200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 

 Westchester Academy of Yoga

The Teachings of Tao Porchon Lynch

Yoga Alliance accredited school

Explore the beauty, magic, and mystery of Yoga through the teachings handed down to me

by legendary yoga master, Tao Porchon Lynch  

with Renee Diamond 

The legacy of my teacher, legendary yoga master, Tao Porchon Lynch, shall continue.  In my commitment to carry on the tradition of bringing education to those who love yoga and want to learn more, this course will dig deep  into yoga philosophy and history and learn how ancient practices serve our modern lives. 


Gain a deeper understanding of the asanas, learn the physical anatomy of the body, muscles, bones and connective tissue, and the spiritual anatomy in a study of the chakras and the mind, body, and spirit connection. Learn, breathing practices and meditation. 


What is it to be a yogi? Embark upon a study of morals and ethical conduct, right speech, and right action as exemplified by Tao lifelong.  The teachings of  her teachers, Mahatma Gandhi,  BKS Iyengar and Indra Devi will be studied and discussed, as we explore how to navigate a world in turmoil, a planet in distress and do the right thing personally and globally.

This course is based in The Eight Limbs of Yoga as established in Patanjali's Yoga sutra. The Eight Fold path offers guidelines for a meaningful and purposeful life.

This course will also offer experiences beyond the classical and relevantly tie into how we live and enjoy our lives today. There will be music to explore, movement of all types, sweaty practices and deep soulful ones,  "Aha" moments, acceptance, joy and new discoveries in your "one wild and precious life".  (Mary Oliver)

This course is offered virtually on Zoom

Should you not be able to attend a session, a recording of it will be available following.

First Semester/Foundations : 

Thursday November 18, 2021 - Sunday Mar 6, 2022

For those who love yoga and want to learn more about it and to establish your own solid knowledgeable practice. 

Tuition $1400


Thursday evenings from 6:30-930pm

Two weekends per month:

Saturday 1pm-5pm

Sunday from 10 am to 3:00pm

Thursday evenings - Nov 18, Dec 2, 9, 16,  Jan 6, 13, 20, 27,  Feb 3, 10

Weekends - Nov 6/7, 20/21,  Dec 4/5,  18/19,  Jan8/9,  Jan 22/23,  Feb 5/6 


SECOND SEMESTER (100 hrs.) Completes your  200 Hr  RYT - CERTIFICATION:

Begins Thursday eve Feb 17, 2022 and Completes Sunday May 15, 2022


Every Thursday eve from 630-930pm

Two weekends per month  

Saturdays 1pm-5pm and Sundays 10am-3pm

Continues the education on a track for those who want to become certified teachers. Includes methodology, sequencing and presentation skills, advanced anatomy teaching special populations and professional development (Where can I go from here?)

Thursday eves: Feb 24,  March 3, 10, 17, 24,  April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 

Weekends: Feb 19/20,  Mar 5/6,  Mar 19/20,  April 2/3, April 16/17,  April 30/May 1,  May 14, 15

CERTIFICATION TUITION:  First and Second Semesters


Includes all materials, manuals and recordings of sessions,  2 private sessions 

To register:

Please email:  Diamondfit@mac.com to arrange application and payment.