education Hours?

Registered Yoga Teachers log Continuing Education Contact Hours through their individual Yoga Alliance online accounts. After logging in at link, visit:

  • “My Training Hours” and select the green button to “Add Training Hours”
  • “My Teaching Hours” and select the green button to “Add Teaching Hours”

No fees may be collected at the door. Click on the Registration button, complete the form and make payment prior to attendance. Credit card payment is preferred. When paying with check, note there is a $25 returned check fee.

Refunds for withdrawals are issued only when notification is submitted in writing to the Ramapo College 3 days prior to a workshop. A $25 processing fee applies.

Ramapo College reserves the right to cancel any program or course due to limited enrollment, lack of facilities or unanticipated unavailability of faculty. Full fee will be fully refunded when a course or program is cancelled.

Ramapo College reserves the right to substitute faculty/instructors if necessary.

Registration Confirmation
All registrations are confirmed by an auto-reply email. If you register and do not receive an email confirmation, please contact email or call (201) 684-7370.

Disability Information
Ramapo College follows the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act for those students requesting accommodations. To request disability-related accommodations, please call (201) 684-7370 or email

Ramapo College of New Jersey reserves the right to change fees at its discretion.


For YACEP® Workshop Content Information, contact:
Prof. Carol Bowman,


To learn more about Yoga Alliance YACEP® Continuing Education requirements, visit:

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