Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hr Faculty

Infinite Light Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance, offering both 200- and 500- hour Yoga Teacher Training programs. The strong reputation of our program is built on our team of experienced and knowledgeable yoga teachers that make up our 200-hr faculty. 100% of our Teacher Trainings are taught by ILY director, Tony Riposo and ILY senior teachers, Cindy Yaple and Sue Valerino. Collectively, our teachers bring their years of experience and expertise to each session, offering wisdom, guidance and mentoring as they pass on the spiritual teachings that have enriched their own lives.

TONY RIPOSO, Director of Infinite Light Yoga, E-RYT 500

I am the co-owner and Yoga Director at Infinite Light Center for Yoga and Wellness. I have been practicing and teaching yoga since 1987. I studied extensively at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts, and earned the certification title of Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, and I am a registered Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500.

For over 25 years, I taught as “Kripalu Yoga with Tony” before establishing Infinite Light Yoga. I bring over two decades of experience and devotion to the classes that I teach. My specialty is teaching the practices of yoga in an experiential way, seamlessly blending yogic philosophy, theory and practice as a form of self discovery. Read More…

CINDY YAPLE, Certified ILY Teacher, E-RYT-500, RYT-500, Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga

I have been practicing and teaching yoga since 2008. I studied and trained extensively at the Infinite Light Yoga School in Jamesville, New York, and earned the certification title of Advanced Certified Professional Level Infinite Light Yoga Teacher, (E-RYT 500 hr, RYT-500 hr). Additionally, I am an Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, trained by Kripalu’s School of Integrative Yoga Therapy, a Trauma Sensitive Certified Yoga Teacher, a certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra ® Teacher, creator of the Yoga Scents™ class and a Level 1 certified SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga Practitioner. I am also a certified level 2 Reiki practitioner.

I am an assistant instructor in the 200-Hr. Yoga Teacher Training programs.

SUE VALERINO, 200-hr Certified ILY Teacher, RYT-200

As a physical therapist of 33 years and with advanced training in the areas of exercise physiology, orthopedics and geriatrics, pursuing a certification in yoga instruction was a natural progression of my education and training.

I teach the anatomy sections and anatomy labs in the 200-Hr. Yoga Teacher Training programs.

MICHELE WESTPHAL, Certified ILY Teacher, EMS, CRC, LMHC, RYT-200

Assistant and facilitator in the Yoga Teacher training programs.

CARRIE EMPIE, 200-hr Certified ILY Teacher

Assistant and facilitator in the Yoga Teacher training programs.

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