Balance University

Mindfulness meditation teacher training

erica ebert mindfulness meditation

This Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course is designed to offer you the knowledge and experience needed to be a competent mindfulness teacher.

Restorative yoga teacher training

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Learn to teach Restorative Yoga. Open up to the healing relaxation it brings to the body, deep rest for the mind, and a renewal of the spirit and soul.

Mental resilience training for athletes

yoga for athletes and sports teams

Help your student athletes up their mental game, improve their performance on the field. Give them another tool for their life tool box.  

Phoenix rising yoga therapy

phoenix rising yoga therapy

Learn how to help your clients transform stress, anxiety, fear, depression, and to heal from a hurtful past event or life change. A la carte modules available.

Mindfulness meditation teacher training

erica ebert mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation teacher training

The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Certification enables individuals to become qualified mindfulness teachers. This M.B.S.R. based course has been designed to offer you the knowledge and experience you need to be a competent mindfulness teacher.


The course is ideal for coaches, teachers and/or educators, nurses, therapists, yoga teachers, clinical psychologists, HR, social workers, and anyone else who is working with people and would like to expand their personal practice.

Participants in this training will

• Learn how to teach mindfulness meditation with tools for body, heart and mind.

• Develop and enhance your own practice of embodied mindfulness.

• Strengthen your capacity for applying mindfulness in your personal and professional life.

• Explore the neuroscience of mindfulness meditation.

• Train to teach practices of compassion, loving kindness, forgiveness and joy.

• Develop skills for leading groups and classes and guiding students.

• Engage in philosophical discussions on the purpose and usage of mindfulness meditation.

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Erica’s continued trainings in both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (M.B.S.R.) through the University of Massachusetts Medical and Brown University, as well as her mindfulness teaching certifications, have provided her with the experience and insight necessary to create a local, affordable and reputable training. If you have further questions, please contact Erica directly.

Mental resilience training for athletes

yoga for sports teams and athletes

Mental resilience training for athletes

Do you want to help your student athlete up their mental game? Improve their performance on the field? Give them another tool for their life tool box? Help prepare them for athletics after secondary school? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this 6 week series is for your athlete. This 6 week mental resilience training for athletes will be led by Erica Ebert and Lucinda Snyder. 


Erica is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher specializing in mental preparation for athletes and currently works with a variety of Section 5 athletic teams in New York State.


Lucinda is a yoga instructor at Balance and teaches mindfulness courses at the University of Rochester. She also teaches mindfulness through yoga to both the University of Rochester Football team and the Women’s Soccer team.

Our goals for this training include

• Make student athletes mentally stronger
• Teach the basics of neuroscience as it relates to sports

• Help students to understand the brain and how it affects performance

• Improve performance through exploring increased body awareness

• Increase focus and commitment by turning words into experiences

• Develop skills for life on and off the field

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

phoenix rising yoga therapy

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

The Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist Training, Yoga Teacher Training, and Programs for Mental Health Professionals provide a comprehensive education for you to professionally facilitate client-centered, direct, embodied yoga experiences that can radically transform the lives of those you serve.


Our work is experiential and was discovered through experience.  It also draws wisdom and practice from four key intersecting areas – Ancient Yoga Philosophy, Neuroscience, Psychology, and Buddhism.


Learn how to help your clients transform stress, anxiety, fear, depression, and to heal from a hurtful past event or life change.  Create less suffering and greater freedom working one on one, in groups and in classes.

More information

To learn more or sign up, view our events on Facebook or contact Kaitlyn directly at kaitlyn.vittozzi@gmail.com 

Yoga & transformational philosophies

Coming March 2020. Yoga, Buddhism, and Modern Psychology — the practical application of ancient wisdom to modern life. 45 Yoga Alliance CECs.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

restorative yoga teacher training

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Learn to teach Restorative Yoga and take deep relaxation in the body and mind to a new level. Open up to the healing relaxation this practice brings to the body, deep rest for the mind, and a renewal of the spirit and soul.


This 30-hour workshop is inspired by Judith Hanson Lasater, and based on her RELAX AND RENEW® Level 1 training. It will include a unique blend of anatomy, alignment, poses and meditation. Learn more about the physiology of relaxation: how it works and why it matters. There will also be hands-on practices & set ups, as well as how to sequence and teach a class in Restorative Yoga.


This training is open to all. Class size is limited to 15 participants. R.Y.T.s can receive 30 continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance.